Category Archives: Homelessness

Someone stole my tablet.

If someone says they’re fleeing crime, believe them.

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3) Get your hands dirty.

<– 2) Give up the word “deserve.” Home 4) Invest your own money. –>

There is no substitute for personal, hands-on, sustained contact with the poor.

Do not use the state as a proxy.  Do it yourself.

Build relationships.  Acquire poor friends.

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4) Invest your own money.

<– 3) Get your hands dirty. Home 5) Pray for the public schools. –>

Mitt Romney does.

Again, don’t use the state as a proxy.  On the one hand, the taxpayers have no need to bankroll your personal altruism.  On another hand, the “underclass” are, by definition, folk The System cannot reach; no state action has any real effect on their lives.

Three sectors come to mind: employment; homeless shelters; and low-income housing.

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Life with DSPS

“Are you abnormal?”

Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS), like Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), is a disturbance of the body’s processing of serotonin.

It’s been the bane of my existence.

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When needs are met

This is the third of three posts about entitlement:
07/12 – “Entitlement(s): Attitude and policy”
07/19 –
“How I became homeless”
Today – “When needs are met”

I have no trouble sharing my candy, when I have plenty.

Jim Snyder even offers people cigarettes, when he has plenty.

When needs are met, one becomes generous.
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How I became homeless

This is the second of three posts about entitlement:
07/12 – “Entitlement(s): Attitude and policy”
Today –
“How I became homeless”
07/26 – “When needs are met”

This is a long post. One may want to avail oneself of a navigation resource here.

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I don’t write about easy things.

At this writing, a more immediate question is how I’ve stayed homeless, which has prompted no small amount of anger and depression in recent weeks.  The short answer appears to be that I’ve stayed homeless the same way I became homeless.

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Matthew 13:45-46
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Attitude …

… can make a hard situation easy, or make an easy situation hard.

To enter the shelter, you walk across this parking lot to an iron gate, and then down these steps to the “smoke pit,” an 8 x 20′ area with benches where we sit until they call us in, in groups of six, to register for this night. One does this every day.

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