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Jun 17th, 2014 at 7:52:47 am

tcr! · Jun 17, 2014 at 7:52 am

comic were turning into nothings

While on vacation this month, we stopped in my small hometown for a couple days to see the family and whatnot. My sister and I went into the local grocery store and I was thinking about the other shoppers and people working there when we were checking out.

Some of those people have shopped there their whole lives and others had worked there since they were in high school. On a complete coincidence, we saw an aunt and uncle of ours farther down the aisle — they gave me Luke’s land speeder as a Christmas gift when I was a kid. I only observed them, avoided contact because I didn’t want to socialize and gab — we had other missions and I wanted to keep moving.

But when we were paying for our purchases I was thinking — that’s one thing I miss, believe it or not, after having moved away to a bigger city. I go into the grocery stores where I live now and feel completely disconnected from the other souls.

I go into whatever store is closest to me not the local grocery store. I shuffle through because I don’t have any connection to any one. I don’t get the chance to hide from people because I don’t know any of them.

And I do miss that a bit.

#confessional

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tism tism · Jun 17, 2014 at 1:41 pm

I can relate to those sentiments.

Here we have a reasonable population (18K) but there's always someone who'll stop to talk on the street, in the grocery store, at the local. There's even the option to hide from folks (as Keamoose).

The pace of life is just right and it does feel good to know your friends (even though we have a large transient population). The folks who stick it out here are worth knowing and those that come and go are fun while they last.

The latest stir was when a group of concerned citizens staged a protest and brought the homeless folks some lawn chairs to stop them from sitting on the stoop outside the post office. You see, summer is settin' season here and the local businesses get a bit concerned about the loitering.

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tcr! tcr! · Jun 18, 2014 at 7:45 am

Hard to believe there's a homeless faction up your way. Where do they go when the temp goes sub-zero? It's kinda funny but I'm being serious. :-)

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tism tism · Jun 18, 2014 at 11:16 am

wow…the homeless question is a huge issue here. Yes we do have too many homeless folks here. Most are aboriginal. We do have some over night shelters with limited space but they aren't open during the days. The day shelter just closed a few weeks ago.

During the winter if folks can't make it to the over night shelters I've seen then sleeping in ATM vestibules. Also heard some sleep on the sidewalk under a building's heat exchange vents. When we arrived here it was December. On my first day it was dark and -20C. I was in the office doing HR stuff. When we went from the lobby to the second floor there was a homeless gentleman sleeping in the stairway. The HR rep gently checked if he was OK and reminded him to leave. "You'll see a lot of that" she said.

People are homeless here for a lot or reasons, Many come here from the communities to look for work, visit family, get away from their community. Some run out of money and can't get back, Some get sick. Some decide they don't want to work or have no skills.

More…it is about 3 years old.
http://www.homelesshub.ca/ResourceFiles/Falvo_Homelessness_Policy_Report_finalMAY25.pdf

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tcr! tcr! · Jun 23, 2014 at 3:30 pm

That settles it.. If I ever go homeless, I'll do so in Florida.

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After work view

tcr! · Jun 15, 2014 at 8:11 pm

after work view

#photos #naturerocks

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My favorite plant

tcr! · Jun 14, 2014 at 8:00 pm

my favorite plant

#photos #pepperplant

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Monarch Caterpillar

tcr! · Jun 14, 2014 at 3:50 pm

monarch caterpillar

#photos #naturerocks

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Grandpa Jimmy’s canoe

tcr! · Jun 11, 2014 at 11:14 am

Grandpa Jimmys canoe

#photos #canoe

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Mobile is where we’re going

tcr! · Jun 7, 2014 at 7:20 am

mobile target

Ya, I don’t know what I’m talking about when I say mobile websites have to be the priority. The notion that mobile is secondary to the desktop will certainly prevail.

#webdev #photos #target

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tcr! tcr! · Jun 7, 2014 at 7:25 am

I shouldn’t be thinking about work while on vaca but when I see nuggets like these…

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The Red Button

tcr! · Jun 6, 2014 at 9:18 pm

image

Taken in a hotel pool area in Hannibal, Missouri.

#photos #vacations

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Jun 2nd, 2014 at 10:26:02 pm

tcr! · Jun 2, 2014 at 10:26 pm

A fight between #Spock and #Chewbacca, my money would be on the wookie.

#random #startrek #starwars

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Under the Fabyan bridge…

tcr! · Jun 1, 2014 at 11:38 pm

bike 1

bike 2

#photos #bikes

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tism tism · Jun 2, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Tarp has sprung a leak?

Is where you drew some blood?

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tcr! tcr! · Jun 7, 2014 at 7:22 am

It's okay to eat fish.

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May 26th, 2014 at 7:52:17 am

tcr! · May 26, 2014 at 7:52 am

It’s been stupid busy here outside of Chicago. I mean like stupid, dumb busy.

I found this gem this morning, though:

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”

Jim Rohn

#advancedsoul

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tism tism · May 26, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Nice!

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