Mar 26 2006

Sweet Home Alabama

Posted by J. Craig Canada in Alabama, cleanliness, shelter, sleep deprivation

I’ve been out of medicine for week. Out of money. Out of cigarettes. And all I can think about is the land and money my father left me. And how I might have stayed in Alabama and had a roof over my head and a place to live if it weren’t for my mother. If Continue reading →

Mar 21 2006

Why don’t you just shoot me?

Posted by J. Craig Canada in sleep deprivation

I haven’t had a solid hour’s sleep since Wednesday night. It started raining yesterday and it’s freezing cold out, and looks like it will continue for several more days. I tried to sleep in the doorway of a store last night but got too cold before I could nod off. Was in LuLu’s as soon Continue reading →

Mar 18 2006


Posted by J. Craig Canada in shelter, sleep deprivation

Dominoes is a jail game. A prison game. When I first arrived at The Concentration Camp, the one thing that stood out in the chaos was the domino table. It was an oasis of order. A beat-up old card table with a broken brace on at least one leg, surrounded by four old men. I Continue reading →

Mar 16 2006

And the moral is?

Posted by J. Craig Canada in camping, church groups, Genealogy, greenway, motels

It was difficult leaving the motel this morning. I was an hour late getting out. As I was dropping off the key and DSL cable the owner asked me how I was, and without really listening started rattling off about how I was better than she was. She was sick with the flu and had Continue reading →