This is a post about being poor, and seeing poor people in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Category Archives: Memoirs
Seeking Solace in Work
Standing in the dark, cavernous sanctuary, I shouted from the stage into the midnight silence of the empty pews before me: “Man, I come here tonight to call you, share with you, connect with you and be with you, alone as I am, just to talk.” For the next three hours, I let loose withContinue reading “Seeking Solace in Work”
A Youth Center at the Bottom of the Hill
Tumwater, Washington is a small city wrapped around a large hill. The first town in western Washington, it was started in 1845. In 1999 and 2000, I spent a year running a youth center there. I moved to Olympia, next door to Tumwater, a year before. A young man, I was determined to continue myContinue reading “A Youth Center at the Bottom of the Hill”