It’s been two and a half years since The Bullying Antidote hit the shelves, and we are finally launching discussion groups! It really is a book designed to create change in groups. As a matter of fact, the stickers on the Zorgos Project books read, “Don’t read this book alone!” Would you like to discuss […]
I am not BULLYING you into donating with this final fundraising push… I’m asking! Nicely! (And a little giddy at the 11th hour!) One of my dear readers tells me he opens The Bullying Antidote every day to a random page, and like an oracle, there is always a bit of wisdom that applies to his life. Opening […]
Let’s start Thanksgiving early at The Lake Chalet! We are working hard to bring The ZORGOS Project to Oakland, and our Start Some Good fundraiser (http://startsomegood.com/zorgos) ends the day before Thanksgiving! Help us meet our goal and share in our GRATITUDE with our supporters at this event!
It’s been a busy October! I started a little job as Site Lead at an elementary school for the NoBully program. After having written about out-of-the-box Bully Prevention Programs (Chapter 6 of TBA), it is interesting to be involved in one! NoBully succeeds by building empathy…a key component of Zorgos! (More on this later.) But there […]
In a wonderful two-hour interview I did in Boulder, Colorado, with Paula Thompson, Andre Radatus, and Christilyn Biek-Larson, the hosts of Cosmic Citizen Radio, I only said “um” about 800 times and “you know” about 9000 times! We talked about bullying from a spiritual perspective, and everyone left feeling full of Zorgos, inspired by Gandalf, and empowered to go out and change the […]
Check out the trailer for “Invocation,” a piano & projected poetry performance (say that ten times fast) I created in collaboration with Franz Liszt and concert pianist Daniel Finnamore. It premiered on January 17th to an amazed audience at Oakland Technical High School, invoking a new century at a centennial celebration. (Read more about it […]
With the great staff at Oakland’s Impact Hub, I am celebrating my love of the pencil next week. Love to draw? Love to create? Love the pencil? or to just to be silly? (Have any friends in Italy? We’ll be creating greetings for me to take to artists in Florence and Rome!)
To ring in the new year…and a new century at Oakland Tech, I have created a daring new work, and possibly a new art form, collaborating with the long gone but still very alive Franz Liszt.
Come to the San Ramon Valley PTA’s parent ed night on October 15, and hear our twist on this classic playground retort that was once the recommended way to deal with a bully. Click here to register—and share!
There is no describing my experience reading at The Literary Foolery Cabaret in San Francisco…I must show it!
Clowns take on Feminism & Fairy Tales featuring ME reading and talking about The Souls of Her Feet!!!! “A book event like no other…” • “What a cool-ass gig!”
This summer I won a great honor… first place in the California Writers Club’s annual literary dessert contest!
The cake I made was a collaborative effort with my family; we’d made it once before for a baking contest for the teen program at Chabot Science Center. The cake represented HAL 9000, the passive-aggressive supercomputer from the Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001… and since it was powered by technology (an iPod spouting lines from the movie), it drowned out all the other cakes with its awesomeness.