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The Warlock's Lair (traveling writing sanctuary on pilgrimage to Whistler)

Updated: Sep 11, 2022

Sep 11, 2022 -- It seemed fitting to start the blog on this day, as this day had much to do with the way my life unfolded to present. Retirement was far, far away -- not even a dream-- my head firmly pinned onto the grindstone...

21 years later, I can only look back with little remorse...I did my duty. Eventually, when the dust settled, I found myself not only retiring, but doing something I always wanted to do-- to write. Novels, even.

So here we are at the cusp of a new adventure-- a five month pilgrimage to British Columbia's famous Whistler/Blackcomb winter wonderland. From that location, I will write, yes, I will write, but also I will relax and become steeped in the local cultures, the festivities and hope my duvet keeps me warm during the cold Winter's night.

Speaking of my duvet and the general design theme of The Warlock's Lair, aka, the Warlock's Clubhouse...shown to the right is the queen sized mattress under which there is a variable/adjustable heating pad, a down comforter from L.L.Bean, and right there on the nightstand, a 500W ceramic heater. I intend fully not to freeze, as Ranger School was many years ago.

Having gleaned some from my intro page, you may be aware of my Special Forces roots. Of all the educational endeavors to which I subjected myself, some with rigor, SFQC was the most life altering. It formed every duty position or job over the following 30 years, and lives with me to this day. All the decor has some reference...above, on the duvet, you see the patch worn by 'The Devil's Brigade', a joint US/Canadian special operations task force from WWII.

The cribbage board, of course, also alludes to the SFQC fictional country called the People's Republic of Pineland. This cribbage board was made by a Twitter bud (@malletcncworks...his website is: ) ) and it is a piece that I will cherish as he gave it me out of the goodness of his heart.

Longer first post than anticipated, but I'll leave it with this: periodically, I'll add more content, particularly of Whistler itself. I've been there before, so I know it is beautiful. I'll share bits and pieces of Whistler with you and we'll see if you feel the same way.

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