I have been absent for a while. It’s bad news, unfortunately. I have been trying to write about this for about a month, but a combination of burnout and antisocial-ness has prevented me from doing so. 2,217 more words
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“Where were you headed to?” my Mom asked as I bobbed and weaved through the sidewalk traffic in pursuit of only one thing: A slice of Raspberry Pound Cake from the Starbucks on Madison Avenue in between 42nd and 43rd Street. 877 more words
A devout but homeless Muslim continues to fast, even as Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan.
Muslims across the world have abstained from food and water during daylight hours for the holy month of Ramadan, with three-day celebrations of Eid at the end by stuffing their faces with an entire month’s worth of calories. 96 more words
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments estimates the number of homeless adults in D.C. at more than 12,000, half of which are part of families. Every weekend, volunteers gather in Allan Millington’s apartment and take to the streets to make a difference. 141 more words