This is a photograph I took a few years ago. I love to see nature’s movement in my work.

I read about a great program in the UK that encourages reading between family members of military, especially those with a parent deployed. The program is called Reading Force, and they send the books and a scrapbook to the familiy that applies. The parent who is deployed, or not, reads the book along with the child, encouraging conversation. The part of this I love is that although I am not a military parent, I can imagine that a parent-soldier must sometimes find it hard to find things to talk about or write/email about. This gives everyone a topic to focus on. I thought this was great. I would love feedback from US families. I actually asked them if they knew of a program here in the US that does the same thing. I’ll see….