July 31, 2014

Dr. B’s recent blog posts

Dear Dad

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY...to all dad's! Whether you are a biological, adoptive, foster, step or a surrogate father, you are so important in the lives of your children and necessary for the good health of our society. "Dear Dad" was first published in the Washington Times online magazine: … [Read More...]

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Attitude and Effort

There are many factors that contribute to success, but so much of success is about attitude and effort. Coach Larry Hays, former Texas Tech University head baseball coach and the fourth winningest college baseball coach of all times, highlighted these two important factors for his team with the … [Read More...]

The KISS Principle

KISS             Kelly Johnson was the lead engineer at the “Lockheed Skunk Works” that created such notable spy planes as the U-2 and the SR-71. Reportedly, he gave his team the challenge to design an aircraft that could be repaired by average mechanics with only a handful of tools … [Read More...]

Thanksgiving Week: A Time for Gratitude

Thanksgiving week is a time for gratitude. That’s why it’s one of my favorite times of the year. Late fall brings a noticeable change in the weather and the anticipation of the religious and commercial holiday season. But “Thanksgiving Day” is a time for families, good food and bringing a … [Read More...]

Bullying: Contingent Self-Worth and Callous-Unemotional Traits

What does contingent self-worth (CS) and callous-unemotional (CU) traits have to do with each other and how are they related to bullying and parenting? Let’s explore these two concepts and their relationship. When individuals’ self-worth and esteem is primarily based on external factors and … [Read More...]

Honor to Our Veterans and Their Families

On this special day of remembrance, we once again pause to give thanks and honor to all veterans and their families. Your sacrifices are noted, even if not fully understood, and we are grateful. … [Read More...]

From the Philosopher Andy Rooney’s Lips to Our Ears

In many ways, Andy Rooney is a modern day philosopher for me. I don’t agree with anyone all of the time…not even myself. But, I do agree with each of the statements below, and the older I get the more I agree. Mr. Rooney has a special way with words―let his musings marinate this week. We need … [Read More...]

Contentious Times in a Bipolar World

Although we have always had disagreements with those around us, if we are to believe the “media” we live in contentious times in a bipolar world. I agree that many of us reflect this type of polemic existence, and yet, we say we long for peace. We experience this in our homes, in our societies … [Read More...]