Baby Boomer Memoir Illuminates the Value of Kicking the Can

Today's sedentary and screen-addicted kids would benefit greatly from more outdoor play but it is a luxury few modern neighborhoods and schedules allow, and a far cry from the freedom experienced by baby boomers only a few decades ago. This era is movingly brought to light by author Daniel J. Porter in his new book, "'Til the Streetlights Came On - Lessons Learned from Neighborhood Games," a generational memoir for the tens of millions of Americans whose childhood memories are ignited by the sound of screen doors slamming shut and the scent of a well-oiled baseball glove. The book will be available at all major retailers March 2013.

"'Til the Streetlights Came On" readers will be inspired to find spontaneous and unsupervised playtime for the children in their lives. Porter illustrates the life-long lessons his generation learned while playing anything from kick-the-can and olly, olly, oxen free to stickball and football:

  • Responsibility and reliability: If you're going to play, fully commit because everyone is relying on you.
  • Acceptance: Accept others as they are and you too will be accepted, warts and all.
  • Self-Perception: How you perceive yourself and your role is directly linked to how you perform and therefore how others perceive you.

"'Til the Streetlights Came On" shows Porter to be at the top of his craft and will entertain and enlighten readers of all ages.

Daniel J Porter has published 22 books, including the Precious Moments books, "Precious Moments: My First Book of Prayers;" "Precious Moments: My First Holy Communion;" and "Precious Moments: Remembrance of My Baptism." Porter received national recognition for his work for DotCom Kids, the first and best internet safety guidelines for children. He has appeared on NPR, USA Today, and The New York Post. Porter has built his career as a children's writer, public speaker, and marathon runner by overcoming his muscular dystrophy. His love for neighborhood games taught him the lessons to overcome the limitations of his disease. He currently resides in Cleveland, OH.

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