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The Politics of Homelessness

The New York Times, sect. A, p. 29 (December 16, 1993). More than a decade after our fellow citizens began bedding down on the sidewalks, their problems continue to seem so intractable that we have begun to do psychologically what … Continue reading

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Wouldn’t Treat A Dog Like This

Mother Teresa – “Suffering,” A Gift for God (1975). If sometimes our poor people have had to die of starvation, it is not that God didn’t care for them, but because you and I didn’t give, were not an instrument … Continue reading

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Not Bad (or The Big Lie)

Toni Cade Bambara – Black Women Writers at Work, ch. 2, by Claudia Tate (1983). My responsibility to myself, my neighbors, my family and the human family is to try to tell the truth. That ain’t easy. There are so … Continue reading

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William Tell

“Now that is good music” said The Roller Dennis while listening to music on his computer. He turned a bit toward Lawyer Joe as he made ready to roll another cigarette, or square. “What are you listening to?” he ask … Continue reading

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The Last Roman

You still shall tramp and tread on endless round of thought, to justify your action to yourselves, weaving a fiction which unravels as you weave, pacing forever in the hell of make-believe which never is belief. T.S. Elliot – Murder … Continue reading

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My Kingdom For A Bed

“To be shelterless and alone in the open country, hearing the wind moan and watching for day through the whole long weary night; to listen to the falling rain, and crouch for warmth beneath the lee of some old barn … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Homelessness

‘When he is best, he is a little worse than a man, and when he is worst, he is little better than a beast.’ Shakespeare – The Merchant of Venice ‘Da Vinci’ Jack Jones, ‘Lord Aurelius’ Marcus Strong, and Admiral … Continue reading

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To Sleep, Perchance To Dream

  “Hidden in plain sight lie many treasures and answers not wanted or heard.” Admiral Nano of Omicron IV. Amongst the homeless that were at the Aurora Shelter that Admiral Nano had met and had some affinity for was Jack … Continue reading

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Fate and Life II

Fate, then, is a name for facts not yet passed under the fire of thought; for causes which are unpenetrated. Ralph Waldo Emerson – “Fate,” The Conduct of Life (1860). Life is what makes existence possible. Fate is what gives … Continue reading

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Fate And LIfe

Underneath an elm Admiral Nano drowsed. He listened to life around him. The whispering breeze made small ripples on the blue plain of a small lake. Ships of white clouds slipped across the ocean of sky. Leaves called to each … Continue reading

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