- LowLife n. low•lifeˈloʊˌlaɪf(n.)(pl.)-lifes.-lives
- 1. a member of the outerclass comprised of (e.g.) prostitutes, addicts, alcoholics, the mentally ill, beggars, petty criminals, trolls, anarchists, welfare mothers, and uncontrollable wobblers.
- 2. a disreputable or deviant lifestyle
- One Throttled Voice ...
- Homeless Heroism
- “The street’s on fire in a real death waltz …”
- Sinai Tapestry (off-topic)
- Wasting the meaning and losing the rhyme
- Offered Without Comment (‘Cause Mom Said Don’t Speak When You’re Angry)
- Fentanyl, Your Last Train Home.
- Promises … promises
- Rotting On Remand
- Senior Toronto police officer found guilty of misconduct for ordering mass arrest at the G20 summit in 2010
- Justice Delayed: Bus Shelter Killers Get Life
- I broke the windows at the logging company, just to get a little release
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- James M. Barrie"Life is a long lesson in humility."
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- Senator Patrick Leahy"You get fifteen democrats in a room, and you get twenty opinions."
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- Florida Just Passed Its Second Anti-Science Law This Month June 28, 2017Florida passed a law undermining accepted scientific theories about climate change, evolution and vaccination.noah
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Category Archives: Homeless
From the NY Times LONDON — For Chris Parker, the arena’s entrance area might have seemed like a good place to ask people for money. Stephen Jones had found a spot nearby to sleep. Now, the two men, both homeless, … Continue reading
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
Sometimes it takes a high-profile act of violence against a homeless person to bring the problem back into the minds of those who have become so desensitized to seeing people living on the streets every day, the head of a national advocacy group says. “We want … Continue reading
Lowertown. Ottawa. Ground Zero. In the long sunset shadow of Parliament Hill. The territory is currently held by the lowlives but under constant yuppie encroachment. The Yups tried to shut done Centre 454 (too close to a brand new condo, … Continue reading
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
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
(I offer this without comment in its entirety – Drak) CTVNews.ca 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