Some babies (and mamas) have lots to cry about. Photo Diane Nilan

I can’t make sense of our world, and I won’t even try. What I can make sense out of is how simple actions of good people can make a huge difference. Case in point, helping mamas and babies.

Not all mamas and babies need help. Some have ample resources to…

A shelter floor offers little comfort for this baby. Photo Diane Nilan

Idaho’s headlines for their unabated Covid crisis obliterates other life-threatening news that fuels not only pandemic mortality and affliction, but diminishes quality of life in the Gem State for years to come. Californians rushing to establish residency here, take notice.

A South Carolina trailer park gone to hell Photo Diane Nilan

Few grasp reality of life in these tin-can enclaves

I found myself “living” in a mobile home community for a few days while working on a film project in Idaho. …

We knew, months ago, that the eviction moratorium deadline was going to end with a bang. The Delta virus lurked and festered, now worse than Round One of Coronavirus. The concurrence of two major crises multiplies their impact. …

Director Chloe Zhao speaks with actress Frances McDormand on the set of their movie “Nomadland,” which depicts the life of a homeless woman forced to live out of her van. (AP)

Hey, Frances!

Have you recovered from filming Nomadland? Before you take on another project, let me suggest Nomadland 2, a film focusing on family homelessness. It will be even more earthshaking than #1.

Diane Nilan

Founder/pres. HEAR US Inc., gives voice & visibility to homeless families & youth, ran shelters, advocate, filmmaker, author, 15 yrs. on US backroads.

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