Tag Archives: Poverty

$2.00 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing In America

$2.00 A Day: Living On Almost Nothing In America By Katheryn J Edin and Luke Schaefer, 2015 After the Civil War in the 1870s, Aid was created for the Windows of the War.  That was about all that was available … Continue reading

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Gentrification

July 1, 2017 Gentrification Gentrification comes from the old French word genterise, which means “of gentle birth.”  The term refers to the process of renovating poor urban neighborhoods. Gentrification can be seen as an attempt to beautify or civilize the … Continue reading

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Shameless

Shameless I read that Shameless is the most watched series on Netflix in America. Sherlock Holmes is the most watched Netflix show in England.  This sparked my curiosity and so I binged watched Shameless this week—all 7 Seasons. The first … Continue reading

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The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of The Ring I re- read The Fellowship of the Ring. I felt almost as if I had slipped back to Middle Earth, where magic was still alive and common place. Middle Earth, I realized, was Tolkien’s way … Continue reading

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Staying Home

Staying At Home There has been debate among mothers about rather it was best to stay at home or work.  In my case, I felt like I didn’t have much of a choice.  Even still, I received flack from family … Continue reading

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Notes From The Underbelly

Notes From The Underbelly             Notes from the Underbelly was a new show on ABC that season.  The show is centered on the experience of a couple of expectant Mom’s. The title was a play on Dostoyevsky’s Notes from the Underground, … Continue reading

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Out of the Woods

Out of the Woods Out of the Woods: Tales of Resilient Teens was written by Hauser, Allen and Golden in 2008.  Seventy deeply troubled teenagers spend weeks, months, even years on a locked psychiatric ward. They were not just failing … Continue reading

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Bushido

August 23, 2008 Bushido      There are 7 principles the Samurai lived by: Gi, Yu, Jin, Rei, Makoto, Melyo and Chugo.  That means Courtesy, Honesty, Honor, Devotion, Courage and Love.  That is called Bushido. Gi=The Right Decision, the Right Attitude … Continue reading

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Why I’m Poor

Why I’m Poor It used to be that you couldn’t find yourself in poverty unless you couldn’t or didn’t want to work.  Generally the unemployed were mentally or physically handicapped.  Sometimes they were alcoholics or drug addicts.  Mostly they were … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games and Shakespeare

January 20, 2013       This week as I finished up The Hunger Games with Mockingjay I felt like I could relate to Katniss and her struggles.  The themes of physical hardships, poverty, power, versions of reality, identity and social … Continue reading

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