I once thought that I wanted to get a Masters in Social Work so I applied to the program at the nearest university. During the interview the director of the program asked me to define social work. I floundered for a second because I had never taken a social work class before and although I thought I knew what social workers did (help people, right?) I didn’t know how to begin to define it. And so I said,
My favorite word in the English language is fireplace because the word tells you exactly what it is- the place where the fire is. Or should be. That’s also true about Social Work- the work being done in the different social spheres.
And when I think about writing I think I about story telling and story keeping and that I want this to be a kind of storyplace. You know, where the stories are. Or should be.