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Lollygagging In The Urban Wilds

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”   Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass It’s a few blocks away from me and half the walk is in getting there, Irish … Continue reading Lollygagging In The Urban Wilds

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A 15th Too: The Man, The Guilty, And Euston

Now, a couple tidbits that living with a narcissist taught me is first off, that any attention for them is good attention, they’ll take it all, any which way and Sunday sideways. Two, there can be only one, numero UNO, and that is their higher purpose to all else, contrary to whatever they say or bribe you with. And so here are some of those … Continue reading A 15th Too: The Man, The Guilty, And Euston

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The Best Things In Life Are Free

Down the sidewalks of the village, left and then a right, and left, wait for the light and then we cross the busy road. Almost there, almost. We pass the daycare, and ahead I can see the green. Well, with a dog it’s never that straightforward. Of course, she must sniff every single upright structure for the ‘news’ of who’s been there before her, inspect … Continue reading The Best Things In Life Are Free

Trails of Transformation

It stands on the edge of an area of London residents unlovingly once nicknamed “manure park”. This little pocket of paradise is a shining example of what can happen when people get together to turn things around. Euston Park is located in the ‘middle’ of the Coves Subwatershed. The 11-hectare site is a former municipal landfill and now exists as open space. Historical evidence indicates … Continue reading Trails of Transformation