Grow Food Not Grass Sign
Backyard Adventures

Grow Food NOT Grass

What better way to have a backyard adventure than to grow a garden? This backyard adventure is part of the mini-series that I like to call: Bringing the world to your doorstep. ASSIGNMENT: Your adventure, should you choose to accept it, is to grow a simple garden. Growing basil in

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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?

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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.

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How to fall uphill infographic. A bicyclist falls up a mountain until they are standing on the top.
Games

How to fall uphill

Here is a fun new graphic that I created. It has been simmering in my brain for years. I think it really captures the essence of how doubt and fear are essential to any adventure. The trick is harnessing that emotional fuel and turning disadvantages into advantages.

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Cayendo Hacia Arriba Paraguay Peace Corp 03
How we make stuff

Falling Uphill in Paraguay with the Peace Corps

Scott Stoll is an author from my hometown who served as the U.S. Embassy’s cultural ambassador in Argentina during the 2011-2012 school year. His time in Argentina and collaboration with Argentine schools resulted in a Spanish language version of his book, Falling Uphill: The Secret of Life, about his 4 year journey around the world on his bicycle.

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Will Allen and Scott Stoll
How we make stuff

Growing Power

Once again I was honored to present at the Growing Power International Urban & Small Farm Conference. Pictured here is Will Allen, one of Milwaukee’s most prominent citizens and the founder of Growing Power.

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Students from Argentina holding their certificates of achievements and their copy of "Cayendo Hacia Arriba," the book that we created together.
Make-A-Book Project

Celebrating the book

Pictured below are the students from Argentina holding their certificates of achievements and their copy of “Cayendo Hacia Arriba” the book that we created together. In my opinion, the celebration of the book is the most important step. It helps the students realize their purpose in life, take a step

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Purple and orange cupcakes matching the Cupcake Boy Cover
How we make stuff

The Cupcake Boy is here

The Cupcake Boy is the story about a boy who makes the most beautiful and tasty cupcakes in the world; however, the villagers take the boy for granted.

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