A Jacket And Nail Clippers

Hi all. I have this friend across the pond. He normally writes riot-funny stuff but this short essay is not at all his normal product. It’s not funny (much anyway) not preachy, not political or religious, not inspiration or convicting – it’s just right. You really should give it a quick 2-3 minute read as he handles this topic so much better than I could have.

Cheers and well done Geoff!

TanGental

Not sure where I’m going with this.

Readers who’ve followed me for a while will know that every Christmas for the last few years I’ve spent some time volunteering at one of the Crisis For Christmas shelters that appear for a week over the festive season and provide a mix of food, advice, referrals, clothes, entertainment and a variety of services (doctor, dentist, podiatrist, physiotherapist, opticians, reiki, natural healing, various programmes such as AA, CA, NA and so on) to the still significant homeless and lonely population of London (as well as other cities). Sadly an operation started in 1968 with the avowed aim of ending homelessness has failed in that aim but it hasn’t ceased trying.

The Crisis team I’m part of take over a school – a Harris Academy for those who know what I mean – and it contains a range of splendid facilities. Every day from…

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