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BECOMING A WRITER


BECOMING A WRITER       At eight I was a devout little girl who swallowed hook line and sinker what I was taught in my parents’ small congregation of ultra-Christians. By age 12 I had lost all belief in … Continue reading

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IS ABSTINENCE OVERRATED?


During the last 40 days, the Christian world was preoccupied with abstinence, as that is what gives meaning to the observance of lent: the practice of abstaining from indulgence (fasting), doing penance for past mistakes, and praying for improvement while … Continue reading

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It Takes A Community: The Conumdrum of Social Work


The conundrum of a social worker This is a post about the profession of social work. I would like to share some of the characteristics of this work with you, as it often seems to me that the public is … Continue reading

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TEEN SUICIDE


WHY ARE KIDS BULLYING OTHER KIDS AND WHAT CAN SCHOOLS DO? Today the sad news of another teen who saw no other way out than to end her life reached the media. Often a search as to the cause and … Continue reading

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DOCTOR GABOR MATE – REINCARNATION OF CARLOS CASTANEDA?


DOCTOR GABOR MATE – REINCARNATION OF CARLOS CASTANEDA? Technically the above statement is untrue, as Gabor Mate was already born when Carlos was not yet deceased. Yet, I heard underpinnings of Carlos’ stories in Gabor Mate’s ideas expressed in a … Continue reading

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