Again

So, I'm at the regular meeting spot on the appointed day and the appointed time and there's no mom. Two weeks ago I missed our meeting because I threw my…
Labyrinth

Let’s start here

Homeless people are as diverse as other people we group together. I have heard friends and acquaintances talk about "these homeless people" followed by some overall judgement about how they're…
These homeless people…

These homeless people…

Are alone in the world. Have a partner. Have children. Have community around them. Have who families don't know where they are. Have families who cannot convince them to accept…
This is Huge

This is huge

One of the things I monitor with my mother is her feet. Feet are one of the things that can suffer greatly when someone is homeless, and my mother is…
Two Books

Two books

I picked up two books from mom tonight. I offered to take them to storage. Though she said she would do it herself, she agreed when I told her I…

The news

I can't read the news today. Four dead from the cold in Portland since the beginning of the year. My friends, full of compassion and righteous anger, make feelings known.…

Getting used to this

It's happening. She's meeting with the psychiatric liaison at the police department, someone who could help change her life. After trying to get her help and mostly failing, it is…

I have a story

I have a story inside me and I'm afraid it's so big it could blot out the sun. It rocks in the ocean of my belly and the waves come…