My Friend Rodger Jacobs Fears Homelessness

His plight is being chronicled in the Las Vegas Sun.

The latest video shows him smoking and drinking, leading to commenters giving him a hard time for getting government aid (social security disability for psoriasis).

Rodger says in the video that “maybe I did bring this on myself, but that is no reason to morally judge me.”

His girlfriend says they don’t like the weather, culture and work opportunities in Las Vegas and plan to move back to California.

Rodger reminds me of the protagonist of the novel and movie North Dallas Forty.

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