October Tree on Baldwin Street


I took advantage of a rare opportunity to take photos of Baldwin street with no cars on it this week while they were digging it up. This beautiful yellow tree ready to drop it’s leaves hides the pure mayhem that preceded this moment, as tow trucks swooped in to clear the street of cars—making way for the asphalt chewing monster machine that stripped the top layer off the road.


Oxford Street Fire

oxford street fire in kensington market

I Woke up to the smell of smoke the other night, Ran around the house looking for fire but finally found it 4 blocks away on Oxford street in yet another fire in Kensington Market. It must have been pretty devastating. They had been trying to put it out for a long time by the time I got there and I could still see flames coming out of the roof.


Oxford street fire from Spadina Avenue


Fred Hampton

Fred Hampton of the illinois Black Panther Party
Fred Hampton of the illinois Black Panther Party

Fred Hampton  Aug 30 1948 – Dec 4, 1969
Hampton, chairman of the IL Black Panther Party was killed by police as he slept in his bed 45 years ago today. He was 21. That’s Dr Benjamin Spock on the right listening to him by the way. (more…)

Donald Ewen Cameron

Donald-Ewen-Cameron-mkultrabelieved he could save people from themselves, and by extension, the rest of us from them,  by putting them into drug induced comas which would wipe their memories and allow him to reprogram the psyche. He performed these “driving” experiments on psychiatric patients in Montreal from 1957 to 1964

“Although the patient was prepared by both prolonged sensory isolation (35 days) and by repeated depatterning, and although she received 101 days of positive driving, no favourable results were obtained.” 

James Verone Robbed a Bank for Health Care

James Verone Robbed bank for $1 for health careJames Verone walked into a bank in North Carolina, handed the teller a note that said “This is a bank robbery. Please only give me one dollar.” He was hoping to get health care in prison.
Drawn from the photo by Ben Goff


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