Last Day

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This is from a former and currently homeless person sharing the most happiest and saddest day of my life. Here I’m spending the last moments with my best friend, family, child and partner in crime before I was force against my will to give up my dog Zeus who I raise since he was 3months old. And judging I think this might have been his too.

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Conveyor Belt

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In the month of June at work I accedently got my finger caught in a conveyor belt and almost took my finger off. There was blood every where, I was taken to work then the hospital where I was patch up and the doctors kept asking if I happen to have my nail with me.
Enjoy!

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Conveyor Belt

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In the month of June at work I accedently got my finger caught in a conveyor belt and almost took my finger off. There was blood every where, I was taken to work then the hospital where I was patch up and the doctors kept asking if I happen to have my nail with me.
Enjoy!

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Foggy Day

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My name is Cathy and I took this picture at Palomar Mountain. The dog is how I feel at times. Being homeless and not sure what tomorrow brings can make ine feel foggy. You can’t see in fog nor see the light. In this picture the same applies.

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Foggy Day

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My name is Cathy and I took this picture at Palomar Mountain. The dog is how I feel at times. Being homeless and not sure what tomorrow brings can make ine feel foggy. You can’t see in fog nor see the light. In this picture the same applies.

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I love art

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THE OWNER

Hi, I am Ronaldo Lawerence Neree from Port au Prince, Haiti. Permanent Resident of the United States since 1991. Father of Oliver James Neree . I am a Graduate of West Orange High School, located in West Orange New Jersey. My Professional or formal training is in Fine Wines, Craft beers and Sprits, Customer Service, Non-Profit Expressive art therapist and Volunteer work in Ontario, Canada.

Being from Haiti and growing up in a melting pot like United States, I was offered the opportunity of trying out a multitude of cultural foods through my travels. I have learned to love food and enjoy eating a lot. I would like to share my exuberant personality, unique taste, and expert knowledge of multicultural food with the San Diego community. My passion for perusing a career in Business and hospitality Started in my adolescent .I was inspired to be a Wine sommelier; But then my aspirations grew when I became a father and husband and my focus quickly shifted for cooking for the love of it!

We will use Art, Music, food and meditation (workshops/events) to relate to and connect with other people in our community. We aim to provide the physical basis for works in the realms of the performing arts, new media art, film, radio, and video. I believe through these activities we can establish and maintain positive relationships with family, friends and co-workers contributes to our Social Wellness. To rise awareness among our community about Environmental Wellness and to recognize our own responsibility for the quality of the air, the water and the land that surrounds us. Participate in community events to increase ability to make a positive impact on the quality of our environment, be it our homes, our communities or our planet contributes to our Environmental Wellness

We are going submerge our mind into the rich liquids the world of Art, Food, Music, and Meditation has to enhance our day to day lives. This will open our minds to new ideas and experiences that can be applied to personal decisions, group interaction and community betterment. The desire to learn new concepts, improve skills and seek challenges in pursuit of lifelong learning contributes to our Intellectual Wellness.

We will look to Aikido practices/principles( I have practiced for over 12yrs) to increases the ability to maintain a healthy quality of life that allows us to get through our daily activities without undue fatigue or physical stress. The ability to recognize that our behaviors have a significant impact on our wellness and adopting healthful habits (routine check ups, a balanced diet, exercise, etc.) while avoiding destructive habits (tobacco, drugs, alcohol, over use of the human body in a non-constructive manner etc.) will lead to optimal Physical Wellness.

We offer a unique service where you not only receive a taste of Haitian American Fusion but also an experience for your mind ,body , olfactory system. You will get the smell and taste tout le monde ( of the World).Traditional German Brat worth and Great Fresh Breakfast / Lunch Menu. We will also offer fun mix of music coming from our Doors, as well as being served by a really awesome team memebers.

Our food we create will use local and organic produce whenever possible. This will allow us to offer you fresh handmade food that comes from our own back yard and insures the growth of local businesses . Our passion is healthy, affordable, first class food.

A catered menu should be fitting to your event. From NereeGoetz, every item is fresh and hand-made from as many local sources as possible. Should you not see the items you desire on the current menu, just ask, we are capable of creating many themes and food genres. Please contact us below for information about your event. We also do drop-off meals for office working lunches, or house parties; contact us for more information.

SOURCES

We have a deviation to multicultural food, our real passion is in fresh, unique, real food. This means using the best produce available to our community. Fresh, Local, sustainable food. If you can’t read, pronounce, or identify what is in it then don’t eat it. We have put a lot of thought and time into choosing our sources so that we can offer you great tasting real food from a local, sustainable company.

Wellness should include much more than physical health, exercise or nutrition. Full integration of states of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being is the way to a super healthy life right now and for the future generation. The model used by our Hall Of Members includes social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, occupational, intellectual and physical wellness. Each of these dimensions act and interact in a way that contributes to our own quality of life. Also help feed the hungry people of San Diego and Haiti where poverty is a part of many people’s everyday life.Raise awareness to better living through art, music foods and mediation practices.

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I love art

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THE OWNER

Hi, I am Ronaldo Lawerence Neree from Port au Prince, Haiti. Permanent Resident of the United States since 1991. Father of Oliver James Neree . I am a Graduate of West Orange High School, located in West Orange New Jersey. My Professional or formal training is in Fine Wines, Craft beers and Sprits, Customer Service, Non-Profit Expressive art therapist and Volunteer work in Ontario, Canada.

Being from Haiti and growing up in a melting pot like United States, I was offered the opportunity of trying out a multitude of cultural foods through my travels. I have learned to love food and enjoy eating a lot. I would like to share my exuberant personality, unique taste, and expert knowledge of multicultural food with the San Diego community. My passion for perusing a career in Business and hospitality Started in my adolescent .I was inspired to be a Wine sommelier; But then my aspirations grew when I became a father and husband and my focus quickly shifted for cooking for the love of it!

We will use Art, Music, food and meditation (workshops/events) to relate to and connect with other people in our community. We aim to provide the physical basis for works in the realms of the performing arts, new media art, film, radio, and video. I believe through these activities we can establish and maintain positive relationships with family, friends and co-workers contributes to our Social Wellness. To rise awareness among our community about Environmental Wellness and to recognize our own responsibility for the quality of the air, the water and the land that surrounds us. Participate in community events to increase ability to make a positive impact on the quality of our environment, be it our homes, our communities or our planet contributes to our Environmental Wellness

We are going submerge our mind into the rich liquids the world of Art, Food, Music, and Meditation has to enhance our day to day lives. This will open our minds to new ideas and experiences that can be applied to personal decisions, group interaction and community betterment. The desire to learn new concepts, improve skills and seek challenges in pursuit of lifelong learning contributes to our Intellectual Wellness.

We will look to Aikido practices/principles( I have practiced for over 12yrs) to increases the ability to maintain a healthy quality of life that allows us to get through our daily activities without undue fatigue or physical stress. The ability to recognize that our behaviors have a significant impact on our wellness and adopting healthful habits (routine check ups, a balanced diet, exercise, etc.) while avoiding destructive habits (tobacco, drugs, alcohol, over use of the human body in a non-constructive manner etc.) will lead to optimal Physical Wellness.

We offer a unique service where you not only receive a taste of Haitian American Fusion but also an experience for your mind ,body , olfactory system. You will get the smell and taste tout le monde ( of the World).Traditional German Brat worth and Great Fresh Breakfast / Lunch Menu. We will also offer fun mix of music coming from our Doors, as well as being served by a really awesome team memebers.

Our food we create will use local and organic produce whenever possible. This will allow us to offer you fresh handmade food that comes from our own back yard and insures the growth of local businesses . Our passion is healthy, affordable, first class food.

A catered menu should be fitting to your event. From NereeGoetz, every item is fresh and hand-made from as many local sources as possible. Should you not see the items you desire on the current menu, just ask, we are capable of creating many themes and food genres. Please contact us below for information about your event. We also do drop-off meals for office working lunches, or house parties; contact us for more information.

SOURCES

We have a deviation to multicultural food, our real passion is in fresh, unique, real food. This means using the best produce available to our community. Fresh, Local, sustainable food. If you can’t read, pronounce, or identify what is in it then don’t eat it. We have put a lot of thought and time into choosing our sources so that we can offer you great tasting real food from a local, sustainable company.

Wellness should include much more than physical health, exercise or nutrition. Full integration of states of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being is the way to a super healthy life right now and for the future generation. The model used by our Hall Of Members includes social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, occupational, intellectual and physical wellness. Each of these dimensions act and interact in a way that contributes to our own quality of life. Also help feed the hungry people of San Diego and Haiti where poverty is a part of many people’s everyday life.Raise awareness to better living through art, music foods and mediation practices.

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Page 4: Demolition Darby

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Darby also does Roller Derby. She’s smart, AND tough.

While I was homeless, she wanted to take me skating, to see what I would remember, because I had grown up skating the defying side walks of Chula Vista, and going to Roller Skate Land at the mall.

Really, it was all muscle memory and at first, it took me a while to remember. My brain still can’t process skating in the opposite direction… my movements are very machanical.

But, by the end of the session, I was able to skate squatting with one leg stretched out in front… for just a few seconds… and there were a bunch of moves I had no idea my body would remember, like skating backwards and cutbacks.

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Page 3: Me and my avatar

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The last year has changed me…. or maybe I was changing and it took the last year to begin to see what I am to become. Cus whatever that is… “Me” I don’t have a clear picture yet.
Thats what it’s to have organic personality disorder. Not knowing who you are, because who you were…. is gone.
What I do know, is I will never be the person I was before the TBI. (I used to be more “girly,” and now I don’t wear dresses and I cut my hair into a mohawk.)

And what I’m starting to suspect… that I’m never gonna be like I was before I went into the hospital, even.

I’m alot angrier. And fearful. And sad.

This is me and my avatar, trying to figure out what the f*ck we are.

I got one thing though…. Zaffre

Whoever I am now…. Thats my favorite color. Its like Cobalt Blue, with a little purple mixed in.

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page 2: Time to take care of myself

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While still at PATH (Recovery/Homeless Shelter) I won 2 tickets to The Museum of Natural History in Balboa Park at a monthly Brain Injury Support Group I attend. I decided to take my daughter Darby; I knew she would love it. After the museum we walked around Balboa Park, one of my favorite places.

Darby says, she may look like Daria, but she’s really Quinn on the inside.

Just before Darby turned 18, she said, “you don’t need to take care of me anymore, its time to take care of yourself.”

Thats when I knew I needed to go to the Hospital.

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page 1: so I do ART instead

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In the last year, I lost a 7 year relationship, my sole source of income, my home, and eventually my wellbeing resulting in complications with my Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I ended up in 4 different Hospitals in 40 days.

Stress and TBI are not friends!

When I left the Hospital I entered PATH (Recovery / Homeless Shelter) in the Restorative Bed Program. By this time I had tried a dozen or so meds to deal with newly diagnosed Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Organic Personality Disorder. But it turns out Im highly sensitive and had severe allergic reactions to all of them.

Since then I have seen a Neurologist who says its high! unlikely I will be successful with any medication due to Neurological problems. He recommended a treatment insurance won’t cover….

So I do ART instead.

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Christmas Eve 2015

Distributing tarps in downtown San Diego. Christmas Eve 2015.

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December 2015, my mother and I are living by ourselves and our relatives are in other countries and continents. Faced with the spectre of trying to celebrate a family oriented holiday with just the two of us, we started scratching our heads to determine what we were going to do for the holiday.

It occurred to me that in lieu of buy in each other presents or making a lavish holiday dinner (for two?), that we could do some good for others during this melancholic time. I called several organizations that the the homeless and was surprised to find that there are an excess of volunteers and food donations during the Christmas holiday. I spoke to the director of Dignity Delivers, inquiring how I could help. She recommended that we buy and hand out tarps. I purchased 80 tarps and some paracord via some wholesalers on the internet.

On the morning of December 24, 2015, my friends, my mother, and I handed out 80 tarps to the homeless in downtown San Diego. The supplies went quickly, it really wasn’t enough for the number of homeless in that area of downtown.

That is when I met, Martin. Martin has inspired me to pick up the proverbial torch and create this website as a means for the homeless to share their photographs along with their stories. (This post is dedicated to you, Martin.)

I’ve created this website / project to┬áprovide a vehicle for the homeless to share photographic narratives, show us what they see and experience, and to provide them an opportunity to be self expressed.

 

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