Montana

Montana

By Sarah Partee, OTN Intern Stories shared with permission. I met Montana the first week I started my internship with Open Table this June. I see him regularly now, at least a couple times a month. Montana is 67 years…

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Ode To Resilience

Ode to Resilience

By Emily Brazzel, Street Chaplain in Residence In the few months that I have been working for Open Table Nashville, I have met the most resilient people I have ever known. No one better personifies that than my friend Ms. Madge. She…

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Time

Time

By Elizabeth Langgle-Martin, Street Outreach and Resource Navigator If you picked up the latest edition of The Contributor, you may have noticed the initials of one of my dear friends, Ken. Kenneth and I have journeyed together for about two…

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How To March Every Day

How to March Every Day

Photo from The Tennessean: http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2017/01/21/thousands-expected-womens-march-nashville/96668276/ By the OTN Staff It seems that we’ve all fallen under the purportedly ancient Chinese curse: "May you live in interesting times." Our times are decidedly interesting and the responses throughout the world are both sobering…

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The Flowers Drift Away

The Flowers Drift Away

By Lindsey Krinks Given as a reflection at the 2016 Annual Homeless Memorial at Riverfront Park in Downtown Nashville, in honor of the 87 people from Nashville's homeless community who died this year. As a chaplain who has held too…

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The Season Of Giving: An Insider’s Guide

The Season of Giving: An Insider’s Guide

By Liz Shadbolt, Volunteer Coordinator   It’s that time of the year again! We’re all planning family meals, considering gifts to buy and receive, decorating and singing, enjoying time together, and reveling in the season. For many, this is also…

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