Stories

April 15, 2019 - Be Like a Squirrel

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The Squirrel Story  (from The White Stripes album ‘Elephant’, track 10).

When problems overwhelm you and sadness smothers us where do we find the will and the courage to continue?  Well the answer may come in the caring voice of a friend.  A chance encounter with a book.  Or from a personal faith.  For Janet, help came from her faith but it also came from a squirrel.  Shortly after her divorce, Janet lost her Father.  Then her job.  She had mounting money problems.  Janet not only survived, she worked her way out of despondency and now she says life is good again.

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April 14, 2019 - Flipper Girl – Mind Your Buckets

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Tired of moving mountains, Flipper Girl settled for being strategically productive, (not of her own kind) up the muddy creek.

Some thoughts on this one …. 

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January 5, 2019 - Growing Up With Social Media

December 24, 2018 - As Another Year Turns

 

‘Invictus’ is Latin for unconquered.  Undefeated. It was the anthem used for the Invictus Games this year.

Stay safe and unconquered as we go through the Christmas period into the new year.

JB and The Dog.

(See related article, Harry of Hope.)  ‘Never Give Up’, is one I’ve kept plugged into this year along with ‘You Can Do Anything‘ and Deanna K’s Warrior Cry.  Keep strong.

 

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December 5, 2018 - Courage to Make Music

Found Deanna and the music she creates through Instagram (@dkouris11).   Her music and rapping has the verbal energy of Eminem, and an empowering message of survival and personal transformation.   Thanks D for sharing your music on Black Dog x

 

December 1, 2018 - Young Insight

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This is Impossible – So Let’s Get Started.

Below is an excerpt from a student’s exploration of the book, ‘Clunk & Jam’,  for an English assignment.  Thank you RB for choosing Clunk & Jam to review and the personal insights you’ve written about and kindly (bravely) shared …

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