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Billie Kelpin

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Thanks for stopping by! To view most of my projects, billiekelpin.com is the best place to go :)
I'm the owner of the ever-evolving Language Rocks website which features free classic online fill-in-the blank and matching learning games for students of all ages including the "I Have a Dream" Speech, the Preamble to the Constitution, Gettysburg Address, etc. My blog at www.billiekelpin.com links to my writing projects. I love to link to articles by authors here on hubpages to my languagerocks website or blog. I am also looking for guestbloggers or people I can interview for my blog at www.billiekelpin.com So if you think something fits well with my website or blog (your children's books, ideas for parents, grammar tips, etc, road trip articles, etc., just let me know and if appropriate, I'll link to your article. (I believe strongly in networking.)

I recently decided that perhaps our business needs to be called a hobby and it might be time to close the doors. (Stay Tuned :)

Essay writing is my favorite kind of writing, although I have dabbled in the short story genre a bit. I find it quite a challenge to write the content-rich articles required on hubpages, but I like the feeling of belonging to a writing group that the hubpages community offers us.

I'm much less of a reader than a writer, although I hear you must be both to be the latter. However, I tend to take in all of my information through radio listening to my heroes journalists Amy Goodman, Margaret Prescott, and Ian Masters on Pacifica Radio KPFK. Of course, I've always admired Bill Moyers and am fascinated by Noam Chomsky's writings.

Social justice is an issue that drives my intellectual passion. I wish I could be more active and involved in trying to affect change in my own small world. Time and selfishness holds me back.

At 70 years-old, without any grandchildren, I'm finding my work to be a grandchild substitute. So I find myself telling people, probably ad naseam about the projects and products I've created. (It's all I've got dear hub friends, so here they are. Try to imagine that they're all wearing cute little outfits - maybe Cinderella dresses and Spiderman pj's.

- Card Games
American Authors (not the United Game Systems more beautiful version)
Presidential Solitaire (the order of the Presidents is the Order of the game -
Roosevelt to Obama in card decks - Kennedy to Obama in online version

- Software content for the basic learning matching games my husband creates which are specifically geared to deaf and hard of hearing students:
Language Shape-Up, Veggie Friends, Vocabulary Game Show, Black Cats and Witches' Hats, Johnny Rock's Christmas

- Ebooks
Lucky, the Left-Pawed Puppy, Polly and the Measuring Stick

- Apps
The Perfect Husband App
Live from MIlwaukee, It's Tuesday Night

Used to Be:

I'm a former teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing, former sign language interpreter and former writing tutor for TRIO Student Support Services Program.

Always Was and Still Am:

In my personal life, I'm a bit of a flake and proud of it. (I think I drive my husband and his two adult sons a bit insane.) I'm left-handed and like many other left-handers feel happy that being left-handed has taught me, metaphorically and literally, that the world doesn't work the same for everyone.

The most significant struggle in my life is coping with having been left by my first husband of 20 years almost 30 years ago. It's like the Level 10 Soduku Puzzle of my psychological profile that I've given up getting over! The very best I can do is focus on the gifts of the present and my most wonderful daughter actor/singer, comedienne, Bethany Therese, whose courage, talent, and beauty in life and on stage brings me intense joy. Having a glass of wine with Bethany in her West Hollywood backyard with her significant-other Brian and my dear husband Mike and Mike's boys is the happiest of times for me.

I adore my dog Scooter.He brings me great comfort and fun.

I appreciate and love with all my heart, the man who rescued me, my ever-supportive, pool-shark, software engineer husband, Mike. He is devoted beyond measure and has brought energy, fun, and love back into my life.

Favorite Quotes:

I'll leave you with my two favorite quotes - the second one serious, the first not:

"Maybe the sole purpose of my existence is to serve as a warning to others." despair.com

"He who has a why to his existence can bear with almost any how." Neitzsche

The End(Oh, golly, I hope it's not because I simply LOVE being on the face of this planet with all of you.)

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