It's not often that someone homeless also has the literary bent (and access to the internet) to blog on the subject.
But then again, when we think of homeless folks, how often do we think of a college-educated single woman with four kids? Kids, I think, she adopted.
An anonymous reader pointed me to
"The Boxcar Kids" blog and asked me what I thought. A guest poster at Get Rich Slowly wrote about her earlier, evoking both sympathy and blistering criticism from J.D.'s readers.
I somehow missed the post on Get Rich Slowly--lately I've been paying less attention to the blog because it contains information that is too general and not as personal as I prefer when reading financial blogs. I'm grateful to Anonymous for making sure I caught up with The Boxcar Kids. I read the entire blog (it's only a few months old) and it's a frightening lesson in just how close many of us are to being homeless.
Never did the author expect to find herself in her current position Then, again, she finds herself at the pinnacle of the homeless hierarchy--her family is not technically homeless since they have a 26 foot travel trailer in which to live.
In another frame of mind, it might be an adventure.
But for a single mom who spent 30 years with a job and a middle class income, the adventure palled some time ago.
Personally, I see the blog leading to a book contract which may, in the end, save the author's family. But I'm also guessing that a publisher will want a happy ending first.
I hope she gets one.