I had a phone call yesterday from a young mother whom I know fairly well expressing concern about her 5th grade son. I also know the son and have had occasions to relate to him, to observe him in different situations so I am not without some hard data. Fifth grade boys are an anomaly
Karl Menninger, the founder and director of the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas, for many years, used to ask patients upon their discharge from the clinic, “How’s your spirit?” The reason Dr. Menninger asked about the patient’s spirit was Menninger’s understanding of the psyche. The psychiatric definition of psyche is “ the mind functioning as
The oldest tennis tournament in the world has a storied history and you can read about it if that’s your interest. It started in 1877 as a kind of garden party event and has grown into one of the four Grand Slam tournaments, the others being the French, Australian and US Open tournaments. All are
GUEST AUTHOR: Dr. John A Blaschke – 96 year old, semi-retired physician “WWII Naval Aviator where I learned discipline of self and the discipline of a greater cause. Graduate of Univ. Oklahoma College of Medicine 1950 made possible by GI Bill. No nation ever rewarded its military veterans as the USA did after the war.
Most people cannot project with much clarity or certainty what their future is going to be like without work, without a job, although many dream of that day. The big exception is people who through no fault of theirs, lose their job. Some make it, some don’t, but that is not what this is about.
Who knew that Tuesday, April 4, is National Healthy Schools Day? I heard it on CBS Sunday morning news on April 2 and rather soon thereafter sat down to offer up these thoughts. Since I spent the majority of my career working with schools, especially quite a few of the 130,000 K-12 schools in the
My background includes a type of psychotherapy that resulted in a practice of educating, counseling, mentoring and consulting over some 43 years. Thus my work was based on client-centered change that I began in the early seventies, much of it based on Rogers, Maslow and Perls. One thing that I learned was that regardless of
This started by my wondering how INTEL got its name thinking it might have had something to do with intelligence, you know, computers as smart machines. Only partly right. Intel Corporation was founded on July 18, 1968 by semiconductor pioneers Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, and widely associated with the executive leadership and vision of
A friend stopped by one morning recently and said her “word for the year” is “curiosity.” That is a terrific word and I told her that curiosity is the foundation for learning so this will be a year of learning as she explores what she is curious about. I wondered if many things that I