This blog is about homelessness and was begun in March of 2007.
Originally it was meant to be about homelessness in and around the city of San Luis Obispo (SLO), near California’s central coast — where I was one of that city’s homeless population from November 2005 through January 2008. Over time, however, the blog took on a life of its own and began to deal with homelessness beyond just the borders of the small community where I lived.
Now my posts deal with homeless issues from all across the U.S. — and, at times, in other parts of the world.
Contrary to popular belief, not every person who finds themselves experiencing homelessness does so because they have an addiction disorder, mental health issue, or because they’re too lazy to work. Most, in fact, are victims of circumstances they could not control or prevent.
In my particular case, I found myself becoming homeless as the result of an accident which left me with permanent spinal injuries. The ensuing mountain of medical expenses incurred from the lengthy hospitalization, left me financially unable to maintain housing of my own.
Because homelessness is a serious social matter, expect to find little or no humor in the posts.
I do not represent any Homeless Support Service (HSS) organization or agency. Nor do I have any hidden motives or agenda other than to offer you a glimpse (and hopefully give you an alternate view) into the day to day struggles of homelessness from the perspective of one who has experienced it.
Please feel free to leave a comment to any of my posts even if you disagree with my particular point(s) of view. I am not above rethinking and/or changing my opinions. All I ask in return is that you do not engage in a mean-spirited debate and that your opinions be based on reality, and not merely speculations and/or stereotypes.
If you’d like to drop me a personal line or two, you can do so using the email form on my Contact page.