Monthly Archives: April 2010

We All Should Be So Angry

This morning I heard a radio clip of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed getting angry during a board meeting. He and the board were discussing how to save money and balance the budget.  The mayor got angry because Board members were insinuating that he would wants reduce city employee pensions. But in the clip (which I [...]

My Friend, the Homeless Lady

When I first started working in downtown Atlanta, on my drive to work, I noticed the tent cities that were under the overpasses.  While walking between state government buildings, I saw and was sometimes accosted by the downtown homeless. There are a couple of churches where half a dozen homeless men loiter on the front [...]

Homeless in the City

I’m surprised by the differences in the ways that homelessness and homeless people are treated. In the past year, I’ve become acutely aware of the visible homeless in the cities that I’m in. Over the past year, I’ve observed the way the homeless are treated in Atlanta, Nashville and San Francisco. In San Francisco, the [...]


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