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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Hey, there! Hop in.  We are going on a little road trip today.  We're  heading down the Lewiston Hill, a 2000 foot drop the takes place in eight miles.  This is the back road to my work town.  I take it a couple of times a week.  It is also the… Read full post »

JANUARY 13, 2010 12:37PM

Huxley or Orwell? Who Was Right?

Neil Postman wrote many interesting things.  On the Huxley/Orwell comparison,  I have to say I believe Huxley was much more accurate in predicting how thing would turn out.  We are constantly distracting ourselves with meaningless nonsenseRead full post »
JANUARY 12, 2010 12:22PM

I Like Golf So Up Yours




 Orange Tree Phoenix.  One of the first really prime courses I ever played.

Yeah, I like golf. I like it a lot. You may have some negative thoughts about it.  Think it elitist or whatever.  Think it a game for old fat men and bitchy… Read full post »

JANUARY 11, 2010 2:47PM

Some Moments with Cat Stevens

There were many great artists in my youth in music.  Dylan, Donovan, Simon and Garfunkle are three that come to mind who were poets that put their poems into music.  But to me the best of these type poetry genius writers and musicians was Cat Stephens.  This first one is my… Read full post »

Well, I always hoped this day would never come. I have to show you something and hope you will someday find it in your heart to forgive me.


Scroll down slowly.




Just a bit more. I'm getting ready. 




Thanks for your patience. … Read full post »

JANUARY 10, 2010 12:58PM

Did You Know that God Hates Swedes?

How many times have you heard this said:  "Where are all the moderate Muslims ?  Why don't they condemn the extremists?"  Well, what about here in the good old U.S of A?  How come these radicals are allowed to dominate so much and have been able to gather so much power/… Read full post »


You of a certain age and time surely remember the threat of the PERMANENT RECORD.  We were constantly reminded that certain behaviors, both good and bad could end up on our PERMANENT RECORD.   Tell that to a first grader who had got distracted at recess,  pla/… Read full post »

JANUARY 8, 2010 12:31AM

A is for Annie-a Flash of Love




“Help, Eddie has collapsed and I can't get him up,” the panicked voice of my neighbor Annie wailed over the phone.


I hit the icy steps at full speed , did a fancy spin or two and made it over to the gate at Annie and… Read full post »



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The Doctor is In Children 


It appears that our community is starting to offer free services.  Many have been approached, it seems,  with help with their English skills.  Some of our  members  have taken the bold step of… Read full post »

JANUARY 6, 2010 1:34PM

Babies Are Cool From a Distance

A fast few minutes with babies. 


 "In the past quarter century, we exposed biases against other races and called it racism and we exposed biases against women and called it sexism. Biases against men we call humor."
—Warren Farrell ,Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say

  This year  I saw a woman in… Read full post »

College football is a great sport to watch.  But how can a team that goes 14-0 just get a pat on the head and not a chance at playing for a national  title? … Read full post »




  I am going downhill fast. I live alone now and am quickly turning into that funny old guy I used to point at  who trims his roses in Bermuda shorts, black  knee  high socks and a Hawaiian shirt. That will come soon. I already am… Read full post »

JANUARY 2, 2010 8:48PM

A Reformed Misogynist


 June Cleaver the ideal mother of the 1950's

I was a misogynist until a series of events transformed me. It took decades to fully scrape all the remnants out of the  sexist bucket. I was never an overt violator but my resentment toward women was undercover and… Read full post »




Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them,and pretty soon you have a dozen.
John Steinbeck


Welcome to the Tortilla Flats Wine Club.  If you are in a hurry then come back later when you have…

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Well, Verbal Remedy, with help and encouragement from many of you other  OS clowns,  got me kicked out of my home because of last night's party. "No good deed goes unpunished."  I had to learn that terrible lesson yet again.  I put all you piss ants on my cover and look… Read full post »

DECEMBER 31, 2009 2:54PM

The OS Cover Problem-I Fixed It Assholes


This is the Cover.  You can be on it.  Just add your name below in comments and I will put you on it at the end of the day.   I want you all to experience the cover. Now knock it off  and do something fun like read myRead full post »

DECEMBER 31, 2009 9:41AM

I 'm Just Joking Around Now

Let's have some amusement.  How about one of my favorite jokes?  Here we go.

 I remember when I heard this story about one of the nuns who taught me in my one year at the Catholic school. She had went to the doctor for a simple physical. They did some… Read full post »

DECEMBER 30, 2009 2:20PM

Why Did it Turn Out This Way?





 He knows the answer to the nagging question

always reproducing  itself day after day

interrupting sleep night after night it repeats

Wanting, no daring, him for some answer


State your case you miserable wreck

You can't continue the obvious fake when… Read full post »

DECEMBER 29, 2009 6:41PM

Johnny Showed Me His Shit Collection

Johnny lives in a remote part of this remote  Northern Idaho area.  His house is like a fairy tale hovel.  I always need my Vick's Vapor Rub before I venture into his world.  I smear a glob on my nose to block out the overwhelming smell of puppy shit, bags of… Read full post »

DECEMBER 28, 2009 8:44PM

Gaze Upon the Ripples I Helped Create


Gaze upon the ripple I helped create

At a resting pool in the small creek

I stroked the lonely sleeping pebble

Before tossing it in the morning air



The pool woke up and took the hit

Sending out precisely  designed lines

That moved as one… Read full post »

DECEMBER 27, 2009 9:45PM

The Horror of the OS Experience



I hate to disappoint you but I am a lover not a fighter. Okay, I have said some rotten things to a few people but mostly the nuts from the Right who have to ruin our fun here. I mostly write stupid meaningless things so why… Read full post »

Getting you to come to church with me today is a dirty trick.  No, No, don't storm off!  There is a nationally recognized man of God speaking today as our guest pastor.  Millions will listen to him today on television and radio, but  we will hear him live.  Here he comes,… Read full post »

DECEMBER 25, 2009 6:59PM

Hey, 2009, Kiss my Aching Ass-

Just a few more days 


2009 Twist in the Wind  and Die Slowly


Father Time, I can not be kind here. What excuses do you have, before I take you in a headlock and punch you in the face

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DECEMBER 24, 2009 5:58AM

Christmas Today at the Group Home

  group home

“Warm piss down leg, that's your new Indian name,” were the first words I heard as I entered my home away from home, the county's one and only group home for the mentally ill this morning, the day before  Christmas Eve. 


“Well, Merry Christmas, to… Read full post »