Jane and I realize that the book, Breast Stroke, is about connection, connection through illness, reaching out and not feeling alone or lost.
I just bought another domaine name, Connectionwell.com, so we can begin to set up a network of connection for those who are ill. We are in the beginning stages, obviously, but it is the beginning of creating our "platform" to promote the book.
That said, I want to talk about Walking School Buses. Brian Fellows of Tempe, Arizona has a letter to the editor in the September/October Orion magazine. He writes: "In Arizona, communities are investing in an elegantly simple encouragement strategy called the walking school bus. Popularized in Australia, walking school buses are adult-escorted walks to school. Sound insultingly simple? It is."
There are Walking School Buses and Bike Trains. In each case, an adult leads children to and from school. This builds stronger neighborhoods, healthier people, and helps the environment.
Brian Fellows continues: "Safe Routes is about building sustainable communities that invite safe, convenient, human-powered mobility. As we speak, the world is making other arangements for us. Whether we make our own is our choice."
Let's hear it for the words, advice, and inspiration of Brian Fellows. My children are grown, and I would be happy to lead a flock of children. How great is this!!
Motivation. Inspiration. Let's lead and do, and build that swing, and then, settle into it for a rocking place to perceive and be.