Associations & Organizations

  • Makindu Children’s Program, A non-profit organization headquartered in Eugene, Oregon that supports a day resource facility called Makindu Children’s Centre (MCC) in a rural region of eastern Kenya, providing for the nutritional and medical needs of over 1,800 destitute AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children.

Audio Stories


            • American Gap Association
              “Advocating for increased participation in Gap Year education through the meaningful accreditation of safe and quality organizations, the proliferation of Gap Year Scholarships, and the continued research of Gap Year student outcomes.”
            • Half the Sky Movement
              Igniting the change needed to put an end to the oppression of women and girls worldwide though education and collaboration.

Favorite Websites & Blogs

            • Inheriting the Trade & Traces of the Trade
              A memoir and documentary about a family’s journey to confront its slave-trading past with a call for reconciliation
            • Not One Sparrow
              A Christian voice for animals.
            • Passion To Action
              A grass-roots movement whose mission is to inspire, empower and mobilize people to put their faith in action.
            • Plant with Purpose
              A Christian environmental organization that transforms lives in rural areas worldwide where poverty is caused by deforestation.


            • Songwriting Works
              Educational foundation serving communities of elders, families and health and arts practitioners.


            • Cook Around the Block
              Healthy, gluten-free recipes –  some for vegans, most for vegetarians and many for pescetarians.
            • Sing Shanties
              Posts about maritime music and our monthly Sing Shanties Song Circle & Sing-Along in Port Townsend, Washington.

Oral History


            • Journeys with the Messiah
              A fashion photographer explores the modern-day relevance of Jesus.
            • Shorpy
              Historical photo archive and vintage prints.
            • Through Our Eyes Project  Inspired by Cafe Art in London, 100 disposable Fujifilm cameras will be given out to people who are living on the street, in a local shelter or are otherwise affected by homelessness.
            • Vivian Maier – Her Discovered Work
              Vivian Maier (1926 – 2009) – Chicago Nanny & Street Photographer
            • Vivian Maier on Artsy
              Striving to make all of the world’s art accessible to anyone. Vivian Maier’s page includes her bio, 110+ images of her works, exclusive articles about Vivian Maier, as well as her exhibitions.

Sharing Stories Online

            • Proust
              “A place to capture our life stories, thoughts, and aspirations and spark meaningful conversations about who we are.”



Resources for Children’s Stories

Archived Children’s Books – Read Online

Authors of Children’s Books

Environmental Children’s Books

Vintage Children’s Books

Writing for Children

        • Society of Chidren’s Book Writers & Illustrators
          One of the largest existing organizations for writers and illustrators. It is the only professional organization specifically for those individuals working in the fields of children’s literature, magazines, film, television, and multimedia.
        • The CBI Clubhouse
          The Online Home for Children’s Book’s Insider Readers