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Get Creative! Invent the Future

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Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is inspiring people to see, act and think creatively. Through programs, virtual communities, outreach and large interactive educational fun events, Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is changing the world for the better.

And you can be a big part of that change.

Sign up for $20 for 12 months and

Be entered to win one of 6 raffles in the coming year.

Raffle #1:
* Two 2012 Rose Bowl tickets (Jan. 2)

* Two Rose Parade tickets (Jan. 2)

* Towncar service for on Jan. 2nd (for the parade and the game) provided by Concierge Limousine Service

* Behind the scenes access of Rose Parade floats (Jan.1)
* Chuck Jones artwork

(all valued at more than $1500)

You will automatically be entered into 5 additional raffles throughout 2012 featuring fabulous gifts, events and experiences to be announced in the coming months. Get connected to the Jones family and to the growing number of people that know…creativity is saving the world!

Invite your friends to become a part of this great and growing community of creative and generous people inventing the future.

 

Chuck Jones’ Letters to His Daughter, Linda (Redux)

[If you've not read Chuck Jones' letters to his daughter while she was at boarding school in Arizona, they're certainly worth your time.  Just click on the appropriate category on the left side of this page.  –ed.]

# 5 Post:

Wednesday…September 24, 1952

Dearest Linda;

Another day, another letter and my damned typewriting doesn’t seem to improve.  The two initial fingers of my right hand do all the work and others just go along for the ride.  The index finger of my left hand pushes the shift key.  I suppose it thinks it’s earning its keep.  It just pointed out to me by doing so that it also returns the carriage.  Big deal!!  Do you know I used a typewriter for about six years before I discovered what the tabular key is for?  I felt like I’d just invented it.

I’m on a diet.  I found to my horror Sunday morning that I weighed 194 pounds.  Pure flab.  So when Donn  came over I challenged him to a two-week diet: no sugars, sweets, starches, breads, potatoes, butter, milk, salad dressings or etcetera.  No beer!  We agreed on a $50.00 penalty if either broke it, so I think I’ll go through with it.  What a dreadful thing it is to have no will power.

I saw [two of your friends] last evening.  They came tripping past the house, giggling and gabbling.  They were in bathing suits, had just been swimming.  They want you to write to them.  Write to me instead, hm?

Has the Senator Nixon controversy struck the school?  I hope not.  It’s a hopeless sort of argument.  Had to do, as I suppose you know, as to whether he should gave accepted $18,000 as a sort of expense fund to help his income.  In my opinion he is, at best, naive, and dammit, I don’t want a naïve vice-president.  My advice to you, if you need it, is, while over there, to indulge in political controversies sparingly.  You’re probably in a nest of children from Republican families so you won’t win many converts to the Democratic Party.  

  ‘Bye for now.

Linda at school
Linda Jones at her boarding school in Arizona.  

 

Happy Holidays from Chuck Redux!

We know you’re packing up and heading out for the holidays.  Or maybe you’re cleaning house and putting the finishing touches on all of the baking you’ve been doing in advance of your special company. You may even be one of those people who are doing all of their holiday shopping at the very last minute. Or, it’s even possible that you’re not doing anything special and just enjoying time with your friends and family.  However you choose to spend the final days of 2010, everyone at Chuck Redux wants to wish you the very best of the season and a happy and prosperous New Year!

 

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