Visiting Beslan, Russia with Maria’s Children

I just returned from my first week-long Clown Trip with Maria Eliseeva (of Maria’s Children) to the town of Beslan in Russia. In 2004, a group of rebels entered a school in Beslan, and held the school hostage 2 days….

On the Intelligence of Love

I, Dr. Patch Adams, believe LOVE is an intelligence. Unlike other types of types of intelligence, love is not taught in schools. Shockingly, the intelligence of love is not taught in public schools anywhere in the world. In my work…

2017 Year End Report

  Dear friends – As 2017 closes I’ve never felt so enchanted by this life in change. Never in my life has there been a louder song for change; a song where all people in the world, and all of…

Why I’m an Activist

When I see all the heartbreak around the world, I am reminded why I chose to be an activist in the first place. After three hospitalizations in one year due to attempting suicide, I told myself, ‘you don’t kill yourself, you make…

10 Positive News Stories from Patch

Hello my friends! Lots of people have been calling me and telling me how sad, mad, or angry they feel about the political discussion lately. We would like to share 10 positive stories that happened this past week. 1. Federal…

A List of Movies about Capitalism that I Recommend

I get a lot of criticism for calling capitalism the worst disease in history and the probable cause of our extinction. I will not list the many hundreds of frightening books in my library educating global warming. I cannot expect…

Leap of Faith

Last week, I visited with Paula Murphy in Boise, ID. Paula is a wonderful chiropractor who I hope will join us in West Virginia. Recently, she has taken up the trapeze, and teaching others how to use it. So, I…

Wounded Vet Trip

It’s been 6 months since we had our first wounded vet trip. I’m so heartened by the results and look forward to the next. Each of our clowns paired off with a vet. I was joined on this journey by…

Patchs End of the Year Letter

Gesundheit has had a great year, infecting the world population with peace, justice, and care for all people. Thanks to a bequest from Merry Kay Powell, and help from Bruce Perlowin we have raised enough funds to put our first…

Mama Therapy

I was just in Paraguay for the first time, thanks to the great efforts of two medical students–Andrea and Daniella. In one day I did a 4-hour workshop, a 2-1/2 hour lecture, and 1 hour of clowning with 6 medical…

My Aunt Mary

Oh! What a treat! I contacted my father’s younger sister Mary (92) who lives in Indiana. I haven’t seen her in 50 years when Wildman and I went to a wedding of Jean–dad’s other sister’s (Martha) daughter. She was exited…

Red River Institute Spring Conference 2015

I’ll be the featured speaker at the Red River Institute Spring Conference 2015 on April 25th at the First United Methodist Church in downtown Shreveport. The Red River Institute’s Annual Spring Conference provides a unique opportunity for health providers of different…

Everything You Like About Me, Came from my Mom

When I reflect on myself and my life and am asked how did I become the person I am I say: “Everything you like about me (and that I like about myself) came from my mom”. Yesterday I got a…

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