Rusty’s mom and sister are visiting their recently housed son. Halleleauh!
"I heard Rusty was housed and I was like, I got to go see him in his new place." - Rusty’s Mom -
"Rusty deserves a place to stay." - his case manager -
I was joking with my new neighbor Rusty this morning that It’s like Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. Rusty laughed and said, “It’s so cool to be able to wave at someone and say howdy neighbor with a roof over my head. Amen Rusty amen.
Friends are amazing - A peek at some very special friends indeed.
We had an AMAZING day at the Palooza sharing the love of Chico, The Sabbath House, Orchard Church and Jesus himself via our art question of the day ‘Tell us about uR friends.” Look for a stellar short film piece in the coming days. For now bask in the beauty of the People’s Palooza mascot this past Sunday. Amen.
One way or another drama starts whether it be the college people, the homeless or people in a bar getting too wasted. I don’t think it should be condoned to just one group. We all fall short and should admit when we’re wrong. Nobody’s perfect. There was only one perfect man and we know who that was. - Mike Battin -
Mike beamed a smile at me, “Hey I know you,” he said. “How are you.?”
Mike quickly relayed his interest in the new shoeshine cart that was gifted to the community by Ron Reed and administered by PapaJim Secola. He was keenly interested in participating.
At the 54 second mark of the video below a woman describes her thoughts about the homeless community in downtown Chico. At the 1:07 mark it get’s lawless as her audio comments are used to defame a young man who is clearly upset at being filmed.
I know this young person and some of his backstory. It’s important to understand he is a human being who has every right to his privacy and safety downtown, just as we all do.
He will be a new dad the end of the month. Keep him and his girlfriend in your thoughts and prayers.
Without a Roof happened upon a wee bit of Chico history yesterday afternoon as Sisko and friends retrieved a ‘Chimp Art’ piece from it’s pole at the corner of 1st and Main. His wife accented their 42 years of marriage as if all the joyous experiences had washed over her at once. Special.