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V.24 No.47 | 11/19/2015


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.

V.22 No.35 | 8/29/2013

Book Review

Drifting Toward the Surface

A Marker to Measure Drift

Jacqueline walks the beautiful beaches of the Aegean Sea every day, watching tourists sunbathe, but she also battles constant hunger and a horrific past.
V.22 No.23 |


The Daily Word in donuts, racists and dead old people

The Daily Word

New Mexico kids are the hungriest in the country.

But hey, now you can have donuts downtown!

And Sadie's takes another step toward its goal of becoming the new Garduños.

The world's oldest man just died. I bet that happens a lot, actually.

Them Mexicans are taking our jobs and now they're even singing our anthem! Why don't they just go back to, uh… Texas…

Sometimes we in the newspaper business make mistakes. Like when we write "stolen groceries" instead of "homicide."

And here's what happens when you take away a woman's right to choose.

V.19 No.27 | 7/8/2010
One area of the Albuquerque Meals on Wheels kitchen
Mina Yamashita

Mina's Dish

Rolling Into New Territory

Albuquerque Meals on Wheels

The community-based nutrition program started out 38 years ago with daily meals for seniors. But not many people realize that Albuquerque Meals on Wheels isn’t only for seniors. Anyone who needs the services of AMOW can apply to the program. It presently serves clients from 27 to 104 years of age.

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