Carlos A. Moreno: Picking Up The Pieces

A family struggles to survive in Silicon Valley

“‘Picking up the Pieces’ is a story about how a family and its neighbors barely survive in one of America’s richest technological hubs, the Silicon Valley Area, home to the likes of Cisco and Google, and how even in such a place of success working professionals like the Abdullahs can still fall through the cracks.

With much work and sacrifice The Abdullahs sometimes manage to gain enough for the day’s rent and for tools to make recycling a “business,” as Denise and Mahir Abdullah see it. Their lives are far and apart from what they use to be years ago when both had lucrative jobs, he as an electrical engineer at Intel Corp and she as a childcare facilitator.” – Carlos A. Moreno