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I didn't get much of a conversation in. He was sitting there quite quietly holding up his sign while the street preachers went about their vitriolic speeches on hate, god and everyone but them going to hell. Now that I reflect on it, in the terms that the preachers where setting out god is tantamount to fascism.
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"NYAAAA!" Look, just because someone is struggling doesn't rob them of their sense of humour or their humanity.
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I met these men at a rally for freedom reform in Vietnam. Almost everyone was in some form of uniform. The interesting paradox/dichotomy of protesting for freedom while dressing in military regalia.
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Mart. (short for Martin). "I've died four or five times. Not suicide or nothin', just died. Keep coming back though." he cracked a beer and then commented that he likes looking at the ladies, "ya can look, but touching ain't good." I agreed. "can't be showing your pecker either." says Mart. Again, I agreed.
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I make a point of seeing Paul as often as I can. He's almost always on the same corner. I ask him what he needs and if there's anything I can get for him. Sometimes it's coffee or something to eat, sometimes cash and sometimes just conversation.
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Woman and her parrot in the market.
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A protest march went by while I was out for a walk and this sign said it all for me. We become complicit in the crimes of the state when we remain silent. Speak up - make a difference.
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My Mother, 81. After a lifetime of being photographed Mum puts up with it.



#hasselblad   #mediumformat   #film   #blackandwhite   #portrait   #availablelight  
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Scott, from the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland. He left the east coast about five years ago, "...just didn't want to be there anymore..." he said. He's been on the road since.

#travellers #people #stories #blackandwhite #monochrome #Kamloops
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Ronny. On a cold but sunny day in Toronto I met Ronny on Bay St. near Dundas, which is an odd place for anyone to be hanging out. I offered him some money for food and something to drink and we talked about housing. He told me he'd left his old place because people kept stealing from him and that he ha a new place. I've been around a long time and based on his state he'd been sleeping rough for a while. I didn't challenge his story - why hurt someone's dignity? I told him I'd keep an eye out for him and went on my way.

#hasselblad   #mediumformat   #toronto   #homelessness   #dignity   #portrait   #people  #120mm #blackandwhite  
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"Life in two bags, a pair of sturdy shoes and an overdose of curiosity"
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Photographer, traveller, inventor, designer, developer, graduate student, father, friend, lover, memory, wanderer. Stories to tell. Drinks to share. In love with the world and its people. 
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I am the chief technology for Mirum in the Middle East and North Africa. I work with clients on the development and integration of technology solutions into their communications and marketing strategies. Additionally, I am responsible for the technical direction and practices of the agency as a whole in the Middle East.
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Sean Howard & Eric Portelance - #75: Stuck, with Byron Bignell
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This week we discuss being stuck with Byron Bignell. He was “stuck” for over 18 years. Sean sat down with Byron to talk about being “stuck”

Alright - so you've noshed your way all over Manhattan and sure, you think you've eaten well, which can only mean you haven't made it to the Brooklyn Diner. As food experiences go it's hard to top it. The burgers are over the top in the best way possible. The coffee is the best diner coffee you'll ever have - I recommend you take it black and the cheesecake! You can't leave without having the cheesecake! So, stop wandering around nibbling on hotdogs and make your way here for a real treat - you'll thank yourself later.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Wow. I walked in with a dead mac laptop. The folks at Oliz worked with me to trace the cause, test the solution and to come up with a way to get the computer back up and running. We found that the IO for the main HD has shot. So we installed a drive sled, removed the DVD and put a new drive in. Patient, thorough, knowledgable, friendly and the tea was most welcome! Would I recommend Oliz? Absolutely! Got a dead or dying Mac? Bring it to the folks at Oliz and see how they can help you. An oasis for travellers, NGO workers and others who rely on their computers for data and communications. A 10 out of 10!
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Rise and Shine because this is the place for breakfast or brunch with friends. The menu is small with a lovely selection of vegan and non vegan choices. The service is prompt and my hurried. The atmosphere is perfect and best of all the food is spot on. You really owe yourself a brunch at Shine while you're in Victoria, maybe a few.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I'll be honest, I've had better and I've had worse but I liked it all the same. The egg was a little over done for my tastes and the pork was skimpy and the broth, chicken based was a little cloudy and had a little too much fat on the top, making up for it was good flavour, good noodle texture and the observation that I drained the bowl.
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Very likely the best pie under this or any other sky. If you're in Vancouver you owe it to yourself to come to The Pie Shoppe and indulge yourself, you know you want to.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Not your traditional ramen and that's fine by me. The miso ramen was spot on with a twist; kimchi and agedofu, mushrooms and green onion. The egg; unseasoned but soft and just so. The noodles; buckwheat and a little sticky, were firm with a good bite. The result? A very enjoyable bowl of noodles at the end of the day.
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reviewed 2 years ago
I'll be honest, I've had much better. This isn't to say it's bad, just very middle of the road. The rice in the chirashi don was unseasoned, there was far, far too much gari, the wasabi was dry and without bite. The hamachi was borderline, the fish in general was passable but not memorable. All things considered not the highlight of my stay.
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