Category Archives: Family

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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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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Children of the Revolution II

I just had to add this link as a follow up to my Children Of The Revolution  post.   I somehow missed this article about Tyler Thompson the Barhaven teen who raised $2,400 for the Ottawa Mission which, with matching … Continue reading

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The Hearts We Leave Behind

If it’s true that men give little thought to Valentines day then my compadres, middle-aged and solitary street folk, shouldn’t acknowledge the day at all.  Just another gloomy Monday in an endless winter. But I know I am not the … Continue reading

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The Least Among Us

I’m dying.  Not immediately nor anytime real soon, but sooner than I’d like.  I’ve got bad lungs. Severe COPD.  Just walking around is getting harder and harder.  Haven’t worked in about 2 years, since I had to bail from the … Continue reading

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