June 9th, 2010

Ruth Elliott, Director





The Tie that Binds


From Ruth Elliott, Director                                                                      


Isn't it true? Life either makes you Bitter or Better.
From a crucible of  unimaginable suffering came one survivor -
Antwone Fisher*.
Yes -  the actual man the movie was made about (the one directed by and starring Denzel Washington).

I had the pleasure of meeting Antwone tonight at Vroman's, signing his latest book:
"A Boy Should Know How To Tie A Tie (and other Lessons for Succeeding in Life)" 

What a gift he gives to the young people of the world! The advice he never got from the dad he never had. Brimming with insight, his suffering has not been in vain.


Antwone Fisher and Marcus with the TIE he won ...

They held a raffle for a gorgeous tie tonight! Antwone reached in and picked out the winning ticket - and as fate would have it, a young student, Marcus, got it! I'm so glad he won - he was so happy!

*Do you know about Antwone? Have you seen the movie? If not, this is one you MUST. Every time I see a copy I get an extra one to loan out. Run out and rent it! Better yet - BUY it - you'll be glad you did! (Note: It's NOT for younger kids. Rated PG 13 for violence, language and involving child abuse)


Ruth Elliott

Director, Edu Designs




PS - Preventing child abuse starts with everyone. We are all dominos that stand or fall affecting those around us. GoMommyGO has tools to help parents learn to manage their kids' behavior from a proactive standpoint. Visit for free behavior charts that REALLY WORK!


Also - remember how the great teacher spoke in parables? Stories can change the character of the people who hear them - for the better. That's what we aim for always - in our media for children. Thanks for your support of what we do.

We can't do it without you! 

Many thanks, Ruth


YOUR Character CAN CHANGE the World!


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