• Parenting,  Special Topics

    Happy Mothers Day….

    Happy Mothers’ Day from Michael, Robin and me! Artist Michael J. Johnson (whose story appears in What Kids Need….)  sent a greeting and an invitation to visit Michael’s website. Years ago, I bought two small paintings by Michael and, in the process, made a nice connection with his mother, Robin.  As you might imagine, sometimes when I look at them I can ‘hear’ Michael saying “it’s not big deal”! If there’s something you love send an e-mail and Robin (Michael’s Mom and business agent) will give…

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    Four Foundations

    If you’re going to be in NYC this weekend…

    ….here’s a chance to meet some wonderful people and promote a great cause.  As I’ve written before, while writing What Kids Need…. I became friendly with artist Michael Johnson and his mother Robin.  As you’ll see from the note from Robin, Michael’s success continue, as an artist, a hard-working businessman and, as always, someone who gives back. “Hi Andrea – I thought you might be able to help get the word out about a great event taking place in NYC this weekend. 100 of Michael’s paintings…