Category Archives: Volunteering

HCS: Launchpad McQuack (V, 2)

Launchpad McQuack “This is the way to burn,” the fuse seemed to say to the more docile, slow-witted candlewick. ‘Brilliantly, ecstatically, irrepressibly. This is the way to burn.’” –Tom Robbins About 20 minutes after I left the tattoo parlor, Eddie … Continue reading

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HCS (V, i): Reset

Reset “Should a man wax tears, when his wooden world fails? In town, leaves were paper, but the hills were a flock of faiths…” -Derek Walcott We were ghosts in the building over that last week of December. Everyone else … Continue reading

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HCS (IV, iv): Guns, Coke, Tahoe

On the way back, Ryan and I started up another lackluster music tournament, but mostly just chatted. Helicopter walked up to the captain seats every once in awhile, but mostly maintained her usual position on the seats in the back. … Continue reading

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Mold Removal Resources Page Back Up (Hurricane Sandy)

Just wanted to call attention to the fact that we have put our mold remediation resources page back up. I’ve been getting a flurry of Facebook messages and e-mails regarding mold remediation now that mucking in parts of New York … Continue reading

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HCS (III, 7): The Hot August In John Henry Beck Park

“Talkin’ bout a dream, try to make it real, you wake up in the night and the fear is so real.” -Bruce Springsteen There was a problem with the skid steer, John told me. What was the problem? Well, we … Continue reading

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HCS (III, 5): Welcome To Atlanta

“I pull up in the black Lotus, your plaques are bogus, so I stripped them off the wall waiting for my cue to corner pocket eight balls.” -Ludacris  My life was already defined by Hope VI in mid-June, but once … Continue reading

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HCS (III, 4): Maybirds

“Don’t think twice. It’s alright.” -Bob Dylan In the midst of everything happening that I’ve described, Janos started making out with a girl on the Sacramento AmeriCorps team. Her name was Evelyn and I still remember his excitement at presenting … Continue reading

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