Friday, March 22, 2013

"Wanna see something cool," he said.

"Wanna see something cool," he said. "And it makes for a funny photo, too."

When I showed him this shot, instead of the one he was expecting, he said it was "the best photo of me, ever. Gotta put it on my Facebook page. Can you send me a copy?"

The kid said he was a busker poet, that he was performing that night at The House Cafe in Kensington. He asked if I would do a video of him performing. I told him I couldn't that night, but if he emailed me his next gig date I would see what I could do.

I gave him one of my cards, but I've yet to receive an email from him.

Friday, March 8, 2013

International Women's Day 2013

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International Women's Day - 2013 : A woman's place

March 8 is International Women's Day. Seven organizations and nearly 100 women gathered and paraded down Stephen Avenue at noon today. There was drumming and speeches, dancing and protest songs, placards and food trucks!

It was wonderfull!

Interesting that no news cameras or crews were there.  None that I saw anyway.  There's nothing on the news web sites either.  I guess women's inequality and violent abuse can't compete with gorillas escaping from the Calgary Zoo. [sigh]