In San Diego it’s now a crime to be poor
Somehow I missed The Jungle in high school. When I read Upton Sinclair’s classic as a young adult it changed things. While most readers recall the horrifying details of Chicago’s turn-of-the-century meatpacking industry I saw myself in Jurgis Rudkus.
Homeless Teenagers Among Us
[Video enclosed] The poverty rate for those under 18 will soon hit 25% in America. This video from 60 Minutes broke my heart yesterday. While riding the trolley to work I listened to the audio and wept. 16 million kids in our country are currently living below the poverty line. That’s an increase of 2 […]
The woman at the well and me
Headphones in, volume up, helmet strapped on, I mounted my bike with a lot on my mind. Already running late and frustrated that my air compressor was not working, I peddled down my block. With my rear tire nearly flat I knew I’d have to stop at the nearby gas station and fill it up. […]
Helping Dan feel human
“Can you help me with my bike? My wrist is broken!” I barely heard the question. But speaking over This American Life was the voice of a man on the platform struggling to get his bicycle up the stairs and onto the trolley. With my bike pinning me against the retractable wheelchair lift on the ancient, […]