Monthly Archives: March 2011

Gourmet Ghetto

“How much would a small chicken be?” I asked the butcher. It was one of the cheapest items per pound at the shop. We rarely buy meat. Our son is allergic to milk and soy and so is on a … Continue reading

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Why?

“The other lightbulb burnt out and so I got a new one to replace it.” “Why?” “What do you mean, ‘Why’? I already told you. When I said, ‘The other lightbulb burnt out’ I answered your ‘why’ before you asked … Continue reading

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Bubbling and peeing

“Is that guy peeing on our house?” I asked. “I thought so, but he’s been there for a long time,” my wife said. We had just come back from the grocery store and stopped at the park so our daughter … Continue reading

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Hidden

“What’s your favourite colour?” he asked my daughter. “Blue,” she said. He came back with a blue paper butterfly magnet. “Can you say thank you?” I said. “Thank you.” “Now don’t mess it up by breaking anything,” I joked. I … Continue reading

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“The ‘Hood”

She was between iPhone calls so she made conversation. “Are you from ‘the ‘hood’?” she asked. She meant it ironically. We were at the Strathcona community centre, which is just two blocks from the real hood of the Downtown Eastside … Continue reading

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Children Live Here

We spent most of our time in other neighbourhoods today, walking only up to Hastings for the bus or to go to the park in Strathcona, but on the block across from our house we encountered three people sitting on … Continue reading

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Heavenly

We saw someone attempting to blow up a neighbourhood restaurant today. We had just walked past a tchotchke shop in the last block of Gastown which was selling a mug that said, “I went to Eastvan and all I got … Continue reading

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