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Making money from poverty

I live in Pakistan. Each day I see a lot of poverty, much of it pretty dire. When I first saw it I felt guilty that in my own society we had so much, where this one has so little. 1,024 more words


poem: man with a dog

I saw him through the large dressed supermarket window
Which was advertising the
Coming Christmas festival
He looked untidy and slightly nervous
Eyes avoiding contact with others… 185 more words


Begging In Town Square

Dear Diary,

If I go down to town square and sun myself on a comfy bollard I could probably touch enough people up . Mmmm then I could have a Steer’s burger or a Debonairs pizza or maybe even a surf and turf from the Spur. 20 more words

Street Photography

For some Syrian refugees in Turkey, begging is their only hope

(Photo credit: Jodi Hilton)

Originally broadcast on PRI’s The World.

It’s more than three years into the conflict and Syrians are still pouring out of their war-torn homeland. 725 more words


Crouching master, hidden jack russell

Milly loves tea, as some of you may know, she loves tea so much so that if you ask her what she wants she will show you the exact cup and point at it furiously with her paws wagging them up and down sometimes placing them on the edge of the cup, of course I managed to get some pictures of this cheeky monkey, 46 more words


Lord I want to be a Christian

There is a famous prayer (paraphrasing here) from St. Augustine saying “Lord, make me a Christian, but not yet…”

Apparently Augustine had a lover and a kid with her. 939 more words


Maundy Thursday

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 & John 13:1-17, 31b-35

I’m not quite sure when I figured it out, but it was probably about when I was in High School, but for many years in my early life I couldn’t quite figure out why you would call a day Monday Thursday, it’s either Monday, or Thursday, but it can’t be both… It wasn’t until someone finally pointed out that the day was actually Maundy Thursday (not Monday) that I came to the next question. 631 more words