Be-You-tiful

Mirror 01
If you’re like I was
you won’t have a clue
how to live up to
your most beautiful you

But you have what it takes and
you won’t build alone
as you discover yourself
you’ll find you
have grown

DarEll S. Hoskisson
March 2015

Project Sprouts

This came as a personal request through email. I know the Rogers family. If you’re looking for a way to help, this could make a difference right away. They are working on providing educational opportunities to all. I hope you look into it. Love, DarEll

Family and Friends,

Thanks so much for the generous support of this effort! We’ve raised $3,547 as of this morning, well on our way to the first phase needs of $5,000.

We’d really like to hit $11,000 to enable the small construction projects as well (building latrines). Please consider going out to this link to see pictures of these kids and their villages, and know that your contribution is being used almost 100% toward their welfare.

To you who have donated to date, thank you, thank you. A broad base of contributors is what makes this platform opportunity so effective. If there are friends or family you could bring in to this effort, that would be much appreciated.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/project-sprouts-education-for-all

Eliminate maternal/neonatal tetanus with Kiwanis and Unicef

I was just walking out of Sam’s club when someone asked me if I’d like to save a baby’s life.  Well, of course I would. 

They gave me information about the “Eliminate Project”.  Preventing MNT, a completely preventable disease that kills 60,000 mothers and babies a year.

For more information, you can check out their website at http://floridakeyclub.org/the-eliminate-project/

It only costs $1.80 to vaccinate one mother and her future babies. http://floridakeyclub.org/online-donations/

Stricken

Stricken

I heard the dark clouds are threatening
You’ve been struck by lightning
a time or two
and Yet you are still standing–
although with a limp, it’s true.

We know the storms will end but
hurricanes cause devastating loss.
We futility worry and wonder,
What will it ultimately cost?

But we also know that with rain
come the rainbows
as the light shows the
beauty in the storm.

We will certainly see
promised treasures
when we perceive them
in any form.

–DarEll S. Hoskisson 3/4/15

The Fledgling

The Fledgling

I stand high, free
The sun rains down on me
as I open my arms, palms to the sky
I already know I can fly

I’ve seen you soaring
high above the trees
Your mighty wings overshadowing me,
I’m nurtured, protected

So often, you let me ride on your back
You’ve made it easy
and I see
I’m still standing on your shoulders.

dsh

How can I study quicker and learn more permanently? How can I get my child to remember the times tables?

I recently discovered anki, it is essentially a flash card program but much better. It has decks of cards already pre-loaded so you can start your child off on times tables right away. Or make your own specialized cards/decks.

It is set up so that you can use it on your phone or mobile device.

It is free.

It syncs both directions so you can practice on your computer, phone, tablet whatever.

You can make your own flashcards with voice/pronunciation and pictures also if you like.

It asks you both directions so that you not only practice knowing what something means, but also recalling it.

SRS stands for spaced Repetition System. It is scientifically set up to ask you and re ask you the questions or meanings at longer and longer intervals just before you might forget– helping you get the info into your long-term memory. You can do this yourself using the game schedule in the book cited below, or the computer does it for you with the help of the anki website.

An EXCELLENT help for language learning and anything you learn worth remembering permanently. There are tutorials on youtube.

The website is Ankisrs.net

It is described in detail in the book Fluent Forever by Gabriel Wyner

My son is already doing much better at his times tables in just a few minutes a day and it is a fun game.
I’m being able to use the Sanskrit yoga terms with more confidence.
This is just the system I was looking for to keep from wasting time and studying with confidence! Good luck to you.

How can I get my child to be more active?

If you want to encourage your child to exercise more or if you have an active one who is always in trouble and you want to redirect,

You could try zamzee.

Zamzee.com has a small electronic device they sell for around 30$ that tracks the child’s activity and rewards them with points.

The point is to free some couches of all the potatoes! But, it could also help those who are already active find a positive thing to do with all their energy.

We are trying it out. So far we have enjoyed it.