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

The Motel Strip of Scarborough

Motel after motel after motel. Used-auto-parts shop after used-auto-parts shop after used-auto-parts shop. It's 10 pm on a Saturday, and we're driving on Kingston Road in Scarborough, Ontario, looking for the two-star Howard Johnson Inn where we've reserved a room. We find it, and next door we see a sign for Pakhtoon Motors, a used–auto … Continue reading The Motel Strip of Scarborough