Thank you, Megan. I have had homeless family members, too. And these comments are infuriating. Sitting in your office on your computer is easy compared to being homeless and asking strangers for money in the cold. If someone is doing it, there’s a reason — and it’s not “laziness,” that’s for sure. I challenge critics to try to live that life for a day.

Journalist & author of nerdy novel CARRIE PILBY (film version‘s on Netflix). Finishing up offbeat memoir. Love dogs & puns. Read more: http://carenlissner.com.

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