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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B-52s – Feel Good Vibes

Dancing is good for whatever’s ailing you – especially when the ailment is boredom, broken heart, anger, sadness, frustration, malaise . . . I can step out of my blues almost anytime I shake it up with the B-52s. Have a listen – and if you’re feeling too serious – shimmy those hips, jump up and down, […]

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academic paper that touches on (living in) the streets

I can look the part, and I certainly have the required credentials to fit in, but I feel a creepy sensation under my skin when I drive to work everyday to sit at a desk and push paper around for a bureaucratic system.

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