My Monks of Vagabondia

Andress Small FLOYD (1873 - 1933)

Before welfare or rehab, what happened to those unfortunates who lost their way, fell through the cracks, were cast off by society? Men such as Andress Floyd and his wife Lillian stepped up. In 1908, the philanthropists converted a mansion in New Jersey into a refuge for homeless men and during the more than 30 years of its operation, more than 100,000 men stayed there until they were able to get back on their feet. In this volume, Floyd has collected 13 diverse true tales of what brought some of the residents to seek succor and enlightenment at the Self-Mastery Colony. - Summary by Lynne Thompson

Genre(s): Social Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introductory Lynne T
00:03:25
Play 01 Journey to our Monastery Phil Chenevert
00:06:02
Play 02 Mary and the Baby DebK
00:07:20
Play 03 My Problems with Slippery Jim DebK
00:13:04
Play 04 Our Friend, the Anarchist DebK
00:08:41
Play 05 A Bashful Beggar Phil Chenevert
00:04:52
Play 06 Fritz and his Sun Dial Lynne T
00:09:24
Play 07 The Waiter who did not Wait Joseph McWombie
00:06:37
Play 08 Compounding a Felony Lynne T
00:07:40
Play 09 The Passing of Sullivan Joseph McWombie
00:07:25
Play 10 When Sister Called jenno
00:09:06
Play 11 Edison's Evening Star jenno
00:06:41
Play 12 In the World of Wanderlust Joseph McWombie
00:03:27
Play 13 The Two Jeans Lynne T
00:09:07