Category Archives: drugs

Tent City Practically in My Neighborhood

I’d recently noticed a tent city had formed along the freeway in Santa Ana, CA.  Apparently a lot of people set up camp there because the former camp (At the Civic Center) was shut down so the city could do … Continue reading

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Hiding

One of the hardest parts for me of being a free-sleeper (AKA homeless) was hiding the fact that I didn’t have a normal home.  I knew that people would think bad things about me if they knew.  Most would think … Continue reading

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Beachfront Property

Almost every night I sleep a few feet from the ocean (how many feet depends on whether the tide is high or low).  The cops don’t bother me and there is a public restroom within walking distance. There are two spots … Continue reading

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Staying YOU

Useful definition:  Elite-a select part of a group that is superior to the rest in terms of ability or qualities. I’ve been watching documentaries lately about different time periods in history or “history”.  A lot of history is repressed of … Continue reading

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Scary Night in The Van

Alan Cleaver / Foter / CC BY Well it finally happened.  2 guys were circling my van in the wee hours of the morning (still dark).  I woke up to it.  I was kind of confused (it takes me a … Continue reading

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Onward and Upward!

I feel a little weird wanting to be in a “real” home again. A house or apartment will not make me happy, nor does it, in of itself make anyone happy. So why am I trying to get housed again? … Continue reading

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Danger minimalized

Some of you may remember that a while back there was a woman who growled at me whenever she saw me.  I found her a little intimidating. Well I’m glad to report that a few weeks ago I learned her … Continue reading

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Don’t Check Your Brains At The Door

I’ve noticed that many of us humans like to let others do our thinking for us. Perhaps it is a survival strategy. From what I can tell, groups have a better chance of surviving and thriving than individuals on their … Continue reading

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Decriminalizing Drugs

I thought this was an interesting article. Almost 15 years ago Portugal decriminalized drug possession and use and encouraged people to connect to their community. The article doesn’t really go into how they helped the drug addicts connect to their … Continue reading

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