Doctor T.

Many years ago I worked in a state hospital for severely physically handicapped and profoundly retarded children and adults. This was back in the day when we “put folks away” because they were “never going to be normal anyway”. Clear back in ancient history…the early 1970s.

But my story is about a fellow employee, not a patient. Continue reading


That mother

I hadn’t lived in our coastal town for long when I met a member of my profession. She convinced me that there was such a need for our services that I really should let the local agency know I was available to work part time, then warned me that if I did contract with them, I should avoid one client if at all possible. Continue reading