“Wand”: What magic can we make in this crazy world?
Chris Walkman has an unusual problem: he’s just been given $20,000 to make the world a better place, starting right in his hometown, Los Angeles of the 1990’s. He’d better try something for real, or a not-so-little indiscretion at his previous job might become a bigger issue. So, fueled by the magic of the money and his overactive imagination, he sets to work, hires a homeless man as a co-pilot, and sets out to change things for the better. His key insight: the pen and television broadcast antennas are wands that can still make magic in our time.
About the Author
Chuck Champlin has been a writer and journalist, a corporate communications executive at the Walt Disney Company, a bicycle inventor, a rock drummer, and a member of Toastmasters clubs (public speaking) and Optimist clubs (“bringing out the best in kids”). In his work, Champlin promotes the hopeful idea that every human being has creative contributions to make that will increase peace and understanding in the world. At Disney, he supported the success of the Children’s Summit at Disneyland Paris in the 1990’s, working with Disney ofﬁces worldwide and with the United Nations Educational, Scientiﬁc and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Champlin also authored the non-ﬁction book, “Think Like a Molecule,” celebrating the wonderful fact that matter in the universe has seemingly, all on its own, given rise to thinking minds that can now intentionally create new possibilities for a better future.