13 July 2009

After You My Dear Alphonse

Sometimes the pros really earn their keep. In yesterday's NYTimes, I found two excellent opinion pieces that you should read.

One is by Barbara Ehrenreich, a fine writer and scholar. Her musings on poverty in these recessionary times reminded me of how little I know about it and how in America poverty is treated like a crime. The piece is called "A Homespun Safety Net."

The other, on the same page, is by Nicholas Kristof. He tells me how simple a meaningful can be found when you can let go of what you think it's about. The piece is titled "Clean, Sexy Water."

Go, read. Then talk to me and each other. I think there is a connection. I even think I have an idea.

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