1st Literary Award

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 by  

literary-award-literature-novel-novels-writer-author-dreams-literary-1literary-award-literature-novel-novels-writer-author-dreams-literary-19Our 11-year-old earned her 1st Literary Award in a competition she entered months ago. She submitted a mini version of her 1st novella. It’s the 38th year of this competition & is open worldwide.

When Phillip read us the letter aloud, she jumped with pure delight feeling the fruits of her accomplishment after having spent months writing. We are so happy for her and very proud of her!

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Reading & writing are so important to Darling, a passion we saw at a very young age and have continued to fuel. While in England this May, we visited Oxford as C.S. Lewis & Philip Pullman are two of our daughter’s favorite authors, click: Oxford .
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Three teachers, Mrs. DZ, Mrs. SZ & Mrs. C have had such a significant impact on furthering her creative juices and honing her technical skills. Marvelous, nurturing, kind teachers ~ we are so grateful to have had this Dynamic Trio educate our daughter! Thank you, Mrs. DZ, for the amazing surprise cookie bouquet!!! Loved it!!!literary-award-literature-novel-novels-writer-author-dreams-literary-10
In her congratulatory card was a letter trimmed in gold with a very special message: Pack your bags & your wand, Hogwarts Castle awaits!! 
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Cheers with smoothies & an afternoon of play, the day could not have ended any better!literary-award-literature-novel-novels-writer-author-dreams-literary-30 literary-award-literature-novel-novels-writer-author-dreams-literary-34 literary-award-literature-novel-novels-writer-author-dreams-literary-37
bright spot flowerThe Bright Spot – Her award! Her friends! Her magical destination created by her favorite female author, J.K. Rowling, click: Wizarding World to see one of the most fun stories I’ve had the pleasure to write!
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Darling, you are well on your way!


Imagination Times Infinity

Sunday, June 15, 2014 by  

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…………..The Magna Carta   1215AD                         Crystal Ball from The Wizard of Oz

Phillip was invited to the home of billionaire Jay Walker to view his private collection in The Walker Library of The History of Human Imagination.

Glass floor to lower level.-ajpgMy husband standing on the glass floor leading to the underground museum.Library (7)

Here are some cool pictures he snapped that evening. This is the napkin during lunch Franklin D. Roosevelt outlined his plans to end WWII and, ultimately, defeat the Axis Powers.F.D.R (3)a

Dinosaur egg 136 chicken eggs largeThe largest egg of any animal (the Aepyornis) that has ever lived – it is 10,000-20,000 years old and contains the equivalent volume of 10-12 ostrich eggs (as seen beside it) or 160 chicken eggs!!1 of 3 Sputniks Russian Sputnik

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1699AD – The 1st map showing the Sun as the center of our universe.


Circut board from 1st Apple Computer signed by Steve Wozniak





Circuit board from 1st Apple computer signed by Steve Wozniak


Lincoln's Campaign photograph


Abraham Lincoln’s campaign photograph

1st Moon Landing Control Room signed by all

1400s ship next to Space Station1st Moon Landing Control Room – signed by all


A 1400s ship next to a Space Station

Amber 90 million yo only full-body scorpion jurassic results not far (2)EKG readout of Buzz Aldrin as he stepped onto the Moon

A 90-million-year-old piece of amber encasing the only full-body organism known in the world (scorpion). Jay Walker says the reality of Jurassic Park is not so far into the future…Henry 8th's law of creating new testament printed chained to every church in country


Buzz Aldrin’s actual EKG results the exact moment the Apollo 11 lunar module touched the lunar surface for the very 1st time.




1539AD     King Henry VIII’s new law of printing the New Testament from Greek into English & then chaining them to every church in the country.
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The Declaration of Independence – 1 of only 2 copies & actual signatures.                                                                                                    1 of only 2 - actual signaturesMeteorites from MarsMr. Walker holding meteorites from Mars.

bright spot flowerThe Bright Spot – Phillip truly had an experience out of this world! Thank you to Mr. Walker for offering his time and passion for an evening well spent amongst these amazing world treasures of more than 50,000 precious volumes & a myriad of artworks and artifacts.