Park Street Angels
A Chronicle of Hope
About the Book
In the summer of 2006, Christina Nordstrom met Bob Wright, known as Homeless Bob, Homeless by Fire, who sat on a milk crate on the sidewalk outside Park Street Church in Boston. Walking to work one morning, rather than avoiding eye contact, she overcame her fear, crossed the street, and greeted him. She learned how to constructively help him and, with friends Sue Straley and Jonathan Margolis, helped facilitate his progress from Park Street to a permanent home. The story charts their evolving friendship as formerly Homeless Bob adjusted to his new home, and about his death and how he is remembered.
About the Author
For over 35 years, Christina Nordstrom spent her work life designing and directing health education programs. A life-long learner, as an adult she attended the University of Massachusetts (Boston) where she received both her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services Management, from the College of Public and Community Service, and a Master’s Degree in Instructional Design from the College of Education. She is also a singer-songwriter, creating original tunes that include such themes as social justice, peace-making, finding one’s place in the world, the joys [and challenges] of parenting, the lighter side of aging, exploring life’s spiritual connections and finding humor in everyday life. North Stream, her digital CD of 11 original songs, is at www.christinanordstrom.bandcamp.com