Tag Archives: social work

Surprising creatures in daily life

Part 1: a sort of poem. I went to a meeting for work this week – a regional gathering of people working in the hoarding and squalor space. There were a lot of people there, and lots of energy to … Continue reading

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Dancing towards a better world

It was the 30th anniversary dinner for the Graham Smith Peace Trust last night. Guest speaker was Garry Stewart, artistic director for 20 years now of the Australian Dance Theatre. I love ADT and going to dance performances generally, so … Continue reading

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Lucky

It’s my birthday week this week and I have had a very happy time celebrating my incredible good fortune to be here at all and to have had the lucky, mostly happy life that I have had. So much of … Continue reading

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D.

This post was written in draft some time ago. It references an event at Sophia that I wrote about here, and is really a little tribute to someone I worked with who has now died. I tussle with writing about … Continue reading

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Moonlight between the roof planks

On Friday at work I got an email from the fabulous Peter Willis, who has appeared in these posts before and is a valued friend and supporter of me and this blog. He sent a link to a post on Brainpickings … Continue reading

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Celebrations (Part 1 – The Graduate)

It’s been a good week for celebrations. On Thursday my dear friend Arefa graduated from her social work course, and I went along as part of the team. It’s been a long time coming – 8 years – and heaps … Continue reading

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Kulila

I went to the Art Gallery last night and saw the exhibition of Aboriginal art that is part of the Tarnanthi Festival. It was all really beautiful and thought provoking, and I could have spent hours more time there (but … Continue reading

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Seeds of Affinity

I went to a forum this week about social work and community development, and heard about a fantastic initiative taking place here in Adelaide – a support system for women leaving prison. This is a group of people whose lives … Continue reading

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On This Day

Thirty years ago today was my first day as a social worker working in health (I’ve had it on my mind obviously as I wrote about it last year too! Hopefully this will be enough now!) I was employed by Noarlunga … Continue reading

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29 years and counting

This week was the anniversary of my first day working in Health in the south of Adelaide. I was employed as a social worker at the yet to be set up Aberfoyle Park Community Health Centre, and worked for Noarlunga … Continue reading

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