Laguna Honda Hospital Resident

Laguna Honda Hospital Resident

Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Vivian J Lamb Lecture Series: Dr. Victoria Sweet

---Laguna Honda Hospital - ''was the pet of San Francisco''
Dr. Victoria Sweet lecture at Villanova University. She repeats some material, but goes a bit deeper at times. She mentions that we need to take back healthcare in someway. I, personally, see things in a way that should include the recipient as a viable the mix. A set of questions should be devised that his (the patient's) answers reveal his (the patient) true feeling(s) on the subject. I came upon the scene in 2002 when LHH was in the firm grasp of a DPH machine that had most of the movement of the nursing + administation office done. The rays of sunshine that I felt with Lumetra,  David Farrell and the EDEN ALTERNATIVE...were easily trampled by the running of the hospital as a business where we found that resident-centered care was easily trumped by budget-centered care.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


---The video will speak for itself. I think the message is extremely important. It, personally, gives me much hope in the future...and gives me much hope and understanding in the tweaking of the Computer Club.

Grandmother Method
---The Grandmother Method was very important in my own development in life. And...I see what its absence can do. If the encouragement is NOT can easily result in very listless human beings held in check by each others' idle gossip. Folks become very concerned with appearance and let life pass them by.
---The ''Grandmother Method'' (GM) is like your personal cheering section that appropriately responds to what you do... encouraging you to take that next step. It has the knack saying the right thing when it is fitting. It, also, spurs the Life-Force be very vital in your life. It has a way of being extremely unconditional.

---Though unflatteringly named...The GM is the method Bobby D., used when he ''semi-unwittingly (maybe)'' was my cheering section. He got me to live life instead of allowing life to pass me by. We formed the Bobby Darling Show and now had direction where there was none. (That 'tweak' would probably come from somewhere, but Bobby was a catalyst for me.)
---Enough about my details. Kudos to what I see as an important TEDtalk. A GREAT VIDEO.

Official Bobby Darling Website

Paul H. Bobby D., blog



Saturday, November 9, 2013


This Video is A MUST SEE

---Here is a state that isn’t spoken of very often…but, has a very attracting quality to young and old, alike. It is the state of amazement that is attained when one is shown something he didn’t know existed or was even possible. But, it is curiousity or FEAR that usually debunks and demystifies it. It is usually ‘’FEAR’’ that is the underlying emotion. Some of us aren’t too cool about NOT ‘’getting’’ it.

 ---I’m speaking of the state of mind that one experiences when shown something NEW he is NOT aware of - but strongly responds to. It’s when the impossible is made possible. In a magic trick it happens often. It usually asks the question ‘’how did he do that?’’ or ‘’how was that done?’’

 ---Similar states of mind occur when one is told a joke where the train of thought suddenly veers somewhere unexpected. One is pleasantly sidetracked from his own logic and taken elsewhere. It can happen easily...but suddenly.  The response is for all intents and purposes - AUTOMATIC. It can be amazement at a piece of magic. The uncontrolled laughter at a joke. The appreciation of an insight or the ‘’insight’’ itself. A Zen Koan is geared to bring an individual to precisely the same place. Everything can stop for a moment. It can become the space between the breath - the VOID.

 ---''Wonderment - CAN BE - Wonderful.''