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michael-seidel's picture
Dec.26.2011
Disaster has struck Mindindao in the Republic of the Philippines, where they've been victimized by Typhoon Washi and flash flooding in the aftermath. Over 60,000 are listed as homeless, and 1500 are thought dead.  The Internet is good and bad for these sort of things. Good, because we know...
michael-seidel's picture
Dec.22.2011
I see him in the Albertson's grocery store lobby, on the bench. That's the only place I've ever seen him. He's lanky, dressed in loose, sloppy, but clean clothes. He's white, with a long, leathered face, a gray and white beard with matching long hair still shot with brown, and large, watchful and...
geralyn-abinader's picture
Oct.14.2011
After 3 years of procrastinating I finally went to the homeless shelter in our neighborhood and proposed a documentary video class I've always wanted to do. Met with amazing enthusiasm, the director said they could afford a photography class and so my 'Telling Stories with Pictures" class was born...
luke-james's picture
Aug.17.2011
We might think that books, like back pain, death and taxes will always be around. In some form I think they will - God knows it feels like I'm breaking my back to pay taxes until the day I die! Margaret Atwood discussing the complexities of the evolving digital publishing world today, had this to...
darlene-arden's picture
Jun.29.2011
Okay, I'll admit it, I'm puzzled. The world has, apparently, become too strange for me.  Let me take you back a few weeks. My best friend/chosen sister is visiting. She came to help me while I was recovering from eye surgery and wouldn't be able to bend over, etc., which meant I needed help...
pamela-ferris-olson's picture
May.18.2011
  Sugano Hoso has undertaken a project of heart-throbbing proportions. She is providing shelter, food, and love to hundreds of dogs and cats abandoned in the evacuated area around Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi’s nuclear power plant. Read her story on my blog http://www.livingintheheartland.com Photo...
becky-blanton's picture
May.17.2011
No one grows up wanting to be known for being homeless. I certainly didn't. When I was a child, I dreamed of becoming a famous writer who made a difference in the world. When I got older, I became a journalist, determined to reach my goals. I thought my writing dreams were closer to becoming a...
naseem-rakha's picture
Mar.10.2011
I am very sad to learn that Keith, a man I hardly knew, but who occupied a large part of my community, has died. I don't know how he died. I don't know where, or even precisely, when. I don't know if there will be a memorial for him. But there should be. If I were to imagine how he died, it would...
amber-laparne's picture
Mar.07.2011
There is something about a public library that invokes a sort of holiness.  I love to think of all the tiny worlds housed inside the glue and paper bindings perched so innocently on the metal shelves,  just awaiting the grip of a new explorer.  This weekend I found myself leaving my happy little...
jordan-hart's picture
Feb.11.2011
Earlier this week, my father was arguing on Facebook. This really wasn’t all that surprising. After all, my father is the one from whom I inherited my questioning nature, rude sense of humor and confrontational behavior. Also, as far as Facebook is concerned, I believe some people use the...