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Stumbling on orcas

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

At around 3:30pm this afternoon, hobbling around on a dog walk at the Dallas Road walkway that borders the cliffs on the Juan de Fuca Strait, the spouse noticed that 2 or 3 commercial whale watching boats had stalled their engines really close to shore, right near Clover Point. They were quickly joined by several […]

Dying Downtown Victoria BC

Monday, March 21st, 2011

If downtown Victoria BC storefronts were teeth, this city would need a new bridge. …Oh, wait. That’s a bad joke (see posts tagged with Johnson Street Bridge)… We are getting a new bridge. But as the following photos will show, what we really need is economic revitalization. This afternoon, I was walking down Fort Street […]

Not more cowbell, please

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

It snowed a lot today, unexpectedly, and the usual cowbell chorus arose: “Victoria grinds to a halt.” Here’s what’s wrong with it.

That magical west coast light…

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Overnight, our weather turned. After weeks of very mild temperatures and early blooms, we woke on Monday to a cold spell. The upside? Predicted rain didn’t materialize – instead we got cold, but bright, sunshine. Also on offer: a particular acuity through the late afternoon slanting light, a fullness in the colors, and some spectacularly […]

Mr Softie is still missing, as is Democracy

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

A missing cat poster in Fairfield’s Cook Street Village makes a very funny and effective political statement.

Clarifying what you want

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

I got to meet blogger Victoria Klassen through Twitter at several local tweetups, but I feel I really get to know her through her writing. Today she published a wonderful post, A Forrest Gump kinda interview…, based on customized interview questions sent to her by Raul Pacheco (aka Hummingbird604). I was really impressed by the […]

Oz, BC

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Oh my. I got my hair cut at a new place today, and it turned out the two stylists working there knew all my old places (and faces): more or less my age, they had attended the same schools and we knew all the same fools. Good fools, fun fools: places to hang out, to […]

Quick note on Victoria politics and level playing fields

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

If I were perfect – and perfectly unencumbered by domestic and other obligations – I would write at length about two city of Victoria-related political events I attended in the last 24 hours. Since I’m not perfectly unencumbered, however, that’ll have to wait. But here’s foretaste (which serves also as a reminder to myself, in […]

Victoria BC on Vimeo Videos

Friday, February 13th, 2009

While searching for Victoria, BC-based tweeples a little while ago (wondering if MetroCascade should eventually integrate Twitter streams and/or other media) I saw a pointer on Will Wilkinson’s stream to his ~3min. Night Drive video, which he posted to Vimeo. (In a very Victoria “two degrees of separation” scenario, it turns out that Will is […]

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