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PostArctica: Come To Standing Rock!

Inspired by veterans at the site I wrote this song tonight. My gift. Feel free to add, subtract, change, whatever it takes to make this a great song.


We have blood and dirt on our hands

from all these son’s and daughter’s commands

we never really did very much for the land

but now . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Come To Standing Rock!

PostArctica: Lately

Some from the last week or so. My new thing is that I now call these types of pictures my “Picturebook Pictures” lol.

Shooting directly into the sun but a 1/4000th of a second shutter speed makes a half arsed image possible.

looking the other way.

Seen on a door in Saint Henri . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Lately

PostArctica: Binoculars and Beaches


PostArctica: Fake Fake Art by Andreas Schmidt


. . . → Read More: PostArctica: Fake Fake Art by Andreas Schmidt

PostArctica: Remembering Leonard Cohen

Stopped in at Parc du Portugal today where people were paying their last respects and remembering Leonard Cohen who lived off this little square just off The Main.

Lots of people filtering through the space every day. It’s a really nice atmosphere, nothing loud, nothing very sad either, just people with a common feeling saying . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Remembering Leonard Cohen

PostArctica: The Dance Floor

Took these last week. During the summer in the evening this place is usually packed with dancers but not on November afternoons.

. . . → Read More: PostArctica: The Dance Floor

PostArctica: Jean-Francois Hamelin – La Pointe

Stopped in at the vernissage for the exhibit, La Pointe, by Jean-Francois Hamelin taking place at the Centre culturel Georges-Vanier which runs until January 5. It is a tight little show with some great black and and while photographs taken in Point Saint Charles.

Check it out, an interesting exhibition in a wonderful . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Jean-Francois Hamelin – La Pointe

PostArctica: Heron With Still Life

Taken at Parc des Rapides a few weeks ago.



PostArctica: Walking With Andy

Walking with Andy he talks and talks he copies things and gets on my nerves

he has been to China I respect that but it looked boring

(he didn’t get it)

He said the sky sucked in my picture and I agreed So we did this together he laughed I admitted It was better so . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walking With Andy

PostArctica: October, 2016

So I am pretty happy with myself today because at the beginning of the month I decided that I would walk the lower path at the Verdun waterfront everyday in October with the hope of finding a way with my camera to “capture” whatever was going to become interesting to me as I experientially observed . . . → Read More: PostArctica: October, 2016

PostArctica: Walk # 19 – The Point Part 5 – Rain


Kiss me with rain on your eyelashes, come on, let us sway together, under the trees, and to hell with thunder.” ― Edwin Morgan, A Book of Lives

Started out at Bridge and Wellington. I wasn’t sure if Bridge south of Wellington was considered part of The Point or not so I . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk # 19 – The Point Part 5 – Rain

PostArctica: Pallet Bookcase

Seen on de l’Eglise earlier this week.

PostArctica: Still Life With Pasta #16

At the river today…

PostArctica: At The Monument

Funny, I hung around this park in front of Verdun City Hall in the 70’s and there are a zillion crazy stories about what that was like. So last month I was walking through and saw all these young people gathered around the actual monument and I was getting thoughts like, way to go, folks, . . . → Read More: PostArctica: At The Monument

PostArctica: Autumn Pictures

5 from today in the rain.

. . . → Read More: PostArctica: Autumn Pictures

PostArctica: Walk # 17 – The Point Part 3

“Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk # 17 – The Point Part 3

PostArctica: Walk # 15 – The Point Part 2

“I have walked myself into my best thoughts and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.” ― Søren Kierkegaard It’s true, walking will […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk # 15 – The Point Part 2

PostArctica: Walk # 14 – The Point

“To lose yourself: a voluptuous surrender, lost in your arms, lost to the world, utterly immersed in what is present so that its surroundings fade away. In Benjamin’s terms, to […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk # 14 – The Point

PostArctica: Around Town on Saturday

Despite the constant rain, which I was actually enjoying very much after an intense heat wave, there were events all over the city and I caught a few. West Verdun, […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Around Town on Saturday

PostArctica: Walk # 13

“For me, walking has become less physical transit than mental transportation. It is engaging. I have become, I fear, a difficult walking companion, liable to slow down and point at […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk # 13

PostArctica: Housing March, World Social Forum, Montreal, 2016

Today, along with a few friends from the CACV in Verdun, we marched with numerous community housing groups from Cote des Neiges, Montreal, and across Quebec to the site of […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Housing March, World Social Forum, Montreal, 2016

PostArctica: Walk # 12

Above all, do not lose your desire to walk. Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness. I have walked myself into […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk # 12

PostArctica: Walk # 11

“Many people nowadays live in a series of interiors…disconnected from each other. On foot everything stays connected, for while walking one occupies the spaces between those interiors in the same […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk # 11

PostArctica: Walk #10

“Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.” – Steven Wright Started off at Sherbrooke Metro. The view south. The view north. Apartment building on Rigaud. Mural on building […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk #10

PostArctica: Walk # 9

“After a day’s walk everything has twice its usual value.” — George Macauley Trevelyan Starting Point: Dollard and Newman in Lasalle. Bus let me off here. Headed south on Dollard […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk # 9