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Poem for the Downtown Eastside and the fallen (asleep)

Today (September 26) was my first trip into the Downtown Eastside since the beginning of autumn and let me tell you, more than leaves are falling in that neighbourhood. 693 more words

Vancouver B.C.

A cigarette butt receptacle in Fairview is broken and it doesn't matter

The cigarette butt receptacle at the 99 B-Line bus stop on the south side of the 1400 block of West Broadway Avenue is now only half what it was when it was originally installed… 981 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Goodbye summer and good morning autumn

It’s nice to have Science officially confirm what our bones (and all the pumpkin-spiced promotions) have been telling us unofficially for over a week now. 102 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Behind the scenes of one of my blog post images

It’s more than unusual for me to blog about one of my images—I don’t believe that I’ve done it before. But I’m going to shed a bit of light on one recent creation illustrating my post on the meaning of home. 1,149 more words

Vancouver B.C.

This TransLink bus ad for Azzaro's gun-themed perfume stinks!

It occurs to me that if I was seen riding a Vancouver transit bus and playing with a bottle of “Wanted”, I could get into some trouble. 577 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Columbia bike island sign bows to the inevitable

Early Friday afternoon (September 16) I happened upon the the formerly upstanding bike island sign on Columbia Street lying prone and broken, just off the south side of the intersection with West Broadway Avenue. 332 more words

Vancouver B.C.

The intersection that I call home

Note: this post began as a commissioned 600-word essay for the September issue of the United Church Observer magazine and is immeasurably better for the edits by both managing editor Jocelyn Bell and editorial intern Elena Gritzan; I thank them—for the opportunity to reach a larger audience, as well as their editorial judgement; flaws will indicate where I have ignored them. 647 more words

Vancouver B.C.