A Merry Christmas Children’s Book

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Tee the Reindeer

Children’s books are a special part of holidays and for a very good reason!  They send  children on adventures that allow for special dreams of possibilities to be accomplished in their lifetimes ahead.  The Tee series focuses on friendship, geography, science, problem solving and most importantly, kindness.

Tee the reindeer, Heddie the hedgehog, Mikko the eagle, Skatt the mouse, Piotrus the stork, Jaska the talking rock and other forest friends invite you to gift a Tee book for the upcoming holidays.

Tee’s Gift: http://amzn.to/2i91gnP

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Tee’s Song: http://amzn.to/2A8aDLt

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Durham, N.C. ComiCon

 

It is just to share what two wonderful comic book artists shared with a group of ComiCon goers November 12th in downtown Durham.  Mr. Shawn Crystal, the Deadpool artist and Mr. Tommy Lee Edwards, the Wolverine artist, offered a group conversation about how they generate a story board for a comic book page.  The results were fun, enjoyable, interesting and educational. The audience was better for having been there!  What’s the moral of this story? Well, just that age is only a number and comic books and comic book characters are for everyone, of all ages and times – there is never not a good time to have fun!

Rose Hawthorne

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I recently read the book, Rose Hawthorne, The Pilgrimage of Nathaniel’s Daughter.  There were many points that were impressive about the 1800’s American Hawthorne family, but one that stands out was how valued, loved and free girls were.  I remembering when I was younger traveling overseas, and how I often thought how lucky I am that I was born an American woman.  Many countries view women as second class citizens, and these stories, philosophies and tragedies have been heard by all.  What this woman’s life tells me is that our roots in America were based on a philosophy, that should continue through the decades generating a firm respect for all persons, thereby allowing that all are able to excel to become who each was meant to be, regardless of any physical aspect by which a person is judged.  Rose Hawthorne was privileged, true, yet the foundations of respect were blossoming (and being fought over) seemingly in the right direction, during her era.

Rose Hawthorne experienced the deepest sadness in life, joy at times, yet always a yearning, feeling something inside of her calling and urging her that there was more; her job on earth was important, but what was it.  By virtue of experiencing life, she found the answer; she was brave whilst doing so. She is a beautiful inspiration and it is worth the time to experience her story!

Dreams

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Dreams

Langston Hughes, 1902 – 1967

 

Hold fast to dreams

For if dreams die

Life is a broken-winged bird

That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams

For when dreams go

Life is a barren field

Frozen with snow.

It is a poem that keeps warm in my heart as I hear his truth knit closely within his words.  It is a message worth remembering from a beautiful person worth remembering.