I am a married, retired, 70-year old, Caucasian male, born and raised in the US midwest, where I still make my home. I have spent my entire working career as a licensed social worker specializing in health and mental health care. I have practiced social work in the Army, in hospitals, in home health care and hospice agencies, and in private practice. I have worked in administrative, consulting, mentoring, teaching, and clinical positions. I served on several community boards through the years. I have two masters degrees, a few other credentials, and a bunch of letters after my name, none of which mean much of anything unless you are good at what you do. I think that I was, as I spent the last 16 years of my career operating my own successful counseling practice, helping individuals and their families deal with the changes that accompany aging. I have been blessed in that I was able to provide employment for several other social workers in all of the settings where I worked.
I was born into the Protestant church, and have been active in congregational activities and leadership positions all of my life. My views on religion are expressed in posts categorized under FAITH and RELIGION. My views on Christianity, as currently practiced in the United States, are discussed in the blog: Reflections on the American Christian Church.