Tag: jobless

So Who Are The Homeless? A story untold...

As I was riding the bus home from work one night, I noticed this woman sitting across from me.  Two girls in their 20s were sitting a few seats away laughing, rolling their eyes and pointing.  I don’t think I’ll ever understand what makes people feel entitled to treat others in such a terrible manner.... Read more »

Another Night Of Neighboring The Neighborless

Another Night Of Neighboring The Neighborless
The last two weeks in December, I went downtown a few more times than usual. Some trips were planned, others were spontaneous. Twice, I brought my daughter with me – she’s heard about my volunteer work but, until now, has never had the opportunity to join me. One night, we’d been out to dinner at... Read more »

So Who Are The Homeless? This Is Abana

This is Abana.  He looks tough.  He sounds tough.  Actually, he is tough.  You’d probably give him a wide berth if you saw him coming your way on the sidewalk.  But here’s what you don’t know… He has to be tough after everything he’s been through.  Abana had a life, a family, a job, a... Read more »

So Who Are The Homeless? This is Hank.

As I was walking home one night, after making my trek downtown, I saw a man shuffling along Clark Street several steps ahead of me. He seemed to be fairly well bundled up but there was something in the stoop of his shoulders that made me wonder… I stepped up my pace and caught up... Read more »