Composer And Author

He, his younger brother, and his sister were all campers during the 1960s. He found his talent at camp and entertained us all with music. How wonderful it was to have been witness to these wonderful, contributing kids and teenagers. The eldest remained in music and, to this day, continues to work professionally as a composer and orchestrator. Incidentally, he is also the builder and administrator of our blog.

I owe him beyond words for his work on the design, layout, and editing of my third book, Events Dictate, with our darling redhead professional editor. Together still, I look forward to more of their excellent work on my fourth book to be born in about 5 to 6 months.

The composer/editor has also authored other books, including a six-volume science fiction series and a set of paranormal mysteries. His talent does not ebb. As I see and know him, he continues to grow creatively.

As an editor, he reads me well and is free to make any changes he sees and feels need to be done. I am fine with anything he does. And you should know I offered to split any profits from the book sales with him, but when he discovered that Lenette and I wished to give the profits to deserving charities, he told me he wanted nothing. He says that what he did and continues to do is because he owes us. What a mensch!

Looking back, Lenette and I believe Purple Sage and Camp Shasta were accidents of their time and will never be duplicated. This is also true of other programs we built and ran. Today, the codes, the costs, the insurance, etc., make it impossible to return to those days when we oversaw what we did. Today those who police and regulate city and county standards would never allow it. How lucky we all were and how lucky we are.

We meet, things happen—Hopefully good things to us—How lucky we are.


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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