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The Burden of Entitlement

I walk during my lunch break at work.  Lately I’ve taken to walking the part of The Trail of Tears that runs in downtown Nashville. A portion of that trail is two blocks away from the high-rise named for the president who forced their march. I try to get in touch with what it must have been … Continue reading

A Change is Gonna Come

The workings of the human mind fascinate me. Take the concept of belief, for instance. Belief is the acceptance that something is true or exists. A human being can convince him or herself just about anything is OK, whether there are facts backing it up or not. Some beliefs are socially acceptable, such as it … Continue reading

Cats and Humans- The Homeless Populations in Panama City

It’s spring in Panama City, and the homeless are upon us.  Some have been here all along, such as the lady who sits alone and talks to herself all day. I first ran into her in the downtown area, but the last few times I’ve seen her, she was hanging out near Millville. Some wandered … Continue reading

Why Do We Hate the Poor So Much?

Jodi and Randy Speidel lived in Bellefontaine, Ohio. They were in their 40’s and both were unable to work due to chronic illnesses. They survived this past winter without gas heat, and could no longer afford to pay their water bill. They were unable to afford to feed their cats. So Mr. and Mrs. Speidel put … Continue reading

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