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Saturday, December 03, 2016
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Thursday, November 17, 2016 9:34 AM
On October 30 in Trento my calligraphy teacher walks into the breakfast room frowning at her iPhone: Her husband has texted that their apartment building in Bologna is swaying. At the front desk the hotel clerks’ usually placid . . .
  • Patrisha McLean: Letter from Italy 2
    Through the windows of a trattoria in Bologna, taking my morning walk to the swimming pool, I see two ladies bent over a table, one rolling out dough — just like Jacquimo showed me in Savigno — and the other squeezing a pastry . . .
  • Patrisha McLean: Letter from Italy
    Italy! Two and a half months, alone, with no plans beyond the first week, and no phone. Just divorced after 29 years, I longed to lose myself in a place where I was, to paraphrase Leonard Cohen, “nobody’s ex-wife” . . .
  • Faces of Our Homeless: Katie and Mason
    Mason is going to be Chase from Paw Patrol for Halloween and now that his mom has a low-income housing voucher it is looking good that they will be in a place of their own come Trick or Treat time. Katie and her 4-year-old . . .
  • Faces of Our Homeless: Jen
    “My furniture is kind of broken but, so far, I have a roof over my head,” says Jen, seven months after moving out of the Hospitality House homeless shelter and into her own apartment. “It definitely feels good to have . . .
  • Faces of Our Homeless: Lorry
    “All we need is a sterile place to lay so we can get our surgeries,” says Lorry. “I have two growths in my neck and because of them I’m losing my teeth. They’re just falling out,” she says. Lester has a broken back and . . ."
  • Faces of Our Homeless: Sharon, September 9, 2016
    Vacation is over for the families who filled the Union campground all summer with grilling and splashing and laughter, and now it is pretty much just Sharon, her 34-year-old son Patrick, and Brady, their Pomeranian . . .
  • Faces of Our Homeless by Patrisha McLean: Hanna
    “Losing Hanna,” says Jocelynne, 25, about her greatest fear about living in a tent when she had run out of couch-surfing options. “It’s OK to camp with a child but there’s no running water and I wouldn’t have wanted to subject her . . .
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