Re: homeless activist's journal

P. Myers (
Tue, 16 Dec 1997 13:00:39 -0800 (PST)

just going through posts to save memory, and came across this...wanted to
respond to the last line about dreaming...

I agree with all you say, Tom, and thank you for 'tweaking' so that I can
find and hear my voice, and receive feedback about my own clarity or lack
thereof...this place has surely developed a sense of family, and

If you're dreaming, have a *GREAT track record for making those
dreams come true!!!  Keep it up, and get the next grant proposal going!

In your camp!  Pat M			

On Thu, 11 Dec 1997, Tom Boland wrote:

> What a wonderful experience the Internet has been for me as a writer.  I
> came on-line about a year ago, and suddenly the job of writing was no
> longer lonly.
> In a day, or an hour, or even minutes, I could get feedback on what I'd
> written.  I would know much sonner what was confusing, controversial or
> likely to glean agreement.  I would know which peices worked, and which
> fell flat.
> Plus, our network of email pals has been growing, and it fells to me often
> like a family of friends.  Not only do we write about programs and policy
> and theories of governance--we keep each other company, especially at
> night, sharing our joys and sorrows.
> Lately though, I have less time for writing.  Instead, with help from folks
> at Arizona State University, I now mainly "tweak the dials" so others
> who've been homeless could broadcast your voices.
> There are some nights when I want to post on policy, or to brainstorm ideas
> with you all fon helping HPN be useful.  Then there are nights like
> tonight, when I just want to share company with people I know have "been
> there" on the streets too, people I can trust will accept me as family no
> matter what views I share.
> Am I dreaming or what?--Tom B