Three hundred and sixty-one

I know I’ve been putting a lot of photos of street art up, but I need to add one more.  It’s not art as much as it is a political statement, written across the doors of an abandoned building a few blocks away from my house.

It reminds me of all the things that could be done to better the living conditions of those in poverty in Canada.  Although I’m a believer in investing in prevention as opposed to reaction (also something I talked about quite a bit concerning health and diet in previous months), there are steps that need to be taken in order to help get people on their feet when prevention (affordable, safe  housing; child care;  improved working conditions and pay for low-wage jobs; more access to education) didn’t work.  Food banks are one of these.

“This space could be a food bank”

Three hundred and sixty

I had to go to Chinatown today to get a follow-up ultrasound from my kidney infection and ovarian cyst fiasco three months ago, so I thought I’d take a few photos while I was there.  Chinatown is just so interesting and colourful.  And that section of Toronto played a few roles during Out of My Comfort Zone month (those pig’s feet were really not that bad, although I can still remember our server asking us repeatedly if we were sure that’s what we wanted to order!).

“Chinatown”

Three hundred and fifty-nine

One week to go!

One week today I will be writing my final blog post for the year (although I’ll be continuing the blog in a slightly different format).  Every time I think of the end of my project, it throws me off.  What will I do with my time?

“Head in the clouds”

Three hundred and fifty-seven

I get really excited about topics I’m interested in.  It’s a personality trait that has come in handy during the past year. Once I start to learn about something, I fall down the rabbit hole of information.  There is always more research to be found – more branches and twigs from the tree of knowledge.  Each bigger idea has smaller relevant topics leading out from it.  It’s never-ending.

Here are some branches and twigs from my journey the other day.

“More fun Toronto signs”