Inspired by a Child

Learning about life through the eyes of a child

When I was six years old, my grandfather suffered a heart attack while staying with us and spent some time in the hospital. My father borrowed a neighbor’s video recorder and the family filmed a get well video. It might be the only video that exists from before I was 15. This was 1982. In [...]

I Can Draw It Myself by Dr Seuss is a coloring book that encourages children to draw their big something.  I was thinking today how independent my daughter is and always exploring things on her own.  It reminded my of a time when she was first able to express herself while trying to do something [...]

Bein’ Green was written in 1970 by Joe Raposo for the first season of Sesame Street.  It’s a song where Kermit expresses that he doesn’t like being green because many common, boring things are green.  By the end though, he realizes he’s happy to be green.  Great things are green.  “It’s beautiful, and I think [...]