I encountered a homeless man in Penn Station in Manhattan who was more than anxious to help me find my train for a tip. I gave him more than money. I gave him my time and listened to his story about living on the streets and escaping violence in the shelters and about saving his "tips" to get a place of his own. Give Me Shelter rang through my head as I shook his hand, wished him luck and boarded my train.

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