I am sitting at the Sportsman’s Lodge in SFV just by the entrance. To my right are a handful of round dining tables with umbrellas. Resting there are women and men, leaning back and smoking. What are they smoking? Your guess is as good as mine, the air is pungent with a mix of nicotineContinue reading “Desperate Quiet Dignity at Project Roomkey”
As this lady was walking around and looking for cigarette butts and change on the ground, the local bus pulled up. A woman who works at a restaurant exited the bus with a bag full of individual sizes and servings of soup. She smiled and waited patiently to be noticed and offered soup to ourContinue reading “Kindness in action”
https://ktla.com/news/california/study-californias-homeless-students-could-fill-dodger-stadium-5-times/ This breaks my heart. Each of these students has a parent, so 10 Dodger stadiums filled with young families.
I am still on the city of Arcadia’s Facebook page for residents and people who have been old school residents of that little city, 19 miles east of Los Angeles. I loved growing up there. It was a perfect place to be a kid. I did little league, dance classes through the community, I volunteeredContinue reading “Give a little and clutch your pearls less, Arcadia California”
The room where I normally do therapy at the homeless shelter was busy today. There was no room for me. So I went to the 99 cent store and bought some sidewalk shock. I should have thought about what I was wearing and not been wearing a dress when I decided this would be aContinue reading “Art , feelings in chalk”
I went to AA meetings in the park. The meetings would end and people would peel off to leave. Eventually I would be the last one there: because I had nowhere to go. I was home. I was homeless. I lived in that park
We were at the Ellen show and they had just finished “Jump”. I’d been with them for 3 days while they were in rehearsal. After it was over, Eddie came to me and kissed me on my cheek. Right on my right cheek. He said thank you for all you’ve done for us. -B.B B.B.Continue reading “A Memory of Eddie Van Halen”