It’s the second last Wednesday of the month so the local drug dealers walked down the street from their corner at Hastings & Abbott to the Money Mart. You recognize them on sight; they’re not very subtle at exchanging packages. There was a lineup out the door at 10am; one woman was so distracted by… Continue reading Wednesdays
I’m looking for better ways to share the various photos I take. Here are a couple of recent ones from around Vancouver.
I’ve been in Vancouver for a while now and one of the things I am simultaneously ambivalent towards and shocked by is the Downtown East Side. The neighbourhood is a whirlpool that attracts broken people from across Canada (and I don’t mean “broken” as an insult; the horrors that these people have faced are arguably… Continue reading Down & Out on the DTES
In his all too brief life so far, my son has picked up a variety of nicknames. Some are variants on his name: Cammie Cambo Camiford Camdizzle Cameroonie Cameroondie Little Ram Rammers Ram Jam Jammers Then there are the functional names he’s picked up at different “growth phases”: Lil Shrieky Lil Slumpty Slumptiford Standiford Droolio… Continue reading The Various Nicknames Of My Son
Last weekend I went over to Emily Carr to check out the graduation exhibit. It’s a fount of creativity and fun to explore – the exhibit is grouped by type (e.g., sculpture vs. industrial design vs. art, etc.) so you find yourself using different parts of your brain as you wander the building. Here are… Continue reading Emily Carr Graduate Exhibit 2012