The day my first column came out, Laura Kirby, executive director of the Haywood Street Congregation, e-mailed me before I could even find a newspaper. It was 6:36 a.m. last Sunday when the message came through my inbox: "Please come to Haywood Street!" she wrote. "We'd love to have you Wednesday."
And so, three days later I found myself, tea still in hand, making an early morning walk down Patton Avenue to Kirby's church.
The farther I got from the Citizen-Times, the more my surroundings changed. Instead of bustling tourists poking their heads in shops and restaurants, there were people sleeping on the streets. One man stopped me and said, "Woooo wheee! Ain't it great to see a woman heading to work this morning. We don't got no jobs."
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