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Celebrating My Birthday (I)

I truly believe in celebrating each day as if it`s our birthday: spending time with people we like, treating ouselves with whatever it`s best for us and feeling grateful for this. 523 more words


Broken By Living

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Broken by living

An old man lies fetally

Praying for his death

Torturous life on the street

Trades its mercy for your soul

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~


Summer Nights in Amsterdam

I am so determined to avoid the crowds in the touristic center of Amsterdam, that I sometimes forget that, in doing so, I am also missing out on this: 34 more words


Never Underestimate a Fox

for the man who gave himself
the street-name “Tonto”

At a loss for everything
but words,
I’m writing in the sunlight
of a sidewalk cafe… 448 more words


Opinion: Street people I have known in passing

The recent news reports about Montreal’s census of the homeless got me thinking back to a man I used to see almost every evening. It was decades ago, when a glass of beer cost 15 cents in Windsor, Ont., not much even then.  589 more words

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Signage of the Times

New York is a tough town. It’s hard enough to get by in life, but in our city, the competition is staggering. The only way to set oneself apart from the crowd, is with savvy brand management. 182 more words

20 years of cleaning up NYC pissed away

By Tom Wilson

Here’s an up-close look at a quality-of-life offense the City Council wants to decriminalize.

This urinating vagrant turned a busy stretch of Broadway into his own private bathroom yesterday – an offense that would result in a mere summons if Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and her pals get their way. 419 more words