Homelessness and Respect, Part Three

Photo of Jack and Vicky’s memorial stone in my garden before I added their names. (Names have been changed to protect privacy.) A couple of weeks later, Vicky received an ordinary letter via USPS, delivered by a friend whose address she had been using. It notified her that she was eligible for a one-bedroom apartment…

Homelessness and Respect, Part Two

(Names have been changed to protect privacy.) I retired in January, and almost six months passed before I heard from Jack. In mid-June, my phone rang, and an unknown number popped up, so as usual, I let it go to voicemail. When I played the message, I heard a raspy female voice identifying herself as…


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