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kid congress.


my grandson, Jackson (in the green shirt and shorts)

who loves

people, animals, kindness, dancing, laughing, and tacos

has become a part of a new kid congress

a group springing from the legacy of

 ‘kid president’

(who has now grown into a young man)

with a mission to show

that kids can help to change the world for the better

thank you to kid president for passing the torch

 giving more kids the opportunity to bring good to the world

i couldn’t be prouder of these little people with gigantic hearts.

(if you have two minutes, use the link below to meet the new congress)


“children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.”  

John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States



credits: kidpresident.com, soul pancake



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the little bee whisperer

of last summer

is back.

at age 6

grandson f

tends to the hive


watching and wondering and learning.

the happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist.

for man it is to know that and to wonder at it.  

– jacques yves cousteau




my eldest grandson

asked me to join a book club

that would include

just the two of us


the dtc

(deep thought club)

as well.

i’m very flattered .

though  i’m behind in my reading


was very proud of myself

when i finally finished my book

and we had a good discussion about it.

then  he told me there are 3 more in the series


i have my work cut out to keep up with him.

we’ve had many deep thought conversations

and i’ve tried to have some answers

but he usually has the best ideas


he’s 8 years old.

i’m very flattered that these are such exclusive clubs

and i was asked to be a member.

i’ll do my best.
IMG_4801the answer i found is you stay away from

the people who make fun of you,

and you join these ad hoc groups who understand

your craziness.

– ray radbury

credits: the cryptocrew.com, the familiars

even superheroes need their grandmothers



my daughter posted this pic of grand baby j, looking out of the mail slot for me,

calling out, ‘grandma, grandma?’

Once the bear’s hug has got you, it is apt to be for keeps. – Harold MacMillan


knock knock.


who’s there?

giant stick.

giant stick who?

giant stick mantis knocking at your door. can you come out to play with me?


aussie grandson m welcomes a friend who came knocking at his door one fine morning

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.

William Shakespeare

deer season is open


aussie grandson m rests peacefully in the states, far away from the sharks, snakes, spiders, puffer fish, and a myriad of super venomous creatures from the animal kingdom down under. never imagining he is under the watchful eye of a woodland deer –


The best proof of love is trust.

Joyce Brothers