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”

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)”

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)”

When is a Kitchen Not a Kitchen?

In the last post, I touched on the idea, not one of my own by the way, that the skills that help you survive on the street are not the same skills that will allow you to reintegrate with polite society, such as it is, or even here at Everyone Village, our own take onContinue reading “When is a Kitchen Not a Kitchen?”

The Omen: Whiteaker Edition

Before we get into specific lessons, I wanted to talk about an omen I experienced before I moved into E1V. I am not totally superstitious about these things, like I don’t think everything I hear or see is a secret message to me or anything like that, and part of me finds these little guidepostsContinue reading “The Omen: Whiteaker Edition”

The Lessons of Everyone Village (Part One)

One of the great things for me about living here in E1V is how different it has been from every place I have ever lived before, and with this newness, came the slow dawning realization that many of the life strategies I had been using up to now were no longer useful. Habits that wereContinue reading “The Lessons of Everyone Village (Part One)”

You Mean I Haven’t Been Kicked Out Yet?

These blog posts are so funny. It always turns out the same way, you know, like I start off writing one thing: I have an idea what I’m going to do, how I’m going to do it. Then suddenly the whole thing takes a U-turn and then a left turn, and finishes off with aContinue reading “You Mean I Haven’t Been Kicked Out Yet?”