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have always been glad you grew up when you did. self-sufficiency regarding entertainment encouraged.

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Dominant Hand: I’m enjoying Pigs Might Fly [by Dick King-Smith] a lot. Kind of a Babe precursor, 1st published in 1980. Adorable little hero.

Alternate Hand: very clever & sweet book. fun to learn things from a book for kids.

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[I often compare the right and left sides of the brain to Charles Schulz’s Linus (right) and Lucy (left)]:

sweet, simple analogy that nevertheless packs a wallop. ‘what would Linus do?’ could be new mantra! [My inner child] Little Betty got a jump start with security blanket. new versions of blanket can be powerful tools.

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be kind in response to his email. decades of suppressed rage there. key is that he did suppress it for the sake of his children.

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feel you get as much or more than you give when mentoring. it’s good for your spirit to be in service to children & books.

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get along with children: enjoy their company. truth tellers, usually, & open to life’s offerings.

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have tried to encourage reading [for a child I’ve been mentoring] for 5 years: work is about done. rest is up to her. that’s grace, dear one. time, energy & love given to that child & received in return.

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