Posted June 21st, 2016 by & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, People of SWC, Consciousness & Mindfulness, SWC Blog.
Larry Harkcom - Library Assistant at Quimby Memorial Library at Southwestern College
I grew up in rural Pennsylvania, in a place called Pond Bank. To present, I don’t really know what Pond Bank was/is; a community? A hamlet? Shire? It’s only description online comes from the site hometownlocator.com, which unhelpfully refers to it as a…
Posted June 14th, 2016 by & filed under SWC Blog, Reflections from the President.
In the Aftermath of Yesterday’s Massacre
We heard the news about the June 12 massacre on Sunday evening. A man declaring himself an Islamic fundamentalist entered a gay bar in Orlando, Florida and began shooting. He killed 50 people and harmed 54 more. It is the most destructive mass shooting in U.S. history.
Posted June 14th, 2016 by & filed under Creative Writing from Southwestern College, Student & Alumni Stories, Consciousness & Mindfulness, SWC Blog.
Writing has quite simply saved my life. When I was 16, I was on the verge of ending my life when I received a letter informing me that my first short story and illustration had been accepted for publication. When I was 39, and had just suffered through the death of my life partner, writing…
Posted June 4th, 2016 by & filed under Job Advice & Tips, Valuable Posts on working in the Mental Health Profession, Professional Training Certificates & NEI, SWC Blog.
A Letter to Anybody even REMOTELY Thinking of Working in Addictions/Substance Abuse
Dear Friends, Colleagues, Prospective Students, Current Students, & Alumni,
Credentials, licenses, and professional certificates can help us get jobs, and help us get clients and referral streams in private practice.
This letter is for ANYBODY who thinks they MIGHT even POSSIBLY be interested…
Posted June 2nd, 2016 by & filed under Consciousness & Mindfulness, SWC Blog.
What the Writing Group has Meant to Me – Jaylek Ahn
While difficult to put into just a few words, I am so grateful for the depth of emotion, opening, closing, re-opening, awe and reverence that I’ve experienced in the presence of fellow writers that have come to mean so much to me, as has…