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November is Aviation Month! ~ Doc Meek (the “flying nut”)

Sunday, November 20, 2011. Today I am grateful to learn that November is National Aviation Month in the USA. Here I am, a “flying nut,” and I didn’t even remember that. My trusty colleagues at reminded me. ~ Doc Meek

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Dear Santa,

I know it’s a little early to be writing to you.

However, I thought it might be worth alerting you ahead of time on one of my smaller wishes.

See, I’m a simple man with simple tastes. I don’t much care what kind of car I drive, and I do not have any overweening ambitions to be rich or anything like that.

All I want for Christmas is a simple little Lear Jet, OK?

Are you able to accommodate a humble wish like that?


Doc Meek

P.S. Maybe you could lend me a million dollars as a down payment on a Lear Jet if you feel my wish competes with other people’s requests for flying machines (like sleighs–with or without reindeer)?

P.S.S. I help kids overcome learning difficulties of all kinds. Does that count in terms of you listing me as a good boy?

I had serious learning problems at first when I tried to learn to fly. Trying to drive the aircraft in 3-D space (maybe infinite-D space?) was not easy compared to driving a car in 2-D on the ground, eh? No fear. I got it in time. That’s what I tell the kids: “No matter what you are facing, you will get it in time. Look what Santa learned to do. What if you’re smarter than you think?”

Ho, Ho, Ho!

Doc Meek, Sun, Nov 20, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

“I love flying and Florida!” – Doc Meek

Thursday, November 25, 2010. Today I am thankful for American Thanksgiving. I already celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving back on Oct 11, 2010.

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I am so lucky! Two overwhelming days of gratitudes, one in Canada and one in the US.

I’m flying to Canada today. The question is this:

“Why would I want to fly from 70 degrees Fahrenheit in Florida to 20 degrees below zero Celsius in Canada?” 😮

Crazy Canuck, I guess. 😮

Here’s to the pioneers of both countries, who made our modern life possible. Love you guys and gals (and children, who worked hard too)!

Doc Meek, Thursday, November 25, 2010, at Super 8 Motel, Dania Beach, Florida, USA.

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Brain Health: The joy of learning to build!

“I Love Flying!” – Doc Meek

“Heads up with the next generation, eh?” – Lars Oyno, from Norway, a member of the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Chapter 1410 in High River, Alberta, CANADA, built this aircraft. Photos from:

The joy of flight!

This article points to the joys of building your own aircraft and the joys of flying. However, the lesson for learning is that there is joy and brain health–and medical health to boot–in using our brain/heart/hands/hope combination in building anything our heart desires.

What simple things can you think of that you could build?

It doesn’t have to be expensive or hugely time consuming like building an aircraft.

It can be a simple joyful hobby that touches you in some special way, that has meaning for you no matter what others think.

The joy of service to others

Or it could be something as simple as spending time helping your neighbor, especially if they are getting older. They will love you forever! And you them!

Or spending time at a nearby nursing home, hospital, library or school, volunteering and helping out. They really need you, eh?

Reading to a child, or a classroom of children, is always valuable


Children in English-speaking countries learn many rhyming songs during their early years.

Here are some of the more well-known. Many are several hundred years old.

If you’re a teacher at school these rhymes work well in classes of younger children.

They can be sung or spoken. Click here to read some ideas on how to use

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Education is serious business!” some say

Some teachers have told me that learning is a serious business–serious business of the mind–and should not be commingled with manual labor and mundane matters, and certainly not with foolishness.

My view is that, yes, learning can be considered as a “serious” business, and that it can still include  joyfulness, meaningfulness, and even foolishness.

Troubled brains that are not learning well can be calmed and encouraged by including cheerfulness and especially a little silliness and even goofiness in the “rules” for learning. It lightens their heavy load and gives them hope for their learning self!

Many a young student who has learned to hate learning–because of consistent failure with this “serious” business–can reconnect with the joy of learning by using my favorite definition of education, to wit, learning to connect the “4-H’s” of education: head/heart/hands/hope.


If we use all of these four of these important and powerful aspects of our mind, of our being if you like, we can learn more easily, remember longer, and keep on enjoying learning for the rest of our lives!

To the joys of building and lifelong love of learning!

Doc Meek, Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

P.S. In the “Head/Heart/Hands/Hope” equation for education, the “Hands” is a representation of our physical self, and includes the arms, feet, legs, and the entire body of course. Put your whole body into learning and you learn better, faster, longer, stronger! :o)

J Collins Meek, PhD
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