Gary Bloom

December 11, 2021

Jailhouse Rock, a Brief Intervention

Jailhouse Rock, a Brief Intervention Part 1 • Short-Term Change Strategy: You can't control any behavior but your own (For confidentiality, this is a combination of more than one incident. Details have been altered so that it does not describe a real person.) In a town in South Dakota, I was working in emergency services, which include...
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March 9, 2021

We Both Wrote Everything

How do you learn something new about your life mate* after being together for decades? Undertake a big project together, for example, write a book. In our case,How to Be a Care Consultant and Care Manager: Working With Elders and Their Families With Compassion and Respect. Most of our collaboration did not yield a whole lot of learning...
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March 9, 2021

Privacy on the Internet — an essential habit of democracy

There’s an old joke: “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not all after you.” In these times of widespread surveillance, you don’t have to be paranoid to believe they’re all after you. As usual, I do the research to satisfy my own needs and curiosity. I do the essays to pass that information on to family, friends, and who...
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