Shortly after I came out to British Columbia in early 2006 I had a case of severely high blood pressure. It wouldn't have been fair to an employer for me to work for them until I got my health situation sorted out. I was on medications to lower the blood pressure and it took until early 2007 to find the cause. I finally went to a naturopath who found that a microscopic parasite was the cause for all this.

While getting my health in order, I took up blogging to share my photography. This way I wasn't wasting time and others got to enjoy the photos, not just me and those close to me.

In May of this year I had a mini-stroke cause again by severely high blood pressure. I may end up gong to the naturopath again since the specialist and other MDs can't seem to find the cause. This has only been a problem out here. Before that in Ontario, the blood pressure was only marginally high, not severely high like in BC.

Knowledge is good because being forewarned is forearmed!

All that said, enjoy this blog and all the photos I share with you.

Monday, July 1, 2013


Marie (or "Mariechen", little Marie in German) as she looks now just past her 3rd month in age.  She will all give us much pleasure!  My son Wahid has her now but I am adopting her in January 2014.  When my son comes over with Lisa after he finishes college in Jakarta, we will all be united (or reunited).  We are all looking forward to this!  The photos was taken by my son Wahid, as the others too!
- Volker

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