“Badger Grows Up,” the fifth and final children’s book in the Badger series is now available. The book is a jewel. Shannon outdid herself with absolutely delightful artwork. We should have it up on the web-site http://www.thebadgerbooks.com within a few days and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Here’s a thought when you are Christmas shopping for a child this year. When they read a book the child uses his imagination to fill in the details. When they watch a video there is nothing for the brain to do but watch. Reading stimulates far more brain power. Also – we have developed a program for older grades – up to 6th – ( I have been doing K-2) that I will start presenting to schools the first of next year, so if your child’s teacher is interested, please pass my name along. The program teaches the writing process using the agrarian background of the Badger books as a starting point.
I am so excited. I can finally answer my phone and watch TV without having the remote in my hand with my finger poised on the mute button. Now all we face is the Holiday gift advertising but that is easier to take than politics. I suppose it’s best if I keep right on reading though, because I’ve found that the ‘Grandma’ side of me is a little susceptible to spending money on my two little munchkins.
I’m still advocating for a one term, six year Presidency. I realize that right now we are sick of even thinking about politics, but honestly now is the time to start. Write letters to your congressmen and senators, put it on Facebook, and find out who in your neighborhood is involved at the local level. We can start reform, we truly can. Like all of the big mountains we climb in life, we do this one step at a time and we’ll get there.
Oh, and finally: I have been making the effort that I promised and I am pleased to report back to you that I am doing a better job of listening and being patient. It has become a habit now to make sure I listen at least as much as I talk when I am together with friends.