Welcome to my website! Rob Polk
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SCBWI- Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
NWG- Nebraska Writers Guild
M.S.- Education School Counseling
I.S.A. Certified Arborist
Anybody who knows me will tell you that I like to talk., and yeah, I probably talk too much. But I also like to look and listen - for stories that is. Well, stories are everywhere and a good story must be told, right? So, that is the selfish reason I write...because I want to tell stories.
I'd like to do a small part in helping children discover the joys of reading.
I spent many hours climbing around in trees while growing up (and I am still growing up). Perched 50 feet up on a Cottonwood limb provides the climber a quieter and often simpler and slower view of the surrounding world. When I slow down, close my eyes and listen, I find that I can think better. (While lugging a chainsaw and 25 lbs of climbing gear that high, I often need to stop and rest!) The distractions of life diminish and the important stuff comes into focus better.
The following words remind me...
“Be a helper, not a hurter.” These words frequently echo off the walls of our house (often to rolling eyes). Although I am speaking to my children, I am also reminding myself what is important.
May I always recognize where, when, and how I may help.
May I remember to enjoy life and learn on this journey.
Please let my children and students appreciate life too!
May children revel in healthy discovery and hunger for more!
May I know the direction in which I travel and not shrink from challenges along the way.
If I can accurately identify my strengths and weaknesses, then may I also challenge myself to use my strengths and improve my weaknesses.
S.T. Mercy Ⓒ 2012