Living six people to a tent is an enterprise I would give zero stars to.
I’ve come home to the yellow eviction notice on the door, and lived out of a van for awhile, and I never once looked “homeless.”

Aug 20, 2014 at 12:00pm | 555 comments

self care
Everybody deserves to self-care and everybody can do it.
I am calling for an end to the kind of belittling situationally-poor people are subject to, because the struggle -- even though it doesn’t begin at birth -- is very real and trivializing it only serves to pull down a sinking person further.
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.
If you make $33,000 a year, the truth is, you are actually in the top 50% of wage-earners.
Forbes writer Gene Marks published his thoughts on what he would do if he were a poor black kid. It was basically an Onion op-ed. I nudged it the rest of the way.