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Sammy Yatim and Toronto’s finest

I have to interrupt the flow of my posts to write about the murder of Sammy Yatim, the young Toronto teenager who “drop(ped) the knife” (these were his last orders) only when he was shot nine times and tasered once by … Continue reading

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Yeah but—Where’s the Justice?

Just fresh from a spate of research, having spent several minutes peeling names from a computer data base at the Superior Court of Justice, in Toronto. Got there at nine, thinking I had a fair chunk of work before me … Continue reading

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Gratitude at 3 a.m.

She had been knocked off her bike, stuck by a car, and rushed to emergency. I got to St. Mike’s Hospital just behind the ambulance. “Is she alive?” I screamed. And then I woke up. Telling dreams don’t work unless you’re … Continue reading

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The Story of Art

  It’s still just March and I still have knob & tube wiring. My boots, they don’t leak, and my basement don’t flood. We’re at the 100th year anniversary of International Women’s Day and the bastards are telling us we’ve … Continue reading

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Behind the Wall

We arrived to the sound of a lone bagpiper, a young woman with a pony tail fiercely tucked behind her tam o’shanter, her legs settled into the soil at the north-east entrance to the CAMH grounds. Her name was Mary, of course it was … Continue reading

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Day tripping in Toronto Three

Error: It’s all part of the blog learning-curve. New posts lie atop old posts so splitting my story into segments won’t work. You’d have to read it backwards in time and that’s no good. So ‘start to finish’ my new motto. Apropos, … Continue reading

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Day Tripping to Toronto’s Former Lunatic Asylum

Cheap local travel in our own backyard. Day tripping on the TTC in Toronto. Attending a memorial ceremony of nineteenth century patient labourers at the Toronto Lunatic Asylum. Continue reading

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