Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Kay Lazar Globe Staff April 06, 2019 It was around midnight when the 14-year-old boy climbed into the back seat of a state social worker’s car last fall, clutching a grocery bag stuffed with what clothes he could grab on the way out of his house.The worker, who had just whisked the boy away from his drug-addicted parents near Worcester, dreaded the youth’s inevitable question.“What’s going to happen to me?” the teen asked. Advertisement The social worker wished he had an answer. Because of a severe shortage of foster families in Massachusetts, he had nowhere to take the teenager. So he began driving laps up and down Route 9, trying to reassure the boy, waiting for a call that an emergency foster home was open. He watched helplessly as an unmistakable look fell over the boy’s face: Maybe no one wants me. Get Metro Headlines … [Read more...] about In state’s broken foster system, some kids can’t find a bed for the night
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By Marla Jo Fisher | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: September 19, 2018 at 7:05 am | UPDATED: September 19, 2018 at 7:05 am A few days ago, I was sound asleep, minding my own business, when I was awakened by a thump and a crash. Even though I was still struggling up from a deeply satisfying dream about sailing in the Mediterranean with George Clooney, it didn’t take me long to grasp the idea that the noise came from my own bed, which had just collapsed and left me sprawled in disarray with my head suddenly lower than my feet. I immediately ran back to college and got a degree in engineering, so I was able to figure out that something supporting my mattress had just given way, but I was in that groggy state where you just turn over and go back to sleep unless a bucket of water is actively pouring down on you. I figured whatever it was, it would still be broken in the morning. Sure enough, when I pulled off the mattress, I discovered the metal beam that ran … [Read more...] about Frumpy Middle-aged Mom: You never really appreciate your comfy bed until it’s gone
The Chronicle has launched a new weekly Travel newsletter! Sign up here. Enter your email at the top and check the box marked “Travel.” The #VanLife movement, popularized on social media in recent years, is a bit of a mirage. The glitzy pictures shared on Instagram and Snapchat usually depict a handsome young couple relaxing in an exotic locale. He’s playing a ukulele, sporting a scruffy beard and an open flannel shirt, sunset blazing in the background. She’s a stunning brunette, practicing yoga on a white sand beach, wearing a skimpy bikini. The dream is simple: Sell everything you have. Buy a nifty Volkswagen camper. Spend your days in blissful drift, traveling the road while working remotely — if at all. The best #VanLifers, as they’re known, find sponsors who bankroll their adventures in return for pimping propane stoves, puffy down jackets and mountain bikes. It’s an escapist fantasy playing out for a select few. For the rest of us, … [Read more...] about Confessions of a semi-reformed vanlifer
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