Thursday, October 28, 2010

Spark Plug

November 2: ballots will be readied and people around the U.S. will travel to their polling stations and vote for numerous issues, candidates and proclamations. Ya won't find much (if anything) on the ballots regarding assisting the poor and homeless. Most everything will deal with partisan battles full of porked promises. In most cases, the poor and homeless are wiped under the rug and forgotten, left with no voice. Let us not forget that even the poor and homeless are Americans. As we move on from high school and into the real and often unforgiving world, keep all friends in mind, not just a select few.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Stallion Times

Last night during our fun, we bumped into the CSS (Community Support Services) crew members, trudging their way through all the landscapes of Akron, providing bounties of necessities to our friends.

Once a month, CSS volunteers pack themselves full of food, blankets, toiletries and a load of other goodies. Like a group of explorers the good souls march from campsite to campsite providing care.

Strangely enough, our same friends who were being loved by CSS were told earlier in the day to get outta dodge by city authorities. I guess they'll go be homeless somewhere else.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tehas the Cherokee

Shortcomings: Chips, boots, slippers, suits, burgers and blankets.

Longcomings: Flashlight.

James Returns:
The story of a man who likes pasta salad and wants a full plate on top of a full plate in anticipation of building an appetite.

Fast Food Office:
The story of a man with many stories about nothing special. Wait for the second half.

The story of a van full of kids screaming "MOM!" in the most annoying voice. Best actor nominee: the van driver for keeping his patience.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Traveling to Jupiter

He's leaving in a couple days. He's packing up his belongings. The evening air is slightly cool, so working outside is a pleasure. The leaves are still predominately green and hang tightly onto their branches, providing cover as he organizes. He doesn't have a car, but the tracks are nearby and much more efficient for traveling long distances. In a year, he travels anywhere from 15,000 to 30,000 miles jumping freight. It's a somewhat nomadic lifestyle, but there's a certain pure freedom that accompanies it. He seems happy, but I just gotta think, Too bad there's no frequent freight-jumping miles plan. A complimentary beverage perhaps?