Portage Avenue.

Haven’t been to Blush, but their sign sure adds a nice bit of spice to Portage Avenue–Winnipeg’s new skid row, according to Free Press editorial writer Tom Oleson. While it’s true that Portage Avenue has seen better days (ie, when fedoras were still in style), I don’t know that I agree with Mr. Oleson’s assertion. If he really wants to get a taste of Skid Row, I suggest he take a stroll down Austin Street/Martha Street.

This is going to be my last post for a while. I’m going to be doing some traveling for the next month or so: First it’s a couple of weeks in Vancouver, a few days in Seattle, and a few in Olympic National Park, with a stop in Tacoma along the way. Afterwards it’s back home for the Folk Festival, and then a week in Chicago. I’ll see you in mid July; until then, have a great month.

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