After playing alongside Pete Seeger more than 50 times from 2003 to 2013, I am recording a CD and touring throughout the U.S., Canada, and other parts of the globe to share Pete’s songs, stories and message because I am determined to “KEEP THE FLAME ALIVE." I need your help!
A Shared Message
It may come as a surprise to those who know me and my mission that I knew very little about Pete Seeger before we met in 2003. I had heard his name and knew he had written "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" and "If I Had a Hammer," but I had no idea what an amazing human being he was. After getting to know him, I agree with Harry Belafonte that Pete's image should be carved into Mount Rushmore. Pete was as much the … [Continue reading...]
in Times Square photographed by Eisenstaedt. Good News speaks to this inspiring couple and they share their love for each other, for their country and for Peace. What a fantastic example of the Spirit of 45.
"Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive
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-J Day in Times Square is a photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt that portrays an American sailor kissing a woman in a white dress on Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day) in Times Square in New York City, on August 14, 1945.
The photograph, taken with a Leica IIIa camera, was published a week later in Life magazine among many photographs of celebrations around the United States that were presented in a twelve-page section titled Victory Celebrations. A … [Continue reading...]
There was a lady named Helen who had dementia. Every time her daughter, Heidi, visited Helen showed no sign of recognizing her daughter.
Heidi was heartbroken. Time after time it was the same. She’d visit and get no sign of recognition whatsoever, so finally she made the painful decision to stop visiting.
It only upset her and she believed her mother felt no pleasure during her visits.
Marie Marley, PhD, is the award award winning author of, Come Back Early Today: A Story of Love, Alzheimer’s and Joy. You can visit Marie’s website at ComeBackEarlyToday.
They May Recognize You but Not Be Able to Express It
It’s always possible, however, that your loved ones do recognize you but are just not be able to show it.
I had a personal experience which I believe demonstrates this. I … [Continue reading...]
ArtCenter/South Florida’s Education Director Helps Families
Select an Art Camp & Create an Artful Vibe this Summer
With school out soon for the summer break, parents can benefit from these artful learning tips from ArtCenter/South Florida’s Education Director Tammy Key, including valuable advice on the best ways to choose an art camp for children (whether at home or abroad traveling with the family).
According to the National School Boards Association, children who study art are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement. Studies show that art helps kids earn higher report card grades because skills developed through art lead to better learning in other areas.
Art classes also help children develop their social skills and teamwork, fine motor skills, and … [Continue reading...]
Inventor of the interactive card deck Warrior Spirit / Mission Homefront and Warrior Spirit / Mission Homefront for Couples,
Leslie is a psychotherapist with a private practice in New York City, and she has been a Consultant for the foster care system for seventeen years. Leslie has been a Program Director for programs for at-risk youth in the South Bronx, for six years created and implemented long-term intensive arts and after-school programs in inner city schools for at-risk and hard to reach youth, developed and led staff development trainings in creativity, and for two years pioneered a poetry project at Rikers Island Correctional Facilities for Men and Women. She has also supervised residences for homeless young adults, worked in homeless shelters, worked in an emergency … [Continue reading...]