The Homeless Blogger

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Raised by 30 people in 26 months

... is a highly gifted, articulate, intellectual, not to mention photogenic, homeless man whose career ambitions are as indicated.

My blog:  The Homeless Blogger

I am currently in urgent need of support for my living expenses -- $100 per week -- to cover rent at the shelter, smokes, bus fare, coffee and very small incidentals.  The cash resources I did have, have run out.

I also happen to need, right away, a new zipper bag ($25).

I am seeking to transition from a too-comfortable shelter -- that has hours that make it very difficult to get or keep any job -- into transitional housing.  That will mean I won't have to carry my heavy bags everywhere I go, and I can choose whatever hours are convenient.  Then I will be able to search for, get, and keep A REAL JOB!

My goals aren't picky or extravagant.  I will be seeking any job that will just let me pay the rent -- on an efficiency or studio apartment.  Nothing fancy.  All I need is a room, a laptop, and a cat.  Gratification in life will come from a vocation that allows me to contribute to humanity; but that's down the road.  Just now, I need what I need just now.

Please help!

Related:  What a homeless man dreams of
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Social Security kicked in the last Wednesday in September.  I get just shy of $1,000/month.  Means:

- I can stop asking people for money. (YAY!)

- I can put money in the offering plate at church. (YAY!)

- I have become completely self-supporting.

- I can even be generous to others, within reason.

It does NOT necessarily mean it's time for me to leave the shelter.

The rule of thumb being that one month's rent should not exceed one week's income, I can not afford a room in a rooming house for about $300/month.  On the one hand, I'm not eager for any more of the drama that often comes with sharing a kitchen and bath.  On the other hand, I can project (pray) harmony into my future housing situation.

Or I might seek senior housing, that might have a sliding scale.

My dream has been a studio with private kitchen and bath — and cat — in a nice neighborhood.  I anticipate that the place I want, in the place I want, will cost $600/month.  To afford that, I must find a job that will pay $18K/year.

This is do-able.

For the past six months ago, job search prospects were hamstrung by the fact that the only computer readily available to me was a dinosaur terminal with a dinosaur browser.  The browser typically crashes about once every ten minutes.  Every day, as to more and more sites, it became "unsupported."  On this browser, I cannot access USAToday, LinkedIn, HuffPost comments, or GoFundMe; I cannot create or edit blog posts.  It is utterly unusable for job search purposes.

Once my new income arrived, I bought an economical tablet that should enable me to go anywhere I choose online, and do job applications.  However, it has a miniature keyboard, so that at this writing I am learning to type with two fingers.  I'm accustomed to typing as fast as I think, so I will probably need to learn to think as slowly as I type.  But once I'm accustomed to this tool, many doors will open wide.

For the moment, I will leave my GoFundMe intact, in case anyone may still choose to donate.  I am grateful for every support.
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Job search report 03/01/17

TUESDAY 2017-02-28


I have 11 active applications at various stores. Updated my availability on all of them to reflect that I'm available now 24/7.
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Sunday 2017-02-26

My prayer for myself today was that I "come into a world where my diligence will be rewarded." A related new concept, as far as the blog is concerned: efficacy — the feeling or sense that one can accomplish something. In question is whether I perceive MY world that way NOW.

It is notable that a background of chaos militates against efficacy, and normally teaches that diligence WILL NOT not be rewarded, except as it expresses itself in opportunism and predation (See "Can't resist temptation? ..." below.) A background of, or perceptions of, order, in contrast, teach the exact opposites.

Related future posts (The links won't work until the posts appear.):
- About Edgar Cayce's dream ( http://wp.me/p3UzWy-2JZ)
- Perceptions of order ( http://wp.me/p3UzWy-2N2)

Related previous post:
- Chaos overwhelms the poor ( https://williamatell.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/chaos-overwhelms-the-poor-2/)
Also related:
- Can’t resist temptation? That may not be a bad thing ( http://www.rochester.edu/newscenter/cant-resist-temptation-that-may-not-be-a-bad-thing-162442/)
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