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20 Ways To Get Your Child Away From Screens and Back to Creativity!

December 19, 2018

“Kids in their neighborhood played games of Cowboys and Indians*, complete with rubber guns, bows and arrows, and even rubber knives. The rubber knives weren’t much fun because there was no way to know whether they would have stuck if they were thrown. Ito and Danny enjoyed these games, particularity the running and the rubber … Continue reading 20 Ways To Get Your Child Away From Screens and Back to Creativity!

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Christmas dinner, now and then…

December 12, 2018

  As we approach Christmas – a time of celebration, family, gifts, and enormous amounts of food – I wanted to take the opportunity to share an excerpt from Honed Virtue that perfectly shows the difference between how people gathered food during the Depression era and how we get food today. (Reminder: Danny and Ito … Continue reading Christmas dinner, now and then…

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“Honed Virtue caught my interest right from the start. I loved the interaction… Back in the 1930s, things were tough and kids had to grow up fast. The closeness of the two families was very natural and ethnic backgrounds did not matter. They learned from each other. We should have more of that in this day and age… …very entertaining and kept my Interest… enticed me to want to read the next book to find out what will happen… Two thumbs. It was refreshing and delightful.”

-Barbara Kaufhold Licensed Massage Therapist

5 Stars - Wonderful Insight into Growing Up During The Great Depression. I so enjoyed this book! The story of this young man growing up in rural Oregon during the Great Depression was absolutely spot-on. It echoed my family’s oral tradition as well as stories from my own youth.The story is so well told that I became totally invested in it by the end of the first chapter. It was such a page-turner that I made myself take breaks so that I could savor the story. I can’t wait to read the rest of this young man’s story along with Ito and his other friends. The next book in the series can’t come quickly enough for me. This author’s writing style is very easy to absorb. His segues into the background of the other characters feels seamless. The characters, their emotions and their conversations ring absolutely correct. This book will be in my permanent ‘Keepers’ collection. I will be reading all of this author’s work.”

-Janet R. Graham Water Quality Control Analyst