Image: Yellow Red Blue Green

May 31, 2019

Night Music: Bread of Heaven flashmob

May 30, 2019

Image: City Paints Itself

May 29, 2019

Night Music: I’d Rather Go Blind

May 28, 2019

The Future of Grandview’s Parks

May 28, 2019

The next Grandview Woodland Area Council meeting is on Monday 3rd June at 7:00pm in the Learning Resources Centre beneath Britania Library.

As per their newsletter …

Image: Roofs

May 27, 2019

Poem: Care

May 27, 2019


To enter into

the castle of her mind


— a private place adorned

with the illuminated thought

of past centuries —


was an adventure

she allowed to few.


The gate into

that world of reminiscence


— a veil ornamented

with the beauty and vacancy

of a divine smile —


was kept firmly shut

to all but the hardy.


The key to

that locked-up voice


— a brittle stained glass window

etched and impacted

by the meteors of time —


was inspiration

affection and love.


Night Music: Love Came Here

May 26, 2019

Wise Words

May 26, 2019

Image: Light At The End of the Path

May 25, 2019

When Yo-Yos Were The Thing

May 24, 2019

Do you remember a year or two back when it was impossible to escape the marketing web for fidget spinners. They were everywhere, everyone gave them away.  Looking back, at just about the time I got interested in girls, the hula hoop was king.  Well, even before that there was a time when the fad was yo-yos:

Image: Vancouver Sun, 1933/4/19, p.12

Good to see our local shops were keeping up with the trends!

Night Music: The Only Way Out Is Through

May 24, 2019

Image: Street Art #2

May 23, 2019

Night Music: Mood Indigo

May 22, 2019

Wise Words

May 21, 2019

Image: Line #1

May 21, 2019

Night Music: You Still Believe In Me

May 20, 2019

Poem: House

May 20, 2019



She always kept olives in a glass jar

In the cabinet above the pantry,

Amid the fluff and dust of decades.  Tar

Paper lived elsewhere, with the iron gantry

For lifting meats, the turpentine and wax.

Everything else she threw in the dark cave

Of the understairs;  all things that would tax

Her strength she threw on the floor, and this gave

The house the appearance of a swallow’s

Nest built from found goods.  But always she had

Irises, quivering on a cold rad.


Lucian’s Nudes

May 19, 2019

I have on several occasions before written of my admiration for Lucian Freud.  So it was with great interest that I read Lucian’s Mountains of Flesh by Thomas Michelli at Hyperallergic, a review of the Freud exhibition Monumental.


Portrait on Grey Cover

Freud’s nudes, both male and female, are definitely not to everyone’s taste, and I strongly disagree with the political judgement laced within the review, but the article has its moments and is worth reading as one perspective on an important chapter of British art..

Image: Triumphalism

May 19, 2019