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Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Web designer with diabetes begging on Girard Avenue--Northern Liberties

Girard Avenue, on the edge of gentrifying Northern Liberties. Scott Liffman is a web designer. He gave me his work website, but it's defunct. At Linkedin, there's this:

scott liffman
UI / UX / Responsive Design / Front-End Developer

Greater Philadelphia Area / Design

Current: MediMedia USA, inkOperated

Previous: City of Philadelphia, Office of Innovation and Technology, SeaChange Interactive, Villanova University

Education: Philadelphia University



Ali said...

He could technically find work at a tech company given his present skills, in Facebook or Google or wherever. I wonder if he tried applying to those places.

Linh Dinh said...

Hi Ali,

I didn't talk to Scott long, but the guy appeared homeless. He's educated at Philadelphia College, a school I'd never heard of until yesterday, and I've been in Philly nearly 30 years.

Here's Scott Liffman's FaceBook page:

Scott was very soft spoken, polite and called me "sir."


Linh Dinh said...

Hi Ali,

I told Scott I'd post his business website, but it's dead, so there's nothing to post.



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Born in Vietnam in 1963, I came to the US in 1975, and have also lived in Italy, England and Germany. I'm the author of two books of stories, Fake House (2000) and Blood and Soap (2004), five of poems, All Around What Empties Out (2003), American Tatts (2005), Borderless Bodies (2006), Jam Alerts (2007) and Some Kind of Cheese Orgy (2009), and a novel, Love Like Hate (2010). I've been anthologized in Best American Poetry 2000, 2004, 2007, Great American Prose Poems from Poe to the Present, Postmodern American Poetry: a Norton Anthology (vol. 2) and Flash Fiction International: Very Short Stories From Around the World, etc. I'm also editor of Night, Again: Contemporary Fiction from Vietnam (1996) and The Deluge: New Vietnamese Poetry (2013). Blood and Soap was chosen by Village Voice as one of the best books of 2004. My writing has been translated into Italian, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Icelandic and Finnish, and I've been invited to read in London, Cambridge, Brighton, Paris, Berlin, Leipzig, Halle, Reykjavik, Toronto, Singapore and all over the US. I've also published widely in Vietnamese.