Sunday Night at the United Church
Sunday, last night, finally forced myself to go out and do something.
I've been on the downlow, "Working" at getting bloody nothing done and doing a fine bloody job of it too, but all this do-nothing has seen me miss a few worthwhile events that I later regretted, and so I finally hauled my ass up to the church to check it out.
3 local artists, independent female singer/songwriters, a small audience of perhaps 70 people on the pews, the stage/altar they've done up to look like every folk musicians retro ideal, with old 50's, 60's & 70's style table lamps, a sheepskin rug, acoustic guitars...
And they were surprisingly good. Or, perhaps to better phrase it, not surprisingly, because this town has a superfluity of talent, and it made me realize that I have to make more of an effort to get out...
- Category: Music
Monique Olivier: Accessory to Evil
Watched this on Netflix, left me feeling very much - well, soiled.
For those who don't know, Monique Olivier, "The Ogress of Ardenne", was the wife of Michel Fourniret, Frances most prolific child molester and serial killer.
The gist of it is that Monique Olivier was a very willing and helpful accomplice, who took perverse pleasure in assisting her husband in capturing the victims.
What is amazing about this is how incredulous people are - always - when a woman proves she can be every bit as evil as a man. They "naturally" jump to the conclusion that she's a "Victim", despite all evidence and confessions to the contrary, and all this pretended surprise serves no one.
Anyways, a mediocre documentary about a very disturbing topic. Not worth the time. But - consider this - you very likely know or have met people just like this, they only wanted the encouragement or opportunity...I certainly have.
- Category: People
$1800/Month Tiny Homes
Yeah, that's right. Seen a few of them on Facebook lately, short term rentals in Tiny Homes - $1800/month. Often off grid, 4X4 required. For a Tiny Home. Not a small home, a Tiny Home, 100 square feet with a loft, owners will be gone for a 2 month vacation and would "like to rent it out to somebody in need."
Mother of God this is crazy. The whole house, built top to bottom, on an old trailer bed or something, no more than $20, tops $30, 000. And - Kootenay builds are never tops, everyone out here is a carpenter but few have hammered a single nail.
Anyways, that's the rental market at the moment...
- Category: Rants
Now there's a homeless guy I regularly encounter, probably - what - 70 years old? Can't tell. He's always on the corner, from sun-up to sun down, dressed in Hippy Gear, a blackened dirty face, filthy clothing and dreadlocks, mirrored sunglasses, toothless and with thick fingernails sharpened into yellow talons.
He's a local - Celebrity? Sadhu? It's hard to say, he's been around forever. If you slow down when you pass him he'll try and lure you into a conversation, which - if you've talked with crazy, is the last thing you want. You'll get, depending on his mood, descriptions of his morning ablutions, lectures on big forestry, the gentrification of Nelson, you name it, he's got his finger on the pulse. And this is what he does all day, every day, trying to start conversations with every passer by, trapping the unwary in wells of irrelevance that can go for hours, days if you'll let him...
Now I'm on my way to volunteer, no time for this nonsense this morning, quickly trying to pass him, excuse myself from his irrelevance, and he yells after me: "Do you know who saved my life? RUDOLF STEINER". And I have to remember this because....
I have a friend, she works at Waldorf, and - well, Waldorf and Rudolf, they're close. He's one of their big influences. And so I'm telling her, she has to pick him up, bring him to the school, a motivational speaker, have him tell the children, and you know I'm having far too much fun...
- Category: People
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