PostArctica: Election Selfie

On November 5th Montreal elected its first woman mayor, Valerie Plante. I was volunteering that day and spent a couple of hours in the De l’Eglise Metro handing out voting reminders. Later on another volunteer and I were knocking on doors after 7pm (polls closed at 8). We were motivated by a powerful belief  that ...

PostArctica: Longing

PostArctica: Almost Done!

Tomorrow is the last day of autumn which means it is also the last day of L’automne (please drop by and like the page if you haven’t already). One of the most interesting experiences of my life has been walking and photographing the Verdun waterfront over the last three months. Tomorrow I take it to ...

PostArctica: Bus Stop With Dirt Picture

Realized lately that two projects that I have had going in the last couple of years, Bus Stops and Dirt, have started interacting. Not sure I completely approve, yet, it is what it is. I recently was transporting some pictures from The Point to Verdun and got the idea for this picture. It may not ...

Cowichan Conversations: No part of the word ‘clean’ should be used in association with LNG

One thing that folks living in and around Howe Sound and those of us on the Islands is that we are both facing LNG developments that fly in the face of need, economic benefits, threaten Read more…

PostArctica: At The River Today

Not much ice left out there, just this weird strip of chunks floating along next to the shore. You could hear it tinkling, like chimes.

PostArctica: Peace On Earth

I want to wish all my friends a very happy holiday season. I know some of you have suffered great loss this past year, or have had some personal crap go down, and for most of us life has a way of sometimes just raining on our parade. I am thinking of you these days ...

PostArctica: 10th Anniversary

Yep, 10 years here on Word Press as of yesterday. I sure got to meet a lot of really cool and interesting people because of this blog. I have been relatively quiet in the last 4 years or so basically taking the lazy route in my war on stephen harper by becoming a Facebook junkie. ...

Politics and its Discontents: More Canaries

My guess is only the willfully ignorant, the profoundly stupid, and the ideologically blind do not realize the environmental peril we are experiencing, one primarily but not exclusively driven by climate change. Monster storms, massive wildfires and record droughts are just three of the more obvious symptoms of a critically ill planet. But it is ...

PostArctica: Buffy Sainte-Marie

“”You talk about all the foster home kids, some of those parents they grew up without parents. They never knew a parent. How were they supposed to know how a family works? What they learned was how to be a bullying nun, how to be a pedophile priest, that’s what they learned. That’s what we’ve ...

PostArctica: Buffy Sainte-Marie

“”You talk about all the foster home kids, some of those parents they grew up without parents. They never knew a parent. How were they supposed to know how a family works? What they learned was how to be a bullying nun, how to be a pedophile priest, that’s what they learned. That’s what we’ve ...

PostArctica: Verdun Waterfront Today

Didn’t have my camera when when we got hit with sunshine combined with blinding wet snow but got a few of the aftermath.    

PostArctica: Short Story

I woke up this morning and what happened next will blow your mind. I put on the pot for hot water and something extraordinary happened. Then I went to the bathroom and you just wouldn’t believe what happened there. Back in the kitchen I found something awesome. The water boiled and I will never forget ...

PostArctica: 2015 – The Year Of The Light At The End Of The Tunnel!

On Day 5 of a nasty cold, the kind that seems like it went away on Day 3 and then on Day 4 kicks yer butt in a comeback that any self respecting virus would have to admire. So I am going to wish Everyone a very happy and safe holiday season. I will be ...

PostArctica: 9 Years.

Yep, been 9 years since I started this blog today! Had no idea  where it was going when it started but I did get to participate in the largest ongoing “single issue” protest movement in the history of the city. We didn’t win but it’s really difficult to look back and think of it as ...

PostArctica: God Speaks!

PostArctica: Urban Autumn

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Trans Mountain: They Had To Bomb The Whale In Order To Save The Whale

Dropping explosives into the ocean to scare whales away from balls of floating dilbit is just just one element of  Trans Mountain’s “world class” response to oil-spills outta ships carrying Alberta Tar from its pipelines.  And if the bombers should overshoot…then hey!  they’ll be enough blubber steak for sale in Vancouver’s trendy “game” restaurants to ...

PostArctica: Sharing The Jug

PostArctica: Sharing The Jug

PostArctica: The Thing About

The thing about right wing believers they love a good fight good and evil black and white the extremities heroes and villains sinners and saints But when it comes to ordinary people and ordinary stories and all kinds of talk about what’s good and what’s right They get lost in the details the subtle gestures ...

PostArctica: The Thing About

The thing about right wing believers they love a good fight good and evil black and white the extremities heroes and villains sinners and saints But when it comes to ordinary people and ordinary stories and all kinds of talk about what’s good and what’s right They get lost in the details the subtle gestures ...

ParliamANT Hill: Humpbacks losing ‘threatened’ status amid pipeline concerns

This is Earth Day? Inspired by this headline.  http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/humpback-whale-losing-threatened-status-amid-northern-gateway-concerns-1.2617633

PostArctica: How Climate Change Will Kill Us in the Dumbest Possible Way

Couldn’t agree more, stupid is our our story to the end… AKIRA WATTS FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT When we’re not actively engaged in killing each other, watching TV, or occupied in other such entertaining diversions, one of humanity’s favorite hobbies is imagining that we live in the end times, with extinction lurking around every corner. ...

PostArctica: How Climate Change Will Kill Us in the Dumbest Possible Way

Couldn’t agree more, stupid is our our story to the end… AKIRA WATTS FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT When we’re not actively engaged in killing each other, watching TV, or occupied in other such entertaining diversions, one of humanity’s favorite hobbies is imagining that we live in the end times, with extinction lurking around every corner. ...