American Street Philosophers
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American Street Philosophers
THE BOOK OF BOOKS
anecdotes from surviving
to understand and respond
to the value of people
in the wealth of money.

“Rather than dismiss,
relocate, complain
...the plight of poverty is a metaphor
for what our culture is becoming.”

THE BOOK OF BOOKS is a visiting,
an understanding, an appreciating
and ultimately a resolve for our dilemma
“...sobering and inspiring.”

This, and more, from AMERICAN STREET PHILOSOPHERS
is expanded in Americanstreetphilosophers.org.
and the ongoing book series:
THE SUCCESS of FAILURE
(a Kirkus Best Books of the year 2016)
WE’VE BEEN THINKING...AND IT WORKS
KEEP ON, KEEPING ON....
THEM IS US
THE ‘ELSEWHERE’ OF RISING EQUALITY

Melissa and Martice, Tonya, Tom, Ben and Laura, Ptery and
extremely Dave.
...quite a lot of stuff to ponder and meditate upon.
To wrap, we need focus:

First, what wonderful faces! Definitely up close to the human condition
without gloss, glamour, ornamentation, or pretense. What we look like
when we’re really up against it. Not just a sudden setback, but in a big way
and for the long haul...through their own fault or through the workings of
a society that can be incredibly unfair, uncaring, even cruel. And, often,
how tough and resilient we are in coping, even at the bleakest level.

Second, how quite a number of these folks recognize the extent their own
flaws have helped to bring about our own grim condition.

Third, comprehensive, damning, and accurate indictment of inequality and
inequity and our society’s “values” educates American Street Philosophers.
You may find yourself saying, “Right on!” many occasions as you read
and think. You may ask
“Why is our society plagued by wishful thinking, by short-sightedness
and by insatiable greed?”

“Wear out your shoes:
resposibility, equality, education,
caring, sharing, courage;
then comes:
compassion, humanity, kindness, understanding and creative attitude communities.”

Trying to figure things out?”

Books for necessary thinking,
questioning answers.
Words are thought, sound,
spice and love.

Read the spoken,
share the talking.

Shelve with
Oral history
Tragedy
Comedy
USA: street philosophers, homeless
the 2016 campaign
the 2018 campaign
the new President
Political Science, Economics
Sociology, Psychology, Photojournalism

Solutions, Opportunities
self-governing villages,
urban neighborhoods,
the space,
the place,
the land.

Thanks for investing time to consider thoughts from
“often invisible Americans in all their vibrant humanity.”
Tomorrow’s sunrise...time for thought.
Their words, my photos, uncover the success of failure:
domestic, financial, health care, moral, society.
Little money, recycle sheltering, trickle-up poverty,
bull-n-bear NIMBY’s, welfare politics, responsibilities,
environmental concerns...dozens for thousands.
Bottom is bottom.

A national catastrophe and an international embarrassment.
Self-helped failure: corporate greed, life-style greed,
globalized compassion and “the times they are a-changin’.”
‘Upper-class homeless’ words and photos to city, state, county
agencies, to churches, to schools, to libraries, to NGO’s, to HUD,
for the million, seven-hundred thousand houseless Americans.
‘Truth to power.’ Anecdotes from surviving and survivors. Diversity in Equality.
Did it myself from do it yourself. Contagious. It’s becoming a generational thing.

“Equality is the work of freedom.” “Happiness becomes true psychic energy.”
“If nature is God’s conversation, what is your reply?”