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Street’s Eye View

February 28, 2011 • 0
I’ve never known how to interact with people on the streets: how to say no, politely, to pleas for change; how to strike up a conversation after I’ve already closed off, walked away. I’ve written before about “the homeless,” and especially about how they constitute A Big Problem. Last winter break, I had similar Big »
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A House With a Door Always Open

January 16, 2009 • 0
This breakfast has been served without fail for the past 14 years, every Monday through Friday from eight to nine a.m. The homeless and those who are down on their luck begin assembling at seven, rubbing their hands in the pre-dawn chill, chatting with each other as their mouths expel fog. Though many of them »