While I’m at the Library, I’ll Tell You a Story about When I Was Homeless Here in Shawnee, Oklahoma in 2009

I was homeless in 2009. I spent 3 months living at the Salvation Army lodge here in Shawnee — just two blocks away from this library. I got me a card. It was the only way I was able to access the internet. Plus, I read books. They have books.

I wrote posts for my incredibly successful blog, The Universe is Between Your Ears. I had more than 1 million page views. Over 7 years I earned $100 from Google by allowing them to advertise to those readers. Then I wrote a post about that and took Ad Words off my pages.


I’m here today to use the internet.

I’m still homeless, in that I do not have my own home, or my own place to live. I am housed, thank goodness.

The friends I’m staying with out on county line road had a wireless internet service that’s maxed at 3mbps. Apple’s XCODE software development IDE with which one uses to write, edit, compile, and test software meant to run on iPhones, iPads, Macs, MacTVs and watches and goodness knows what else, all Apple, anyway… It’s 7gb of downloading. The library has the fastest internet in town. 🙂

Oh look. It’s done.

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