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Mick Parsons
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Poet, Podcaster, Blogger, Passionate Contrarian.
Poet, Podcaster, Blogger, Passionate Contrarian.

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Rubber Tramp Stories: The Story of R (Retread)
[I first published this story on my old American Re:visionary Blog. But, as I grow and expand my Rubber Tramp Stories, I thought it was appropriate to include them all under one tag on one blog.] The train station in Carlinville, Illinois is nothing more th...
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Letters from Trumplandia: Invisible City, Part 4
Two people in as many days have died on the streets as Louisville settles into the first cold snap of the year. One of them died next to a local homeless shelter that, in theory, provides overnight protection from the elements for the city's homeless. The f...
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Letters from Trumplandia: Politics and the Phenomenon of Craving
A.A., like any other organization dedicated to a single idea, has it's own mantras and jingoisms. The Serenity Prayer has been co-opted by our culture -- especially the part about asking for courage to accept those things we cannot change, since it pretty m...
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Rubber Tramp Stories 1: Big Rock Candy Mountain is Hollow
I met a hobo once, through a mutual friend. He came in on a southbound CSX and hopped off about seven blocks from my house, near a McDonalds.  The only number he had was my friend JP's number. Naturally, JP called and invited me to hang out at his place in ...
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New post: Invisible City, Part 2
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Letters from Trumplandia: Invisible City, Part 2
[This is Part 2 of a series that I'll add to intermittently. It may come in waves of two or three posts in a row, or it may be weeks or even months in between. The focus of 'Invisible City' is my experience working with and around the homeless community. Th...
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