Category Archives: Poverty

Moving.

“When I moved from Ottawa to Toronto [in 1998] I had two bags of clothes, some books and a [10-year old] radio. Four or five years later, when I moved [back] I had two bags of clothes, a few more … Continue reading

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Updated: A gravestone update plus a video of me pushing my son around and some thunder

Whoops, I screwed up the security settings on the videos… sorry about that. They’ll work now. In its 100-year history the company constructing the headstone for our daughter has never, ever, had a request to have the family there when … Continue reading

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Tis the season for the reason

“Despite a commonly held myth that the Christmas season has the highest suicide rate of all the seasons, studies have proven that across North America, suicide rates are actually lower at that time of year. Studies suggest that while the … Continue reading

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My son moves in with me and my editors think I’m the shizat

I have a new roommate. My girlfriend has some new duties at work, which means extra late nights, so my (our) son is now with me three to five nights a week in addition to the five days he has … Continue reading

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Checking day

Cheque day, for someone receiving their income from the government, is like the last day of school before summer for a student, or Sunday for a Catholic. It’s a day you dream about for a week, maybe two or three, … Continue reading

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Then I remembered the answers lay in bagels

Just a quick post, with some good news… finally: my blood sugar levels are as close to normal as they have been since 2001. Over the past three days I’ve gotten the numbers down from mid-20’s to eight. I’m so … Continue reading

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