I had the opportunity to go share a meal and get to know some of the men staying at the Bigger Vision Homeless Shelter in Athens. I enjoyed speaking with these men about their lives, my life and a lot in between. Only one of these photos ran in the paper today, so I wanted to use this as an opportunity to share a few more of these men’s stories.

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Tyro Williams poses for a portrait outside Bigger Vision Community Shelter on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Athens, Ga. Williams performs spoken word poetry as Tyro the Killer Boxing Poet and has published two books of poetry. (AJ Reynolds/Staff, @ajreynoldsphoto)

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Ron Verraneault poses for a portrait inside Bigger Vision Community Shelter on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Athens, Ga. Verraneault, originally from Connecticut, came to Athens after staying in Winder as well as Jacksonville, Fla., and considers himself an avid reader, having read Stephen King’s The Stand several times. (AJ Reynolds/Staff, @ajreynoldsphoto)

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Shelter manager Mitchell Holland poses for a portrait outside Bigger Vision Community Shelter on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AJ Reynolds/Staff, @ajreynoldsphoto)

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David Sallette poses for a portrait inside Bigger Vision Community Shelter on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Athens, Ga. Sallette, who has struggled with alcohol addiction for much of his life, hopes to move to Pennsylvania to be with his two children, Jack and Savannah. (AJ Reynolds/Staff, @ajreynoldsphoto)

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Quincy Kennedy poses for a portrait inside Bigger Vision Community Shelter on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Athens, Ga. Kennedy, an Athens native, attended both Clarke Central and Cedar Shoals. (AJ Reynolds/Staff, @ajreynoldsphoto)

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Director Ed Moore poses for a portrait inside Bigger Vision Community Shelter on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AJ Reynolds/Staff, @ajreynoldsphoto)

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