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Disappearing Technology

February 20th, 2019|119 Photographs in 2019|

First there were cassettes (that’s how far back my computer memories go), then there were floppies (of increasingly smaller sizes). Zip drives followed, then Jazz drives. CDs, then CDRs, then DVDs and DVDRs. Flash drives got bigger, and then the cloud came along. Now we store so much elsewhere, without copies in hand, digital or [...]

Truth

February 17th, 2019|119 Photographs in 2019|

A silent protest on the corner of Granville & Robson Street - Anonymous for the Voiceless: animals, environment, health. I’m not vegan, and I probably never will be, but I admire this group for demonstrating quietly and for peacefully showing videos, that depict how factory farms treat animals, to those walking by. I try to think [...]

Faux-History

February 16th, 2019|119 Photographs in 2019|

I have an admission to make....I sort of hate this clock in Gastown. I realize that it seems a little illogical to hate a clock, but I have a couple of reasons. 1. This clock is a magnet for tourists who turn into five-minute-idiots waiting for the steam driven clock to go off 2. This [...]

Snow Day

February 12th, 2019|119 Photographs in 2019|

Snow days mean different things to different people. I can’t actually think of a day I’ve ever taken off for snow, even when UBC was closed during heavy snow I still had to get out there every day because I had experimental animals to care for. Growing up there was no such thing as a [...]

I “♥” Vancouver

February 10th, 2019|119 Photographs in 2019|

No city is without its flaws, and Vancouver is no exception. But it's my chosen home and I love her dearly. Today we drove out to Langley in a dry sunny day, on roads that were bare and dry, to attend a hockey game. The game was between teams from my old home town of [...]

Alley-Oop

February 4th, 2019|119 Photographs in 2019|

Not all alleys in Vancouver are gloomy dirty spaces. ____________ Downtown Vancouver’s pink alley, also known as Alley-Oop, has won an international award honouring exceptional public spaces. The Downtown Vancouver BIA won the Downtown Achievement Award of Excellence for the More Awesome Now laneway project. Alley-Oop was among 11 entries in the category of Public [...]

Reflections on Ourselves

January 12th, 2019|119 Photographs in 2019|

Our resentments are merely a reflection of our own expectations. Bitterness. Resentment. Bitterness is a product of anger and disappointment, and resentment is often a result of unachieved expectation. Both take more energy than they are worth. And both give nothing back; they just drown us in our own poison. About thirty years ago, two [...]