Some people just don’t possess it. Maybe we all have different ideas about what that word means. To me it means that you don’t screw people over. You don’t use people to fulfill your own needs at the expense of theirs. You try very hard not to hurt people, and if you realize that you have, you make a sincere apology and you try not to do it again. You are a straight shooter. You’re real and honest. You don’t lead someone on to keep yourself from being lonely, if you realize that they’re in love with you, but you know you don’t feel the same. Obviously not everyone has integrity, and I’ve finally realized that as soon as I get that gut feeling that they’re not to be trusted, I need to get away before I get hurt. Some people are just snakes, and they truly have no conscience whatsoever. Learned at last, but the learning almost killed me.
The Georgia Straight: A 50th Anniversary Celebration Book
This beautifully produced coffee-table book brings together over 100 of Georgia Straight's iconic covers, along with short essays, insider details and contributor reflections, putting each of these issues of the publication into its historical context.