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Courage and Creativity

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Take this pill. It makes what you do matter. It guarantees results. No side effects. No drug rep hiding behind me ready to stab you with his free pen and inflamed copays. Michael Moore isn't here;   

Listening to My Voice Calling

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 14, 2007
I thought the only things the chronically homeless addict and the teenaged women had in common were literary readings on the same weekend and the relative precariousness of their lives. That's befo  

Take Five

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 12, 2007
I take a break from writing a string of sincere columns about people on the margins and issues involving socioeconomic disparity to get lost in my new PlayStation 2 for a month. I once logged abou  

Bridging the Homeless Gap

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 8, 2007
The peril of living in a river city is you could end up dying on a bridge. The peril of living is you could end up living under a bridge. Then you might end up dying under a bridge. While we mourn  

Exchanging Ideas About Needles

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 11, 2007
­ I've drawn water out of a toilet. Water puddles. Spit. She pushes long hair over her shoulder, and her tattoos glow in the night spotlight of a coffeeshop patio. ­ If I was sitting in   

Simply Create Another Way

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 13, 2007
The way Shane Claiborne reads his Bible, a lot of Jesus Christ's acts cleverly lampooned and satirized the existing order in order to undermine and expose it. Hence Jesus telling collectors to get  

Writing As Renewable Resource

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 9, 2007
My attempts to tell the truth about myself used to feel like describing foliage by studying a topographical map: I could guess what people expected to grow where, but I really couldn't tell what I   

Tax No-How

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 11, 2007
I haven't done my income taxes yet. Probably I'll get money back; if I owe, I guess I'll figure something out on the 16th. Same with buying gas. I don't exert myself to scout out the cheapest in t  

Main Street Coming and Going

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 21, 2007
The morning after finds me creeping down the entryway. For the first time since I moved to Over-the-Rhine, I'm scared to see the street beyond my apartment building. The security gate's curling de