The exhausting state of being a professional advocate for ending Homelessness

Really, it seems simple. California, of all places is especially equipped to feed and house the residents here. California grows enough food to feed the nation. True, our diet would be steak, milk, oranges, strawberries, watermelon and artichoke but who is complaining about that? There are 18,600,000 vacant homes in the United States. There areContinue reading “The exhausting state of being a professional advocate for ending Homelessness”

It is unfortunate when you have an unpleasant body smell. Sometimes they can be avoided, but sometimes they are results of lifestyle choices or financial situations. Smokers: breath mints in the inside and Fabreeze on the outside (or stop smoking). Urine leaks : while baby wipes may seem to be the logical answer, a betterContinue reading

Note to self … loosely related to why people need Life Skills classes when being housed.

Note to self… When you remove the smoke detectors from the wall (because it is in a direct line from the stove) DO NOT place it on the Toaster Oven. Just don’t. Sooner or later you are going to try to use that toaster oven, and because you are ferial do u are going toContinue reading “Note to self … loosely related to why people need Life Skills classes when being housed.”

The Drama Drop Show

I am a social worker and not a therapist ; but some people never understand that. Apparently those same people have a strick office trip schedule: I call them Kamikaze Fridays and they are not good times to visit me at work. Kamikaze Fridays often result in 5150 (Psychiatric) visits from the local police, orContinue reading “The Drama Drop Show”

Follow Jesus or Facebook friends, but Not Yourself

Helplessness is not a skill that will should be learned or perfected. Lead your own life. Ask for help if you need to pick a direction; and then take action. Every day I have to (yes, I have to – it is actually part of my job as well as a compulsion) tell grown peopleContinue reading “Follow Jesus or Facebook friends, but Not Yourself”

Follow Up In Person

Don’t be lazy , because other people will match your effort. You can not manage your life with phone calls. Show up. It is so easy to pass the buck and blame someone else if you only make calls. No matter what you need , a sweater ordered from another store location , a donationContinue reading “Follow Up In Person”

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