Social Worker Observations #002

I've been on a bit of a ranting rampage lately, and I feel a little shy about it. Mostly I'm discovering how much I love writing about stuff that I feel passionate about. I feel really passionate about the Economics of Kindness. I am working out the details of describing the Economics of Kindness, and …

Social Worker Observations #001

I do low-income home inspections, which puts me in a unique position of directly observing low-income housing conditions. One thing I've been observing lately is that there is a real need for mental health counselors who will come to their client's houses and help them clean. Mental health counseling is great, but going to someone's …

A Love Story

{Written in journal winter 2015} Two people. Adventurers. Partners in crime. One is yin to the other’s yang, And they trade it back and forth. Sometimes they adventure apart from each other, Following different threads of their thoughts. Two halves of a whole… Each a whole and complete universe in themselves, Together more than the …

Driving in circles

KK and Pheonix are going to the sauna. Driving the Bumble Bee. But there is no parking to be had at either the YMCA or the Coop. They drive in circles, searching for parking. Probably circle the block at least four or five times. On the last pass, they are coming out the alley behind …

Dance of the Janitor

A woman in janitors coveralls. Lumpy, limping. Pushing a broom or mop. Wearing headphones, listening to music. Setting: some large institution. Psych ward, prison, school, hospital. Comes in, cleaning. Slowly, the tinny sound of music overheard from headphones fades in. Janitor begins to awkwardly dance to the music, shuffling around stiffly with broom. Sudden shift. …