Cottages of Hope

Cottages of Hope Update We tweeted last week that we had some big news at the village and this is it. We are a part of a community-wide effort to do something effective and affordable to help not only our villagers but homeless people across the county. If you look at the rising problem ofContinue reading “Cottages of Hope”

Community With a Capital “C”

One of the things we try to do at the village, and this philosophy has been fundamental to the “Everyone” philosophy from the start, is to create good relationships with our neighbors by serving them. That way they will actually be happy to have us as neighbors and not just tolerate our proximity. This goesContinue reading “Community With a Capital “C””

The Tyranny of the Plausible

Remember me? I used to write a weekly blog about life as a homeless dude at Everyone Village. Haven’t posted in a while and thought I’d just check in. The break has done me some good, and here’s hoping I will be getting back to regular weekly or at least biweekly posting. I just finishedContinue reading “The Tyranny of the Plausible”

Employee Profile: Ricky McNicol: The Power of Self Belief

While updating all of the happenings here at the village, somehow we have neglected to tell you much about our amazing staff. That ends today. We feel lucky for each of our staff members, and all of them deserve and will get, a little recognition of their own. Today we are introducing you to oneContinue reading “Employee Profile: Ricky McNicol: The Power of Self Belief”

The Things They Couldn’t Carry (Part 2)

In the last post, I started out with too much information about all the ad hoc feuds I have had over the years with drivers when I was trying to cross the street and they were either having fun at my expense or using me as a stand in for all their frustrations with life.Continue reading “The Things They Couldn’t Carry (Part 2)”

Update: Partnered With Beauty

One of our great blessings here at the village, as we have said before, is all the wonderful community partners we have. One of our partners is CAFA (Christians as Family Advocates who not only serve the community mental health services for anyone who needs them, but also have a service called: The CreativeContinue reading “Update: Partnered With Beauty”

The Things They Couldn’t Carry (Part 1)

A lot of people resent the homeless, I get that. Yell things like “Get a job” or speed up their pickup trucks when you are crossing the street so they can slam on the brakes and roll their eyes at you being in the way. They probably think that an annoying homeless person just madeContinue reading “The Things They Couldn’t Carry (Part 1)”

Hut Beautiful

2022-05-25 Older folks will remember this, so for our younger readers, let us just say that there used to be a magazine that you would see in waiting rooms of various offices, or on coffee tables of your friends’ parents called “House Beautiful,” and it was an interior design magazine that featured many fancy interiorsContinue reading “Hut Beautiful”

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Hobos (More Lessons From E!V)

I hope you don’t mind the title. I tend to not care about terminological sensitivity. I don’t mind hobo, bum, tramp, homeless as quick terms to label my fellow street veterans.I guess it is in style to call us ‘unhoused’ these days as if getting the terminology right is somehow helping. I also tend toContinue reading “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Hobos (More Lessons From E!V)”