One of the many things we agree on is education of marginalized people. Many programs teach low or no income people to wash dishes or similar minimum wage jobs, but with San Fransisco's tech community, it should be easy to start teaching people computer science.
It's really hard to explain the feeling of powerlessness I felt today. But I guarantee my feelings don't even compare to the feelings of desperation our friends had while police were evicting them from their tents today.
Homelessness is a very serious social crisis that affects us all and it looks like such a massive problem, it's a normal reaction to feel we cannot do anything about it. But we can do something about it.
Thanks to the generous heart of Mike Rusch I was able this year to attended The Farm's Fall Harvest Party. It's actually hard to imagine me even being on a farm in Arkansas, much less having played a part of any farm's creation.
It's nearly impossible to get sober while living on the streets. People need dignity and self-worth. Once Donny was in an apartment, he decided to change his life. He has stopped using drugs and is even looking for a job.