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Shelly Koyen

Shelly Koyen

Saturday, 29 April 2017 11:36

Over the Edge: Tick Season

May is Lyme disease awareness month.

Friday, 31 March 2017 14:50

Over the Edge: It Takes a Village

As March approached, my teenage daughter and I grew giddy at the prospect of having a place to live that didn’t involve mice, leaky roofs, freezing pipes and the constant shuffle of use required by a small circuit panel to provide heat, hot water and lights.

Sunday, 01 January 2017 12:34

Over the Edge

Homeless Close to Home


You see them standing on the corners, holding a sign that says, “Will work for food.” Sometimes you help, offering a little change, a $5 bill, some coffee or a business card. You imagine the worst possibilities. Is it drugs? Mental illness? Are they just lazy?

The truth is worse.