Day 80 – Urban Camping?

This blogger has some interesting thoughts regarding the homeless and recognizes that not everybody who lives off-grid can be labeled “homeless”. Nice read.


Living in Southern California where the weather is pretty nice nearly all year long, we have our issues with “homeless”.  It’s an interesting dilemma as I think the homeless can be broken out into three major buckets: A) Mentally ill, B) Addicts/Alcoholics (probably a sub classification of “A”), and C) those that are down due to unemployment and genuinely can’t secure employment and somehow, even after years of contributing, seem to have fallen through the cracks.  I’m no expert in this area, but have worked with the ‘alcoholic/addict’ variety quite a bit over the years and have seen many incredible transformations once the cycle of addiction is broken.  Tonight, as the kids and I were driving home from their youth group, we passed by this ‘tent city’ under the 405 freeway overpass on Venice Blvd.  What I found interesting was the couple that was sitting in front of their tent…

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4 thoughts on “Day 80 – Urban Camping?

  1. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Homelessness is only a term. Just because someone makes a jacket that they think would look good on you, that isn’t enough of a reason for you to wear it, especially if you find that it really doesn’t fit. (I left a more high-highfalutin comment with the original post.)

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  2. Hello standalonehobo – it’s nice to ‘meet’ you along this path.. Thanks for the follow, if i can figure out how to return that favour, i’ll do so.. also can’t seem to make ‘like’ work in WP, let alone reply as OccupyHomeless page, instead of this author account. ttys

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    • Nice to meet you AtomGnat! I’ve had similiar problems at some point. Are you using a proxy server? You can post a description of the issue to the WordPress community board and if nobody can come up with a solution, a staff member will contact you.

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      • Yes, i’ve just now signed up for an account at the .org part of this mess and will resolve this and other issues soon. It wasn’t my intention to need all of these tools, websites and such, this sort of hobby, grew up around me.. started out being just another angry ‘homeless’ person, telling stories on facebook. Some days, i almost feel like i’m a part of the human race again, and not another one of the invisible people 😉


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