Category: Dr. Harold Goodman

Harold Goodman: some recent stuff.

Dear friends After a hiatus of two years, at least, I decided to post something here. A few years ago a reader chided me for not posting on a regular basis. He was right, of course, if I wanted to build a large audience. When people come to me...

When I was growing up I heard Yiddish everywhere.

When I was growing up I heard Yiddish everywhere. It was in the air, in the water and especially in the food. I grew up in New York City. My first few years were in Mid-town Manhattan but my earliest memories come from the Bronx where my family lived...

Work of Byron Katie

Around 2000 I came across the work ( or as she terms it The Work) of Byron Katie.Byron Katie is a woman who went through a transformative process in which she woke up from the state of sleep which characterizes the lives of most people. She ceased to be...

New learnings in osteopathy.

As promised, I am passing along part of my journal on what I learned from other osteopathic physicians during my time at the American Academy of Osteopathy convocation, 2012, in Louisville, KY.===== The convocation I am attending is held annually. Osteopathic physicians who want to learn more about hands...

The book sickness. Part Two.

The first part of The book sickness was published on this blog in February, 2007. http://learnetarium.com/2007/02/05/the-book-sickness/ ====== Mr. Turetz had a daughter. She would appear occasionally. They didn’t get along at all. The daughter wore a cotton print dress, had dark hair, a small moustache, a face adorned with...

Learn foreign languages by having fun reading. Part 2

I once asked Michel Thomas about studying on my own. He urged me to read in the language I was studying. “Read what you enjoy and don’t look up words in a dictionary. Just keep on reading,” he told me. His advice was built on the fact that when...

Reading Chinese the easy way.

One of the major hurdles for anyone wanting to read real Chinese, Chinese written for Chinese natives, is the simple fact that Chinese has no alphabet. The characters in which it is written can appear overwhelming to the neophyte. This in itself discourages many from plunging into reading as...

Learn foreign languages by having fun reading. ( 1)

One of the many pieces of advice Michel Thomas gave me was to read. I am the first of five kids. Born in NYC I was alone for many years. Sure I had a brother and three sisters but we were never close friends. To this day, I am...

John Rechy and City of Night.

In the early 1970’s I picked up a copy of the book City of Night by John Rechy. The other day, in a funk, I came across the book again in my library. I wanted something different than Russian verbs of motion to read. I immediately went to a...

What do I do after the Michel Thomas course?

I received a query asking what does one do after using the Michel Thomas course if one wishes to continue on. First a little background information. Hodder is the publisher of the Michel Thomas courses. I am the author of the Mandarin Chinese course; I do not publish them....