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Kita's Gentle Message: The Wisdom of Trees (June 5, 2010)

I've always liked trees. As a little girl I climbed them; and it seems they've always been my friends. When I go running, I touch the needles of the fir trees lining the path along the river as if I'm shaking hands with all my buddies and I am happy. This week I had the opportunity to meet Diana Beresford-Kroeger at her book launch of "The Global Forest". I bought the book and can't wait to learn more about my tree friends. I am…

Added by Kita Szpak on June 5, 2010 at 8:50am — No Comments

Sports Parents Tip of the Day

Sports parents should not underestimate the influence that their child’s sports coach has on them in sports, and in life. Youth sports coaches are often the most influential people in an athletes life. A coach who is caring, inspiring and knowledgeable is a great motivator for kids. Finding this type coach at the youth level can be difficult and is… Continue

Added by Jack Perconte on June 4, 2010 at 1:10pm — No Comments



Added by Laura Lyseight on June 3, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

My First Book Signing: Accepting Sponsor for Door Prize

I have a good news. Two days ago on Tuesday, June 1, Jessica Keough--co-owner of Baxter's Black Sheep Saloon in Berwyn, PA-- had conversation with me via phone to discuss my upcoming book signing, Enthusiasm, at her restaurant and I have picked the date already. It… Continue

Added by Fida Abbott on June 3, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Sports Parents Tip of the Day

Knowing When to be Quiet

I see it happen all the time – a kid goes up to bat and his coach starts yelling to do this (“swing level,” i.e.) and the player’s parents are saying to do that (“keep your hands up,” i.e.) and then the hitter lets pitches go by that are right down the middle. The coach and…

Added by Jack Perconte on June 2, 2010 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Sports Parents Tip of the Day

Rewards for Winning

Sport parents and coaches should not get in the habit of rewarding teams or individuals when they win or play well. Adults often do this by promising to go to a certain restaurant or buy the players a certain something when they win or perform well. With this situation young…

Added by Jack Perconte on June 1, 2010 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Sports Parents Tip of the Day

“Scoreboard begins with letter S, but so does Sportsmanship.” Who wins and loses is important but the feelings associated with them goes away, sooner or later. The feeling one gets when applying good sportsmanship is a way of life and never goes away. Sports parents and coaches who apply sportsmanship first and worry about scoreboard second will make a… Continue

Added by Jack Perconte on May 31, 2010 at 10:48am — No Comments

Kite the Novel freebie Wix site

Kite the Novel on Wix

Added by Bill Shears on May 30, 2010 at 10:24pm — No Comments

Why Begins With W: A Lesson in Murder

A mystery wrapped around a secret, hiding the worst evil you can imagine! A talented formerly home-schooled 14 year-old enters the nightmare known as the… Continue

Added by John Schulte on May 30, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Rosie Red Bottom the grey parot's

Check out Rosie's blog and her new book. Full of fun stories.

Added by Donna Mann on May 28, 2010 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Sports Parents Tip of the Day

The Power of Breathing to Ease Sports Pressure

I hear this comment all the time, “He/she can do it in practice, but not in games.” A very common and very frustrating occurrence, of course, for both players and parents. Most of the time, this happens because players’ fundamentals are not correct but…

Added by Jack Perconte on May 28, 2010 at 10:03am — No Comments

New York City to Charge Rent to the Homeless

Brenda Farrar-Ejemai is the author of the book/documentary: The Family In The Car, A Revelation. In this on-time documentary she depicts a familly surviving on the streets of New York City who were once sheltered and somewhat privileged.…


Added by Brenda Farrar-Ejemai on May 26, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Sports Parents Tip of the Day

Many parents don’t realize that they are exerting excessive parental pressure on their sports playing kids. When parents notice the following, they should learn to adjust their (parental) behavior.



Added by Jack Perconte on May 26, 2010 at 1:56pm — No Comments


  • Success will inevitably follow you, if you learn not to give up at all the…

Added by Laura Lyseight on May 26, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Sports Parents Tip of the Day

Remember, it is OK to miss your kids games occasionally.

Somewhere, over the years, the opinion has been created that one is a bad parent when they don’t attend their child’s games. Parents who attend every game may put too much emphasis on the child’s sports career to the point where the sport becomes “everything” to every one. Making a kid's sport…

Added by Jack Perconte on May 25, 2010 at 10:40am — No Comments

New Trends, Old Truths

Hello Fellow Mountain Taker,

In my…


Added by Carl Jenks on May 24, 2010 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Sports Parents Tip of the Day

Sleep on It

When parents feel disappointment over their child’s effort level or practice habits, it may be best to wait to tell them. This may lead to a sleepless night for parent, but not to a bunch of sleepless nights because of saying the wrong thing immediately. Saying things impulsively and with…

Added by Jack Perconte on May 24, 2010 at 11:11am — No Comments

Mom Replaced by Free Download

It happens every year.

Every major school project is due the same week in May. Now that Tristan is in middle school, it is worse than it was before; and I don’t see it getting any better until he graduates from graduate school and starts taking care of us.

Until then, Jack and I will just have to bare with it.

Last week, Tristan’s social studies project was due. It was on the country of Poland, where his ancestors originated. It was very last minute. He only… Continue

Added by Lauren Carr on May 23, 2010 at 12:31pm — No Comments

A big hello to Everyone. From Gregg Seeley author of Big Bobby Boom! and the Marble Mayhem

Hello Everyone, I would like to invite everyone who would like to chat with Author Gregg Seeley on I will be having a week long Q and A marathon over at this site

Come on over and chat with me, read…


Added by Gregg Seeley on May 23, 2010 at 10:50am — No Comments

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