About This Book
In 1972, while just a freshman
in college, I started writing a story about my
grandmother Dr. Lea Lew. She had died in that year, and because
she inspired me
in my life, I wanted to preserve her legacy. I wrote to people
all over the world and asked them to tell me how she had inspired
them, and I received back amazing details about the life lessons she
In the process, I became transformed by her values and the way
she treated people.
To teens around the world: Connect with your grandparents,
tell their stories and preserve their life lessons. We'll
post them here
and assist you in memorializing your grandparents so that we
all learn from their examples of courage, compassion and
kindness. We can all
To grandparents: Tell your stories - how you reached out to
others, how you overcame obstacles, and how you believed in
the moral barometer of the world - we all need your wisdom
To educators: You can facilitate the process of
moral education so that we all can have a better world. Please
challenge, and feel free to use my book, this web site and
in your wonderful work with kids.
It took me 33 years to write my book, SEARCHING FOR VALUES:
A Grandmother, a Grandson and the Discovery of Goodness.
I hope you enjoy
it. And I hope that you use this site and ask friends, family
and students to share their grandparents' stories, as well.