We all need some assurance at some point in life. If the past few years have taught us anything, it’s that fear is powerful, that imagination magnifies its force. We have seen how exaggerated slivers of reality can obscure truth and turn into monstrous obsession. Even with the most clinical facts, fear can overtake reason, crippling capabilities to the point of ineffectiveness, if not inaction. Overcoming impediments can be as simple as offering a more compelling story; something that is simple, clear, sensible, and assuring. It should send a message that does not ridicule but offers empowerment that is straightforward and truthful. “The Lion in the Basement” is one such story.
As a very young child, David Kahl created this tale, sincerely believing a magnificent beast lived at the bottom of the stairs, a feeling so strong he had to share it with his friends. From there, the story gained momentum, even drawing adults into the fray. Though the tale was unbelievable, it was told with such conviction, such sincerity, that the most incredulous found themselves wondering. How this was all resolved and where it led is presented in the book, “The Lion in the Basement”, now on sale, as part of the Creative Community Cooperative fundraiser. This book was created at the urging of many people, who heard enough to be intrigued. Still, the story needed some crafting, so that children might get the message in simple and complete form. From the beginning, David had one artist in mind; his good friend, Fred Ingram, known for an impressive range of illustrations for some well-known clients. Through a generous grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC), this was finally made possible. All first edition proceeds benefit this remarkable organization and its mission – to provide owner-occupied housing, in nurturing, interdependent community environments, for some of the poorest people we know, beginning with musicians, other artists, artisans, and craftspeople.
We’re asking you to bid and to invite others to join in. Feel free to forward this message (If by email: BCC, please, to guarantee their privacy). With your help and theirs, we just might take a bite out of the problem by providing the dignity of housing that’s affordable, along with purposeful place in communities that care. Thank you.
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Make orders payable to: Creative Community Cooperative, P.O. Box 1933, Gresham, OR 97030. Please include shipping – suggested $5.00 shipping per mailed book.
Please state number of copies, whether basic book or signed, your pledge per copy, and any other pertinent instructions (billing and/or mailing address, personal copy or gift, subtotals and grand total, etc.).
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Visit 11717 N.E. Halsey Street, Portland, Oregon, 97220 Phone: 503-757-3208
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I want to pay for my books with a check.
Make orders payable to: Creative Community Cooperative, P.O. Box
1933, Gresham, OR 97030. Please include shipping – suggested $5.00
shipping per mailed book.
Please state number of copies, whether basic book or signed, your
pledge per copy, and any other pertinent instructions (billing and/or
mailing address, personal copy or gift, subtotals and grand total,
Book orders made payable to the Creative Community Cooperative, a 501 c 3 nonprofit, are considered tax-deductible donations. We encourage quantity orders, as gifts for loved ones, treasured workers, or valued client/customers. From the Cooperative to the gift-giver, to its receiver, by paying it forward, everyone is a winner.
Acclaimed actress, singer, and voice artist, Michele Mariana, has offered a private, limited-audience reading, to be awarded to the person or company with the highest bid. Michele is known for voice work as on Sesame Street, in the movie, Coraline and The Adventures of Mark Twain, and other notable roles. Her ability to draw intimacy, even in expansive venues, is remarkable. A specially signed book is included.