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Chasing the Light

November 1, 2017 | drybones_admin Thoughts by Robbie Goldman      The phrase “ground score”, once unfamiliar to us, has become an activity we keep on our minds, pretty much every day.  You don’t have to hang around our friends for long before you begin to hear stories of amazing ground scores.  It usually will be the perfect item at the perfect time of need.  Sometimes there is some planning involved, like frequenting taxi cab loading and unloading spaces where people often drop items, but most of the time it is about being aware and looking in places most people do not look. Read More

Everyone Belongs

October 3, 2017 | drybones_admin Thoughts by Robbie Goldman Dehydration, lack of food, and lack of restful sleep are very real and present dangers faced by many of our friends, almost daily.  The volume of time consumed each day in the acquisition of the essentials for life can be overwhelming.  We often notice several of these life sustaining necessities being sacrificed to do what seems to be just hanging out doing nothing.  Passers-by often interpret the scene as lazy young people who should just get a job, or just do anything but sit in the park.  Hours pass, meal times come and go, with no water in sight.  All this while literally sitting in place, Read More

One Sock. No Shoes.

September 14, 2017 | Matt Wallace One Sock.  No Shoes. She looks like a skeleton with skin. Smiling, she says, "I'm going to rehab tonight! ...But I have no shoes." Her smile drops to a frown as her eyes fill with tears that flood down her sunken cheeks. "Isn't that pathetic?" I'm so pathetic. I can't even take care of myself. I have no clue where the shoes I had went. I just want to be clean and sober. I feel so stuck. I hate this." Read More

People in Passing: The Anxiety of Living and Moving

September 6, 2017 | drybones_admin Thoughts by India Nikotich, 2017 Summer Intern        The culture of street kid life is inherently transient – beds, clothes, and meals come and go on a day by day basis. It’s not uncommon to see someone flying a sign on 16th street mall to raise money for a Greyhound bus ticket, saving up a bit each day in the hope of moving on from Denver. The promised land is often the promise of job in a faraway city, or the dream of a new street to hang out on or a new climate.      On 16th street a few weeks ago, we encountered a man on his way to Ogden, Utah, who had rolled off a train too early and found, instead, the Queen City skyline rising ahead of him. I also often think of a friend I met four years ago, an older woman who had been traveling across the  Read More