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“Tokyo in the Underbrush”: ArtsWeek

Pictures and poems from Japan’s bubble years… Introduction In January, 1987 I graduated from Lehigh University with a B.A. in journalism. By the first week of March I was in Tokyo, Japan to start my first real adult job and … Continue readi...
by Scholars & Rogues on Jun 13, 2016

“Tokyo in the Underbrush”: ArtsWeek

Pictures and poems from Japan’s bubble years… Introduction In January, 1987 I graduated from Lehigh University with a B.A. in journalism. By the first week of March I was in Tokyo, Japan to start my first real adult job and … Continue readi...
by Scholars & Rogues on Jun 13, 2016

Squinting at another reality

She was shuffling around Nakamise Dori, the shopping boulevard that leads to Sensō-ji in Asakusa. She touched a lot of elbows trying to speak to people who pulled away and ignored her. This did not phase her. She kept moving … Continue reading...
by Scholars & Rogues on Jun 3, 2016

How the reduced Overall Benefit Cap will impact on Brent residents

A report going to Brent Council Scrutiny Committee tomorrow demonstrates how the lowering of the Overall Benefit Cap (OBC) to £23,000 will impact on residents, with a particularly severe impact on single parents and single people.According to the re...
by wembleymatters on Apr 25, 2016

Greens among supporters of 'Dine in the Dark' fundraiser for Centrepoint

On Wednesday, 9 March 2016, Dans le Noir? the celebrated dining in the dark restaurant staffed by blind people, and the youth homelessness charity Centrepoint, will be collaborating to host a gastronomic dinner.The dinner will be held for Centrepoint...
by wembleymatters on Mar 9, 2016

Seeds planted deep into our DNA were meant to grow into fruitful mighty trees

Dear Richard, Your Christmas message on twitter moved me so deeply and struck a vulnerable chord in the fabric of my being. I am a foreigner living in the UK. In the current climate, not a day goes by when I … Continue reading →...
by Believe on Dec 20, 2015

Matins

At a certain time of year, around November after the time change, early morning immigrants to Manhattan see the light. As they stumble out of the Port Authority Bus Terminal and head to the east, it is as if the … Continue reading →...

Am I my brother's keeper?

And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.  And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I m...
by FireSpeaks on Sep 14, 2015

Foreclosure Relocation Assistance

Relocating after a foreclosure often means a lot of expenses. This condition often forces people to leave their job for a few days to deal with moving all the stuffs. There are also other expenses such as transportation and gasoline, not to menti...
by Start Grants on Aug 20, 2015

Weatherings – FutureCycle Press

Edited by poets David Chorlton and Robert S. King, Weatherings is three anthologies in one – Homeland: Writings About Homelessness, Metamorphosis: Writings About Ageing, and Our Place: Writings About the Earth. Published by FutureCycle Press, a...
by The Bamboo Sea on Jun 17, 2015

Homelessness Might Be Contributing To Your Alcohol or Drug Addiction

Homelessness is a huge problem in America. In cities throughout the country, men, women, and even children are sleeping on the beach, living in abandoned buildings, or finding rest right on the streets. What makes matters worse is that many of these...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 3, 2015

Is Reducing homelessness by creating housing worth it? : The Saturday Weekend Review #121

Soldier Of Your Own Dream   I have always been intrigued about homelessness because I often wonder why it even exists in a country that has so many resources. There is no reason so many people are homeless for so long. It makes no sense to me unless...
by CanadianBudgetBinder on May 16, 2015

We need a UK Social Index

The impact of any major political change is assessed through a number of mechanisms. One of these is the FTSE100 which reflects the share value of the 100 largest publicly listed companies. If a political policy or anticipated election is … Con...
by IanChisnall on May 14, 2015

5 Reasons It’s Okay to Give Money to Homeless People

The post 5 Reasons It’s Okay to Give Money to Homeless People appeared first on Club Thrifty. Last weekend, my husband and I went to a last minute concert in downtown Indianapolis. Even better, we decided to hit one of the best restaurants arou...
by Club Thrifty on Apr 29, 2015

100 people whose views don’t count

At the end of the Parliament a Labour MP who was a shadow minister spoke about the evidence from one of her previous visits to Brighton that Street Homelessness in the city was evidence of the failure of the Council … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on Apr 8, 2015

Do people with problems not want to change?

By David Joel Miller. Why do they say that people with problems want to be that way? Lots of people, with varying problems and disabilities, seem to be dismissed with the expression that the reason for their problems is that … Continue reading...
by counseolrssoapbox on Mar 16, 2015

Lazarus, Come Forth

The red-cast face staring down from the giant LCD billboard this side of the Lincoln Tunnel has my attention. Having become an unwitting fan of horror movies, the genre was clear from the creepy, black-eyed gaze that found me even … Continue re...

Lets resolve these needs

According to a report in todays Independent newspaper around 280,000 people presented themselves to local Councils as needing a new home in 2013/14, which is a 10% increase on the previous year and 30% on 2009/10. That is the equivalent of a city...
by IanChisnall on Feb 4, 2015

Just Justice

It was not intentionally because it was Martin Luther King Junior’s alma mater that I chose to attend Boston University School of Theology. King’s legacy there was certainly a perk, but I had found the seminary engaging because it had … Con...

Be human all the time

For New Year’s, confessions of a hypocrite journalist… I am a pretty liberal guy, but not exactly a vigorous social activist. I maintain for myself, a struggling photojournalist, the comfortable hypocrisy that periodically photographing and repor...
by Scholars & Rogues on Dec 31, 2014


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