Category Archives: Only in Boulder

Tweets for 8/17/2019:

— MRW

Pickled beets for lunch at Hungry Asylum

First time I’d tasted beets since 2017; NOT a common item on the menu in hospitals or nursing homes.

While living at a halfway house (operated under state contract) in Kansas City, MO back in 2005, I discovered that plain beets and black olives are scrumptious together! Food was served buffet-style, and I’d filled one small side dish with the two veggies, and somehow wound up spooning them into my mouth as a mixture. I’ve never since had the opportunity to enjoy this combo, but haven’t forgotten how good it was.

— MRW

Brief article from City Journal, and my comment

Here’s my take, based on a decade of living as a clean and sober homeless camper on the outskirts of Boulder, CO who was never cited or arrested for anything: The homeless shelter / services industry, comprised of government agencies and private nonprofits, has no incentive to “end homelessness” as they frequently claim is their goal. To the contrary, this faux compassion complex operates by the creed of More Homeless People = More Money. (This also explains why the cost-effective Tiny House Community model is largely ignored in Denver; it’s peanuts compared to yet another multi-million dollar project that serves far fewer people in need.)

— MRW

Go ahead and flush Boulder Rights Watch!

It seems that the Facebook page of BRW is now devoting itself to the paranoid rantings of a lunatic.

I chuckle at this, because years ago I was kicked out of that online group and blocked on Facebook by their leader, Darren O’Connor . . . I’d engaged in a vigorous, but civil, debate about homelessness with him and I pointed out a few things based on my own extensive experience as a homeless camper in Boulder, CO. Sadly, this was more than the self-styled homeless advocate could deal with.

Now look at what’s being said by this guy:

I don’t subscribe to the notion of karma, but I would call it poetic justice. (Hearty and prolonged laughter.)

— MRW