life on the streets isn’t easy anywhere

Gizmo was 58 years old, an elder of Victoria’s Streets.  I attended his life celebration, and offer it here – with respect for and acknowledgement of all those who struggle with poverty and homelessness.  In the second half, DH Kerby shares poetry and stories from his compelling new book:  A Year in Paris and an Ordeal in Bangkok.


About Janine Bandcroft

The Winds of Change airs every other Thursday 11-noon from CFUV listener supported radio in Victoria, on the unceded lands of the Coast Salish peoples. You can listen live anytime at (it's a great station) and if you're able, we'd really appreciate if you contribute (even 5 bucks) to our annual funding drive.
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