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Nobody ever told me how long grieving takes but I never put a time table on it anyway. I just knew that after the shock of losing both my parents a few months ago, I would get back to what I was doing before; helping the homeless while trying to help myself get back on …
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Woke up to a wet snowy morning out here in the Pacific Northwest and while staring at the ground for a few minutes, the first thing I wondered about was how many homeless around here got stuck outside in it during the night. I got about a handful of assorted warmers left but thanks to …
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        Ever notice how the poor are suddenly the focus of more attention around the holidays? What about the rest of the year? Does Christian charity only happen on Christmas and what about the atheists? Does not having a belief system make them any less caring than those who do? Does your …
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Been awhile since I posted but that’s because there’s always more to do than there are hours in a day! It’s that time of year again to go back to tending my micro urban farms to help those who cannot find enough help to make ends meet but before that, I’ve been doing what I’ve …
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Somebody recently accused me of doing what I do just for attention and you know what? They’re absolutely right! I want to bring as much attention as possible to the reality of homelessness because that’s the only way to get rid of ignorance! For those of you who don’t know, once you fall through the cracks …
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Are still echoing

January 15th, 2013 | Posted by Carey Fuller in Homelessness | Poetry - (0 Comments)

This is the month I found out what happened to them. Sammie Jo and her sister Carmen, two homeless native girls I tried my damnedest to help. The man who murdrered them deserves the death penalty but time will tell if that ever happens. If you wonder why I do what I do with homeless …
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The things people say

December 30th, 2012 | Posted by Carey Fuller in Homelessness - (0 Comments)

“She’s so smart and talented, I can’t believe she’s homeless.” “Wow, how do you do all the stuff you do?” “How come you’ve been homeless for so long?” Sound familiar? Most of the time when I hear comments like these, I don’t take them personally because when people let things like this out of their …
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The parking lot

December 26th, 2012 | Posted by Carey Fuller in Homelessness | Poetry - (0 Comments)

It’s the day after Christmas and I’m sitting in a distant corner Of the parking lot I see people to and fro Exchanging this and that For whatever it is they think They should have got Bits and pieces of trash Litter the ever present asphalt And as the rain slicks the pavement grey I …
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Nobody said that dealing with homelessness is easy and that goes for both the homeless and the service providers trying to get people into a better life. There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes most folks don’t realize and because of that, assumptions are made that there’s resources to help the poor when …
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The Journey that ended before he began: The death of a homeless child in the city of Kent (Be advised: the attached picture is graphic and may not be suitable for everyone to view)   The last time I wrote about Kent, I entitled the piece “Out of Touch While Others Run Out of Time” …
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