Classroom Stuff • Part Two

Another illustration that will be opposite of  Classroom Stuff • Part OneClassroom Stuff • Part Two

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Gone Fishing • Part Two

Did an all-nighter to get this and two other illustrations airbrushed. The boat and the fishGone Fishing • Part Two will appear opposite of each other in my first children’s book, “Kids Have Ups & Downs Too!” coming soon from www.mindstirmedia.com.

Gone Fishing • Part One

Did an all-nighter to get this and two other illustrations airbrushed. The fish and the boat will appear opposite of each other in my first children’s book, “Kids Have Ups & Downs Too!” coming soon from www.mindstirmedia.com.

Gone Fishing • Part One

Gone Fishing • Part One

After School Programs

Kid Zone - "From Kids Have Ups & Downs Too!"The After-School Program in Santa Ana, CA where I went to school for a brief period of time offered Duncan SpinTops as an activity. I worked hard and after several months qualified for the state championship by becoming the Santa Ana City Champion. The After-School Program was my safe place because I never wanted to go home. Many times my mom wouldn’t return for days due to work and her poor choices so I tried to occupy my time with running the neighborhood, riding my bike past dark, or learning new tricks with my spintop. If it weren’t for the After-School Program I never would have learned to spin my top and wouldn’t be a yoyo professional today speaking to more than 3,800 kids weekly and over 400 schools worldwide. Get your kids involved with something … it could lead to a great opportunity and challenge them to be the best they can be. “Kids Have Ups & Downs Too!” coming soon from www.MindstirMedia.com

Friends – Good vs. Not-so-Good

Friends - Good vs, Not-so-Good

Finding Good Friends

Life is about making choices, some good and some bad. Friends, we hope, fall into the good choices however examples around us help us see that some friends are not-so-good. A good way to judge a good friend from a bad friend is like this: A good friend will not try to control or manipulate you. A not-so-good friend will be tactful in their appraoch to get you to think something is okay to do when it really is not. Be aware and live like a good example. Be a good friend. Be someone their parent would invite for a sleepover or for dinner. If your parents invite your friends over it probably means they agree on your choice of friends … Parents are pretty good at that  – probably because they learned the same friend-finding skills when they were growing up.