I’ve been in the helping profession for over 25 years. But the truth is that this vocation has been a
part of me for as long as I can remember. My mom tells me stories about leaving me in the center
of the mall when I was a child to go shopping(on purpose, with full intent of returning for me)
and finding me engaged in a conversation with someone telling me the story of their life.
I spent the first part of my adult life talking for a living. These days I listen more than I talk. I
like this better.
I have also enjoyed the practice of writing. Whether I am journaling, writing short stories, or
blog entries, the act of stringing sentences and paragraphs together suits my introverted personality
quite well. That’s why I decided to write this short book. It’s a completely selfish venture designed
to combine two of my loves into one activity. Here you will find a collection of my writings
and photography from the last five years. There may be a secondary gain for you, the young
(or seasoned) helper. You may get a brief mental vacation or possibly a new perspective on an
old belief. You may also be encouraged to do some self-exploration into the deep recesses of
your own mind and motives.
Here's a couple of blanket disclaimers: 1. If you find anything offensive in this book, it's a typo
and unintended. 2. If you think I am wrong about some of my assertions, you're right. I am nothing
if not a collection of blind spots covered in skin.