Category Archives: Daily Life

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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To Baltimore (and Worlwide) Fans Of “The Wire”

Scroll  few bars down into the recent post section, entitled “The Wire Still Rules”and you’ll find the entire “The Wire” album — all the music and selected dialogue.  Happy Christmas.  (If the recent posts section gets too long, just search the … Continue reading

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Catholic Church Drenches Homeless As They Sleep

How devoutly Christian of them.  Wouldn’t want any the “bums” to miss early service.  I suppose you could call this “Water Benching”.  “Enhanced Irrigration?”  “Involuntary Baptism?” San Francisco Catholic church installs watering system to drench homeless people as they sleep The watering system … Continue reading

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What Good Is A Freakin’ Password If It’s Not Private?

Outside the street’s on fire in a real death waltz
Between flesh and what’s fantasy
And the poets down here don’t write nothing at all,
They just stand back and let it all be Continue reading

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Getting Old Ain’t For Sissies

  I’ve been admitted to the hospital 3 times in the last months, 6 times in the last 5 years.  Makes one ponder mortality, it does.  Which isn’t such a bad thing unless you are 21.  Indeed, it makes you … 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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My Ville Marie – Now and Then

When I was a boy  growing up in Beaconsfield,  the West Island of Montreal was considered the bastion of privilege, the affluent enclave of the anglo, les maîtres chez nous! How things change … Story by By Sue Montgomery, Photo … Continue reading

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