Summer 2018

Don’t expect to be understood if you’re on the edge of something.– Jean It’s not like all families don’t suck.– Carmen An act of charity can be an occasion for sin. – Hartford Catholic Worker Leave me alone; I’m being mentally ill.– Rachel There’s a special place in...

Hopi blessing

There is a river flowing now very fast.It is so great and swift that there arethose who will be afraid.They will try to hold onto the shore.They will feel they are being torn apartand will suffer greatly.Know the river has its destination.The elders say we must let go...

Epistle Summer 2018

This is a sort of update/rewrite of a speech Emilie Finn gave at Yavapai College on Martin Luther King Day, 2006. She was a full-time worker at the Garage then; now she is an Episcopal priest in Surprise, AZ. I have her permission for the changes made, which include...

A worthy new word

The Spanish word “querencia” was introduced to the Garage by a guest who learned it when he studied Cervantes’ Don Quixote in Spanish and English. It is a place from which one’s strength is drawn, where one feels at home; the place where you are your most authentic...

Thanks for the thanks

Each month the Garage receives a card with a note and a widow’s mite from a man who moved from Prescott to Tucson several years ago. In December he wrote: Once again, thank you for the hospitality. To this day I tell everyone about the Garage and how much it helped in...