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PTSD is Not Recognized in Colorado — Recovering from LAST Summer

By the grace of God, David has survived.

The late winter period in Reno was close to hell on earth. The city has a terrific ghetto that includes three dining rooms and three shelters on Record Street.

During his nine and a half months of homelessness, by faith and Christian practice he has survived. Fortitude, prayer, and attempting to live like a saint was difficult. How in the world did he make it through it all? By dealing with chronic illnesses, mental anguish, sleep apnea, physical pain, and keeping God first in his life.

Similarly to his patron saint, St. Francis of Assisi, he lived an austere life among the poor and homeless. It seemed appropriate that he not resort to begging or complaining; but be humble and grateful for the regular hot meals offered five times a week by the Extended Table at the Methodist Church and daytime support of the Feed My Sheep ministry.

Brown Bear After Dad
Brown Bear After Dad

He came to Garfield County seeking help from emergency rooms. Within eight hours after getting off the eastbound train, he was seen at Valley View Hospital. After three consecutive nightly visits, he was ordered not to come back or the local police would arrest him for trespassing.

In two months, he was more than 15 pounds underweight!

Similarly to the life of St. Francis, he did not care for his health like he should. Food was regularly eaten that caused gastrointestinal problems and often stomach aches.

His weight dropped to the lowest it has been since high school. In March 2015, he weighed only 162 pounds (in 2004 his weight was 335 lbs.).

David remembers sleeping under the stars and waking up several times many nights. His exposed ribs were so sore on the left side for lying on top of them on the hillside.

You might think that he had nowhere to turn; the priests of St. Stephens were there for counseling and celebrating mass every day.

He did not complain, prayed to stay in a constant state of gratitude, helping those disadvantaged, keeping out of harm’s way, denying himself eyeglasses, clothing, dental care, and footwear that he needed, making do with what he had, saving money from his monthly Social Security check, searching for affordable housing, and keeping a positive attitude.

Psalm 142 demonstrates the petitioner’s trust in God:

1 I cry aloud to the LORD; I lift up my voice to the LORD for mercy.

2 I pour out my complaint before him; before him I tell my trouble.

3 When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who know my way. In the path where I walk men have hidden a snare for me.

4 Look to my right and see; no one is concerned for me. I have no refuge; no one cares for my life.

5 I cry to you, O LORD; I say, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.”

6 Listen to my cry, for I am in desperate need; rescue me from those who pursue me, for they are too strong for me.

7 Set me free from my prison, that I may praise your name. Then the righteous will gather about me because of your goodness to me

It was in June that he got off the eastbound California Zephyr with health problems. He has remained in town getting good medical help. Recently, he was diagnosed with three cavities. When you are homeless, you don’t have much control over what is available to eat. Dental hygiene suffers, too.

One morning he awoke soaked by a hard and heavy falling nocturnal rain. He had attempted to sleep inside two trash bags that night on Lookout Mountain. Shaking uncontrollably, David was able to walk back at daybreak into town with his wet sleeping bag and suitcase and backpack filled with rain-saturated clothing.

This was not his low point.

One day, the GSPD woke him up at 2:20 a.m. in front of St. Stephens Catholic Church and threw him in jail. It seems like by being homeless in Glenwood Springs, he was also a criminal. That 16-hour Friday (August First) stay in County Jail was very painful. His jailers would not offer him any of his prescription medicine. So painful and disoriented, he lost all track of time and laid in the cell cold with chronic back and gastrointestinal distress.

By the grace of God, a municipal judge opened court on a Friday afternoon and arranged for bail on his own reconnaissance. Thus he would not have to spend the entire weekend in lockup.

The local police department had been bird-dogging his homeless activities since the second day he was in Glenwood Springs. Near the Phillips 66 station, he was stopped while walking by. He was questioned and the police officer took his photograph – no crime had been committed, though.

He first came to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver on June 24. On October 2, he returned and received three bags and one box of groceries from Lift Up.

In the 15 weeks of homelessness, he survived:

  1. bear attacks,
  2. waves of bugs and insects,
  3. sunstroke (twice),
  4. hunger and thirst,
  5. getting run over by trucks that could not have been seen,
  6. skunk sprays,
  7. cold night temperatures,
  8. inclimate weather,
  9. thefts,
  10. getting shot by a waitress at a Rifle restaurant,
  11. homeless profiling,
  12. police brutality,
  13. falling off a cliff while sleepwalking,
  14. ill-prepared food and dysentery,
  15. misplaced anger and violence,
  16. religious prejudice,
  17. mountain lions,
  18. the municipal judicial system,
  19. local jails,
  20. unreliable public transportation,
  21. verbal threats,
  22. poverty,
  23. drunken drivers,
  24. being thrown out of the emergency room,
  25. allergy reactions and anaphylactic shock,
  26. running out of medicine,
  27. or being swept downstream in the rapidly flowing river.

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D. A. D.’s Status Report on the Screenplay “The Last Resort” and Motivated to Give Up Casino Life for Lent (40 Days)

 and Dateline: 2-20-2015

County of Douglas, Northern Nevada

fyi, I’m still sick as a dog

  • my joints and muscles feel like I got beat up by two old ladies.
  • My stomach is spasming and cramping after this feta cheese + spinach stuffed pig  tenderloin lunch.

I ate a warm noon meal at the Sr. center… just finishing up…

and nope, I am not playing bingo with the rest of the folks.

Two (2) casinos 86’ed me for the day… I guess I will give up casino life for this Lenten Season.

Facts:

Thanks to Mr. James of the C.O.D. Garage and Casino on 3595 Esmeralda Avenue in historic downtown Minden for throwing me out twice (4:00 a.m. and 7:15 a.m.). Mr. J. had someone cash-out my electronic-computer-generated winnings ticket. It was for $19.75. The dude came back with $14.75. I did not notice the missing Lincoln. The messenger was given 3 authentic sort-of-silver quarters as a tip. This casino beat me by $6.00.

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The other casino had Mr. Pete eject me from the hotel lobby outside the business center – this center is about the size of two linen closets with two PCs, no office supplies, an aged printer, and no Microsoft software loaded on it.  I keep telling myself that the BDI is a resort, not a four star hotel, motor lodge, and camper park. At this casino, I cashed-out my computer-generated winnings ticket for $14.25. Go figure… I tipped both bartenders 4 silver-clad or copper sandwiched US quarters. Thus, this casino beat me by $8.25.

Well, at least the BDI gave me two shots of some sort of Kahlua-flavored liquer for breakfast.

Still cannot get green handing suitcase from the Holiday Lodge, but called the US Marshals office and the state (Nevada) Attorney’s Oriface.  Ms. Jackie is the owner who split town yesterday.

I missed the train from Reno this morning.

There is always another train at the same time the following day.

Aloha.

“I Choose Love” — Happy V-D ’15 —

Christian author Max Lucado is a preacher with a storyteller’s gift, a pastor’s heart, and a poet’s pen.

I Choose Joy…

I will invite my God to be the God of circumstance.

I will refuse the temptation to be cynical.

I will refuse to see people as anything less than human beings, created by God.

I will refuse to see any problem as anything less than an opportunity to see God.

Max’s sermons begin at home with the congregation of Oak Hills Church near San Antonio, which he has led for more than 25 years. It is in this setting that his stories are first told, from a pastor’s heart.

Eventually some of these sermons and stories are refined and fashioned into books that are shared far beyond the walls of Oak Hills and the city limits of Texas. Max’s writings are around the world nowadays in more than 54 languages via more than 120 million products. Most of these products are books (over 92,000,000 distributed), occupying ratings on every major national bestseller list.

Max Lucado has been featured over the years in countless national media outlets. He has been dubbed “America’s Pastor” by Reader’s Digest and even The New York Times Max named Max one of the most influential leaders this century in social media.

Max’s pastor’s heart, which longs to encourage the brokenhearted and to bind-up/heal the hurt and pain, moves Max to another sermon and his next book. His mission is simple —by God— to overflow toward others His grace and encouragement that has been lavished on him and others he has witnessed.

To begin with; Max was born in a small town in West Texas, as the youngest son of an oil field mechanic and a nurse. He grew up ‘churched’ but as a teenager took a different road by walking away from his parent’s faith.

Wanted: Great Workers and Contractors (for Max’s Scout Services & Communications of the Americas, LLC); Pls. send resumes to: DaileySun@outlook.com!

 Help Wanted:

Max’s Scout Services & Communications of the Americas, LLC

To:      Max’s Scout Services & Communications LLC Staff

D. A. Dailey Publishing & Associates

From:   David A. Dailey, Founder

Re:      “Cafeteria Plan” of Benefits for Full-Time Employees 

Regular employees (not consultants, nor contractors) who work 35 hours or more every week shall be eligible for the associates’ benefit package. Eligible workers may select three items from any of these potential benefit benefits:

  1. Paid Vacation (up to 1 day for every 30 days of full-time worked)
  2. Telephone and Internet Use from Smartphone
  3. Life Insurance
  4. Health Insurance
  5. Health Club Membership
  6. Participation in the Annual Company Retreat (all expenses paid); for example, trip to view the Tour de France, Fall Weekend Trip to a Notre Dame Football Game, or Kayaking in Maui.
Glenwood Springs Amtrak Station near the Colorado River
Glenwood Springs Amtrak Station near the Colorado River
  1. Use of a Company-Owned or Leased Motor Vehicle for Personal Use
  2. Paid 30 or 60 Minute Lunch Break Whenever Working 8 or 9 Hour Shifts
  3. More Than 5 days/year Personal Leave (up to 10 per calendar year)
  4. Five Days/Year Paid Sick Days
  5. Business-Related Travel by Personal Vehicle Reimbursed at 60.0 Cents / Mile.
  6. Dental Insurance
  7. College Tuition Assistance

DAD:dd

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Employee Benefits or Contract Positions Available at “a living wage”

X-Wif Drives Spouse Out of NorCali and Meddles With Market Located Across the Avenue from the “Church Ladies” (C. L.) House [ Purchased in November 1986 by C. L. & Husband/Author; Versus Country Corner Deli (C. C.) Built in 1896 with New Owners Who Purchased C. C. in 1988! ]

. . . for the love of God, Lord have mercy!

Reported by “The Dailey Sun-Chronicles” News Group

P. O. Box 777

Glenwood Springs, CO 81602-0777

 Imagine if you will . . .

Agony . . . Disillusionment . . . Major Disappointment . . . Embarrassment. .  . Discust . . . Sadness . . . Pity . . . Love of God . . . Life-Threatening . . . Steeling an American’s Freedom . . . etc.

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Oh Sweet Jesus,

please give us hope, more love, strength, endurance, charity, faith, prosperity, abundance, and a good dog or three.

Dateline: January 18, 2015                                     DaileySunDave@Hotmail.com

Unincorporated Menlo Park, Northern California    DADailey@Yahoo!.com                          (312) 237-0386 (cell/voicemail)

Now is the Time to Improve before the Beginning of Winter

Dateline: December 21, 2014 (official Winter Soltice)

The City of Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Why or why does the Street Maintenance Department keep making the same mistakes and operate like we are living in the 20th Century?!?

In addition to human health and safety, practical improvements can be made immediately to improve snow and ice removal on Glenwood Springs’ roads and walkways. I am miffed that NO effort was made to plow the River Walk between the Roaring Fork River and Doc Holliday’s grave.

To describe the pedestrian walking conditions within the City of Glenwood Springs as treacherous would be an understatement. Folks who have lived through many winters here have told me that snow removal has never been better in town and often is terrible.

Item #6:

I would like to mention concern about the quality of the surface waters passing through town. The routine practice of spreading large amounts of salt and silt on city roads jeopardizes the Colorado River, which supplies drinking water source for as far as Southern California.

This is nothing new but there are more environmentally-friendly ‘ice melt’ products readily available: Blue or green ice melt mixtures. Just take a look at what one property owner used along the 1000 block of Grand Avenue on the first afternoon of last week’s snow storm.

Much like Nevada and California do around Lake Tahoe, our city should adopt some of their ice and snow removal procedures (use of non-contaminated dirt and salt-alternatives) to facilitate the water quality, clarity, and non-hazardous conditions of the Colorado River.

Item #7:

By monitoring weather forecasts, the Street Department can better manage getting plows out at the first sign of snow, avoid driving idle (plow not lowered while driving), not creating melting snow conditions into water that can freeze late in the afternoon and at night (leaving more difficult ice removal and driving and walking hazards the next morning, particularly during commute hours)

No sympathies are being solicited but perhaps you have some empathy for this writer because he is disabled with no benefits from RFTA’s Traveler transport services.

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