Robin Sneed

Robin Sneed
Citizen Of The World,
October 28
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++ “Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won't adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice. Instead of vowing to honor and obey, maybe we should swear to aid and abet. That would mean that security is out of the question. The words "make" and "stay" become inappropriate. My love for you has no strings attached. I love you for free.”-Tom Robbins +++++++++++++++++++++++++++



AUGUST 22, 2014 1:07PM

Trail of Tears

As J is away fighting a spirit killing foe, I don't just survive, I thrive. At first, there were men who seemed to regard me as a kind of prey. J, as we say, in the homeless community, "knows the show." Which is to say, with great effort, and a valor… Read full post »

AUGUST 17, 2014 5:49PM

No Love Lost

"I never play a game without my man."

-Casey Stengel

I've said this is the Year of Reality for me in homelessness. Year four. It is the year in which the non-homeless community, employed by the city have become relentless.

It is also the year I know a greater… Read full post »

Last night, Auston Jackson was informed he was traded to Seattle. He walked off mid fifth inning, packed up his belongings, and left.
This is baseball history, but we don't know it, because we so much love to see it in a nostalgic way.  … Read full post »
JULY 28, 2014 5:10PM

Detroit Greenover

Recently, J and I were watching a program about the devastation in Detroit. The City looks almost a ruin, although The Tigers continue to carry the torch. And well they should.
The scrap metal business in Detroit is booming, at least based on the… Read full post »
Courthouse Nights, Episode 2: Minority 
A documentary by Homeless People about Homeless People  Read full post »
JULY 24, 2014 6:58PM


  There are about, what, now? 315 million people living in the US. Of those 315 million, approximately 3.5 people are homeless. That is around, what? One percent of the population. 
We are, currently, the smallest minority in the nation. Interestingly, we are all colors of… Read full post »
JULY 21, 2014 4:17PM

In Memorial: Shane

Yesterday, we heard of the death of our homeless friend, Shane. We are very taken aback by this because we just saw him at the store recently and he looked fine.
Shane was like one of the guys on Friends.  Friendly, upbeat, light, outgoing. But, get into… Read full post »

Episode 1: Tiny

(shot entirely on laptop)

 Courthouse Nights: A Documentary Series From The Counter By Homeless People, About Homeless People
  Warning: explicit language at around 18:00. 
 This has been an amazing week for The Counter. We started making a documentary: Courthouse Nights, about our experience living in the park, but even better, our friends stop by the te… Read full post »

I'm starting to try and write this...but I need help.   Read full post »
JULY 16, 2014 11:07PM

The Power Of Homeless People

I just wrote that restaurant review which holds paid staff accountable for the dismay.
However, Homeless People are blamed for the economy, the lack of tourism, well just about everything, it seems.
We comprise less than 1 percent of the population currently, &nbs… Read full post »
This Summer, visit a State Park! I'm not going to link everything because we are all clever people. But if you want to see Wolves, Bears, Birds, Deer, Elk, and Wild Horses and Mule, well, we have that.
We have been encroaching on the animal territory… Read full post »
JULY 11, 2014 2:52PM

Pee, Poop, and Rats

We need porta potties in Downtown Seattle. Desperately. Tourism demands it. Why should a visitor have to go in and buy something just to pee?
Along more serious terms....people end up going to the bathrrom outside. No tourist likes that. And no homeless person ne… Read full post »

Hi Bill,
I know you're super into philanthropy and so I ask myself why you throw yourself across the ocean in search of illness, when right here, in Courthouse Park, in Downtown Seattle, there are rats crawling around untagged, carrying disesase as far as I… Read full post »
JULY 10, 2014 10:09PM

Give: Leaves Of Remembrance

We have heard of three more deaths in the Homeless Community in the last three days. I still have one to confirm.
All day, every day in America, people.
Every life has meaning.   Read full post »
JULY 10, 2014 3:25PM

New Leaf

 Well, after  the threats from Cynthia at Parks and Rec, absolutely nothing happened today. We were at Courthouse Park at 4:30 am and indeed, no one from Parks and Rec was there.
At any rate, I've decided to turn over a New Leaf, as we… Read full post »
JULY 9, 2014 8:04PM

The Counter Gets a Wake Up Call

Cynthia returned today, one of the many supervisors at Parks and Recreation here in Seattle. She threatened to take our tent and told us she would have someone wake us up  at 4:30 in the  morning.
I believe she is delusional, because I don't believe anyone in… Read full post »

This morning we had a very interesting non-conversation with a woman, a supervisor, whose name is Cynthia as it turns out. Cynthis didn't tell me that, I had to ask one of her staff.
All she said to us, to me, while trying to make… Read full post »
JULY 5, 2014 7:39PM

The Counter Gets Grilled

In any great American success story there is always struggle. Set backs. Lots of overcome. And so recently, when the kitchen we were cooking in became untenable, we reorganized.
Now, The Counter is getting grilled, meaning we are only cooking outdoors on a barbecu… Read full post »
JULY 1, 2014 8:27PM

Nobel Laureate

If I heard it once, I heard it several thousand times...YOUWILL WIN THE NOBEL.
From my Dad.
Happy Fourth, Dad.  Independence?  What exactly did you mean by WIN THE NOBEL? Read full post »
JULY 1, 2014 3:09AM

Like a Hound Dog

There is nothing preventing me city, state, nor federally, from removing a professor of tenure for inciting a student to violence. I am coming on like a good ole hound dog.  Read full post »
 Rajii Davis hit a grand slam tonight coming up from behind on the Oakland A's for Detroit.  Perhaps the first in his professional career. An unforgettable moment. I thought they would walk him, J didn't. No idea of a grand slam.
Tonight, in Baseball, history wa… Read full post »
JUNE 30, 2014 5:56PM

In Memorial: Our Social Butterfly

We received the hard news this morning, from a good friend, that we have lost our Tony, our social butterfly, to death, to heaven, to what I can only wish is an even better time than Tony created for himself as a homeless person. If we ever… Read full post »
JUNE 17, 2014 7:52PM

On Ecopsychology

I was quite fortunate, some years ago, to study Ecopsychology with Mike Cohen, on San Juan Island.
At the time, I was grieving pathologically, as it turns out. I thought he was full of shit in the moment, but not always. He warned… Read full post »