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Homeless Man in the Backyard

homelessA homeless man was living in my backyard brush. Someone spotted him and the cops came and moved him along. The man was wearing khakis and used a camouflage tarp to keep out of sight. He’d set up camp and had been there several weeks.

The guy hadn’t bothered anyone, nor had he broken into nearby homes. He must possess impressive survival skills because the weather has been miserable–which is one reason why I hadn’t noticed him back there.

After he’d been reported, it still took the cops awhile to find him, he was that well concealed.

During a week that we saw yet another record for the Dow Industrials, there seems to be a widening gap between the haves and the have-nots. Many cities are in collapse, education is a shambles in neighboring Bridgeport, Waterbury, Hartford and New Haven. One could say many of the have-nots are down to their last not.

My backyard homeless man may be anecdotal, but for millions, times are still tough, for some, much worse.

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