The Patience of Job?

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After all these years, and technical and editing problems, my book “There Are Homeless In Bucks County; A Journey With The Homeless” is allegedly, as of this morning, 72 hours of publication on Kindle Direct Publishing (Amazon).

It’s been a long journey getting my book about the homeless, which focuses on Bucks County, PA, to market. It seems I am just about there, only the waiting doesn’t seem to end, like Maurice Ravel’s Volermo.  Every time I heard my late Dad listen Ravel’s Volermo, he pointed out that the classical tune keeps seeming to come to an end, but it keeps going, until finally… boom! It‘s over. He also remarked that this tune was played to wear prisoners of war down.  Maybe I should rewrite the title to read “Volermo’s Homeless”.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=volermo+classical+music&view=detail&mid=731DD90AE9097A6F2B7E731DD90AE9097A6F2B7E&FORM=VIRE

My quest to write a book about the homeless started back late winter/early spring 2014, after I met the local homeless in Levittown, PA at a homeless meal at the Salvation Army and got better acquainted with them at the local library and Veteran’s memorial by the library.  I started writing stuff about the homeless and stored it on my laptop. In time, a guy who wanted to start a non-profit to create much needed shelter for the homeless set me up on a WordPress blog site. We had trouble launching the non- profit and realized the main problem to do this was hobophobia, the irrational fear of the homeless, prejudice, stereotyping.

So I wrote blogs to educate the public about who the homeless really are.

At one point I started to write a book about the homeless in Bucks County. I wrote much of the draft of my book in a nursing home when my dearest companion Sandi was there.

I started writing articles on different subjects on FaithWriters.com.  Author/Publishing Consultant & Speaker Vernita (Neat) Simmons commented on an article I posted on Faith Writers about the homeless. She asked if I was an author. I told Neat I wasn’t but that I wanted to write a book on homelessness. The rest is history. Neat edited my manuscript, made suggestions and helped me with the mechanics associated with publishing a book. She also encouraged me. I could not have done it without her.

A friend, a graphics artist from my church volunteered to do my cover. I sent him photos I had taken and he embellished the one for the front cover, greatly enriching it and helping to visually introduce my story. Neat really liked Bill’s work and will recommend him if someone needs his services. He said he contributed to what he saw as a noble cause.

God is teaching me to be more patient. I’m blessed to have my Christian brothers and sisters there for me as my patience runs thin. I learned patience dealing with Sandi. Although she tried my patience, I really loved her. Rather than bail out, I learned to work it out with her! Sandi is the main particular/character of my book which is a combination story and exposition. I also learned patience with Katherina, not her real name, whom I started seeing about 1 ½ months after God took Sandi home. I choose to call her Katherina based on the Katherina in Shakespeare’s “Taming of The Shrew.”  Katherina has the same role in my next book, which I am now writing, as does Sandi in my current, soon to be published book. Once tamed, my Katherina was as sweet as the Katherina in the Shakespeare play.

Coming Out of The Closet

On Tuesday, I thought I took the final step on Kindle Direct Publishing (Amazon) to finally bring my book, “There Are Homeless in Bucks County; A Journey With The Homeless” out of the closet and available to the public for all to see. My publishing consultant, Vernita “Neat” Simmons gave me a heads up that I needed to take another step – my book was not ready for publication. So earlier today I took that step and my book should be on the market within 72 hours. But there’s another delay! Maybe time to change self publishing companies!

I could have never hoped to get a book published without Neat. Writing is one thing (although she is a good editor), but the monster problem is the administrative and technical issues.

Up until about three years ago, the only real life image I had of the homeless was when my daughter and I were walking in Philadelphia and had to navigate around several homeless people who were sleeping on heated grates.  A somewhat less than real life image I had of the homeless was driving through Skid Row, Philadelphia. As Neil Young sang “There’s more to the picture than meets the eye. Hey, hey, my, my…”

keep hearing stories where caring people plan to provide housing for the homeless but are thwarted by the establishment, even when the projects will be privately funded. I’ve found this to be the case in Bucks County, PA and in Burlington County, New Jersey The biggest obstacle to creating housing for the homeless is hobophobia, the irrational fear of the homeless.  Many people are prejudice against the homeless, driven my homeless myths.  Housing first is another issue, which my book gets into.  http://thhi.org/about-homelessness/myths-about-homelessness/

There Are Homeless in Bucks County, based on personal experience and research, has been a long time in the making. Coming soon. Details to follow.

What’s Truth Got To Do With It Got To Do With It?

Recently, I’ve seen and heard PA State Representative Tina Davis’s lame response to political ads that tell the truth about she and her husband ripping off poor people from a house that they both rented. She whined that people have been saying bad things about her family. The Bimbo of Bucks County is running for State Senator in Pennsylvania.

Tina Davis should echo Tina Turner’s “What’s love got to do with it got to do with it”, with a parody of the popular song from a few years back: “What’s truth got to do with it got to do with it… It’s just a Republican conspiracy…”

Here’s the truth:  Original story: https://patch.com/pennsylvania/levittown/state-reps-husband-charged-housing-theft

The Demagogue’s Deal: http://levittownnow.com/2018/09/28/state-representatives-husband-has-charges-dropped-repays-government/

Some folks say that the party of the people need to protect us from those, as Elmer Fudd would say “Waskally Republicans.”   Image result for elmer fudd

In a tit for tat, the Bimbo changes incumbent PA State Senator “Tommy” Tomlinson of using tons (I forget how much) of money for his own personal use. As usual, Davis does not give any specifics, nor does or can she document it. I guess we’ll just have to take her word for it, just as the poor people, whom she claims to champion, who counted on her and her husband Jimbo, that they would pass the taxpayer funds designated for these folks to them.

I haven’t been to Walmart for a while. Maybe when I visit the store again I’ll find a new sign to warn shoplifters, based on the Davis/Dems precedent: “Walmart takes shoplifting seriously. If you get caught shoplifting, you will be required to pay Walmart back for what you stole!”

The homeless in Bucks County are still waiting for the Bimbo to “continue” to help them, as this popinjay parroted at a Stand Down for Veterans in Levittown a few years ago. They may as well be waiting for Godot! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waiting_for_Godot

The Homeless Population in Bucks County Is Growing!

Warren Says Homeless Problem Is Also In Bucks, reads a headline in the January 27, 1988 edition of The Morning Call. Bucks County Commissioner Andrew L Warren told members of the Pennridge Chamber of Commerce that the homeless problem is not just found in major cities like Philadelphia, but right here in Bucks County. -Excerpt from my soon to be published book “There Are Homeless In Bucks County; A Journey With The Homeless”.

Today, just before Halloween, 2018, there are those trying to trick you into thinking the homeless population is shrinking. It is not! I believe much of the homeless population in lower Bucks County, PA is being pushed back into hideaways, where the Bucks establishment wants them. One reason they don’t want to come out, as one source said in the October 7, 2018 edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer, is that they want to be left alone.

The February 19 edition of Levittownnow.com reported that The Rapid Rehousing Program helped get a homeless man, who was suffering from physical and mental problems, including a nervous breakdown, out of the woods in three years! http://levittownnow.com/2017/02/19/bristol-organizations-help-homeless-man-find-permanent-shelter/

According to the article, the guy “was on a downward spiral until staff from the Center for Independent Living of Bucks County, as well as the Host Program Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania stepped in to advocate for him.

Both organizations fought for the last few years to help Tanner qualify for disability income, social security, apply for Section 8 housing (a 18-24 month process) and to support him through an ongoing custody battle.”

When I proposed the idea to a Bucks County Commissioner to have the homeless build and manage an official homeless camp or village on Bucks County public land, like that of Dignity Village in Oregon, she replied “I also do not think that is helpful to the homeless. It just creates more space for them to avoid going to Housing Link

and getting the referral, they need, to start getting sober/clean, on medication, in therapy, signed up for assistance or some type of work, and a solid roof over their head.”  https://dignityvillage.org/

So while they wait for government assisted housing, they are left stranded in the woods! This kind of treatment of the poor is par for the course in a system where Tina Davis, who is running for political office, and her husband, got off scot free after pocketing taxpayer funds intended for the poor, struggling people in the house they rented. And all they have to do is pay the money back! Original story: https://patch.com/pennsylvania/levittown/state-reps-husband-charged-housing-theft

The Demagogue’s Deal: http://levittownnow.com/2018/09/28/state-representatives-husband-has-charges-dropped-repays-government/

Some folks say that the party of the people need to protect us from those, as Elmer Fudd would say “Waskally Republicans.”  Image result for elmer fudd

It’s private efforts, not the government that in the end will help the homeless. The homeless, of course, have to help themselves. They are not all alike. At a homeless shared meal on Sunday, the host, unlike many homeless shared meal hosts, let the homeless come in extra early. The meal started at 2 p.m., and a little before 1 p.m., a few homeless people sat down. They wanted soda. The host graciously offered the two whining people water and said that when they start to serve the meal they will bring them soda. After a while they got up and left the lunch room. When they came back, the homeless bus had come and they carried on like children that they lost their seats. Not all homeless and needy people are like this, which my book gets into. But the liberal establishment likes irresponsible bums, who have an entitlement mentality, like them. I talk about the Bucks Builds Bums/Build-A-Bum initiative in my book.

I haven’t been to Walmart for awhile. Maybe when I visit the store again I’ll find a new sign to warn shoplifters, based on the Davis/Dems precedent:  “Walmart takes shoplifting seriously. If you get caught shoplifting, you will be required to pay Walmart back for what you stole!”

Are The Homeless Out Of Sight?

One party officially says the homeless population in lower Bucks County, PA is shrinking. The other says it’s growing. The one who says it’s growing makes the point that, because they have been driven deeper and deeper into the woods, out of sight, they aren’t counted. He thinks they are growing because, as reported in the October 7, 2018 edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer, “I see a lot of new faces”

I started hanging with the homeless early Spring, 2014 and went to the shared meals. After about two years, I didn’t go to as many, as Sandi, who struggled with cancer for the nearly three years I was with her, had trouble getting out because she was chronically tired. After God took her home, I started attending the meals for a while, then another time out. Recently I started attending the meals semi-regularly. I’ve noticed new faces.

I believe the homeless population in lower Bucks is growing. The establishment wants them out of sight, out of mind, but, being opportunists, they want to shanghai them to give them a taxpayer paid ticket to the Disoriented Express.

The County whines it doesn’t have the funds for homeless housing, but even if it did, says Marlene Piasecki, Family Service Association’s interim chief, it couldn’t provide more needed housing, as reported in the Inquirer. The problem is more complicated than that, the article reports, because people seeking shelter are often simultaneously battling drug addiction and mental illness. Often battling drug addiction? Everybody? Really? So then what about the people who just need housing? Do the homeless have mental “illness” and drug and alcohol problems by default, just because they are homeless? Assumptions? It’s a hustle. I think the official song for Bucks County should be “The Hustle.”

In my upcoming book “There Are Homeless In Bucks County; A Journey With The Homeless” soon to be published in paperback and then as an e-book, I address and offer my opinion on such issues.  I base the book on years of hanging out with the homeless and getting to know them, as well as listening to what people say, communicating with various agencies and law enforcement officials and research on the topic of homelessness.

Years ago I learned of a billion dollar computer study to determine the best way to understand and help people. The result: “Talk with them.”  Picture The Homeless, founded and run by homeless people, have a slogan: “Don’t Talk About Us; Talk With Us.” http://picturethehomeless.org/

Not all homeless people are the same. They are just a microcosm of society. As a whole, they have no greater percentage of what’s called “mental illness” than in other populations. Probably less. Of course, homelessness is challenging and it’s rough. What they need is encouragement, a hand up, and acceptance. I get into this in more detail in my book.

Biblical Counseling founder Jay E Adams is spot on then he writes “Organic malfunctions affecting the brain that are caused by brain damage, tumors, gene inheritance, glandular or chemical disorders validly may be termed mental illnesses. But at the same time a vast number of other human problems have been classified as mental illnesses for which there is no evidence that they have been engendered by disease or illness at all.” https://www.allaboutworldview.org/christian-psychology-and-mental-illness-faq.htm

In response to my email to a Bucks County commissioner where I proposed using land under Bucks County jurisdiction to have the homeless build and manage the land, the commissioner poo-pooed the idea, wrote about the need to provide mental health services for the homeless before getting them housing, and mentioned voting for the right person.  Well, Jim Davis, husband of State Representative Tina Davis, pocketed money designated for poor people who rented a house both Jimbo and the Bimbo of Bucks County owned.  He was charged with two felonies and one misdemeanor but he got off with just having to repay the money! https://patch.com/pennsylvania/levittown/state-reps-husband-charged-housing-theft

http://levittownnow.com/2018/09/28/state-representatives-husband-has-charges-dropped-repays-government/

A few years back, Tina Davis told a crowd at Stand Down, an event held then in Levittown, that she has done a lot to help the homeless, and will continue to do more for the homeless. She gave no details. She also said we need the government and we need her. Talk is cheap!

Would you buy a used car from Tina or Jim Davis? Would you vote for Tina Davis?  I comment; you decide.

Do the hustle! Not!

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=The+Hustle+video+original+group&view=detail&mid=77E7CFA5009485F60EF177E7CFA5009485F60EF1&FORM=VIRE

Who Do You Worship?

Drug addiction is a battle of the mind, over who or what you worship. One of the speakers at the Bucks County Faith Summit II today held at Carnes University made a brilliant analogy: A speck of fentanyl can really mess you up, even kill you.  The faith of a mustard seed (in God) can save you. 

https://www.statnews.com/2016/09/29/why-fentanyl-is-deadlier-than-heroin/ 

About a dozen representatives from various Christian organizations rallied round at the summit to address how Christians can influence and turn the tide of the opioid epidemic. The consensus for the root cause of the problem of drug abuse among participants is that it is a result of sin. Drug abusers can conquer the problem by going to God and confessing their sin, and God will heal them. 

There were testimonies from people whose lives were really messed up – their health, relationships…  But through faith in Jesus, they were redeemed.  

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At the summit were about ½ dozen tables used by groups that offered free brochures and staffed with representatives who were there to reach out and help others.  

The best way to get people who have a substance abuse problem is to make them feel at home, especially in churches. None of us have it all together, and drug abusers should be welcomed in the church. Jesus did not die on the cross to save “good” people who have it all together. As was the case with King David, as told in the Psalms, David came clean, confessed his sins to God, was forgiven and made whole.   

Once you surrender to Jesus, the faith of a mustard seed should grow.  

“being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 1:6 

Surrendering your will over to Jesus will allow you to overcome any problem the world throws at you. 

The Davis Gang

I’m still flabbergasted that Jim Davis, husband of PA State Representative Tina Davis, who was charged with two felonies and one misdemeanor for stealing housing assistance money that was intended for a low-income tenant at a property he and his wife own would get off with just repaying the $33,000 he absconded with to the Bucks County Housing Authority and a poor tenant who lived at the home on Grant Avenue in Croydon. http://levittownnow.com/2018/09/28/state-representatives-husband-has-charges-dropped-repays-government/

The original story: https://patch.com/pennsylvania/levittown/state-reps-husband-charged-housing-theft

Both husband and wife owned the property where he was charged with the felonies and a misdemeanor. This is getting curiouser and curiouser, Alice! Justice in Bucks county, PA is about as arbitrary as was the Queen in Lewis Carrol’s Alice in Wonderland.  http://sabian.org/alice_in_wonderland8.php

Could not even charging State Representative Tina Davis with ripping off funds intended for poor people in the home the Davis’s owned have anything to do with the upcoming election the Bimbo of Bucks County is running in?

And even letting Jimbo off the hook for these crimes against the little guy, whom Democrats like the Bimbo say she champions, by just paying the money back is just a crime and an insult to my intelligence!

As this precedent is now set, I’m waiting for Walmart to change their signs about shoplifting to read “We take shoplifting seriously. If you are caught, you will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and will be required to repay Walmart.”

This precedent is not surprising in an area that voted for Shrillery Killery Clinton.

The Solution for The Drug Epidemic is God

Everywhere you turn, you hear about places that deal with addictions.  There are many varieties. Some are fancy schmancy. There’s one ad on TV that starts with soft, soothing music looks like someone is about to get acupuncture, there’s a pool and a gym – a fancy resort! There are other places that are in more humble and simple settings.

In cases such as heroin addiction methadone is needed to curb cravings and make addicts more stable. Addiction becomes a medical problem in part.  Besides physical addiction, there is the battle in the mind. Methadone is just a temporary fix, or should be, to help those engaged in voluntary slavery to be redeemed.

The opioid and other drug abuse crisis is a spiritual problem.  Our country has turned away from God. People have stopped going to church, and even many who do, don’t attend a Bible believing church.

Just as our nation has been turning away from God, addictions have been exploding out of control.

In King of Prussia, PA., where I grew up, drug addiction really started taking off in the early 70s. Some new kids on the block corrupted their last name and proudly called themselves “the Doper-racks.”

The rotten fruits of the true church losing its influence on the country hasn’t been the case just in the past few decades.  In the 1920s and 30s America experienced the gangster epidemic. In the 1920s the church turned away from God, lacking fidelity to scripture, dead to the Word. My mother used to call these liberal churches “social clubs.”

An example of the churches falling off from God’s word was the Presbyterian churches. In the 1920s, the once theologically sound Princeton Theological Seminary caved to pressure to come down to the level of the mainstream Presbyterian churches at the time. They had polluted the church with modern liberalism. Instead of being a light in a dark world, the church turned the light off to the truth, leaving people in darkness.

One former Princeton professor who walked in the light was J. Gresham Machen, who went against the grain and took flack in order to take a stand against liberalism in the church.

The history, as found on the Westminster Theological Seminary website: https://www.wts.edu/history/

After Dr. Machen lost his position at Princeton and his church charged him with insubordination and removed his credentials as a minister, he took some bright young scholars with him and crossed the river to start Westminster Theological Seminary, just outside of Philadelphia in 1929.

In his book “Christianity and Liberalism”, Dr. Machen declared that liberalism teaches not a lesser form of Christianity, but an entirely different religion.

The worldly answer to alcohol abuse was the government decreeing prohibition, eliminating the supply. I wonder if anyone called it “alcohol abuse disorder”? Likewise, today authorities think they can resolve the drug problem simply by pushing out the pusher.

It was ministering to broken people that helped get Christianity back on track, more scriptural.

To help people overcome the enslaving sin of alcohol abuse, a Christian minster founded “A First Century Christian Fellowship” in 1921, 14 years before Alcoholics Anonymous was established.

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,” Ephesians 5:18-20 Ephesians

The original 12 Steps, influenced by A First Century Christian Fellowship, which later became known as The Oxford Group, made regular reference to God. Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, greatly minimized the use of God in the program.

The Oxford Group’s Philosophy:
*All people are sinners

*All sinners can be changed

*Confession is a prerequisite to change

*The change can access God directly

*Miracles are again possible

*The change must change others

Enter the Biblical Counseling movement circa 1970

For more than 45 years, the founder, pastor Jay E Adams has been promoting Christian counseling using the words of Jesus rather than psychological theory. Dr. Adams was a professor at Westminster Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania and the director of the Doctoral program at Westminster Seminary in California. He is also the founder of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in Philadelphia, the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors, and the Institute for Nouthetic Studies. http://www.nouthetic.org/about-ins/our-faculty/8-about-ins/6-jay-adams-biography

In his book, How to Help People Change, Dr. Adams wrote “…generally your counseling itself should demonstrate that the Bible has the answers to human problems, and that, when properly used, it provides the practical solutions to the exigencies of life.”

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:14-17

In the Bible-based tradition of the Oxford Group and Dr. Adams is CLPRM, which has been reaching out to addicts. Here’s their philosophy:  http://www.clprm.org/what-we-believe/

The faith community in Bucks County will come together to reach out to addicts on Saturday, October 13 at Cairn University in Langhorne, PA at Bucks County Faith Summit II; The Faith Community and Addiction – What You Can Do. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bucks-county-faith-summit-ii-lower-bucks-co-tickets-50166620713

Events such as Bucks County Faith Summit II and counseling will be enhanced by attending a Bible believing church, one that doesn’t succumb to every whim of doctrine,  Bible studies, prayer, Christian music and fellowship. Counseling, as Dr. Adams explains in “Critical Stages of Biblical Counseling”, is basically a pit stop to take care of problems that slow down progressive sanctification so the putting off of sinful ways and putting on Godly ways can continue in the church and other venues that help the believer become more Christ-like.

Jesus didn’t die on the cross to save “good” people, but sinners. Addicts are no different than anybody else.

“if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”  2 Chronicles 7:14

Different Stokes of Justice for Different Folks

A member of the Bristol Township, PA elite looting the public till and the deal is that he just has to pay it back?  Ricky, I’m shocked! https://youtu.be/HMIyDf3gBoY 

http://levittownnow.com/2018/09/28/state-representatives-husband-has-charges-dropped-repays-government/ 

So if you steal about $33,000 from public, taxpayer funds that were supposed to go to help needy people, all you have to do is pay it back?  Maybe, instead of warning would be shoplifters at Walmart that shoplifting is a crime and that Walmart will prosecute, Walmart should have a sign “Warning: Anyone caught shoplifting will have to pay it back!”   

Here is the penalty for shoplifting $2,000 or more in Pennsylvania, much less that the $33,000 Davis stole.  https://www.thefishmanfirm.com/shoplifting-laws-pa/ 

Is the difference in the legal judgment have to do with Davis, just by fiat stealing money, pocketing funds that didn’t belong to him and not actually going into a store or business and robbing it?  Of course the left in this country believes that the money the average person has doesn’t belong to him or her, but to Big Brother, who decides who gets what through redistribution of wealth.   

The real answer is that Davis, who keeps company with State Representative Tina Davis, is part of the Bristol Township Democrat Elites, who: 

  • Demolished the historic Sunbury Farms building on Newportville Road in Bristol, which was in good shape.  The Courier Times reported on March 30, 2016 that Bristol Township Council President Craig Bowden said “It needs to be fixed up” , and added “the township has a wish that whoever buys it will return it to its “pristine condition.” 
  • Was silent on the  banning the annual Stand Down in Levittown for homeless and needy veterans 
  • Voted for Shrillery Killery Clinton (fortunately the rest of the country didn’t drink the Kool-aide) 

Why do people support these elites?  I feel like George in the 1960 movie The Time Machine trying to convince the Elios not to kowtow to the Morlocks, who enslaved them!   

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054387/plotsummary 

Don’t Talk About Us; Talk With Us

“Don’t talk About Us; Talk with Us.” – Slogan created by a group of homeless people.

It’s been awhile since I’ve written a blog about the homeless in Bucks County, PA, the raison d’être for noroomintheinn.org.  I was moved by other issues, so this blog site morphed into issues that were close to my heart at the time, and still are.

Since I started hanging out with the homeless in lower Bucks County early spring, 2014, I got to know them and was struck by the prejudice and lack of understanding of this segment of the population that most people know next to nothing about, including myself. Or at least I used to know nothing about. I’ve learned a lot about the homeless in the past few years.

Shortly after I started hanging with the homeless, I thought about writing a book about the homeless.  Now it’s close to coming to fruition.  I found a publisher, Vernita Simmons, though my writing on Faith Writers.com.  Vernita commented on an article I had written on the site about homelessness. She asked if I was an author. No, I told her, but that I want to write a book on homelessness. The rest is history.

Vernita read my electronic manuscript and liked it – said it was written right from the heart. She edited it and sent me a copy. I have to put the final touches on it, supply photos, etc.  I had to write different sections for the book, such as a book description, and an introduction, and together we are doing the administrative stuff, such as registering the book with the Library of Congress.

The book will come out in paperback and as an e-book.

Much of the book focuses on Sandi, who is the main particular in telling the story of the homeless in Bucks County. For almost three years she was my companion whom I took care of. Sandi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer, which spread to the brain and liver, a few weeks after I started keeping company with her and took her to a local ER.  I’m dedicating the book to Sandi, who returned to the Lord on December 4, 2017.

In the book, “There are Homeless in Bucks County; A Journey with The Homeless”, as was the saying back in the 60s, I tell it like it is. I try to speak the truth in love about both the good and bad of people who say they want to help the homeless as well as about the homeless themselves. I do, however, have some fun in the book using satire, which I’m known to do.

In the book I simply share my experiences and opinions about the homeless and offer my ideas on how to handle the issue.