Wayne Mcsweeney came to San Francisco, California, from Ireland in 1996. Being himself, a person of conscience and curiousity, he sought out the Tenderloin where he found beauty and brokenness and humanity.
It’s Christmas, a time where supposedly people remember, at least for a day or two, to be kind, to share, to help those in need. In 2020 United States we are still under the shadow of selfishness and greed. We have allowed fear mongers and liars to lead us. It’s time for healing.
This episode of Paradigms is dedicated to “the bottom billion” who live as cast-offs by our wealthy societies. Wayne’s music and conversation with Baruch can inspire the spirit of the season, and hopefully extend it.
The songs on Wayne’s album Tales From The Tenderloin are poignant, honest, and beautiful celebrations of our humanity, of the goodness we can manifest when we make that choice.