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.
volunteering
Some food is just too horrible to wish on anyone else; throw it out instead.
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.
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 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

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 was once homeless, but I am not hopeless.
in

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