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The Homeless Walkabout

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I love watching the homed and the homeless interact. They are like people from different countries. They look the same. They talk the same. But yet there are distinct differences. Generally, the homeless understand the homed. That’s simply because all these people lived in homes not too long ago. But most homed people have never […]

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The Invisible People

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Rocky, my wife, opened up this morning’s family conversation with: “Whelp. It’s official. Selena Gomez is back with Justin Bieber and her mom is NOT happy.” Selena is not an uncommon topic in our family because, like my wife, she has Lupus. In fact, Selena’s lupus is so bad that she has had chemo treatments […]

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The Torture and Abuse of the Homeless

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There is an aspect to working with the homeless that I try not to discuss much. There is a constant hum of fear and desperation in parts of the homeless population that is perverse, grotesque and endless. I won’t do these kinds of stories often. I want this to be an arc of hope, salvation […]