Archive for the ‘Notes’ Category

June 2014

 

Thank you for keeping in touch with us over the last thirty years.

Even though we are still located in Hop Bottom, Pa., our mailing address has been changed four times by the Post Office.

I’m afraid we may have lost contact with some of you.

Our most recent address is the 9-1-1 address.

Please note that it is now:

260 Laurel Lane, Hop Bottom, PA 18824

Also note the following phone number: 1-570-289-4335

Thanks for being  My Brothers’ Keeper. All your efforts are truly appreciated.

May 2014

Did you ever have an encounter with one of our homeless neighbors? For many years I have realized that they are our neighbors.

When I do workshops I bring a framed photo of a man sleeping on a cardboard box looking rather tattered. The picture was given to me by a retired policeman.

Recently, while I was at a workshop, I showed the picture to all the people in the room.

One woman saw through the grime, to something very revealing. She said look closely, and tell me what you see. We all looked intently at it and said this or that about the man sleeping on the cardboard. And when we finished, the women held the picture up and said, “I SEE SOMEONE’S SON.”

Of course, he is someone’s son, or brother maybe someone’s father.

All of a sudden the man lying on the cardboard was different.

And we can try to keep him alive by protecting him from the cold with a free sleeping bag until he can be helped or healed by others in our society. With your help we can help make that possible.