Category Archives: work

On-the-Clock & Off-the-Clock

I’m about to take the dog on a walk. It’s one of our “short walks,” but even so, it will take us 45 minutes. We’d go for a longer walk, but I have less than an hour before I’ve got … Continue reading

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A Few Near Careers

“The shortest distance between two points is rarely any fun.” I’ve explained a little before about some of the twists in my so-called career pathway. I’ve written about a few odd jobs along the way. Today I’ll share some of … Continue reading

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Pie Fights on the Psych Ward

Nothing quite like a good old-fashioned pie fight to relieve tension. The first time I put a pie in somebody’s face, it was my my brother’s friend and roommate, Neil. He got it during his first appearance as head of … Continue reading

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Hit, Kicked, Scratched, Bit…

…and I could go on. That’s just a partial list of physical attacks I endured while providing direct care to psychiatric patients as a  Mental Health Worker (MHW) at the Brown School’s Ranch Treatment Center circa the late 70s. Hair pulled, beard yanked, spit on, food, … Continue reading

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7 Project Moments We All Know (and Love!)

1. Gatsby’s Green Light AKA “Wait & Hurry Up” (as opposed to “Hurry up & wait”) Before the Beginning, everything is on hold — waiting, waiting, waiting for the go signal, the green light to get started. The proposal is … Continue reading

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