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DIARY: October 28, 2004 11:51 AM Thursday;
Ross notifies Hutch about analysis on medical career.
2...Father Figure Significant Role Teenage Years
3...Insight Wisdom Unique Source Ross Commends Rod to Son Hutch
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Learning SDS Retool Skills Benefits Exceed Information Technology Ea
Ross Notifies Hutch about Analysis of Choosing Education to Prepare
Medical Career Education Choices Evaluate Desirability Demographics
0705 - ..
0706 - Summary/Objective
070701 - Follow up ref SDS 8 0000, ref SDS 7 0000.
070703 - Received ref DRT 1 0001 a copy of a letter from Ross to Hutch, which
070704 - transmits the letter to Ross yesterday, ref DIP 2 0001, that related
070705 - analysis of choosing a career in health care.
070707 - ..
070708 - Ross's letter to Hutch says...
070710 - 1. You may remember meeting Rod when we lived in Concord. He came
070711 - with us to several of your Pop Warner football games and was
070712 - there when Stu fell on the bleachers and gashed open his
070713 - forehead and needed stitches. Rod was also with Tavo and me
070714 - when we hiked to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite. ref DRT 1
070715 - 0001
070717 - ..
070718 - Ross' point about remembering offers useful perspective for Hutch as a
070719 - student in college whose "job" is to learn. Accurate memory is an
070720 - important part of "reasoning" that people use to learn, which is
070721 - driven primarily by understanding chronology, reported on 900319.
070722 - ref SDS 1 1323 This makes technology very useful for remembering
070723 - chronology that makes reasoning effective, as discussed in POIMS
070724 - explaining "precision access." ref OF 6 KH8J
070726 - ..
070727 - [On 050526 suggested that at a convenient time Ross discuss
070728 - "remembering" with Hutch. ref SDS 12 I54K
070730 - ..
070731 - Another dimension of remembering is the use of reminders and prompts,
070732 - explained in NWO. ref OF 12 RP5J In this case, Ross mentions the trip
070733 - to Yosemite which provides a prompt for applying the method of
070734 - "remembering" in POIMS that applies situational awareness.
070736 - ..
070737 - Using this prompt, also, called "keywords," "subjects," "categories,"
070738 - "topics," etc., yields a record of a trip to Yosemite on 940916, when
070739 - we climbed Half Dome. ref SDS 2 0001
070741 - ..
070742 - The record on 940916 has a touching account of Ross helping his dad,
070743 - who had suffered a stroke. It, also, shows Ross has insightful
070744 - perspective on marketing that usefulness is not a factor in computer
070745 - sales, ref SDS 2 8209, supported years later by a report that
070746 - manufacturers strive to improve computers for playing games.
070747 - ref SDS 5 4486
070749 - ..
070750 - The record the next day explains the rigor of climbing the trail to
070751 - Half Dome. ref SDS 3 0001 However, there is no indication that Tavo
070752 - was part of this trip, suggesting there must have another trip when
070753 - Tavo was with us.
070755 - ..
070756 - Eureka!!
070758 - ..
070759 - There is a link in the record on 940917 to a record the following year
070760 - on 950916. Clicking on that link shows Tavo came along on that
070761 - occassion. ref SDS 4 0001 This reflects how the mind clicks on links
070762 - to discover chronology, though often incorrectly; and, that technology
070763 - strengthens accuracy to remember chronology for reasoning and
070764 - learning.
070766 - ..
070767 - Ross continues...
070769 - 2. That was the time that Tavo laid down on the trail and was
070770 - certain he was going to die from exhaustion so I had to leave
070771 - him and make the final climb to the peak solo. Rod stayed
070772 - farther back down the trail to make sure we would be rescued if
070773 - we didn't make it back down. ref DRT 1 LS6F
070775 - ..
070776 - Review of the record on 950916 indicates that Tavo made a gallant
070777 - effort, and came close to reaching the peak at Half Dome. Ross's
070778 - memory today of my efforts 10 years ago can be described as
070779 - constructive and charitable, since on that occassion I was a total
070780 - wimp out (got a blister and turned back). ref SDS 4 NM76
070782 - ..
070783 - Ross continues...
070785 - 3. As you can see from the note, Rod is currently investing a
070786 - great deal of time and emotion providing support to the woman
070787 - he loves who is battling cancer. Her name is Millie and you
070788 - may also remember meeting her. She is a wonderful woman and is
070789 - a great compliment to Rod's life. ref DRT 1 JS6K
070791 - ..
070792 - Ross refers to the letter yesterday explaining Mil's progress
070793 - recovering from cancer, including misdiagnosis of IBC. ref SDS 8 6V5U
070795 - ..
070796 - A good perspective on Millie, is our earlier trip to Yosemite, when
070797 - the three of us hiked up Yosemite Falls. This was in the 80s before
070798 - Hutch was born, and before SDS was on the scene, so we have to go by
070799 - memory. On that occassion, Ross and I had run ahead demonstrating we
070800 - were in shape from running the hills in San Francisco, e.g., Hays
070801 - street was a real killer. In any case, we stopped to rest and admire
070802 - the spectacular views on the Yosemite trail. A few minutes later,
070803 - Millie came hiking up the trail with a full backpack. She walked past
070804 - us continuing up the trail, smiling and saying...
070806 - Coming boys???
070808 - ..
070809 - She was never fast, but always steady, as seen from playing tennis --
070810 - Millie is not spectacular but consistant and usually a winner.
070812 - [On 100731 2221 memoriam for Millie remembered hiking Yosemite
070813 - trail with Ross. ref SDS 13 WL5F
Role Model Mentor Effective Father Figure Insight Wisdom Unique Sour
160401 - ..
160402 - Father Figure Significant Role Teenage Years
160405 - Ross continues...
160407 - 4. What you may not realize is that Rod played a significant role
160408 - in my development and was an excellent father figure during my
160409 - formative teenage years. I have frankly tried to use my
160410 - experience with Rod as an example of how to be a good dad to
160411 - you and Stu. Rod got me ready for high school football. Rod
160412 - got us the Suzuki RM185 we motocrossed. Rod gave us the
160413 - confidence to be ourselves and not get too wrapped up in the
160414 - whole peer pressure trap. ref DRT 1 SS7G
160416 - [On 100916 2019 Ross passed along a paper Stu is presenting
160417 - for an assignment in college at USC, and describes Rod as a
160418 - "modern day philosopher." ref SDS 14 RE9H
160420 - ..
160421 - Rewards of investing time to help young people is living to see them
160422 - pass it along to the next generation with purpose and conviction that
160423 - reflects validating experience in their life, as Ross indicates here
160424 - with powerful, well crafted narrative for his son.
160427 - ..
160428 - Insight Wisdom Unique Source Ross Commends Rod to Son Hutch
160431 - Ross continues...
160433 - 5. The real point here is that Rod is really in a position to
160434 - provide you, Stu and me with insight and wisdom about life
160435 - events that we cannot get from anywhere else. He's also pretty
160436 - well rounded as you can see from his reference to the Sox and
160437 - Steinbrenner needing pitching. Rod was a star wrestler and
160438 - football player in high school and college, he served in the
160439 - Army in Vietnam, he started his own business and grew it into a
160440 - very large and successful company at an early age, he taught
160441 - himself programming and currently runs a software company that
160442 - is about to sign Boeing as one of it's major clients. In short
160443 - he's a brilliant guy that gets things done on his terms.
160444 - ref DRT 1 8T8F
160446 - ..
160447 - Welch was a growing "small" business, when the wheels came off for
160448 - reasons reported in the history of the Welch case set out on 000723.
160449 - ref SDS 6 0001
160451 - [On 041118 report on progress at Boeing. ref SDS 10 KS6L
160453 - ..
160454 - Ross continues...
160456 - 6. All of this is just supporting data that validates Rod's input.
160457 - If you read his comments on the medical/health care profession
160458 - and juxtapose his views and experience against your current
160459 - desire to follow a career path in medicine you need to be aware
160460 - of these points. You've got the intelligence, drive and god
160461 - given talent to be a great doctor. Don't follow that path so
160462 - that you can finance a hobby to race old German sports cars.
160463 - Do it so you can make a difference. Those folks at Yale that
160464 - kept using the word "Passion" were only half full of crap. You
160465 - only get one chance on earth to do your best. ref DRT 1 CT9H
160467 - ..
160468 - Ross' charge to his son to consider a career in health care cites the
160469 - letter yesterday that analyses compounding stress in medical practice
160470 - due to demographic trends toward an aging population. ref SDS 8 6W6S
160472 - [On 050517 sent copy to Ross with the idea of sharing with
160473 - Hutch a letter to PhD student with assistance preparing a
160474 - doctorial thesis on cognitive overhead. ref SDS 11 JJ4M
160476 - ..
160477 - [On 050526 letter to Ross suggesting cognitive overhead and
160478 - related ideas might be a useful topic for Hutch in pre-med
160479 - studies at Ucon. ref SDS 12 648R
160481 - ..
160482 - Ross continues...
160484 - 7. Rod - I'm absolutely game for a return trip to Yosemite. I'll
160485 - start the glucosamine treatments now so I'm ready! Please give
160486 - our best to Millie and know that she is in all of our
160487 - prayers... and thanks for all that you have done for me and my
160488 - family by reminding me of what a good man does with his life.
160489 - ref DRT 1 RT4H
160491 - ..
160492 - 8. If you can close the deal by referencing me and IBM do it.
160493 - ref DRT 1 00W2
160495 - ..
160496 - Millie was pleased by Ross' rememberances and being up for a trip to
160497 - Yosemite.
160499 - [On 041104 Millie was taken off the treatment that has helped
160500 - her fight off IBC, because of a report in a CT test that she
160501 - have experienced a blood clot. ref SDS 9 N43I