Category Archives: volunteer

Housing, dignity, caring + sharing

As I did my seven-minute stroll to my favourite café this morning, I passed no less than three ‘homeless’ people I didn’t recognize.   If you spend a lot of time ‘out in the  neighbourhood’, you recognize the regulars, chat with … Continue reading

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The Listeners.

The other day in my favourite café, I was listening to a friend who’s been dealing with mental illness all the decades of her adult life.  Diagnosed long ago with so-called ‘schizophrenia’, she clearly needs to talk about her feelings, … Continue reading

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The Revue is 100!

Last night the neighbourhood celebrated the 100th birthday of The Revue cinema*.  I don’t usually attend such things, but I’m so glad I did. The 3-D movie ‘Hugo’ was a perfect choice for the event, but to me the real … Continue reading

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