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Weekly Photo Challenge: Spare


Verb (used with object) – to give or lend, as from a supply, especially without inconvenience or loss:  Can you spare a cup of sugar? 507 more words

Addressing aggressive panhandlers will take until 2017: city

Brent Penner says he’s frustrated with the two years it will apparently take to make changes to Saskatoon’s panhandling bylaw.

Penner, a current member and former chair of the city’s Street Activity Steering Committee, wrote to the Standing Policy Committee on Planning, Development, and Community Services in March 2015. 443 more words

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The offering plate, part 2

ADVISORY:  This post includes explicit content that some readers may find objectionable.

One lives in a world substantially of one’s own creation.

The previous post… 1,016 more words

Get On Your Feet

Exploiting children for fun and profit

For some, panhandling has become a way of life, paying better than hard to find steady employment. With the competition, and public wariness, many panhandlers have become more creative, and have worked out sympathetic, but realistic-sounding hard luck stories. 471 more words


The offering plate, part 1

One lives in a world substantially of one’s own creation.

The offering plate came around, and I got a shock.  I can remember when I dreamed of putting $60 in there each week, as the woman does who normally sits in front of me.  186 more words

Get On Your Feet

The Fight for Homeless Homesteading

Municipal governments across the country are targeting vagrants for “misusing” public property. A couple of months ago, the City of Denver, Colorado cracked down on “Resurrection Village,” a homeless community built on public land. 951 more words

Criminal Justice

Go Fund Me...The New Hustle

There is hardly a week that goes by on social media without seeing a new crowd funding campaign. The rise of this new form of panhandling… 529 more words