Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017

Going-away present


Yesterday in the tunnels, one of the residents, Steve, gave me a going-away present: a compass. He said he hoped it would come in handy in Central America. #touched

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sunday Assembly follow-up


I was honored to share the stage at the Sunday Assembly with Paul Vautrinot. We had a blast and met some really interesting people—thanks to everyone who came out!—then headed into the tunnels to check on some folks down there. I'm hoping Paul (and others) will help keep Shine a Light going while I'm in Central America. With his experience, knowledge and charisma, I'm confident he could positively impact hundreds of lives in the drains. No pressure, Paul!

Friday, June 2, 2017

How an Author’s Mind Works


My publisher: “We can’t print the second edition of Beneath the Neon until we reduce the stock of the first edition. We need to sell a few more hundred copies.”

My mind: I’ll buy a few hundred copies myself.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Sunday Assembly


If you don’t have anything going on Sunday afternoon, drop by the Sunday Assembly. I will be talking about my experiences in the underground flood channels, and bringing along a special guest: Paul Vautrinot, whose remarkable story I shared in Vegas Seven magazine (http://vegasseven.com/2017/04/06/one-mans-survival-story-infamous-storm-drains-las-vegas/). Hope you can join us!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Concert review


A rare concert review by yours truly. Band of Horses. 5/26/17. At the Chelsea (Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas).

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

What I’ve learned writing about the homeless in Vegas


“Call the homeless what you will, but don’t call them lazy. (You’re the one using UberEATS and sitting on the couch watching TV.) They’re the toughest, most industrious people I’ve met. Their survival depends on it.”

This is an excerpt from my commentary about what I’ve learned in 20 years of writing about and working with the homeless in Las Vegas. Many of my social-networking friends know a lot about homelessness—more than I ever will—and I’m curious how your experience aligns with mine or doesn’t. Please share your thoughts.