As I was in town, I continued to be witness to the “sign people” occupying the corners. I had not seen some of the “old timers” like Old Wes and others. I wondered what had happened to him — he probably went out to the Philippines to check on the orphan kid, perhaps. ?! :-).
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Today is another beautiful day in South Orange County. The Sun is out and the weather is beautiful as we travel through Spring and looking to embrace the Summer. It has also been quite a month. Between Presidential Candidates popping up like gophers, Celebrities getting into trouble and IPO’s breaking records, there is never a…
As we are witness to the Presidential Beauty Pagaent and the complacent media before us, the World has continued to implode and change before our very eyes. What has happened in the Middle East is nothing short of remarkable. It has been a grass-roots effort that prompted many to rethink long-standing beliefs. It is startling to see someone like Hosni Mubarak who up to five months ago could do no wrong is now confined to a Cairo Military Hospital under virtual arrest for corruption. Beyond the World, though, there are the continued challenges at home.
As I traveled around town, I continued to be on the lookout for the regular people on the streets. A few weeks back, I ran into the “drifter”. He had been chased away by the Sheriff after the local property manager had lodged a complaint. He was back with his increasingly faded “Need Work” Sign occupying the usual corner right across from the beautiful Laguna Niguel City Hall. I worked up the courage to walk up to see how he was doing.
As I traveled around South County, I kept a special eye out for all those unfortunate souls that I have been writing about over the past number of months to see how they were doing. I have been visiting the usual places to see how they have been doing.