karate - artwork
make the world go 'round, and a world that's good for children
will be a good world. We all need to work on this, helping to
raise them together. It's the best, sure-fire way to ensure that
we leave wherever we've lived better than we found it.
raise your kids right, you have to raise the neighbourhood."
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creed goes beyond "It takes a village", because it's
active proactive. "Raising the neighbourhood"
means being there and doing right for all kids, our own and others.
it from my mom, passed on from her mother, likely stretching back
generations. I practiced it. My child-rearing years were rich
with kids, kids, kids, running Grand Central Station for them
in every season. I did freelance work, in part so our household
had the flex-time to manage this. I gave up a lot of sleep, career
opportunities, and income, but kids are worth it.
15+ years now, I've been teaching the karate-way to local youngsters.
Hundreds have attended classes and learned important life-skills.
The older ones who've left home for school, travel, and work come
to visit sometimes. These splendid young adults share how our
karate learnings have served well independence, health, inner
strength, and peace. Same for me!
for all the parents and neighbourhood adults living this vital
creed. You rock, and you're rocking the world through it.
parents, grandparents, other kin, babysitters, and teachers
to read with children age 6 - 12.
illustrated natural history covering science, arts, vocabulary,
numbers, graphs, maps, and more
for active reading, with questions to ask, answers to fill
in, pages to colour and add detail
into 58 pages total, to save paper and trees, using Forest
Stewardship Council certified paper
A great Christmas Eve book for kids. A brightly illustrated story
an elf named Finn, who knew Santa since he was a boy. He tells
amazing stories to 8-year-old Penny on a lonely Christmas Eve.
She's in a strange house with only a babysitter, waiting for cousin
Matt to fly home after getting lost on Christmas Island. He's
got amazing stories to tell, too, about his Christmas Island adventure.
of the Shifting Stars
A year in the life of a 10-year-old Lakota-Sioux girl, set in
1833, year of a massive meteor shower.
with photo art created from photographs of Lakota/Dakota/Nakota
life in the 1800s.
in e-book; click
here or on cover
More in the Works
The Fate of the Oyster Rhymer
two other poems about sea-critters
cover to come
year in the life of a 10-year-old Pomo (northern California) girl
in the 1800s, who learns from her grandmother many vital skills
and the meaning of the Ghost Dance, which she will dance for the
beloved old woman when she's gone.