Feb 10 2006

Nightmare on Elm Street

Posted by J. Craig Canada in camping, church groups, hoge, laptop, missions, motels, Santa Cruz

I pitched a tent last night. An hour’s walk to the nearest toilet. I had been up two days, and was so very tired. I bought a tent some six months ago and this is the first time I’ve used it, except to put it up in the Homeless Services parking lot, just as a Continue reading →

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Jan 27 2006

Roads taken, and not taken

It’s raining out and I’ve spent the last cent I have and can borrow on a room. I just coughed, and (as I sometimes do now that I’m over 50) I soiled my pants. And, I wondered, “What am I going to do?” as I remembered there are no toilets for the homeless in this Continue reading →

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Jan 13 2006

Tough Love is abuse disguised as compassion.

Posted by J. Craig Canada in church groups, page smith, Twelve Step Groups

I only got 4 days on the church group (after staying in a motel for nearly a month) before Ron told me I had to “go to the armory”. This was after I’d arrived at the Concentration Camp about 2pm, and STOOD for nearly an hour to be in line and sign up at 3pm. Continue reading →

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Dec 19 2005

The Buds of Wrath

Posted by J. Craig Canada in church groups, shelter

Well, I finally made it back to the Concentration Camp last week, and one of the first things I learned is that the day I addressed the City Council, last Tuesday, was the day Marcus announced a new policy. After everyone had signed up he told half of them they had to go to the Continue reading →

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