Archive for February 22, 2009

I received an email from a woman named Francine a couple of days ago. Her inquiry was about panhandling and what I felt were things she could give that would be beneficial.

Her email caught me a bit off guard. But it was a pleasant change of pace.

Generally, when I’ve written about panhandling, I’ve invariably been sent emails chiding me for my point of view – especially since, unlike many people, I personally don’t see anything wrong with folks giving a homeless person alms. In fact, I have a tendency to defend a homeless person’s right to panhandle.   (more…)