Image: Greenspace #7

July 17, 2019


Bob Ross Redux

July 15, 2019

Further to my recent piece on Bob Ross, Open Culture has a wonderful 10 minute video about him, and why none of his paintings have ever been for sale.

Sit back and relax and enjoy.


Image: Fort Langley Windows

July 15, 2019

Poem: Another Sunday Morning

July 15, 2019



the air

after all that rain

had the texture of twilight fireworks



gently above the ground

then bursting into a sun-splashed grey.


the chill

had gone while those

of faith pondered greater mysteries


and those

who preferred a faster tempo

drew other conclusions from the game.


Happy Birthday To The Everloving!

July 14, 2019


Another year older, another year better!

Image: Stairway #1

July 13, 2019

The Working Life

July 12, 2019

One of the reasons I have been so quiet here lately is that I have been concentrating on completing some historical analyses of the 1921 Census for Grandview.  It is an unwieldy set of documents, and extracting the required data for our district has taken a long time. All of the data is now included in the latest edition of the Grandview Database.

Today, I have published the first of a short series of visualisations of that data, this one illustrating the geographic distribution of population across Grandview in 1921. It can be found on the Grandview Heritage Group website.

Future visualisations will look at aspects of the 1921 rental market as revealed by Census data. I am also working on comparisons between the data from the 1911 Census and that of 1921.