Sunday, June 26, 2016

What is it Really Like to be a Social Worker?

After 20 years as a social worker, Jessica Ritter ran Pacific University’s social work program and is the senior author of the book 101 Social Work Careers, now in its 2nd edition. I had a conversation with her today on my NPR-San Francisco radio program. I offer a distillation as my article today.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Choose a Career Already!

Dan Moyle, CC 2.0 

In my article today, I offer a fast yet effective way to choose a career.

The Multi-Ring Circus Career

More and more people will be having a multi-ring-circus career and will be happier for it. I describe it and make the case for it in my article today.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

A Waiter Wants to Change Careers

Despite a learning disability, a client of mine got a bachelor's degree in sociology  from a prestigious public university.

That was 15 years ago. Since then, he's been a waiter and desperately wants a new career. In my article today, I describe our first session.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

We're All Automatic LIars

I saw comedian Tom Devenport at the Napa Valley’s Lucky Penny Community Arts Center. He closed with a bit that cut close to many of our bones. We lie and get lied to so often—especially in an election year--that we don’t even register common lies as lies.

Sure, a white lie for politeness isn't a mortal sin but when fibs fall so trippingly from our tongues that we don’t even recognize them as fibs, it suggests that maybe we could all use a little consciousness raising. In my article today, I list about 30 of our automatic lies.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Case for Men Marrying an Older Woman

Many men are attracted to younger women. Mainly it's a visceral, physical thing although some men may value a younger woman because she is more likely to look up to him if only because he may have advanced more in his career.

But there are reasons men should consider older women as a potential marriage partner. I describe them in my article today.

Monday, June 20, 2016


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