Archive for September, 2011


Of course I violate my own editing rule — to pass my prose by a second set of eyes — every time I post to basil.CA.

Fran Lebowitz

“I said directly to Michael Bloomberg, ‘You know what sitting around in bars and restaurants, talking and smoking and drinking, is called, Mike?’ He said, ‘What?’ I said, ‘It’s called the history of art.’” From a wonderful interview in

The Gangs-Guns Youth Video Project

… is now on YouTube. You can read more about the project here.

Arielle Patterson, head of Surrey's Mobile Youth Outreach program, talking to student reporter during Surrey's Winterfest.

Labour Day

I am happy I’m in a good strong union.