Monday, December 27, 2010

Evan and Tom Paul

Here is a fantastic photo of a fan, Evan, with his cat, Tom Paul. The cat was named after the Tom Paul from my song, "Lisa Lee Elizabeth!" How cool is that?

And a drawing Evan made of Tom Paul (the cat)...

I promised long ago to post these up on my website! I've been excavating my office this week and I just unearthed the folder that contained them. So, up they go. Sorry to take so ridiculously long at it, Evan! 

Now back to the pile - I wonder what else I might come across!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Skyline Visit

On Dec 10 I visited Mrs. McDonald's 1st grade at Skyline Elementary here in Stillwater; just now getting around to posting photos! This was another of the classroom visits I donated to the Stillwater Library to give as prizes for their summer reading program. We had a fun time, as always!

Here we're doing the Wind Energy song:

Posed together after the singing:

Happy holidays!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Delivering Donated CDs to Schools

As part of the fundraising campaign to record my new Songs From the Science Frontier CD I gave my backers the option of purchasing CDs to be donated to schools or other institutions where lots of kids would get to hear them. 

Eighty-one CDs were purchased as donations! 

Over the past two weeks I've been hand delivering and mailing CDs to schools all over the country. Not all of my backers specified recipients for their donations, so I had the fun and surprisingly time-consuming task of choosing where about 2/3 of them would go. 

I made sure all the schools here in Stillwater got a copy, as well as schools in surrounding communities. I also sent them to far-flung places such as science magnet schools in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Wichita, Durham, and Los Angeles. 

For anyone who's curious beyond reason, here is a list of all the CD recipients.

Last week I visited each of the Stillwater schools to deliver their CDs in person. Lisa came along and took a few photos. 

Here I am handing off CDs to the librarians at Westwood, Highland Park, and Sangre Ridge...

To all the CD recipients: May they inspire and challenge your students to explore the science frontier!