A few days after reading a Fraser Health Authority Request for a Proposal to implement Health Contact Services for people who use illicit drugs I read that Vancouver and the federal government were close to an agreement that would see the possession of a small quantity (personal use) of illicit drugs not result in prison time.
Central to both the Request for Proposal and the Federal/Vancouver agreement is the use of illicit drugs. The juxtaposition of the two had me shaking my head at how the Rocking Chair Principle has become so pervasive in politics, causing issues and problems to seem intractable.
Continue reading Politic’s Rocking Chair Principle
December 31, 2019/January 1, 2020
Life can be strange. Is strange if you are a creatively maladjusted polymath [but that is a conversation for another time]
I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions because I don’t want to set myself up to fail or to practice poor mental hygiene.
Not because I am against change or because I am perfect. After all, perfection is neither here nor there when you seek Awesomeness.
Continue reading A Slice of Life – 24398
That is not to say I am against making changes or improvements.
Continue reading I Don’t Do New Year’s Resolutions.
Although it seemed the opening of the modular housing on River Road in Abbotsford would endlessly move into the future, it was inevitable that at some point the building would have residents.
With the building open and people moved in perhaps soimeone could fanswer the question: what’s the plan?
Continue reading Homelessness – Low Barrier Housing
I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. Lily Tomlin
While the actions and behaviours of BC Housing in doing a lot of ‘something’ meet the demand of the public to ‘do something’ about homelessness, that ‘something’ is totally ineffective in addressing homelessness and its related issues. Like a rocking chair, there is lots of motion and effort to go nowhere.
In fact, coming up with actions more pointless than BC Housing’s system that repeatedly places people into housing they fall out of within a few months and/or sends people through treatment with them returning to their addiction a few months after finishing treatment would be most difficult.
Continue reading Extreme Winter Weather in Abbotsford – BC Housing’s Invincible Ignorance