"It was a headache. It was just too much," says Jones, 51. As he recounts the events that led him to his present circumstances, there is little self-pity, only resignation over more hard times ahead. He spends most of his time at the park now, where he plays chess to make quick cash. Most games have small wagers, $1 to $5. Jones is apparently skilled at chess: He estimates his income at $50 to $100 a week, which he uses for food, cigarettes and beer.
From Politics Daily.