- Tumbleweed, Washington,
- June 06
- Dr. Spud 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.com
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- Best Tip Ever: Ignore More
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- Ichiro! Thanks For Everything
July 24, 2012 04:18PM
- His Screams Made No Noise
February 09, 2012 04:49PM
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On this Memorial Day I thought I would give you the gift of listening to the voice of Eva Cassidy. It is appropriate because this woman died too young, at age 33, in November of 1996 of melanoma. In the eighties, she had a malignant mole removed from her back./… Read full post »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 dismissed… Read full post »
Come and people watch with me at a Manhattan crosswalk. The Crosswalk of Decisions.
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 »
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/…
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 »
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/…
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 »
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 the… Read 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 »
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 into… Read full post »
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 »
It 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."
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 »
Okay, now on with the show. This one is both moral, proper and one I will never regret. It is one of my very best.
Richie Rognstad was and is a dickhead. I know, not a very nice thing to say about someone, especially someone you have… Read full post »
Back up people. Don't you amateurs try to compete on this open call. I am a professional con-man of great note. Let the pro speak. In fact, just give me the entire cover for this one. This is like tipping Albert Pujols off to a coming change-up coming down the heart… Read full post »
One of the true masterpieces of poetry
put to music.
I have been making up these YouTube play-lists recently. I made one that runs for nearly three hours that has all my very favorite tunes. I have 34 of these play-lists. The latest additions are: Van Morrison, Cat… Read full post »