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Mom’s been found

I got a call from the police at 10:30 p.m. They found my mother in a park and saw the open missing persons report I made from the last time…

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…
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…