This is a report I made to the CALCASA Board of Directors on November 9, 2015. To date, I have received no response from the Board. This is a letter my colleague sent to the CALCASA Board of Directors in October of 2015. To date, she has received no response. To view and/or download each letter, click on the hyperlink. This will open a new page and … Continue reading
This post needs a preface. Without one, it serves as an excuse. Board members, management, those with fiduciary, ethical, and legal obligations, obligations you are well aware of and signed up for, I did not write this for you. This is not your excuse. Come to think of it, if you need to sell 10 more copies of your book before you’re invited to do … Continue reading Integrity Bullies
Everyone wants to know why. Everyone wants to know how. Everyone wants to know. Okay, here are some answers. Maybe I’ll tell you why later. Continue reading I’m getting my tattoos removed.
So much pressure. I teach personal and social adjustment this semester. A foundational concept in the class is the paradox of progress. Simply put, technological advances have been great, but they also cause a lot of stress. We’re just so plugged in. And worse, we’re expected to stay plugged in. At all times. But seriously, it’s okay to take a break. I remember, acutely, waiting … Continue reading It’s Okay to Disengage
Yesterday’s shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon has my social media feeds full of calls for gun control. They are also full of statements about people with varying mental health statuses. Psychos, sociopaths. “Your prayers aren’t enough,” many are saying. I wholeheartedly agree. In the U.S., this pretty much happens all the time. That’s what everyone has been saying and it’s so true. … Continue reading Gun Control is Only Part of the Solution: On Mass Shootings in the U.S.
I presented at the International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma on August 24, 2015, where I also attended many workshops. One was about engaging men, as several usually are these days. I’ve written quite a bit about efforts to engage men in preventing violence against women and girls. My writing about this is known to take the form of critique. As with my MPA … Continue reading Another Engaging Men Workshop, Another Abusive Experience
Many of my friends disappoint me. Today, devastate may be a more accurate term. Here’s the deal. Some of my white friends have in no way, 0%, showed any support at all for the #blacklivesmatter movement. Not even an acknowledgement said in passing to me. It’s like it doesn’t exist to them. Which is impossible. My friend Stacia and I talk about the pressure to be … Continue reading I’m Disappointed In My (White) Friends