Remembering Oscar

Remembering Oscar My dear precious Oscar is gone. It turns out he had advanced heart disease and a tumor. The vet said he was suffering and recommended he be put to sleep. He died in my arms held close and surrounded by love. If there is one thing I have taken away it...

Beating the Bushes

Asking for money is hard so if you are easily put off by people sharing their dreams and asking for assistance, please stop reading.   As many of you know I’m the author of the CritterKin book series and related programs designed to teach kids kindness and...

Stop Bullying at Its Source

The Solution to Bullying Begins with Kindness “Be kind to unkind people. They often need it the most.” Bullying is a catchall phrase for behavior that results when children (and adults) have no other way to express their pain, anger and frustration than by...

The Mistify Girls

The story I’m about to share with you is true. It’s also a perfect illustration of why I cherish what I do. It was late January and still quite chilly when I arrived at South Elementary School in Mooresville, North Carolina. There I was enthusiastically welcomed by...