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The Sociological Tourist

Tonight I went to the spot where Daryl McMurray was found dead last week in the City's North Side. There are concrete remnants of a structure tucked up on a steep hill, fifty yards from the railroad tracks. My friend Crazy Dave escorted me up there, at my...

Another Dead Homeless Guy

Daryl McMurray, 52, was found dead yesterday in the North Side. His body was found near the train tracks above the underpass where I do my street rounds every Monday night. I was told he was found with a syringe and stamp bag clutched in his stiff, cold hand....

Goodbye, Sweet Tyson

This evening we said goodbye to Tyson, the sweet, gentle, one-eyed toothless tabby who touched so many people's hearts. Tyson's time had simply come. I spent the day laying with and soothing Ty, who could no longer get up to walk or eat. I had to be...

The Football

The pictured football was retired from use tonight. It’s seen its last Monday night tossing at the Church of the Underpass. It’s hit 60 foot concrete embankments, the underside of the underpass and more than its share of concrete. It’s landed in...