Tuesday, March 31, 2015

R.I.P Danny Maloney- Kitsilano Megaphone Vendor Will Be Missed

I hadn't walked passed that corner for a bit for some reason but was deeply shocked and saddened this last Saturday when I walked by Whole Foods by Safeway on 4th Ave.

For years and I mean years...at least 12 I believe, Danny had been there selling the Megaphone newspaper. We never said much, just exchanged a smile and Hello. I only gave him money a few times and never took the paper, reason being we needed money for ourselves and I knew he knew that.

He was a little cornerstone on that corner and he will be greatly missed. The corner will be empty now. His shoes too big to fill as our memories will always see his ghost there.

R.I. P. Danny! You can sit down and take a break now! My deepest condolences to his family and friends. Please share this so other can know.

Celebration of Life
Tuesday April 7th 12pm-1pm 
Kitsilano Community Center
Snowy's Lounge
2690 Larch St. 

Danny sold Megaphone for 2 decades at West 4th and Vine. He will be missed dearly by his family, friends, customers and colleagues. 

Light food and beverages provided 



Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Changerz- Who is that?

Well just a quick post as I have to get ready for bed. I was telling Angel about Vanuatu and the terrible cyclone that hit there. I was explaining they had some of the strongest winds ever recorded.

I told her how in BC here we have had the 2 warmest winters in 120 years.

I told her that it's up to her generation to turn things around because they are going to be the most affected.  It's a lot, she is just 12, so I showed her these links and all I can do is hope and pray she will take advantage, that you will all look, learn and share.  That somehow we can all form a community and work on making this place a better world for all living creatures.

If you check out the first few videos, you will get a sense of purpose. http://thechangerz.blogspot.ca/p/about.html

This animation on this page is based on a vision I had in the early 90's http://thechangerz.blogspot.ca/

There is tons of great info on the Facebook page I created for this, https://www.facebook.com/thechangerz

And the Pinterest page is really great too! https://www.pinterest.com/zipolita/the-changerz/

So please check out and share. If you are teacher I hope you will share this with your students. If you are a parent, I hope you will share it with your kids.

Who are The Changerz? We are! You & Me!

Here's the animation- Sadly- we as a community sucked at Earth Hour, I sure hope this apathy isn't a sign of the times.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Screw Brutalism- Use Cradle to Cradle Design-

 Apparently Stephen Harper has some really twisted ideas about architecture and monuments.

Ottawa’s promised new memorial to victims of Communism threatens to be both an esthetic monstrosity and a tribute to moral obtuseness. Many have expressed alarm about its visual impact, from the mayor of Ottawa to Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, without deterring the Harper government from financially and ideologically backing the project. Read More Here



Scary thing is, every though people are expressing concern, no one is doing anything.

Please people, WATCH THIS!! We have the solutions. 

Friday, March 6, 2015

In Nature Good Homes are All Too Rare!

There is a Terrible Housing Shortage for these hermit crabs.

Even a bad shell is a better than being homeless.

I can relate.

This video is very profound. It's very beautiful when you watch it full screen.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Who's going to ask the tough questions now?

Have you seen this ad?

CBC refused to air this ad.

The non-profit group, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, have created an ad highly critical of Stephen Harper's government. See it here. Share Widely!!