What Moves the Dead

What Moves the Dead, by T. Kingfisher (Ursula Vernon), is a retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic horror, The Fall of the House of Usher. There’s an added character or two, an explanation for Roderick and Madeline’s demise, and a few genuinely creepy scenes involving hares and mushrooms.

The beginning was the fun, the middle a bit slow, …
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Dale and the E-Bike: A Beginning

This February I took the plunge and bought an electric assist bicycle. It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a few years, but wasn’t motivated enough to actually do.

Thanks to the coaching, cheerleading, and persuasion of two friends I finally did it. I made the purchase!

After 3 months of riding between rain showers I can emphatically say, I …
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“The Skin We’re In” Review

The Skin We're In book cover

The Skin We’re In by Desmond Cole is a year-in-the-life memoir documenting “a year of black resistance and power”. Which is to say, a year of bad to tragic things happening to people who deserve better, have tremendous resilience, and are working to make things better.

This book was a hard read. I had to put it down every couple …
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The Wall Street Parklets: Trinity Street

Vancouver’s Wall Street parallels a portion of Burrard Inlet’s industrial waterfront and has a series of parks — well, parklets really — giving a view of the working port and North Shore. Nothing like the Wall Street of New York Financial district fame. At around two kilometers long, one end starts around New Brighton Park and the other at Dundas and Powell Streets.

One of the parklets near me is at the foot of Trinity street. The maps refer to it as the Park Site at Trinity Street. I prefer to call it the Trinity Street Parklet. While it doesn’t have a destination view, it’s a nice to place to walk to, hang out for a bit, and watch the world go by.

Park Site at Trinity Street
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And here’s the Trinity Street Parklet in the real world. I haven’t seen much use of the swing set but the benches can be well used on a nice day. And well, yours truly and a friend may have played on the swings waiting for a bench to clear.

View of the parklet at Wall Street & Trinity Street
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