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A tale of two shoes in four short paragraphs

A man I don’t know walked past me, carrying a pair of my shoes. He went out the door, but I didn’t try to stop him. The long white laces were tied together, and the shoes were draped over his … Continue reading

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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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A place where Jack was accepted ‘with all of his demons and all of his grace’

My newsletter from the Samaritan CenterĀ arrived this week, and when I read staff specialist Julie Gilbert’s column, I knew I had to share it. The Samaritan Center isĀ an interfaith not-for-profit that feeds hungry individuals and families two meals a day, … Continue reading

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