New Class Offering

Nov. 6, 2021

Hi Everyone,

I am offering a different kind of class. I usually offer speaking and writing classes. This is an art class. It uses language as an art.

It is called Write and Draw a Hand Made Coloring Book.

Find it on Out School here:

The class uses drawing and language to produce a product that can be used for gifts or for the self.

It also teaches some beginning desk top publishing skills.

I will be offering this on this website for those who cannot take an Out School class.

See you in the classroom.



New Way

Oct. 12, 2021

Hi Everyone,

As you study a new language, remember to cherish your home language. English can be your public language; your home language is your private one. Both are needed.

Sending love, light, peace and wellness

Teacher Barb


Step One

September 19, 2021

Hello Everyone,

My name is Teacher Barbara. I help students of the English language expand their word lists and conversation skills.  I do the work of Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL / ESL (English as a Second Language).

One of the best practices learners of a new language can do is listen to that language everyday. Listening to television programs in the language that is being studied is an easy way to do this.

Another way is to go to places where the language being studied is spoken.

Don’t try to understand; just simply listen to the sounds. Duplicating/repeating comes later.

Do this because the first step in learning any language is listening to its sounds. Once the sounds become familiar then its time to duplicate them.

First listen; then duplicate or repeat.

Sending love, light, peace and wellness

Teacher Barbara

I teach English classes here:

Speak English! Oh Yes! | Small Online Class for Ages 9-12 | Outschool

PAT of Writing

Monday April 19, 2021            Home USA                            74

Dear Journal,

As you know, I teach creative writing. 

I start each lesson by having the student do the PAT of Writing.

PAT of Writing

P stands for Purpose.  What is the purpose of writing? The purpose of all writing is either to inform or to entertain.   

A stands for Audience.  Who is the writing for? The audience is the writer, the writer’s friends and family, teachers, bosses, and strangers. The audience can also be a group targeted to receive the written message of the writer. For example, a group the writer wants to persuade to take a certain action.

T stands for Tone.  What is the tone of the writing?  Is it friendly or is it formal?

Other Uses

I have found that doing the PAT of every project I’m considering is helpful. For example,

  • The PAT of Dishwashing
  • The PAT of Job Hunting
  • The PAT of Buying a House

Knowing the PAT keeps me on track and focused. 

Do the PAT of your next project. Email me about how it helped.

And so it is.

Dr. Barb

Barbara Lucas, PhD

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Journal Entry: Rape of the land and its people

Journal Entry: Rape of the land and its people
March 11, 2021                      My home                                                74
Dear Journal,
As you know, I grew up in West Virginia, a state so beautiful, so full of natural beauty that its beauty could take away breath.
I grew up wanting to paint that state so that others could see and feel it’s beauty.
I left the state and haven’t returned to WVa in well over ten years. My sister just got back from a visit. She visited the Northern Panhandle, the place where I grew up.
I was unprepared for her report.
I knew that the coal companies were filling the valleys with mine waste. I knew that the creeks were being used as dumping grounds for mine waste.
I know that reforestation is a big joke.
I have not supported fracking. I think we, the people, will pay dearly for allowing this to happen. No corporation can be trusted to do the right thing; not even those who are closely regulated. God help us when it comes to those corporations that are lightly or not regulated.
My sister spoke of mine wells everywhere, everywhere meaning every few miles; mine wells used by the refractors; the wells are used to extract the Marcellus Shale; Marcellus Shale is used to make energy; of the people having to buy bottled water because the water is brown and non drinkable; of heavy trucks driving without restraint of any kind; of a land that is totally destroyed.
When I consider that there is no national reporting of this, that most people do not know this is happening; that few understand the consequences of allowing this to take place, the rape of a land and its people, I shutter.
I am numb. I see no hope.
The people of the Dakotas, seeing the possibility of water being ruined, united and fought back. So far, they have won.
Remember that the Ohio River feeds from the waters of West Virginia and then flows into the Mississippi.
So tell me. When the Ohio becomes undrinkable and the Mississippi is affected, then will this story finally be made known?
Do not expect the people of West Virginia to take action. They have been completely brain washed and taken over by the pretty people who make the pretty promises, get elected to office and then forget all about the people who were foolish enough to believe them.
And so it is.

Dr. Barb

Barbara Lucas, PhD

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Journal Entry: Casting One’s Net

Journal Entry: Casting One’s Net

Feb. 12, 2021                       My home, USA                            74

Dear Journal,

I have watched the TV viewing of the Second Impeachment Trial of Trump. I am surprised that everyone seems so surprised about the violence and the Jan. 6, 2021 attempt to destroy the Law and Order of these United States.

I remember being horrified during Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign when fighting happened in his events that he didn’t immediately say, “This is a country of law and order. We settle our differences at the ballot box and in the courts”

No, he never said those words or even came close to saying them. In fact, he encouraged the fighting.

He lost my vote when he said that he loved war; he cemented that loss when he did the above.

I was shocked that so many people supported a man who loves war and shows it daily. He is always warring with someone.

It is as Dr. Phil says, “The best predictor of present and future behavior is past behavior.”

Trump showed us who he really is time after time. Jan. 6 should have been no surprise to anyone.


So, in a country that has survived and thrived because of its practice of law and order, how has this man been allowed to wreck the havoc that he has?

Fear seems to be the answer. So many people are terrified of him.

I do not fault the Republican Congress people who refuse to vote against him. He is someone I greatly fear simply because of the times when I felt my beingness being sucked into his beingness. I imagine that these Republican Congress people and others are completely under his control.

Red Alert

This experience has put me on red alert when I am around anyone because everyone has this power. Many of us don’t know we have this power; most of us don’t know how to use it; the majority would use this power to bring forth for the greater good.

Somehow, Trump, and those who are like him—advertisers, corporate people, religious leaders—, has learned to use his personal self to not simply draw people to him but to overwhelm and possess them.

Cast a Wide Net

This thing that he and other charismatic leaders do, this pulling people to them and possessing them, reminds me of the Christian teaching to cast a wide net. In other words, to include many people and things when on the hunt for something.

When I began my study of metaphysics, I was surprised to learn that this study has been known for centuries but kept secret.

It was kept secret because this knowledge given to people who do not have what Dr. Phil calls a moral compass creates Jan. 6, 2021 events and people who destroy the good.

It seems that to accomplish anything one must cast a wide net.  I am reluctant to do so.  I am extremely reluctant to be caught in someone else’s net.

Therefore, I will continue to be on high alert when around charismatic people and when around the rest of us.

I only want to be in nets of my choosing. I only want to cast nets and gather people who want wellness, prosperity, and peace.

And so it is.

Dr. Barb

Barbara Lucas, PhD

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Journal Entry: the Chinese Long March

Journal Entry: the Chinese Long March

Feb. 9, 2021                       My home, USA                            74

Dear Journal,

I fell into a great depression Sunday, Feb. 7. I am okay now.

Finally, after many years of denying it, I am admitting that I have depression. This is a major victory for me. To live in honesty instead of denial is a good thing.

That’s when I began to think of the Long March.

Long March

I am thinking about the Chinese Long March. I think of it a little differently than historians write about it.

Historians say that this was a march by military communists. It began in 1934 to 1935. It was about 6,000 miles long. Supposedly, it was one army running from another.

I think of it as a march by a desperate people who were hoping for a better life. So they walked from one life into another.

Only the life they walked into wasn’t different. It was the same ole, same ole done by people with different names but the same motive: to gain power no matter the cost.


The stories from that march tell of ordinary people including families with young children walking everyday, doing without adequate food, water and rest. The stories tell of people who gave up and committed sucicide.

The stories tell of how they cherished the red flag and thought the people who carried it were friends and helpers. The stories tell how many times these people were betrayed.

They ran from one situation straight into the exact same situation. Stories from the after-the-march time tell of the same awful things continuing to happen.

So Journal, how do we, in this time and place, use the lessons of the Long March?

I realize that running to a place or time where I think the grass is greener is a mistake. If I do that and actually arrive in the greener-grass-place, I will soon find that it is the same ole, same ole just in a different place. 

I realize that depending on someone else to fix whatever problem I want fixed is another mistake. Depending on others often leads to betrayal.

And, yet, as Opral says, “No one makes it alone. Everyone needs help.”

And, as I have explained, “Pull yourself up by your bootstraps is nonsense.”

Possible Solution

So maybe the solution is to find others who want to solve the same problem you do, join those people and work with them to problem solve.

Maybe the solution is to have many groups and each group focus on the solution to one problem and only one problem.

Maybe the solution is to find people in your geographic area who are committed to solving a certain problem rather than depending on groups formed on the internet or social media.

I say “geographic area” because I understand the elements of a problem in my area but may not understand the elements of the exact same problem as it exists in another area.

Journal, the only thing I know for certian is I’m not going to go to the greener-grass-place and I will continue to find solutions to the problems that trouble me with or without the help of others.

And so it is.

Dr. Barb

Barbara Lucas, PhD

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Journal Entry 4: Stimulus Checks

Journal Entry 4: Stimulus Checks

Feb. 4, 2021                                    My House, USA                                   74

Hi Everyone,

Again, I am surprised that I am not writing anything about English skills. You see, I am preparing my next book, Set-Up to Journal, boldly. decisively, with integrity for publication.

I need to do what I preach in that book: write what’s on my mind as if I am having a conversation with myself, for myself and written by myself.


Finally, I realize that we, the American working class, are being played. I think psychological warfare is being done with us as the enemy. This on-again, off-again game of when the stimulus checks are going to be approved is crazy making.

I have no idea why we who keep this country, the USA, going, who have always kept this country going, should be so hated.

The actions of the Congress feel like hatred to me.

I have long suspected that the Democrats and the Republicans got together behind closed doors and decided stimulus checks would not be sent. I can hear the outcome of this meeting: “Republicans, you block it first; we Democrats will do so second. Then we will take turns blocking.”

Take a look. Isn’t this what appears to be happening?

Broken Promise

Last Fall, I became disgusted enough with the Congress that refused to keep the promise it made early summer 2020  about sending a second stimulus check that I am now a supporter of the Democratic Socialists.

Yes. I take seriously the Oath of Office I made years ago that said I will protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic . Yes, I am a supporter of representative democracy which is the definition of a republic which is what the USA really is.

However, I am over an economic system that does not serve all the people, that somehow allows certain groups to destroy the environment and the people.

And yes. Let’s admit it. Many of us suspect that these groups were the financial supporters of the Insurrection that occurred Jan. 6, 2021 in the US Capitol.

Government System vs Economic System

It’s very difficult to do, but it is possible to realize that a government system is not an economic system. This is difficult because these systems are so intertwined.

The problem with intertwining them is that the government system is used to protect and grow an economic system that is anything but equitable and democractic.

Even a brief examination of recent decades will show that this is so.

Strong Working Class

The truth is working class people should be so strong that stimulus checks aren’t needed.

However, change for working class people won’t happen until working class people change.

Yes. I know. This isn’t fair. The system should change, but this is now things come about: the people change and then the system changes.

Working class people have to figure out what to change so that it isn’t  targets for psychological warfare and a Congress that is clearly in the pockets of capitalists..

Think About This.

.Forensic psychiatrist Bandy X. Lee in a Scientific American article said something that supports my post on Mass Hypnois. She said, “When the mind is hijacked for the benefit of the abuser, —-.

I suspect that many our minds have been hijacked by politicians concerning stimulus checks, hijacked elections, the Chinese did it, and other concerns.

Brandy X. Lee says that the way to reclaim our minds is to pursue great mental health and to avoid anything or anyone who destroys that health.

So. Something else we have to understand and do: we have to know what great mental health is and then achieve it.

I’m willing to do this. Are you?

Be relaxed. Have fun. Learn lots.

Dr. Barb

Barbara Lucas, PhD

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Journal Entry 3: Articles of Impeachment

Journal Entry 3: Articles of Impeachment

Jan. 25, 2021                            USA                                             74

Hi Everyone,

The purpose of a personal journal is to provide a safe place to record one’s thoughts, feelings, opinions, actions, ideas, and activities.

A journal is a written record of one person’s life written by that person.

It is a historical document, and it is sacred.

So why do we need a safe place?

We have all witnessed the harm done to individuals because of something they said or did in their past. We have, also, witnessed the harm done to individuals because of something an ancestor did long, long ago.

Some folks have forgotten that the nature of a human is to change, to evolve.

By journaling daily what is going on in our life, we document our changes and evolutions.

I would journal

If I were to share my journal entry for today, I would write:

“Today, the House took Articles of Impeachment for Donald Trump, past president of the United States, to the Senate.

I felt sad.

Several times in my life I have taken the Oath of Office that says, “I will defend and protect the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that the President and his family were watching the rioters on Jan. 6, 2021. They thought it was a show, a way of proving how people would follow the President.

That a family who has profited, not only profited but grown wealth, would destroy the system that gave them the opportunities to do so is beyond belief.”

And I would continue writing until I could journal no more.

What I wrote doesn’t seem that dangerous, but if I were to post this on social media someday there might be someone who would dig wide and deep to find what was written and use these words to harm myself, my family, and friends

This is what we are cautioning our children about.

Posting on social media can be the wrong thing to do so I will continue journaling.

I hope you will begin and maintain your own journal.

After all, words matter. Your words matter. My words matter.

And so it is.

I know it’s hard but do it anyway:

Be relaxed. Have fun. Learn lots.

Dr. Barb

Barbara Lucas, PhD

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Journal Entry 2: Mass hypnosis

Journal Entry 2: Mass hypnosis

Jan. 15, 2021                            USA                                             74

Hi Everyone,

I am surprised that I am posting so soon after my first post on Jan. 14. I usually post only once a week.

I am again shocked that instead of talking about what I teach, writing with the English language, I am writing about hypnosis. To be exact, I am writing about mass hypnosis, something I didn’t know existed until this week.

Mass hypnosis is the ability to hypnotize large amounts of people at a time, persuading them to take action in some way. It is a technique commonly used in marketing and politics.”

Understanding why

I have been struggling to understand why women in my age group, seniors, who had people they know return from Viet Nam in body bags votedfor a person who said he loved war and then proceeded to prove this statement by warring with someone nearly every day.

I got part of the answer when something happened to a Hispanic businessman in a certain US small town. One of the town’s leaders said, “I didn’t think Trump meant us and the people who voted for him. I thought Trump meant those people, those people over there.”

In other words, people heard what Trump said but believed he didnt’ mean them; he meant those people, those people over there.

So, the senior women who voted for him may have thought that Trump wouldn’t send their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren to war, but he would send the children of those people, those people over there.

This was helpful but not enough. I kept listening and observing.

Second presidential debate

I watched a few seconds of the second presidential debate. It was several thousand miles away from me and my TV.  As I observed and listened, I felt my self being sucked into the speaker.  I found myself thinking “Oh, isn’t he cute. Oh, this poor person. Everyone is beating up on him.”

As soon as I recognized these thoughts, I disconnected. I have never in my life thought that any man was cute.

This sucking feeling so troubled me that I went to someone expert in human behavior. That’s when I found out about mass hypnosis.

This expert explained that this technique has been and is used by many people. For example, ministers of  mega-churches, politicians, and anyone who has a large following uses this technique.

They know how to use their voice tones, their body language, words, and props to get what they want: a mass of people who will give them money or something that will lead to money like votes.

Hypnotic trance

After learning this, I stopped my search. After I was almost sucked into this man, I understand why people continue to follow a man who continuously demonstrates his hatred of the two greatest documents ever written: the American Constitution and the American Bill of Rights.

His supporters are in a hypnotic trance.

I was lucky. I recognized that something was wrong and broke away.

I don’t know how those who have been in this trance for many years can break away. I assume mental health experts will have to help them.


I write these words to warn you that mass hypnosis is real. It is used every day. All of us have been victimized by it.

“The Dirty Little Secrets Of Covert Mass Hypnosis” gives an explanation of how this happens to us.


We are each responsible for the sovereignty, the autonomy, the independence of our own mind. In this time of the internet and social media, creating and maintaining mental sovereignty is a must.

I know it’s hard but do it anyway and do:

Be relaxed. Have fun. Learn lots.

Dr. Barb

Barbara Lucas, PhD

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