Pretending to be homeless for three days doesn't provide insight into what it's like to be homeless, any more than other “empathy” simulations offer a real glimpse into the lives of others.
I've heard a lot of empowering stories about how being a single mom is great. From my experience, I am telling you that it is bunch of crap.
Instead of allowing life to happen to me, instead of sitting by powerlessly as things took a turn for the worst, I took the reigns and faced misfortune head on.

May 22, 2013 at 5:00pm | 196 comments

My old college roommate is living in a homeless shelter.
bad ideas
This is a case where a horrible idea opened up possibilities and ideas that people could repurpose for their own uses; a case of a gold nugget inside a shit sandwich, if you will.