Calendar Dates: Aboriginal Christmas Craft Fair

October 31, 2016


Image: Echo Density

October 31, 2016


Poem: Instructions

October 31, 2016


Instructions For This 3 Minute 15 Second Poem


Read each word slowly.

Think about each word for 15 seconds.

Read the next word.


















Night Music: Telephone Line

October 30, 2016

Shubh Diwali

October 30, 2016


My Birthday Pie!

October 29, 2016


Thanks to the ever-loving!

Image: Echoes of Childhood

October 29, 2016

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Night Music: Sussudio

October 28, 2016

Reason #222 NOT to use Facebook

October 28, 2016

Because they support racial exclusion for advertizers.

“When we showed Facebook’s racial exclusion options to a prominent civil rights lawyer John Relman, he gasped and said, “This is horrifying. This is massively illegal. This is about as blatant a violation of the federal Fair Housing Act as one can find.”  The Fair Housing Act of 1968 makes it illegal “to make, print, or publish, or cause to be made, printed, or published any notice, statement, or advertisement, with respect to the sale or rental of a dwelling that indicates any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.” Violators can face tens of thousands of dollars in finesThe Civil Rights Act of 1964 also prohibits the “printing or publication of notices or advertisements indicating prohibited preference, limitation, specification or discrimination” in employment recruitment.

Seems that Facebook is the perfect vehicle for racists, white supremacists, and other immoderate radicals to peddle their hate-filled wares to their own kind.


Previous Reasons NOT to use Facebook

Halloween as Community

October 28, 2016

On Monday afternoon and evening, community events have been arranged for Grandview Park — free pizza, Trick or Treating, a kid’s fun zone, and then fireworks!


Sounds like a fun time.  Hope the community comes out in support.

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.



Dinner Tonight #8

October 23, 2016


A chicken, sausage, pepper, and potato bake. Thanks once again to Chef John!

Image: Hawaiian Ferns

October 23, 2016

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Happy 6,020th Birthday World!

October 23, 2016

According to the calculations of Archbishop Usher of Armargh, today is the earth’s birthday.  His calculations led him to believe that God created the world on October 23rd, 4004 BC.

Now, there are those who say his math is wrong, but let’s not quibble on our birthday!