There are more than 22,000 homeless children in New York, the highest number since the Great Depression. This is one of their stories.Do yourself a favor and take time to read this 5-part series. It is heartbreaking but very well written. Though my small southern town is far from NYC, I have a strong suspicion that there are lots of children just like this little girl here too.
I am daydreaming about the 5,000 sq. foot antebellum beauty (actually built in 1900) that is currently for sale right down the street from us. My husband has loved this house since the first time he visited my hometown over 13 years ago. We have no idea how much they are asking but do know that it needs a lot of TLC (i.e. money). But we are actually considering it.
Today (and really the past couple of weeks) has proven that sexism and just plain crappiness are alive and well in corporate (small town) America. I’m having a much harder time dealing with a difficult work situation than I would have expected. Trying to move on (hopefully soon), but frankly I’ve been near tears at work a good bit the past few days (which is very rare for me). I am very much looking forward to looking back on this crappy work era from a much better place.
Alice Walker, Living by the Word (via socialismandrum)