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 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++


DECEMBER 16, 2014 8:36PM

Reflection: A Year At The Counter

When Unca Jon, also known as Jonathan Wolfman at Passionate Justice Media, suggested I write something about our first year with The Counter to feature on his podcast, my first feeling was one of great pride. This has been a stellar year, a dangerous year, a crying year,… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 24, 2014 7:22PM

Notes On Transience




So, this compendium, Notes on Transience, for The Safewire and Uber Counter Cookbook keeps writing itself. I thought there may be a slim volume to go along with the cookbook.


Tired was she of spinning the legend of a poor and homeless experience toward all the good… Read full post »


In February of this year, J and I started The Counter in a friend's kitchen to cook for ourselves and other homeless people using, as we say, all beautiful food bank and food stamp ingredients. In Summer, we moved out of the traditional kitchen and J took The Counter grilling.… Read full post »

As I continue to try and get well from mental illness, I want to move forward with a creative plan to benefit homeless people in Seattle. I am asking for those so inclined to send a postcard, the old school kind from a store, that needs… Read full post »
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 »

Courthouse Nights, Episode 2: Minority 
A documentary by Homeless People about Homeless People  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 »
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 »
JUNE 7, 2014 10:39PM

Glasses to Walls

We just walked down to the one and only Mamasan's, a tiny grocery store, in Pioneer Square. I heard my friend Theresa died.
Theresa was one of the first women to befriend me when I became a homeless person. Tough, a cat like emotional fighter,… Read full post »
JUNE 6, 2014 4:58PM

The Counter: Summer of Love Tour

Well, I've decided to take my post from last night down, because I was just really upset, and while I believe what I'm saying is true, and many around me do too, it's the wrong direction.
So, J and I will do an outdoor tour this Summer.… Read full post »

Ann B. Davis died today, ever present cook foremost, and healer of wounds all the time. How lucky was I to have known her through television.
Alice cooked for nine people pretty much every day, given the convention of a once a week program. I trusted Alice.… Read full post »
MAY 31, 2014 2:42PM

Tune In

It is a bright, sunny, day in Seattle. J and I always say, "And it's another beautiful day in Seattle!" Because, really the weather is very temperate. I like talking about the weather.
This has been a good week, except I had a panic attack this morning.… Read full post »
MAY 29, 2014 6:14PM

Low Life

We are very fortunate today because we got to have lunch at Paloma here in Pioneer square. Wildly, crazily, happily, fortunate.
We're homeless people, and while I cook, and I'm a good cook, Paloma is plain fine. The only thing I don't like about their restaurant… Read full post »
MAY 28, 2014 5:45AM

Clothes Horse



Within the homeless community, I have often said,"I'll wear anything (almost anything) once," But...what I'm always thinking about is something one of my first adopted homeless kids designed for me...or found for me....the things I found at clothing banks. Well, I found Vuitton a… Read full post »

One of my favorite things on OS ever in life was Foodie Tuesdays. We had some great times with that, so great in fact, that I consider OS to have helped me, along with becoming a homeless person, to find food in the way I… Read full post »
MAY 23, 2014 10:49PM

The Counter on Justice


One of Andy Warhol's first silkscreens: Baseball, 1962 

  This has been a good week. A good Friday. I met with my new caseworker today for the second time, and we are working on getting my adoption records unsealed. We are going to get this done. And, after my appointment… Read full post »

This is how baseball does it: out of left field. Suddently, there's this. Oh hi, would you like to go on a Peace and Baseball tour? Yes, I do! And then they give you presents for going.
Jake McGee gets into the action, but no, he'll be… Read full post »
MAY 11, 2014 5:05AM


 A poem about baseball:
You know it is in the ancient hours. You know it is in your waking hours.
So many things I could say to you now.
If there was one I could pluck, I suppose it would be that pear of Japan.
MAY 7, 2014 7:28PM

The 21st Century Garden


We've been talking today about just how long this planet can sustain feeding the inhabitants of it. Meaning, me, you, and all of the creatures which number far more than the likes of you and me.

Collectively, we think the ocean is the place to look. Not to go… Read full post »