Samples of My Work


This page provides a list of links to some of my written works, drawn from my full set of blogs. The list includes the links that I am especially likely to share with others, and some of my most-read blog posts. (In the case of the computer blogs, I have selected just a few representative posts; there are quite a few that have had numerous readers.)

I doubt anyone will love everything that I’ve written. Dissenters and supporters alike are encouraged to present relevant thoughts at the bottom of any post, in any of my blogs.

Some Blog Posts

Eliminate “Free Speech”

How Often Should a Person Take a Shower?

Why Higher Education Might Discourage a Sense of Humor

Things to Do Before Killing Yourself

Abuses and Mysteries at ASWB

Understanding the Complete Blood Count (CBC)

Using a Car Battery to Recharge a Laptop

The Accusation of Anti-Semitism

Real and Faux Diversity-Mindedness

Poem: Flyover

Advice to Obama: Heads Must Roll (2009)

The Luxury of Having a Parent

Why I am an Agnostic Polytheistic Fundamentalist

Iraq: What Happens When They Neglect the Peace Corps (2008)

Treadmill Desks, Exercise Ball Seats, and Other Ways to Avoid Dying from Sitting

The Loss and Gain of Skills in Long-Term Unemployment

If I Were Vladimir Putin (2008)

The Tax We Needed (2008)

Needed: Jokebot

Running and Blood Donation

Poem: Petroleum

Proposed: Jesse Ventura as Interim President of Libya

Advice to Obama: Endorse a Constitutional Convention

Proposed: Stop Emphasizing Math and Science Scores

A Visit to the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) of Arkansas

Violently Raping Your Friend Just for Laughs

A Few Reflections on “10 Things I Hate About Asians”

2120 Hindsight: The Barren Years

Advice to China: Experiment with Qualified Voting

Best Videos Ever

How to Prepare for the LCSW Exam

“Never Forget” the Holocaust – But That’s Not How It Works

Installing Windows 7 on an Acer Aspire V3-772G-9829 Laptop


My YouTube Playlists

What Is a Disability Awareness Workshop? (2010)

Chunyun Discovers Ice Fishing (2007)

Washing the Toyota at Wade’s (1990)

My Video Application for “Survivor” TV Show (1999)

A Year of Sleeping Outdoors (2004-2005)

A Bit About Laura Woodcock (2009)

Biking in Rural Indiana (2011)

Book-Length Works

Take the Bar and Beat Me: An irreverent look at law school and career choices for prelaws, law students, advanced paralegals — and the people who once loved them (Career Press, 1991). Reviews.

Bureaucrat: Service with a Smile (1998).

The People’s Republic: Plato’s Classic Republic, Edited and Restated in Plain English (1998).

Inside the Mind of a Judge: An Interpretation of Posner’s Problems of Jurisprudence (2000).

A Year in a School of Social Work (2010).

A Camping Trip (2013).

Articles & Other Manuscripts for Publication

Abuses and Mysteries at the Association of Social Work Boards (Research on Social Work Practice, 2015) (invited by the journal’s editor).

Burden of Proof, Undue Hardship, and Other Arguments for the Student Debtor under 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(8)(B) (Journal of College and University Law, 1998, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 377-464).

City Slickers: Let the Cattle Speak for Themselves (Australian Journal of Outdoor Education, 2006, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 3-10).

Preamble, Purpose, and Ethical Principles Sections of the NASW Code of Ethics: A Preliminary Analysis (Families in Society, 2008, vol. 89, no. 4, pp. 578-586) (DOI) (FIS abstract page) (Google search) (condensed version).

The Definition, Mission, and Purpose of Social Work (2011).

Prospects for Clinical Social Work Education (2010).

Ethical Standards in the NASW Code of Ethics: The Explicit Legal Model, and Beyond (Families in Society, 2011, vol. 92, no. 1, pp. 21-27) (DOI) (FIS abstract page) (Google search) (condensed version).

Disqualification: Qualifying-Phase Attrition within a Social Work PhD Program (2011).

Knowing Where You Stand: Neoliberal and Other Foundations for Social Work (Journal of Comparative Social Welfare, 2012, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 1-15) (DOI) (journal abstract page) (Google search).


Letters to the Editor of The American Conservative

A Million-Day Calendar (PDF) with Day-by-Day Julian-Gregorian-ISO Comparisons and Century Bookmarks



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3 responses to “Samples of My Work

  1. Corinne Corley


  2. GRA

    Hi, Ray.

    Amazing site and interesting as well.

    Concerning your pursuit for a doctorate to become a university professor, have you thought of applying to any sociology progams? It’s a field wide enough to specialize in various interests like social work and higher education. Sociology overlaps many other social sciences due to its history.

    Though, fair warning, like most social sciences it’s run a fairly liberal. Open-mindedness is talked about rarely practiced when opposing views are voiced. Consider sociology the more intellectual sibling of social work, regardless.


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