All posts filed under “Rants

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Grocery Store Apocalypse

Until recently, along the front of my local No Frills store, there were bins full of empty boxes, the idea being that customers were welcome to take a box or two if they needed them, and I suppose since the store had to dispose of… Read More

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Rogers Rant

Rogers keeps calling me. I try to be polite. I ask them not to call anymore. Please take me off your list. I don’t want to hear about the deal of the day. Honest, I don’t. Usually at that point they hang up. I’ve asked… Read More

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Yellow (a retail rant)

Regular visitors to this part of the blog swamp know that Tuffy P and I make custom mosaics. We’re working on a set of goldfinches made from broken crockery, tiles and what-have-you so today I dropped into our local Value Village in search of yellows.… Read More

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Real Estate Rant

Today I received a phone call from a guy from ReMax – as a courtesy he said (how thoughtful is that?) – to tell me in a nicely written script what the house next door sold for quite some time ago. Yesterday, another real estate… Read More

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Everything is Broken

In his column yesterday in The Toronto Star, Ed Keenan wrote about the massive tax increase assessed against the arts building at 401 Richmond. Full disclosure: I’m represented for my paintings by an art dealer in that building – yumart – and my work has… Read More

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Stamp out ads on transit art

CBC reported this morning that the Toronto Transit Commission has been putting ads up on top of an abstract mural called Sliding Pi, by artist Arlene Stamp. Spokesperson Brad Ross confirmed they’ve been doing it for years, and the artist apparently doesn’t have much of… Read More