WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW?
My daughter, Dr. Yolanda Taylor and I just finished collaborating on a children's book that I think her colleagues and those in dentistry will find enjoyable and resourceful. That's all I'm going to say for now as we are in the early stages of its publication, but I will give more details before the year's end.
I am also working on a project that will benefit and honor our veterans of foreign wars. What an honor it is for me to do this because veterans are some of the most heroic, selfless individuals who have given so much to serve and protect this great country in which we live.
READING AND WRITING IDEAS
*Encourage READING in your community by donating mazazines & books to your local barber/beautician's parlor. (I just loaded up a stack of Ebony, Prevention, and inspirational magazines; placed them in a nice basket that was occupying too much space.)
* Donate books to children in other countries. As a retired English teacher, I have accumulated a library of books that I refuse to throw away, so I'm boxing them up and sending them to children in Africa.
* Organize a fall poetry writing contest with your children,students, club/organization. With the changing autumn leaves and crisp cool breeze, adults can inspire children to become creative writers. And, of course, rewards of some type may be given!
* Have your children or students READ their poetry. Use drama, music, and art to enhance their writing. Wow! I'm getting excited about these activities!
*Place descriptive words, phrases, activities, events associated with fall in a box. Have children/students work in groups. Each group will receive the same wors to create their own story. Listen to the different ways in which children use the same words to develop thie unique stories.
NOTE: You may email me for Reading/Writing ideas for specific occasions at the above address.
*Conducting Writing Workshops
* Editing short to averge length manuscripts