A Bit More Detail

Assorted Personal Notations, Essays, and Other Jottings

Archive for April 2020

[MUSIC] The JAMs, “All You Need Is Love”

I’ve rediscovered the KLF after a decade and a half.

Why did I wait so long?

“All You Need Is Love”, indeed.

Written by Randy McDonald

April 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm

[PHOTO] Chalk balloons, Cloverdale Road

Chalk balloons #toronto #silverthorn #cloverdalerd #sidewalk #chalk #balloons #streetart #rainbow

Written by Randy McDonald

April 24, 2020 at 11:30 pm

[PHOTO] Me at 22 (#meat20)

Me, at 22 #pei #charlottetown #Provincetown #me #latergram

Low-resolution as it is, I think that this photo’s flaws does a great job, if inadvertently, of exposing who I was at that time (September 2002) and in the years before. (I took this photo from my archived personal website, here.

I had only come out to myself in February of that year. That only came out at the end of a long process of very careful development that I did not recognize at the time. Me at 20 was 60 pounds heavier than me as of this picture (30 pounds heavier than I am now). I was hiding, from myself, from others within my carapace of flesh, to an extent that I was literally not capable of understanding.

There are certainly things that I wish I had done better; hindsight exists. Still: That me at 20 did as good a job as he could of surviving, and deserves credit for that. Me at 40 would not have existed without his efforts. I’m grateful for how I survived me at 20; I’m grateful to have been able to become me at 40.

Written by Randy McDonald

April 20, 2020 at 8:00 am

[PHOTO] Two photos of St. Nicholas of Bari Catholic Church

St. Nicholas of Bari Catholic Church, at 1277 St. Clair Avenue West in the heart of Corso Italia, is a bit of an unusual church, built to fit into the streetscape of this traditionally Italian-Canadian neighbourhood. Still, the stained glass windows stand out, even from across the street at twilight.

St. Nicholas of Bari Catholic Church (1) #toronto #stclairwest #stclairave #corsoitalia #stnicholasofbari #catholic #church #stainedglass #latergram

St. Nicholas of Bari Catholic Church (2) #toronto #stclairwest #stclairave #corsoitalia #stnicholasofbari #catholic #church #stainedglass #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

April 19, 2020 at 11:55 pm

[PHOTO] “Jesus Saves”, take 2

"Jesus Saves", take 2 #toronto #christianity #stclairave #stclairwest #earlscourt #jesus #faithimpactministry #spring #latergram

This is the second time that I have taken a photo of the “Jesus Saves” sign at Faith Impact Ministries on 1780 St. Clair Avenue West; the first take is here. The starkness, of the sign as much as the message, is eye-catching. What, I wonder, will it look like come lush warm green summer?

Written by Randy McDonald

April 19, 2020 at 11:29 pm

[PHOTO] Grey evening

Grey evening #Toronto #dovercourtvillage #grey #sky #evening #backyard

Written by Randy McDonald

April 14, 2020 at 7:30 pm

[PHOTO] Easter display, Wyndham at Brock, Little Portugal

Technology issues meant that I could take photos of this energetic Easter holiday display, all pastels, only on Easter Monday.

Easter display, Wyndham at Brock, Little Portugal (1)

Easter display, Wyndham at Brock, Little Portugal (2)

Easter display, Wyndham at Brock, Little Portugal (3)

Written by Randy McDonald

April 14, 2020 at 12:45 pm

[PHOTO] Glitched out

Glitched out

Going through my photo archives on one of my devices, I found this image. I think photos produced by failure can be eye-catching. You?

Written by Randy McDonald

April 13, 2020 at 3:30 pm

[PHOTO] Timely selfie

Timely selfie #toronto #dovercourtvillage #me #selfie #plaguedoctor #latex #mask

Written by Randy McDonald

April 11, 2020 at 5:00 pm

[PHOTO] Lost dog

Lost dog #toronto #dovercourtvillage #bartlettavenue #dogsofinstagram #lostdog

Written by Randy McDonald

April 11, 2020 at 3:30 pm