Dr. Spudman44

Dr. Spudman44
Tumbleweed, Washington,
June 06
Dr. Spudman's 44 Ripples of Hope Creations
BANNER BY RICTRESA I live on the border of Eastern Washington and Idaho. I have been a teacher, coach, and mental health worker. I make books for people and write some myself. I tutor a few people. Come visit me at my website. It has some cool stuff. Scroll down to links and click on www.drspud44.net


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AUGUST 14, 2014 11:42AM

Spud's Small Potatoes-Thursday Fun

Dr. Spud's Small Potatoes


I almost lost my head when I saw the blade of the guillotine.

There are about one billion bicycles in existence world-wide. For reference, there are “only” about 500 million automobiles in the world today.

The strike of the eagle talon is so… Read full post »

AUGUST 7, 2014 12:10PM

Finishing Strong

finish line



Finishing Strong

Okay, I've  lived my life and got many-too many-things wrong

But I am still standing somehow and humming my song

Out of tune as it may be; I no longer care if you laugh at me

Because I am going to sprint,… Read full post »

DECEMBER 22, 2013 11:36AM

Greetings from Tumbleweed


I hope there are still some people around this place who remember me.  Here are my holiday greetings from my writing spot and little hick town.  It snowed last evening and I got out my camera.  We have this one spot called Locomotive Park that has become a fabulous holida… Read full post »



I am 62 years old, which means I am right on the cusp of the age when they'll start pulling polyps out of my ass and fun stuff like that. The last health care insurance I had years ago, was some ripoff catastrophic only coverage with a $5,000 deductible/… Read full post »

MAY 22, 2013 8:00PM

Best Tip Ever: Ignore More


Want to be content most of the time? Want to enjoy this miracle of life more? I have the best tip ever to help achieve these two important goals. It is profound in its simplicity. Become an expert in ignoring is the tip. Let's explore.

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AUGUST 16, 2012 6:17PM

Expand the Death Penalty Immediately



Dust off those cobweds

I was once a wild-eyed opponent of capital punishment as a young, idealistic, hippie guy. But no more. It becomes more obvious each day that for the benefit of society as a whole, some people/… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
JULY 24, 2012 7:10PM

Ichiro! Thanks For Everything


  Ichiro! Thanks For Everything

I am a baseball nut and masochist. I have been a loyal fan of the miserable Seattle Mariner franchise since the first game in the god awful King Dome in 1977. I watch all the games, which is exactly/… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 9, 2012 5:37PM

His Screams Made No Noise

  scream two

Duke's front door blew open and banged into the bookshelf, sending his three prized Hemingway hard-backed novels cascading to the floor. This woke him up from his deep slumber but he ignored it at first and simply turned over while rolling up in the comforting quilt handcrafted years a… Read full post »


I live on the border of Idaho/Eastern Washington which is a great place to reside.  However, I have lived on the other side of Washington--the west side of the Cascade Mountains-for half of my adult life.  I collected a bunch of photos of the/… Read full post »
JANUARY 25, 2012 11:45AM

Gentle Mabel Took a Life


Chapter Five- Gentle Mabel Took a Life




It was almost dinner time this summer day. I was covered with dirt after spending the day with Terry, Brad, Steven, the Kluss boys and the Jensen brothers digging a fort in the gully./Read full post »

AUGUST 28, 2011 6:36PM

Turning Lead Into Gold


 The Philospher's Stone


It is puzzling that we struggle with this life

We worry about what others think about us

When they really don't reflect on us at all

We reach out our hand to others hoping


Often, our hands get slapped away or dismissedRead full post »

  Come and people watch with me at a Manhattan crosswalk.  The Crosswalk of Decisions.crosswalk

 Little Timmy held his father's hand at the crosswalk. “Dad where are all those people going?”the youngster asked, pointing at an assemblage of people clad in predominantly black/… Read full post »


 Robert Kennedy was murdered on my seventeenth birthday over forty-three years ago. With his death liberal issues and changes died too. Nixon, Reagan and Bush, Jr were elected and re-elected with the senior Bush serving one term. Thirty-one years of Republican presidents out of/… Read full post »

JULY 30, 2011 8:05PM

I'm a Metaphysical Bad-Ass!

pyrmoonsunladyrb  I'm a Metaphysical Bad-Ass!



Allow me to introduce my bad-ass self. Roberto Arturo Negro is my name. Metaphysics is my game. I refuse to conform, even to being a radical non-conformist. I am a non-conformist in the way I don't conform/…

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The Devil's in the Details


Why do you insist on trying to make heaven here on earth?”


This statement was earnestly spoken to me in a tone born of great frustration by a devout Christian believer one late summer eve. I am a simple common… Read full post »
MAY 12, 2011 6:15PM

Virgil Should Not Drink

Virgil should not drink.


Virgil is a kind and gentle soul. He was the President of Valley Bank for over a quarter of a century, an usher at the Episcopal Church nearly every Sunday, and headed the United Way drive three years in a row. He/…

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 One of my pals, Dr. Susanne Freeborn, had this shot of a wall in her home in one of her posts. I love looking at this. It is such a positive thing. It is a good lead-in to the biggest and best tool that we need to add to our… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 28, 2011 2:35PM

Shooting Stars of Memories



Hello, strangers. I have been practicing reliving the future.  I was mediating one early morning when some memories came blazing in  from my subconscious to my frontal lobe, exactly like shooting stars.  Come watch the show.  


I entered theRead full post »


It took four priests to hold down the wildly struggling, shrieking man on the large flat stone tablet. The high priest then took a razor-sharp piece of flint  and cut open the man's chest until he got to the still beating heart. He snatched/… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
JANUARY 9, 2011 3:36PM

A Schizophrenic Becomes Psychotic & The Nation Goes Nuts

 This entire post is an educated guess on my part.  I think I am right but I do not have the right to make a diagnosis without more information.  I am highly alert to symptoms of schizophrenia and somewhat skilled at recognizing them. 

A mentally ill young soul fell intoRead full post »

JANUARY 5, 2011 8:17PM

Jesus Is a Wise Guy


 My life is a series of jokes at times and I both blame and love Jesus or whomever or whatever for it all.  I have to tell you about a gift I received this holiday season that really illustrates my personal relationship with a Cosmic Jokester who relishes… Read full post »


 Seatttle Space Needle on a clear day with Mt. Rainier in the distance

"Son of a bitch!  Not that goddamn phone again!"  I shout aloud as I push the button on the cell phone. 

"Yeah, this is Blackie," I answer embarrassed by my aburptness and tone. 

"Ahh,… Read full post »

marriageIt  is not fair.  I need some help with my Marriage Problem. I am asking for your support here.  The problem?  I have been officially married three times and being an old baseball player that sounds a lot like three strikes and you're out.   I need the help of Ri… Read full post »

The OS Argument clinic is now open.  Argument Tuesdays is a new feature that I will be hosting. 

"No, you won't."

"Yes, I will."

"You'll never do it."

"Already am.  Look at this session."


Example of the new service in action with an old, much debated topic:Read full post »
DECEMBER 16, 2010 11:09AM

Death Shadows Me


Death shadows me in this life

Always the constant companion

First my blood mystery father

Who fell at my feet-gone


The dream shows a flipping knife

Going directly at my grandpa's neck

We get the word that he has collapsed… Read full post »