Please Know...

As I come to know these fine people, they share with me more of their personal and sensitive stories. Their collective story is what I am trying to share with you as my way of breaking the stereotypical beliefs that exist. "Blog names" have occasionally been given to me by the person whose story I am telling. Names are never their actual names and wherever I can do so, I might use the opposite pronoun (his/her, etc.) just to help increase their privacy.

Saturday, November 4, 2017


I've been writing these blogs all year as my attempt to explain the real story of being addicted and homeless to anyone who chooses to read them.  I hope and pray that I've never overstepped a boundary in the balance between sharing stories and breaking confidentiality and the privacy of the men and women I've come to know and love on the streets of Kensington.

This video which has nothing to do with addiction provides a wonderful insight into the life of the man and woman who is living on the street addicted and homeless.  Please take the next 3 minutes and 6 seconds to watch it.

Transpose in your mind's imagination this little girl for any of the following:
  • high school drop out
  • high school honor's student
  • College graduate with a B.A, B.S., Master's or Doctoral Degree
  • A man or woman with highly coveted skilled labor certifications in plumbing, welding, carpentry, electrical work and more
  • Nurses, Doctors, Pastors, Lawyers
  • And the List goes on indefinitely...
  • Some may be on the lower end of the educational ladder but had every very real intent of becoming/fulfilling one of these higher level education jobs, proffesions, and vocations.
The next time you're uncomfortable around that homeless person, remember this little girl and transpose.

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