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Vancouver's belated brush with fog

Thick and persistent fog, of the sort commonly experienced in October, belatedly arrived in Vancouver late on the evening of December 6.

In keeping with my hazy notion that colliding warm and cold air is somehow responsible for the phenomenon, the fog initially brought with it pleasantly milder October temperatures. 390 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Widening one's horizons on a cold early morning in late fall

Contrary to the shock I felt as I unzipped my sleeping bag in the concrete parkade that is my home as a homeless person, it wasn’t really… 369 more words

Vancouver B.C.

TransLink Christmas bus sees the light of day

Just after Noon today (December 4) a TransLink bus flashed through the intersection of West Broadway Avenue and South Granville Street—literally.

The bus was decked out in what could only be Christmas lights but in the daylight, with all the electrical wiring visible, the strongest impression was of windows covered with a mesh, dotted with white lights. 269 more words

Vancouver B.C.

No telling which Pepsi Generation this belongs to

A retired friend of mine believes that the old, unopened, 170 ml glass Pepsi bottle that I dug out of the garbage Tuesday evening (November 28) was a promotional giveaway in the early 1960s. 525 more words

Vancouver B.C.

We Gather Together

Thanksgiving is typically the great American feast day, and I much prefer pulling out all the stops for a big celebration than just getting by. However, I’m not in the mood this year to prepare a month’s worth of food for a single sitting that will end up leaving leftovers. 958 more words

Warm-looking morning but looks can be deceiving

If I yawned at the sight of the eastern sky at 8 a.m. this morning (November 7) it wasn’t from boredom, only sleepiness but the brisk temperature of 4° C. 255 more words

Vancouver B.C.