About My Project

Since Lenette entered my life, I’ve written many Poems on a variety of subjects over the last 70-plus years. I am not going to stop now. So, let me share what I have in mind. 

I will write poetry about the more meaningful phases of my life. Examples abound: Purple Sage, Camp Shasta, The Children’s Campus, Children Villages, The Youth Hotel, Lake Tahoe Tennis Club, and various research projects and papers on historic and innovative programs for youth.

This represents 27 years of work followed by 40 years as a teacher, student, and workshop leader. I know there are many stories I’ve already told, but I have a few more still to tell.  Using a poetic format, I look forward to the effort.

As of now, I envision the entire poetry book broken into sections: Lenette, work, and theory sections. As for the Lenette section, I may have written as many as a few hundred poems. So, I plan to ask the people who, for the last two years, helped her live and die to pick a poem from the past they would like to see in the book.

This process may take some time as there are many to read, but this is one way to honor my loving friends who have earned this. Without them, we were helpless. 

So, here I am, planning a creative project that may take a year or maybe more. Regardless, I operate day to day, and what will come will come.

The future offers me a platform where I will continue to be creative, loving to my friends, and always grateful to my Lenette. And when the present ends? So be it!


I write about people and how they live their lives.

I will write about how we make things better and how we thrive.

I will write about how to be your own voice.

I will write about how to make your own choice.

To be yourself in whatever you do.

To be yourself and always true.

The book will show each of us how to be our own person.

To be confident in what we do and to be certain.

Author: Sy Ogulnick

Sy Ogulnick received a BA from UCLA, Teacher’s Credential from Los Angeles Board of Education and completed phase I (Master’s portion) in a Doctor of Behavioral Science program at California Coast University. Sy leased and operated a summer day camp in LA. He and his wife then purchased virgin wilderness land in Northern CA, where they built and operated a coed summer camp. They moved to Las Vegas, NV, and purchased, built and operated a community children’s program for families staying in a major resort casino in Las Vegas. They have created programs for children nationwide that employed many people and in the process developed successful training programs for personnel. This led Sy to lecture on how to train staff and the creating of community within the workplace. Sy was then invited to speak at professional conferences on how best to hire and train employees, which led to his becoming a consultant in the art of improving relationships in a work environment and eventually to his epiphany that “Leaders are the primary problem and the answer to the personnel issues that arise in the workplace.” Sy has written numerous papers on the subject of interpersonal relationships, leadership and power. He has lectured throughout the United States, has been interviewed by the media and has appeared on many radio and TV talk shows

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