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Monday, May 31, 2010

Dennis Hopper - Rest In Peace

Actor and 60's icon Dennis Hopper died this week. He was a true character, with all kind of trouble in his crazy, creative life.

According to Rolling Stone magazine, he was "one of Hollywood's most notorious drug addicts," for 20 years. He spent much of the 1970s and early 1980s living as "an outcast" in a small town he purchased after the success of Easy Rider. Hopper was also "notorious for his troubled relationships with women," including Michelle Phillips, who divorced him after less than two weeks of marriage. Hopper was married five times in total — he was in the process of divorcing Victoria Duffy, his wife of 14 years, at the time of his death — and is survived by four children. (Wikipedia)

Here's an odd piece of history. Dennis reading Kipling's poem IF, on a show hosted by (an also young) Johnny Cash. It's good...honest.

Bye Dennis.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Banksy in Toronto

0% interest in people

Will work for idiots..

Even though we probably won't know it if we see him on the streets of Toronto, there is little doubt that the UK graffiti artist has been in town.

It's not easy to be subversive in this FAUX News and celebrity-as-hero, entertainment-as-information world. It's not easy to voice a challenge to the way things are (Market=God). But bless his little rascally heart, Banksy tries.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Off to Hazelton

I've been working hard lately... perhaps too hard. It has something to do with taking about three months off work last year and traveling to New York, Vancouver, Hawaii and Australia.

I'm off soon to work in the Hazelton area of BC for a couple of weeks of community engagement work for the health system. This is Gitxsan and Wet'suwet'en country - very beautiful and quite remote (16 hour drive for me). I stay in the r0 year old residence of the United Church run hospital. I'm really looking forward to long days (literally) and interesting people.

I miss my blogging buddies, but am not gone...just busy and drifting a little.

Does anyone else find their online time being pulled to the nefarious Facebook from their blog. That's where my kids and hundreds of my acquaintances (even if called friends) hang out.

Bulkley River from the one-lane Hagwilget Bridge - 262 feet up

Hagwilget Canyon - Bulkley River

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