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Positivity

30 May

I was going to write a piece about being positive. I had a nice conversation on the weekend about the benefits of having a positive outlook and not focusing on the negative.
I have been trying to do this for a while. It is difficult but I do feel forcing oneself to be positive is a worthy endeavor.
So with my head full of ideas, I sit down to write but then I see this on the CBC News. A fight over a parking spot in a Costco.
Blast it.
There goes the sheen of good will.
The positive ideas in my head flee for cover – never to return.
What is wrong with people. A parking spot. In a Costco parking lot. There are many more spots. I’ll wager that these people who are fighting are the kinds of people that will not venture downtown because of the “problems with parking.” This event happened in a suburb just to the west of Toronto.
It is hard to be positive when confronted with this type of insanity.
But I’ll persevere – put on some cool music and smile.

Glorious Sprawl

9 Jun

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The plane had taken off from the Toronto airport. These are the outskirts of the city. Like all other cities. The suburban sprawl. It looks horrible when you are driving through it. Or in it. But from above, the patterns of settlement are enticing. BUT. As David Byrne sang … “I wouldn’t live there if you paid me.”