Compared to crocuses and daffodils and common green bottle flies, wasps seem to be among spring’s conspicuous late bloomers. But this makes perfect sense when you think about it—why should wasps lift so much as an antennae before breakfast is on the table. 454 more words
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Friday, January 15, I awoke bright and early but only insofar as the clock said 7 a.m. and my parkade was well lit.
Otherwise, I dressed, packed up my homeless person kit and stumbled, dull with sleep, into a dark and exceptionally cold Vancouver winter morning. 702 more words
Is a light bulb as light as a feather? What about a light bulb of garlic? How many meteorologists does it take to change a light shower? 57 more words
On the afternoon of October 29 the southern sky visible from the west side of the Cambie Village area brought to mind thoughts of calamity and war, which was perhaps fitting given where I was standing. 386 more words
Time was when people used shadows cast by the sun to determine where they were in the course of a day. Most, however, have long since ditched the sundial in favour of speed dial — preferring to use up-to-the-minute smartphones to get such information. 111 more words
It’s old news now but way back on Monday (August 10), I saw a small group of people on the north-side of the 400 block of 12th Avenue, in front of City Hall, setting up a sidewalk protest in favour of free and unfettered access to marijuana. 345 more words