The last resort

The last resort for those without a place to sleep in Atlanta used to be the Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter. You could go there if other places wouldn’t take you, for whatever reason. People have strong opinions about what worked and what didn’t work there and in the surrounding blocks, which were affected by it. Many…

A lifetime

I rode Sharey the bikeshare bike by the park where I used to give a woman without a home named Shari half my Sweet Auburn Curb Market wrap, right when a string of emergency vehicles pulled up, sirens blaring. I saw the first responders run past the shopping cart overflowing with someone’s life’s belongings. They…

“Best of 2017”: public pianos

In September of this year, an organization named Pianos for Peace placed 50 local-artist-designed pianos all over metropolitan Atlanta. Additional public pianos had already been placed the year before by another organization. Many of them have now been donated to schools and nursing homes. This one remains, right outside the Woodruff Arts Center in Midtown,…