Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Mystique of Hastings Street

Someone asked me the other day how I liked living where I do, acknowledging it has a bit of an “edge.” It seems like a good question until you realize this person literally lives two and a half short blocks … Continue reading

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Let’s Go to The Cup Baby!

The deafening cheers abated briefly so that we could hear the music. Canucks apparel was mixed among street clothes and elder members of the crowd curiously wore Canucks sashes over their conservative attire. The dancing was sloppy but vaguely choreographed … Continue reading

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Wheels

“You got wheels?” He had hipster muttonchops and the lexicon to match. “Excuse me?” my wife said, holding the door halfway open. Our friends were there, one in a wheelchair, so his question sounded curiously apropos rather than anachronistic. “Do … Continue reading

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Sunrise

I find one of the biggest adjustments to moving is figuring out how to shop for food. In our previous life in Vancouver, I had a set routine for groceries based on our location which greatly affected our diet. Kalamata … Continue reading

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Enemies

“That’s silly! Why is Jesus in their house?” my daughter said. We were reading an illustrated book of Psalm 23 where all the scenes are of a family in an inner-city neighbourhood. They dwell in the house of the Lord, … Continue reading

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Clean-up Crew

When the opportunity arose for us to move back to Vancouver, specifically the Downtown Eastside, but this time with kids, the first thing I thought of was constantly scanning the ground for dirty needles. The first week we were here, … Continue reading

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“Rear Window” or “That Obscure Object of Desire”

Our only views onto the alley behind our little house are a small window on the stairway and a fisheye from the bathroom (strange, I know). My wife was in the bathroom in the middle of our first night here … Continue reading

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