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”
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)”
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)”
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”
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)”
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?”
The latest installment of the “View from the Village” blog provides a glimpse into what it was like living in at a high-barrier shelter during the 2020/2021 pandemic lockdown.
I was in the orange one.
Mon 31 Jan 2022 08:01:09 AM PST If I am going to sum up the last two parts of this post I would describe them as a plea for understanding a mindset that on the surface seems pretty indefensible. You see the same guy for years, walking the streets, doing nothing, and you can’t helpContinue reading “First Contact (Part 3) Conclusion (Finally!)”
Wed 26 Jan 2022 12:08:56 PM PST So last blog post, originally, I was going to write about how I first heard about the folks at Everyone Village and how I came to live there. Instead, the writing veered on a huge detour concerning the attitudes of people in normal society towards the homeless. ItContinue reading “First Contact (Part 2)”