Kids

Dinosaurs like to color too Another Charlie creation

Dinosaurs like to color too Another Charlie creation

    Each day there are people and things to be colored. Rainbows fade if they are not brightened up. Flowers lose their delicacy in the hot desert sun and always need a make over. Oceans take a slew of work to keep the best blue. Dino, created by Charlie for...

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Kid Sculpture Shopping area in the Fountain Hills Park

Kid Sculpture Shopping area in the Fountain Hills Park

    Art, in many localities, is given a budget by city hall. Artists are then commissioned to produce public art for public consumption. Public art springs up in parks, in downtown open spaces near city halls, by busy streets and intersections. The art is...

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Kid Time In the neighborhood

Kid Time In the neighborhood

    The boy walking the sidewalk in front of me is tossing a banana into the air and catching it as he walks. It could be a baseball, a football. a soccer ball, a stone or a pencil. Boys toss things into the air, catch them, and feel good with the world as...

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Talking on the Phone Scotttreks at work

Talking on the Phone Scotttreks at work

    The map on one of the Starbuck's walls shows several continents. When you spread the world out, pin it to a wall, you take out all its bumps, contours, unknowns, inconsistencies. When Columbus laid out his world map on the sturdy table in his Captain's...

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Cooped Up Stan's Chicken House

Cooped Up Stan's Chicken House

    Stan has had back yard chickens for a few years. They weren't something he wanted as a childhood dream, but his adopted kids wanted chickens so he built them a first rate coop, feeds them, keeps their cage clean, and can't kill them because his daughter...

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Rocking Horse For the Grandkids

Rocking Horse For the Grandkids

    In Charlie's front entry, his project materials are carefully spread on the floor. There are drills and hammers, paint brushes, screwdrivers, scissors and a set of instructions, if needed.  In Charlie's newest project, the rocking horse rockers are...

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Child’s Play Outside the Marble Brewery

Child’s Play Outside the Marble Brewery

    Inside the downtown Marble Street Brewery, adults pursue spirits, music, networking, barbecue ribs, chips and salsa, self promotion, smoozing, passionate political arguments, soothing ruffled feathers, looking for sex, patching up business deals. Outside...

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Doing the Wash Laundry day

Doing the Wash Laundry day

    The washer and dryer at Ms. Sue's starts early in the morning and ends late at night.  With forty two kids, clothes get dirty and, even with throw away diapers, there is hardly time to wash, dry,fold, and hang. Some of the clothes are hand washed in...

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Tree of Life photographs

Tree of Life photographs

    In a hallway to the tv room, on a wall in front of the boy's dorm, is a tree with kid's photos hanging like fruit. These photo's were taken some years back and the children have long since outgrown their photos, each day becoming something new, their...

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Kids, Kids, Kids At breakfast and at Play

Kids, Kids, Kids At breakfast and at Play

    The kid meter is shaped like a stop signal with green,yellow, and red lights. When the green light is on there are bursts of positive energy. Kids seek like minded playmates and act out dramas the length of the dining room. They stay out of each others...

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