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Unemployed restaurant critic writes about stretching his food stamp dollars

Melanie Wong Jun 2, 2010 01:11 AM

]by Ed Murrieta

  1. weewah Jun 18, 2010 04:45 PM

    I admire his acceptance, his candor, his lack of shame. And what great parents to have.
    Though that tomato soup dish... gak.

    1. YAYME Jun 9, 2010 05:45 AM

      I can relate to a lot of that article some of it hits pretty close to home as I am on foodstamps.

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        hungry_pangolin Jun 6, 2010 03:50 PM

        Great piece. Thanks for that!

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          nvcook Jun 4, 2010 01:34 PM

          Sometimes it's good to take a step back, read something like this and think, "there but for the grace of God, go I."

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          1. re: nvcook
            The Dairy Queen Jun 4, 2010 02:04 PM

            I completely agree. Here's someone who had an enviable position and is now struggling to find work in his field. It's definitely made me want to count my blessings when I read it. I think it took a great deal of courage for him to be so publicly candid about his situation.


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            tomatoaday Jun 4, 2010 12:42 PM

            A terrific read - thoughtful, not whiney, no excuses and surprisingly upbeat. Thanks for posting.

            1. The Dairy Queen Jun 3, 2010 07:03 AM

              Pretty intense. Wow.


              1. Kagemusha Jun 2, 2010 09:36 AM

                Thanks for the must-see reality check.

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