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Teachable Moments

Homily for Proper 13 Year C Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Richmond, VA Lectionary Readings: Hosea 11:1-11 Psalm 107:1-9, 43 Colossians 3:1-11 Luke 12:13-21 Christ who is all and in all, teach us to listen to the lessons you … Continue reading

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Being Called In

A reflection for Proper 18, Year A Prepared for Red Door healing service, Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (Richmond, VA) Matthew 18:15-20 Jesus said, “If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault … Continue reading

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Spoken Word

When I was twenty-one and in social work school, I look a class in solution-focused brief therapy.  Back in the day, this was cutting edge and transformational to the way in which traditional psychotherapy was taught: lengthy problem-focused assessment and … Continue reading

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Beads of Privilege

Tonight I am compelled to write simply because it was such an awesome, wonderful evening of class with my students.  Just to re-cap:  I am teaching undergraduate (BSW Junior) students this year after having spent the past 14 years immersed … Continue reading

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What I Love

All summer, I’ve been in a state of mentally realigning myself with a new role this academic year.  I have a non-administrative role now but in a larger sense, I stepped down and away from something that wasn’t serving me … Continue reading

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What Sticks

Like many University faculty members around the US, the last days of July bring with them a palpable realization that summer is drawing to a close. Those elusive three months of summer…you know, the ones the rest of the world … Continue reading

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First Lecture

As the ball dropped to welcome 1995, I made one firm resolution: Teach a class. I was working as a social worker at the time, and I had just been promoted to the Director of my tiny department. It was … Continue reading

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Seeing the Light 2: Learning

Something that has hooked me in to teaching are the “a-ha” moments where the proverbial light-bulb goes off and new information strikes a chord between teacher and learner. On a really good day, these lightbulb moments are bidirectional, and we … Continue reading

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Motto

The love you liberate in your work is the only love you keep. –Elbert Hubbard A few weeks prior to my dissertation defense–after I had met with each committee member, made countless changes, lived night and day with the pages … Continue reading

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Healing Arts

It was mid-afternoon one late summer Sunday. I moved idly around my little house outside Buffalo, picking up the clutter and talking to my cat, Shadow. I was feeling angst-filled, which was pretty typical at that time of my life. … Continue reading

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