Background is a pattern that is red and white stripes, a blue background with stars (like an American Flag). Superimposed is the logo for the Galactic Empire in juxtaposition to the logo for the Rebel Alliance. A banner, which has the "Social Work Tech" logo on the side, reads: "A Proportional Response"

A Proportional Response

The Presidential Election horrified the ever-living hell out of everyone I know. I wrote the following reflection as a personal note to my social work colleagues and I have modified it and posted it because it may do some good. For social workers that identify as progressive, LGBTQ, Muslim, Immigrant, Feminist, non-White, disabled, pro-choice, and/or…

Howard Stern and How I Practice Social Work

I listen to Howard Stern, the infamous radio disc jockey that elicits a strong reaction from different people based on their perception of him. To admit liking Howard Stern is the kiss of death in this profession, inciting reactions and assumptions from fellow professionals about my own professionalism and commitment to issues of social justice – specifically that Howard is misogynistic, intolerant, and simplistic – charges that I defend.

Dear Steve

Dear Steve, Thank you for all that you have given us: innovation, design, inspiration, aesthetics, and vision. You have affected the lives of many in a way that provides knowledge, pleasure, and inspiration. Your influence has transcended different trades, disciplines, professions and has caused us to think different. You have inspired me to be creative,…

iPad, Me and the Upcoming Semester: Going Paperless

One geek fantasy that I had since iPad was announced was eliminating a certain nightmare:

Paperless Challenge

I’m looking forward to (attempting) to use my iPad as a machine that eliminates my dependence on as much paper as I can, which means utilization of my scanner and tech skills to make this happen.

My iPad and Me in Social Work Practice… Chapter 1: Introduction

My iPad and I make quite the dynamic duo when it comes to practicing social work.

I’m not going to hide the fact that I’m an Apple fanboy. When I saw the iPad come out, I was dismayed with it’s lack of USB port, no Adobe Flash playing capabilities, and virtual keyboard. Despite this, I knew I must have one.