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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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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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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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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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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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The Benefaction of Churches

  “Would you look at that?”, said ‘Christian’ Dave. “King of the Ant Pile” Berney is back in line for his second plate even though they just told us no seconds yet till everyone has had a chance to eat. … Continue reading

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Soup Nazi

Over the headphones Nano listened to Cats In The Cradle, a Harry Chapin song. Part of studying human culture was being involved in what they did, aside from his chosen homelessness. A song about a man to busy working for … Continue reading

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Insanity Is Crazy

A black man mumbled to himself constantly, a conversation with no one but his alter ego. He was a schizophrenic. Not far away, another young man simply stood and stared at the staff member at the check-in desk. He was … Continue reading

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