In case anybody caught yesterday’s podcast, I had a weird realization when I got up this morning. The Kids of course know my story — and I’ve told my story elsewhere on this blog. But if you didn’t know that story, there’s a big gap in the information provided on that particular, spontaneous podcast. It seems I never really explain how I got from living in that big mansion to being homeless on the California streets so quickly. It then occurred to me, perhaps you would like to have that information as well.
So I dug up this talk I gave into my then-partner’s Motorola smartphone on July 3, 2018. It tells the story, and then some. Seems I was a lot more patriotic in those days, and I also knew a lot less about psychiatric conditions. But the essence of the talk is neither my patriotism nor my lack of savvy. It’s about classism in America, and social stigma, and the hope that one day, we will bridge the ever-widening gap between the super-rich and the super-poor in our society. We are, after all, all human – and only human – each and every one.
Andy tells his story on July 3, 2018
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I really appreciated listening to this Andy. From reading your blog I know bits and pieces of your story, but never really heard it all in one place, so to speak. You very articulately related both your personal story and the story of one of American society’s failures.
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Thanks, Ken. I also really appreciate your taking the time to listen to both these talks. I never quite know how to get that message to a large audience. Feel free to share if you like.