Monthly Archives: June 2012

Hungry for Connection

People in big cities are afraid to talk with strangers, but they are also hungry for connection. You see it in a Starbucks if you dare to say anything friendly at all.  Anything.  To just about anyone who is sitting … Continue reading

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Crazed Beggar Threatens Drivers, Blocks Freeway Ramp

Walking to Starbucks, as I often do in my West LA neighborhood, it’s not uncommon to see someone at a freeway ramp, making a living by holding up a cardboard sign.  And, as a relative recently told me, “panhandlers with … Continue reading

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