April 29th, 2007

sideview, obamame_sideview

Out walking my neighbor's dog, this thought occured:

Nothing really new, but as a general detail of my daily life:

If I go for a walk around my neighborhood -- just the immediate 2-3 small blocks -- after 8 p.m., I'll come across between 10 and 25 homeless people (men) either sleeping or camped out on stoops, in doorways, on the sidewalk. The hotter it is, the more there'll be; at the height of summer, the public library looks like a refugee camp, with 20-30 guys spread out on all sides of it. Right now I can't see anyone living on the streets from out my window but I'm sure that's only because there's a tree blocking the view of the Forsyth side of the Grant Building. Typically there are 2-3 guys sleeping by the entrance to the travel agency.