Thursday, February 13, 2020

Posted By on Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 3:17 PM

Wonderful editors that lay out the Love/Bitch section. I'm sitting in New Zealand, reading a crinkly, month-old edition of The Coast that was definitely drenched at one point, that my family lovingly sends me from home. I begin to read as I usually do (check the photographer of the cover, and then read from back-to-front—goodies in the back, of course!) I arrive at the Love/Bitch section and do a quick scan: one love and five bitches. Hmm. That's a lot of bitching for a section that includes "love" in the title.

I check the date of the edition: week of January 9. Damn. At a time when Halifax is going through its post-holidaze recovery and many Scotians are actively struggling with depression, the one newspaper that hasn't totally fallen off the rails and still has decent content is really vibing with the shit. Yeah, it's funny. And yeah, it can make people feel better, sometimes. It's great to bitch it out and have others agree and validate it. But in a world where we're desperately needing some guiding light, and some seriously positive influence, do you think we could call back in some love, just a bit? There'd be an outrage if there'd been an interview that covered five hetero cis guys, one woman and no queens. I know there's more love in you, you can do it! — Love Is The Answer

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Posted By on Wed, Feb 5, 2020 at 1:38 PM

You put a sparkly Christmas pillow in a tree with a note about how it was up for grabs. I took it and gave it to my parents—they love that kind of shit, and they loved the pillow ("maybe we'll keep it out all year!"). Just wanted you to know that the pillow ended up in the perfect place. — Joy To The North End

Friday, January 31, 2020

Posted By on Fri, Jan 31, 2020 at 9:31 AM

I took my dad to get some blood work done this Saturday and it was a few hours wait. They serviced over 1,000 people, and my appreciation goes to the staff, who were very patient and understanding. However, the most thoughtful act came from a young blonde woman with a nose ring. After waiting for hours, she noticed that the very senior woman next to her had a ticket that would leave her waiting for hours more. Without thinking twice about it she offered to swap her ticket and then proceeded to engage with this elderly woman for a long while. I think I fell in love with you while I listened to you share your life with this woman and listen to her intently. You have restored my faith in humanity. — Some Guy Who Thinks You're Great

Friday, January 24, 2020

Posted By on Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 8:45 AM

A dark 6am good morning.
A shared smile over baby giggles.
A held elevator on a busy day.
A quick chat as two tails wag.
Here's to all the little things that connect us to strangers in this crazy world. — Stranger

Monday, December 23, 2019

Posted By on Mon, Dec 23, 2019 at 10:42 AM

  Before the years ends, I want to send out this thank-you from a warmer time of year. I was walking my wiener dogs around the Forum and stopped to talk to new neighbours and their pup. When we walked away one of one mine started shrieking in pain and fell to the ground. You saw us in distress and held two of the dog's leashes, while I checked out the third. I hobbled a half-block home only to discover fire ants stuck to the poor guy's penis! Thank you for stopping and being a kind passerby. I live in the best neighbourhood ever, or so says this Vancouver transplant.
—Long Dog Love

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Posted By on Thu, Dec 19, 2019 at 7:56 AM


Thank you for my bottle of wine! It is greatly appreciated, especially after the day I endured today. I don't know which one of you it was from, but thank you.
—A Grateful Colleague

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Posted By on Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 3:43 PM

To the tatted man who goes to the university gym: Interesting manner about you and I have to say I’m intrigued. Could have sworn we made prolonged eye contact (maybe I’m reading into it). Next time you’re in you should bump into me at the water fountain. I promise I’ll start the conversation.
—A Gym Goer

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Posted By on Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 2:02 PM

Could the mustachioed fellow who has the morning shift at the Alderney Ferry booth be any more awesome? Always smiling, always kind—he is an amazing ambassador for Halifax Transit. Now, to take his amazingness over the top, he has constructed a festive, functional model of the ferries crossing the harbour. Your smiles and your costumes and your kind words are so appreciated, sir. Well done!
—8:15'er

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Posted By on Sat, Nov 23, 2019 at 11:13 AM

To the lady with red hair in Lower Sackville. Thank you for your nice words and I'm sorry I almost made you miss your stop, but I must admit I am a smidge confused. You came up and touched my arm and told me that "it takes great courage." Thank you again, but I didn't know what the context was and why, but again thank you? Hope you have a nice day!
—Malh

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Posted By on Sat, Nov 16, 2019 at 10:55 AM

Big shout-out to the Sean Connery lookalike who I think is in charge of security at Citadel Hill. Our little guy was looking at a long stay in the hospital. He has a little boy's fascination with big guns, so on the way to the IWK we stopped to tour the fort when it was all closed up. Let's just say Sean bent the rules a little bit and made a little boy's day a little less scary.
—Mom

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