Category Archives: Addictions

Fentanyl, Your Last Train Home.

When I was shuffling around the streets of lowertowm, a smart middle class boy trying to get straight, there were dangers, but none I felt afraid of for myself. There were drugs. Lots of drugs Heroin still took a few … Continue reading

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The Addict In All Us

Addiction is a psychological process, not a physical one, despite the physical symptoms. As an alcoholic I am acutely aware of this. But it doesn’t make much of a difference. When you are in pain you look for the quickest … Continue reading

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Call For Posts For Which It Is Highly Unliky You Will Ever Get Paid

I started this blog back when I was on the street, in the Mission computer lab.  Well, not actually ON the street, but close enough.  It has always been a solo thing.  An episodic journal of life in the low … Continue reading

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Addiction Is Not A Label To Be Applied To Specific Things

“To quote Joseph Conrad in Victory, ‘There are more magic potions than your commonplace magician can imagine.’ Virtually anything can be addictive for the ‘right’ person at the ‘right’ time — one of stress or disorientation, when that experience holds … Continue reading

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Carpe Diem (Lyrics from a too-long season on the street)

Carpe Diem (Lyrics from a too-long season on the street) These streets are my cathedral. Every pipe’s a sacrament. One-eyed Jack’s been giving that sermon since the seventh day of Lent. Ah, but this morning broke so brilliantly in my … Continue reading

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Cop on Paid Leave Over Crack Allegations – Faces Unemployment

Seven months ago the Ontario Provincial Police were aware that one of their officers, Constable Darren Zorn, was using crack, or at least hanging around with a woman “known to police”  while she got high.  A few months later, internal … Continue reading

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Public housing in Vancouver called ‘crack shacks and brothels’

CEO admits filthy, crime-ridden buildings in ‘abysmal’ shape Kathy Tomlinson (CBC) Several tenants and ex-employees of publicly owned housing in Vancouver say their buildings are marred by revolting conditions, rampant crime and shoddy management — by a company whose CEO … Continue reading

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