Take Care, Ali. Where ever you are.

Homeless man’s death brings others to action on helping those in their hometown. This one gave me tears. Really well written. — T.J.

No Easy Answer

Ali (aka Alloush) was the kind of homeless man you would find often on the streets of North America: Old, shabby, filthy and shrouded in rumors of his allegedly traumatizing past and mental disorder. Unlike some beggars who many assume to be “lazy” or “faking it”, there is no doubt that Ali—who never asked for a penny—was truly alone in the world.

Ali, the dirty haggard man in brown, slept on the sidewalks and was treated like the harmless stray dog of the neighborhood. (Liked, but mostly passed by without a second thought). I assumed, correctly, that he was taken care of through the charity of those who could help him in any way they could. I knew that had to be so because I couldn’t imagine him having a cent to spend. I took comfort in the thought that people had to be at least feeding him because he…

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About tjmcfee

Freelance writer. Activist on homeless issues. 48 years old. I write about subjects that need to be examined closely and thoughtfully. The idea for Brain Sections came from reading a book about abandoned asylums. I wanted to set a suspense story in that setting. The inclusion of crazed scientists turning homeless people into zombies is what makes the story unique. View all posts by tjmcfee

2 responses to “Take Care, Ali. Where ever you are.

  • Hala J.

    Hi Tim! Thank you so much for reblogging my post! It’s the first time that’s happened with me, and after reading through your blog briefly, I’m truly honored. You’ve got yourself a new reader here

    🙂

  • tjmcfee

    Hey Hala. Welcome to the community. Found your blog on my reader and really liked what you had to say and how you said it. Take care, T.J.

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