100° at 9:00 at night

We’ve had rolling blackouts and my friends have complained about their power going out so they couldn’t turn on their air conditioning. Other friends have been using a fan because they’re afraid of the power cost of their air conditioning. I’m more concerned about the people living in their cars and on the street weContinue reading “100° at 9:00 at night”

Should I Leave My Job?

We are making great strides at ending homelessness and connecting people in that community to mental health and substance programs. I am FINALLY doing therapy with this population. My boss is great. So… what’s the problem? Well, yesterday was my two year anniversary at Tarzana. I was expecting to do my annual review. I’m expectingContinue reading “Should I Leave My Job?”

Entitled Parenting

Today was child maintenance day in my household, and that kind of wrapped up a big week for our family. Today and yesterday my youngest child was on the news discussing the park that she goes to. I have to go to work every single day. Where I work does not care that we’re havingContinue reading “Entitled Parenting”

Love is Trans-formative

Love changes you. Love for something outside of yourself allows you to change the world. Love for your fellow man makes you want to make the world a better place for everyone. You may, or may not, know that I used to be a Sunday school teacher and I am a practicing Methodist which isContinue reading “Love is Trans-formative”

I knew the job was dangerous when I took it.

Okay, If you just sang that in your head, you are as old as I am and loves Tom Patton and super chicken. My point is however, I made a conscious decision to work in a dangerous job. I make the decision everyday to go into environments with gangsters and drug dealers and mentally illContinue reading “I knew the job was dangerous when I took it.”

Special Ed LAUSD Distance Learning

Distance learning is challenging for everyone. For children and families with IEPs and special learning needs it can be a challenge to sanity and peace. LAUSD has published this PDF about their program and what you can expect. Students may and learn in a variety of online learning environments including but not limited to: small-groupContinue reading “Special Ed LAUSD Distance Learning”

Hope of the valley’s new bridge housing

For some reason I always get lost and go to one of the other sites. It’s amazing that the Crafts and their people have enough love for humanity to build so many shelters and make such a great impact. It is easy to miss so look for the numbers on the roof and go allContinue reading “Hope of the valley’s new bridge housing”

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