Labors of Love

by Linda McLean on December 30, 2019

Our December 2019 e-newsletter



Still Holding a Light

by Linda McLean on January 29, 2019

Still Holding a Light – December 27, 2018


New Little Pearls for the New Year!

December 28, 2017

Here’s our December 28, 2017 e-newsletter.        

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How the Light Gets In

October 15, 2017

Our first e-newsletter in a long time is just out!

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Steady as a Flame in a Wind Tunnel

December 31, 2016

End-of-year e-newsletter: Steady as a Flame in a Wind Tunnel

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Sweet Whale Dog Kida has Died

November 8, 2016

As concerned as I’ve been about the outcome of this election day, a heart event has shifted the energy. My friend Kida died yesterday morning in Oregon, and I’ve been in tears much of the day. So many of us have been touched by this remarkable dog and her marine biologist Carrie Newell. They shared […]

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Autumn Gifts: Letting Go, Opening Up

November 4, 2016

First e-newsletter in awhile, with some good shifts: Autumn Gifts: Letting Go, Opening Up  

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More Julian, please!

September 15, 2016

Julian was much younger than Ben and Zi when we filmed him a year ago for the Little Boy Wonder Pearl. We’ve been waiting for him to get old enough to film again, though that’s been a challenge because he doesn’t live here. Now he’s 2 already ~ look at this charmer! We want more […]

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Kida and the Whales

September 8, 2016

We’re still waiting for footage from marine biologist Carrie Newell and zodiac Captain Al of Whale Research Eco Excursions to add to the footage that Portland, Oregon cameraman Ben Nieves and Asheville cameraman Shane Peters have taken of old dog Kida and the whales she’s loved her whole, long life. These are images of Carrie […]

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Whale Dog Filming Today

July 25, 2016

This is our Oregon coast whale dog Kida in May, weeks after her extensive jaw surgery for cancer. She’s a 15 1/2 year old big dog who loves her job so much that she’s still determined to go out searching for whales with her marine biologist Carrie Newell. Our friend Shane Peters, who has done […]

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Direct link to our new Little Pearl

April 19, 2016

Here’s the direct link to Love Creates a Family, Connected Across the World.  Soak in the love!  

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A NEW Little Pearl is Born!

April 14, 2016

Here’s the scoop in our newsletter, about Love Creates a Family, Connected Across the World. There’s also news about new Pearls to come: up to three with our little boys:    and one with Kida and her Whales.

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TA-DA! Here is Zi’s Little Pearl!

April 12, 2016

With great relief after so many delays, I’m thrilled to share Love Creates a Family, Connected Across the World!   The links to the Pearl on both Vimeo and YouTube are here, as well as the background story, Zi’s lullaby, the beautiful video of Jana and Seth’s trip to China, the red thread quote, photos […]

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SO close!

March 31, 2016

  This is an image of Jana and Seth about 1 1/2 years ago, waiting with expectant-yet-empty arms to bring their baby Zi home from China. Their Little Pearl is very close to being done, though it’s experienced delay after delay after delay ~ all related to availability and scheduling with editing, audio and graphics […]

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Great audio for the next Little Pearl, as of today!

February 26, 2016

We finally had our audio recording session today for the new Little Pearl on adoption! Jana and Seth Kellam laid down guitar and vocal tracks with Josh Blake at Echo Mountain Recording Studios in Asheville ~ so much fun! Then, a short visit with Zi and both his parents.  We’re getting close to the first […]

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Trying to be patient….

February 17, 2016

The initial draft of our new Little Pearl about Zi and his family is FULL of love ~ I wish we could share it now! We have to wait a bit longer, though, to record the song again in a sound studio, and then a few more edits. I’m trying to be patient ~ that’s […]

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Coming Soon!

January 19, 2016

As soon as our videographer/editor Shane clears a big hurdle and fires up his editing equipment again, we’ll be creating our first Little Pearl in a long time. Capturing Jana and Seth’s adoption of Zi from China, the working title is “Love Makes a Family.” Fingers crossed for next week!

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Watch. Love. Give. – December 6, 2015

December 6, 2015

Check out our December 6, 2015 newsletter, including some sweet photos! Three new Pearls coming with our little boys Ben, Zi and Julian:         And marine biologist Carrie Newell, her whale-loving old dog Kida and me, during an interview in the harbor at Depoe Bay, Oregon:

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What’s So Special about Little Pearls?

December 2, 2015

For our sweet fundraiser in September, we updated our descriptors for people new to Little Pearls: Little Pearls are “tiny films” that open hearts and minds, inspiring authentic connection and compassionate action on behalf of all living beings. All Little Pearls capture the essence of those on camera, yet they also evoke what is universal […]

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Watch. Love. Give. ~ Giving Tuesday

December 1, 2015

Though Little Pearls is not officially part of ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬ yet, we are a small 501(c)(3) non-profit that welcomes donations. We have most of the footage for up to four new Pearls and need support to complete filming AND creating them. WATCH. LOVE. GIVE. Thanks!

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