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Monday Night Football in the North Side

Compositional music provided by: Pink Floyd / Dark Side of the Moon by Larry Ciptak 10-30-12 This big-ass city rat came scampering by us last week, under the bridge. It was unusual because Mick keeps the encampment spotless and leaves the rats absolutely nothing to...

R.I.P. David Meredith

by Larry Ciptak 10-15-12 Sometime October 1, David Meredith died. Meredith, 50, of Pittsburgh, was found October 3rd floating in the Ohio River by a couple of boaters. The news report said “It was not immediately clear how he died.” Another dead homeless...

the Church of the Underpass

by Larry Ciptak I came home from my homeless schtick tonight and put my knife on top of something on the kitchen table. I thought the table was clean. When I turned the lights on, the knife was sitting on top of a New Testament, the only object on the table. A flood...

Frisbee with the homeless on a rainy Sunday

Writers are nothing more than storytellers. Why would anyone believe a story? I can tell you all kinds of stories, some of them true. Most of them, actually–but not all. There is first an event that creates a potential storyline. Then an initial embellishment,...