Ethnomethodology of a Ruse (part 5): Homes Fit For a Funeral
It's 12.30am summer of 2018. Staring outside, contemplating another anxious walk home. Okay ready to go. "Bye. Thanks very much". The older lady smiles, her Tim Hortons hat tilting as she wipes the sweat from her brow. Can't help but notice how hard, down to earth Canadians work. Working assembly line in an automotive factory - good solid evidence. Sighing, muttering, craving simplicity, I walk out of the door trying to purge the mind of the reality of my circumstances.
Whats the Saying? Bastards. You F****** Bastards!
Dear Canada Soccer Board of Directors, The title of this correspondence is not targeted at you. It was used as a metaphor at the conclusion of an email yesterday to a small group of persons - a hook to see if there was a reaction. There was. Sometimes as a coach you have to get the attention of your players. Get blood from stone. Tony Robbins gets it! Here is a small extract I sent to the person who reacted: "I have wanted out of this nightmare for over 18 months. I now
A Letter to Andrew Scheer
Dear Andrew Scheer, Just a short note from Paul J James (PJJ) regarding Human Rights abuses of those Canadian citizens diagnosed with Substance Disabilities. Over the past two years I have been seeking support from political opposition parties and politicians for the extreme circumstances and social injustices which have descended onto my life since opening up to York University in 2008, concerning poor mental health. During this same two year period I have confronted the Lib
Social Change Engineered Through Social Suffering
Confronting the Stigma of Drug Addiction "I Am Not Your Enemy" The War on Drugs (People) has been a colossal catastrophic failure. In the year 2019, nothing original or educational about that observation. In fact, the statement is used so often it now qualifies as a legitimate maxim. Yet governments, court systems and organizations around the world still fail to solve even the basic fundamentals. And as a consequence, the carnage and immorality of human suffering is stagge