"Dabble in the Past. Dwell in the Present. Dream about the Future."
"Best Friends Forever"
LEEF: Lover of Literature, Language, Lyrics, Legends & Lore
RENAI: Radical Researcher & Gregarious Golden Girl
Along with like-hearted readers, writers, researchers, and treasure seekers like you, LEEF and RENAI are enchanted by the stacks of books that line the laddered walls from floor to ceiling in The Old LPL.
Wisdom and wonder seekers by nature, they get joyfully lost in the stacks that make an a-maze-ing labyrinthe across the old, creaky, wooden floors and the secret staircases and tunnels tucked inside.
Each book holds "wor(l)ds of wisdom and wonder' that come to life as they 'leef' through dusty-musty ink-marked pages. The Old LPL is the place for educational trinket and treasure seekers of all times--past, present and future!
The shrub-enshrouded entrance is a key in the lock of LEEF's LLJ (Literary Learning Journey). Will it be yours?
"It is only well with me when I have a chisel in my hands."
"Not too hard. Not too easy. Just right."
(With 'ahh-some' evolutionary, present-moment, determined delight!)
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"When a man makes up a story
for his child, he becomes
a father and a child together,
If you’re looking for a playful approach to Lit’ Lovin,’ you may want to visit LEEF's friend, frizzy-fuzzy, green-nosed Kwil. He is a master of rhythm, rhyme and chime!
Kwil is a poet and pen pal who uses poetry and word play to communicate with love, empathy and encouragement. As an interactive light verse lover, he uses the simplest abcb rhyme scheme so all ages and abilities may easily join the fun! Responding to "scribbles and scribes" from the youngest literacy learners has been his specialty for three decades.
Although shy, Kwil is a bold and bubbly cheerleader for literacy, creativity and social-emotional learning. With his love of learning, he personifies enthusiasm as "one of the most powerful engines of success" (as Emerson said). Picking up his pen, Kwil enters a state of flow and "transcendent selfhood" (as Csikszentmihalyi said). This is Kwil's joy and only claim to fame. As a poet and pen pal, he knows that enthusiasm and engagement precede erudition--the purposeful will to apply and master a skill!
Kwil creates and connects with children and creative inner children of all ages who love to keep their pencils moving, keyboards tapping, pages turning and imagination yearning!
Founder & Creative Connector