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BETWEEN THE STACKS Vern was an awkward boy, built square, as wide as he was tall, a pale-skinned boy and very shy. Each time he was called on in class and met the teacher’s demand for a certain fact, I … 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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Childhood Misdeeds

Childhood misdeeds As eight year olds we roamed the neighbourhoods of our rural village of a few thousand in the Netherlands. Our parents were not as preoccupied with raising us right, or even just raising us; kids seemed to raise … Continue reading

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