Read to your children #christmas #gifts #books

I just read a blog where a writer used reverse psychology to get her children to read. I’m up for whatever it takes to excite a child’s mind. Imagination is an amazing tool. Just ask any artist or writer.

The best gift for children this Christmas??? Books!!!!

 

Paddy the Panda is a story about a precocious panda bear and the lessons he learns about being okay with different and the importance of obeying the rules.

If you had known my son as a child, you would not be surprised that this is his life fictionalized.

If you are looking for stories that have a moral for your kiddo or your grandchild, Paddy the Panda Bear is a good choice.  Christmas is just around the corner and Barnes and Noble is having a 20% off sale at the moment.

We also have a book coming out in 2019 that is about Uganda, the children and village life. The title is “Bethany and Me.” More information in the New Year. All of the profit will go to getting books into the village schools.

Above is a pre-k where we taught after the school was destroyed by a fire. These brave children helped us fight the fire. Classroom size is anywhere from 30 – 100 children with 1 exceptional teacher.

The Places you go #reading #nablopomo #poetry

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If you could be a character

from any time in history

who would you be?

Would you drive elephants

over the Pyrenees?

Would you a beautiful woman be

running a powerful country?

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Would you write of grand and small

of rivers boats and boys

perform in city’s hall

travel the world to see it all

would photography be your call

of waters mighty fall

Yosemite grandeur’s tall

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Ride a ship deep into space

a child’s literary hero

though none knows your face

chart a journey to a distant place

under water worlds that none can trace

a man, a woman in a race

around the globe in 80 days

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All the things you see

the characters as one

“take not that path,” you plead

as you endeavor books to read

fingers, eyes do lead

never enough stories to feed

the imagination’s greed

The suggested prompt for Nablopomo today is what character would you be? As an avid reader since I was a young child, I would say the character in the book I am presently reading (historical or fictional). What about you. Who would you be?

Write me off #poetry #life’slessons

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As long as you relegate me

to the third person

I can remain in your jail

unwanted, unaccepted

blotted away as the ink fails

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As long as you write of me

he,she

or it

then I can’t exist

in your word’s orbit

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As long as you close the book

you classify me

old, dusty, archived

no memory’s smile

when you chance by

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you hope that love

of the brown pages

becomes impotent

delving into me

time not well spent

Space and Dreams (55 Flash Fiction)

He sat behind the controls

the spaceship jostled as it met with some unexpected turbulence

he could feel the surge of  power

his ship was quickly ascending

leaving known terra for parts unknown

he was thrilled to make the trip

it was his first journey into space

the book fell from his hands

as he drifted into dreamland

It’s another week for  55 Flash Fiction with Mr. Know it All. Join us as we make sense in 55 words. We try!

thanks for this wonderful photo I feel like Tom Swift* http://www.flickr.com/photos/tom1231/4125851805/