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As a child, I didn’t care much about reading or writing. I was a slow reader and one of those left-handed writers that teachers in the late 1950’s thought should be taught to write right-handed. My penmanship looked as confused as I felt and I shied away from anything literary for decades.
My fascination with people took hold when I was twelve years old, delivering newspapers to every corner of my small home town. It was often the people that society tended to shy away from, that I found great joy in spending time with.
As a teen in the late 1960’s, I was confronted with my inability to change my sexual orientation. I’d known from an early age that I wasn’t like the other boys. I felt my pleas to God were unanswered. It never dawned on me that maybe I was exactly who I was created to be.
Over the years, I crossed this nation and back again, living in large cities and tiny rural towns. I’ve held jobs from sweeping floors to corporate management. Several years ago, in recovery from chemical dependency, I began to use writing as a tool for self-discovery as well as self-expression. I slowly came to love writing stories, largely to see what the characters might do next. Many stories later, Franklin was born.
Franklin Harrison is seventeen years old and about to enter his senior year of high school. Tormented by the teachings of his church that condemn him, he is desperate to change who he is. Franklin struggles to conform to what he has been taught is God’s will for him. This change that he seeks never comes.
When he loses the small solace he found in his love of photography and abandons his camera, any glimmer of hope slips away. He can no longer face the God he believes in or himself.
With all hope gone, the miracle of grace that is extended to him opens the door to a journey that soothes his soul. It leads Franklin to discover, and then share, the love and beauty that is within and around him.
Melissa Brown Levine has published novels, contributed to magazines, and reviewed books for several years. Levine's primary writing focus is women's fiction. She explores the lives of women by creating dynamic characters that are open, vulnerable, and eager to grow.
Levine uses her extensive academic background in developing her own writing and when evaluating the work of other writers. She holds degrees in psychology, counseling, library science, and writing. Her diverse background enables her to review writing on a variety of subjects and to provide valuable insight about a book's integrity. Levine has reviewed all types of fiction from historic to literary to science fiction. She has also written reviews on a variety of non-fiction topics such as investing, business development, Christianity, spirituality, weight loss and eating disorders.
As a manuscript consultant, Levine brings a fresh eye to a writer's work. In her evaluation of a piece, Levine searches for strengths in character development, plot, and storytelling and uses what she learns to help writers transform their books into tightly written and critically edited pieces.
As an essayist, Levine writes personal accounts of her own life experiences; experiences that have the potential to educate other women. Her work reveals the pain she has endured in many of her relationships, the joys and frustrations of motherhood, and the growth she has experienced as a woman through struggle, hard work and faith.
An affair ends Hoil Mince's six-year marriage and produces a child. The resulting divorce leads Hoil to start a new, highly dysfunctional family with his mistress. The violence that defines Hoil's relationship with his second wife, Riana, stems from his family history and his obsession with his old life; it resurrects old haunts and serves as the root of his son's suffering. Ansar's response to his parents' battles becomes self-destructive and reaches a boiling point as he nears his nineteenth birthday. For some members of this volatile family, liberation from the pain of lost and unrequited love will come only in death.
Jean E. Tardy travaille à son compte comme analyste et consultant. Il possède une connaissance étendue des technologies contemporaines. Sa foi résulte d'une analyse lucide et informée de la réalité. Jean Tardy ne croit pas en Dieu par tradition ou fidélité. Il croit parce que c'est vrai.
Jean Tardy a publié une apologie complète de la doctrine chrétienne. Il poursuit présentement des recherches en vue de concevoir une machine consciente.
Jean E. Tardy, un informaticien et analyste, s'est donné pour mission de démontrer que la doctrine chrétienne est l'interprétation la plus lucide et informée du réel. La voie du Dogme représente une étape majeure de cette démarche. Écrit dans un style direct et limpide, ce texte démontre rigoureusement la validité de celle-ci par rapport aux idéologies et aux théories qui dominent nos sociétés. Ce texte renforcera la foi des croyants qui le liront. Il ébranlera les préjugés des incroyants qui oseront l'aborder et incitera certains d'entre eux à y revenir.
La voie du Dogme est un texte de plus de 500 pages. Pour faciliter sa lecture, chacun des sujets abordé est précédé d'un bref résumé. Ceux-ci, regroupés, constituent le Synopsis complet de l'oeuvre publié ici.
I am English, living in East Sussex with my husband. A few years ago we went on an Aegeon Cruise starting in Greece and finishing in Istanbul. It is the same journey that Angie, the protagonist of my novel, takes - although, unlike us, she is going there to kill herself. She imagines that she and her dead husband can share the joy of their burgeoning child in the spirit world.
I am a painter and novelist, taking equal pleasure in both activities. Some of my work can be seen on my blog at http://artistricky.blogspot.com. Why not take a look at it - or even become a follower?
I was born in the old Queen Charlotte's Hospital in London which is within the sound of Bow Bells and that, officially, makes me a cockney, although I only occasionally use cockney rhyming slang!
My husband and I have seven adorable grandchildren - 2 born in Australia, 2 in America (New Jersey), 2 in Paris and 1 in Scotland. Luckily for us, our son and daughter and six of the grandchildren now live in England and the one who lives in Amsterdam pops back home quite often. Bliss!!
When the horror of nine-eleven occurred in 2001, I imagined how it would feel to be a newly-married, newly-pregnant young American woman who had lost the husband she adored in the atrocity. I fancied that in the depths of her despair she would decide to kill herself, especially if she believed in an after-life. THE SEA WITH DIAMONDS telling the story of Angie, the grieving young widow, was thus born.
Angie leaves her rented Brooklyn apartment to fly to Athens where she joins a cruise-ship bound for Istanbul. There she intends to slip unseen into the sparkling water of the Bosphorus - the stretch of sea her husband had become enchanged with and where, 4 months earlier, she had conceived on their honeymoon.
On board Angie, a brash Texan couple and their frail young friend Mary-Lou, together with an elderly English couple are allocated the same dining table. Mary-Lou and Angie slowly bond and Angie discovers that her new friend has reason to be even sadder than she has. Angie does not reveal that she has been married, is pregnant, knew anyone working at the World Trade Centre or that she has previously been to Istanbul.
Angie's resolve fluctuates but, by the end of the odyssey, during which Greek legends and real life have often intertwined, she has decided to go through with it.
The question is, can the elderly English woman who suspects Angie is disturbed and about to commit suicide save her?
The author joined the Women's Movement in 1968 after personal study in Mythology, Anthropology and Archaeology with a final commitment to AnthroApology. Her works include e books: THE ONUS ON MEN AND HOW IT GREW - THE BONUS TO WOMEN, THE SINGLE GIRLS GUIDE TO GREEK GODS; WARTIME IN AMERICA 1941-1945 and soon to be an e book the illustrated satire MEET THE LEGENDARY SKYSCRAPER PEOPLE. She is a cartoonist as well as a researcher and writer.
GENDER THERAPY is an anthology illustrated with ancient motifs and achetypes. Chapter 1: GENDER ENVY The principal source of strife in the real Battle of the Sexes; the malady of Men's Bloodshed Envy, and the remedy proposed. Chapter 2: BEGINNING A DOSIER ON ANCIENT WOMEN Not merely matriarchs, not really goddesses, not lowly prostitutes. Chapter 3: PRIMARY EDUCATION Leading up to the Factuality of WRIT LARGE, this is a fictional account of a frightened mother and daughter who find refuge after an earthquake at a sibyls' school. The young daughter learns that the earth also has to give birth. Chapter 4: WRIT LARGE Illustrated for a sky watching party. We sea mammals who for a time have been tillers of the earth are intent upon reaching the stars, anciently perceived as islands in the sky with correlations to sacral islands on earth. In venturing above the dark waters of the heavens above, we may find that the old mariners' tales are Writ Large. Chapter 5: THE MIND IS A TEMPLE, THE HEART IS AN ALTAR The ancients learned by heart through induced mood -- sensational learning, through art, poetry, theatre, music, dance, constructing and reconstructing as needed through memory the Temple of the Mind around the Altar of the Heart. It is the heart that gets wounded, not the mind. Chapter 6: MEMORY SERVES: APPLIED HERITAGE S/He who thinks in circles, twisting and turning 8 vs. the dead-ended linear men-tality invents the wheel not the missile. Chapter 7: WHAT IS IN A WORD English is a scavenged language accrued through ultimate tourism through rampaging, conquering far-reigners. However words retain history and we have a lot to learn. Chapter 8: MATCH THE CAPTIONS, PAIR THE PICTURES
My husband and I have always been a pair of do-it-yourselfers. When we got married 56 years ago it was with the understanding that he would bring home the bacon and I would fry it. With four kids under foot and only one wage, people figured we were destined for financial ruin, but as practicing Christians, we embarked on a faith journey, the aim being to have "neither poverty nor riches." (Proverbs 30:8) Achieving that goal was not without its humour nor its spiritual lessons, both of which I share in the book.
"Two Old Goats and One Good Shepherd" is a collection of humorous anecdotes with Christian applications. They are the personal experiences of the author and her husband as they were involved in building their house, gardening, cooking, camping and many of the other endeavors required to achieve simple living but abundant life.
I am Professor Emeritus in the Counseling & Human Services Program at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. I am also a licensed psychologist and co-director of the Carolina Institute for Conflict Resolution and Creative Leadership in Asheville, North Carolina The content for these books comes from my 35+ years of experience as a practicing psycholgist and over 50 years as a marriage partner. In this and the sequel book, I share my own story of how I identified and changed my family patterns.
I consult with individuals and couples on Skype and conduct therapy intensives through CICRCL. I also conduct workshops for the general public and in-service trainings for professionals. For Information about these services contact my representative at email@example.com
I am the author or co-author of 41 books, including Breaking Free of the Co-dependency Trap, The Flight From Intimacy, Healing Developmental Trauma, Conflict Resolution: The Partnership Way. All these books are currently available through Amazon, bookstores or in the store at my web site, www.weinholds.org
I live near Asheville, North Carolina with my wife, Janae and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This book will help you stop replaying unconscious patterns from your family-of-origin in your adult relationships and with your children. Most people don't understand how and why this happens, so they feel powerless to change things. This practical how-to book contains many stories about how Barry changed his life by identifying and breaking his dysfunctional family patterns. It will will help you not only break free of your family patterns, but also change your life.
How to Identify Your Family Patterns, the first in a two-part series, presents 12 common relational patterns that unconsciously replay in all families and are the primary cause of human suffering. These dysfunctional, addictive family patterns often lay dormant until adulthood, when they begin to interfere with intimacy in relationships.
This book contains many exercises, inventories and self-awareness activities to help you break free of the intergenerational legacy of attitudes and behaviors family patterns carry with them.The author believes that these unconscious patterns are factors in emotional, sexual and physical child abuse and neglect; all crimes of violence; all addictions, including eating disorders, alcoholism, and drug abuse; teenage suicides; all unhappy adult relationships; and perhaps all illnesses.
This book will help if you:
Reading this book will shift your thinking about yourself and the struggles you have in your life in ways that you can’t even imagine. It will help you see things in ways that make you feel like you've just walked out of a life-long fog.
From a broken-down entrepreneur and management consultant! It's time to pass on all that was taught
me while establishing, running profitably - and then selling three businesses during my business career.
Plus, those all important Life's and Prayer Lessons that bring about a state of happiness, joy and hope!
Through the many business lessons in this eBook, there has to be at least one that will improve your
financial situation – making your investment of $0.99 probably the most rewarding you will ever make!
Find out – in the time it takes you to read this eBook – those ‘magic’ teachings it took the author a
lifetime to learn.
Then too, how do you put a money value to increased joy and happiness? Discover the means to
achieve this state of life. Walk through these pages and discern a Dear Friend who is totally concerned
Crows in the Birches is a second collection of some of Mr. Jacoby's finest poetic work spanning years from 1963-2005.
Hi, my name is Jesse A. Mayfield and I'm an actor, singer, writer and teacher. I've appeared on Broadway, on the Lincoln Center stage and at the Kennedy Center and in many concert venues around the world. As the former Artistic Director of the famed "Paul Robeson Theater" in New York, I produced and starred in many notable productions, among them, "A Raisin in the Sun," "Ceremonies in Dark Old Men" and "Of Mice and Men." I've spent much of the last decade touring in various stage productions. Always a New Yorker at heart, I presently reside in Los Angeles where I teach acting. I recently launched Greedy Reedy Productions to develop projects for television and film and my company, Lamarr Talent & Literary Management represents and guides the careers of young, aspiring entertainment professionals.
My touching memoir titled "Away From My Mother's Watchful Eye...a coming of age story," chronicles my early years growing up in Brooklyn, New York during the Civil Rights era. It tells of me being one of the first African-Americans bused to a White school when New York City started busing for school integration. My years in predominately White, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn were both character building and life changing and laid the foundation for my becoming the man I am today. This story is told through the eyes of a precocious and intelligent little boy and it's told with humor and love.
It is my sincerest hope that while reading this book you will get a strong sense of the love I had for my family, my community and the new world of friendships that embraced me. Being "away from my mother's watchful eye" offered me a new-found freedom but it also demanded that I grow up quickly, keep my wits about me and utilize everything I'd ever learned. This is a "nostalgic" and "feel good" story that will take you on a journey through a crazy time in our nation's history and make you laugh, cry, think and then laugh some more.
"Away From My Mother's Watchful Eye...a coming of age story" is a memoir that tells about the author, Jesse A. Mayfield, growing up in Brooklyn, New York during the turbulent, dangerous and racially charged 1960s. When the New York City Board of Education implemented busing to further integrate New York public schools, Jesse was one of the first African-Americans bused from the inner-city to a White school in lily-White Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn in the Fall of 1965. Since all young Blacks were expected to be militant and "down with the revolution," Jesse was viewed as being a "traitor," "Uncle Tom" and "house nigger" for going to school with "Whitey." Surprisingly, he found peace, friendship and acceptance in the most unlikely of places; the White community he'd been warned to view with fear and distrust.
This entertaining, uplifting and inspiring story will take you on a magical and nostalgic journey to an exciting time gone by and you'll relive history as you revisit President Kennedy's election and assassination, the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, President Lyndon B. Johnson, the Vietnam War and the healing effects of the Beatles' music on a post-assassination America.
Away From My Mother's Watchful Eye is a not the usual unfortunate and sad story about busing that we've all heard but instead, it's an inspiring story of one boys journey as he navigates between two distinct worlds forging friendships, excelling and forming a unique perception of the world. As one reviewer so aptly put it, "Away From My Mother's Watchful Eye is the epitome of all coming of age stories."
Retired as an Assistant Director of Financial Aid at a Florida community college, I have become a self-published author (what fun!). Growing herbs and experimenting by concocting healing salves and infusions is part of my spiritual life. As a 75% Romani, I learned to create my path, The Drom Ek Romani, from my grandmother, a drabarni, or herbalist, while growing up in Philadelphia. My books include The Way of One Gypsy, The Gypsy's Book, Drab Lil: A Gypsy's Medicine Book and Madame Sosostris Explains (a poetry patchwork). Married and living in Florida, my two sons and granddaughter live at least 995 miles north but cell phones and eMail bridge the distance daily.
THE TITLE: At the age of seventeen I discovered T.S. Eliot's poem “The Wasteland.” The only part of the poem I could relate to was about “Madame Sosostris, famous clairvoyante.” Four of the tarot cards are invented by Eliot (Drowned Phoenician Sailor, Belladonna, the Lady of the Rocks and the Lady of Situations). Having invented my own Drom Ek Romani cards as part of my heritage, I could appreciate his imaginary cards with their mystical names. My first poem explains each tarot card and the second one details the Drom Romani although I make no claim to be a “famous clairvoyante.” The other poems are a patchwork of subjects including tributes to Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, and other writers of music and poetry.
THE POEMS: With the exception of several free verse poems, the others are a mixture of Shakespearean Sonnets, Terza Rima, Rima Royale, and, well, more sonnets. The poetry forms are very confining yet I attempted to make them all-encompassing in their little world. When writing the 22 sonnets for the Drom Romani I began speaking in rhyming iambic pentameter in my dreams. Does that make me a poet? I hope so. Failing that, a sonnet a day keeps senility away. I am hoping that whatever your age, you find enjoyment in my poetry.
I've had a lifetime of pleasure in writing short stories. I wrote The Geode Room so that I could bring some of my favorite characters to a setting that would allow me to more fully develop their personalities and understanding of life. I'm very interested in understanding people's feelings, and learning to know more about the interconnectedness they share with others in the development of their lives. Reader input has taken this process full circle for me, providing insights into both my storyline, and the private stories of readers, too.
The Geode Room has provided me with a setting to share the wisdom I've learned throughout my life. It's a fun and interesting story that encourages readers to become deeply involved with both the characters and setting. Many readers of the first edition of this book have contacted me to share their satisfaction with having known my characters in this lengthy multigenerational perspective on their lives.
Dancer, photographer, entrepreneur and author best describe Marilyn Dalla Valle’s professional roles. Forever listening to a creative voice, she pursued careers in the arts and business.
Wife, mother and grandmother are her favorite titles. Most cherished is time spent with family and friends.
Love of the sea and fascination with the unexplained led to the birth of the Liz Adams Mysteries; Murder in Mystic, Murder in Newport and Two Headed Snake of Key West.
On a cold winter’s night, you will find her curled up in front of the fire with her husband, Roger and two year old Sheltie, Randy.
Seeking adventure, Liz and Garret Adams leave their homeport, Mystic, Connecticut and sail their 36 foot sloop to Florida. The fiery orb melts across the horizon, cannons rumble, cheers resound and the partying begins as Sloopy sails into Key West harbor.
Malevolence brews amidst rustling palms and tropical breezes. Runaway wife, underworld trackers, predator, priest and friend comprise the cast. Greed, power and jealousy cause brittle relationships to snap. Liz’s uncontrollable psychic powers kick into gear, thrusting the unsuspecting sailors into a race to save a friend from unjust incarceration.
What Makes You Think Your Memoir Is So Special?
From the eyes of a young poet, this autobiographical memoir explores a multi-cultural section of Hollywood, California during the early 1960s. As her family life unravels, a young girl escapes to the streets. She bargains with God to take her childhood in exchange for the knowledge she needs to survive. From each place she explores, she acquires new wisdom, insight and understanding ultimately leading her back to home--to hope, to an understanding about the source and scope of her troubles. Exquisite language, poetry and an operatic musical background are the soft blankets laid upon the harsh realities she often faces.
I have been in the music industry for the past 30 years. I was lucky to have started in the old system where if you wanted to be a music producer you did an apprenticeship in a recording studio shadowing producers and learnt as you went along. If you were lucky you got to observe some of the greats of music and production create materpieces that stood the test of time. I was extremely lucky!
My career has taken me from Ireland, the UK, around Europe, USA and to Australia. I have met and collaborated with some of the greats in music production and artists. Some of the ones I am most proud of are U2, Def Leppard (Hysteria album, Depeche Mode (Violator Album), Black Sabbath, Yes and many more. Since 2002 I have been a tutor at BIMM (Brighton Institute of Modern Music) and have developed a real passion for music education, especially as the opportunities that I had are not their any more.
I think it is really important to share knowledge and the digital age makes that possible so much easier than before. This first installment is based on a series of questions that I regularly get asked by students.
This book is short, deliberately. In this digital age I think people want authors (of non-fiction anyway) to get to the point and tell them what they need to know quickly. It may be short but I believe it is rich in concepts that used correctly can accelerate someone's progress to becoming a great music producer.
It was written because I have searched but never found a guide to Music Production that gives the reader an insight to what is actually important. Most Music Production courses, magazines and books focus on the use of equipment like software packages and microphone placement. These are extremely useful but they are a guide on how to use the TOOLS not what music production is really about. It's a bit like telling an artist about the different brushes they can use for different situations and them expecting them to be the next Monet or Picasso!
When I first started as a runner in a studio almost 30 years ago, I was sat down by the Chief Engineer and told that the most vital thing to understand and remember is that music production is 95% psychology and 5% technology. In my view too much of the material out there focuses on the 5% technology so I want to redress the balance in a small way.
I intend this small book to be the first in a series so my hope is that readers will give constructive feedback with requests for other areas that they would like covered in the future. Until then good luck!
Pain is something Carol puts her hands on every day. With training and experience, it is sometimes obvious that the pain that troubles the person has roots deeper than the pain that presents.
Sometimes, it is quite simply a postural fault, especially as we all crunch ourselves in front of computers for hours on end, whether we are working or playing. Often the pain comes from a deeper source, such as family stories, fear over world events, personal trauma, unforgiveness and a host of negative emotions.
Carol has been doing hands on work with clients for over 20 years and became a licensed massage therapist in 2006 with over 2000 hours of training and thousands more in experience and learning. Her desire to help with her clients' healing probably stems from a family history of migraines, her mother's background in nursing and her father's in spiritual care.
This book is a troubleshooting guide to the body, specifically the body's pain.
It won't make you a doctor or therapist over night, but it will teach you a little about how the body perceives pain. There are many sources of pain, not all of them physical. We will look at how the mind and body are closely related and how one affects the other. We'll also look at how to affect one by using the other.
This is a book about "every day" pain, not a medical journal or self-diagnostic tool. It is easy to read, with a clear and light style that will help you discover some of the less obvious sources of pain in your daily life.
When Annie Fox's first book People Are Like Lollipops (Holiday House) was published, she wasn't old enough to legally sign the contract! By the time she turned 21, though, she decided that helping kids would be her life's work. After graduating from Cornell University with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies then completing her Master's in Education, she began exploring ways to use technology to entertain kids while building their emotional intelligence skills.
In 1977, Annie and her husband David opened Marin Computer Center, the world's first public access microcomputer facility. Her work there led her to write her best selling book, Armchair BASIC: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Microcomputers and Programming in BASIC (Osborn/McGraw-Hill). After a detour into the world of screen writing, Annie returned to computers as an award-winning writer/designer of children's CD-ROMs. (Putt-Putt; Madeline; Get Ready for School, Charlie Brown; and Mr. Potato Head Saves Veggie Valley are just a few of the titles on which she worked.)
At the dawn of the Internet age, Annie dreamed up the idea for The InSite (TheInSite.org), a place "for teens and young adults to turn their world around." She is the creator, co-designer, writer, and executive producer of that award-winning site. One of The InSite's most popular features is Hey Terra, a Cyberspace Dear Abby. Annie's first book for teens, The Teen Survival Guide to Dating & Relating: Real World Advice About Guys, Girls, Growing Up And Getting Along (2000, 2005 Free Spirit Publishing), is based on hundreds of emails to Terra and Annie's responses to them. Teen Survival Guide is now available as a free PDF download from TeenSurvivalGuide.com.
Are You My Friend? a Read-it-to-Me iBook was written by Annie Fox, illustrated by Eli Noyes and produced by Electric Eggplant. This digital story book for 4-8 year olds is the first of the Raymond and Sheila Series and is now available in print form on Amazon, and as Android apps for Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, and other Android tablets. The second Raymond and Sheila story "Are We Lost?" will be available in print in 2013. See RaymondAndSheila.com for more info.
Annie's other books include: Too Stressed to Think? A Teen Guide to Staying Sane When Life Makes You CRAZY, co-authored with Ruth Kirschner (Free Spirit Publishing) and the popular 3 book Middle School Confidential™ series (Free Spirit Publishing). Annie's Middle School Confidential apps (developed by Electric Eggplant) are available for iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, and other Android tablets (see MiddleSchoolConfidential.com).
Through her conference appearances and public events for kids, tweens, teens, parents, and educators, Annie continues working toward her goal of empowering young people through increased emotional intelligence skills, social courage, and stress-reduction strategies. Her new book for parents and teachers, Teaching Kids To Be Good People, is now available in print and for Kindle (see TeachingKidsToBeGoodPeople.com)
Visit Annie at her website, AnnieFox.com
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“Not all teachers are parents, but all parents are teachers. When we teach kids to be good people who possess the social courage to do the right thing, we help to make the world a safer, saner, more accepting place for all of us.” —Annie Fox, M.Ed.
We live in a time shaped by a viral culture of cruelty. Now and in the future, we desperately need more good people. But where will these young people come from? From the homes of parents with a game plan! In Teaching Kids to Be Good People, Annie Fox has written a very personal, step-by-step guide to teaching your children to make healthy choices (online and off). Because being good is not enough. We have to do good.
This very pragmatic and funny guide includes essays, podcasts, prompts, tools, questions, answers, and self-assessment quizzes, all for the purpose of teaching kids to be good people. Hopefully, you’ll become so engaged in this process that you will inspire your children to do the right thing when no one's watching, and when everyone is watching.
“Stellar! Unlike many solution-based parenting books, Teaching Kids to Be Good People is insightful, intuitive on so many levels… a truly meaningful book for our times.”
—Lynne Kenney, Psy.D., author of The Family Coach Method
“[G]reat advice on how exactly we can help our kids with their most important skill set—the social-emotional one.”
—Rick Ackerly, author of The Genius in Every Child
“Annie Fox has a genuine passion for helping our young people and she has many years of experience doing it. Both are evident in this wonderful resource for parents and teachers.”
—Dr. Hal Urban, Ed.D., author of Life’s Greatest Lessons
The author was born a “middle class,” over-privileged WASP in 1943. and “came out” into gay life in 1965. After an internship at a major hospital in Cleveland, she graduated from Kent State University in May of 1970 with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, and also a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a general minor. She became a Jew-by-Choice in 1973. She is a proud retired member of 1199SEIU, the National Healthcare Workers Union, and participated in the great 1984 Hospital Strike in NYC. She is also a Wobblie.
Barbara G Louise is an Empath, her own feelings always strongly affected by the presence of other beings (usually human, although she can feel other mammals too, like horses, cats dogs, and dolphins). While writing The Rabble and the Rich, she finally had to realize she had to do the creative part physically alone, in order to discover, without the emotional input of anyone else’s worldview, exactly what she personally had to say about capitalism, the necessity for revolution, Marxism, government, and anarkhism. She knows her communist friends will disagree with her, and most other anarkhists also. Which is why she had to find her own ideas and opinions.
Barbara conceives of her potential audience as “middle class” or formerly “middle class” mostly-white people who are disgusted by our current economic system and disenchanted with the failed idea of the “American dream,” whereby we were all supposed to work hard and grow into a comfortable life free of hunger, economic worry, and random violence (regardless of skin colour), where we could raise our children in safety. She cannot pretend to be anything other than what she is: a white, anti-Racist, formerly “middle class” person who can speak most genuinely to other “middle Class” people.
Since she was born in 1943, she is not young. For most of her life, the twenty-first century was the far future. ((She can even remember when 1976 was the ‘far’ future.)) She did not grow up with the InterNet.
So she was at first reluctant to publish electronically. To her, and to most people her age, a book is bound hardcopy she can decoratively store on a bookshelf, hold in her hands, and manually turn the pages with more than a casual flick of her fingers.
But as a long time reader of science fiction, Barbara must admit, and rejoice, that the future is here now. To the people of the twenty-first century, the InterNet is Reality. She even has a connection in her house. Although she has plenty of hardcopies on her bookshelves, her most useful dictionary is online, so she can most quickly consult it while she is writing with her computer on her lap.
Having finished the Work which serves as the culmination of her lifetime of reading, thinking about politics and philosophy — and engaging in whatever progressive activism she was not too cowardly to commit — she began the soul-numbing process of trying to break into print without any interest in, or talent for, writing short stories to introduce herself to readers in her genre. Considering the difficulty an unknown new writer has in finding a publisher these days, especially for a book with a bluntly anti-capitalist theme, Barbara despaired of getting her novel published anytime before she died.
Then one night after Erev Rosh Hashannah services at her synagogue, someone suggested that the visiting Cantor — Bonnie J. Gordon, whose delightful retelling of the Exodus story — Escape from Goshen — for children, can be found on Amazon for Kindle (and in paperback) — could tell her how to publish online, so Barbara asked her how, and she did.
There is a song from the sixties or seventies, from the time when Barbara was “officially” involved with Gay Liberation:
It isn’t nice to block the doorway,
It isn’t nice to go to jail.
There are nicer ways to do it
But the nice ways always fail.
Of course, escape from the life-smothering excesses of capitalism is only necessary in the alternate universe of The Rabble and the Rich. In our universe, our relatively tiny corner of the Multiverse, capitalism is the greatest economic system the human species has ever produced. You better believe it. Anyone can get rich!
Only losers, like Barbara G Louise, who has no interest in, and no talent for, the thieving manipulations of high finance, cannot get rich and join the storied ‘1%’ who own our supposedly democratic government and manipulate it to further their own selfish financial interests, no matter how the losers suffer while their totally-unimportant qualities of life plummet as the rich get richer.
So, since Barbara is too old to survive arrest and torture by armed and armored agents of the federal or state governments, the reader will please remember that no revolution (especially by the Left) is necessary in our universe, absolutely none. Barbara is definitely not advocating a Leftist revolution.
Capitalism is the end of history. Revolution is unneeded, and impossible. You better believe it.
Cleaveland and the universe of The Rabble and the Rich can be found somewhere in the infinite reaches of the Multiverse, along with: Utopia; Erewhon; Oz; Lilliput; Precipice, CA; Shora; Earthsea; Hain; Gethen; Anarres; (The Word for World is) Forest; Aka; Middle Earth; the Shire; Barsoom; Malacandra; Salvay; Anthea; Wonderland; Underland; the Island of Dr. Moreau; Kendra-on-the-Delta; Arun; Barrayar; Quaddiespace; Lucifer (the planet); Zomia; Kkhadee; Chaos; Dyson Prime; Nueva Cuba; Darkover; the Stand on Zanzibar; (the disk of) Gaia (in orbit of Saturn); Beninia; Mouth-of-Mattapoisett, MA; A Paradise Built in Hell; Luna Free State; the Golden Globe; Babylon 5; and the Star Trek Galaxy.
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DOCUMENTS of the PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF NORTH AMERICA is a collection of non-narrative writing which supplements the three books of the controversial RABBLE AND THE RICH Trilogy, the tale of an alternative universe — a universe nothing like our own, of course — where the terrible division between the rich capitalists and the Working Class has reached its climax.
Truth in Advertising compels the author to reveal that each section of DOCUMRNTS has been published before, in the Xtra areas at the back of the books of the Trilogy, THE RABBLE AND THE RICH, although there have been extensive additions to A COLLECTION OF REBELS since the Trilogy was first published.
The DOCUMENTS excerpted from the controversial speculative-fiction trilogy-novel, The RABBLE AND THE RICH, are, first of all, THE CONSTITUTION OF THE PEOPLE’S SOLIDARITY OF NORTH AMERICA, wherein the customs and ideology of a future free, anarkhist society are enumerated and established.
Also included is an extensive BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SPECULATIVE FICTION AND LEFT-LEANING BOOKS which inspired and educated the author of The RABBLE AND THE RICH, as well as A COLLECTION OF REBELS, including Val Plumwood, Emma Goldman, Assata Shakur, Frederick Douglass, Big Bill Haywood, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Angela Davis, James Tiptree Jr, Ursula K. LeGuin, Urvashi Vaid, Emiliano Zapata, and Cindy Sheehan, as well as further activists, anarchists, socialists, communists, and others in our universe who have contributed to the evolutionary and cultural trend towards a civilization free from capitalism and its ills.
At age 91, I have a creaky body, but a youthful and agile brain. In addition to this novel I have one named PLANET SHAKESPEARE, which is also availanle on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other book vendors. Underway is THE WITCH, THE ROBOT, AND THE PRIVATE EYE. I'm not sure yet what it's about; as soon as I know, I'll pass it on.
Jay and his girl friend Tommie are Cinematic Art majors at USCLA, where they differ from other students because of their old fashioned morals, which requires marriage before sex. Jay inherits some money, and an Uncle who had never before visited him shows up. He is in the business of making porno films, and he fakes illness in order to drag Jay into his production. Tommie is furious, but Jay insists he must continue, so she joins the cast in order to be able to keep trying to disentangle him.
The camera man seems to be just an ordinary technician, but his agile and mischevious brain sets every thing in motion. Others in the cast are four old time strippers, several coeds, the anatomically-gifted leading man, a European director with twelve eighteen year-old daughters, a fabulous beauty, a suspicious police Captain, and a Mafia Don. Does Tommie remain a virgin? Does Jay repent? It's a fun read to find out.
New School. New Powers. New Danger.
In Book Two of the Super Shy series, the past comes back to haunt Edelweiss Featherwhite and her buddies, Tom and Dewanna. They start high school as normal kids, but then, Edelweiss unexpectedly displays a new power in front of the whole school. Tom and Dewanna’s powers also reboot, which wouldn’t be so bad, except the world finds out about one of them. The trio is thrown into a firestorm of media attention, mixed up emotions, messed up relationships, and an almost-fatal case of mistaken identity. All of this, while battling the red hot hate of a burning mad bad guy intent on incinerating them all. Will the teens return to normal? Do they even want to? Or will their hopes for any kind of life go up in flames at the hands of the Dragon? You won’t believe what happens next as the funny and fantastic adventures of a wallflower continue in What the Fire Wanted.
Personality disorder... What a tired and over-used topic, right? However; have you ever heard a story from the perspective of emerged identities? This is a perfect chance to see a picture from the eyes of 'the disease' itself, without ridiculous superhuman abilities and maniacal multiple homicides. A tale of a totally average guy's recently arisen 'dark-side', with an unusual mix of little comedy, many disappointments and Yuri's snow vodka.
Apostolis Heretis-Hadoulis is an Australian-born Greek with heritage from Crete and Kos. He loves music, playing the bass guitar, and restoring motorcycles. He loves travelling, exploring Cretan history, and Greek ancient history. Apostoli shares his Cretan history, music and dancing on the ‘We Love Crete’ website and has helped to write the Trip Ideas books for touring by car or motorcycle in Crete, with his brother, Anastasios.
Anastasios Hadoulis is an Australian-born Greek with heritage from Crete and Kos. He loves travelling and has contributed to many travel pages about the Greek Islands on We Love Crete. His love of music expresses itself in many forms, metal, rock, flamenco and Cretan traditional music, he plays guitar and the Cretan mandóla. His studies and work as an eco-tour guide support his appreciation of the importance of authentic, local tourism and that is why he is passionate about sharing the real Crete in the Trip Ideas books and on his website ‘We Love Crete’, with his brother, Apostolis.
Katia Luz - a traveller since a young age, her love of Crete, as well as a passion to share the unique culture, from such a warm-hearted people and the rugged, rough and fiercely independent character of the land itself, drew her to write the ‘We Love Crete’ website and the Trip Ideas books with her co-authors, Apostolis and Anastasios.
Crete Greece - Trip ideas - Five Days in the East of Crete by Car or Motorcycle
Independent Travel - taking some time and a car will mean you can explore the ruggedly beautiful interior of the island of Crete as well as visit some exquisite beaches.
Visit Crete - take a back roads journey through the island. This book helps you discover the real Crete - archaeological sites, wine tastings, tavernas, hidden valleys and other gems in the east of Crete. Get behind the scenes.
Anastasi, Apostoli and Katia of We Love Crete have put together their favourite places in the east of the island to give you a varied and interesting itinerary to follow. Or adapt for yourself.
Everyone knows Crete as a beach destination, and that an average of 300 days of sunshine a year mean more chances of bliss on the sand. But as an independent visitor, who wants to do more than just lie on the beach, it can be difficult to plan a great route without knowledge of the island.
First, there's the language barrier, which can make it difficult to ask directions on back roads, how do you know what sights and villages you should be looking for? And, what is the difference between a Minoan, a Cretan and a Chaniot?
With the Five Days in the East of Crete, you won't miss the any of the historic sites, interesting towns and beautiful beaches. This route will show you the wine and food in Crete, for everyday eating and everyday pleasure. The stunning mountains and valleys of Crete will be at your fingertips.
Trip Ideas - A Route Behind the Scenes
What This Book Is Not
This book is not a fully detailed Crete travel guide - this does not have detailed instructions “Turn left, turn right, take the second road after the goat shed”. This is a route suggestion for independent, curious travellers who know how to read a map. There are plenty of excellent travel guide books available. We wrote this book in response to our readers, who often asked; “How do I plan my trip for five days in Crete”? This suggested pathway, with different options, will help you travel Crete on the back roads.
About the Authors: Written and researched by We Love Crete; Apostolis Heretis-Hadoulis, Anastasios Hadoulis and Katia Luz.
About We Love Crete - a website sharing our love of Crete and Greece - this is a family creation. We are Anastasi and Apostoli, brothers whose mother was born in Crete, and we love to share Kriti and her spirit with you. The real Crete, beyond the beach, the rustic, authentic island, brimming with her own fiercely independent character and culture, home of local people with hearts of gold. Ela, come, Kriti and her charms await.