* Keep the focus on you

Teddy is an old man.  He wears a rosary around his neck, and never fails to “testify” in chapel.  “I talk to the Father, Son and Holy Ghost every day,” he says.  Every time there’s an altar call, he runs right up there to get born-again — again.  Five times a week, he’ll do that.

He got barred out a year ago for selling someone oxycontin.

Friday night 09/07/12, he came back.  He insists to everyone that he’s never been here before, and said he wants to get into the program.

Aside from those things, he hasn’t changed at all.  Still all the same empty religious talk.

Sunday night he said he changed his mind about the program.  They require you to sign over all your benefits, and he’s not willing to do that.  That tells me you don’t want to get well.

I get bad feelings every time I see him.

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Sitting outside waiting to be let in, Wednesday 08/29/12 Fallon and a couple other guys I don’t like too much got into reminiscing about how this shelter used to be, years ago, before the renovation.  This upset me.

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