Stolen from Facebook: The Irish vote on marriage equality

‘Tis a made-up conversation, but on the eve of a historic vote in Ireland on marriage equality: -One of me sons came ou’ there earlier. -Fuckin’ hell – . How d’you feel about tha’? -Wha’? -Your son, like. How did he come ou’? -Through the back door. Same as the rest of us. -Hang on …

So someone offered to take Sal to a Mets game

Sal Pinna was homeless for 20 years, and then, through the efforts of advocates in Greater Hartford’s 100-day challenge to end chronic homelessness, he was housed in late April. I wrote about him for Sunday’s Courant and I’ve been reporting his story for WNPR for a few months now (the latest installment will air this …

If you’ve nothing better to do…

…I’ll be on Susan Forbes Hansen’s WWUH radio show, “Watch This Space” starting at about 7:30 a.m. Friday. We’ll be talking about homelessness in Connecticut. Susan is an expert at finding appropriate music. Yesterday, she sent me the list so far, and I  had nothing to add. Can you think of songs that illustrate homelessness? …

See you at the vigil

Come to the candlelight vigil at Gurdwara Sikh Temple  (Connecticut Sikh Association)  tonight at 1610 West St. in Southington, Conn. The vigil starts at 7:30 p.m. See you there. Meanwhile, check out what my friend, Helen, wrote about Philadelphia’s observance. And if you’re not in Connecticut and want to attend a vigil or memorial service, …