Rememberance Day and Escape from Alcatraz

November 11, 2009 at 11:27 pm 2 comments

Today I got to ‘escape from alcatraz’ and be out of the homeless shelter for most of the day and evening…it felt grand! 

I went with my daughter, a couple of sisters,  to a park in east vancouver to watch the rememberance day ceremony and was very proud of my brother-in-law, Shane Simpson, who is the MLA for Vancouver East Hastings.  Shane laid a wreath and it seemed particularily poignant with so many of the world war two vets gone now and a population of british columbia citizens living in what amounts to marshall law (or war measures act if you want to get all canuk about it).  we fight now to preserve and protect the safety, rights, and common ground that makes (or is that made?) canada a role model nation.  there’s too much that has gone six feet under.

I may not have much for a north american, and i am grateful for food, clothing and shelter (in an institutionalized setting), but take away some of our basic rights and gordon campbell , you are asking for civil unrest.  if you support this man, your self interest goes beyond mere protection and supports the very core of greed.

i’m tired, but a good tired.  we went back to shane’s house and he is an awesome cook.  a shrimp and spinach salad,  oh gosh, i can’t remember the rest of the names of what he whipped up save for the fresh mussels cooked in garlic, butter and wine.   we all felt like fat piggies afterwards!!!!

shane is the real deal.  he grew up in east van.  he knows poverty.  he  is working and fighting for us, all of us, even those who support campbell because in the end shane’s efforts benefit all.    i urge you to support him (hey, maybe he’ll cook  you up a meal 😀  ). 

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2 Comments

  • 1. Wandering Coyote  |  November 12, 2009 at 9:30 am

    I’m so happy to hear that you got out, had good company, and good food! A break from Alcatraz must have felt absolutely wonderful!

  • 2. scout  |  November 12, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    ha, ya coyote, ya! 😀


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