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Nationals Park Washington DC
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Peace to all who have continued to travel along...

At the moment I am looking out the window in one of the random coffee houses in Richmond, VA.   Today it's snowing.  A lot of people are making  a big deal out of it, but I guess I would too if all I ever saw was two inches on the ground all my life.  Being from the North East, looking at barely an inch on the ground is awesome.  However, I am not here to talk about Richmond.

I arrived in Washington, DC, early in the morning.   About six months earlier I had only driven through the Capital Hill area following along highway I-95.   But coming into the massive Union Station by bus is a whole other experience.  I went outside and noticed how spread out the entire city really was.  Having traveled to NYC many times I was use to the long drawn city blocks, but the difference between the two cities was that Manhattan has occupied buildings everywhere.  Outside of the Capital Hill district this wasn't true in D.C.  I remember one night looking for a place to eat called, Hardy Tee's and a cop telling me to be careful on a certain city block.  I also remember seeing the Capital Building not too far in the distance of the supposed "bad" neighborhood, all of its lights reflecting of the dark sky like a white moon.

Another thing I noticed was that unlike in Philly, DC is way more spread out.  When I needed a "bird bath"  this is slang for taking a bath in a public sink, I could duck into numerous nearby private bathrooms.   If I had to use the toilet I remember having to go a long distance before I could find a decent one, one that was not really dirty or the building it was in heavily guarded.   The streets start and stop in many different directions making it confusing and frustrating at times, forget about using a GPS it will mock you constantly with the famous "re-calculating."

One highlight was the interesting people I met along the way.    My friend who works at the Hyatt doing maintenance.   Please do not try to figure out how I met someone at the Hyatt while on a hitch hiking expedition, but anyone who knows me, knows this is what I do, walk into random places and make friends.  For instance, on Saturday I met the beautiful people from the Reid Temple A.M.E. Church, they are located in Glenn Dale, MD 20769.   On a busy intersection downtown, they were out in the windy, bitter, cold that day.  Serving hot food, passing out care packages, and giving a message of hope.  You will see a picture of some of the members in the video I posted.   See, even though I believe in YAH the Most High of Israel and carrying on my lifestyle different than Christians I just BE and recognize God's Goodness.  What is HIS goodness that HE favors no one not even Israel, and allows people to help others regardless of race, creed, and denomination.  A lot do not condone this because of stupid religious idiosyncrasies .  There were homeless out there that were so grateful for these Christians to take time out of their lives to make them feel a little better to feel a little hope that day.

The rest of the time I spent trying to feed, cloth, and spend time with the homeless of D.C.  I will not speak much on this because I feel it is nothing special to help someone who is "down and out."  I literally pasted out the little that I have, why???  Because people have been doing the same for me all my life.   

I want to thank two people...one is a good friend of mine John Hakizimana and the other is David Wedderburn.  Both have made a significant donation to the Cause I have started called H.O.M.E., to help felons, single parents, alcoholics/addicts, and homeless transition into healthy, holistic lifestyle.  Thanks guys.

And I want to wish you all of you nothing but Peace and Prosperity!!!
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Toulouse on

Help people transition into a wholistic lifestyle. I like that. What examples of wholistic life can you mention as examples (sorry if you already said somewhere else- I just read part of your blog only)

aldreamsbig on

Sorry for the delay been pretty busy...some examples of a holistic lifestyle would be the mind-body-spirit technique. All need food and nourishment, it is my belief that a unhealthy mind, body, or spirit can never recover if it is fed the same processed meals, the same religious dogma or worn out physiology, or the same education we were taught in school like the four food groups. I am going to take people in and and professional Vegetarian/Vegan chefs will teach while cooking. Another example is education people about the dangers of not knowing what types of food we put into our bodies, homeopaths will be on call morning through night. Finally since we are not a religious organization,the teachings within the home will be maintained by a spirit of love, chakras, prana, Qi gong etc.

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