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These days, I write more about community development (at Eclogiselle) and housing issues (on Project: SRO) and less about homelessness because:
There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they're falling in. ― Desmond Tutu.
And, someday, I hope to revive my comic.

Footnote

As of March 27, 2023, I plan to post new content from the following blogs to my Patreon feed:
  1. Raising Future Adults
  2. The Genevieve Files
  3. Feminine Character Works
  4. Eclogiselle
  5. Project: SRO
  6. Pedestrian Coast
  7. Butterfly Economy
  8. Nutrient Dense
In most cases, I post it privately to my subscribers first and it goes public a few days later. Should I ever succeed in reviving my comic, I will post those updates to Patreon as well. I sometimes work on other stuff which may or may not get posted there.

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