Archives for January 2004
the Zeke’s Gallery weblog for ages, since Chris let me know about it in the fall. For whatever reason I only made it to his site the other day, and noted that, as expected, Chris is completely and totally suited to the blogging form. His posts are quite long, but they are original and opinionated, as is Chris himself in everything he does. Definitely a blog to watch in Montreal.
of the insanity of the Montreal real estate market. The house I rented for 4 years in the mid-to-late-90s is for sale now – listed at $269K!
In Montreal, if you’re lucky and do your research, you can still get a hell of a lot of house for that kind of money. This particular house, however, is a real dump and unless a lot more work was done than can be seen from the photos published in MLS, it is worth not even half what they’re asking for it. Moreover, I know for a fact that it was sold to the current owner just 18 months ago for $110K.The place was very economical as a $700/month rental that you could share with three roommates. That’s a far cry from what they’re asking now though.
goes tomorrow night and should prove to be extremely interesting, particularly since the results in Iowa. I wasn’t arround to comment on all of that news, but Steven Johnson has done a pretty good job of summing it up.
I’ve been in Mexico for the past week enjoying a well-deserved break from very-sub-zero temperatures here in Montreal. We stayed in Bucerias, a few miles north of Vallarta. Although the whole area pretty much exists for tourism, nevertheless there remains an inescapable Mexican core – unlike an all-inclusive resort on an island somewhere, you can’t forget the fact that you’re a guest in another country. The highlight of the trip for me were the galleries in Vallarta itself – there were some great pieces on permanent display and some very compelling exhibitions starting while we were there. In particular, a local artist named Brewster Brockmann had an opening, and although we passed on the vernissage, the new pieces were very interesting.