5/14/2014-2:454 pm.- What else will go wrong today. I sent for a Obama phone together with a friend on mine. He got his yesterday and mine is nowhere in sight. I need the phone to call about a job possibility I received a message about. I’ll scream the next time I hear how wanted and loved I am. I’ll go home tonight with 4 walls closing in on me. I have two books to my name. One is the bible. Yes, I’m upset. I’m to get my life back and fall back the sewer again. I try to stay upbeat but days like this make it so damn hard.
4/12/2014-9:03 am.- Nearly two years of being homeless I have endured. Bouncing from Humility of Mary to the streets of Davenport to King Harvest upstairs then downstairs, and now back to Humility of Mary. Today it looks like I will be moving into my own apartment on at Edgewater on third. I should be moved in sometime this afternoon. What tears me up is how people can’t let go that I’m homeless and trying to fight might way out. They expect me to be normal, but how can I be normal after being on the streets for nearly two years. How did I cope with being homeless? Not well, I was at times severely depressed and very suicidal. A friend and writing saved me. These people have never been homeless let alone struggling on the black and bloody streets I know all to damn well.Why do you think I’m fighting so hard to get everybody off the street into a home of their own. I’m fighting for the rights of the homeless and more funding for community services Mental hospitals have closed down across the country. Where do think those patients go. No where else but shelters or the streets. All that does is creat a dangerous situation for patient as well as others. I will give my life for this cause. I’m answering God’s calling.
5/1/2014-2:51 pm.-Elaine Winter and an associate will attend the May 20,2014 round table meeting at the Center.
4/30/2014-3:29 pm. I just received this afternoon about an hour ago a message. The presidents of St. Ambrose University and Augustana college will attend the homeless round table on May 20, 2014 at the Center at 11:00 am.
4/28/2014-2:26 pm. The round table meeting on May 20, 2014 is gaining momentum. Confirmed to appear at this point are members of the Catholic Diocese of Davenport, Iowa, United churches of the Quad Cities, Larry Minard, chairman of the Scott county board of supervisors, Iowa state representatives Cindy Wrinkler and Phyliss Thede, more are invited. This meeting is open to the public.
4/11/2014-11:02- Last night at St. Anthony’s Catholic church, I performed a poem I had written called “Home”. Most of the times when I perform, I’m able to control my emotions on stage. Last night I failed, I have lost so much in the last year and a half, clothes, my beloved cat, and a woman I was going to marry. Most of the time I have lost myself, so much so I had even contemplated my death. That was then, now I have God directing my life, my writings, and my cause for the homeless.
4/4/2014-2:18pm- My fight against being homeless continues every day. Some might say give up what have you gained? I’m making people aware of homeless problem in Quad Cities and in the state of Iowa. I have told people if I have to I would be a martyr for a homeless bill of rights and living act. I’m tired of seeing with mental issues on the streets and not receiving any professional, just because they’re homeless. Bullshit! I’ll walk down 3rd and fourth street in Davenport, Iowa and see abandoned building just standing idle without any occupants, no chance of being occupied ever. Hey Mr. Owner why don’t you donate these building to a church so they can can convert them to a homeless shelter, alcohol/drug addiction centers, a day room, educational/employment training facitly, and a soup kitchen. Help your Quad Cities cure the homeless epidemic.