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  • Commiserating via skin woes

    Commiserating via skin woes

    [From Amy L, a dentist, not a dermatologist.  =)] My toddler neighbour, JT, has a rash. His grandpa says it’s eczema. Story of my life! Sob. :'( When I see JT, I wonder if anyone is addressing his skin problem. Compared to other children in the community, he seems to be faring “so-so”. Dad is…

  • Counting the Cost

    [Dollars and cents (or sense? get it?) from Amy L.] Just wanted to divulge some of the numbers that accompany my decision to work and live in “da ‘hood”. I know that following Christ shouldn’t involve too much calculating, because that can often intercept steps/leaps of faith. Mainly, I want to praise God here for…

  • Everything sounds more romantic in French

    Everything sounds more romantic in French

    [Editor’s Note: Welcome back to a prior contributor, Amy L from Philly!  We’ll be seeing more posts from her and a few more guest authors over the next few weeks.  If you want to contribute your own, send an e-mail admin@theurbanresident.com] Today I received a postcard from some friends in France. “Chère Amy, Nous voici…

  • Fear

    “What am I afraid of?” I have been thinking about this question for awhile and must admit that for a very long time whenever I started to write something I froze. (I started writing this in August 2021.) Like many, I had been experiencing panic attacks/spells of anxiety with variable frequency. Sometimes the trigger is…

  • Health Education Inside and Outside Philly Schools

    My neighbours, McHale (15) and Yahsair (13) came over the other evening. The three of us ate yogurt with granola for dinner. M: Yahsair, you’re gonna like this. It says organic yogurt. And organic granola. Y: This is delicious. Is granola always like this? Me: No, this is the sugary kind. That’s why y’all like…

  • Only as an urban resident – Ep. 1

    A prequel: Episode 1 – Lil’ Annikin Shihiem is the third out of 10 living children born to his mother. Mom started having kids at age 16. Daddies took turns fathering children while taking turns in and out of jail. At age 4, Shihiem set the curtains on fire. The firefighters came and found him…