A LITTLE MORE ACCOUNTABILITY, A LITTLE LESS ENABLING
By Max R. Weller
National Weather Service forecast. It’s bad times of being cold and wet and recovering from illness that make me appreciate the good times when I’m warm and dry and healthy. The latter are much more frequent, I’m glad to report.
Today, at least, I have a book to read when I retreat to my burrow. I might even feel like eating a foot-long meatball sandwich from the Subway franchise conveniently located in my north Boulder neighborhood.
There seem to be fewer bums hanging around the 4900 block of N. Broadway, since Boulder Shelter for the Homeless ended indiscriminate emergency overnight sheltering for anybody who shows up; April 30th was the last night for pampering transients from Denver and elsewhere. However, BSH is once again attempting to expand the number of clients in the First Step/Transition Program, with something they’re calling the Summer Bed Program. I know a few of the homeless people participating, and once again they are NOT the ones who could reasonably be expected to benefit from the opportunity of having a roof over their heads at night. “Mississippi Billy” is among them — that tells you all you need to know.
Meme of the day:
Bridge House should be handing out the $5 bus tickets on RTD back to Denver, to the scores of their transient clients who will otherwise continue hanging out in Boulder all summer long. I understand that the improper food-handling which caused a massive case of food poisoning at Denver Rescue Mission has long since been resolved:
Tainted turkey sickens homeless people at “Jesus Saves” in 2012.
That’s all for now, folks.