Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mama Train









The following includes excerpts from the adventuresome adventure written by tonight's scribe:

"This is Kupcake, and this is the epic story of Johnny, Scott, Chris, Marcus, and David. Accompanying these great heroes were equally great heroes, Mr. Milo and Mr. Horinger."

Our first stop by the tracks lights Akron with joy and friendship. Here, love is mutual and feelings relaxed.

"Beep, Beep, Beep"

"Soon after, the heroes reentered their noble chariot, the Chevy. The next adventure arrived soon."

We met Bill on his way for an evening stroll. We talked about the area's living arrangements over a few cups of cider.

Later, we jotted down wish lists for Mama's house...Christmas in a Christmas Basket.

"Then, Scott lost the pen, so the scribe had to write in pencil. Scott found the pen and was then an adventurer again."

We arrived late to the Mayflower and heard about it.

At St. Bernard's, the boys talked to Alan about the Browns (Kardiac Kids) and Toy Story 3 (playing Nov. 18th at the library for free!).

"So, their mission completed, our heroes returned to their respected homelands to one day return when they are again needed, each for their respective skills. One day, these heroes will reunite to again adventure together."

Finally, we know our mission is never completed so long as there are ignored souls in Akron, Ohio.

Monday, November 15, 2010

But Loved

The movers and shakers were out and about this night with talk of residential living and domestication. The nights be dark but the spirits is high. Mick is getting baptized this weekend, Jimmy read a book about death row inmates while in the library all day. Mr. Milo was off fighting aliens tonight and was regrettably not with us. The man with no name now has a name and it be Tom. Perch where are you?

From Nov. 10.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Night of Excellence

"How many homeless veterans are there?

Although flawless counts are impossible to come by – the transient nature of homeless populations presents a major difficulty – VA estimates that 107,000 veterans are homeless on any given night. Over the course of a year, approximately twice that many experience homelessness. Only eight percent of the general population can claim veteran status, but nearly one-fifth of the homeless population are veterans."

--taken from the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, http://www.nchv.org/index.cfm

We've met several veterans during our excursions. Benefits do exist for veterans who are homeless. One of our vet friends is currently moving into an apartment.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Chill Creeps In

Hallowed night of hooligans. It was a semi chilly night forecasting the coming months of moisture and bitter cold. A late start worried only a few as we set out with a young crowd of students. Conversations were a plenty with old friends with new stories and old emotions. It is always a good night when you can start the night off with positivity and that is just what we did finding out Jimmy is moving into an apartment around Friday and Bill is hopefully finding one soon after him. Moving from place to place time is never your friend because there is always a deadline to meet, but we moved through downtown Akron with relative ease letting the thought of time linger only a little. Mama wanted to pray, Jimmy needed to vent, Michael talked politics in the bus stop and the kids liked to sing. All in all a pretty friendly night with thoughts of warmth for the coming months.