Just Jeff
Ballard, (another) Center of the Known Universe
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Jeff is just this guy, you know?

Just Jeff In deep thought. .
Sep 10 Just Jeff commented on In the Interest of the Public, the City of Seattle Must Operate the Monorail.
#11 actually an ORCA card can have a monthly pass on it and does not have to have an e-purse.
Sep 4 Just Jeff commented on We Saw You Getting Married in Pioneer Square and Bringing Fried Chicken to the Zoo.
Uh - people picnic at the zoo all the time. Who knew? Everyone but you apparently. Sheesh.
Sep 4 Just Jeff commented on We Saw You Getting Married in Pioneer Square and Bringing Fried Chicken to the Zoo.
Uh - people picnic at the zoo all the time. Who knew? Everyone but you, apparently. Sheesh.
Sep 3 Just Jeff commented on In the Interest of the Public, the City of Seattle Must Operate the Monorail.
Another bizarre mention. What does the route 8 have to do with anything?
Sep 2 Just Jeff commented on In the Interest of the Public, the City of Seattle Must Operate the Monorail.
#2 there are a number of buses that run from both sides and the middle of Queen Anne to 3rd Avenue, connecting with the Link and bus tunnel and they all take ORCA.
Sep 2 Just Jeff commented on In the Interest of the Public, the City of Seattle Must Operate the Monorail.
Interesting, except that the 1,2,3,4,13 and D Line buses also travel from downtown to the other side of this "barrier".
Aug 11 Just Jeff commented on Seattle Rallies Around Beloved Ballard Resident Who Is Being Evicted.
#6 I used to work with Joel as a support staff person. Joel does not speak though he does laugh and smile a lot. He has unfortunately been harassed by the police a lot. One time he was walking by my house and I heard him outside. 2 officers were approaching him from opposite sides. One of the officers was reaching for his weapon. I went running down the street in my stocking feet to reassure the officers that he was harmless. Apparently one of my neighbors had called the police to report his behavior. Sorry folks, but being weird isn't illegal.

I believe that Joel had these encounters fairly often. He would show up at my office with drawings of a cartoon Mother Goose in a police uniform waving a ruler at him, angry looking teddy bears and him behind bars.

As Joel has expanded his connection with the local community in the form of folks like the Moped Army, musicians and admirers of outsider art, his reliance on paid support has waned. He really is the very model of a success story for a person with a disability living on his own. Not sure that I'd describe him as a "hoarder" so much as a collector, and his house is quite small. It is unfortunate but I think it unlikely he will be able to stay in Ballard. His living situation has been really ideal.

A bit of Joel trivia - his real last name is Abel.
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Aug 7 Just Jeff commented on Seattle's Neighborhood Councils Are Exclusionary, Self-Interested "Cartels," and the City Wants to Cut Ties with Them.
#3, how about more renters show up for a meeting once in awhile