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Dumpster divers find odd bits of treasure in the trash

Last Thursday evening a “merch”-hunting homeless person that I know cornered me on West Broadway Avenue. He asked me to check the Internet to ascertain the value of something he’d dumpster-dived: a mitt-full of paper receipts, all issued in 1929 by a Nanaimo, British Columbia, Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. 1,800 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Last night's last ray of sunshine

Last night’s sunset as seen from the 1400 block of West Broadway avenue was amazing, if only for the fact that any vestige of it could be seen at all. 121 more words

Vancouver B.C.

I loved the berry wet day we had

Only as the day began to shade into evening did the grey clouds finally give way so that the sun might set in a blue sky. 384 more words

Vancouver B.C.

A pneumatic blonde of sorts

You can take it as a promise or a threat but I’m telling you — eventually, if you live long enough, you’ll see everything. This isn’t a feature of life so much as a side effect. 119 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Oh Canada goose!

Gaggles of Canada geese arrive with all the fanfare of a traffic jam. A large skein of the angry (sounding) birds woke me with their loud honking last Friday morning as they flew in over False Creek. 184 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Deconstructing the Santa Fe

Between the eviction of the tenants in October of 2014, right up until March of this year, the historic little three-storey Santa Fe apartment building at 2975 Oak St has looked like any other condemned old Vancouver building. 501 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Two more signs of narrow mindedness

The last time I posted about the too-narrow block of back alley off of Spruce Street, back in January, I described how special signage had been put up to warn westbound vehicles in the alley. 398 more words

Vancouver B.C.