Vancouver is experiencing a black out…not of the electrical kind. This is not something a crew of linemen can fix. For those of you who have lived under the evil blanket of a Canadian winter on the west coast, you’ll know the dreary soaking sunless overcast of which I write. People have come to resemble zombies…scurrying shadows, hunched over, desperate to be anywhere else than here. There’s nothing pleasant to be found on days like this. Inspiration must come from afar. Dreams are all of warm places and bright sunshine. Otherwise it’s pure drudgery. As you can tell , I don’t write for the government funded tourism industry. I’m an honest broker of information warning anyone who reads this to stay away. The zombies are everywhere. Months of darkness will eat your brain.