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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

"Lest We Forget............ Honor The 'Vet !!!"

Good Morning!!

So...... It's been quite a while since I've posted anything here, hasn't it?!
Just in case anyone cares, I'm still here in Hampden, in MY VERY OWN apartment.
Thanksgiving, (give or take a few days.... lol!), will be my one year anniversary living OFF the streets!!!

And today being Veterans Day 2014, and with more and more men and women in the Armed Services returning home and being mustered out due to the removal of forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the recent scandals and investigations into the Veterans Administration, I am moved to ask your help in remembering and aiding the sometimes forgotten Heroes who have fallen through the cracks, and gaping rents in the safety net that is supposed to catch them BEFORE they reach rock bottom.

Here is a link to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, a clearinghouse and consolidating organization that assists and facilitates homeless Veterans in acquiring medical, mental health, and social services, and housing.

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

Please take a few minutes and look over the site to gain some insight into what is being done on all levels to correct a shameful  blot on our Nation's Honor, and to see how you can be a part of the solution. From donations to service opportunities, to the names and addresses and phone and e-mail of elected and appointed government officials to whom you can contact.

Let's all do what we can to aid and honor those who served, and in some cases sacrificed... in body, mind and soul, then returned home not to thanks and gratitude, but indifference, intolerance, ignorance, and impatience.

Later .......................................... Dave

(If you don't see any posts here, or with the same frequency as they used to appear, and wish to contact me, my e-mail is in the header, and you can do a little creative detective work to find me on Facebook, (if you're so inclined....lol!)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

"It's Not As Cool As 'Dora The Explorer's' Backpack.... But It's A Great Help For Someone On The Street!"

Good Morning;

So... this is a video posted on Facebook by my cousin Barbara from L.A.
She is vacationing in Seattle where she came across this way to help out
homeless folks with both consumable and lasting products for about
$20.00.

http://www.wimp.com/homelessbackpack/

Later............................ Dave

Thursday, January 16, 2014

" Priorities...........................!!!!! "

Good Evening;

So.... I bought a Rival brand Mr. Coffee knockoff, and a T-Mobile mobile hotspot.
Still no furniture, but with caffeine and internet access, I'll never miss it! .... LOL!

Later.............................Dave

Thursday, January 2, 2014

"Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow...., (Raising My Fist To The Sky In A One Finger Salute)... OR... Cold Weather STILL SUCKS, ....But Now I've Got A Place To Escape It !!!!!!!!!!!!..."

Good Evening;

So........ Greetings and Hallucinations, Salutations and Felicitations for the New Year! May 2014 be as good to you as it is starting out for me.
My apologies both for my long absence and that this post is only going to be a short, short, update. There will be a longer, denser and more complete posting in a few days, just keep checking back.

Well I am sitting here in the Enoch Pratt Free Library on Thursday night January 2nd, 2014.... in the middle of the new years first snowstorm! But, 'No Worries", 
as our friends 'down under' say, because it is only about 5 blocks to.....
wait for it............ My New Apartment!!!!!!!!!!

Yup.... Homelesscide is now technically a misnomer!

I don't have WIFI yet, here in...... Hampden!
so I'll be using the library until I figure out which way to go,
mobile broadband or an in house Xfinity or FIOS hookup.

As of now my furnishings consist of an inflatable queen size bed/mattress,
(which is actually really, really comfortable), a scavenged TV/Microwave cart
with broken (and removed) casters as my kitchen table, and a 5 gallon 'drywall mud' bucket with a couple short boards and Yellow Pages phone books to raise it to the right height, as my chair/stool. And of course my little digital mini TV,
my mini DVD/CD player, (and a clock radio which I scarfed from Jenn....lol).

It's now snowing much harder so I'm heading home....(HOME!).

More very soon, to catch everyone up on the past 6 months, I promise.
(and please remember that 'soon' is a variable not a constant.... ;-)  )


Later................................ Dave

(and a grateful thanks to Cheryl)