It is so terribly hot here in Austin, Texas (the United States, that I have been seeking alternative indoor, air-conditioned space today with computer access so I don't sit around with nothing to do -- and be "punished" because I have no money or place to live as an intellectual. I have been fortunate to gain access to the online computers belonging to the University of Texas's thirteen libraries here in Austin, and can relax at last within a nice structure that suits me, doesn't require money to keep purchasing food and drink items as in the commercial arena when without a place to live - and I can get some work done to improve this horrible situation through communications.
I have been virtually without any communications at all for three years - with no cell phone, pay phones not working, and no laptop. In Austin, I haven't even had computer use as the local library refused to give me a library card based on the fact I don't have a "legitimate" Texas Identification card.
At least I believe things might go well - why would I start having good fortune all of a sudden? Eventually the tide does turn, though, for everyone if you live long enough.
Until I get a place to live, at least, and a safe place to store what has become a LIFE ESSENTIAL DOCUMENT - I have asked a relative to store my birth certificate and proof that I am an American citizen, and am not in a debased citizenship status with no rights, such as indentured servitude or slavery due to some immigration status not defined well.
Perhaps things will improve for me in Austin, Texas. I hope so and I certainly deserve an apology on the formal level, but do not expect it to happen.
Patricia McGurk Martin