More on Memories

Since it appears my memory papers are interesting to my readers, I’ll continue with them. Often I’m unable to sleep because when my memories flood my consciousness, they are so clear that I learn some things that I was unaware of at the time. These recollections are so vivid that I am there for all intents and purposes.

Today, I’m only present. That is, I spend no time worrying about what was and will be. So, when these nocturnal memories occur, I succumb to them as I rest under the covers in our very comfortable bed. These memories take over entirely, and (I think) they appear clear and defined in ways that would have been impossible during the time the event occurred. I think I know why because in those moments, I simultaneously had my hands, feet, and head in so many things that clarity wasn’t possible.

Furthermore, memories of my family and certain others are etched in my bones. My eighteen years with family were a lifetime and did much to shape who I was and who I became. Yet, other events and key players also played an enormous role in my life.

The one year I spent with the three Japanese prisoners of war. The few hours with the captain of our company on Okinawa. The experience of sharing time and dialogue with my excellent Inner Circle and other staff members at my many programs. These and other events, when present as memories I have while trying to sleep, are as sharp as if they had happened only hours ago. Plainly, my mind and memories continue to work well. At my age, I am thankful for this opportunity to take advantage of this mental and emotional gift,

Haiku: Aging is a fact—-Do not run away from it—-Helpless, in any case.

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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