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Positive People – John Bird, Founder of ‘The Big Issue’

The Big Issue is the world’s most widely circulated magazine that was birthed in UK. Inspired by Street News, a magazine sold by the homeless in US, it offers homeless people in UK, long time unemployed people, people marginalized by society and just about anyone whose life is blighted by poverty, an opportunity to move away from the streets by earning a legit income by selling this magazine and working themselves out of homelessness. 332 more words

More Positive Stuff

In Search of John Bird

I should identify the person that I have been researching. My father’s mother was Harriet Bird. Harriet Bird’s grandfather was William S. Bird. William S. Bird’s father was John Bird. 1,149 more words

Family History

Cloudcatchers Ginko No. 41 (autumn) 2016

Presentation to John Bird

Lake Ainsworth, Lennox Head NSW
Thursday 5 May 2016

This was no ordinary ginko. Earlier in the year the committee of the Australian Haiku Society, with Vanessa Proctor as president, resolved to honour John Bird with recognition of the invaluable role he has played, not only in the formation of the society, but for his initiative and application in developing and promoting Australian haiku. 320 more words

Cloudcatchers

What’s the big issue with The Big Issue?

As The Big Issue celebrates 200 million sales, I couldn’t help but thinking about the stigma surrounding the people that sell it. It’s overbearing and may stop people from buying it. 891 more words

Opinion
by Dr. Matt Roach

I arrived at the Digital Catapult fresh off an early train from South Wales, on what seemed like the first bright sunny day in memory (or, of this calendar year at least). 1,676 more words

Gym II 

mark e smith

Sings in my ears

Hot runes

Two librans

The people in sight

Move in time

Grotesque Waltz

In 4/4 time.

A John Bird… 38 more words

Autobiography