Graffiti splattered walls, abandoned settlements and a sea of desert sand becomes place of shelter for the squatters of Slab City. The homeless in Southern California let the deserted ruins of what was once a Marine base become their permanent dwelling. They live through scorching temperatures, government assisted checks, electricity generators and a meager stock of supplies to support their modest lifestyle. Photographer Eric Thayer captures the reality of Slab City highlighting their challenging step in the journey of life.

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Tiffany “Tiffy” is a college graduate with a BS in magazine journalism. The freedom of expression compels her to the winds of creativity which brings her happily to Gblog”s artistic gates. Writing has always been her art, her talent, her calling. She also tutors and writes for her own blog, Heartbeat.