Category Archives: money

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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JTJ Halloween Gigs

October 30th 2019 Jenny the Juggler at work: Great work if you can get it. #LuckyPerformer

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Impeachment Explained in the Spirit of Schoolhouse Rock

October 2019 The Good Fight’s Animated Guide To Impeachment [1:55]:  “How’s impeachment work? This tongue-in-cheek animated video from The Good Fight, created by Jonathan Coulton and appearing at the end of Season 2, Episode 7 (“Day 450″), will tell you … Continue reading

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Helping People is Just Not that Hard

October 22nd 2019 All this stuff cost me $25 bucks:   This modest haul -plus $5 of vitamin C cough drops- is enough to make TWELVE packages worth of stuff to hand out to homeless people. Each bag in this … Continue reading

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