“Community 3.0” … The People Have the Power, Part 3

In my last two posts, I've lamented on the current and very possible future state of America, and that of many other developed nations. I've deplored the role of narcissistic special interest groups in our government and ultimately our livelihood. I've bemoaned the effect of the religious right's self-righteous social campaigns have had on the … Continue reading “Community 3.0” … The People Have the Power, Part 3

“I never thought it could happen”

"Damn, is it already 5:00 am? I'll never get used to that train. That reminds me though, I have to get that logistics report for our joint venture with Halliburton done today. I can't believe I'd ever be working with a company that partners with Halliburton. But I guess there's the upside. I get to … Continue reading “I never thought it could happen”

Before you give … “Walk a mile in their shoes!”

Well Christmas is over. We’ve braved Black Friday, Internet Monday, and Fed Ex Friday on the parade of consumption. We’ve opened our presents. We’ve had our kids get us up before dawn even thought about getting up. We've had the food, the basketball (at least some of it) … and now it's back to malls … Continue reading Before you give … “Walk a mile in their shoes!”

Raising Homelessness Awareness via Foursquare … Good or Bad?

Urban Ministries of Durham has undertaken a thought provoking approach to homelessness advocacy. Will knowing that the homeless are everwhere even in your backyard create positive action. Or will it backfire and create a NIMBY backlash. We can only hope for the former. Amplify’d from mashable.com Non-Profit Creates Foursquare Venues for Homelessness Awareness Urban Ministries … Continue reading Raising Homelessness Awareness via Foursquare … Good or Bad?

“Motel kids” … an overlooked American tragedy

Even though I've moved to Montana, I still listen to Bill Handel on KFIAM radio on Internet from Los Angeles.  On Friday, Handel broadcasted his show from a restaurant in Orange County that every night provides free dinners for kids that live in motels in the area.  In less than three days, over $70,000 has … Continue reading “Motel kids” … an overlooked American tragedy

“I may be homeless, but I don’t have to look like I’m homeless …”

This afternoon I was thinking about how people react to adversity.  It amazes me that some people can maintain a positive frame of mind in the most adverse predicaments.  I've been in some situations that most people would have nothing to do with ... but it's nothing compared to the people I met a couple … Continue reading “I may be homeless, but I don’t have to look like I’m homeless …”