Tuesday, August 31st is National Eat Outside Day. Get out there on the porch for breakfast or find an outdoor cafe for lunch. But for dinner, plan to join other KIVA families from around the area for a picnic in own of our favorite spots: Lakewood Park.
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Here’s a little gem we found on a search this week. The Donahue kids have grown up listening to Pete Seeger’s Children’s Concert at Town Hall. We listen to it before bed, as the kids are drifting off to sleep. They always perk up though when Abi Yoyo comes along on the disc. What a [...]
Steve Gosden has written an excellent short biography available on the web at http://ecotopia.org/ecology-hall-of-fame/pete-seeger/
This week, I would like to focus kidsadventuring.org to share the life and times of the iconic Mr. Pete Seeger, still changing the world, to this day.
His quote for our Monday Quote of the week blog is simple:
“Participation: That is what’s going [...]
I hope you had or will have a good laugh when you see this picture. It’s a picture from this summer. School starts for Mr. Donahue and my students tomorrow. Summer break has come to an end and as usual, I am revisiting the summer, considering the highs and lows.
An absolute highlight for me was [...]
I just wanted to share this note I received from Walkin’ Jim Stoltz. I was introduced to his music through the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and I started up some communication with him. I had planned on putting together some KIVA type stuff using his music and we even thought about trying to get him to [...]
Sometimes you just feel the rhythm.
And it takes over. Wish I had a video camera to capture our youngest
really experiencing the music. Here you can see him “drumming” along with a lovely Thelonious Monk
tune at the dinner table. The song was “Well, You Needn’t” from the album Monk’s Music.
I wonder if Art Blakey (simply amazing [...]
Kids and Parents,
Are you bored?
The National Wildlife Federation has added a neat-o contest to their website. Might be something nice for your family to do on these muggy, wet August days!
Here is the info from the NWF’s website www.beoutthere.org :
“Beat summer boredom and get little minds ready for their return to the classroom. Enter National Wildlife Federation’s [...]
“We are joined in a responsibility together make this world a good one for all of us. Each of us warms the world or chills it inasmuch as we offer or withhold respect, hospitality, encouragement, love or truth.” Rich Mullins
Take a moment to hear Rich Mullins’ wonderful song, The Color Green - here.
As soon as we get pictures, we will share the great, grand time that was had in our neighborhood today at the Donahue kids summer blast birthday party. We have three kids, born May, June and July. So every year, we throw them a big summer party and invite the neighborhood. Today was the [...]
A few weeks ago, artist and author Keri Smith added a program to her website, www.kerismith.com, that allows the viewer to become the artist. Like an online Etch-a-Sketch, you are asked to use the program to draw whatever you see in front of you. I just found out that you can view the submissions on [...]