Erin's Journals

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Just a thought… We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world beyond the horizon. [Franklin D. Roosevelt]

As always, you can watch a video version of this journal on my Facebook page, or here on YouTube.

Well, hello there – if you notice an air of excitement around here, it’s two things really: anticipation and, yes, actually joy.

First off, we’re in a new re-opening phase here in BC, including on Vancouver Island. So this weekend, Rob and I are getting on a ferry for the first time in about two years, and then when we arrive near Vancouver, we’ll head out on the four-plus hours over the scenic Coquihalla through the mountains towards Kelowna. I have flown to YLW twice in the past year, but this is Robbie’s first road trip and he is just terrified of how much he’s looking forward to it.

Who can blame him? We’re all feeling like Charlie Brown, dreading the football being pulled away at the last minute (again) by that nasty Lucy. Rob and I have watched the Stanley Cup playoff games in Vegas and cringed at all the fans in the arena. When I asked Rob, “Do you think they’re all vaccinated?” he’s like, “It’s Vegas. Half of these people would probably argue about wearing a mask. So…what do you think?”


We’ll arrive in Kelowna in the lower central mainland late on Father’s Day and see Dad and two of my sisters for a visit, then drive back home for Tuesday evening. The next journal you see will be a road version, so prepare for some different scenery, which will be nice for you and me both, I’m sure.

And, of course, the other reason we’re experiencing excitement is that this past Tuesday, amid some lovely promotion from the shiny people at Apple, my new podcast dropped. As you know by now, it’s called Drift with Erin Davis and this is something I came up with in the past year. I couldn’t sleep at night for this idea nagging at me and telling me I had to do it.

Before I share with you a one-minute video to explain it, let me answer the question that was always at the front of my mind when I was doing radio: what’s in it for the listener? You. There are other story apps and podcasts out there; Drift is a podcast, (my video journal is not) and you won’t find Drift through the app store.

You can download a podcast app through the app store, then search for Drift with Erin Davis. Or, you can go to Frequency Podcast Network and just scroll down a bit.

These are stories told by me for you. Grown-up reads, like a different take on Goldilocks, or a classic by F. Scott Fitzgerald. There are even a few I’ve written myself, to help you embark on sweet dreams. There are free stories there – five this week as we launch – and if you prefer ad-free (and who doesn’t), lots more for a low monthly subscription.

I promise you I’ll keep adding at least two new stories every week. So watch this, and have a wonderful Father’s Day. I’ll be back with you (and maybe even with my dad) next week – either Monday or Tuesday, depending on his availability.

Rob WhiteheadThursday, June 17, 2021