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Meet James, one of my city’s ‘hardcore homeless’

James, 48, lives on the streets of Syracuse, NY, where the overnight temperatures have dipped below zero more than a few times this winter. I first met James a few days before Christmas, when I saw him pushing a shopping … Continue reading

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When a story might be all you have left

In the mid-1990s, I became acquainted with a segment of the homeless population in my city known as the Flyers. They’re the guys who hold cardboard signs at intersections asking for money. You have them in your city, and you’re … Continue reading

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