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Swedish Hospital: The Cost of Truth

 

The pretty and the grizzled, the kind and the embittered, all have lives and stories they have worked hard for that with God’s bidding may help other’s. In this process I survived to learn that fear comes in many forms, flavors and textures.

I am NOT a modern day slave!

 

As I write this story I can now begin to sit back and recall the days when I drifted in and out of homelessness.  I found it to be very strange that one can become homeless, and even though I had been able to find gainful employment, I still found myself living in shelters. 

I had a home, now I have a counseling appointment

As I'm walking down the street it's easy to get distracted in my mind.

The smell of fifty other guys mixed in with some kind of industrial cleaner is something I want to forget. I'm sleeping on the docks. I stopped staying in the missions. I don't like them.  People pass by and think I must be a drunk fisherman. The cops woke me up a few times. Since I don't have any warrants, they told me to just go back to sleep.

Who's the Mack?

 

 

 

Generational Culture Pimping: Hollywood and the Young Non-White Male’s Upbringing

Summer of Trauma: Tent City, Alaska

 

 When Jerry Garcia sings the verse:

 

Busted down on Bourbon Street

Set up like a bowling pin, knocked down

What a long a strange trip this been

 

It always reminds me of the long 3 months of trials and tribulations I went through to make enough money to break free from tent city in Valdez, Alaska. 

 

 

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