“How municipalities in St. Louis County, Mo., profit from poverty”

“[T]he uprising in Ferguson was an inevitable reaction to the institutional racism coursing through the area for decades.” — Jack Kirkland

I’m homeless.  At this writing, I’ve been homeless for exactly 3½ years.

When you meet a homeless man for the first time, you won’t notice his skin color.  Not first.  You’ll notice the condition he’s in.  You’ll notice his clothes, his grooming, his conduct.  Skin color is so far down the list, it might as well be left off completely.

Some disagree. They seem to think race is the only factor in poverty.

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Podcast – “How I overcame procrastination”

The book no one has ever written.

How I overcame procrastination

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Announcement: I’m working!

Beginning 2014-11-21, I’ve taken on work as a “texts corrector” for Swistak.pl, a Polish online marketer, editing their communications addressed to U.S. customers and employees.

They e-mail me the texts, and I brush ’em up and send ’em back.

Since this takes a chunk out of my Net access daily — the whole thing is done online — I am likely not to publish on this blog as often henceforth.

🙂

Originally posted 2014-11-26.

What great thing can I do?

Sometimes I wish I could be proud of something.

I have seen pictures and videos of places where parakeets run wild; there are flocks of hundreds and thousands of them. I would love to live in such a place. It lifts my spirits every time I see their brilliant colors.
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Manners a cure for racism, sexism?

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