Victoria has been at the centre of the craft brewing revolution since the early 1980’s. My travels today lead to a local brewery, which began as a small microbrewery and grew into a major operation, making a variety of wonderful craft beers.
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Today’s ride took me to a huge fenced off field on the edge of downtown that was once a heavily polluted industrial site. The gates were open so I ignored the No Trespassing signs and rode my bike to a good spot where I sketched an old power station and a working asphalt plant. While I was there, several cars arrived and the folks walked out into the empty field at my back. Later on while drinking an expensive coffee at a nearby sidewalk cafe, I met two gents I’d seen at the field and we had a brief chat, whereupon they informed me that the acreage in question was going to be developed in a few years, once the master plan was ready.
I wrote this book over a year ago but I just got around to putting it up on Kindle. This is the 3rd part of a series that began with The Magic Typer, and continued with A Year in the Life of a Poet. Starting tomorrow July 12 at 0000 hrs PDT, you can get The Magic Typer ebook free until Wednesday July 12 at midnight.
This from our national broadcasting corporation, or as my old friend from 6th grade use to call it – The Canadian Broadcorping Castration:
Take this, language experts!
We had a powwow with some savages. It was spooky how the lame crippled gypsy and the black sheep brainstormed how to sell their spirit animals down the river, like a first world problem. Gypped, I knew it was third world blackmail, but they had a tone deaf blind spot when it came to the tribe. If I hadn’t been grandfathered in, I’d still be In the Ghetto, like Elvis.