Archive for August 2016

Eddie Helps Cats

Cities around Phoenix, Arizona have thousands of feral cats.  Around cities, house cats become lost or left behind and have to survive on their own.  They have feral kittens born in the wild, and most feral cats stay that way unless they people tame them as kittens.  Homeless cats have a hard time in the…

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Maneki Neko – Lucky Cat

A Japanese Folktale retold by Jenifer Tull-Gauger There was once a poor monk who lived in a temple out in the country.  He took care of this place as best he could, but it was old and needed repairs.  The monk was lucky to have rice and a little fish to eat each day.  Still,…

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Preserving and Promoting

by Jenifer Tull-Gauger When I was around green belt, I went for the first time to participate in my dojo’s karate demo at a library.  Since then, I have been a part of demonstrating with my dojo at neighborhood block parties, a pre-school and elementary schools, Mesquite High School, a NOVA tournament, Superstition Springs Mall,…

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