From the age of eighteen, he became a drifter. He moved from a life of drugs, alcohol and crime to homelessness. Along the way, he got married for a few months, and had a daughter from whom he is detached but adores. Still drifting, neither his addiction nor his homelessness could deter him from pursuing what he refers to as the American Dream. He pursued and earned a Bachelors degree in Sociology, and a Masters in Criminology sleeping mostly in and out of homeless shelters, in abandoned buildings and on street corners. Because of his arrest record, and imprisonment as a petty-thief some twenty five years ago, he remains unemployed and homeless, a victim of his past. How he survived it all, he says, it is because he “had some Guardian Angels” along his Homeless path.