Switzerland likes to temper itself, and everything from recycling to celebrating must be done orderly and Swiss-like. Oh yes there were loud booms, and lights flashing, but all but one celebrant stopped igniting things at 00:30 on the dot. The last hold-out must have been from Munich.
Four hours later we arrived in Munich, and loaded a taxi. Our new home was waiting, and, now, the glass cathedral has a new place to glow and spin.
The festive holiday season had clearly arrived, along with the commercials for payday loans or video games, there were more homeless men and women seeming to flood vacant street corners with sometimes curious signs.
Phoenix is an anomaly because of its climate.
A warm summer prevents homeless residents from panhandling during the day. It’s just too hot, and every year people literally die from the 115 degree highs.
But during the holiday season homelessness is more evident, though the legitimacy of those in need is not always clear.Continue reading “New Year, Some Old Problems”