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Couldn't resist using a picture of the "King" to add a little extra gravitas here. Basically, I'm posting a public reminder to myself in the hope that it will resonate with you, too.
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Warren Buffet’s Nevada utility has lined up what may be the cheapest electricity in the U.S., and it’s from a solar farm, part of Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway
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"How is it that all of a sudden compassion, caring and courage have all become competitive sports?" | Word of a Woman
It seems lately I am not allowed to care about anything without someone saying I care about the wrong thing or that I must also make it clear that I care about something else more. I am not allowed...
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Please meet Tory, he's 30 yrs old, grew up in Seattle, is an artist through&through, lives and breathes it, makes him smileBIG!

He's mostly a street artist, does aerosol graffiti art, is quick to tell you that he doesNOT tag, that all his work is commissioned or approved, like Danny's RV that he was asked to turn into ART! 

Tory is homeless, he's trying serious to pull his life together, last week he turned himself in to the police to spend two weeks in jail for a shoplifting thing gone bad, I asked if he learned his lesson, he said, "Oh yeah, I am done with that, never again."

I believe in this young man, I have a really goodGOOD feeling about him, you can hear in the way he talks to you that he is on a path to bettering his own life. If you want to commission a piece of work from Tory, please message below. 

Let's surprise Tory with art supplies, I know it would mean the world to him to have this community behind him. He's in need of cans & caps, either Montana or Molotow, both are low-pressure, giving high accuracy for his ART.

You can dropOFF or sendTO: 
Tory @ Facing Homelessness 1415 NE 43rd Street, Seattle WA. 

If you would like to donate to buying art supplies for Tory, please click the following PayPal link:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=AD22V7BHQS3R4

Big LOVE to you Tory; the world needs more ARTISTS!

Wallingford neighborhood | Rex

A QUIET THOUGHT - If you are moved by the goodness of this community, please visit our website and click on the 'donate' button, then select the 'recurring monthly' box and donate just $5 a month. THANK YOU. http://www.facinghomelessness.org/
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Share with your friends... Pin on Pinterest Share on Facebook Tweet about this on Twitter Share on Google+. 13 Surefire Ways To keep Insects Out Of Your Home. Pests. Nobody likes them, but they are a fact of life. However, they don't have to be a fact of life inside your home!
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A U.K. bird watcher was alerted to the presence of a baby seal stuck in mud when a herd of 30 cows surrounded and investigated it.
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I teared up talking to David today, when I left, I had to cry a moment for him before I walked back into the office, I want to burst out crying now, such a lovely man, so much suffering. 

When David was 8 yrs old, he stood and watched his father drown his mother to death in the bathtub, then, four months later, his father took his own life in prison.

Despite the devastating shock of it all, David ended up working 30 years for Boeing as an engineer doing non-destructive testing. He said, "I didn't look like I look now, I had short hair and wore a dress-shirt and tie."

Then, 3 1/2 yrs ago, his wife of 30 years and one of his daughters died in a head-on collision with a drunk driver. David was at work when he heard, he drove home, packed a few things, and never went back to the house or his work, his house was sold in foreclosure. 

At the morgue, when needing to identify his wife and daughter, the pain of it all made him snap, he attacked the mortician, cutting him bad, which put David in prison and then a mental institution, until his other two daughters were able to have him released.

He credits the Union Gospel Mission for saving his life, for being there for him, including arranging a hike to the top of Mt. Rainier where he spread the ashes of his beloved wife and daughter. 

He has given one of his daughters the second house he had bought on Bainbridge Island and the other daughter a piece of property in Poulsbo, he now lives homeless, trying to heal the pain. 

He also uses drugs to self-medicate, to stop the pain, the suffering, he says, "...to stuff the feeling."

I asked David if he needs anything, he said right now he needs a good sleeping bag, a small backpack for when he is riding his bike, size 13 tennis-shoes, and prayers, lots of prayers. 

Then he shared that what he really needs is people, people to talk with, to spend just a little time with, he is afraid he'll hurt himself if he isolates himself for too long. I asked if he would enjoy a cup of coffee if someone expressed an interest, he smiled wide and said, "I would love that." 

Please dropOFF or sendTO donations for David to:
David Embom - Facing Homelessness 1415 NE 43rd Street, Seattle WA 98105. THANKS so very much. 

Thank you for the new friendship David; LOVE to you my friend.

University neighborhood | Rex

A QUIET THOUGHT - If you are moved by the goodness of this community, please visit our website and click on the 'donate' button, then select the 'recurring monthly' box and donate just $5 a month. THANK YOU. http://www.facinghomelessness.org/
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    English, 2013
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