Stanley Q. Woodvine is an illustrator, graphic designer and writer who is 'living rough' in Lotusland and who currently supports himself monetarily by 'binning'.
He also has a really, really great blog called 'sqwabb, A view from the street' that I've added to the crawl over on the left-hand side of this page.
In the last week Stanley has written insightful posts about the big DDoS attacks that slowed the internet to a crawl yesterday, the Great BC Shakeout from a homeless person's perspective, the dividing and conquering of animators 'round here, Hillary Clinton's sense of cat video humour (seriously), and a very cogent critique of the conclusions of a paper on aging published in the top-flight science journal 'Nature'.
My favourite of all his recent posts is titled 'A corn syrup morning, strategic binning and a lost and found iPhone'.
It starts like this:
The sunrise Wednesday morning (September 21) was of the warm yellow variety—the kind that makes everything that it touches look dipped in gold, or at least drizzled with high fructose corn syrup.
Emerging into such gilded beauty, short-lived as it is, certainly starts the day off on the right foot but it has to be said that sunshine alone cannot wake me up the way that a nice hot cup of coffee can.
However, instead of getting up at 6:30 a.m. and going straight from bed to a hot coffee and breakfast, as I do most weekdays, I determined to make do with the sunshine as well as any cold coffee that I had left over from the night before.
I was heading straight into the back alleys...
Do yourself a favour and head over to read the entire post. It's really great stuff, including the bit about how hard it was for Stanley to return a lost smart phone to the City of Vancouver.
A tip o' the tocque to reader Glen C. for pointing us towards Stanley's blog...