- 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
MY RECENT POSTS
- Greetings from Tumbleweed
December 21, 2013 06:22PM
- Get Your Damn Ayn Rand
Worshiping Hands Off My
September 29, 2013 01:36PM
- Best Tip Ever: Ignore More
May 22, 2013 07:40PM
- Expand the Death Penalty
August 16, 2012 05:25PM
- Ichiro! Thanks For Everything
July 24, 2012 04:18PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “This is a difficult task
as it takes so much
March 29, 2014 10:18AM
- “Time keeps rolling on.
Does anyone know when this
is supposed to
December 22, 2013 11:38AM
- “What at thrill this
photo trip was! Wow, I am so
left me a note.
December 21, 2013 08:55PM
- “Thanks for the visit to
a fascinating spot. I enjoyed
video at the end.
December 21, 2013 08:47PM
- “This post is right on
the mark. People who are
October 03, 2013 04:48PM
Dr. Spudman44's Links
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Ken Griffey, Jr., who many agree saved baseball in Seattle in 1995 when things looked bleak for the city's baseball future, hung up his cleats yesterday for good. The future first ballot Hall-of-Fame player retired after 22 years in the g… Read full post »
Greetings! Once a month I have to take a trip up to Spokane and then over to Coeur d' alene, Idaho for a meeting with my clinical supervisor. Armed with my new camera, I hopped on the bus (didn't feel like driving) at 6:10 am and got to Spokane … Read full post »
I am at peace with the realization that I will indeed never find lasting inner peace.
Or so I say when I feel the need to be delusional and tell lies to myself to help me cope.
I have joked that when you get to my age your have no… Read full post »
We have all experienced some sort of pain. Have you ever thrown your back out to the point that every move you made caused excruciating pain? Have you ever broken off a tooth and the pain would not leave no matter what you tried? Have you ever broken an… Read full post »
While attending Western Washington University a million years ago it was required that we take and pass a class from a list of ethnic studies. I looked over the list and picked Latin American Studies. This single class changed my life and expanded my view of the world… Read full post »
Practicing his religion of hate in public.
Once again, the corporations are pulling the big con on the American people. The Tea Bagger Protestors are nothing new. They are just the most rabid of the right. The ignorant twenty percent of people who have al… Read full post »
The older I get the more I understand and love poets and poetry. I admire and love writers who use their words to inspire. Combine those two loves and you have Langston Hughes. I have memorized three of his poems. His words are always with me. Invite Langs… Read full post »
Caution: this post contains some graphic sexual content and could contain visual snapshots that could confuse children, make my women fans involuntarily gag and scare the neighborhood's dogs. Proceed with caution. This is plain nasty. Please don't tell Dad.*(I first posted this during misogyny/… Read full post »
Well, it is in the news all the time now. Racism and the fact that the Tea Party is around 4% of the population which, of course, means it is a national movement. What a joke. The Boston deal yesterday drew less than 3,000 people yet was all… Read full post »
Imagine flying in a little plane in Alaska and landing it on this water. It would take some skill and some daring. This is what Uncle Billy did. He was one of the first bush pilots in Alaska. This daredevil taught me an important lesson in life but it had… Read full post »
A Toast to the Boy I Never Held
Too many years to hold regret
About the son I never once met
Even though he's cold, long dead
Constant thoughts still echo in my head
Would he have looked somewhat like me
Taken many years to… Read full post »
Use Your Words
Heard on a pre-school playground at recess was this exchange.
Ronnie "Get off that swing. I want it now."
Leon: "It's my turn. I got here first."
Ronnie: "I said get off the fucking swing. I want it."
Leon: "You ha… Read full post »
I wish I had made that headline up. It is my favorite bumper sticker and nobody knows who first said it. Well, it goes like this. I am old and have been wondering more and more about what it is all about. I cannot believe that I am… Read full post »
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton congratulates President Barack Obama on the House vote to pass health care reform, prior to a meeting in the Situation Room of the White House, March 22, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
This one… Read full post »
Some short snippets from Campbell's Corner Tavern that I remembered while on my fishing trip.
Log jam on the Clearwater River heading for my hometown lumber mill
The best description of Campbell's Corner Mill Road Tavern I ever heard wa… Read full post »
I know mental illness when I see it. I have had people tell me about the Queen of England's flying midgets, the Japanese Jerry Springer and gotten complaints about one of my clients farting in Chinese. One of my clients was arrested for waving a flag on a crosswalk in a… Read full post »
I use my silly moniker because I think it is funny. I am not a Doctor and only added it to my title when someone called me OS's Dr. Phil which made me howl with delight. I received some sterling training at Western Washington University, Seattle Pacific… Read full post »
They tried to jab me but I slipped away
It is one year ago this week that I received the news that all my mental health clients were having their hours cut in half. I was devastated and livid and shared my story with you last… Read full post »
Way back, somewhere between becoming a short-term Buddhist, living on a hippie commune and worshiping the Carlos Castaneda books for their profoundness, (HA!) I discovered Ayn Rand. I read her first real popular book, Fountainhead, and became a fan. Her hero was Howard… Read full post »
In my mother's obituary I wrote this. "No bands will play, no flags will fly at half-mast, no speeches will be given today. Mom was one of the hidden heroes that make up the pulse of a community. The heartbeat of our little town skipped a few beats as… Read full post »
Well, I think you should take a seat for a moment, young man. I need to start out the reading of this letter by showing you two pictures.
Look at the Ferris wheel first. You need to memorize this. Your life is going to be a series of neverending ups… Read full post »
I am celebrating my 40th year of working with children, parents, and the mentally ill. I was reflecting on things I wanted to write and share before I pass on. Today, I want to focus on simple things anyone can do to get kids wanting to read… Read full post »
I occurs to me that this depression may end up not being all that terrible in the long-term. Could it be that tough times make people change in ways that they wouldn't when everything was bumping along just fine?
My parents both grew up in the 1930's depression. My mother… Read full post »