Slavery, Dignity, and Human Rights

I’ll just hop into a time machine and tell the naked children being tied and whipped,oiled and sold for manual labor that they are dignified. In fact,I will find my closest human trafficking victim in the sex trade or sweatshop and tell them how f’ing didnified they are. Human equality and civil rights are HomelessContinue reading “Slavery, Dignity, and Human Rights”

True story

I was outside @PandaExpress by Costco in Pacoima Ca with Darla. She ran to the last free chair and scrambled into it while we discussed Subway vs Panda. Suddenly, a dark figure in a baseball cap covered in tattoos rush toward me. I heard the sound of metal and then his whispered voice saying "Please,Continue reading “True story”

Help the Charleston Families and Other Assistance agencies in the Neighborhood.

I am still feeling sick about the #Charleston AME shooting last night. I have heard it is not #Terrorism because it isn’t politically motivated and the shooter was “mentally disturbed”. Umm, Sitting Senator Clementa Pinckney was one of the nine victims murdered. I would call that a political shooting, wouldn’t you? At any rate …Continue reading “Help the Charleston Families and Other Assistance agencies in the Neighborhood.”

I Need a New T-shirt . . .

AKA – if you donate to @MENDpoverty and tell them I sent you : I can have a new shirt and your TAX Deductible donation will be Doubled! Don’t feel you have to break the bank – even a $2 donation is cool with me. Please help us reach our year end goal by donatingContinue reading “I Need a New T-shirt . . .”

Tinder VS @USC acceptance

So you see the handsome man on @Tinder and “Swipe Right” because he is everything you fantasied about your future soul mate. You know there is no way he will see your profile and “swipe right” as well because, well, maybe you have not felt like Soul Mate Material in a few years . SoContinue reading “Tinder VS @USC acceptance”

Dear @24hourfitness

Dear 24 Hour Fitness, We need to talk. First of all, I appologize for ruffling feathers with my suggestion that people find the money for a gym membership if they see a financially destabilizing and possibly homless making crisis is on the way. I will not say that I am sorry for suggesting that everyoneContinue reading “Dear @24hourfitness”

Breaking Barriers – from jail to housing

I often hear that we should let our homeless live in jails and our criminals have to scrounge in the street. How about if no person had to live in the street? Could we try that? As we’ve discussed,crime impacts at least 3 causes of homelessness. Now here is a program designed to keep theContinue reading “Breaking Barriers – from jail to housing”

A whole bunch of tears

There is a purposeful lack of tissues in my office – a reminder of absence that I should not make people cry. However, today I started a flood. A lady going through divorce is afraid to tell supportive agencies that she is homeless and needs help. She wants to hide homelessness from her child’s father.Continue reading “A whole bunch of tears”

I Am Always Changing

Somewhere in all of Ben Franklin’s writings is a statement that is acceptable to change your mind in the face of better evidence and knowledge and to remain stubbornly in your mindset makes you a fool and a slave to your ego. With this in mind, I am always re-evaluating my stance on things andContinue reading “I Am Always Changing”

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