When Arthur Palmer started working in the homeless shelter, he did not expect to find much humor there. Surprisingly, it permeates the place: it could be found everywhere. It is part of survival, part of moving from one day to the next, especially if the next day does not look like it is going to be any better. This does not seem to make sense in the beginning but as time goes by it becomes very understandable. Arthur began bringing a notebook with him to the shelter to keep him company during overnight shifts and to help him process all that he experienced there. "Humor, Humility, Homelessness" includes excerpts from his journal along with poems and musings about human nature.