DeeAnn Marie

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"For a feature-length look at how gentrification is reshaping the city of Montreal, check out this documentary, ‘Montreal, Tales of Gentrification in a Bohemian City.’ But be warned: in the hour and 20 minutes it takes to watch, developers may put a new condo up where your house was."

Joined a book club and the first topic is gentrification, something I’ve been thinking a lot about. The non-profit I work for is often see as representing or the cause of people of lower economic status in the downtown core. There is friction between a community wanting to help, and not wanting the help or housing anywhere near where they are. What does a community look like that has people of all economic levels living within it?

Filed under gentrification poverty the suburbanization of poverty

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I said to someone the other day — I don’t know who I was trying to kid — I said, “It’s not that hard being nice to people.” Which makes me sound like such a good guy. Then I thought about it later. And I thought, “No, it’s not that hard to be nice to nice people. It’s really hard to be nice to people who aren’t nice.” That’s work right there.

A little morality tale, from David Sedaris. (via washingtonpost)

'Let's Explore': David Sedaris On His Public Private Life

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You know what, it’s not your life, it’s life. Life is bigger than you, if you can imagine that. Life isn’t something that you possess, it’s something that you take part in and witness.
Louis C.K. (via dimitris-skom)

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Isn’t the fact that people actively want you to fail enough motivation to make you want to push it to the limit? You’re surrounded by people with a Gore Vidal quote etched upon their hearts. Make them look foolish by succeeding, or at the very least, pushing yourself to your limits.
Gilbert Morgan (via thatlitsite)

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The reason a person viciously strikes out against you is because they are afraid of you or what you represent, or are resentful of your happiness. They are weak, insecure, and on extremely shaky ground…

Anton LeVay

(from The Satanic Bible. Anton LeVay’s book was outlawed in many countries and often described as, “ungodly and appalling.”)

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