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Archives for: September 2016 (7 posts)
Taking a Hockey Stick to the Shower
September 30, 2016 @ 8:26 AM by: Richard Steinecke

I arrived after it had it was all over. Bill (not his real name) was shaken. Another community member had taken much more than his portion of the meat for their table and Bill had asked him to share it with the others. The other community member r ... [read full post]

Like a Picnic in the Park
September 24, 2016 @ 4:10 PM by: Richard Steinecke

Last Tuesday our picnic in the park was like, well, a picnic in the park. The weather was perfect. Community members sat down in small circles eating and talking. The mood was entirely relaxed. Which is a real contrast to our usual dinners in the ... [read full post]

Friends in Unusual Places
September 20, 2016 @ 8:02 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Oasis finds supporters in unusual ways and in unusual places. There is an employment centre about five minutes drive from Oasis. I am not even sure how we found each other. We have referred a few community members there.‎ Last spring we called ... [read full post]

It's Not the Food
September 15, 2016 @ 5:51 AM by: Richard Steinecke

 I was talking with one of our community members. The conversation ranged over many topics including his living situation. He has a wonderful landlady who cooks some of his meals for him. She is genuinely concerned about all of her tenants (n ... [read full post]

The Thrill of Giving
September 13, 2016 @ 9:50 AM by: Richard Steinecke

These days I buy myself the gifts I really want. Sometimes I am able to specify an extra treat for Christmas or my birthday. What really gets me excited, though, is finding a special gift for someone that I think they will really like. I get impat ... [read full post]

The Reappearance
September 8, 2016 @ 6:06 AM by: Richard Steinecke

There have been a few community members that “disappear”. For whatever reason they just stop coming. I am not surprised; many of our community members live unsettled lives. They return “home”; try a new life; visit family o ... [read full post]

Feeling Rotten
September 1, 2016 @ 6:39 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Whenever you make policies for the best of reasons, there are consequences. After struggling for months with running out of key food items (e.g., milk, fresh food, dairy) and even running out of food together, staff decided we needed to more stric ... [read full post]

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