Humanity in Homelessness

These new books about homelessness provide us as readers some idea of the multi-layered reasons for homelessness. The situation would be otherwise incomprehensible to someone raised in the “normal” world.

Create Habits that Create happiness

*The original purpose of this analysis was to fulfill content requirements for Central Oregon Community College course English 212- Autobiographies, taught by Professor Stacey Donohue. There is reference to discussion from the online class contained within that cannot be linked to. This article is also featured on a wordpress blog I created as part of the final project for the class. Notably, the structure of Jeannette Walls’ autobiography The Glass Castle emphasizes multiple experiences with poverty in various forms. Bear in mind that the structure of a book, according to Professor Vonwallmenich’s article “Reading Autobiography”, is composed by the writer’s choices of what “to include, what to exclude, and how to arrange events, and what degree of emphasis to give to different events.” As evidenced by the structure of her memoir, Jeannette Walls undeniably composed her book in an effort to highlight the problem of homelessness and poverty in America…

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About tjmcfee

Freelance writer. Activist on homeless issues. 48 years old. I write about subjects that need to be examined closely and thoughtfully. The idea for Brain Sections came from reading a book about abandoned asylums. I wanted to set a suspense story in that setting. The inclusion of crazed scientists turning homeless people into zombies is what makes the story unique. View all posts by tjmcfee

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