Image: Slab #1

July 31, 2022

Slab I

Night Music: Just Like Starting Over

July 30, 2022

Dykes On The Drive 2022

July 30, 2022


It was great to catch the Dykes on the Drive March this afternoon! The parade was several blocks long, and scores more folks followed on afterwards. Pride was in evidence everywhere.

Image: Blintzes

July 29, 2022

Night Music: All Along The Watchtower

July 28, 2022

Image: Still Life #2

July 27, 2022

Night Music: I Wanna Love Him So Bad

July 26, 2022

I may have been the only person to buy this single in England, but it was my favourite music for a whole summer.

OneCity Meet & Greet

July 26, 2022


The OneCity campaign will be holding a meet and greet session tonight at Pandora Park, 2325 Franklin, from 6pm to 8pm. This will be a chance for community members to meet each other, learn more about OneCity, and talk about how you can help elect OneCity candidates in October.


Note that this notice is in no way an endorsement of the OneCity campaign, just a PSA. I will be happy to post notices of any events from any other party if I am notified in advance.

Image: City Walk In Fall

July 25, 2022

city walk in fall

Poem: Triage

July 25, 2022


Losing a lover is like

losing a limb

or a necessary organ:

take whatever drugs you want

to ease the pain,

it still hurts like hell

in the morning



Taking a new lover is like

another transplant:

the dose of anti-rejection drugs you need

just grows and grows.

And as the skin thickens

it takes a harder push

each time

for the needle’s point to pierce your cover;

and each drop of blood seems redder

and more precious

than the last

until you decide

at last

that the payoff is not worth the pain

and you consign that part

of you

to an oblivion

that is not complete

to a decision that is not whole-hearted

to a diagnosis that hurts

like a lover leaving.



Night Music: If Paradise Is Half As Nice

July 24, 2022

Just because this song has always made me happy. Andy Fairweather-Low had one of the most distinctive of voices in that time of much sameness.

Oh, Canada!

July 23, 2022
Ripped from Twitter

Image: New Orleans Windows

July 23, 2022

New Orleans VI_Six Windows

NIght Music: Young, Gifted, and Black

July 22, 2022

Shooting The Moon, 53 Years On

July 21, 2022

On this day in 1969 I was in Yugoslavia working as a Third Assistant Director on a movie called “Kelly’s Heroes“. I was nineteen years old and having a wonderful time working with the likes of Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Telly Salvalas, and a whole wild bunch of American actors. like Harry Dean Stanton and Dick Davalos.

We were living at the Petrovaradin Hotel in Novi Sad and most nights I joined the Americans in games of high stakes poker. We took over one of the small banquet rooms and several of the hotel staff were deputed to look after us with drinks and food. These games were a useful but expensive education for me; over a few weeks, I managed to lose several months’ worth of per diem expenses.

Apollo_11_bootprintOur game on the 20th July 1969 coincided with the first manned landing on the moon and we arranged to have a black and white TV set up in the room  so we could follow the action.  I remember that, just as Neil Armstrong stepped out of the Eagle and on to the moon, we were in the middle of a game with a good-sized pot of American dollars piled in middle of the the table. We agreed to pause the game to watch the historic moment.

Several of us took the opportunity to stand and stretch for a moment. As I did so, I noticed that the American actors were glued to the TV screen intent on cheering their countrymen while the hotel staff ignored the TV and were all staring at the big pile of money, mouths agape.

It was an unforgettable night.

Image: Greenspace #6

July 21, 2022


Night Music: First Cut Is The Deepest

July 20, 2022

Barbecue With The NPA

July 19, 2022


Want to talk politics? For those that may be interested the NPA campaign is holding a barbecue this coming Thursday (21st) at 2365 Kitchener (corner of Kitchener & Nanaimo) at 4:30 – 6:30pm.

Note that this notice is in no way an endorsement of the NPA campaign, just a PSA. I will be happy to post notices of any events from any other party if I am notified in advance.

Image: Still Life #1

July 19, 2022

Night Music: No Woman No Cry

July 18, 2022