Category Archives: history

Packages for the Homeless: “Got Empathy?”

Tuesday, November 12th 2019   Traveling through Harvard Square today, I stop by the homeless guy with all the clever signs outside the Coop.  Today’s reads:  “GO AHEAD, MAKE MY DAY.” Then I cross the street to give a package … Continue reading

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My Horsey Dad’s Horsey Journal

November 11th 2019 Just before the end of my visit Dad pulls out these beautiful, soulful works of art to show me; a lifetime of notes on dressage training. Thanks for sharing these with me Dad! 🐎

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Operation Surprise Anita

Thursday, November 7th 2019 On this day, my son and I are somewhat spontaneously flying cross country to my hometown to surprise my dad but mostly my step-mom. She has a big birthday coming up (though we would never be … Continue reading

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Election Day – Crazed and Confused

Tuesday, November 5th 2019 Driving my daughter to school today we pass the public park at Cambridge Common and what do I see but my new Homeless Buddies, Victor and Michael.  And because I had just picked up some new … Continue reading

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Meeting with Victor & Mayor McGovern

Monday, November 4th 2019   Today is the day Mayor McGovern invited my friend Victor to come in to the Mayor’s Office in City Hall to address his homelessness.  When I met up with Victor to accompany him to the … Continue reading

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Packages for the Homeless – “Help for Victor”

Friday, November 1st 2019 Note:  I’ve decided to chronicle my efforts at giving packages to the homeless because; 1) It’s so simple and rewarding, and 2) Maybe others will try it. See also:  https://circuskitchen.com/2019/10/22/helping-people-is-just-not-that-hard/ I brought three packages for homeless … Continue reading

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Halloween PSA – My Heroes

Halloween 2019 and beyond   Ooh boy… and girl…  grab your kleenexes! “My Heroes” – A Halloween PSA [2:00]:    Hell yes. ♦♥

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