Tag Archives: Public housing

Chicago “Fun” Facts: Part I

Working with the poor, you learn things that do not get media attention. What are unintended (or intended) consequences of laws? What injustice goes unnoticed because we are unaware? These are some of the things I’ve learned about Chicago recently. … Continue reading

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Disposable.

We live for things that are disposable: diapers, napkins, containers, cleaning products, and the like. These items are just so darn convenient because we no longer have to fix anything. Instead, we throw it away—no clean up, no preservation, and … Continue reading

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Would You Live Like This?

Walking through the streets of Jaipur, India, I would take my head scarf and bury my nose.  The smell of urination, animal excrement, and decaying garbage mixed with the sand and desert heat to create a thickness almost unbearable.  Children … Continue reading

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