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!
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.
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.