Ingenious. That was my first thought. I should have been shocked but instead I thought, “Wow. That woman is thinking smart!” A homeless woman was reportedly sleeping in a large dog crate at night. A folding crate that she stored by day on top of two shopping carts containing her worldly belongings. The crate provided… Continue reading Shocking Living Quarters
Backyard birdies. Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2016
While “Kim” consented to the use of her name for her story, I still feel an overwhelming need to protect her. Kim’s story is brutally honest. Her running shoes were donated by a manager at the homeless shelter. “Thank God for Anthony. He handed me them and said, “Here’s a brand new pair of shoes!” They… Continue reading Their Shoes #8
Musical memory…is there such a thing? I’ve heard of muscle memory. How a person can hop on a bicycle despite any recent pedaling and still take a spin as if they rode yesterday. A couple of years ago, my hubby bought me an electric piano or keyboard. I don’t know what you call it; I… Continue reading Ode to Joy
Wheatley Provincial Park, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2016
Dwaine’s shoes were donated to him. “Brother Jimmy passed them over to me.” What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “It’s not what you think…it’s that I don’t have enough funds to help others out and that I’ve no money for further education. I’d like to get a degree.” “With me,… Continue reading Their Shoes #7
Remember my friend, Jane? The one who dreamed of racing the Ironman in Hawaii? She kept her goal even after breaking her back a few years ago. She started from zero. Literally baby steps at the beginning. Well, the race is done. Let me share Jane’s thoughts of her race day with you. “My whole time in Hawaii… Continue reading Update on my Friend, Jane!