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A Penny For Your Thoughts, A Penny For Hope

For years I hated pennies… I once collected them.  I used to examine every penny, looking for an “Indian Head.”  Copper became expensive and I felt pennies waste copper. As much as I loved pennies as a child, relishing “penny” … Continue reading

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Portable Homeless Shelter-The “EDAR”

As I listened to CNN yesterday I heard about a rolling shelter that provides homeless with a weather-resistant, portable place to sleep. On wheels, the “EDAR,” (acronym for “Everybody Needs A Roof”) provides comfortable, durable protection from the elements. Continue reading

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America: Outa’ Work, Outa’ Luck, Outa’ Time?

All those years of Bush-buried bad news, focusing on housing starts and mortgage sales propped up by liar loans encouraged by under regulated banks that once pushed the market to unprecedented highs ended abruptly when the house of cards collapsed. And now, the truth hurts. Continue reading

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UPDATE: Living Hope Tabernacle Still Getting Evicted

BREAKING NEWS: Living Hope Tabernacle, Columbus, IN–Eviction is ON! I wrote February 2 about Living Hope Tabernacle, in Columbus, IN,  a church that faced eviction in part for opening its doors to the homeless. I noticed a spike in traffic … Continue reading

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Indiana Church May be Closed for Helping Homeless

Columbus, Indiana: In mid-winter, with the hawk biting down hard, the milk of human kindness appears to be curdling in the Midwest. Living Hope Tabernacle faces eviction after opening its doors to the homeless to provide pews on which those … Continue reading

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Evicted? Don’t Move…Squat

Ohio Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur gives residents who face eviction to stay put. She support a tactic called “produce the note,” in which residents say they won’t move out unless the owner can produce evidence of ownership for the property in question. Continue reading

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Race In America: Dancing Madly Backwards on a Sea of Hate

It appears, though that as ready as we seem to be to elect an African-American Commander-in-Chief, America’s seamy underbelly, which dwells in deep crevices of our society, is not. In fact, its belligerence and audacity seem to be on the rise. Continue reading

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NYC “Drunken Negro Face Cookies”

A Faux News NYC affiliate reports that a Greenwich Village baker was making what he called “Drunken Negro” face cookies, to mark the election of our first black president. To some customers, he allegedly referred to them as “Drunken Nigger … Continue reading

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I REALLY Gotta’ GO: But WHERE?

I Just LOVE Florida! Whenever I get bored, I look to see what’s happening there and am typically rewarded with oddities beyond imagination. Today one comes from Gainesville and regarding where transgendered folk are permitted to evacuate (as in to … Continue reading

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Former Ohio Faith-Based Programs Head Busted on Morals Charges

Times are tough, according to Robert Eric McFadden, former director of Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, who on Jan 14th,  was cited for seven counts related to prostitution, including alleged online promotion  a 17-year-old. McFadden, … Continue reading

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