What it looks like when a society fails its vulnerable

This is worth sharing and a good read. Do you know another “Leon” and an employer like this?

The Cotton Boll Conspiracy

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Count your blessings. Be grateful for what you have. Stop and smell the roses. It’s likely most of us have heard all of the above at various time throughout our lives.

Far too often, however, it’s easier to focus on that burr under the saddle, no matter how minute, and bellyache about our problems. That, despite the fact that many of us, in reality, have been dealt a pretty good hand overall.

Just how good is sometimes evident when one is shown how the “other half,” for lack of a better term, lives.

The New York Times earlier this month ran a story about Leon Jones, a 64-year-old poultry worker who lives and works just up the road from me in Newberry, SC.

If you’re looking for someone who has a good reason to be less than happy with his lot in life, Jones would seem to be a…

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Twisted Monkeys

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At the waiting area of a clinic, I picked up a New Yorker Magazine.  The magazine freely opened up on this page.  It must be a favorite page for all patients waiting patiently for their numbers to be called.