“Damn what a tumultuous membership meeting.
None the less it was certainly
a disturbing set of controversial circumstances.
All is at least a semblance of peace and quiet –
be that a facade.”
“It is unimaginably quiet out there
and quite frankly what a relief from the drama.”
Now it is starting to sprinkle.
Oh, well at least the Village is nice and quiet!!!”
The Village has calmed down considerably.
All is good.”
…AT THIS HOUR…
‘K’ came into, at 3 am, gate
and me and Tracey told him he had to leave
because he couldn’t come into the Village at this hour.
He asked if he could see Savanna
and we told him he can’t at this time of morning.”
“Rounds completed. No activity along fence line.
18 March 2010. 12:00 am
Ken 1 On Duty with Angela.
“Allen was told by Ken 1 to turn the music off
and go inside his structure.”
“Allen and Brian now out on the porch
they are cooking
but finally keeping the noise level down.”
“All’s fine by Shorty.
Allen and Brian still out cooking
but keeping quiet.”
Angela Off Duty. Left.
Oreo here to help –
Oreo fell asleep – some help!
(FYI Oreo is a small b&w cat.)
The sky clear and star-filled.
Cold as blue.
All seems fine,
Living in the material world
all things must pass
and living in the Village is just as perplexing.
All is good though.”
Nick Fish Learns “Village”
Walk the dog, feed the cats, split the wood,
inventory donations, clean the shower,
mop the Commons, email, microwave, TV, video.
It’s “do the usual” coffee, cigarettes,
“Got a lighter?”
“Hey Security, I’m out of here.”
Tri-Met to part-time work or stand in line.
Homeless always flying a sign or stand in line,
voucher for disability, propane, dentist, food.
But for “want-to-know” Villagers
today is answers and questions.
Commissioner Nick Fish with Sally Erickson
and crew from Portland’s Housing Bureau
here for talking tour.
“Homeless can’t afford organic food”
snaps disabled, long-haul trucker Rocky.
Nick, “I ate a lot of vegetables.”
Rocky: “Homeless don’t have refrigeration.”
Talking and learning.with listening.
Understanding always good.
“I see what you hear,”
“Know what I mean?”
Portland Mayor-elect Charlie Hales
It’s 3 pm Thursday, November 13th, 2012.
Lee Larson, Dignity’s premier supporter has brought
Charlie Hales, Portland’s mayor-elect to the Village.
A concerned and articulate sampling of Villagers,
led by chairman Mitch creates a tour.
Comments, questions, talking, listening — mini-stories fly.
It’s an hour of give and take-away,
with a noticeable dollop of understanding.
Computer room @ Dignity Village
The computer room connects the Village to the world
as the world connects: dignityvillage.org.
Brian K on Rock, Wood, and Metal
“I see a bunch of big rocks down by the river I could hammer on.”
A no-name kitten, hungry and abandoned
adopted Ruthie and JD and became Zimba.
Blond Wig for the Wedding