Terry Fitzpatrick lives in a tent in the woods next to a shopping plaza. Rather than being homeless, he considers himself more of a “city
camper” and says his situation is temporary. Terry, who is sober, chose to remove himself from other homeless people to stay away from alcohol
and to keep his peace and quiet. Since his mother died, he says is trying to get his life in order so that he can move forward.
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Resources“Happily, though, my fears turn out to be entirely unwarranted: during a month of poverty and toil, no one recognizes my face or my name, which goes unnoticed and for the most part unuttered.”
- Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara EhrenreichInvestigate