A young man sat on the corner of Lark street in Albany today holding a hand-written sign on a tattered piece of cardboard that read 'Kindness Appreciated'. Beggars are everywhere in Albany these days, but this was an unfamiliar sight. He was in a place where no one sits; a relatively quiet area, positioned in a way as to not attract too much attention. As I walked by him with my two dogs, he a
It's this type of kindness the world could use a little more of these days. A Gloversville High School student wasn't going for Youtube views or social media clicks, he was just being a good human when he gave away the sneakers he was wearing to a homeless man walking down the street.
Living off of Lark Street in Albany, I've encountered my share of homeless people and beggars. My heart bleeds for the less fortunate, and I always try to give them a few dollars when I have it. After watching this viral video of the "fake homeless woman" in Virginia, it got me thinking about experiences I've had with beggars who I just didn't trust. Can you spot a fake? The following
If your like me you like to stay inside on cold days and relax, maybe binge watch a good show and make some hot coffee. Whatever your routine is, you probably dread going anywhere. As the winter weather starts to pick up and the snow starts to pile on we need to be aware that it's not easy for everyone to take shelter.
Listen , I love me some Saratoga. I can understand why they are concerned about a growing number of "vagrants" or panhandlers making spending time shopping downtown a little less comfortable for townspeople and tourists. After all, no one wants to be asked for a handout on every corner of downtown. I thought however that they passed a law against "panhandling". If that is inde
You know when I write these blogs or share a story or video, I like to try to give my opinion or reaction to what you are about to see. I try to perhaps help put into words the lesson I feel is behind the images or notice some small funny aspect that maybe you don't get to see the first time you watch. With this video I just feel that any words or thoughts or even emotional reaction I could add wo
You know how much i love Dierks Bentley, so I definitely didn't need another reason to love him. But if you do, try this...
Dierks found the inspiration for his "Riser" video from a segment on "60 Minutes" about families living out of their cars...
A month ago I shared a story with you about a homeless man who through an internet video where a man gives him $1000 and a whole lot of love from people around the country got himself turned around and even got a place to live for a year. If you missed that story it really is a great one , just click here to see that video and story. Well now that man is paying it forward in his own video, it trul