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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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Cultural Homelessness

Except for the poverty, uncleanliness, hopelessness, depression, lack of intelligent discourse, subjugation of free will, surrender of personal independence, the forced acceptance of being ‘unworthy’, the smirk of the ‘worthy’ self-righteous, homelessness is not so bad. Admiral Nano “Keep, ancient … 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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TB Nurses

“What is that for?” ask Nano, seeing some flimsy partitions go up at the end of the warehouse ‘veranda’. “The TB Nurses are here”. The Roller was his nickname, otherwise Dennis. Dennis and Lawyer Joe rolled cigarettes late at night … Continue reading

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The Warehouse

The metal bunk beds, three tall, with Nano on the middle, Lawyer Joe on bottom and the top bunk used for storage, shook as Lawyer moved below. Then a blue light popped on and Nano knew Lawyer was unable to … Continue reading

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Trouble At McDonalds

Although Nano prefer The River’s Edge Cafe, which he usually just called the Cafe, there were times when it wasn’t open so he had to go elsewhere. The Cafe closed at mid-afternoon. That was too soon for Nano and some … Continue reading

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The Name

Nano sat at The River’s Edge Cafe, eating his Black Bean Burger. With him was Jim ‘Father’ Pope, an older man whom Nano had met soon after checking into the shelter. Father was a very good guitar player, at least, … Continue reading

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