lessons from a street waif – don’t fall through the cracks, transcend them

The benefactor:
Sometimes people know that you are homeless. If you are young, and perhaps very pretty or have some kind of odd feature that is attractive, a more affluent potential protector may make it known that he wants to save you. (Again, sometimes a protector may be a she, but a he is more common). He may have a wife and even a daughter your very own age. He has all the best intentions for you – clean clothes, a warm bed, a shower, food. He might even take you shopping and out to a fancy restaurant . . .

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Music Monday ~ So Much Cheese, nom nom nom

Measuring Tubes
1981: Members of the performance art pop band the Tubes. Included are Vince Welnick, Rick Anderson, Roger Steen, Fee Waybill, Prairie Prince, Michael Cotten, and Bill Spooner. They are all posing with drafting tools. (Photo by Capitol Records/Getty Images)

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Good stuff happening at my day job

I love these mountains. I love the world we live in. I’m glad I can do good and in some ways integrate my passion for nature with my work-a-day world.

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