I wish I could do a whole entry on happy stories or silver linings, but I was having a hard time finding the silve on this story. It is good that the story is out ... but the story itself is awful. For all those who think that there is not problem with calling people illegal, this is a cautionary tale for you. For all those folks that spout out of one side of their mouth about how much they love their country and out of the other side hate about immigrants... this is what that hate begets. It ain't democracy or anything you will find in the bill of rights or the constitution. Hate only brings death and destruction, so thanks.
This was an odd but intriguing story about helping a friend prepare for his time in prison. This is what I still love about the LA Times... where else would you find this story?
You don't have to quit your job in order to help people, even though the woman in this story did eventually. The best part of this story is that it started because she had a talent she wanted to share. That she ended up as helper, mentor, conduit to services was just a lovely by product. We all have talents to share.
I am sorry to say that the SF Chronicle has had great material lately and still can't write a truly compelling story. Here's an example.
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