A Story of Falling, Then Rising Grace’s Poppies In a note recommending this post, Jamy called it “beautiful and moving.” One commenter called it “breathless.” It’s all of that and more, this story of homelessness and redemption, by this soulful and brilliant writer. It begins, simply and powerfully: This is a true story.
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Protest Round-up Assorted Blogs Usually, metro area bloggers pay little attention to Washington’s ongoing protests. But the immigration rallies this week appeared to resonate with many. Here’s a sampling from some of the posts: The writer of The Life Misanthropic attended the Mall rally as a “neutral observer” and delivered a series of blogs posts and photographs. The crowd was fairly friendly and willing to talk to a poor white boy from Texas, and I got the overpowering sense that these people just want to be able to make a living in peace and to provide for their families. (Thanks again to Jamy for pointing out this blogger) Jeff Simmermon of And I Am Not Lying, For Real, is doing his own reporting with interviews of two members of DC’s Youth Action Resource Group. Poignant accounts from an immigrant’s perspective. Random Duck: I noticed something that struck me wrong: the rally seems to paint the illegal/undocumented problem as an exclusively Latino issue. Also Noted Death to the Poor (As Usual), writes Articulatory Loop about the practices of some stores operating in low-income areas to lock up condoms. DCist weighs in as well with facts and figures about DC HIV infection rates in a post that also draws many comments. Both are reacting to a Washington Post story on this. As an aside, it was puzzling that the Post story included comments from a group called “Citizens for Community Values,” which appears to support the lock-up. The Post doesn’t explain what this group is about or connection to the people who live in this city. But we’re all for community values and an important one is giving credit. El Guapo in DC may have been the first blogger to draw public attention to the condom lock-up practice when in January he wrote: CVS: Por favor! Please. Perhaps the Post can call other conservative organizations for comment when it ultimately does its long-awaited profile of DC Bachelor. DCB’s My Girlfriend Judy is LOL outrageous and one giant step beyond what somebody like Jay Leno would attempt. What moves this into satire is one photograph in particular that shows DCB with “Judy” sitting together, prominently, on the Dupont Circle fountain surrounded by dozens of people all giving it their urban best nothing-out-of-the-ordinary here.