International Space Station over Earth the pale blue dot.
Backyard Adventures

Spot the International Space Station

Here is an easy backyard adventure that I have done 3 times already. You can easily spot the International Space Station flying overhead. It looks a lot like a fast airplane except that’s a lot higher and traveling thousands of miles an hour.

The Make-A-Book Project and author-in-residence program school photographs. Pictured here are all four of the aerial-view school photos. Kids standing in the shape of a bicycle, worm, butterfly and cupcake.
Books

How the school photos are made

How I make the aerial view photos look real, including using satellite views and chalking the drawing out square by square.

The Make-A-Book Project and author-in-residence program school photographs. Pictured here are all four of the aerial-view school photos. Kids standing in the shape of a bicycle, worm, butterfly and cupcake.
Books

How the books are made

The following is a step by step summary of how the book is made, including: planning, creating, celebrating and making a difference in the world.

The "How's it going" Dream Workshop station with facilitators and children.
How we make stuff

The Dream Workshop Pilot Program

We tested the Dream Playbook in over a dozen schools. We called it our “Dream Workshop” but it was so much fun that the students called it “The Dream Club.”

Terraced garden peppers and tomatoes and pollinating plants
Backyard Adventures

Grow Food NOT Grass

What better way to have a backyard adventure than to grow a garden? We recommend you start with a potted plant like basil.

Are you a flutterby or a butterfly? Don't let life pass you by.
Backyard Adventures

Are you a flutterby?

Do you stop to smell the flowers and sip the nectar of life? Or do you just flutter past everything and let your wings get caught in the winds of life?

Vamos Chicas, a young girls club pose in front of a scenic Paraguay mountiain.
Make-A-Book Project

Vamos Chicas Vamos

The Spanish edition of my “Falling Uphill” kids book “Cayendo Hacia Arriba” is being used by the Peace Corp in Paraguay to teach kids how to read and dream.

Step #3: Play it! Take a step of action to make your dreams real.

Take a step of action to help make dreams come true.

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