This week I went looking for parks in Toronto. I made it to one. I also got to a beach for the first time since moving here. The city is a busy place and escaping into a park is a nice way to drown it out for a bit. This week I went to David… Continue reading Aly walks around taking pictures of Toronto, and he talks, too | a park and a beach
There’s no heat in my apartment. I’d take a picture to show you but every picture I take looks like my apartment when it’s warm. It could be romantic. Instead, it’s cold.
She bought a bag of grapes and a handful of bananas. Me, I was waiting behind her to pay for my three Jamaican meet patties, a bag of chips, and a jar of salsa. After we had each paid, we met again outside the Hasty Market, where she was searching around for a lighter. I… Continue reading Getting home
While getting off a packed bus, I stepped over a stroller and as my right knee was coming over, it hit the baby sleeping inside on the left cheek. I blurted out, “I’m sorry. I’m so sorry,” as I, without thinking, as if instinctually, reached down and gently stroked the child’s cheek. Maybe I was… Continue reading I kneed a sleeping baby in the face
It’d be easy to argue that I’ve been aging since I was born, some 34.5 years ago. What of those nine months during gestation, when I was but a parasite? We’ll them a growth, but not aging, period. Tonight, I finally got old, though. It happened tonight while I was paying for my groceries. But,… Continue reading I’ve finally gotten old
The last two days have been good underwear days. Today, as a consequence, has been a bad underwear day.
Last night, I went out with some folks I don’t usually hang out with. We ended up singing karaoke. I know people were taking pictures. It’s nice to go out with new people, from time to time. It’s interesting to watch yourself in new situations, trying to figure out what’s the same and what’s different.… Continue reading Day 22 of 30
Step 1: Disable fire alarm. Step 2: Prepare meal. Step 3: Buy new frying pan.