Senior Companionship is a Job and a Valuable Skill

When we learn someone is  a licensed direct care worker, it is often assumed that all of their clients are bed-bound, terminally ill, or otherwise 100% dependent on someone else helping them carry out  ADLs. For the most part, it is true that if a client is in need of long-term care or home health services, there are likely at least one or two daily … Continue reading Senior Companionship is a Job and a Valuable Skill

Shameless Plugging!!! (1st Edition)

I interrupt everyone’s regularly scheduled weekend plans to ask for your support for a dear, dear friend. Fellow UNC Asheville alumnus, Yaw, is set to attend the Queer Youth Leading in The South (QYLTS) Action Camp , and it looks like he needs our help. Yaw and I met when he was a freshman in college. He went from being a mentee, to being my best … Continue reading Shameless Plugging!!! (1st Edition)

So Here I Am, Spitting In A Tube For 5 Minutes..

For as long as I could remember, I’ve been interested in culture, heritage and the things that make us all unique. As an African-American, it’s disappointing to face the reality that knowledge of my African family history will never reach farther back than my great grandparents (for most of us, knowledge barely surpasses our grandparents). My resourcefulness and love of history led me to discover … Continue reading So Here I Am, Spitting In A Tube For 5 Minutes..

My Interests Include Musical Theatre, Vegan Cooking and Adult Coloring…

You’d think that headline would test better than it has on dating sites, but it seems that there’s still a number of folks needing to experience the joy of adult coloring. I recently Columbused* adult coloring a few months ago whilst searching for constructive activities for me and one of my patients (who was mentally ill) to do together. We started out with the your … Continue reading My Interests Include Musical Theatre, Vegan Cooking and Adult Coloring…

HIV And The Case For Men In The Closet

I’ve come across two major thought camps of homophobes, with one being, not surprisingly, anti-everything-that-isn’t-heterosexual-and-or-heteronormative. I wont’t waste time on a multidemensional explanation for such a shallow group of people. The second group, however, manages to be only slightly more interesting, in that they are homophobic at the core, but they’ve somehow designated themselves as diplomats. This group may consist of the people you will … Continue reading HIV And The Case For Men In The Closet

Happy New Year!…Oh, So You’re Joining A Gym?

I’m sure that for the last week, your Facebook and Twitter timelines were full of memes poking fun at people who notoriously make new year’s resolutions and almost never stick to them. The resolutions in question include joining a gym with the hope of getting in shape and maintaining an overall healthier lifestyle. It’s no secret that the beginning of a new year is when … Continue reading Happy New Year!…Oh, So You’re Joining A Gym?