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Memorials

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

Life

Is Housing Related to Healthcare

I just read that New York City is using Medicaid dollars to construct affordable supportive housing. Some question this saying it is a policy stretch. I believe it is a great idea, we all know good housing does promote better healthcare

Affordable Housing

New Home Sales Down

Seasonally adjusted new home sales are down from last year. Unfortunately my basic premise is proving correct: the economy will never recover to what it was. 38 more words

Affordable Housing

The Tug of War Between My Heart, My Wallet and NYC's Homeless

“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

ECONOMICS

Year-long fast for homeless man continues

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

Humour

When You Love

My feet are back on North American soil, yet every crease on my running shoes is still stained with the beautiful red earth of East Africa. 319 more words

Real Life

Reminderband Causes: Universal Kitchen

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

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