Me: "So, what helps you get through difficult times in life?"
Him: "What allows me to progress forward in life always is the Lord. It's God and religion. Different people have different religions, but I believe ultimately we have a higher power. That gets me through my day all the time. You bumped into me today with a cause for your online blog, and this helps your situation, and actually talking to you relieves *my* situation. I just lost my mother a month ago. God is the only reason why I'm here. He's the only reason why I smile. I'm a married man; I'm 30 years old; I have a wife and five children. Life is hard. It's tough. But you know, we move forward and we make our day. Not being judged helps me get by. You stopping me and saying, 'Hey, I got a blog, you look like you fit the profile.' Understanding our world, and not to bring it up, but there's a lot of racial tensions and things like that, but you stopping me to speak to me like a human being: things like *that* allow me to get by. Being treated like a human allows me to get by, and only through God's grace."
These are the stories of the people of Easton, PA