January Editorial

Coming soon to Providence? The scene was Kansas City Missouri when, in November, Health inspectors shut down large food giveaways meant to feed the homeless in parks across the city. Not only did they demand that the feedings stop, but they also confiscated the food and poured bleach on it making it inedible. Items such…

MY LOSER STORY

As told to Ralph Davis All he remembers of his childhood is the constant yelling and swearing and things being thrown, Sometimes it was his mother that was being thrown. When this happened he would ram his head even harder under his pillow. This helped muffle his sobs. If his father heard him crying he…

TO MY FRIENDS AT MCAULEY HOUSE

By Sister Joan I wish I could find the right words to express how grateful I am for your powerful support and loving energies that are truly helping me heal from the stroke I suffered this past June. I have been working hard in rehabilitation to recover. I face a long road ahead, but there…

Letters To The Editor: January

Dear Editor: I hear that the evil empire (Crossroads) got $5 million more for them to hoard. My mother went there last week for assistance to get her security deposit and she was told that they don’t do that, What do they do with all that money anyway? TLC       TLC: You are asking something that…

A VIEW FROM THE STREETS

By WILL I went to visit her this morning. She is in her late fifties and she is tough but sweet. She lives in an abandoned, boarded-up building. It is getting harder, she told me, and she aches all over. “My man is beating me up again,” she said. She really can’t keep doing this….

I HAVE BEEN BROODING

By Mike Fink The world was a wilderness home for one and all, welcomed and blessed by creation. If you visit museum galleries you will find paintings of an Eden with all sorts of animals calmly sharing the grand space with Adam and Eve. But after the Fall and from Cain’s murder of his brother…

Winter Depression

By Wiliam Harter Winter depression has been known to exist for centuries and was recognized in Northern European countries as a recurring cycle for recorded history. Some call it “winter blues”. Norman Rosenthal wrote a book on it calling it “Seasonal Affective Disorder”, shortened by commentators to SAD. His book, ‘Everything you need to know…