Who fares well on Welfare?
There is a gap, aggravated by the government and media, between how welfare recipients are perceived and the realities of living on social assistance. I know because I’ve been there. I am still there. Comments from Canadian politicians illustrate a theory that these misperceptions are being used as an excuse to reduce welfare spending by the government. Life on social assistance can be...
Water, water nowhere
There are some things that truly do not make their presence felt, until there is an absence involved with them. Take, for example, water. I woke up this morning only to find out that the water in my building was off - at least the water in my apartment was off. I assume it was off for everyone else, since I heard no pipe clanging or tap squealing like I normally do. The walls here are so paper...
Rules of Life
I don’t think it’s much of a secret anymore, how some of my rules for living have changed, particularly over the last several months. Before then, I think I’d have liked to have thought I had some kind of rule set to govern myself or to give as advice to others, but I was flailing around in the dark, just reacting and acting as the moment took me. Perhaps I still am, but along...