Living Together: Economics tough for unhoused

It’s a common misconception that unhoused people are not working. The truth is quite the opposite; 85% of the families served by John Graham Housing and Services have one or more working parents.

Ways of Seeing: ‘Freedom’ is in the eye of the beholder

The little saucer landed gently in my side yard and the little green creature hopped out onto the lawn. 

Ways of Seeing: Learning to cope with bad news

A wise friend recently asked a question which I’ve been pondering ever since. “How do you cope,” he asked, “with the times we are living in?” 

Ways of Seeing: Finding delight in our daily lives

Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am to be blessed.  

Ways of Seeing: Homelessness comes into focus

I traveled to Washington, D.C., last year. When I arrived with my little vacation suitcase and emerged from the Metro, I encountered a sight which took my breath away.

Ways of Seeing: Time for divorce from fossil fuels

It’s not that Mr. Fossil Fuels hasn’t provided me with a comfortable and delightful life; he has.

Ways of Seeing: Our big house served its purpose

We first noticed the house while driving back and forth from work in Middlebury to our rented apartment in Sudbury. Red brick, out in the country, with lots of windows facing Route 30. For sale by owner. “What a nice house,” I would say to my husband Bill … (read more)