Tag: Issue 07-09-2010

  • Trading Places

    Have you ever taken the time to wonder what the homeless really have to experience on a daily basis? I know that you pass them daily as you go to and fro, on you way here and there. You may even stop to give them a couple dollars or offer them a cup of coffee […]

  • Stories: some sad, some really stupid, all interesting…

    1. Lawsuit against Happy Meals. I’d like to introduce you to the true enemy of our children folks, none other than that harbinger of evil, Ronald McDonald. That’s right kiddies, Ronald is evil. According to a study done by the CSPL, children are overweight because of McDonald’s Happy meals. How does the fast food chain […]

  • Hooked on Black Tar

    I’m lucky enough to be watching the ocean right now. It’s haunting to realize how connected all the waters are. My wife and I are at Cape Cod, many miles away from the Gulf of Mexico. The waves are coming in as I sit here close to the window of our rented room. The side […]

  • Cambridge Farmers Markets

    Cambridge, the home of two of America’s top universities, Harvard and MIT, is also the central location for six farmers markets. These farmers markets are open six days a week Monday through Sunday with the exception of Wednesday. Each Farmers Market is a diversified food focused urban marketplace that serves the community of greater Cambridge […]

  • Are Peace and Love Dead in San Francisco?

    When San Franciscans head to the polls in November, they will be facing a measure that may redefine the city’s social makeup and alter its identity as a free-loving, interestingly offbeat cultural hub. In a city where homelessness is just as much a part of the landscape as the steep streets and trolley cars, Mayor […]

  • Homeless and Housed Populations Unified by Common Art

    [img_assist|nid=291|title=A Common Artist at Work|desc=Photo curtesy of http://www.ecclesia-ministries.org/common_art.html|link=none|align=center|width=640|height=480] Summertime on Newbury Street beckons tourists and locals to stroll the sidewalks and admire the bright patterns of the season. Propped up in front of historic Emmanuel Church is a display of art for sale, featuring paintings of a field of colorful poppies, a contemporary geometric design, […]