New Children’s Book, “A Boy’s Guide to Becoming a Gentleman” On Sale NOW!

A Boy's Guide Front Cover Press Release

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“A Boy’s Guide to Becoming a Gentleman” is a story about a young boy that aspires to grow up to be just like his dad, a gentleman. He learns that gentlemen have positive character!

Join the young boy on his journey of learning positive character. This book also includes ten bonus positive character coloring pages!

For Ages: 5 – 10 Years

Page Count: 42 Pages

You can purchase “A Boy’s Guide to Becoming a Gentleman” Written and Illustrated by Leslie Marie Wheeler by clicking a link below:

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You can purchase “All the Beautiful Girls” Written and Illustrated by Leslie Marie Wheeler by clicking a link below:

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Naritasan Shinshoji Temple | Japan

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Naritasan-Temple belongs to the Chisan Sect of  Shingon Buddhism. The temple is famous for the goma ritual where many votive offerings are dedicated in front of the  Fudo-myo-o and special wooden goma sticks are burnt on the altar. No one other than Shingon priests who have been instructed in the secret rituals can perform this rite. The fire of the goma rite symbolizes the wisdom of Fudo-myo-o, and the wooden goma sticks represent the afflictions of human beings. By burning the goma sticks which have been inscribed with the human afflictions in the fire of Fudo-myo-o’s wisdom, the officiating priest prays with the devotees that their afflictions might be removed.

~Writing segment extracted from, ‘Main Temple Naritasan Shinshoji Temple’ brochure.

My journey to and from the USA

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For a wonderful 2 weeks, I visited my amazing family and friends in Virginia; I had a great time.  In the above slideshow you will find many pictures of my journey.

The journey to leave Turkey and return to Turkey was quite tumultuous, to say the least! However, I am back safely and with positivity for the future.

In the slides above you will find pictures of the airports I had to stop in in order to get back home (Frankurt, Sivas, Ataturk, Dulles, Norfolk INT’l and Sabiha Gökçen), roads of the bus trips I had to take to get to and from the airports, my family and other precious things that I thought you might enjoy seeing.

~Until Next Time.

Bidet at the Hamad International Airport

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So, I have started my Christmas Holiday trip and I am so excited!  I left Jakarta at midnight and I am now waiting for my connecting flight to D.C. in Qatar.  I thought that after I left Indonesia I wouldn’t see my beloved bidet for the 2 weeks in which I will be gone but to my surprise, the Hamad International airport comes equipped with the bidet and it’s even better than the one in Jakarta because it has warm water.

How luxurious!  😉

Come on, USA! Please install a bidet for every toilet in every bathroom! There are only benefits to this treasure!  😀