I was in Dallas and met Steven at the corner of Preston and NW Highway. “Aw, I love them things,” referring to the can of Vienna sausages I handed him. Steven said thanks and wanted me to know he once had a better life. “I used to be a taxpayer!” He then passionately explained how the system for helping the homeless was broken in the city of Dallas. Handing him a can of food doesn’t solve his problems, but it does meet a basic need.