My Cousin Kevin

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Sean, 1978-

“I am a porch kid. There are corner kids and porch kids. For instance, you are a porch kid. Porch kids stay on the porch, and they go in when the street lights come on. A corner kids hangs out in the corner.”

Important someone in my life? Pretty much everyone. I’m detached, detached from everyone. I haven’t seen my relatives in 12 years. But growing up, it was my cousin Kevin. I didn’t have a father after five years old. Once I turned 13, I met my cousin, and once I turned 15 Read more »

Seattle: A Homeless Haven

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Joshua, 1977-

“They have two stadiums one next to each other, and if you work there, they allow people to camp right off the property edges. You can work for the games, then have your tent safe, away from the street.”

If you are homeless, Seattle is a great place to go. There are many soup kitchens that are good, which don’t feed you decomposting food. I won’t go to soup kitchens anymore, but in Seattle I do. Berkeley used to Read more »

Taco Bell, a Prophecy

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Tona, 1992-

“It was as if my body was telling me, ‘What are you doing, Tona? Why are you doing this to yourself?”

This will sound out there. A few years ago, I ran into this person, a psychic of some sort. He gave me a reading and told me, ‘You will be moving to the East Coast and work at a fast food place.’ That’s crazy, I thought. Read more »

Feng-Shui’d!

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Barbara*, 1939-

“Everything on that corner does not block energy, or bounces it back, or something!”

I’ll tell you a secret*, but do not tell anyone about this location, it may disappear my place. The corner of Elm St. and Shaler Lane used to be ordinary, all the other buildings are at a right angle. But one day they started working there, and a brand new corner emerged. Read more »

Material Accomplishments

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Christopher, 1986-

“The things I value today are living, listening, learning, helping. Helping but not expecting anything in return.”

What am I most proud in myself? See, that has changed. A year ago I would have said all my material accomplishments. If there wasn’t anything material, it wasn’t important, but that has since changed. Read more »