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100 Kids Kingston

November 16, 2015 YOU MAY BE SMALL BUT YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE … Earlier this month a very special group called 100 Kids had its official launch and inaugural meeting in Kingston. 100 Kids is a group that aims to get kids actively involved in their community by giving their “time, talents and treasures”…

What If Kids Could Vote? The song

October 27, 2015 The song is finished.  I wrote it on the eve of the Canadian election and performed it at Centennial School in Kingston, ON where I was starting an artist-in-residence program.  I was working with 3 classrooms of Grade 5s and 6s (and a few Grade 4s). The students had just had their…

What if Kids Could Vote ‘Demo’

What if Kids Could Vote?   Gary Rasberry   Draft Oct 16/15   What if kids could vote? All around the world Every boy and every girl—all around the world All around the world   What if kids could vote? Starting today What if kids could vote and truly have their say? If we asked them to…

What If Kids Could Vote?

What if kids could vote?   It’s a question that’s very interesting to consider. What if? (I don’t know.) It’s a question that easy for us to dismiss. Many would be quick to say, “Children can’t vote!   It just wouldn’t work. They don’t understand politics. They don’t understand the issues.” And on and on the thinking…

Youthwrite: A Camp for Young Writers

Monday July 20, 2015 Youthwrite: A camp for kids who love to write … just about anything! I just spent a week at the Youthwrite Camp in Edmonton, Alberta with about 50 young writers between the ages of 11 and 14 on site. They are poets and playwrights, songwriters and graphic novelists, artists and dreamers…

‘True Friend’ Video

Saturday July 4, 2015 My dear friend Anna and her dear friend Mavis created this sweet little video for the song, True Friend.  Thanks yu2! (Having a friend is a beautiful thing …)

At the Drive Thru

Sometimes I wonder why no one’s inside. There’s empty tables. There’s empty chairs. It looks clean and cozy but one one is there— Cuz everybody’s lined up at the drive thru … Been to the drive thru lately? What was YOUR experience like? One day, I was driving by a strip of fast food chains…

What Do We Really Want?

Hey! What’s the Big Idea asking … a Forthright and Brazen question such as this? What do you? Really want?  For your life.  For your children?  For the planet?  For your two cats? What do you Really Want? For your money? For your father-in-law? For your daughter’s teacher?  For families who have nothing? For Families who…