Friday, December 14, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... (less than 2 weeks to go)


Kent's Kitchen. I've been eating here randomly since 1996. In 20 years a meal has gone from $4.95 to $7.50.


Monday, December 10, 2018


The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. This was the second time I watched it this weekend. The Coen Brothers do very little wrong. Even their movies I hate I find I love upon further review. I hated Llewyn Davis, the first time I saw it. I hate that I kind of liked it the second time I saw it. Buster Scruggs; I liked it the first time, liked it even more the second. There will likely be a third viewing before too long. It's a gooder.


The little car on the right, that's mine. A 1997 Miata with 90,000kms on it. I just sold one. Missed it. Bought another one, in better condition, with less than half the miles. No ABS, or cruise, or leather or power windows, or power mirrors, or bilstein suspension, or BBS wheels, or.... but the new one has 200ml more displacement, 25 or so more horsepower, a better rear dif, and 120,000 fewer kms on it. No rust either. I didn't need the first one. I don't need this one. I've done dumber things. Road trip with Sophie in March will help me decide if this was a good idea. Time will tell. I usually does.


Townes Van Zandt on vinyl. Lovely.


I'm not a fan of HDR. But I didn't see any other way to get what I wanted to see in this photograph. A dollar store in front of a million dollar sunset in a billion dollar city.


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Sunday, December 2, 2018


Sunny days in December.


Over a decade, this is the first time someone else has taken the photograph. An accidental dinner of schnitzel, steak, and potatoes. Good food. Amazing people. I'm blessed.



Wednesday, November 28, 2018


I've been reading more lately. It's been good. I am thoroughly amused by the table of contents for Stefan Zweig's The Post Office Girl. I've made good progress on Part One.


Rain yesterday. Sun today. More rain is promised for tomorrow.


"...and the sky opened up..."


Sunday, November 25, 2018


Homeward bound.




Island bound.


BC Air Filters. Half a step removed from Dunder Mifflin, only real. I can't imagine working here. Or, more frighteningly, I could imagine working here.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018


Gigi's. There's probably a story here.


Sold this car today. Already shopping for another one. Selling this one was probably a mistake. Buying another one is probably a mistake. I've made lots of mistakes. Why stop now?

Monday, November 19, 2018

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018


Ferry rides home from Victoria.


Ferry rides to Victoria.


These are monuments to the past, or a fleeting present.

The project has been cut short, I'm off to Victoria tomorrow for work.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018


Woodwards. That spinning red W has been an orientation point for decades. It can't be seen from as many locations anymore, the city has grown up around it, but it's a Vancouver icon. No doubt.

Monday, November 12, 2018


The kid and I went for a bike ride around Stanley Park. It was a beautiful day for it. And while monuments like the Totem Poles and the yellow pile of sulfur on the north shore would have been easy targets, this bronze it truly iconic.

Vancouver monuments. Icons? Or similar. 


A million dollar poodle. And the Bloedel Conservatory. Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating the cost of the poodle.

Vancouver monuments.... ongoing.


Science World. Or, rather, Telus World of Science. I was on my way to a friend's house one night and he called. "where are you?" "I'm just passing Ontario Place."

He was from Ontario as well. He knew of the iconic Bucky Ball there and made the connection to where I was in Vancouver. No questions asked.

Saturday, November 10, 2018


Ken Lum's East Van Cross. I am a fan of Ken Lum's work.