after assimilating into downtown living and working culture, i've noticed that not all homeless people are alike. they wear different things. some look like they've showered. some do not. some hang out on the same bridge every day, some meander around. some travel in pairs, others in groups...still others - alone.
but there is one curious similarity among them all. when they beg for money, they write their words on cardboard. why cardboard? is it easier to find than paper or plastic and where do they get fat, black-tipped permanent markers? seriously.