The real cost of a fire.

It's been a strange few weeks for me. It started when I had what I assumed were a series of fever dreams, (I was running a fever at the time, so, I really thought that had to be the case), and in every one of them I was at my great grandmother's house, walking in from the back door, through the mud room and into the kitchen, and that's when I woke up. Like clockwork and without fail for three nights in a row....more

The "I Ignore Homeless People" Club

This morning as I sat in my car, my seat warmer keeping my ass nice and toasty, Elvis Duran is entertaining me because they’re talking about what movie represents your love life … and I think to myself, "Is there a movie with clowns in it that isn't scary?" And it doesn’t dawn on me until they’ve been off air for two hours, that it’s "Patch Adams!" ...more
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Family Merry Christmas

Luke 1:67-79  Family--Merry Christmas to All You!...more

Quasi-Homeless, Post #5

 You’re probably thinking “What? Are we seriously still doing this?”  And the answer is yes… yes we are....more

Quasi-Homeless, Post #4


Quasi-Homeless, Post #3

 [Post #3: The Outside Edition]...more

Quasi-Homeless, Post #2

 [Post #2]Welcome back!  So I’m not dead yet and I also haven’t been reported missing… did a few of you just lose a bet?...more

Quasi-Homeless, Post #1

 [Post #1]I’ve moved.  My new address is:427 East Wherever-I-decide-to-park-my-car-for-the-nightAs some of you know, I decided to try to buy my first house this year…...more

Homeless Women's Taboo Struggle: Their Periods

I watched the homeless woman as I waited to cross the street. She sat with her head in her hands, shaking slightly. It wasn’t the first time I’d seen her around–she usually walks the blocks near the building where I work, with a vacant look in her eyes that says that somewhere, sometime, something worse than living on the streets happened to her. I had to pass her to get to my office; I thought about ducking into the breakfast joint down the street and grabbing her a biscuit. As I approached, however, I saw her real need....more

Doing Good Feels Good

This post first appeared on That Was Then | This Is Wow  I'm very excited. I just sent off the first draft of a Pro Bono logo design project to my non-profit clients. I sent several versions of the vertical version and the horizontal version of their special edition logo, to commemorate their 5th anniversary....more