I need to talk about something that is very heavy on my heart.  I have been waiting for the right time to come out and say this because I wanted to be fully informed on the matter.  But the truth is I will never know the ins and outs of it because there are so many levels and truly no right answers to my questions.

One of my core memories involves the trip my family took to Austin when Hurricane Ike hit in 2008.   When arriving into the city, I saw a man pushing his belongings around in a shopping cart.  The homeless population in Austin was the largest I had ever seen.  I don’t know why it affected me so deeply at that moment when it wasn’t necessarily a new experience to see someone who was less fortunate than myself. 

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