I Like That

I Like That
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Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Good, Too Bad and the Ugly

 I LIKE THAT FRANK AND I go walking every morning on the sidewalks, roads and alleyways of Campbell River. I bring along my camera and take shots of things that catch my eye. I’ve prepared a patchwork of pictures for you to see the goodness that exudes from the city and also what might seem ugly..

One of the many features I appreciate about a big city is the pedestrian crosswalk sign with blinking lights. I press the action button and wait patiently for the traffic to stop. Frank and I amble across the road and continue our urban hike. As we stride down toward the ocean, our spectacular view gets wider and more breathtaking. It’s a magnificent destination.

As we pass by a storm drain, I wince at the condition of it. It is covered with debris, pinecones and pine needles so deep that it is completely unrecognizable. I know what’s under the cluster of rubbish because five months ago, during the summer, it was clear. However, because the City of Campbell River is sporting such a tight budget, the drains are ignored. That’s too bad!

When it comes to ugly, my personal list begins with tagging. I find it offensive, repugnant and most of all, very difficult to remove. The statement it sends to visitors to our city is that we don’t care, but on the contrary, some of us mind very much about the condition of our home.

Welcome to Campbell River.

In the eye of the beholder

Saturday, January 7, 2012

From Here to Eternity

Today, I was daydreaming for a few minutes on what my life might look like in the future. From here to eternity is a long time so I had to narrow it down to a week. My future stems from my past and recently, I was interviewed by Ms. Marjorie Greaves, a Video Journalist for Shaw TV on North Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

The video came about from my having had my essay printed by a publisher in Ohio, USA. I was the only Canadian submission chosen. The publisher sent out a press release to several local newspapers, radio stations and Shaw TV, our local Campbell River broadcast station. When Ms. Greaves called me to see if I would be interested in being filmed, I was flattered and humbled. She booked a time to come to my home and she made me comfortable with the process right away.

I hope you enjoy the video.

Between now and next week, I will be joining a yoga class. What are you up to these days?

Eternally grateful for my life