photographer. artist. author. singer. songwriter. musician. teacher. student. humanitarian. visionary.

My Book



Mrs. Lindsey,
You read today to Mr. Taylor`s 4th graders. I don`t know if you heard
the horror stories prior to coming in, but I have never seen them so
attentive. I believe you truly reached some of the kiddos we struggle
with daily. I just wanted to thank you for sharing your story and your
time with these kiddos. It was really very exciting to see!

Thank you again,
Mandie Hardesty
(Prime Time Aide)

-after a book reading at Pine View Elementary school in New Albany, Indiana.  

Several years ago, I published a children’s book called “Peanut Butter Soup“. It’s a compilation of almost 100 whimsical poems; some on a more mature level that face challenging issues such as being kind to overweight people, the disabled (blind, elderly, etc.), but more than anything else, the message is consistent throughout: love people. Be good to others, and be kind to others. Peanut Butter Soup is a necessary reminder to kids and teens alike, that’s it’s crucial to productive child development to be considerate of others: In short, it’s an anti-bullying message in poetic form, accompanied by chicken scratch drawings, done in black and white with the intention of encouraging children to draw, write, read- all while fostering their artistic talents- and all kids have artistic talents. I will always believe that children are the greatest teachers in the world.

-B. Lindsey

Message for therapists and counselors: Peanut Butter Soup is an excellent tool for use in child and adolescent therapy. It has been used by licensed therapists at the Clark County Behavioral Health facility in Jeffersonville, Indiana, who have integrated it into both group and individual therapies.


6 responses

  1. I just found your book on amazon how cool!! I didnt know you were a member of PTK me too 🙂 I just joined! Have you felt PTK has helped you with scholarships or other benefits since being with them? When I get some extra money I would love to get your book. I love lit and poems…especially about topics that you wrote about in that! It will be a good save for when I have kids one day!

    February 12, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    • Awesome! A fellow Phi Theta Kappian!! 🙂 Congratulations, and welcome to the fold! Well, you know, it’s just like anything else, you have to apply yourself and “work it” if you want it to work for you. It will definitely be a door opener for you. Be sure to write them and let them know when you’ve accomplished things (they love that) so that they can add you to their collection of people who GET THINGS DONE. They’re proud of their alumni, and they like to share success stories. So happy for you. 🙂 Also, another benefit of being a PTK member is that once you’re inducted, you’re a member for life. And when you’re ready to have children, I’ll send you a signed copy of PBS (Peanut Butter Soup) and a personal inscription. And I’ll even pay for it. You’re my kind of people. 😉 I highly encourage you to write your own book too. Don’t let money (or the lack thereof) or a naysayer or physical disability (etc. etc.) hold you back from your dreams. Ever! xo

      February 13, 2013 at 1:04 am

  2. aww thanks how awesome!! I appreciate that ❤ ! Will look forward to it and keep you updated haha hopefully you will still have an extra copy in a few years. I actually really wanna adopt kids. I grew up struggling though so my main focus right now is graduating with a degree that can support me in any situation. Fingers crossed that I can live comfortably off of a Social Work career. I know people say it does not "make much" but if you have ever lived off (under 5000) a year then the meaning of "much" has an entirely different meaning !!!! I would love to do something like write a book or sell something inspirational but im not too sure about how to go about it. I will have to do some research! 🙂

    February 20, 2013 at 2:11 am

    • Oh believe me, I’ve lived on less than that even. I think you’re going to be an excellent social worker. A person really has no business going into that field if they don’t possess a strong personality. You certainly do. 🙂 More importantly, you care about people and have a generous heart. That’ll go a long way in your work. As far as the book thing goes, when it’s time, you won’t even have to try. It’ll flow out of you like water and you’ll be compelled to do it- it’ll write itself. The fact that you don’t have the material yet just means that you haven’t met your appointed destinations (yet) are able to tell about them! And while I think adopting children is noble, you should also consider that a child (who hasn’t been born yet) might be robbed of a very good mom, such as yourself. (Future tense. 😉 I think any little “seed” in God’s loins would want to hop on board if they saw you swimming around in the big sea of life, and existence. I know I would. Boy, this is getting really awkward, isn’t it? (Wonder what Freud would say…) Haa. You’re going to do fine in Mommyland. 😉

      February 20, 2013 at 10:25 am

  3. looks really good.

    March 16, 2015 at 10:11 pm


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