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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JUNE 8, 2010 2:50PM

I Make the Call-Instant Replay is Out in Baseball


 Where do I go? The dummies of the world have ruined many of the sports I used to love to watch. The United States lost a few times in basketball in the Olympics. That was such a tragedy that the dummies had to get together/… Read full post »

Teacher Tales

 I posted this in January of 2009.  Almost all who read it are gone or don't visit me anymore. 

In my meager attempts at stomping out ignorance over the years,  I have seen some memorable things.  Here are some of them from my teacher and coachingRead full post »

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JUNE 3, 2010 10:58AM

Ken Griffey, Jr. Who Saved Baseball in Seattle-Done


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 »

  davenport outside

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 »

MAY 27, 2010 12:57PM

Someone to Watch Over Me

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 anRead full post »

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MAY 14, 2010 11:07AM

Ethnic Studies Changed My World View-I Love Latinos


 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 worldRead 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 LangsRead full post »

APRIL 17, 2010 10:18AM

My Housekeeper Seduced Me !

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 »

APRIL 15, 2010 3:20PM

Slavery Was Really Just Dandy



 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 »

Bush  pilot

 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 hadRead full post »

APRIL 10, 2010 10:13AM

The Boy I Never Had (101 word deal)


 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 toRead 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 »


 Maid Of The Mist

                Exclusive interview with Scarlett Sumac                        &nb

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 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)



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MARCH 27, 2010 10:39AM

Conversations at Campbell's Corner

 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 »

True story from nearby Spokane.  
I love this young woman. This cracks me up.   
And  my favorite scene from my favorite movie, Smoke Signals,  which was filmed on my old work route on a road I… Read full post »
MARCH 10, 2010 6:37PM

How I Survived Losing Half My Salary


 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 lastRead 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 HowardRead 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 asRead 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 »