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Lessons From the Shoeless and the Homeless

by Stephen Mills December 3, 2012

I would rather give $5 to an organization that actually has some qualifications and experience in how to help people. Organizations that give them something like a hot meal or a place to stay. Your $5 bill handed to someone begging for it may not go to food, it may go to alcohol, drugs, a quickie in the alley, or something else not likely to go viral if recorded by a tourist’s camera. Driving by a corner or seeing someone sitting on the sidewalk, we’re in no position to make the kind of judgments necessary to do the right thing. If you feel the need to help, think about it first. Maybe you would be better off donating to an agency in a better position than you to decide what and for whom something needs to be done.

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Loose Screws

by Stephen Mills December 30, 2011

This article is just a random rant. It’s like a train wreck that you can’t look away from.  Usually I go to Google news to scan the science section for interesting tidbits.  I don’t read the other trash.  However, today as I was scrolling down I saw a headline that I just had to read, […]

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