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Happy dreams

Years have passed since launching this project. And, children have grown. My time has been spent in the domain of making music. And, there are more treats in store in the spoken word realm. Wishing you happy dreams, always.

How Kondoo, the Curious Sheep, Brought Color to Gray Valley

Background:  The Bedtime Buddy (me), rides again … after many years of not producing any content for bedtime comfort for children, I’m back.

When I first produced Charlie Channel – Bedtime Buddy my thinking was I’d publish fresh content at least twice a year. I am a performing and teaching musician, and that roll took over life-time. And, since my instrument of choice is the bass (electric and acoustic upright), that has taken priority.

Fortunately, the time has come to once again produce and publish content to help children both cope with this world and to learn through the use of art and music.  I am pleased to release, How Kondoo, the Curious Sheep, Brought Color to Gray Valley.

For parents who don’t want their child or children distracted by the screen, turn it off the monitor or screen, and just screen the narration.  Enjoy!


Song for Donne by Jan Leslie Mathias Channel

The times we live in are abundant in change. However, for sale at the core of change is motion. Motion does not change. Although that appears as a paradox, motion is actually, simultaneously, a constant.

Some are wise enough to document their moment,  their vibe in this life, yet actually a connected enlightened spirit far from this world. I am one of those “males” who experience such love and connectivity to a feminine being human.

Jan Channel and I were married.  I am pleased to present a posthumous tribute to her genius and spirit. She was an inspiration to me and she wrote the following song,  performed by Kimiko Arimoto, another wonderfully sensitive musician and friend. The song is titled, Song for Donne.

Awaken to Dream – Do Not Hurt Yourself

The little things that
Make my heart sing
Love found in dreams
Clear as moonbeams
Lost things found
Under the frown
Inside clouds
Find you
Your Birth

Conception opens Time awake Space.  Space is a place for Feeling that sparks and ignites Light in Mind. Light illuminates secrets of existence. The Mind moves Body.  Body modulates Time. Feeling move Time. Time propagates Immortally.

Feelings display behavior. Awareness views perspective leading to experienced context.

There is a love state of feelings. It exists (mentally speaking). It’s one state of Mind.

Iteration: In each person, or even in animals, or living entity there are feelings that are displayed by behavior. Anger. Hatred. Prejudice. Violence. Mad. Sad. Hurting others who had no idea why they are hurt.  Having no idea why or what. Not interested.  Hunger, Thrust, Consumption. Seeing. Sharing.Saving,  Giving. Helping. Hoping. Being. Living. Loving.

Immortality? Everything living feels.  If feeling make us move, where do feelings go in our absence? In anything moving there must be a cause, or a feeling. Can anything or does anyone stop anything from truly moving?

Explanation: movement = feelings.  Nothing can truly stop?  Yes, it is impossible to stop anything. The body stops, individually true. But, collectively behavior (movement) does not.  Feeling ? If you start a feeling that causes others to feel, they do the same and the ripple continues to flow outwards to more and more. Feelings do not die, they move on in the living. And, as hard as we look, no matter how high or high low, there is always movement. Reproduction or replication. And somehow, movement = existence — whether or not i am here. Thus, Death solves nothing. There appears, always, LIFE in one form or another.

One: Universe. Perhaps there is but one feeling with whom we are one. Each facet (face) may exist in us, infinitely. Feeling. That is the light never extinguished, as it always presents movement and replication.

You: We are a part of it. And, sometimes when things appear cloudy and there’s no way out, remember:  there is ALWAYS another way out that provides a way for life to continue, propagate and bloom or flourish, without pain.

Hint:  the seeds are already there!

Love: Life is the story of feelings. Feel good. Be good. See good. Do good. Be true. Be you.

Light: Dream and feel success, achievement and excellence.

It’s fun to be a bright light that burns through night in everyone’s sight. Dream the feeling, then let it be. Let it come true. Be truly free. There, feel immortality inside of you.


The State of Sleep

The State of Sleep

Time marks every thing and every body
Bringing sleep as a marvelous fling
Time for a marvelous party
You’re invited, so let’s get started
Dreamland is a peaceful nation
The state of Restoration
Time’s preoccupation
Citizenship by participation

Essential Research on the Subject of Guided Fantasy


After a few hours of hacking around, I’ve got the site up and running with all the essential content.   In this post, I’m attaching the complete article on using guided fantasy. You may find it useful in addressing your need for assistance getting a child to sleep, and discover a suggestion or concept that will enable you to solve the sleep issue you face.  Read … GuidedFantasyResearch




My Site Got Hacked

My bedtime buddy site got hacked. That’s not problem. I just trashed the old one and this new one comprises a fresh start.

First, my apologies to those seeking content to help them with getting their children to sleep. You can find information by Googling “childhood insomnia.” I’ll forward info to you if you send me E-mail. Mailto:

More information will be forthcoming on tools and suggestions to assist parents in cultivating health sleep habits — both for themselves and for their children.

Feel free to find more about me on my personal computer and personal website by visiting It’s hack free (at the moment) but I’ll NOT hesitate to blow it away, too, if the vipers hack it. Here’s the reason why I’m taking this approach … and individual’s life does NOT persist.  Neither should a website!  Feel free to contact me, at your convenience.



Hello world!

Edited (after a good night’s sleep).

Welcome to the new website for Charlie Channel — Bedtime Buddy.  If you read the posts, you’ll discover that my old site got hacked.  Onward and upward, as the saying goes.

My personal note to the hackers will not be posted publicly.  However, I have a toast and I’d gladly share it.  Send me a letter with a return address.  For the record:  I’m a public person (anyone and everyone on the planet knows or can find me, i.e., who I am, where I live and what my contact numbers are).  Come and get it!

Let’s begin by explaining why the Charlie Channel – Bedtime Buddy was published.

Technology is useful, but there’s a downside:

We all are affected by over stimulation of the mind resulting from the use of “tools” that have been innovated to facilitate communication and information exchange. 

In researching the matter, it appears that we all have learned or adopted bad sleep habits, exacerbated  by skepticism about value and need for sleep.

Many parents experience the issue of sleep deprivation at bedtime. Some children have difficulty in disengaging from the wake-world of adults.  Parents are disturbed and stressed on a continual basis trying to get the little ones to sleep.

When I first published on the subject, and released Charlie Channel — Bedtime Buddy, I often received inquiries fro ADULTS who were at their wits end, attempting to find a solution to sleep dysfunction of their life partner or themselves.

As a cultural phenomena, many sleep problems are simply related to over-stimulation of the sense of hearing and seeing by powered electronic devices, of one kind or another. The device can be as simple as a light bulb, or as annoying as the sound of cars.

Compounding problem, societal values often affect a person’s mental attitude and understanding of the importance of disengagement from the realities of the day. Unfortunately, some who do understand the need for disengagement have used it to their advantage and profit by exploiting the need for disengagement.

What do I mean by that?  Disengagement is a part of our cultural experience.    Commercial entertainment is presented that enables disengagement, and we (you and I) often sacrifice true mental idling, meaning “sleep” through entertainment:  We watch TV late into the evening house, or — lately — play with computing communications devices way past when the ought to be turned off.

Charlie Channel – Bedtime Buddy was written and produced as entertainment to facilitation disengagement and to teach good sleep and relaxation habits.  How?  Simple:  Eliminate or minimize visual stimulation and present audio stimulation that suggest positive mental images, suggestions and words through the “mind’s eye” to encourages sleep. 

Welcome to your resource to help your children get to sleep and learn good sleep habits.