Advocating change with balance
In several books, for various different audiences, we bring forth an insight into how nature works to create alignment and balance. We apply the natural order to relationships to show how parts make for wholeness in our interactions and relationships. We extend the approach to show how to create balance in our processes and systems.
Comics With a Cause combine the playful side of life with the more serious side, each side, however, inspiring creative and constructive growth and change. The comics bring artists and writers together to encourage, while offering thought-provoking messages.
Super Star Cards feature superheroes and superstars, some fictional and some real life. The idea is to inspire people to do more by highlighting the extraordinary acts of everyday people. The animated characters also add a little playfulness and encouragement.
FIve Star Care magazine brings articles about life, liberty, happiness and equality to readers looking for insight into how we can create a more balanced world. These ideals are often in tension. Learning to balance that tension opens up a whole new world.
Learning about change
It's less about us, and more about what we do. Sure, we probably should share a little about us. Cathy has a master's degree in elementary education and Chris has a law degree and is an attorney. We, both, have spent years together writing and drawing. To really understand us, it helps to explain what we write about.
Underlying our approach to creating positive and constructive change is an insight into how systems work in balance. The insight relates to behavior and it relates to functioning. It's an insight which guides much of the writing. Of course, there are many possible ways to present a breakthrough, or an insight. One possibility is with a scholarly writing. And we have done that. Another is to write for the general public and we've done that. Beyond that, we believe it's important to reach children and so, we've written and illustrated many books for children, books that slowly, gradually introduce them to the insight.
REACHING ADULTS AND CHILDREN
Save the World Dog Drives a Car and Goes Really Far: With the power of imagination, there is no telling where you can go. Save the World Dog takes readers on a journey to imagine being able to do fun and exciting things, things which are purposeful and caring. Learning to save the world involves,[…]
You’ll See It When You Believe It: You’ll see it when you believe it turns “I’ll believe it when I see it” on its head. Join Save the World Dog and Save the World Guy as they take a trip to find out what the power of belief can do. This book inspires children with[…]
Star Cups Café, It’s theOnly Way: It’s the only way? Well, at least that is what the crew has to say. See why they say, “Star Cups Café, it’s the only way, and it’s a great way to start a world-saving day.” And share in the fun of making a better world as you enjoy[…]
You Ca Be Just Good Ole You: Star Cups and you. It, saving the world, cannot be done without you. This fun and entertaining book inspires one and all to embrace their unique individuality. Save the World Dog and his crew admit that there are some things that they cannot do… Join them to see[…]
It’s All About You and What You Can Do: Maybe you’ve heard, it’s all about you. Well, I’m here to tell you, it’s also about what you can do. It’s about what you can do to make this world a better place. It’s about what you can do and say to make things and the[…]
Love Your Fabler: Be abler. Love thy fabler. Sure, we know that it’s important to love thy neighbor, but do you know why it’s so important to love thy fabler? What’s a fabler? Well, it’s time to find out. It has to do with writing and particularly loving-good writing. Writing that’s outta sighting. Writing that[…]
Step Up to the Plate, It’s Great: It’s about stepping up to do something great! There’s nothing like creating a hit. We can create a hit in so many ways, with great works and great plays, with great ideas for making great lives, great seasons and great days. It’s about how you can create a[…]
Coolgle Schoolgle: It’s a cool school, this Google. A googol is a number. It’s a one with one hundred zeros. Like a googol, there’s Google, which is a place that can take you to a gazillion or a googol of great places – so, let’s gooooooo…. It’s time to find out how coolgle this Google[…]
Different Dog: Sometimes being different is the only way to be. When for example, you see something that no one else can see. Or, for example, when being different helps you to be the best that you can be. Of course, we all see things differently, now and again, but then, some of us see[…]
Blank Over Coffee: What goes on over coffee? Well, perhaps, more than you think. This is a story of what went on in the lives of two people who wrote several books, dozens, over coffee. And they’re not writers. They discovered an interesting way to look at the world and their lives. They discovered that[…]
The Anatomy of Our Behavior: What makes for harmonious behavior? By way of a metaphor to the body, consider the possibility that there are essential behaviors for harmony and fulfillment. Loving. One can be in their relations what a heart is for the body. As a pump, we give and receive nourishing resources for balanced[…]
Creating Harmony: Alignment, balance, harmony, each of these words could describe a goal that many of us might want. And perhaps we have a way to achieve it in our own lives. Yet, clearly, the world is full of misalignments, imbalance and disharmony. This book describes a fascinating discovery about how we might create more[…]
Sharing Values: What if there was an underlying organization to balance and harmony? And what if we could apply that organization to our relationships? And what if the organization also related to creating more peace and prosperity in the world? The word organization holds a clue to how we can create harmony. Organization, with the[…]
A System for Harmony: “The system is broken,” or “the system is fine,” regardless of your view, each reflect the idea that there is a system. And yet, what exactly is the system? And is it actually organized? This book looks at what it would mean to organize our system. For what purpose? For harmony,[…]
Cafe Superheroes?: Starbucks has the power to change the world in a way that few other entities can. Every day millions of people enter its doors, day in, day out. It has been described as the “third place” besides home and work. People go and spend hours there, making connections with others in a way[…]
A Legal Framework: This second letter takes the reader on a journey to learn how we, as individuals, and we, as a society, can better realize the objectives of life, liberty, happiness and equality. The work of one of the founders of law and economics, the Honorable Guido Calabresi, famous within legal circles, has tremendous[…]
Being Loving… Ohhh!: “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” These words of wisdom from Oprah are one of a multitude, words we might expect from someone who has interviewed and associated with many of the great leaders of our time. And someone who herself has modeled in many ways[…]
Loving Inclusion: You may not know who Nick Hanauer is, but he’s in the process of making himself and his cause known. He made his way onto the national, and world stage, by announcing as a billionaire his concern that things have gotten out of hand. He, in a Ted Talk, expressed his concern that[…]
Guns, Gals and Guys: Abigail Disney is a filmmaker with a mission, or several missions, all which can be summed up as being about trying to make a better world. What better person to reach out to to share an insight into how to bring about more peace, more loving behavior and more harmony. Beyond[…]
Equal Justice: How many authors can say they’ve had their book offered at Starbucks? How many people can say they’ve worked on death row? How many people can say that they’ve met individuals who spent years in prison, sometimes solitary confinement waiting for their death to be executed by the state only to be exonerated[…]
Reaching out to the Top: “Revolution…” the Bob Marley song plays overhead, as I begin to write the back cover of this book completed last week. Revolution, a fitting song to synchronistically play, as only twelve hours ago, Donald Trump was declared the winner of the Presidential race. We, Cathy and I, write about[…]
Good Advice: Peter Thiel has been at the forefront of leading edge development and thought. He is particularly interested in fostering breakthrough thinking and understanding. And for this reason, we write to him to make an appeal to help us bring to the world, a breakthrough new discovery about how nature works as pertains to[…]
5 Star Care: Five Star Care. It’s about becoming more aware of how we can care more and share more. How we can give more of what people adore. Read this story to see how Five Star Care is really what we’re all here for.
You’re Amazing: You, well, you’re amazing. And it’s an amazing world. Come join this journey to see all that’s amazing to see in the amazing universe, made for, and by, you and me. In this story, you’ll see wildlife and birds in pictures and words. You’ll see scenes of great beauty, places and things truly wonderful to see. You’ll see what’s truly amazing in the world,[…]