Night Music: Love It Or Leave It Alone

February 18, 2020

Mini Planets

February 18, 2020

Thanks to, I came across this mesmerising 3 minute video created by Thomas Blanchard:


We appear to be in a universe of colourful planets and their moons; but in fact it is paint, oil, inks, and soap interacting with each other.

A George Bowering Event

February 18, 2020

One of Canada’s foremost novelists, poet, playwright, critic, and historian, the prolific George Bowering will be in Vancouver for the launch of his newest book.

“Writing and Reading gathers essays and criticism issuing from one of the most productive word processors in the country over the past decade or so.  All over the map in terms of content, style, and even length, a remarkably consistent perspective emerges from these thirty-one pieces, one that places reading at the centre of any writer’s practice.”

And not just in Vancouver but at our own People’s Co-op Bookstore, 1391 Commercial.   The launch begins at 7:30pm on Friday 21st February and admission is free.  A good one to mark in the calendar!

Grandview 18th February 1920

February 18, 2020


“Province” , 19200218, p.22

Image: CVA 99-3274

The Oldest Companies In Each Country

February 18, 2020

Here is a fascinating chart of the oldest companies still operating in most countries of the world.  Click on the image to get the full scale.


My favourite is probably Ma Yu Ching’s Bucket Chicken House in China said to have been operating since 1153.

Found at the Business Financing Co’s website.