Posted by: Ian Bruk | July 2, 2012


In my most recent trip to Vancouver I had three incidents with the bus:

  1. Asked a bus driver if is bus went anywhere near to a place I was interested in getting to – I can only describe his attitude in giving the answer as “I just work here it doesn’t mean I have to be nice about it”.
  2. Waiting at a bus stop for a particular bus and assuming that because I saw three of the buses I was hoping to catch drive the other way that they would be there soon. Not being told by the other bus that made stops at that stop that service would not start for at least another 30 minutes. Why bother telling the schmucks waiting at the bus stop – I just work here?
  3. Signing onto check the schedule of the bus to Powell River after finding only the 3rd computer could access the stupid PDF file only to find I would have missed the last ferry to Texada by 5 minutes. No note from the web master who probably just “works there”.

I can only surmise that all these people just work there and are too bus(y) with stuff that actually interests them (not their jobs obviously).

Posted by: Ian Bruk | June 29, 2012

What Is More Appealing?

Ethically Grown? or Grown Ethically? Frankly the use of this in marketing goods just makes me suspect and leary.

Posted by: Ian Bruk | June 29, 2012

Driving Force Of The World

I like to alert people to things. And I must alert you George Michael is back in a big way.

George Michael – “White Light”

Posted by: Ian Bruk | June 29, 2012

Canada Day and July 4th?

Why not celebrate Bastille Day?- the national holiday of France:

the people of Paris, fearful that they and their representatives would be attacked by the royal military, and seeking to gain ammunition and gunpowder for the general populace, stormed the Bastille, a fortress-prison in Paris which had often held people jailed on the basis of lettres de cachet, arbitrary royal indictments that could not be appealed. Besides holding a large cache of ammunition and gunpowder, the Bastille had been known for holding political prisoners whose writings had displeased the royal government

But why not celebrate my own national holiday? That has more meaning to me than an arbitrary border set up 200 years ago. I do not believe in nation states. I want 7 billion flowers to bloom. I could celebrate a Day Of Byss. And we could meditate on the one freedom worth talking about – economic freedom.

Posted by: Ian Bruk | June 28, 2012

Hoping Dr. Do Lots Has A Sense Of Humour

As The Chief Outhouse Correspondent processes his visit to the city (via photos) he came across this business in the West End of Vancouver. The bakery and boutique for your dog? People spend a lot of money on pets. And he is reminded of one of his business ideas designed as an alternative to overpriced veterinarian services. “Angel Of Death Pet Care – For $20 and the price of a bullet we’ll take care of your pet’s last days.” Funny thing is it would be more humane and more human than what goes on now.

Posted by: Ian Bruk | June 28, 2012

Iam The Ghost Of Depressions Past

Both economic depressions and psychological depressions. The economic depressions are unavoidable. The psychological ones are. I know how to make them a thing of the past.

Posted by: Ian Bruk | June 27, 2012

Headphones Are Multiplying In The City

Definitely noticing this. I started wearing headphones because in Vancouver to approach someone to talk to them is considered, at least by the reactions you get, a precursor to rape. So I thought well I still want to enjoy myself so I started listening to music. It’s amazing how much less you need people when you have good music. Anyway the secret may be out.

Posted by: Ian Bruk | June 26, 2012

How Can You Measure

The worth of the feeling of having paid your dues and to be totally deserving. I’ll let you know once I figure it out.

Posted by: Ian Bruk | June 25, 2012

The Trouble With The 4 Agreements

Is that one of the agreements is to never assume. I always get mixed up between assumptions and intuition or instinct.

Posted by: Ian Bruk | June 22, 2012

My 3rd Poem

Avail Yourself Of Jeers

To Hide The Fears

But Remember

Nothing Is As It Appears

Here is a link to the first two.

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