Image: Stairway To Heaven

October 27, 2016

Stairway To Heaven

Night Music: Cry Like A Rainy Day

October 26, 2016

Commercial + Broadway — Again

October 26, 2016

You may recall that there was to be an open house earlier this month to look at possible futures for the Safeway site at Commercial & Broadway in the post-Community Plan era. It was cancelled due to the sad passing of architect Bing Thom.  Well, it has now been rescheduled.

  • Saturday 19th November 11am to 3pm at Federico’s Supper Club, 1728 Commercial

It is interesting to note that this is now being soft pedalled as a “community social” with face-painting and balloon artists for the kids. More information available at their website.

See you there!

Image: Two Windows

October 25, 2016


The Invasion of Grenada

October 25, 2016

On October 25, 1983, the United States invaded the tiny Caribbean nation of Grenada (“Operation Urgent Fury”).  The 1,500-strong Grenadian Army, along with 600 Cuban allies, were considered such a strategic threat to the Imperial Power that Ronnie Reagan sent in the Marines, lying through his teeth to his erstwhile ally Margaret Thatcher all the while.

Lest we forget:  opposition to the power will be crushed ruthlessly no matter how petty it makes the power look.

Night Music: Keeping It To Myself

October 24, 2016

Poem: In Those Days

October 24, 2016


in those days,

when we had nothing to lose,

when a shoestring would have

busted our budget,

you wouldn’t have been mawkish

if we’d lived in a belfry;

you wouldn’t have been angry

if it was ringing with bats.

you’d have loved it, and loved

life and loved me while doing it.


but these days,

when we have everything,

if it’s not designed by a consortium

of the better known architects

we don’t even look,

don’t even disturb our coiffeured

minds for a moment

unless it has the imprimatur

that others love it

and is, therefore, worth loving.