November 30, 2018

Six weeks ago I had one of the better experiences I can recall over the past decade when a last minute conference call was organized so that I could chat to Canadian soccer alumni in support of the social justice I had been fighting to access for so long.  

As...

November 20, 2018

Dear Bob Bearpark,

Its been 22 years since you departed this world.  

I wanted you to know. You are missed by so many. Most especially the players you coached, the coaches you influenced, by Leslie Wilson, by Tony Waiters, myself  and of course the awesomeness of yo...

November 15, 2018

Travel with Paul James to his 'home' in the streets of Toronto.  Paul shows us the dreadful conditions he faces on the street in defiance of injustice as he continues to confront the stigma of drug addiction.  

November 14, 2018

And so I'm finally lying down in my alcove.  Its 2am...ish on Monday November 12.  A guy walks by dressed in blankets covering his head.  He has a flask of whiskey which he offers.  I politely say no thank you.  He was a nice enough guy.  Better not to trust anyone in...

November 13, 2018

Its 9.30am Saturday November 10, 2018.  Terrible night.  The cold was jolted by what seemed like hurricane force winds.  Two sleeping bags and four layers of clothing became redundant.  Submerged under the covers I peek through a little slot to see if anyone is in sigh...

November 8, 2018

Wednesday 1am I hear an angry voice coming my way.  It has to be loud to gnaw through the wind gusts.  A middle aged, grey haired man passes by my alcove. As I "fuck you" stare him down from my hooded second hand Canada Goose coat I have an eerie feeling...

November 8, 2018

Its 12.45am Monday night as I arrive at the bin which houses my bag stuffed with two sleeping bags.   But its not there.  For fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucks sake is my primate scream. I'm thinking its Kevin and Peyvand.  Those guys have taken it.  So I will buckle into accepting...

November 7, 2018

Its 2am Sunday morning my second day back on the concrete slab after a night at Peyvand's.  As the cold wind whistles' my eyes close as I travel on another magical carpet ride of meditation.

Brian Hughes the Welsh-Canadian has just passed away signifying the e...

November 4, 2018

Hello everyone,

So yesterday it's 12.15am as I step off the streetcar and begin walking across the street to my current home alcove on the Lakeshore.  From a distance I can see the brake lights of a vehicle at the concrete slab where I sleep.  48 hours earlier I awoke a...

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