Tag Archives: Joe Paterno

WHY ARE PENN STATE AND BILL O’BRIEN CHANGING THOUSANDS OF LIVES? By Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

The vision of the Sandusky horror is almost too much to fathom — a sexual predator allowed access to a hallowed sports facility because the men in power just couldn’t and wouldn’t systematically investigate one of their own. Disgrace to … Continue reading

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RESULTS OF THE OBAMA-SPIELBERG EXPERIMENT, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

Last week, I used 10 well-known celebrities in my post title. These ranged from Barack Obama to Mark Cuban to Steven Spielberg. My theory was that Google would connect anyone with an interest in these personalities to my blog site. … Continue reading

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HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH AN ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM? by Art Smukler author and psychiatrist

Dealing with an elephant in the room can be very challenging. Fear, guilt and political incorrectness, are the main reasons why we avoid pointing out what’s sitting right there in front of us. My father’s a violent drunk, and he’ll … Continue reading

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IS THERE A HERO OR A GOD THAT ISN’T FLAWED? by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

No build up. I’ll just come straight out with it. In my biased opinion, they’re all flawed. I concocted a list of presidents, governors, coaches, financiers, actors, college deans and found serious issues with every one of them — sexual … Continue reading

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I KNOW WHAT HEROES ARE MADE OF… by Art Smukler MD

In horrific detail, we learned from the Joe Paterno nightmare that having the most victories in college football can become meaningless. The McCourts taught us that tons of money and greed are just wrong. Donald Trump made it clear that … Continue reading

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GOODBYE, JOE PATERNO; THE MYTH OF A HERO, by Art Smukler MD

It was a strange morning. A good friend posted on my Facebook wall, “Is Joe Paterno still your hero?” How can someone be my hero when he allowed a sexual predator to go free? Then I dressed for my morning … Continue reading

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