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Patrick Karle's Timeline

  • Begnnings

    My life's journey begun approximately September 27th 1972. Many experiences to follow.
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    Germinal Period

    I was in the germinal period at this point. I was just a zygote and blastocyst.
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    Embryo Phase

    I'm not quite human looking yet, but I've started to develop my eyes, heart, and digestive system.
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    Fetal Stage

    I go through processes such as sexual assignment, head development, digestive system completion, fingernail growth, and hair growth.
  • I am Left-Handed

    I am Left-Handed
    Was this purely genetic, or an interplay of heredity and environment?
  • It's a boy!

    It's a boy!
    I am a boy! So my father's sperm was a "Y".
    I was about 7 pounds at birth.
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    Birth Year

    My Birthday
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    Preattachment Stage

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    Sensorimotor Stage

    Sensorimotor stage - lots of involuntary movements and crying!
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    2 to 3 year old language

    100 - 2,000 word vocabulary.
    Sentence length 2 - 6 words.
  • Trust Versus Mistrust

    At some point in my infancy, I faced Erickson's trust versus mistrust conflict.
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    Attachment in the Making

    Responding to familiar people. I take comfort from my mom and dad and sister.
  • Grasping

    At about 4 months, baby's grasp.
  • Autonomy versus Shame and Doubt

    Autonomy  versus Shame and Doubt
    This is the period we call the terrible two's.
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    Secure Attachment

    I greet my primary caregiver - mom! I get sad and anxious when my mom leaves.
  • 1st Steps

    1st Steps
    I started walking about this point.
  • 1st Words

    1st Words
  • Toilet Training Begins

    Toilet Training Begins
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    Pre-Operational Stage

    Lots of drawings of home and mom and dad and sis.
    Learning the alphabet, and arithmetic.
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    Attachment as Launching Pad

    Hide and seek. Parental reassurance sought.
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    3 to 4 year old language

    1,000 to 5,000 words.
    Sentence length: 3 to 8 words.
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    4 to 5 year old language

    Vocabulary 3,000 to 10,000 words.
    Sentence length: 5 - 20 words
  • Move to Grand Ledge Michigan for Mom's Medical School

  • 5 year old language

    5 year old language
    5,000 to 20,000 words
    Sentence Length - never ending with conjunctions!
  • First Day of School - 1st Grade - Hayes Elementary

    First Day of School - 1st Grade - Hayes Elementary
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    Elementary School - Hayes Elementary

    1st Grade through part of 4th Grade
  • Riding A Bike!

    Riding A Bike!
    I learned how to ride a bike at around 5 or 6 years old. No helmets back then.
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    Mutual Attachment

    Seeking to make parents proud. Trying to accomplish things and receive praise from parents.
  • Star Wars

    Star Wars
    I saw this movie in the theatre. It immediately impacted my myth making about the world.
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    Concrete Operational Stage

  • M*A*S*H*

    MASH the tv show ends. My dad, sister, and I watched this show regularly together.
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    Junior High School - East Hills Middle School

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    New Attachment Figures

    Exploring friendships and relationships using my parents as relationship model.
  • Formal Operational Stage Begins

    The beginning of an adult mind begins about this age.
  • 13th Birthday

    13th Birthday
    I got to see this movie with a bunch of friends for my 13th birthday.
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    High School - Brother Rice

    High School at Brother Rice
  • Turn 16 - Driving!

  • Uncle Joe's Death

    My aunt called the house and I answered and she asked to speak with my dad. I remember afterwards thinking "Aunt Linda sounded funny."
    My uncle Joe had died suddenly of a heart attack.
    My dad was devastated.
  • Graduate High-School

    Graduate High-School
  • Attachment Revisited

    Development of romantic relationships and adult relationships.
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    Michigan State University

  • Graduate College - Michigan State University

  • Worked at Olympics in Atlanta

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    Atlanta Olympics

  • Moved to San Francisco

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    San Francisco

    Lived In San Francisco, California
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    DePaul University - Master's Degree

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    Chicago - Graduate School

    Depaul University
  • Moved back to Detroit from San Francisco

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    Living with Xiao Yu and Sha

    Lived with my friends and fellow students Xiao Yu Zhang and Sha Duan. They are a married couple from the Hunan Province of China.
  • Get Married

  • Go to Italy

  • Get Pregnant in Italy!

  • Turned 40!

    Turned 40!
  • Renewing the cycle

    Renewing the cycle
    Baby Girl due at the end of February 2014.
  • Trip To Greece!

    Trip To Greece!
    We take our 6 year-old girl to Greece to experience other cultures and the history of western civilization.
  • Parents enter assisted living community

    Mom and Dad move into a beautiful assisted living community.
  • Nephew John Patrick Gets Married

  • Retirement

    Simultaneous for my wife and I!
    Beach, here we come!
  • My daughter gets married

    My daughter gets married
    My daughter, Karsen Karle, is happily married to a person that she loves.
  • First Grandchild

    First Grandchild
    My daughter, Karsen, has her first baby, a boy! I achieve the great stature of grandfather-hood.
  • Parents Die

    My parents pass away together, asleep at night.
    I will grieve their loss and miss them.
  • Patrick Karle Dies

    Patrick Karle Dies
    I'm hoping that I'll live to the ripe old age of 120! I hope that medical advancement, exercise, and a good diet will help me reach that age.
    I hope that I pass away peacefully in the presence of my wife and family, remembering a life rich in laughter, happiness, contentment, health, and moderate wealth shared generously.