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Caring for human beings seems like the best use of my time, homeless or not.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Homeless News

Google has this great feature. You can sign up for news articles on various topics to be sent to you, daily or weekly. So, for years I've been getting a summary of news from the internet related to the keyword "homeless."

Sometimes a story might simply be about a local housefire that leaves a family homeless. Or a new policy in Florida.

The juxtaposition of these two articles was just too delicious and ironic.

Cities' homeless crackdown: Could it be compassion fatigue?
A growing number of cities across the United States are making it harder to be homeless. Philadelphia recently banned outdoor feeding of people in city parks. Denver has begun enforcing a ban on eating and sleeping on property without permission.

 Homeless Teen: Sight set on Harvard
Fox News
"I found myself, absolutely homeless with nowhere to go," Loggins said. "I stayed at friend's houses in between, and instead of worrying about it, I decided to take action. I knew I had to go to school and I wanted to go back to work.

Cities cracking down on homeless survival activities, set against a homeless teen that is entering Harvard this fall.   

They were running back to back this morning.


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