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Why Are We Here?

Okay, not in the huge sense, or we'd be here all day ... What I'm wondering is, what are we getting from the site, these days?  Does it still provide what people need? I guess the answer would have to be different for the two major user groups we have, the SPS guys, and everyone else. The SPS forum continues to be active, particularly for a small number (fewer than a dozen, say) of regular contributors.  The opinions differ somewhat, as in any conversation, but the forum itself at

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Morning Limerick

There once was a poet named Gorinj Who was seeking a rhyme for "orange,"            He struggled all day            Then said, "What the hey," Gave up and became a grocer.

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Vocational Rehabilitation

"Vocation" originally meant the calling that priests were expected to feel when they chose to enter the priesthood.  It only later came to mean whatever career a person chose. I chose to make a right turn fairly late in my life, and go from a quarter century or so of computer programming to a new profession, psychological counseling.  The change required that I get at least a master's degree, which at my age is probably as far as I will go. What made me decide to make such a change?  W

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And Another One's Gone ...

I was surprised the last time I found I hadn't posted here in a year.  Now it has happened again. I think part of the reason I turned away from the site is that I turned away from myself, a little.  Not consciously, but perhaps I was trying to turn towards whatever the counseling profession was or is, or what I thought it was.  It's four years later, and I still haven't finished.  I put off the practicum last Fall, and though I took it this Spring, I received a "Does not meet expectations"

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Lockdown blog entries

Starting from Monday my form of exercise is walking in the morning prefer 6am for 30/20 mins  Then to Sainsbury's at 10am but today Thursday I be doing one form of exercise and that it will End of lockdown Quarantine day 4

Daveuk

Daveuk

Early entry

I.know I generally do.this on Friday but after tomorrow I might be in new place won't be able to do it    Monday - Out to Saintsburys  Tuesday - sign up 11:50am took things to new place at 3pm  Wednesday - staying in more packing  Thursday - probation 9:30am taken some bigger stuff to new place 2pm CR 7:30pm  Friday - might be moving in new place and getting paid  Hope to be pack soon

Daveuk

Daveuk

Sorry for late entry

All this week been packing   Monday - went out for a bit shopping and done some more packing up  Tuesday - Routestowork 9:30 packed more stuff up Wednesday - stayed in and packing  Thursday - 9;30am probation and 7:30 CR  Friday - routestowork 9:30am took some stuff to new place and back to packing

Daveuk

Daveuk

Maybe last blog for a while

Monday - Humankind at 9am Routestowork - 10am  Tuesday - sign on at 9:25am Wednesday - stayed in rest  Thursday - probation at 9:30am tried to find new place at 4:00 CR 7:00pm  Friday - Routestowork 9:30 New place viewing 10:00am back there at 4:00pm   

Daveuk

Daveuk

Coming to end of July

Monday - Went out to Sainburys for a bit of shopping Tuesday - meeting at Routestowork 11:30am  Wednesday - stayed in for a rest  Thursday - probation 9:30am life healing changes 7:30pm  Friday - staying In for rest 

Daveuk

Daveuk

Not so busy week

Monday 15th - Humankind 9am - sign onto compass shortly be moving Tuesday 16th - Routestowork 11am and signed on 4:15pm  Wednesday 17th - stayed in and rested Thursday 18th - Probation 9:30am Life healing choices 7:30pm  Friday 19th - Routestowork 10:30am and shopping, gas and electric

Daveuk

Daveuk

Very busy week

12th - Friday probation at 9:30am and Routetowork at 2:00pm  11th - Thursday life healing choices at 7:30Pm  10th - Wednesday humankind at 3:00Pm  9th - Tuesday went out for a bit of shopping  8th - Monday Shopping and tea at drop in centre 

Daveuk

Daveuk

July 1st - 5th

1st Monday - Went to probation to phone someone at humankind then 2pm at council housing options 2nd Tuesday - signed on at 9:10am  3rd Wednesday - stayed in and rested  4th Thursday - probation at 9:30an and Life changing choices 5th Friday - got paid put only electric on and went to Saintsburys 

Daveuk

Daveuk

Junes nearly over

24th Monday - went out for bit shopping 25th Tuesday - went out for a tea and more shopping  26th Wednesday - stayed in for a rest  27th Thursday - went out for bit more shopping and life healing choices at 7:30pm  28th Friday - 9:30am probation 

Daveuk

Daveuk

17th - 21st of June

Monday - stayed in for a rest  Tuesday - signed on at 11:30am  Wednesday - humankind at 4:00PM  Thursday - probation at 9:30am, met with PPU officer at 2:00pm Life healing choices at 7:30pm  Friday went to get paid and shopping and put gas and electric on. 

Daveuk

Daveuk

Monday - Friday

Monday - went out to Saintsburys  Tuesday - went out for a bit and shopping Wednesday - Routestowork home visit 3:00pm human kind 4:00pm  Thursday probation 9:30am CR 7:30pm  Friday stayed in for a rest   

Daveuk

Daveuk

June month

Monday stayed in and rested  Tuesday signed on at 9:35am  Wednesday routes to work at 1pm  Thursday 9:30am probation 7:30 life healing choices  Friday gas and electric, shopping 

Daveuk

Daveuk

Month ending week

Monday:  went out shopping.  Tuesday: maths assessment at 1pm  Wednesday: stayed in tidy up Thursday: cr at 7:30pm  Friday: probation at 9:30am 11am social services meeting with manager 12pm routes to work 

Daveuk

Daveuk

This week :)

Monday: meeting at routes to work at 11:00am Tuesday: signed on at 11:00am and English assessment at 11:30am  Wednesday: stayed in for rest  Thursday: probation at 9:30am and CR at 7pm Friday Humankind at 1pm also at first stop went shopping this morning

Daveuk

Daveuk

Full week

Monday - phoned routestowork for first meeting on Tuesday Tuesday - meeting at 3:30pm at routestowork for more support Wednesday - stayed in and tidied up Thursday - probation at 9:30am, humankind  1pm and CR at 7:30pm  Friday - staying in for a rest 

Daveuk

Daveuk

Friday to Monday

Today - Home visit from probation officer Thursday - Meeting with humankind charity 1pm and CR at 7:30 Wednesday - Stayed in did house cleaning Tuesday - signed on at 2:40  Monday - went out for a bit at Saintsburys   

Daveuk

Daveuk

April - may

Monday - was out to do a little shopping Tuesday - saw offenders foundation at 2pm housing association Wednesday - stayed in and had rest  Thursday - probation and CR day  Today - another housing association at 3pm human kind home visit 

Daveuk

Daveuk

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