Happy Holidays everyone! I can't believe 2014 is nearly over. And with the new year starting, comes all sorts of excitement. New books, new dreams, new goals. All very exciting. One of my New Year's goals is to be around the blog a bit more. But, that can't happen until I finish up this month … Continue reading OOhhh….look what’s coming…
I am so excited! Today marks my 4th anniversary as a published author. Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students came out on October 1, 2010. I remember the day distinctly. It was a small little educational title that was supposed to sell in a tiny niche. My agent at that time was Krista Goering. She believed … Continue reading 4 years and 9 books later…
Hi everyone! The behind the scenes work on the new blog focus and look is coming along....slowly. As I am finishing up the book in preparation for it's release later this month, my presence on the blogesphere will be somewhat scarce. I have to finish things up around here, as well as major edits that demand … Continue reading Weekly Update
Summer provides the opportunity to be outdoors with sunshine, warmth, and longer days. It is a time for a change in pace, either more or less, faster or more leisurely. I enjoy moderate temperatures and walks in nature and time to set by a stream or climb a mountain. It is also a time to … Continue reading Summer Fun – a change in pace
For some people, thinking about summer fun triggers images of sitting quietly, absorbing warmth, watching the world go by, resting, and contemplating. For others, splashing by the water's edge, swimming, and skipping stones. For me, summer is a chance to go outside and explore the world. Swimming and barbecues are secondary pleasures. Many of my … Continue reading That One Time at Band Camp….
Happy June everyone! This month we are all taking about summer and things to do. With the Girl Guide coming out, I though I'd focus my post on one of the themes from The Girl Guide - finding yourself and your unique voice in the world. And what better time to start on that journey … Continue reading It’s June…and SUMMER!!!
We focus tremendously and appropriately on providing enrichment and stimulating creativity in children. What about us as adults? Our soul, our intensity, our internal drive thirsts for creative expression and cultivation through enrichment. This means times for play, pursuit of something new as a result of curiosity, delving into something that seems irrelevant because it … Continue reading Adult Enrichment and Creativity
Wow, creativity. The thought of forced creativity is scary for me because it’s like saying, “You’re a funny guy. Say something funny.” I have a hard time being creative on the spot. My daughters have no reservation when it comes to being creative though. And now that we are homeschooling, I get to see creativity … Continue reading What does creativity look like?
I let my wife know I was struggling with this month's blog post and she had my back. She had written something a while back and when I told her I was having a hard time with this blog, she shared it with me. She said that even though it might not fit in with … Continue reading Love Rollercoaster
Today, I accompanied my eldest child and his class of gifted 4th graders on a field trip to the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The Lightbox is the home of the Toronto International Film Festival. As part of their year-round programming, they offer opportunities for kids to learn how to make films. The gifted classes at my … Continue reading The Joy of Completing a Challenge