Category Archives: Death

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. Advertisements

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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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MSU Shooting

Another school shooting.  This time at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.  The story is breaking on Twitter as I write but, honestly, I’m not sure I have the heart to follow it.

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Overdose Awareness Day

OD Awareness Day has an odd ring to it, particularly if you travel in mainly middle-class circles.  For street folk, however, it’s a reminder of a constant presence, of the tragic fate that stalks and kills so many around you.  … Continue reading

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To hear the groans of the prisoners, to set free those who were doomed to die. ( Psalm 102:20)

“One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us.” — Kurt Vonnegut There are two separate, overlapping species of argument for and … Continue reading

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