Tag Archives: Social work

Leaving a Trail – Forging Ahead


“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson I have been known as a collector of “treasures.” A few awards, some mementoes collected over time, most given … Continue reading

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Rescue Dogs – On Firefighters and Social Workers


“Disaster Strikes. Almost before the dust settles, the dog and handler teams are there, searching for victims alive and dead. With a sense of smell far more powerful than man’s and an ability to probe nooks and crannies that humans … Continue reading

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How Do We Change the World?


“You write in order to change the world, knowing perfectly well that you probably can’t, but knowing that literature is indispensable to the world…which changes according to the way people see it. And if you can alter, even by a … Continue reading

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Down in the Valley, the Valley So Low…


I have been through the valley of weeping The valley of sorrow and pain But the “God of all comfort,” was with me To comfort, to hold and sustain. As the earth needs clouds and sunshine, Our souls need both … Continue reading

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In the Ashes of My Brothers – a 9 11 Remembrance of my service at Ground Zero


American history is filled with iconic moments that live forever in everyone’s memory. They change the course of events and drive our collective lives as a people. Some of you could tell of December 7th and Pearl Harbor. I can … Continue reading

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