Drew Bekius on HumanistCoach.com

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— Welcome to the DrewBekius.com Archive — I’ve never had much of the so-called Green Thumb.  Then again, I’ve never really attempted to cultivate one either.  But I have had a grand total of one plants.  A bamboo plant, or three bamboo shoots actually, in a little panda bear bamboo pot.  And I have loved and cared for this little plant for the last four years.  But now my little bamboo is gone. The bamboo was a gift.  In the summer of 2009, the church I was pastoring set up a booth at a local town festival, and the booth next over housed a lady selling various faux-brand-name bags and so forth.  She also sold bamboo.  From day one I […]

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— Welcome to the DrewBekius.com Archive — Only four more days!  Only four more days!!  Only FOUR MORE DAYS!!! Only four more days of calling this shit hole my home.  I moved in here five months ago.  I kinda knew what I was getting myself into.  I live in a dilapidated mid-rise apartment building in a dumpy Northside Chicago neighborhood.  Uptown.  That’s the neighborhood that used to be the center of celebrity and status.  Frank Sinatra, Al Capone, and the Three Stooges all used to reside in my building.  So says Ernest Eddins, building manager.  But nowadays, Lawrence House is a hostage within the community it’s consumed by.  Drugs.  Gangs.  Violence and guns.  Mental illness and despair.  24-hour security and […]

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