I am individually and collectively unique co-constructed meaning in the ongoing here and now as a creative process. A homeless child, forced int the juvenile justice system, foster care, and work. I started school at age 12, earned a bachelors, 2 masters, and a PhD. worked as a human service professional for 30 years and then joined academia and am now a department chair of social work at Western Illinois University. Married, 7 kids and 13 grand kids. Still looking for a way to change society.
I have been most influenced by the writings of C. S. Lewis, Bonhoffer, Allen Watts, J. Campbell, Mead, D. Jackson, Watzlawick, M. Fox, Sartre, Orwell Pearls, M. Erickson, Maslow, C. Rogers, R. May, and many books, of which I don't recall the author's name. Most books that have influenced me are books that are conceptual, creative, out of or nearly out of the societal box or paradigm. I like the ones that think and allow me to think as well. I have also been influenced by many in the spirit world, who have guided, taught and protected me throughout this life journey.
I am working on a memoir, a non-fiction text on "Relationship Based Theory and Practice," and playing with the idea of a Sy-Fy with focus on "The Paradigm Shift." I am also looking to publish an relationship Orientation Inventory and related material.
Could use one or two.
I'll let you know when I get one.
Wood carving, painting, writing, travel, people, thinking, dreaming
Societal change a paradigm shift. The Paulo Friere Institute, Pine Ridge Reservation, and WindRiver Reservation.
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