Will We Ever Learn The Truth?

July 27, 2015

Back in 2013 I wrote about my theory that City Planner Brian Jackson and writer Bill Richardson were separated at birth.

Brian and Bill

Now that Jackson has announced his retirement, will we ever learn the truth?

Poem: Fog

July 27, 2015


The smog-laden tangerine fog

tinted by a million lamplights

lays heavy tonight;

the busy rustle of the city’s moves

lost in its depths

like the delicate harmonies of a dulcimer

played in the attic as heard in the basement.

Closer, much closer, I hear

the lazy rustle of the scorpion

picking carelessly at a pecan shell.

I blink in the orange darkness.


Image: Mangosteens

July 27, 2015


Night Music: Home Again

July 26, 2015

Canadian Sumo Starts Well

July 26, 2015

BrodiLast night, while, with all the pomp and circumstance that Japan can bring to its national sport, the Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho won his record-breaking 35th Emperor’s Cup at the Nagoya basho, something else occurred: A young and huge Canadian, known in the sport as Homarenishiki, achieved a winning record of 4 wins and 3 losses in his very first basho.

Homarenishiki, who’s real name is Brodi Henderson and who hails from Victoria BC, has entered the sport at its lowest rank, Jonokuchi. But his early wins and his 6’7″ 360-lb frame show promise that he will soon climb the ranks.

Well done!

Image: Two Windows

July 25, 2015


Night Music: Stayin’ Alive

July 24, 2015

Back in  the late-1970s, I lived near Bath and worked in the western outskirts of London. Every Friday night I would smoke a lot of hash and drive back to Bath along the M4.  If I drove fast enough, I could almost cover the distance in the time it took to play the “Oxygene” and “Saturday Night Fever” albums on cassette tapes.  Great music and great drugs. Dumb juvenile behaviour and it is amazing I survived, really.


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