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StreetWise vendors & their memories of baseball

April 11, 2014 by StreetWise

Baseball Teaches Important Life Skills By Jeffery Berg A couple of years ago I went to a baseball game at Wrigley Field to watch the Cubs play. Going to a game at Wrigley is a big social event. Many Cubs fans like to drink beer and they drink several beers during the day. The fans[...]

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StreetWise vendors write letter to Ukrainian vendors

March 12, 2014 by StreetWise

The vendors at StreetWise magazine were happy to hear from our new friends at Prosto Neba, a street paper in Lviv, western Ukraine. We made a list of questions as a group and we sent them to our friends in Lviv with some information that we thought might be of interest: 1. Are there any[...]

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StreetWise vendors on the Great Migration

March 6, 2014 by StreetWise

Vendors in the StreetWise Monday afternoon writing workshop discussed the Great Migration and the reasons why many people migrate. They read poems and lyrics by Langston Hughes and Woody Guthrie. The vendors noticed that migration is often driven by the need to find work, the need to start over, the urge to fulfill dreams and[...]

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StreetWise vendors write about music

February 26, 2014 by StreetWise

Music is a Powerful Tool By A. Allen Music is a powerful tool that influences emotions. It can be relaxing and soothing. Music has a way of altering a person’s mood. In the Bible, in I Samuel 16:23 we read “and it came to pass when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that[...]

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StreetWise Feature: Thanksgiving, Vendors reflect on the good in their life

Andy Allen

January 31, 2014 by StreetWise

Thanksgiving and The Way of the Lights By James Metzgar As we approach Thanksgiving, we should not only be thankful for all of our blessings, we should also think of other people less fortunate than ourselves. At this time of year we receive many solicitations, among them, requests for contributions to Thanksgiving dinners for those[...]

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Jeff Berg: a gift to his customers

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January 30, 2014 by StreetWise

StreetWise Vendor Jeff Berg would like to send a special holiday message to everyone. He wrote: “Happy holidays to my customers and friends. You all mean so much to me, you are family and you are all I have. I appreciate everything you do for me. That’s from my heart. I wish I could do[...]

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Vendor Voices: Vendors on health care and taking responsibility

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November 13, 2013 by StreetWise

During the StreetWise Writing Workshop – directed by Volunteer Marcie Bearman – StreetWise vendors write various themed essays and poetry each week to strengthen their writing skills. Who is responsible? By A. Allen Should the government take all the responsibility for our health care or do we have some responsibility too? I think the government[...]

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‘Goodbye’ to my friend George

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June 12, 2013 by StreetWise

George the friend of mine who, when I saw him always had a big smile on his face And he always asked was I alright? I would tell him “yes” without a big fight. So we talked for a while, and we just kept that big smile George is gone now. I will miss him[...]

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Why am I afraid?

Vince Collaso

March 28, 2013 by StreetWise

Why am I afraid of the terrorists of the lone gunmen of the thugs of the drug dealers of the preachers of the teachers of the people who say “no” of those who say “yes” Why do I need to be afraid It doesn’t do anything for me So, I gotta ask this question again:[...]

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StreetWise vendors and their pets

March 20, 2013 by StreetWise

StreetWise hosts a writing workshop for StreetWise participants to learn, practice and strengthen their compositional skills. Every Monday, Volunteer Marcie Bearman leads the workshop, which has grown quite popular. Click HERE to read about “StreetWise vendors and their pets.”

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