It’s true that there aren’t many texts out there detailing the practice and experience of radical (and, dare I say it, even anarchist) social work. In fact, though I’ve frequently seen it practiced and sometimes described in passing, I’ve only ever read one dedicated book on the subject; the self-published Anarchists in Social Work: Known to the Authorities by Martin S. Gilbert, Mark A. Newns, Peter Good, John Evans, and Doreen Frampton, which is fortunately freely available above. (more…)
An observant reader noted that the bed bug maps for the years 2009-2011 were corrupted. I’ve fixed this and they should download correctly now. I’ve also added a legend explaining what the colours specifically represent and that each area noted is taken from the first three figures of the Canada Postal Code of the reporting individual, which is how the data was given to me by Toronto Public Health. Folks might also be interested to know that I am currently in the process of updating the maps and should have something to report soon.
So as some know I co-facilitate a discussion group for Autistic and Trans folks at the Philadelphia Transgender Health Conference every year. For the past two years I’ve made fidget toys to hand out and this year I made fidget spinners out of bicycle parts. I made a YouTube video demonstrating how I made them, which I’m hoping will be helpful to others with similar plans. I’ve also uploaded it to the resources page. As always, I’d like to give Bike Pirates and Bike Sauce in Toronto, who provided the parts, a big hand.
Hi folks, so you may have noticed some major changes to my site. Hopefully it looks classier and is easier to read. More importantly, I hope that this format will enable people to find information more easily and encourage me to use this platform to share more often. In fact, it seems only appropriate that the creation of the new Neuro/Trans handout inspired this change. Going forward I hope to use this space to share my thoughts on science, philosophy, politics, and everything else. I’m happy to have ya’ll along for the ride.