Tag Archives: Childhood memories

Better Standard of Care

The sliver of paper fluttered from my journal that read “value service ethical principle”. I am sure it was some matron I picked up in graduate school. I still  truly believe A social worker’s primary goal is to help people in … Continue reading

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Down Home Cooking

I discovered a bag of pinto beans today in my pantry that I bought eons ago. No, dry goods don’t go bad to my knowledge, but still… I decided to whip them up. The smell transported me back to childhood … Continue reading

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Defining Poverty : Pages of a Career Journal

“It is so cold outside. I had to walk up the hill to grannies to catch the school bus with no socks and sweater. I hope today is pizza day cause I am really hungry. Didn’t go school yesterday. Aunt … Continue reading

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Finding your joy and finding your purpose – Pages of a Career Journal

“I’ve had my trials and tribulations,” he says. He’d always been in and out of kitchens: “It’s always been close to my heart.” But he struggled with addiction and ended up in jail. When he got out, his work experience … Continue reading

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Mushroom Soup’s return visit

When I was a child, my mother would always set an extra plate at dinner. When you asked her why she would say, “You never know who is hungry and may come knocking at your door.” I don’t set an … Continue reading

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