I was looking at a story that was very short in a street newspaper about how four homeless men came to the aid of a girl on a bus in Modesto, CA and wanted to read more, so I Googled “Homeless man saves” and then I found so many stories that I had to share them:
and finally the story I was originally looking for: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57517979-504083/homeless-men-save-calif-teen-from-sexual-attack-report-says/
I looked for a local story about how a homeless man steered a city bus to safety after the driver was knocked out by a falling tree but got no matches on that even though it was covered on the news for a short time in my state. It’s a shame, every bad story seems to go viral, but the good ones don’t get much attention.
English: A homeless man in Paris Français : Un sans domicile fixe à Paris. Tiếng Việt: Một người đàn ông vô gia cư ở Paris Polski: Bezdomny mężczyzna w Paryżu See below for more translations. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I just got an email from the editor of the street newspaper that printed an excerpt from my novel Brain Sections, he wrote that the local PBS station is interested in interviewing me about the book. Wow. Almost as good as hearing about Obama winning. 🙂
BTW, if you want to take a peak at the excerpts from my novel, click on the word ‘Excerpts’ on the top of the page (and, of course, it is available for sale on Smashwords.com). Have a good week everyone.
In this post, I’d like to spend some time talking about street newspapers and how they help the homeless stay connected and have a voice.
I wiki-ed the term street newspapers and came up with this. In addition to the small, independent presses, there are street newspapers in large cities that are trying to find solutions to problems faced by the homeless (notice I didn’t say solutions to the ‘homeless problem’– that’s the outsider’s view). There are three papers that you might want to check out: Real Change, The Contributor, and a paper for Chicago’s homeless. There are also homeless newspapers in other countries, this one is from Australia, but it has a directory from around the world. One little blog has an unusual name: Girls guide to homelessness. Sounds like a lighthearted romp. Hey, I’m all for a little fresh breeze after a hard day dealing with hard issues.
Street News and Street Wise are two of the oldest street newspapers. Check them out on Google. And I can’t forget Street Beat. Thank you Gary, for printing my excerpts!