DO ME A FAVOR: After you finish this column, spend the day keeping track of how many homeless people you see.
Look at the man huddled in the corner in the concourse between Suburban Station and City Hall.
Look at the frail young man rocking back and forth on the cold pavement outside the Dunkin' Donuts on Market Street.
Look at the woman with a toddler holding out a paper cup for spare change on Walnut.
And then ask yourself: How is it that we, a civilized society with great minds and deep pockets, still have people living and dying on the streets?