Post by Moriarty Post by Dorothy J Heydt Post by Kevrob Post by J. Clarke
Is anybody wondering where Joe Bernstein is going to sleep tonight?
I've worried about that more than a few times, since he's in
Seattle, WA, a hot spot.
I don't think I know him. Why are you particularly concerned
about him? is he homeless, or in danger of becoming so?
He's a homeless guy from Seattle, also a long time poster to this
group. I haven't heard what's happening to the hostels the homeless
sleep in when able, but I'd imagine he's doing it tougher than most.
I don't think I've ever met Joe, though I may have without being
introduced. We have ties to Milwaukee, and were both booksellers
at the same location, though at different times and for different
stores. We have friends and ex-co-workers in common, such as SF
author Midori Snyder. Joe also worked for Chicago's "The Stars My
Destination." If he ever manned the counter at the old Webster's
Books Mystery/SF annex on Milwaukee's Downer Ave I probably bought
OP paperbacks from him! Anything new I'd buy at B. Dalton, where I
was working, at that time.
I'm awaiting news that my unemployment benefits have been approved.
Given that and the recently voted on stimulus bill, I'll be able
to have a roof over my head, but if I were working I'd think about
setting up a Kickstarter for Joe, to get him a place to hole up at
least until the virus runs its course.
Would Joe's tutorials on K-Pop and K-Drama make for a way to bring
in some Patreon money?