Firstly I want to thank Jeremy Sear for writing one of the lamest posts about the issue of homelessness that I have seen in a long time because without him writing it and attacking the post by “Boy on a bike” I might well have missed what is a most expansive and very sensible exposition of the subject.
His problem is not being homeless. His problem is his drug habit, and how he sets the priorities in his life. Not everyone has a dream of living in a renovated 19th century manor house, or in a newly built McMansion. For some, housing is not a priority. Decorating is not at the top of their list of things to do. They care nought about plumbing, matching tiles with curtains and what sort of dimmer switches they should install. Unfortunately, our public policy appears to be being made by inveterate readers of Vogue Living and House and Garden. They think that just because they want the dream home with the 6 burner stove and the 50 inch plasma in the media room, that’s what everyone else wants, and should have.
I liked the post very much and as a consequence of my reading it I have been inspired to do what I should have done a while ago and I have added Boy on a bike to my blog roll.