The other day I listened to part of a talk to some Montessori students who were on a field trip to the Peter Claver Catholic Worker Houses in South Bend, Indiana. The Catholic Worker Houses here are a cluster of homes that house the homeless. One of the handouts to the students this day was titled: Could You Survive in Poverty? It noted that income levels have a societal insular effect. What’s more, the writing indicated that people not in the poverty socio-economic strata often can’t relate to some of the things it takes to live in poverty. Some of those components include: I can get by without a car. I know where the free medical clinics are. I know how to fight and defend myself physically. I know which grocery store garbage bins can be accessed for thrown-away food. I know how to live without electricity and a phone… Note: We have put a hold on the campaign traveling for a time to focus on preparation for the rest of our 2012 run. And we will be staying in South Bend, Indiana, during this time doing that and volunteering at the Catholic Worker Houses here.