Doug Bruns

The Gentlemen of Baltimore: Charles

In Photography, Writing on May 29, 2012 at 6:00 am


Charles, age: 40

“I’ve been on the street, on and off, since I was fourteen. It was my fault. I wanted to do what a grown up did. I was just a kid and made bad decisions.” He told me of his various illnesses, including diabetes. “I also suffer from depression, but take medicine.” He described his circle of seven or eight friends. They all sleep together at Charles and Saratoga, at the steps of St. Paul’s Church. “There is safety in numbers. We all look out for one another. If somebody has food and somebody’s hungry we give it to them.”

  1. Touching story.

I welcome your comments. Thanks for reading.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: