A note given to Ken by his daughter

 

This note, given to him by his daughter, makes Ken proud both of his work at Street Sense and of his daughter.

This note, given to him by his daughter, makes Ken proud both of his work at Street Sense and of his daughter.

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October 5th 2016 had a few bright moments. One of which was a meeting with Councilmember Brianne Nadeau and her staff to discuss a special prospective project near and dear to me on entrepreneurship. I spoke with, but did not see, my children. I have this card from an earlier time that was very special and dear to me. I’m proud to share it with you.

I also had a brief visit with a few customers while vending in the morning. Some even saw me wearing a tie and jacket, topped with a birthday cake hat! One gave me my only birthday greeting card. She will never know what that meant to me! That and the kind words that folks say on your birthday are all good and meaningful.

But… did it make me happy? At the end of the day (a term I feel is excruciatingly overused), I find that when you have no hand to hold; no candles to blow; no comfort zone in which to dance, sing, eat, drink and be merry; no shoulder to lean on after contemplation; It’s not a happy birthday!

It’s another challenging day to stay sober. But it is a great excuse for self-renewal — so The Hatman Rides Again!!!