Respect and a story that’s (not really) about Hell

Regularly in this line of work I have those moments of cognitive disconnect. More often than not it takes the form of me being struck dumb by the ways and the degree to which those who live inside can dismiss…

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Street Names

So I have a new street name. And before I let it out of the bag let me back up a minute. Earlier this month as we were handing out sack lunches in the south Park Blocks we got into…

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Needing Nap-time

I want you to pretend with me for a moment: You’ve had a long Saturday outside; maybe you’ve been chopping wood for the wood pile, maybe you spent the day helping out at your kid’s Marching Band or Scout Troop Christmas…

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For those of us living indoors, the hardest part of living outdoors can’t be felt in a day of helping or a weekend living on the streets. After hundreds of great conversations with my outdoor friends I’ve realized that finding…

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It’s been way too long since I last posted on here and I’m hoping to make it a more regular thing, but I wanted to post a little note about this evening. The Underground is our regular Wednesday evening youth drop-in…

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