I met a busker today in the park. We had a nice conversation. He was lots of fun. I asked him why there were so many homeless people here in Calgary. He did not seem to think there were that many, but offered a few thoughts. He said the high cost of housing is the main reason. He said that he lives in a shelter, but did not offer his own story. No, we discussed the origin of the word busker. He thought it was an old word - Shakespeare type word. I have my doubts.