11 February 2008

Sitting in the Cold All Night

At 1208 Race Street, is the First English Lutheran Church. A few homeless people have taken up residence on their steps for the past few months, and one of them got stabbed a few weeks ago (this from their mouths).

This morning, the coldest morning of the year (it was near zero, and blustery) most of them had retreated to find warmth, however, one of the men was still there! He is within sight of the Drop Inn Center, and there are a few other places I could think of where he could go and keep warm. Why sit up in freezing weather all night? Is it pride? Addiction? Stubborness? Mental illness?

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