Space for Kids (and Cars)

In daycare centres across Quebec, infants must have access to at least 2 m2 of play space. What's 2 m2? An area bigger than my bedroom door (1.5 m2) but smaller than my old double bed (2.5 m2). Those same infants get an additional and separate 2 m2 of sleeping space (just enough space for a crib). … Continue reading Space for Kids (and Cars)

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Walking Rosemont

For someone who loves movement and geography, I sure can hesitate to cross the street or go for a walk. Standing at a street corner, looking at the traffic of humans and cars, I try to determine the timing of the traffic lights. Should I step off the curb? Will the light turn yellow? Will the … Continue reading Walking Rosemont

Neighbourhood #4

I recently moved over the mountain into the city's (vast) east end. I now live where people plant gardens in front, out back, in alleys, and in city patches of grass. I live in an area where ice cream dates are frequent and five-dollar cones a regular Monday-night occurrence. I live where pita is stale and cheese … Continue reading Neighbourhood #4