A community doesn't automatically happen just by sticking a bunch of people into the same house. Depending on who lives in the house, people might interact all the time or hide in their respective rooms and rarely come out. Moving into a co-op house or other type of intentional community doesn't mean that you will … Continue reading talking about community–where are we?
I don't know what it is about this fall's "Indian Summer" but there's something about it that seems, well...strange. Brief spells of summer-like weather in October or even November aren't unusual. Perhaps it's because this year's Indian Summer is so cloudy as to be gloomy. Might it be that the fall colors peaked early and … Continue reading funny, i don’t remember “indian summer” being this creepy
Now they're giving me the steering wheel at my social work internship. I am now the proud manager of my own small caseload--three "consumers" or "clients" for whom I'll be taking primary responsibility. I probably shouldn't get too excited about being able to use this rather common piece of social work jargon. Caseloads can be … Continue reading my own caseload
I knew it...but... It's now official--I'm in the most difficult year of the four-year part-time program at UW's School of Social Work. Our program director even confirmed it. I knew it was going to be crazy when I saw that we would be enrolled for seven graduate credits in both the fall and spring semester … Continue reading hell, year…
We're down to less than sixty days before the finish of the chest-beating, truth-twisting, anything-but-informative ritual know as the American presidential election. As a both a Bahá'í and the holder of a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, I'm a firm believer in avoiding partisan politics. In addition to inhibiting world unity and making me feel … Continue reading everything you know about politics is wrong (spitting out the political konvention kool-aid version)
It started on Saturday afternoon right at the end of class when I started feeling nauseous. I attributed it to hunger, as I remember having a similar feeling a couple of weeks before at about the same time. I met a few friends for drinks. Someone ordered a nacho potato thing with, of course bacon … Continue reading stomach flu sweeps through co-op house, seven ill