· Naughties
· · 2003
· · · April
· · · · 10 (2 entries)

Bye-bye Concorde · Every news or­ga­ni­za­tion in the world has cov­ered this, but I re­mem­ber see­ing one of the first Con­corde flight­s, one of them went on a world tour be­fore com­mer­cial flights start­ed, flew low over my home town, I was amazed, it's a po­em poured in­to met­al. Al­so an en­vi­ron­men­tal dis­as­ter and (they say) an un­com­fort­able trav­el ex­pe­ri­ence. But beau­ti­ful; I poked around and found a nice pic­ture ...
On Drugs · Van­cou­ver, where I live, has one of the world's worst street-drugs prob­lem­s. I vis­it­ed Zürich sev­er­al times dur­ing the fa­mous “Needle Park” days, and grew up in Le­banon, where much of the ru­ral econ­o­my was hashish-fueled, and went to uni­ver­si­ty in the Seven­ties (and we all know about that decade), and now here I am in Van­cou­ver, fa­mous not on­ly for that street scene but for ex­port­ing mega-quantities of “BC Bud” to our south­ern neigh­bor. Drugs seem to have been fol­low­ing me around. You might want to read this even if you're not from Van­cou­ver, be­cause we just might be the fu­ture, and you could be deal­ing with it in your own town pret­ty soon ...
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