Bullock Texas State History Museum



The Bullock Museum


Walter Cronkite (who I met at an International Radio and Television Society conference in Arizona when I was my young twenties…)


Cowboys In Space Exhibit


Bullock Texas State History Museum’s Storytime

Blast Off!
We will take you out of this world as we explore space travel.

featured picture books:

If I Were An Astronaut
by Eric Braun and illustrated by Sharon Harmer


by Jason Chin


Q. Who’s invited?

A. Parents, grandparents, caregivers, and children ages 2-5 years old.

Q. What’s this Helenbobelen got to do with it?

A. While Family Programs Manager Angela Kennedy will be reading the stories, I’ll be facilitating/presenting/performing the movement and music portion which is based on a “Zero-Gravity vs. Gravity” theme. Through acoustic and pop music, we’ll explore sure-footed walking, parent-child ergonomics, spinal alignment, and even a little Moon Walking.

Q. When?

A. Thursday, August 22, 10-11am

Q. Where?

A. 1800 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701

Q. How much does it cost to get in?

  A. Storytime is free to the public.

Q. Why?

A. To broaden minds, strengthen bodies, connect souls, and have all ages interact with each other for a more fulfilled quality of life.

I look forward to seeing you there!








The Hara: The Belly’s Inner Magic Button (IV)

The meditative sweet spot is actually a physical spot in the body called the hara…a spot two fingers-width below the belly button.

A “hara-as-the-all-important-boss” acronym came to me as I’m writing these chapters on hara relaxation/control:


1) Breathe (expand the ribcage and keep it expanded as you breathe in and out) and relax the hara so the body’s electromagnetic force reaches the brain.

2) be the Observer of your thoughts (detach from your thoughts).

3) notice the Silences between your and/or other people’s words and noises around you…this will place you in your heart/soul space…

4) notice the Spaces between material objects…this will place you in physical alignment and make you present…

5) remember your whY in life…figure out your Life’s purpose and take the next (simple) do-able step…