Spring 2020

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Myers News

My name is Joshua Ray Solomon Myers. Here is the story:                     

A lot has happened since the big summer trip last year including the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020.  I’m glad to be back to creating our school magazine, thank you for reading!

Here is a sampling of happenings around here…We have gone to a few dances (but then stopped due to quarantine, the covid-19 has impacted a lot!) Eli & River made paths through the woods (still in the works) down by the river and began carpentry apprenticeships in old world style skills and Selah started playing the violin and celebrated her coming-of-age on her 15th birthday.

Speaking of birthdays, after Selah’s 15th, Mama turned 41, Daddy turned 48, River tuned 17, and Danny turned 11! I, Joshua, am almost finished with sixth grade, and the age of 12, and a science encyclopedia that I really enjoyed this year. Eli and Emet are the only ones with birthdays in the second half of the year, soon to come 19 and 9!

Since I last wrote you all, I have gotten interested in weather tracking (btw: if there’s dew on the grass then it most likely won’t rain that day). This Spring we started making a big garden! Emet has taken a great interest in glass hunting and barrier making in our garden. Danny has learned how to make new kinds of candles and his own lip balm. Selah and I have a surprise (more on that later!) coming soon, as well as have started (and pretty well finished) a flower garden in the side yard. If you want to know about River, you can find him often in the woods in full armor practicing sword or upstairs enjoying his school break writing away on his novel. Eli is at his desk, wrapping up twelfth grade!! Unless he’s taking a break and working on his leather journals.

Mommy and Daddy have been working on their books Grow Gently(Mommy) and Cast Of Stones(Daddy). Something very exciting that happened, some of our friends found a lost dog and gave him to us until the owners came for him. We had him for a little less than a day, then his owners came and got him. He was so happy!

Be sure to look at the story Happenings of Cozba ( Earth 14.00001 ) by River and I! Enjoy the jokes, crafts, and maker page, as we have some guests joining us this month as well!  I hope you see the next Myers News! Thank you for reading!

 If anyone has a joke or pic that you want to share, please send it through Email to jrsmyers@icloud.com and I will try and put them in the next issue. And please send in a picture of a craft or creation for the Maker’s page. And also I require at least one person to ask a life question for a new page instigated by some super excited folks from Cozba ( Earth 14.00001 ) Thank you!


Birds and Bible

By Joshua Myers and Selah Myers

“But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:

Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the Lord hath wrought this.                                — job 12:7-  

The yellow warblers usually have 4 to 5 eggs. The egg is blue, and thickly spotted with brown. It rests in a nest of bark, plant fiber, and down, placed in an upright fork in a small sapling.                   

Song: a bright, musical sweet-sweet-sweet, sweeter-than-sweet. Call a sharp chirp 


Valerian, illustration & info by Selah Myers

Valerian officnalis

 Habitat:

Native to Europe, valerian has adapted to the climates of America. It can be found in Maryland, West Virginia, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and southern British Columbia. Valerian grows well in full sun or partial shade in a rich, well drained soil. 

 Therapeutic Uses:

  • ~Nervousness
  • ~Insomnia
  • ~Anxiety

 Timeline:

  • ~2 century A.D. Roman physician Galen recommends valerian for Insomnia
  • ~11 century A.D. Valerian is mentioned in an Anglo-Saxon leechbook, a book of medicinal recipes.
  • ~1942 B.C. Writer Agatha Christie includes valerian as evidence in Murder in Retrospect
  • ~1950 B.C. Valerian is dropped from the National Formality of the United States.

Hebrew Words, shared by Eliezer Myers

Reminder:

ילד  (YEL’ED) MEANS “BOY”

ילדה (YEL’DAH ) MEANS “GIRL”

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We need to see the beauty in every thing including the Hebrew aleph-beis.

New words:  

אני (ANI/AH׳NEE) means “I” 

אתה  (at׳ah) [masculine] and את (ah׳t) [feminine]  means “You”

These two words are a part of the sentence below, they will also be used in later sentences. We will be focusing on learning the sentences below. One more note: when the letter ו (ve) is in front of a word it means “and.”

אני ילדה ואתה ילד

ani yel’dah ve’ah’tah yel’ed

(I am a girl and you are a boy.)

אני ילד ואת ילדה

ani yel’ed ve’ah’t yeldah.

(I am a boy and you are a girl.)


The Maker’s Page

Comic by Joshua Myers

More Photos & Creativity

Joshua Myers is a boy about to enter his teens, who still likes using the word capoottee ( which means smallest fraction of time Imaginable ). He lives beside a river and a wood, where secret fairy cabins once stood, in the river swims are enjoyed and only sometimes do river critters have someone annoyed. In the wood hide-and-seek chase away creatures meek. This is how he spends his time, did I mention he likes to rhyme?


Yetsirah School of Life Photo Journal, Jan-May 2020, by Mama

The first few months of our year in photos is a challenge to condense. It seems good to begin where we began our year on one of our favorite trails  to watch the first dawn. It was not a brilliant sunrise, we were covered in cloud….

The word “enclosed” feels most accurate. First photo: (Cape Horn look-out over the Columbia River Gorge, Skamania County, WA)

Second photo: An amazing storm blowing in over the Pacific Ocean in Manzanita, Oregon where I, (Raynna) held my first Study by the Sea, a retreat for dear friends. Once again, we were  enclosed and safe.

This year Eliezer is completing his 12th grade year, set to graduate in August 2020. He is 18 years old.

River is 17 & completing 10th grade. 

Selah is 15 and working to graduate early, so she is doing both 9th & 10th grade studies currently

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Joshua will turn 13 this summer! He is wrapping up 6th grade.

Danny just turned 11 and he is finishing 4th grade.

Emet is 8 and he is finishing 2nd grade.

Historical interpretation school at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site was fun at the beginning of the year for the Eli, River, and Selah. 

Swing dancing brought out some of Eli’s interest in an older style of fashion that he really enjoys. Most days lately he  is sporting suspenders and a messenger cap just because he likes it. He makes us smile. The wood chips paths he has made for us in our garden are beautiful. He loves the outdoor work. A senior in high school! Our first graduate coming soon! So proud of him. See more from Eli here: http://yetsirah.com/eliezer/ in coming days.

Eliezer’s and River’s carpentry apprenticeship has paid off here at home this Spring as they built our garden gate. Jay supervised only, he thought that was pretty cool. And yes, 2020 has been the year of long-haired men at our house.

Pictured below is River and a herd of goats we are helping out with as we get mentored in organic farming and homesteading at a local farm. River and Bernie, protectors of goats and sheep. We are so glad he is getting the opportunity to be close to the creatures he loves. Yes, swords continue to be a big part of our life, especially River’s. He refers to himself as a guardian of light, we concur. You can read more from River on his own page: http://yetsirah.com/river/ (Don’t miss his sub-page in the menu to read his writings.)

~Selah has  become a young woman~
(See & read more from Selah on her own page at: http://yetsirah.com/selah/ )  (see password in email you received)

Pictured below she is lighting her own shabbat candle for the first time at her Coming-of-Age, February 2020. She is our music playing, garden growing, continually creating, able & strong daughter.

 Joshua loves to create in the kitchen, in his sketchbook, and in our hearts daily (among many other things, like this magazine!)  We love it too. (pictured chapati and fig bars with Selah!) What joy and laughter he brings & teaches us. P.S. He has gotten a hair cut ; ) ! OH! And why yes, you can read more from Joshua on his personal page as well: http://yetsirah.com/joshua (Please use password in email you received)

When I came to find pics of Joshua and Daniel, separately, I found most of them together. That warmed my heart. Danny has been making hand-dipped beeswax candles this past year. He calls himself a modern day chandler (thanks to Gigi for teaching him that word). Most recently he has learned how to make rolled beeswax candles and lip balm. Danny is amazing, and social! Covid-19 has been rough for him, but he keeps smiling and warming our hearts. See Daniel’s candles here: http://yetsirah.com/daniel/                                                                                

Emet. What would we do without our Emet? Pictures: in a tee-pee with Danny & finding wood sorrel with Selah and Joshua, these three are his  continual companions.

Not pictured: so many board games with big brother Eli. Saber training with big brother River, on and on and on. He is a very blessed little man, who already has his own business,”Yellow Raven”, (as we’re sure you’ve all already heard within the first five minutes of talking with him! 🙂 . Of course he does, with the opportunity to learn from so many teachers, every day. 

Jay. We’re all so thankful for Jay, who makes all our creative schooling possible. We just found out he will be making a job change soon. That is big in the life of a Daddy and family. We appreciate your prayers as we trust the Lord to direct our next steps. Jay is staying creative and for that we are all glad! We celebrated 21 years of marriage in April. I, Raynna, am so proud of my students every day and all they have each contributed to Joshua’s magazine. They have all graciously enabled me to begin my Qigong Instructor training this Spring, I hope to report back as a graduate myself in the next edition!

We are growing and becoming, as individuals, as a couple, as parents, and as a family in this spacious place the Lord has given us to be these past almost three years. We thank God even as we wonder what the road ahead looks like?!


The Happenings of Cozba ( Earth 17.00001 )

The current cast:
( look out for new characters in new issues )


SandMaster
The creepy guy that hardly wears anything (pants included, don’t worry) and when he rubs his sandpaper gloves together can conjure sand at will.
The Cardboard King
The guy with the purple feathers, brown hat and coat with a scepter that he can use to make cardboard forms at will.

By River And Joshua Myers

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Downloadable Coloring Pages


BONUS!

Find the hidden objects listed below:

An apple, a drum, a giant, an axe, a bird, UFO, 

Download below

Jokes
(by Joshua, unless noted below, thanks to Selah and Bethany for contributing)
How do cats show their love of history?
They purrruse meowseums!
I had a catastrophe in the orchard they said ‘Olive’. (by Selah)
What is Santa Claus‘s favorite oil?
HOHOba oil.
Why did the strawberry cross the road, because it’s mother was in a jam! (by Selah)
There was an attack in the kitchen, the chef was battered by cake!What did the music fan say when he went to get ice cream? I’ll be right Bach!
As a scarecrow people say I’m outstanding in my field…..but hay, it’s in my jeans. 
*submitted by Bethany Lansford 
Windmill 1: what kind of music do you like?
Windmill 2: I’m a big metal fan.
*submitted by Bethany Lansford 
I know a king who needed an heir 
The doctors brought him a inhaler.
What creation has 4 limbs, 21 digits and is spineless?
Count Rügen *
*see ‘Princess Bride’

What cat can you ask everything? A askalot 
Cats in picture are Ocelot kittens.


BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

Hello, from your friendly neighborhood Editor-in-Chief, just kidding, I doubt any of you are in the neighborhood as of right now! Anyway… these last few months a few of us have been busy with a secret project that have nearly come to an end. In the first three-quarters of work Selah and I literally took over a (small) room! Everyone helped in some way or another… Eli (didn’t know) : letting us use the room for so long ( it was part his room). River (didn’t know) : not telling what you ( correctly) guessed it was! Daniel (didn’t know) : stopped peeking. Emet(didn’t know) : for not telling everyone about what you accidentally saw.                                                                                                         Daddy, Mommy, Selah, (they knew) : I dont know what to say except that they made it possible!

So you want to know what I’m talking about? Ok! But first a riddle:

What travels when its world is dry, stays in place when its world is wet, dry and crisp, grows over the years, and grows in the ground?

A Tumbleweed!

animation by Joshua Myers

Yep, that’s the trailer for mine and Selah’s first book! This is a project I’ve been working out in my brain for about a year now. I started sketching it out but I stopped short then, a couple months later, I asked Selah for help watercolor painting, she said yes! Then we decided to keep it secret, hehehe. Then we started sketching and painting, and sketching and painting, and sketching and painting, and sketching and painting, and finally we’ve got to the last stage, editing and releasing!!! Soon accepting preorders! Coming soon! : D


The Importance of Music in a Life
By Piper Myers (our cousin!)

 Everyone should be involved in music at some point in their lives. Music just makes life better; more enjoyable. Music provides a source of education, enjoyment and escape from everyday life. I interviewed two people from different generations in order to see how the views on music differ from generation to generation. The first person I interviewed was Shannon Myers; she is a mother of 3 and a grandmother of 2. She has experienced music in her past that drastically affected her views on music in people’s lives. The second person I interviewed was Donna Hill; she is a mother of 5, grandmother of 18, and a great-grandmother of 4. Donna is Shannon’s mother.

When I asked Shannon what her experiences in music classes were like, she said, “I sang in choir in elementary school, but I don’t think I did it in middle school or high school. I was in band starting in the fifth grade, and I played until way after I graduated.” Band was a really big part of Shannon’s life. She was good at all of the instruments she played but she was the best at trumpet, which was her main instrument. “I would play any instrument I could get my hands on. I taught myself…trumpet, clarinet, flute, saxophone, and I played with the guitar for a ​long t​ime but it never really took off… and then there was also the french horn, flugelhorn, and cornet…if you really consider the cornet to be different than the trumpet. Which I don’t.” She reflected. She was a very big band kid which really helped her make connections when she was forced to change schools twice between grades 8 and 9.

 For a lot of people, playing music becomes like an escape from their regular lives. People listen to, play and write music to cope with things in troubling times. Right now we face a worldwide pandemic. If you look online you will see many videos of people playing instruments, singing and composing, and living through music. Even when Shannon was younger, and not in a pandemic, she used playing music as an out. She wouldn’t have had that without the classes she took in school. When I asked about how it affected her life, outside of being an outlet, she stated that it helped her “understand other music.” Being a music student allowed her to support her kids musically however they needed it, whether it be listening in to see if their intonation was correct, listening for dynamics, or helping with more hands-on things like rhythms, she was there to help as long as her kids were open to that help. She enjoys going to a coffee shop called Homers which has musical guests almost weekly, including once a month hosting a big jazz band. She says that playing music in high school gave her the skills to talk to other people about music and instruments. She uses these skills at the Jazz performances where she talks to at least one member of the band every time she goes and specifically comments on the way they play their instruments.

 When I asked Donna about her experiences with music classes, she was very adamant that they were a fantastic experience for her and her education. She went to a catholic school up until 8th grade. While attending this school she went to Mass every day where they would sing hymns at each gathering. Around Easter and Christmas, the school would put on plays and musicals. Donna says that she can’t really carry a tune but even without the ear for music she really enjoyed the shows. There aren’t many people who truly hate music; everyone can get something out of it. Children, for the most part, really do love music, that’s how they learn a lot of things in their early years. Think of all of the songs that teach different lessons to students. You learn your ‘ABC’s” by hearing the melody of the song and attaching words to that melody. It’s the same thing with “B-I-N-G-O” which teaches you how to spell and how to clap on a rhythm. Another example of music helping a child learn is “Old MacDonald”. There are countless ways music helps children learn. Donna’s point is that kids would probably choose to make music if it was a choice and they might even enter the class with a happier heart.

 I really wanted to talk to these two to see what might be the difference between music in a child’s life and an adult’s life. Shannon quickly responded with “Well, ​obviously, an adult has a choice.” She went on to explain that the basis of what music can do for someone if they let it, is positive. Music is positive for both adults and children. Donna responded to this question by saying “In a child’s life they’re learning but, still, it’s soothing. It can be mood-enhancing.” She says that it is the same for an adult life but instead of learning it’s more of an appreciation. Music can do a lot for everyone if they let it. It can heal a sick mind and bring joy into an otherwise sad day. It can teach lessons that will be stuck in our heads for hours, days or a lifetime, as long as it’s catchy. Music has a very big impact on each and every one of our lives.

“I always was a part of [the plays] believe it or not, and I got to be in it and it was fun.” The experiences she had with music outside of school sounded like fun​. ​I asked her what made her want to listen to music outside of school and she replied that she was in school during the time Elvis Presley was big and she would listen to him all the time. In Moberly, a place she lived for a time, there was a place to go and dance every weekend. She was very reminiscent and joyful remembering these happenings, “I didn’t get to go every weekend, but it was fun when I did. It was a lot of fun!”

Something that was similar between these two women was the use of music as a way to relax. When I asked Donna if she was for, or against, music education, she enthusiastically responded, “I’m For! I think it’s wonderful that you can learn music in school. It’s a way of relaxing. You know it’s…” She paused to think for a minute trying to find the right words, “Well, I was always told when I was in music [that] to do the singing is like praising God twice. Music is like saying thank you twice. It gives you a place to breathe.”

When I asked these women what they thought about required music education they both had differing views. They both think that music in school is an important thing but Shannon believes it should be required up until 8th grade and once a student reaches their freshman year then they shouldn’t necessarily be required to take music and they should be required just an arts credit in general. She strongly believes that only having music in grade school isn’t enough. “Because students tend to quit things because of peer pressure. There’s probably a lot of kids who really enjoy it but quit because people make fun of them.” That’s a really good point. Kids in middle school are so very worried about what everyone else thinks of them that they can miss out on things they love. I know many people who, in middle school, lived by tip-toeing around trying to not get picked on or trying ​way ​too hard to be cool, and when they got to high school they learned that there was nothing wrong with liking music. This realization really helped their lives change for the better. Imagine if those people had music before that point in high school. They would’ve had a much better middle school experience. The arts are a great place to find fellowship.

 Donna didn’t quite agree with this viewpoint. She believes it always should be a choice but it should be strongly encouraged. “If something is ​required ​of me I have a different attitude about it than if it’s something I choose to do, which I then have a better attitude towards.” After asking her thoughts on Shannon’s view of requiring music through the 8th grade, she held fast to her own viewpoint, “I don’t know of any little kid who doesn’t like to sing or dance or play. They like to play recorders and drums and they want to make music for themselves.” She also has a good point. There aren’t many people who truly hate music; everyone can get something out of it. Children, for the most part, really do love music, that’s how they learn a lot of things in their early years. Think of all of the songs that teach different lessons to students. You learn your “ABC’s” by hearing the melody of the song and attaching words to that melody. It’s the same thing with “B-I-N-G-O” which teaches you how to spell and how to clap on a rhythm. Another example of music helping a child learn is “Old MacDonald”. There are countless ways music helps children learn. Donna’s point is that kids would probably choose to make music if it was a choice and they might even enter the class with a happier heart.

I really wanted to talk to these two to see what might be the difference between music in a child’s life and an adult’s life. Shannon quickly responded with “Well, ​obviously, an adult has a choice.” She went on to explain that the basis of what music can do for someone if they let it, is positive. Music is positive for both adults and children. Donna responded to this question by saying “In a child’s life they’re learning but, still, it’s soothing. It can be mood-enhancing.” She says that it is the same for an adult life but instead of learning it’s more of an appreciation. Music can do a lot for everyone if they let it. It can heal a sick mind and bring joy into an otherwise sad day. It can teach lessons that will be stuck in our heads for hours, days or a lifetime, as long as it’s catchy. Music has a very big impact on each and every one of our lives.




This issue we have a treat for you! A story by a local writer and our friend, Brian Davis. Thank you Mr. Davis!

My Travels with the Giant Yorgu
By Brian Davis

It began like all adventures do on a completely ordinary day. I had wintered in the foothills east of the Crimson Mountains. This spring morning found me walking slowly through the mist on the edge of a green meadow, beside a recently thawed stream. I had fish traps to check, and snares to bait, but I paused on the edge of that little clearing to enjoy the song of the robin. That was when I saw Yorgu for the first time. He stepped from the woods across the clearing, striding as only a giant can in slow, deliberate, impossibly long steps, his eyes gazing into the distance. It has been many years since I was considered short of stature but Yorgu was easily twice my height. He wore short pants that ended in a ragged edge at the knee and a leather vest sown of patchwork pieces. His skin was blue gray and his face was like a rough sketch or unfinished sculpture. In his long and wild hair were traces of snow. He did not slow or look at me as he crossed the meadow.

“Hullo!”, I called out. “You sir! What brings you to my wood?” I was speaking quickly without thinking. I had never seen a giant before and was not about to let my first one pass without learning something of him. I’d heard some stories and rumors, but this creature was so obviously uninterested in me, and had such a peaceful, thoughtful look on his face I couldn’t reconcile him with the great monsters of old wives tales.

“Uh?”, said a voice like a landslide as a last slow stride drifted to a standstill. “What?”

“Yes, my wood, good sir. May I inquire your business?”, first impressions and rumors aside, being polite never hurt ones chance of being eaten.

“Your wood?”, incredulously. “Ha. Ha. HA HA HA!”, his laughter started slow and sounded like waves crashing against a rock. “Simple/woodland thing you. Suppose wood belong you as anyone. Hmmmm…. forgotten sight, deer two legs. What?… want be giant?”

His words were slow as though considered carefully and weighed. The look in his eyes was bright and intelligent although his grammar confused me. It was more as though he was rationing his words, than that he did not know them.

I had to untangle what he said before I could reply. “I am not a deer who  wants to be a giant. I am a person and at your service.”, I replied with a bow.

“Person? Know. See more?”

I turned slowly in a circle and then walked up to the giant and looked up into his craggy face.

“What do you think?”, I asked.

“Small. Much breath.”, he replied. He began to walk towards the woods.

I followed, curious to see what would happen. He looked at me briefly as I jogged along beside him and then continue and the same unhurried pace. If he ever hurried, I wasn’t sure I could keep up by sprinting.

After a few minutes of jogging next to a giant I said, “My name is Willam, what is yours?”

The giant made a deep growly sound that sounded a bit, “Yorgu.”

When it was clear nothing more was coming I asked, “Where are you going, Yorgu?”

Myvillage“, he replied. It sounded strange, run together like that, especially since he normally kept his words spartan and separate. Perhaps it was one word in his mind.

“How far is it?”, I asked.

“Two days.” He replied.

“Where are you come from?” Now, I am not a naturally talkative person. I’ve spent much of my life alone, traveling the wilderness, exploring, and trapping. When among people I enjoy good company. I love to listen to good stories and have been known to tell a few but mostly I like to listen. I was working my mind to keep this conversation going as hard as I was working my legs to keep up.

When I asked that question Yorgu stopped suddenly and looked thoughtful, as though running his mind back over his journey. I skidded, tripped and landed in a very undignified manner, on my face, in the dirt.

“All day mind forward. Question cast mind back. Your words”, he shook his shaggy head, snow falling from his hair, “not big. Plainswestofmountains seaofgrass. Longsilverriver. Firesky touches greatwater. These words too small.” And with that speech, and a distant look west, he turned back to his path and began his trek again.

I lay in the dirt for a moment, stunned by the length of the speech from the giant and something else. When he spoke the words rushed together there was a kind of music in his voice. Like a deep melody of the earth that stirred my imagination. I could almost see the places he’d been but, they were shadowed. A fog was between me and his memories.

Two days walk he’d said. Early this morning I had left my camp dressed quite warmly because the nights were still quite cold. I had a canteen and it was easy to find water around here. I had enough jerky in my pack for two days if I rationed it. Funny, I’ve tracked many animals but never noticed a giant trail before. Now that I had one in front of me, it seemed perfectly obvious. Perhaps my mind had simply skipped over the signs, not believing that anything so large inhabited the world. Yes my mind was made up. I would see Yorgu’s myvillage

 Unfortunately I had miscalculated. Even at the giant’s pace I ought to have made his village in three or four days at the worst. I thought I was in pretty good shape, well enough to spend the entire first day at an easy trot and most of the second day. I had no trouble with the trail, except that I had to detour a bit to ford streams the giant had simply stepped across. Each time, I had no trouble finding his trail again. What I never found, were camps. A great brute, 12-14 feet tall, weighing as much as an ox ought to have left an impression in the earth if he sat or laid down. It seemed he did no such thing. He simply walked on, at his easy, giant, mile eating pace. At noon on the sixth day I was hungry, beat, and ready to give up, when I crested a knoll and was struck dumb.

The world is a pretty big place. You can walk a long time and not see the tiniest fraction of it. I know. I’ve tried. So I had forgiven myself almost instantly for having never noticed there was a giant in it. Perhaps I’d just missed him in the woods. But my mind was currently refusing to accept that I had lived for forty some years of wandering and never encountered a giant given that right in front of me were at least twenty of them all larger than Yorgu and moving about a giant village. While most of the world considered this place in the foothills of the Crimson Mountains as remote and wild, it was my neighborhood. This wilderness had been my home for most of the last couple decades. How could I have missed a valley practically overflowing with giants? How?!  

To be continued in next issue…



Special Thanks To

Our brave Contributors;

First a round of applause for our guests; Thank you, Elizabeth Howell for the amazing pictures you shared with us. Thank you, Jennifer Myers for the beautiful painting that you shared with us. Thank you Piper Myers for the interview on The Importance of Music in a Life that you have shared with us. Thank you, Brian Davis for the story, My Travels with the Giant Yorgu, that you shared with us. Thank you Bethany Lansford for the really funny jokes that you have shared.

Thank you Joshua for gathering us all together to share our talents, and crafts, also, for the wisdom in the Bible and Birds . Thank you Jay and Raynna, for all of the skills and all the friends that you bring to this Magazine and for all the work that you have put in to it. Thank you River for the amazing artwork shown in the comic and in the coloring page. Thank you Selah for the  art, and the wisdom of the plants that you share here and the fox art for our cover. Thank you Daniel and Emet for your willing contributions. 

We hope that this issue has brightened your day. Thank you for the time you have taken to read Spring-Edition-2020 of the Myers news. Please enjoy the rest of your day.

The above was written by our Online Magazine Admin Eliezer Myers. I want to thank you Eli for making this online version possible! I’m really glad we worked through all our fights. Hahaha. I’m looking forward to our next edition with fear and trembling. Hahaha, just kidding (but only a little ; ) ) – Joshua

The staff; Editor in chief, creator and instigator, jocular brother, Joshua Myers. Artist, Storyteller/writer and computer genius, amazing Father, and husband, Jay Myers. Photograph pro, Writer and teacher, awesome Mother, and wife, Raynna Myers. Artist, and jack o’trades, Eliezer Myers. Artist, Storyteller/writer and jack o’trades, hilarious brother, River Myers. Artist, Storyteller/writer and illustrator, delightful and only sister, Selah Myers. Artist, Storyteller/writer and practicing chandler, joyful brother, Daniel Myers. Artist, Storyteller and growing business man, delightful brother, Emet Myers.

Personal Pages & Sites: 

Eliezer: http://yetsirah.com/eliezer/ 

River: http://yetsirah.com/river/

Selah: http://yetsirah.com/selah/ —> Please use password in the email you were sent.

Joshua: http://yetsirah.com/joshua/ –> Please use password in the email you were sent.

Daniel: http://yetsirah.com/daniel/

Family Blog: http://yetsirah.com/blog/ )  — This is new! And will be a way of teaching the kids a way to blog as a financial avenue as well as potentially create an avenue of revenue that is supportive to our school. Please feel welcome to subscribe here: http://yetsirah.com/contact/

Also feel free NOT to subscribe, you don’t need to in order to receive the Yetsirah School of Life Magazine <—that is a private publication only for our friends and family!
The blog on the other hand will be to share things such as resources and ideas we have personally found beneficial and enjoyed in our homeschool adventures.


Jay’s website: http://www.mrjaymyers.com
Raynna’s website: http://www.raynnamyers.com
The Martyrs’ Cross: http://www.martyrscross.com/blog
Untold Wonder Press: https://www.untoldwonder.com (Our indie publishing press & store)

One Reply to “Spring 2020”

  1. Such an honor to be featured AND to have my daughter’s artwork featured! And such a delight to read and see and hear all that your creative clan is up to! Grateful for the wonder and delight and beauty you embody and create and notice and share and declare!

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