I did this for two reasons.
- First, while safety is still my number one priority, I understand the system better now than I use to. Many of you have shared your image and it's time that I shared mine.
- Second, and most importantly for me, I wanted to show a picture of a modern houseless/vehicle dwelling gypsy. There was a student this past weekend who was talking about characteristics of the greater homeless population in our area. She said she could pick them out across a parking lot by appearance and I'm sure you guessed that those comments got my dander up a bit. I think I look pretty normal (if you don't think so, don't tell me) and most people would not guess at my living situation. There are more of us out there than you might realize and we are not all dirty delinquents. You stand next to us at the grocery, sit behind us in the theater, and discuss books with us on the bus.