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)”

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?”

Moving In: Release the Hope Balloons!

If you read the last post, you know that there was a lot of turmoil and doubt going through my mind in the weeks leading up to moving to Everyone Village. This drama was partially self-created and partially the result of having lived in a rescue shelter for something like a decade. It wasn’t untilContinue reading “Moving In: Release the Hope Balloons!”

Mr. In-Between Gets to Yes

When we left off at the last blog post, I had just gone to a meeting with Heather from Everyone Village that cheered me up. And it made me feel like I was going to have a place to live. Except that very often, things don’t remain simple when you’re dealing with homeless people. (AndContinue reading “Mr. In-Between Gets to Yes”