There’s a “regular” #metoo/#timesup movement and then there are some that have splintered off. It reminds me of when I was asked to talk about domestic violence in specific populations after a “basic” domestic violence training. Some thought there were unique concerns that needed to be addressed separately for specific populations and others thought those concerns, and the populations, should be incorporated into the larger … Continue reading #metoo and #timesup: Digging deeper across movements
In December, Hello Humans published a piece I wrote, Holidays without him: Family defined and reformed by absence. It’s about the loss of my brother, Jonathan. Continue reading Holidays Without Him
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.