Run a 5K and Give Back

Today we celebrated in our city’s traditional Sunday before St. Patrick’s Day with thousands running a 5K for charity, later celebrating with a parade and bar hopping, decked out in festive attire and drinking plenty of green beer.  While the day might focus on those dressed in green and packing the local bars and restaurants, … … Continue reading

If You’re Not Poor, Can You Teach Your Kids What It’s Like to Be Poor?

Teacher Helping Student Working At Desk In Chinese School Classroom

While I was growing up, my family didn’t have much money.  My dad worked first as a meat cutter and then at a factory.  During the recession in the ’80s, he was unemployed for nearly 2.5 years.  My mom was an at home day care provider. We got our clothes as hand me down from older … … Continue reading