Disabled Rights: Couple Fights For Right To Live... →
With the beaming smiles of newlyweds, Paul Forziano and Hava Samuels hold hands, exchange adoring glances and complete each other’s sentences. Their first wedding dance, he recalls, was to the song “Unchained …” “Melody,” she chimes in. They spend their days together in the performing arts education center where they met. But every night, they must part ways. Forziano goes to his group home....
Don’t plant your bad days. They grow into weeks. The weeks grow into months....– Tom Waits
One final thing. I’ve been very disturbed about this for years but I think its...– James Kunstler, How bad architecture wrecked cities
brighton houses homeless in shipping cointainers →
Your small-town friend's reaction when you take...
whatweshouldcallubc: Me, when I travel. It’s the little things when you’re born and raised in Saskatchewan.
Most people would agree that the Federal government has abandoned any pretense...– Why We Still Have a Massive Homelessness Problem (Hard Times USA) | Alternet The first line in this article is already depressing…
Sun TV's abandonment of principles is TV comedy... →
An ideologically right-wing news organization is asking a governmental regulatory body to force private television providers to carry it in their basic packages […] An ideologically right-wing news organization is asking a governmental regulatory body to force private television providers to carry it in their basic packages Sun News is fighting for its survival. The two-year-old network,...
PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES: How to Be a Citizen... →
Imagine that you live in a truly vibrant place: the bustling neighborhood of every Placemaker’s dreams. Picture the streets, the local square, the waterfront, the public market. Think about the colors, sights, smells, and sounds; imagine the sidewalk ballet in full swing, with children playing, activity spilling out of storefronts and workspaces, vendors selling food, neighborhood cultural...
Rejection, or the fear of it, is a powerful social trigger — and, at work, it...– Interesting Harvard Business Review post on preventing rejection at work. It can be a damaging cycle.
We consistently find reasons in the person for their poverty. We rarely find...– The heresy of God helping those who help themselves (via azspot)
Before I was in media and before I was doing this kind of media, I was a student...– Rachel Maddow
…planners writing a plan for an already-existing city are challenged to...– Kristina Ford, “The Trouble with City Planning” (via sa-harris)
They consistently paint the picture whereby people decide to stop working, and...– Hey WSJ, don’t blame unemployed disabled people for the crap economy
unfit to air: "There's no such thing as a neutral... →
jenniferlaurenkates: How did NPR end up repackaging extreme right-wing talking points into a week-long series claiming to tell the “hidden” truth about disability’s explosive growth in our recession economy? Journalist Chana Joffe-Walt says she spent six months “reporting on the growth of federal disability programs” and trying to “understand what that meant.” She gets it almost all completely...
The Fall (and Rise) of Independent Bookstores →
I have no interest in megachurches with jocular millionaire pastors. I think...– Roger Ebert (via azspot)
Look at the sky: that is for you. Look at each person’s face as you pass on the...– Miranda July, No One Belongs Here More Than You