On our way back to the Famous Route 39 Academy today with Cathryn Woodhall. Can’t wait to meet Joss Hayes, Phil Hayes, Lucie Cullen, Maddy Winters, Emily Jago, Richard Bence, Helen Bence, and the rest of the crew.
“I was moving some of my belongings to my new home, and came across an autographed picture with your Seven Pledges Oath for Kids, that you gave me back in 1998.
I still remember that day you spoke to my middle school, and have repeatedly thought about your message since that day, in numerous social settings (College, Corporate America, relationships, etc.).
Thank you for sharing your message, and continuing to teach such a valuable lesson.
Thankfully” – Nate Gosselin, Omaha, Nebraska USA
Recently I asked Scary about the inset photo on his FB account (was this him before the facial tattoos?) He said it was and this was my response to him:
I wonder this because I have many people think that other’s choose to be different in being gay, overweight, etc. (I don’t think they have a choice myself) & respond that why would someone choose to be different and face the things that other people say to them?
Beautiful & loved by many.
Most of you will probably think I’m talking metaphorically here, and The Scary Guy is some spiritual thing I’m going through, a fear I have that I decided to confront, I don’t know, writers’ block, therapy…But no, I’m not talking metaphorically. The Scary Guy is a real guy. I met him here in Hay-on-Wye. We were introduced by Anne, co-owner of Addyman Books, in the second week of my stay in Hay-on-Wye (at Tomatitos, the renowned Tapas Bar) and after having a general chat, Anne lent me his book and he gave me his card. As soon as I got home I checked his website as I was intrigued by the conversation and the work he had been telling us about. I was impressed by his ability to touch so many people and to make his message reach such wide variety of public, from school children to army personnel. It’s…
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