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IMG_7143 (532x800)I’m sleeping in church tonight, in the back of our education building, in a room that once was used for one of our adult Sunday School classes, but now mostly functions as storage. Three families who are homeless are in the other rooms which open onto the back hallway. Well, I think two of the families are still in the next room watching some sort of dramatic adventure movie, playing air hockey, and otherwise unwinding at the end of the week. At least that is what the noise coming through the wall would indicate. The couple with the four children, all under the age of 4, seems to have gone to sleep. I don’t blame them.

I remember being in a similar place over 20 years ago in Portland, Oregon. I went to college in Portland in the early 1990s, when activism through community service was becoming a thing for…

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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

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