Pet Peeves and Puppy Dog Tales

Pet Peeves and Puppy Dog Tales If you believe, as I do, that we tend to attract what we focus on, then you’ll understand why I decided to shift my attention.  Every time I turned on the television recently or checked my email and feeds on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and...

Talking Critters and Kids

  True confessions – I love radio. It’s this wonderful combination of words and sound that invites you to close your eyes and listen with your imagination.  Does the person with the rough, smoky voice have a weathered lined face? How about the smile of the author...

Lessons from our Critter Kin

  There was a soul who walked this earth with quiet paws. Completely comfortable within herself, she slept when and where she wanted, ate only when hungry and trusted her nose implicitly.  The joys of her life were simple – sleeping in the sun, chasing...

Falling Isn’t Failing

There’s a compelling YouTube video being passed around social media. It’s called “Pick Em Back Up,” and it was produced by Proctor and Gamble as part of their sponsorship of the upcoming winter Olympics. It’s billed as a thank you to mothers for helping pick their...

Balancing the Education Equation

On Thursday December 19th  I read, discussed, drew and encouraged  4th 5th and 8th graders at Endeavor Charter School in Raleigh, NC to come up with stories about kindness. This was all part of the CritterKin “Be Kind” campaign to use a subject kids love (animals) as...