volunteering
Some food is just too horrible to wish on anyone else; throw it out instead.
homelessness
By adding in spikes to discourage “dangerous” or “unsightly” people from hanging around, private property owners are actually discouraging everyone from lingering, which –- ironically –- probably makes the areas around their property inherently less safe.
homelessness
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.
parenting
None of the parenting books, relationship books or divorce books tell you how to co-parent with a parent who is chronically homeless and addicted.
in

Nov 27, 2012 at 11:00am | 75 comments

homelessness
I had no concrete plans when I left my lease renewal unsigned. All I had was a personal belief that I wouldn’t end up living on the train.
in

Mar 4, 2013 at 3:30pm | 68 comments

domestic violence
In a country where domestic violence is often hidden away behind closed doors, it’s exploding onto the streets. The question is: what are we, collectively, going to do about it?
homelessness
I was once homeless, but I am not hopeless.
in

Aug 14, 2012 at 3:05pm | 29 comments