Patchsl's post shows exactly why some people take offense to comments made by the Rescue Mission and others helping the homeless: they're assuming that all homeless people are abusing drugs and alcohol. While they are trying to help, they often use language that is incredibly condescending and judgmental. I think it's important to help our homeless while treating them with the respect we give everyone else.
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It's an awesome project, can't wait to climb there!
- Bree Abel
I like your coinage "Sino-Americana." As one quite familiar with Washburn's music, I think it's a perfectly succinct yet full description of her unique sound.
One clarification: the Sparrow Quartet did not play at the Beijing Olympics, though they did play shows in and around Beijing during the 2008 Olympics. "A fact that until now has flown low low below the radar is that The Sparrow Quartet was supposed to play an Olympic venue in Beijing...but we didn't play an Olympic venue," wrote Washburn in her blog "Tales of Abigail" (at www.abigailwashburn.com) on August 28.
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