Category Archives: Public Awareness

Homeless Heroism

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

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“The street’s on fire in a real death waltz …”

From the Toronto Star Now get to work on homeless deaths: Editorial There’s an old business adage that you can’t manage what you don’t measure. If you don’t know the size of a problem and how it’s changing over time, … Continue reading

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Wasting the meaning and losing the rhyme

  I feel for my brothers and sisters, on and off the street.  Life’s always a bitch, but it’s worse when everyone is pretending to be happy.  My most poignant memory of Xmas eve was when I was working for … Continue reading

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Offered Without Comment (‘Cause Mom Said Don’t Speak When You’re Angry)

‘Patient is VSA’: Dispatch calls from Ottawa man’s fatal encounter with police

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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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Promises … promises

I’ve been very neglectful of this blog, particularly now that our fellow LowLives are under siege all across North America.  I make this brief promise to try to do better.  My sort-of motto was to be the voice of the … Continue reading

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Rotting On Remand

I have to repeat myself here because I’m absolutely flabbergasted by the concept.  According to Stats Can, there are far more people incarcerated in Canada “on remand” i.e., guilty of nothing, than those who have been committed of accusing a … Continue reading

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