~ outing the elephant ~

Legends of Myself 104

August 7, 2016


Vancouver, 1962. Jimmy Crack Corn in Little Italy Our flight from Schou School brought us to the Commercial Drive neighbourhood, now known as The Drive but then known as Little Italy.  Our first residence in that neighbourhood was on 2nd Avenue.  The Drive itself was just up the block, and there were establishments there that […]

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Legends of Myself 103

August 6, 2016


Burnaby, 1961. Astronauts, Magic Pencils and Snowball Fights. Although they dominate, not all the memories I have of Schou School are of the schoolyard.  I remember our teacher bringing his old Edison phonograph into the classroom, and I got my first look at an Edison cylinder, a technology obsolete before my father was born.  Even […]

Bad Samaritans & Other Prejudices

November 17, 2015


I’m not fond of the Good Samaritan.  I’m not saying I’m against the sort of people who are called that.  This isn’t about them at all.  I’m not fond of what has been made of the story. How do we understand it?  There’re these people, Samaritans, who just aren’t worth much.  But a guy gets […]

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