PostArctica: I Yam What I Yam

A film by Bryan Konefsky TRT 16.5 minutes, Bryan Konefsky 2005 In 1929 monocular vision was not limited to the gaze of telescopes (Edwin Hubble) or movie cameras (Dziga Vertov). 1929 was also the year that the one-eyed, “strong to the finish” sailor named Popeye was first introduced to the

Continue reading

PostArctica: A Charter Poem

A Charter Poem A charter poem slipped onto the shore where I sat daydreaming about you it came from a flooded place back up the river and seemed happy to  be on solid ground again landfilled ground containing the detritus that caused the flood upstream

Continue reading

PostArctica: Tour de France 2019

Tour de France. Like the World Cup of soccer, the best of sports on a global scale. Or as my grade 8 teacher, Brother Victor, once referring to soccer as the only true world game, might say, this is the absolute summit of such a simple thing as bicycling. It

Continue reading

PostArctica: Surprise in Saint Michel

Finding myself exploring the neighborhood just to the east of the old Miron Quarry, now Parc Frederic-Bach, I stumbled upon a green lane (ruelle vert) right up against the STM adapted transport center. At first I only noticed there was a couple of murals painted on some structures which are

Continue reading

PostArctica: Citizen Trump

Watching the Trump years at the White House is like watching Citizen Kane without knowing how it ends, without even knowing what “rosebud” will mean.  We are, however, picking up the trajectory of the story and can clearly see  that there will be a tragic ending because unlike all other

Continue reading

PostArctica: New Jam In Verdun

There is currently a jam every Thursday night at 7 at Cafe le 5e on Wellington street in Verdun. Jazz is the point of departure but people are invited to join and play whatever style they feel most comfortable playing. It is a great way to spend some time chilling with

Continue reading

PostArctica: hello, yes, this is raincoaster

raincoaster hello yes this is raincoaster So, it’s been awhile, no? For those of you who’ve missed updates at the ol’ raincoaster blog, since the last time this blog was active I’ve: Started and run Canada’s premier hacktivism and cyberwar news website, The Cryptosphere, currently on hiatus. During its active

Continue reading