Category Archives: Health & Welfare

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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Lay Down Your Guns

Browsing back through my 135 posts, I realized I never did a video from a West Islander at least not about guns.  I did a few about guns  so here are a couple more.  First April Wine, and the late Joe Strummer.

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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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Homeless man killed in N.S. bus shelter fire

(I offer this without comment in its entirety – Drak) Staff Published Saturday, October 26, 2013 11:18AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, October 26, 2013 9:32PM EDT A vigil was held Saturday evening for a homeless man who was killed … Continue reading

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Stun News Is Good News, Sometimes – Homeless Vets Get Help In Pilot Project

It may go against my nature, but I figure it’s time to admit that occasionally there is some good news in this particular wheelhouse.  (Warning, this is The Sun so make no assumptions about accuracy.) Might be a good time … Continue reading

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