The Daily Word in Fighting, Free Speech and the Islamic State
American women prepare for four years of fighting.
Republicans are going to take literally everything, starting with free speech.
College cost, debt and student homelessness continues to rise.
Let's look at this “genocide” Donald Trump is talking about.
Betsy DeVos is the Secretary of Education now. What's next for the American education system?
Baby, It's Bad Out There
Thursday, Dec 15: Eighth Annual Holiday Sleeping Bag Drive
Saturday, Apr 2: Gratitude Bike Parade and Party
Homeless, but Not Hopeless
Local organizations help homeless pets and their owners
City Council Lite
Voting, electrical Lines, homelessness on agenda
Councilor Garduño’s departure and other council business at the Nov. 16 meeting
Letters From Downtown
Signs of Compassion
When you work Downtown, when you're here day after day, you deaden a bit to some of the things you see. A couple huddled in a doorway on a cold November morning, a worn-out blanket barely covering them; cops on bikes pulling a homeless man up off of the sidewalk, a puddle of vomit at his feet; an elderly gentleman in suit and tie, stalking down the street and shouting curses at the demons leaking from his head; none of these things provoke a second glance after a while. There's a lot of suffering here for sure and very little that one person can do. A dollar here, a dollar there, maybe that helps a bit, but the overall feeling is one of powerlessness, and slowly you become hardened to it.
Today, though, I noticed this sign in the window of Lindy's Diner, and that numbness thawed just a little bit. No, Lindy's isn't going to solve the problems of homelessness and hunger. And one single meal on one single day isn't "enough." But it is something, a reminder that hardness isn't the answer, that compassion is. And that even if we can never do enough, we can, and should, still try.