Tag: Homelessness

Even after his death, Alex Trebeck helps to solve the problem of homelessness

Even after his death, Alex Trebeck helps to solve the problem of homelessness
There are many reasons someone becomes homeless. Physical and mental illness, addiction, domestic violence and unemployment are just a few of them. One issue is when someone who is homeless has a potential job opportunity, they may not have the clothes needed to make a good first impression on the interview. Alex Trebeck was the... Read more »

Volunteer of the year

Volunteer of the year
Tonight is the third annual edition of The Homeless Monologues, at the Goodman Theater, in Chicago. This story shows how with a little help, you can overcome a terrible situation and come away with enough gratitude that you want to help others avoid what you went through. This is my trophy. Look at how shiny... Read more »

Politicians plans for helping solve homelessness in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago

Politicians plans for helping solve homelessness in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago
The bigger the city, the bigger the problem of homelessness is. In Los Angles, there are over 82,000 homeless people on any given night. In New York City, the number is around 60,000. Chicago’s number is about 48,000. What are politicians doing to try to solve this problem and get people off the street. In... Read more »
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A personal look at 2016: Goodbye and don't come back

The year started with the death of David Bowie. It was shocking until we found out he had been fighting Cancer for 18 months. It was the start of the year of death for musicians. Frey, Prince, Russell, Haggard, Cohen among the many.
It’s the final day of 2016. That marks the end of the fourth calendar year of this blog. FOUR YEARS!!! Wow…is it like college where I get a piece of paper and have to leave? I started writing this as a way to tell stories about my life with Parkinson’s Disease. I figured there were... Read more »

The Guilt Of Not Giving To The Homeless

The Guilt Of Not Giving To The Homeless
If you live in a big city like Chicago you’re likely to see a homeless person every few blocks. ¬†They’re on street corners, under bridges, or on trains and buses. A lot of times they’ll be looking for donations hoping to pay for a place to stay for a night or to buy some food.... Read more »

Becoming Involved In Someone's Death

This is Don. He was a resident at a shelter in Lincoln Park. He was also the quietest man I’ve ever known. Don lived here for more than a year and I didn’t know him at all. That’s the way he wanted it. You’d see him in the community room and he might be reading... Read more »
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The Face of Homelessness Isn't What You Think

This is a photo of a church in the trendy Lincoln Park area of Chicago. It’s also been my home for more than a year. If you’ve read this blog in the last two years, you know it started as a way to talk about my problems with Parkinson’s Disease. I try to keep it... Read more »
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    Every five years or so I decide to update this section. I can't believe I've been doing this for close to ten years. The last time I did this I was close to sixty years old. Now I'm just a few months away from the big 7-ZERO. Scary AF!!! I'm pretty sure I won't be doing an update when I hit 80, but you never know. But until then, lets just be grateful.

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