Archive for the ‘Relationships’ Category

In mid-March of this year, I published a post titled: Wedding Bells in Brandon, Florida.

It was about Mark Neville and Nan Schrack, a couple in Florida who had been together for 14-years — and homeless for the last 5-years.

Due to Nan’s failing health, Mark wanted to obtain housing to care for her. In order to qualify for certain government services and subsidized housing as a couple however, they needed to be married. So, in an outdoor ceremony, they became husband and wife.   (more…)

A couple of days ago, I came across one of the most heartwarming news articles that I’ve read in a while.

The article, which appeared in the Brandon News & Tribune, was about a wedding at the First Presbyterian Church of Brandon.

In an outdoor ceremony, surround by some of their friends, Mark Neville and Nan Schrack officially became husband and wife after having been together for 14 years. The last five of those years, they’ve been homeless.   (more…)

A little over a week ago, I read an article in the Sacramento Bee that made me feel both sad and happy at the same time.

It was about a Veteran who had battled alcoholism. It was about a man who had been homeless up until just recently. It was about new friendships having been built. And, it was about a family reunion.

The article told of 68 year-old Richard Nary who – as the article worded it – had "… burned all his bridges."   (more…)

Yesterday I received an email from a Colleen P.

She mentioned that she has stumbled on the blog a few weeks back when she "Googled" the phrase: "what impact does homelessness have on people."   (more…)

Bumps And Bruises

Posted: May 14, 2008 in Homelessness, Relationships

This morning when I woke up, I had a bruise on the lower left side of my back. It was about the size of a large head of lettuce and had the shape somewhat like a football. I also had a bruise on the inside of my right thigh. Of course, I expected the bruises to be there this morning because they were there last night when I went to bed.

As it turns out, yesterday morning when I was showering, the shower curtain must not have been drawn completely and a bit more water ended up on the floor than should have. So, when lifted my leg over the rim of the tub and placed it down on the tiled floor I slipped, lost my balance and came crashing down.   (more…)