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Senora Demasiado

by Robert Lanz LCSW   I quickly grew accustomed to biker junkies, crack heads, homeless speed freaks and alcoholics of all walks of life and the occasional novice pot smoker who got some super bud and had an anxiety attack … Continue reading

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Tin Man

by Robert Lanz LCSW     The Wizard of Oz was always one of my favorite movies when I was a kid. Maybe because all kids loved it. Maybe because Judy Garland built a castle with the proceeds of the … Continue reading

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Street Clinic

by Robert lanz LCSW         Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar-  Sigmund Freud   And sometimes a vacations is just a vacation unless you are a social worker far from home on the Indian sub-continent traveling … Continue reading

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Death On The Highway

It’s been over five years since I did my last shift in the ER so I’m fresh out of fresh ER stories. This, however, is sort of  an ER story from the eighties.  The patient needed a level one trauma … Continue reading

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Lucky For Me Edson Liked Chinese Food

by Robert Lanz LCSW   I realize that my last post was pretty intense and in retrospect I hope no one started reading my blog with that story, pretty brutal. In any case I wanted to lighten things up a … Continue reading

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Shift Change

by Robert Lanz LCSW       I thought the story about my bad experience in the pathology lab was the worst story I would ever tell. I should have known that even a good social worker is capable of … Continue reading

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Mr. Puffy

  by Robert Lanz LCSW   I live in a pretty cool neighborhood called Silver Lake and I worked about fifteen miles away in a hip LA suburb called Pasadena, famous for the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl on New … Continue reading

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