Posts Tagged ‘home’

Two photos of a home-shaped memorial for Tony

November 2, 2011

Photos by Kelvin Soh: Oct 29 in Dufferin Grove Park.

If anyone knows who created this stunning objet d’art, please let me know in the comments section. Thanks.

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Oh brother, where art thou?

August 18, 2011

TONY
“I haven’t seen you around so much lately.”

PHILIP
“Well we’ve moved — you know that.”

TONY
“Phil, I don’t mean to sound stupid, but sometimes I move every night, if you  know what I mean.”

PHILIP
“Ouch.”

Circle of life

May 16, 2011

PHILIP
“I heard that there’s an experiment to help homeless people by the government actually giving them money, you know, cash.”

TONY
“Well that won’t work. You’ve got too many of us who will just go off to find something like alcohol or whatever they want. But you can bet your socks that I’d take their money if they want to give it to me.”

PHILIP
“So what’s the best approach then?”

TONY
“When you’re homeless, it means you need a place to live. So if they can help homeless people get somewhere to live, then that could work.”

Our fourth birthday

October 24, 2010

PHILIP
“You know, this is our fourth birthday.”

TONY
“You mean the blog?”

PHILIP
“Yup. We’ve made nearly five hundred posts and we’re closing in on 250,000 visitors. Pretty good, eh.”

TONY
“You know, I didn’t expect it to last this long. But I’m glad people like it, that’s for sure. Now all I gotta do is get myself somewhere to live and we can do some other blog. When that’s going to happen, I’ve got no idea.”

PHILIP
“So you want to keep going?”

TONY
“Sure, why not.”

PHILIP
“Me too.”

Home away from home

September 29, 2010

TONY
“You know those people who don’t have any place to live after that big fire the other day ?  Well, that’s a bad feeling, I can tell you, when you get kicked out of your own place.”

A recent mention of our blog

July 9, 2010

From Ireland.

Just doing their job

October 28, 2009

police cars - Oct 28 2009

TONY
“You hear about the old guy who got jumped down Ronces earlier?”

PHILIP
“What happened?”

TONY
“I don’t know but next thing you know, there’s six cop cars right there. You can say what you want about our cops but they sure can do their job when they need to.”

Where the heart is

August 18, 2009

arrow-through-heart - Aug 18 2009

PHILIP
“We haven’t told a story about when you were a kid for a long time. Can you remember something that happened when you were — I don’t know — ten years old?”

TONY
“Well, I remember looking for my Mom in Riverdale Park. That would have been 1959, I think. She was threatening that she would was going to kill herself after a big argument with my Dad. She even took a pairing knife with her.”

PHILIP
“What happened?”

TONY
“Oh, she came home.”

Reaching the limits

August 10, 2009

limits - Aug 10 2009

TONY
“Now isn’t she the sweetest girl you ever met? And also she gives me change most times she comes by, but she also gives me that smile hers too. Boy I’m telling you, if I was 20 years younger, you bet I would take her home, no question. You can’t do better.”

Into the breeches

November 8, 2008

Castle and guns

PHILIP
“Hey Tony. What’s the scariest thing that ever happened to you?”

TONY
“Well maybe it’s not the scariest thing that ever happened, but I can tell you I was pretty scared.

“There was once when the ETF cops broke into a house I was inside, just minding my own businesss. Somebody — I don’t know who it was — went and called the cops that there was someone with a gun in the house and next thing you know the ETF is breaking down the door. And the next thing you know, there’s a cop who looks like a Jeddi Knight or something pointing a big gun at me and he says to me that I should put my hands up which I do right away. So I put my hands up real, real high and he says to walk toward him nice and slow. I would’ve’ walked on my knees if he wanted but he says I should just do what he asked. I told him he wouldn’t get any trouble from me and I would’ve been happy to crawl down on the floor to him if he wante.

“Well, I just about did you-know-what right there, right in my pants.

“Those ETF guys don’t fool around — you could be dead in a second. And I was just watching some cartoon on the video, I think it was Madagascar or something. I remember the whole thing like it was yesterday and I didn’t know anything about the gun or anything. I’m pretty sure that he guy who had the gun was drunk, he wasn’t really going to shoot his wife — at least I don’t think so, but ‘course you never know, that’s for sure. I was pretty lucky or I’d be in a wooden box, if you know what I mean.”

I’ll be ready

October 4, 2007

Lunar synchronicity

TONY
“There’s this woman who brings me a homemade lunch most mornings. So recently she hasn’t, which she was apologizing to me for, but I know she’s moving her home and she doesn’t have any place to even make me a sandwich right now. So I just told her not to worry; I said: ‘When you’ll be ready, I’ll be ready.’ “

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