People I Meet: 16th St. Mall

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Glover Jones

He is a self-made man living in downtown Denver. It is awesome that he has put his self out in the world. This shows that anyone that is determined enough can put themselves out in the world.

Blogger glover post

This is a post on my blogger account. I didn’t want to repost.

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Homeless and Hungry

Appaling Ser!vice And A Disgrace

I usually attend “feeds” and other homeless events throughout the year. I mostly do it because I still feel attached to that community even though I am housed. Feeds are places that feed people for free hot or cold meals. These feeds are mostly for the homeless but people of limited means or previously housed still attend them. Most of the feeds are located in the downtown metro area in Denver where I live.

I subscribe to a place called Nextdoor because it is a classified ad site for your neighborhood. It has regular classifieds for things you want to sell, job offers, and local events. My favorite thing on the site is the free items tab. If you have anything you want to give away for free you list there. They also have a crime link for authorities or concerned citizens to list information. I think it is a great community place to participate in.

I was on this site when I saw a posting about a hungry homeless person. I have the link above but I will try to summarize what I read. There was a homeless person who went to a restaurant and asked to see the menu but he was refused. The told he to leave immediately but he was actually being accompanied by a paying customer who invited him there. I would understand if he had asked for free food and/or was panhandling at their place of business, but to treat them bad when they have done nothing wrong speaks about your character and values.

When you are homeless it is embarrassing enough that you are hungry but to be humiliated for it makes you feel worse. I understand that some people are in this situation at their cost but it does mean they deserve to be mistreated. I wanted to post the information of this restaurant to teach them a lesson but I will contact them privately to let them know that they are being reconsidered as a place to dine it because of their lack of compassion.

Holidays

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I have seen all the thing that can be done during the holidays, but most people just want to use you for what they can get out of you. some people think if they offer party favors they should have the run of the mill. Some think if they are providing sexual favors that you should be content to bending over backward to put them at the top your priority list.

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People will come to your home spill drinks on your carpet and will not even tell you since it isn’t their floor. They feel they are exempt to cleaning it. They will damage your property and have an explanation why it is okay. “You can just buy another one”, this is their response because they believe that since it was an inexpensive item you have money to waste. You took care of for a long time and now they just come mess things up for you to fix it.

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These people come in your home boisterous about the delicious cooking and ruins your pots/pans with the saying, “I will buy you another one”. Of course, you never get it. Obviously, if they had a bunch of things of their own and valued other people’s property they would understand why their visits become fewer and fewer.

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Abstract Multicolor Hand-painted 3-piece Oil Painting Set

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Red Flower 281 3-piece Gallery-wrapped Canvas Art Set

Some people think they can fix a problem that their friends caused with deciding what solution would make it okay. For example, let’s say Mary had a Schwinn beach cruiser bike, she lends it to John but Sally his girlfriend broke it. John decides he will give Mary a cheap Walmart Murray  bike and thinks that should solve the issue. John didn’t consult Mary or ask if that was the type of bike she had. John thinks he is doing the right thing because he replaced a bike with another bike. Unfortunately, some things can’t be replaced. I heard of a similar issue, but it was a piece from a collection and the whole collection needed to be replaced.

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This 2016 is the year of not being stepped on because you have a kind heart. Time to move up a notch and don’t look back for people that like it down below. Create something in your life that you are proud of and make yourself feel good inside. Give without validation. Don’t always take from others but help others. I want to start helping only those who want my help and will do something about it. If you want to improve your life, I will help you get started but it is up to you to keep it going.

My New Year’s resolution is to work on me. I want to change things about myself that I was afraid to change because of my friends. I now know that they were not friends and don’t really care anyway. I will need to change my lifestyle and my household. My association will  change to like minded individuals. I will loose quite a few connections, but I need to step my life up and if you aren’t moving in my direction and happy where you  are, I will be leaving you behind.

Movin on up

 

Who I Love

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Day 7: Beloved

You warm up my heart and my soul is overjoyed.

I feel like I am in a garden of sunflowers and it is snowing.

When you are near me, I want to frolic everywhere.

You are like a video game that lets me level up all the time.

You remind me of a seasoned tri-tip waiting for my teeth to sink in.

You are my beloved and I can not be with out you.

 

Sweets and Chocolate

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Day 6: Fallacy

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If you go to the store and get a candy bar

I hope the trip isn’t long or you went to far.

I like Halloween because of the candy,

but I would rather have ice cream because it is handy.

skittles

On Easter, there are eggs and Jellybeans,

but skittles have all the colors and shimmery beams.

O chocolate, o chocolate, where art thou?

I would put you on my face and a lifted brow.

In My 40’s

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Day 5: Freedom

I am free because my children are grown and I only have me to take care of.

I am free because I don’t have to eat vegetables, I can supplement veggies.

I am free to walk around my apartment in my underwear.

I am free to write on my blog all day long. I am free to snack and watch TV.

I am free to exercise all day and go straight to bed.

I am free to work all day and night if I like. I am free to do nothing.

I am free to play video games until my thumbs get calluses.

Not everyone has freedom and I am appreciative for it which means no one is going to take it away from me because I am free.

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Vactions

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California

I used to go to visit my family and best friend every year. Sometimes I would stay with my family and sometimes I would stay with my best friend. I usually go around the Christmas holiday and leave after the Egyptian Christmas to cover everything. Go to vineyards, local casinos and the beach. I haven’t been there in almost three years.

Vegas

I would also meet my friends in Las Vegas once a year for a girls weekend, but I have not done that in probably 5-6 years. We usually stay at a nice hotel, go to a club, buffet Sunday brunch, have some gambling, and the weekend is over. It is a nice visit.

Cruise

I would love to go on a cruise anywhere for a three to four-day vacation that only costs about a few hundred dollars. Mexico, Caribean, or Uk. Four people experiencing life together. Taking pictures making memories and new found friends.

Overseas

This vacation would be anywhere out of the country. I would love to see the Colosseum, the green grass of Ireland, Stonehenge, pyramids, and Asia jungles. I think experiencing things that we take for granted may change someone’s perspective in life.

Right now I can’t even afford to just to see my family. I want the inspiration to make it important to do or a regular basis. I do have a link for my friends and family to help me with building a travel fund.

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A Flash

Day 4: Seconds

One minute I am looking for cars and within seconds there is one passing by my foot!

A group of us is talking pleasantly about children and in a flash things are being thrown around the room.

One second a girl is watching the road then a text beeps, she looks at here phone, not even reading it just because the sound started her and now there is a car crash.

I am in a cell phone store looking at her phone and in a few seconds, someone is there with a gun not yelling but saying to lay down.

Plenty of things can happen in seconds whether we know it or not but it is important to pay attention.

Where Am I?

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Day 3: Sleep

I go to sleep most nights and wake up not know where I am or where I’ve been and who was with me.

I lie in the grass where I am surrounded by these dandelions realizing that I can make a necklace. I am somewhere from my past where there were other children my age. Where am I?

There is this wonderful broken road that was important enough to build around the mountain, but now it moves through a piece of the mountain. It is near the ocean, but being makes it a special place. Where am I?

I am moving slowly up and up with a clickety click and swoosh, I am going down at so fast my eyes are watering. I am spinning and finally my stomach catches up to me. Where am I?

I see amazing buildings older than my country. I smell sweets that I have never lived around. I see a palace with mirrors all around me. Where am I?

I lie feeling warm yet cold and smell the air. I hear rushing water and a train passing by. Where am I?

I open my eyes and realize that I was asleep dreaming of past times. I am camping at a park with a stream near the train because it was hidden. I was in my sleeping bag in my tent. While being homeless, I realized that having a good camp spot can make a world of a difference in getting good rest.