Simon Thing: He sits by the toe-kick fan in the kitchen and calls the blowing hot air "dragon's breath."
Unitarian Thing: What they teach the kiddos:
Q: What do you teach children?
We teach children that they are capable of looking into their own hearts and minds for religious truth. We teach them that their natural response of awe and wonder to the beauty of the world is a spiritual response. We teach them to think deeply about moral and ethical issues, and to be curious and respectful rather than frightened or angry when they meet persons who are different from them.
Kevin Thing: That sometimes he has good dreams.
Book: The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller. Thought provoking about the importance and inevitabilities of childhood. And, some ideas about what to do when it all goes so confusingly and heart-breakingly wrong.
Literary Character: Miggery Sow in the Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo. She is the victim of such misfortune with priceless observations, like: "That's some good sophosy, that is, kill 'em, even if they's already dead."
Find on the Internet. Beat poetry at its finest. http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2010/11/a-poem-for-sunday.html