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Voice of a Guest... Judith

Judith, a 47-year-old New Yorker, has been a guest at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen for over five years.

Before falling on hard times, Judith worked for the Parks Department and before then as a nurse’s aide.  386 more words

Guest Stories

One-liner Wednesday

It was the lack of certainty which was bothering my friend, even when we rationalised it all, she insisted that there is no smoke without fire; 27 more words

Getting By



We’ve steeled ourselves to think

That we can be AT, even, “over the brink,”

And still be “OK” in God’s sight.

Things that used to be considered sin, 13 more words



Sometimes I feel like I’m a crumb still sticking to the cake pan, or the leftover soup that couldn’t quite make it into the ladle.  I’m always on my own.   857 more words


Book Review;Getting By, Estates, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain. by Lisa McKenzie

It is 30 years since the end of the Miners Strike in March and looking back, for those of us who were involved, has been a mixture of being amazed by what happened during that year and being angry when we look around at the state of Britain in 2015. 795 more words

Ten Things of Thankful


I’m not much of a joiner-in, but I am appreciating the community spirit which which comes with blogging. It would be churlish not to give some of the prompts a go. 1,620 more words


Doing it for myself

I’m an only child, so reaching out to others isn’t  in my nature. Being self-sufficient comes with the territory; at least until doubt tiptoes into my psyche, which it does more often than is good for me. 772 more words