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Weblog of Seattle minister to the homeless Rick Reynolds, Operation Nightwatch

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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy New Year


OK, I got a little lazy with blogging for the past two weeks. The end of the year, the lousy weather, and did I mention NOT ENOUGH SHELTER IN SEATTLE!? I'm gonna keep it up until they get it. Fine and dandy to put together plans for long term solutions, but we've got people camping outside now, every night.

Plus now I have a bartender calling me, upset that their boss is upset with this article:
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/dannywestneat/2003503227_danny310.html

It's not a very pretty picture of some of my favorite places in town.

What do you think?

Meanwhile, Thursday nights we're still at it. We visited the usual haunts in a different order -- which was nice. Pastor Dave won again at pull tabs. Sheesh. Nice conversations at MFQAT. (My Favorite Queen Anne Tavern) and 3rd & Bell. Then we passed out blankets and knit hats for awhile, got back pretty late --

Pretty tame stuff. Not sure it's worth all the attention. Rick

2 Comments:

Blogger Hope McP said...

Oh, brother. The tavern owner sounds a wee touchy. The column was great, and I appreciated the link to your blog The Times included.

8:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry you have to deal with the tavern owner! What a hassle! I really loved the article, though. You're so humble despite all the amazing work your "toehold" does in the lives of others!
I'm so glad to have stumbled upon your blog.
-Mandy Neill

3:13 PM  

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