Growing up in Oregon I remember vast fields where we used to run free, play hide-and-seek, and just hang out until the sun went down. Today, most of the fields are gone, replaced by housing tracks and strip malls. The image today, taken on the way back from our Cabin just outside of the little town of Damascus, reminds of those early days. Interestingly, this is one of those photos I never intended on shooting. The scene just happened to be there, and I just happened to have my camera with me.
MY DAY JOB
I was asked recently about what I do for a living and my answer included talking about this site. But the intent of the question was more about how I earn my living, and that is something I have not discussed much on this site. Not that it’s a big secret or anything, so I thought I would say a bit more about it.
Much of my life work has revolved around the challenging problem of addiction. I have had a private practice, worked in a community-based treatment clinic, taught graduate-level addiction treatment classes, worked as a researcher for a pharmaceutical company, and ran my long-standing addiction blog: www.addictionmanagement.org. Sadly, it’s a profession where there is no shortage of work!
While it may seem that the two sites have nothing in common, the model I have evolved for helping people with addiction very much involves conscious attention to lifestyle, creativity, and spirituality – all themes on this site!
So now you know. I like to help people who struggle with addiction and I love to take pictures!