Andrew Yang, Presidential candidate writes, "A culture of scarcity is a culture of negativity. They attack each other. Tribalism and divisiveness go way up."
This month, we read that a woman set another woman afire at a shelter in Queens, New York after an argument. In 2016, a man was practically beheaded at a Manhattan shelter after an argument gone bad. A DHS spokesperson said of the fire starter, “this unconscionable act goes against everything we stand for.” This [...]
There is something very satisfying about saving a piece of old furniture. I think of the people who have sat on it, or at it, maybe talking out a problem not different from the problems I have; or maybe they planned a birthday party, or a trip, or how they'd make the rent on a [...]
I would like to remind people that the term "doorbusters," that is now used widely by Kohl's, JCPenney, and practically every retailer in their advertisements was created after the death of a Wal-Mart worker named Jdimytai Damour in 2008. He died on Black Friday, trampled to death by shoppers who cared about nothing but scoring [...]
Homelessness is not just physically punishing, it destroys mental health and goes against everything society believes in.
Yesterday I was walking out of the subway station in NYC behind two young men young enough to be my kid (if I'd had kids very young, but still). Their conversation caught my attention, because as is often the case, they were talking about fighting. One was telling the other that a guy he knows [...]
So I took a hiatus from blogging. Like anything else, I think it is good to step back from blogging and make sure that what you are writing is relevant and purposeful, whether the purpose be to inform, entertain, or both. I've spent the past year writing, but more in the traditional way: pen, paper, [...]
Yesterday my trainer made a comment that we the attendees are trying to better ourselves, as opposed to those "sitting home on welfare." It is interesting that so many people who consider themselves very egalitarian, who would never dream of insulting someone because of their skin color, will regularly bash the poor. I spoke to [...]