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Meet Leonard, a Rubber Tramp

Posted: August 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

Without a Roof

Instead of trying to be hard core your way, try to bend a little bit to societies way and try to blend in a little bit more and it might be a little more easier on you.” – Leonard’s advice for those without roofs.

Leonard is a homeless Rubber Tramper who goes from place to place in his van. He uses the “General Labor” section of Craigslist to find work in the communities he visits. He’s been in Chico less than a full day.

I said, “Here in town they have the Jesus Center where you can go for food, clothing and showers.”Leonard replied, “Jesus Center… I try to avoid him.”

I asked Leonard his plans for the future… “I don’t have a home, I travel all the time. This driving around going from job to job, I have no real point or purpose. No ultimate goal and I’m 57…

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Auntie Doris

imageI enjoy reading Dennis’s stories on the WordPress. Not that what he writes are exactly stories. They are all true. The people who he writes about actually exist, on the streets in his home town, in Canada, and he actually does spend his dinner breaks as well as time on his way to and from work having conversations with them, and helping them out. Even though they are all alcoholics and drug addicts and most of them have been in and out of prison for thieving and violence and stuff like that. That’s part of what makes their stories so interesting. Most people would walk straight past them and try and avoid eye contact not many would hand over any money, and fewer still would get into conversation with them.

But Dennis does. At first I thought that he was one of those born again Christians. But when I…

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New Amazon Review

Posted: August 20, 2014 in Uncategorized
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartfelt reminder, August 19, 2014
Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
This review is from: Gotta Find a Home: Conversations with Street People (Kindle Edition)
Excellent book, pick up a copy! Dennis brings the issue of homelessness up close and personal with his conversations with homeless people over several months. This is a heartwarming reminder of why we should care more and judge less.