Monthly Archives: October 2010

Visitations

My friend Eleanor is a garbage picker. One day, several years ago, she rooted among the trash minutes before the city truck came to grab the cans and dump the contents into the crusher. She found fourteen Kodak carousels filled with one family’s vacation slides: the … Continue reading

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Trygve Ringereide

http://bit.ly/bAF2Z2 G&M_Trygve Ringereide_2010OCT28–

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Chasing the blues

  Toronto’s mayor-elect, Rob Ford: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YZQ4oQjxgc&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nySs1cEq5rs&feature=player_embedded

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An Unhappy Day for the City of Toronto

copyright ©2009 sam javanrouh   Rob Ford was elected mayor last night. I remain speechless. For now.   Heather’s button for the day: “Abandon Hope.”   Noreen’s button for the day: “Don’t be Distracted. Death is Coming.”

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Winter presses in Canada

I’m having a hard time staying away from windows these days. I wonder what this means. My fingers might sometimes be poised over the keyboard, or notebook, or even the steering wheel, but most of the activity reverberates with vision … Continue reading

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Lutz Dille, photographer of life

While out walking in the west end of Toronto last month, Heather and I happened upon this larger-than-life example of photographer Lutz Dille’s excellent work. We paused and posed. I was suddenly inside the frame along with the subjects. And like them I … Continue reading

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Stop the Killing

There was a woman in black sweeping leaves on the sidewalk in front of her house this morning as I walked home from the gym and pondered today’s post. I slipped by just as the leaves swept up and splashed … Continue reading

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