Tag: The Homeless Monologues

I hope my story will have a happy ending

I hope my story will have a happy ending
Most of the pieces I’ve written on homelessness have been about success stories. People overcoming their circumstances and escaping homelessness. They’ve made a better life for themselves. Everyone doesn’t get there. Here’s a story from the upcoming play, “The Homeless Monologues”, that is still in progress.  There are a lot of homeless stories of recovery, hope... Read more »

Shades of homelessness

Shades of homelessness
This piece from the upcoming play, “The Homeless Monologues”, shows that there’s nothing typical about homelessness. Every story is different.  A decade ago, I was walking through Lincoln Park with some friends. As we were were looking at some houses, we saw a woman with a grocery cart. She was rolling all her life possessions I... Read more »

It's good to be home again

It's good to be home again
When a tragic accident changes your life forever, being home makes you feel safe. This story from the upcoming play “The Homeless Monologues” shows how against all odds, someone can go home again. My story goes back to the good old days. It was a simpler time…at least it seems that way now. Before Chicago... Read more »
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The Homeless Monologues: Watching your words performed is a spiritual experience

The Homeless Monologues: Watching your words performed is a spiritual experience
Goodman Theater in Chicago, Illinois. April 30, 2018. It’s closing day for the month which means it opening night for “The Homeless Monologues” 7pm! It’s go time! But, first… This was the second annual performance of “The Homeless Monologues”…at least it better be annual….so let’s start with how I got involved. Why me? Because it’s... Read more »

I finally got my key

I finally got my key
Escaping homelessness isn’t easy. It takes time. It takes patience. You have to be able to overcome the setbacks because they will come. This is a piece about someone who did all that. His success is a success for all of us in the community. Keys are often overlooked. They’re tossed aside or lost. To some a... Read more »

He's homeless but doesn't want to be a burden to his son

He's homeless but doesn't want to be a burden to his son
Most of the stories in the Faces of Homelessness series have had happy ending or hope of ending that way. This piece from the upcoming play, “The Homeless Monologues”, has neither. That doesn’t make it any less compelling:  We might as well get right down to it. I’m an alcoholic. Someone once asked what was... Read more »
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In the homeless world, everyone is different

In the homeless world, everyone is different
This is a church in Lincoln Park. It’s also been my home for the last year. Along with 34 other people. We’re homeless. While all of us are in the same place, our stories are different. You may think we’re all the same. You’d be wrong. That guy over there is an alcoholic. The woman... Read more »
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