My Republican, Leftist, Agenda

25 years of case management social work and public engagement have shown me that the most important thing we can do is educate each other. We need to share the knowledge that we’ve gathered and we need to be able to independently and individually decipher that knowledge and apply it to what we’re looking at.Continue reading “My Republican, Leftist, Agenda”

Chuck – a Profile of a Skid Row Resident

Chuck has waxy islands of skin floating in his lank hair, a mild case of acne and a food encrusted shirt that fits like he is Gus Gus from Disney’s Cinderella movie. Like Gus, our hero is popular and generally jovial. He is also what my Grandma would call “simple”. Chuck is a product ofContinue reading “Chuck – a Profile of a Skid Row Resident”

What George Floyd Protest accomplished

So what has protesting accomplished? 👉🏾Within 10 days of sustained protests:Minneapolis bans use of choke holds. 👉🏾Charges are upgraded against Officer Chauvin, and his accomplices are arrested and charged. 👉🏾Dallas adopts a “duty to intervene” rule that requires officers to stop other cops who are engaging in inappropriate use of force. 👉🏾New Jersey’s attorney generalContinue reading “What George Floyd Protest accomplished”

Sinner not Saint, that Black Life Mattered

The politics and religion all in one? come over here I’ve got something to show you

Some people will never get it

This tongue in cheek letter about tv shows during COVID is also like our neighbors in a homeless crisis. If you are only inconvienced by something you become annoyed by it. My friend, Michelle Settergren, says that racism and COVID have one thing in common – they can develope right next to you but untilContinue reading “Some people will never get it”

Doodles and hope

Before work today, Darla and I went in front of her elementary school and drew some pictures. One of my friends called me and asked how we were doing and she was cheerful and afraid. Cannot be afraid for me. I work in this community by choice and yes I am on my third roundContinue reading “Doodles and hope”

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