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

J has been arrested and we were not told the charge. I think this is due to our documentary. I offered the police to go and get his wallet with his ID for positive identification, but they said they didn't need it.  J has two… 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 »

Just recently, I said I was kinder than Chef Ramsay, but not today. Here's the context: it's our Domo's birthday and he wanted to treat at a couple of Pike Place Restaurants.  
We went to Lowell's, where we did have a nice seat overlooking The… 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 »
JUNE 12, 2014 8:10PM

Crack The Bat: Don't Smoke It

A beautiful guy, a beautiful player, lost too soon.... 

kenWhile thinking about this post, I thought of posting a photo of a famous MLB player who has a name like smoke, but spelled a little differently. I decided there wouldn't be any MLB player who would want his or her, hopefully/… 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 »