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Jailed Over Court Fines

Originally posted on Real Life of an MSW:
“Little Jake asked, “Did you hear what happened to me? I was panning in front of the pharmacy. This fat woman panhandler told me to move. Lots of people pan there. It’s…

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What the hell is a Diaper Bank?

Originally posted on Real Life of an MSW:
“Don’t complain unless you are willing to do something about it” – dad I recently read an article about diaper banks, and quickly found myself standing in my local Costco’s diaper aisle.…

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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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The Rosemary Conversation

“Excuse me, you’re the garden teacher?” I turned to a tap on my shoulder, and saw a woman looking at me with what my students and clients called RBF (resting bitch face).  I pulled out my headphones, smiled, and asked “Am I … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Umbrellas

How would you react to this request from a stranger? It had been raining hard for days. Reports of 100-year floods were coming out of Boulder and Lyons to the north. A colleague and I were walking a few blocks … Continue reading

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