There probably won’t be many post this week as I am attending CIT training (how to deal with Mental Health Consumers) all week and won’t have any weekdays off (I usually write and post at night and on my days off).
Friday I’ll be a CIT dispatcher (instead of just a consumer myself). The speakers have been very interesting so far (only one day in) and I am looking forward to the rest of the training. I’ve always been an advocate of treating all citizens very well but soon I’ll have more tools in my dispatch knapsack for dealing with sufferers of addiction, mental illness, and both.
I’m also working on a big post involving why I haven’t posted much about my mother. It’s not that we don’t get along (we do) or that I don’t admire and respect her (I very much do) but the forthcoming post will explain why there are many more “dad” stories to tell than “mom” stories.
Also I’m working on the Jugglers story so I can introduce y’all to my youngest brother, Drew. Here’s a teaser picture of me juggling knives.
I will be checking email and the blogs of others, so keep those cards, letters, comments, and hate-mail coming. Specific threats are especially appreciated!