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Review of Things As They Are (Theater, 2017)

Who is the poet who goes by the name Wallace Stevens? That is the question writer David Todd poses in his elegant and delightful potpourri of a play, at once both intellectual and heartfelt, a tug of war between the … Continue reading

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I Never Missed Toledo Until I Was Homeless (Part 6)

I Never Missed Toledo Until I Was Homeless (Part 6)   His name is Drew and I’m convinced he’s a saint.   No more than 5”7’ and around 150 pounds, Drew is new like me to the City Mission, having … Continue reading

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I Never Missed Toledo Until I Was Homeless (Part 5)

I Never Missed Toledo Until I Was Homeless (Part 5)   There’s a place called the City Mission in Cleveland that’s on my mind. I first heard about it on what locals call the street card, which is essentially a … Continue reading

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I Never Missed Toledo Until I Was Homeless (Part 4)

I Never Missed Toledo Until I was Homeless (Part 4)   When I first get to 2100 Lakeside I’m shoved into a cafeteria and fed a shitty dinner that consists of beef steaks, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, and of all … Continue reading

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I Never Missed Toledo Until I Was Homeless (Part 2)

I step off the bus in front of Jack’s Casino, lost somewhere in the business district of Cleveland, Ohio. The black man nods to me as I step off the bus, a little unsure of where I’m at. In my … Continue reading

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i never missed toledo until i was homeless

Sitting in the day room at 6:30, my head still abuzz from the night fog that is an unfinished night’s sleep. Men gather for the smoke, the ritual that keeps all of us going, and eventually is our end.   … Continue reading

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