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Pardon our Progress as we add more links to Wanda's current column featured in the Cedar Street Times, a news publication from Monterey, California.

“Homeless in Paradise” is a free public service self-funded and produced by independent journalist Wanda Sue Parrott. It appears in Facebook, Nextdoor, and the Cedar Street Times at www.cedarstreettimes.com, and on private email lists. If interested in being added to the list, submit your request to 831-899-5887, amykitchenerfdn@hotmail.com.

Copyright 2021 by Wanda Sue Parrott

(links should open the referenced publication, then scroll to page listed;  articles are listed with most-recent at the top, taken directly from the Cedar Street Times website archives. Report broken or missing links to greatspiritpublishing@yahoo.com


Series:  Monterey Peninsula Makeovers:

- Part 10 - "Will the Forthcoming Religious Revival Save or Sink America?" (3-5-2021, p. 11)

- Part 9 - Pending - 2-26-2021

- Part 8 - "So, You Say You Wanna Get Rid of Homelessness?" (2-19-2021, p. 9)

- Part 7 - "What would you do if handouts were up to you?" (2-7-2021, p. 11)

- Part 6 - Pending

- Part 5 - "Are You Ready for the Wrangling to Begin? " (1-28-2021, p. 14)

- Part 4 - "Will 14 million renters become starfish on our beaches?" (1-21-2021, p. 8)

- Part 3 - "What to do when America hangs like Old Glory at half-staff?" (1-15-2021, p. 8)

- Part 2 - "Does anybody know where these women slept last night?" (1-8-2021, p. 8)

- Part 1 - Pending


Series:  In Our Own Backyard:

- Part 61 - "Introducing Monterey Peninsula Makeovers - Who Will You Become?" (12-25-2020, p. 15)

- Part 60 - Pending (12-18-2020)

- Part 59 - "Where do the Homeless Go When They Need to be Counted?" (12-11-2020, p. 16)

- Part 58 - "What's happening with the Robert's Lake Community?" (12-4-2020, p. 17)

- Part 57 - Pending

- Part 56 - "Fond farewell to two political icons" (11-27-2020, p. 19)

- Part 55 - "Politics, Poetry, and Drive-Thru Turkey with all the Trimmings" (11-13-2020, p. 14)

- Part 54 - "Remember this Warning:  Beware of the Red Mirage!" (11-6-2020, p. 14)

- Part 53 - "The mysterious case of the big box of food!" (10-30-2020, p. 16)

- Part 52 - "Sand City's Mayor answers 'An open letter to Mary Ann'" (10-23-2020, p. 14)

- Part 51 - "What would you do if this happened to you?" (10-16-2020, p. 14)

- Part 50 - "Would you vote for a pierced or tattooed candidate?" (10-9-2020, p. 14)

- Part 49 - "Vote for the candidates who seem guided by their muses!" (10-2-2020, p. 12)

- Part 48 - "A Wheelchair Named 'Old Faithful' Needs a New Human" (9-25-2020, p. 12)

- Part 47 - "Could This 'China Virus' be Aliens from Outer Space?" (9-18-2020, p. 12)

- Part 46 - "Is there any hope for the lost art of neighboring?" (9-11-2020, p. 12)

- Part 45 - "How to stop boondoggling and start building dreams" (9-4-2020, p. 12)

- Part 44 - "Ezzard Charles 'Dread' McCall: Photographer, Warrior, Comrade, 1954-2020"  (8-28-2020, p. 11)

- Part 43 - "Ezzard Charles 'Dread' McCall: Photographer, Warrior, Comrade, 1954-2020"  (8-21-2020, p. 11)

- Part 42 - "Pasta with the Pastors" (8-14-2020, p. 10)

- Part 41 - "Homeless Monterey woman appeals SPCA's seizure of her service dog" (8-7-2020, p. 11)

- Part 40 - "If dogs could testify in court, would Peanut get to go back home?" (7-31-2020, p. 13)

- Part 39 - "Eulogizing Mayor Rubio whose kick-the-can boondoggle worked!" (7-24-2020, p. 13)

- Part 39 (38) - "Will the Peninsula's next Boondoggle Busters please stand up?" (7-17-2020, p. 15)

- Part 38 (37) - "Where will homeless lie after their final curtain calls?" (7-10-2020, p. 17)

- Part 36 - "Is America heading toward US Civil War Two?" (7-3-2020, p. 15)

- Part 34 - "How homeless black women's lives have changed" (6-26-2020, p. 15)

- Part 33 - pending

- Part 32 - "Would restoring skid row's cubicle hotels help stem homelessness?" (6-5-2020, p. 18)

- Part 31 - "How do homeless RV dwellers dump their waste tanks when they're full?" (5-29-2020, p. 19)

- Part 30 - "Are the FEMA Trailers Lost in Limbo?" (5-8-2020, p. 9)

- Part 29 - "Where have all the homeless people gone?" (5-1-2020, p. 6)

- Part 28 - "Even if you can't fly, you can be a butterfly" (4-24-2020, p. 10)

- Part 27 - "After 25 years, is Campus Town really coming to Seaside?" (4-17-2020, p. 11)

- Part 25 (26) - "Where to go when there's nowhere you can go" (4-10-2020, p. 11)

- Part 25 - "You can make your own mask if none is available" (4-3-2020, p. 11)

- Part 24 - "How helpless and hopeless can a homeless child feel?" (3-27-2020, p. 11)

- Part 22 - "How can someone without shelter self-isolate by staying home?" (3-20-2020, p. 11)

- Part 21 - "What's in Store for the Homeless if Coronavirus Hits Monterey?" (3-13-2020, p. 11)

- Part 20 - "Would you cast your vote for the face on Mars?" (3-6-2020, p. 11)

- Part 18 (19) - "What Would Happen if This Happened to you?" (2-28-2020, p. 11)

- Part 18 - "Who's got homeless women's backs after Rev. Michael Reid retires?" (2-21-2020, p. 11)

- Part 17 - "Earth Angel Award to Jane Parker" (2-14-2020, p. 11)

- Part 16 - "Can walking save America from the Pied Piper of Patriotism?" (2-7-2020, p. 15)

- Part 15 - "Earth Angel Award to Father Michael Reid" (1-31-2020, p. 15)

- Part 14 - "Are homeless women like doggies that have been muzzled too long?" (1-24-2020, p. 15)

- Part 13 - "Who's Going to Scratch Your Hometown's Homeless Itch?" (1-17-2020, p. 11)

- Part 12 - "CeliaSue Hecht: Finally at home after five years in her van!" (1-10-2020, p. 11)

- Part 11 - "How Are Human Starfish Saved? One by One, of Course!" (1-3-2020, p. 11)

- Part 10 - "What's the Homeless Shelter Status as yet Another Year Dawns?" (12-27-2019, p. 15)

- Part 9 - "What if All You Want for Christmas are Some New False Teeth?" (12-20-2019, p. 15)

- Part 8 - "Do Homeless People Qualify for Help from Denti-Cal?" (12-13-2019, p. 15)

- Part 7 - "Can Homeless Seniors Sleep on Turkey Sandwiches and Stuffing?" (11-29-2019, p. 15)

- Part 6 - pending (11-22-2019)

- Part 5 - "Whatever happened to America's 'Road Royals'?" (11-15-2019, p. 11)

- Part 4 - "Is white- or blue-collar corporate housing coming to your neighborhood?" (11-8-2019, p. 11)

- Part 3 - "Do you remember when 'ladies go last' was an unwritten law?" (11-1-2019, p. 11)

- Part 2 - "Is high rent forcing you toward homelessness?" (10-25-2019, p. 15)

- Part 1 - "Would you hang your Christmas stocking in a van?" (10-18-2019, p. 15)


Series:  Public Enemy Number One

- Part 6 - "Is mass extinction the ultimate form of homelessness?" (10-11-2019, p. 15)

- Part 5 - "Will the marriage of Liberty and Law survive?" (10-4-2019, p. 15)

- Part 4 - "Are We Ready for What's to Come in the World of Work?" (9-27-2019, p. 15)

- Part 3 - "Will America Ever See the Monkeys for the Trees?" (9-20-2019, p. 15)

- Part 2 - "Is it too Late to Save the Great American Dream?" (9-13-2019, p. 15)

- Part 1 - "Could the Okies be considered California's first homeless families?" (9-6-19, p. 15)


Series:  Peninsula Pulchritude

- Part 35 - "Not the kind of kitchen floor you'd eat food off of" (8-30-2019, p. 15)

- (Part 34) - "What if the Lord Blinked His Eye and Suddenly Everyone was Homeless" (8-23-2019, p. 15)

- (Part 33) - "Homeless voices to sing for their supper at 'Pasta with the Pastors'" (8-16-2019, p. 15)

- Part 32 - "Has Monterey County's cash cow been milked dry?" (8-9-2019, p. 15)

- Part 31 - "Changing the world two words at a time" (8-2-2019, p. 15)

- Part 30 - "What to do with trash left by homeless people?" (7-26-2019, p. 15)

- Part 29 - "Could this cowgirl's soul have been sold for $25?" (7-19-2019, p. 15)

- Part 28 - "Should homeless campers sleep at city hall?" (7-12-2019, p. 16)

- Part 27 - "Might trollops tread where tourists stroll today?" (7-5-2019, p. 15)

- Part 26 - "Like onions being peeled layer by layer, sex trade is exposed" (6-28-2019, p. 15)

- Part 25 - "'Trafficker' means 21st-century update of the 20th-century 'pimp'" (6-21-2019, p. 15)

- Part 24 - "Do Monterey's dentally diseased homeless women need root extractions?" (6-14-2019, p. 15)

- Part 23 - "If Magdalene pulled off a miracle, would you dare to do so, too?" (6-7-2019, p. 19)

- Part 22 - "Will NIMBY vs. YIMBY be won by Lawsuit, Legislation, or Love?" (5-31-2019, p. 15)

- Part 21 - "Knocking homelessness out of the ballpark, one hit at a time" (5-24-2019, p. 15)

- Part 20 - "Romeo, Romeo, Wherefore Went Thou?" (5-10-2019, p. 15) (note: should be 5-17-2019)

- Part 19 - "The dog can get a good home; apparently I cannot..." (5-10-2019, p. 15)

- Part 18 - "Did City of Monterey answer a homeless dog's prayer?" (5-3-2019, p. 19)

- Part 17 - "What happens if life's shades are drawn on windows of the soul?" (4-26-2019, p. 19)

- Part 15 (16) - "If a homeless dog dies, will its human join it by crossing the 'Rainbow Bridge'?" (4-19-2019, p. 14)

- Part 14 (15) - "Gathering for Women:  a glacier cutting colorful canyons through Monterey's sand dunes" (4-12-2019, p. 18)

- Part 14 - 4-5-2019 - pending

- Part 13 - 3-29-2019 - pending

- Part 12 - 3-22-2019 - pending

- Part 11 - "More help from HEAP? Toilets on tires and tiny high rises?" (3-15-2019, p. 7)

- Part 10 - 3-8-2019 - pending

- Part 9 - 3-1-2019 - pending

- Part 8 - "Move over, Oscar - 'Homeless by the Bay' wins 'Best Performance Award'!" (2-22-2019, p. 7)

- Part 7 - "Lessons About Homelessness from a Neanderthal in the New Mexico Desert" (2-15-2019, p. 8)

- Part 6 - "A lesson in risk-taking from God in the Gutter" (2-8-2019, p. 8)

- Part 5 - "Seaside's Boondoggle Busters Tackle Homelessness on the Bay" (2-1-2019, p. 5)

- Part 4 - pending (1-25-2019)

- Part 3 - "Survival Tips for Homeless Banana Gummers" (1-18-2019, p. 10)

- Part 2 - "An Open Letter to Sunny Fawcett?" (1-11-2019, p. 8)

- Part 1 - "Kicking Off the New Search for Monterey's Homeless Women" (1-4-2019, p. 15)


Series:  Cedar Street Summit

- Part 22 - "Has Lady Liberty strayed from the Path of the Prophet?" (12-28-2018, p. 15)

- Part 21 - "Santa Claus Does Not Stop Here" (12-21-2018, p. 19)

- Part 20 - "The shortest presidential soliloquy in American History" (12-14-2018, p. 17)

- Part 18 (19) - "Is fear of a new Fuhrer fake news or future fate?" (part 2) (12-7-2018, p. 17)

- Part 18 - "Is fear of a new Fuhrer fake news or future fate?" (part 1) (11-30-2018, p. 17)

- Part 17 - "I still remember when you loved me and I mattered" (11-16-2018, p. 23)

- Part 14 - "I kept asking God why? How could You do this?" (11-9-2018, p. 18)

- 11-2-2018

- 10-26-2018

- Part 12 - "Cedar Street Summit" (10-19-2018, p. 20)

- Part 11 - "Do we inherit land from ancestors or borrow it from our children?" (10-12-2018, p. 20)

- Part 10 - "Campaign contribution chaos follows Seaside councilmember Kayla's cockadoodledo" (10-5-2018, p. 20)

- Part 9 - "The spotlight's gonna shine where it ain't shone before" (9-28-2018, p. 20)

- Part 8 - "Remembering Ralph Rubio's big boondoggle... that worked!" (9-21-2018, p. 12)

- Part 7 - 9-14-2018

- Part 6 - "...Like a snap of a rabid dog's jaws on unsuspecting prey!" (9-7-2018, p. 10)

- Part 5 - "My dog is the most important living thing in my life" (8-31-2018, p. 13)

- Part 4 - "Homeless women ask:  to have or have not cancer!" (8-24-2018, p. 12)

- Part 3 - "Are tiny homes really coming to town?" (8-17-2018, p. 22)

- Part 2 - "I do not feel brave. I feel pissed off" (8-10-2018, p. 22)

- Part 1 - pending


Series:  Humpty Dumpty Housing

- Part 23 - "Introducing the new Immigration and Housing Summit series" (8-3-2018, p. 26)

- Part 23 - "Introducing the new Immigration and Housing Summit series" (7-20-2018, p. 22) (s/b 7-27-2018)

- Part 22 - "Reprise the seersucker suit-sucking smugglers of the 1960s" (7-20-2018, p. 25)



Series:  Diary of a Banana Gummer

- "Diary of a Banana Gummer, Day 87" (12-6-2019, p. 15)