drive-by shootings

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wednesday PM, 39 degrees…

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…meet steve.  i posted a photo of him on monday and happened to run into him again today.  he’s been homeless for 17 years. i waved him over and gave him a dollar.  he was extremely thankful saying… ” i hope this comes back to you a thousand times over”.  grande scheme of things…my donation won’t mean very much.  i think the interaction/conversation meant a lot more.  his voice didn’t match his face.  it’s obvious the toll the streets have taken on his life…



Written by john

January 7, 2009 at 7:55 pm

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  1. i’ll give him a little something if i see him again.

    i’m always wary of the homeless in this city, and therefore usually keep to myself despite the urges i have to help them out.


    January 7, 2009 at 7:59 pm

  2. it’s tough and VERY natural to be apprehensive. who wouldn’t be these days? it’s one of my wife’s biggest fears when i’m doing this.


    January 7, 2009 at 8:09 pm

  3. Fabulous post John! I agree you conversation probably meant more than the buck or so you gave him. Words can mean so much more especially to those who have no one to talk to.


    January 7, 2009 at 10:37 pm

  4. thanks alisae. the more engaged we become, the more a part of something these people will feel.

    i’m looking into joining a new pilot program called…back on my feet. started in philly. looks to be a very unique approach to helping those in need.

    you can find out more here:


    January 8, 2009 at 8:04 am

  5. Love the “if you can” part. Shows that he’s still more grateful and compassionate than a lot of people who have far more. It only takes one wrong choice, to lead any of us down this path


    January 14, 2009 at 4:23 pm

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