I saw Larry today on the street near Capitol Hill and thought he looked familiar. In fact I had photographed Larry almost two years ago on July 8th, 2014. At that time he was homeless without any prospects for improving his life, getting by with panhandling. This is Larry today. He is working as a street vendor for the local DC based newspaper Street Sense. Congratulations to Larry for persevering and making the effort to do what it takes to get off the streets. The next time you see a "Street Sense" vendor in DC or if you have a similar paper in your city, stop and buy a paper and offer some encouragement and praise for how far they have come. You'll both be better off for having had that experience.