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Goodbye David

Last night I saw you, we talked caught up and laughed. I asked you where you had been in jail? Working? You smiled coyly and would not divulge. We watched fights break out and shook our heads as the night went on. “Why can’t they behave? They give all of us on the streets a […]

A new job!

Written 10/15/2009 In looking back on this date I had to share what I had written in my journal,“I have a job! I have a job that is what I desired. Its a job working with the homeless. God I am so thankful the end is in sight. I am thankful God that your grace […]

Just a number

Tonight I went to Salvation Army in an upbeat mood. I had come from a promising job interview and spent the hours prior to serving collecting clothing donations. I happily went on my way looking for parking. I saw the intersection I usually parked on was blocked by police. I stopped for a second to […]

Full Circle

Working with the homeless has become so second nature to me. I have almost had false sense of security as I go on the streets. I was reminded how unsafe things are when I found a man seeming to be dead on the street. His blood was everywhere and he had no pulse. I stayed […]

Looking for a job with meaning

Tonight I sat and talked with Tom one of my favorite regulars. He tries to remember all of our names and a little bit about each of the volunteers. He always has positive words of encouragement. Recently he found out my true age and has been giving me the hardest time. He says my grey […]

Finally feeling better…

I haven’t written in a while with the holidays falling in the middle of things. I also had a nasty bought of food poisoning over New Years Eve that lasted for a few days. I’m on my second day of solid food and very happy about that.The last time I was at Salvation Army was […]

Finally feeling better…

I haven’t written in a while with the holidays falling in the middle of things. I also had a nasty bought of food poisoning over New Years Eve that lasted for a few days. I’m on my second day of solid food and very happy about that.The last time I was at Salvation Army was […]

I’ve never been so unhappy in this place…

Last week was a long Tuesday so I decided not to write. I spent last Tuesday walking for two hours looking for Iowa. The women at church were kind enough to make a quilt for her baby that is due any day. I walked up and down every street looking for her, asking people I […]

Time for a Change…

Last week I was in Las Vegas helping my girlfriend move. I saw a complete contrast from the work I do on the streets. I saw excess and the biggest and the best of everything was at my finger tips. As I talked to some high rollers to ask them how things were, they all […]

Thankful for being alive.

This past week I pulled up to park my car near the library. I always park close to where I will end up that way should anything go wrong my car is not far away. As I was getting out I saw my friend Carlos and his girlfriend Esther. I was so happy to see […]