Born in Oregon, living in Australia for the last 37 years. Always wanted to write and just published my first book called “Wolf Dawn” a Science Fiction - Fantasy - Romance. Published on Amazon and Smashwords. Love sailing (sailed from San Diego to Mexico on a Catalena 42), home educated our kids. Still happily married after 36 years.
Areas of Expertise
Writing, Home Education, Nursing
An idea worth spreading
On raising children: Avoid negative comments on negative behaviour. To ensure your children don't fight, try to prevent them fighting well BEFORE it happens. We had two boys; Ashton and Chris. I watched them for ANY sign that one had behaved WELL toward the other. Then, when I was alone with that child (for example Chris) I told him what I had observed (his exact good behaviour) and said how lucky his brother was to have him because he was such a wonderful little bother! Later, when I saw Ashton do something nice to his brother I took him aside and told him how lucky his little brother was to have him. This could be called positive re-enforcement from a psychological reference, but from a humanitarian reference it simply acknowledges natural good. The two boys (28 and 29), although different as can be, are still best friends.
I'm passionate about
Philosophy, Art, Sailing, Writing, Education and the idea of Universal Health care. I also like to travel.
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I lOVE books, philosophy,art, educational issues, and sailing. Home Educated our kids. I am experienced in almost every aspect of nursing having worked in goals, Drug and Alcohol, surgical, etc.
My TED story
Recently discovered TED and am overjoyed! As a positive idealistic person who believes that mankind can sort out any problem when they set their mind to it, I think TED is one of the best things to come out of the internet.