Good news — I just had three more pieces published in the September issue of Street Spirit. The publisher, Terry Messman, has not yet prepared the online links, but he did send me a pdf of the hard copy:
You can find two of my pieces on the 4th page. On the top is the one entitled “Easy to Say No,” the title of which has been changed from Social Statement by the publisher. I Told Them I Was Homeless is below. There are very interesting illustrations involved, as well as a posting of the lyrics from the song “Easy to Be Hard” from the rock musical HAIR. which incidentally I music-directed at U.C. Davis in 1979.
But the best representation of my work is the piece now called “Society Must Listen to the Voices of the Streets,” which is published on p.8 beneath a beautiful painting called “Serenity Base” by Christine Hanlon. This is actually the second half of Homeless Tinge, done up newspaper-column-style, with some of the paragraphs split into shorter components.
I hope you all get a chance to check these out. I really had no expectations when I stumbled on this gig. But I must say that any expectations I might have had have been far exceeded by the wonderful work of Terry Messman. I also want to thank Pastor Sally Hindman for connecting me to the paper. I had never pictured myself as a “columnist” before! It is a surprising and strangely welcome feeling.
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