Blind Sided

They say Hollywood keeps making the same movies over and over again. See if this plot sounds familiar: a (world-weary) (well-intentioned) (jaded) (down-to-earth) main character encounters someone with multiple strikes against him: low intelligence, destitution, familial abandonment, mental illness, etc. Do-gooder sets out to help poor unfortunate soul and instead finds him/herself changed forever. My…

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7 Quick Takes, Vol. 117

___1___ Here’s something to listen to. This is a CNS report about Mass in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. Take a minute to listen. Even taking into account cultural differences, these people put us to shame. I wonder if we weren’t so rich, if we didn’t have so much wealth that we can afford to squabble…

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