Category Archives: Saint Paul

Three years ago today

flooded path

Chestnut Plaza

The water is receding but it will be awhile before this path is again above water. Floods leave a kind of muddy sludge on everything so even after the water is gone the path isn’t really useable.

I was down by the river last night. It is unusually low in spite of all of the rain we have been getting.  No danger of flooding.

Homeless no more

tents

Camp

There are camps through out the city. I see them along the bike paths and hidden in wooded areas along the river. When the water is low there are tents pitched on cement walk ways. I see them on steep hills and I see the items left behind when they break camp. Even if the campers wanted to tidy up there usually isn’t aren’t any trash cans near the camps. 

This doesn’t seem OK to me. Everyone should have a place to call home that isn’t made of cloth and that doesn’t have plumbing or electricity.