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The Private Banker is a fast paced commercial fiction novel centred on Michael de Bruin, the owner of the Private Bank, Union Delta Bank. De Bruin is a charismatic, driven and globally known individual; he conducts business with sports stars, celebrities, political leaders and royalty, he is held in high regard as a successful, honest family man.
But he is not everything he appears to be.
UDB is growing fast, even in mainland China, it has a virtuous reputation after three generations of the de Bruin family have been carefully nurturing its growth.
Mistakenly two rogue bankers are hired into UDB, they bring corrupt, dangerous clients into the bank, clients from Myanmar and the former Soviet states who are making fortunes through underworld activities, illicit money, black money as it is known These vast amounts of ill-gotten, dirty, undeclared assets make their way into the ultra-clean and socially responsible UDB bank at the same time as the global economy is crashing and the geo political situation is erupting into conflict.
The black money is lost, the bank is finished and it starts to unravel in a nasty murderous manner, the underworld and others seek their revenge in original brutal ways.
The story is set in Europe and Asia among both a high net worth lifestyle and a darker low life world, bloody in places, sexual in others.
It is well researched and has a contemporary feel, in fact it could be happening right now.
Katie Kump is an Army wife, a nanny, and a mentor to college women who has found that writing is the only way to feel rightly. When she's not downing guacamole or turning the living room into a dance floor, you can find her celebrating the Word in her own words at KatieKump.com.
The chaos of a girl's growing-up years can quickly cloud the truest realities of her life and relationships. As Katie Kump looks back on her high school and college years, she points out how Jesus was there all along, making sense of her life, and encourages younger readers to find Him right where they are. Whether in the need for gossip or the disappointment of the prom, the longing to be married or the pressure to be someone you're not, Jesus is always there. Finding Him changes everything. In a blend of personal narrative and Biblical reference, Katie leads her audience to see that this life really is all about Jesus.
E. Van Lowe began as a novelist but also worked for years in television, including writing and producing such shows asThe Cosby Show, Even Stevens, and Homeboys in Outer Space. He has been nominated for an Emmy and an Academy Award. He stepped into the young adult fiction genre with his novel Never Slow Dance with a Zombie. Visit his website, www.evanlowe.com.
Earth Angel, the second book in the Falling Angels Saga, continues where Boyfriend From Hell left off. Fifteen-year-old Megan Barnett of Glendale, Arizona, has more to do to save her family, friends, even the whole planet from the forces of darkness. She also tries to understand her boyfriend, an angel named Guy.
Lois J. Wetzel was born in Dallas, Texas. She attended Dallas Public Schools, graduating from R. L. Turner High School in Carrollton, which is a Dallas suburb. She earned a BA in art education and and MFA in painting and drawing from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. About twenty years later she studied Clinical Psychology and Art Therapy at the University of Houston in Clear Lake City, near Houston. She is the mother of two adult sons and has recently become a grandmother.
Her books are about spirituality, metaphysics, and her mystical experiences, including her frequent experiences of contact from extra-dimensional beings of all kinds. Often, she is channeling information from Lightbeingts. Lois is a highly experienced teacher, healer, medical intuitive, shamanic practitioner, mystic and intuitive counselor. The spiritual realm is what Lois' life is about, and what she writes about. It is a major part of her Soul Contract in this lifetime. It also brings her great joy.
At this time, Lois still does readings from the Akashic Records for clients, intuitive counseling, and has a virtual learning center at her website: Hot Pink Lotus. There you can find free meditations, articles, Lois' radio show, and online classes. She is one of the world's experts in past life readings, and works with people all over the globe in this capacity.
At the website http://www.hotpinklotus.com you can sign up for the free newsletter and be kept abreast of Lois' free teachings, interesting spiritual information, notices of new books, appearances, and her free offerings.
In "Reincarnation: Past Lives and the Akaashic Record" Lois J. Wetzel,MFA, has written the long-awaited sequel to her first book, "Akashic Records: Case Studies of Past Lives." Yet "Reincarnation" takes the reader on a trip to the past like none other. Once again, riveting stories of the past lives of scores of different people are narrated. These lifetimes go back hundreds of thousands of years on Earth, allowing the reader glimpses of long-lost civilizations not contained in our historical record. In this book, unlike the first, the author challenges our ancient history as wrong, giving ample examples of proof we have lived on this swirling ball of minerals for hundreds of thousands of years! She talks about her past life readings for clients, but she also shares some of the spontaneous past life memories which others, including famous people, have had.
The past lives of Lois' clients are shared so that the reader may learn and grow from the experiences of her clients. Naturally, clients' names and identifying information have been changed to protect their privacy. Surprisingly, some readers have said they actually felt some of their own past life issues were resolved as they read about the prior lifetimes of others.
Why learn about our past lives? Isn’t this lifetime enough to handle? Because the whole story of who we are has to do with everything we have experienced. We know that who we are has a lot to do with our childhoods. Why would it not have to do with who we were in our prior lifetimes? Knowing about our past lives allows us to know more fully who we actually are at the level of the Immortal Soul. Why are we terrified of, instantly despise, or immediately adore someone we’ve just met? Why would we avoid visiting a certain location, even though there is no reason? Why do cruise ships or horses terrify us? Why are we so powerfully drawn to bow-hunting, cake decorating, scuba diving, fashion design or sailing having never experimented with it before? Why do some things come so easily people swear we have done it before? Why were we born with these predispositions? Are the answers in past lives?
The author also includes correspondence between the clients and herself before and after the reading was done, so that we can see the client's experience of the reading, and the reaction to the reading and the information which came out of it.
"Reincarnation" also discusses some truly strange concepts, like parallel and overlapping lifetimes, and why it may be possible to be alive in two bodies in different locations on a timeline that overlaps. Or how can we die and come back into the same body, remembering the out-of-body event with conscious awareness of ourselves while not in our bodies?
All these topics and more lie between the pages of this fascinating and compelling book.
There is no other medium that feeds the soul and captures the imagination like a good book. When the weight of the world presses down on each of us, or we simply need an enjoyable break from a busy and harried life, a book can transport us to places of dreams, incredible imagination, and enlghtenment. As has everyone, I have experienced many highs and lows in my life. This is reflected in my writing by trying to be true to human experiences: love and hate, incredible joy and heart-breaking sorrow, open-mindedness, bigotry, the wonders of our natural world, the astonishing things to be learned beyond our physical senses, and the redeeming and universal qualities of "goodness".
I loved my years in school and eventually earned a university degree in English Education for K-12, and a second in Creative Writing. While teaching kids of all ages I was impressed by how smart, funny, creative and resilent they could be even in the toughest of curcumstances. Knowing the benefit of growing up loving to read anything and everything, I endeavored to instill the love of reading (and writing) in my own children, as well as the many students I was honored to teach.
I began writing before I had a whisker on my face. I have never stopped writing..whether short stories, essays, news articles, technical papers, magazine pieces, plays, a sreenplay, advertising, or simply recording my dreams in a journal. I have done stints as a teacher, an oral storyteller, a recording engineer, a songwriter and musician, a poet, a blue collar worker, and more...all the while crafting my style, raising my huge family (and growing a huge garden to feed all those mouths). I have kept really busy...and in doing so I have never been bored...and it has given me much opportunity to keep my ear to the world and my eyes to the rythym of the hopes and dreams of people.
I am happily married for 43 years to my high school sweetheart, the father of 7 children, and "Papa" to my 25 grandchildren ages 22 to a few months. There is no way (and I wouldn't have it any other way!) to not be immersed in the creative and wondrous world of children. For the last 3 years I have enjoyed being a real bearded Santa for the children of our area. I always spend time with the children and enjoy answering their Santa, Reindeer, and Elf questions. I think I could write a book about all the interesting and funny things that I have heard the children say to me as Santa.
I wrote the first Laser O'Hara book "The Hole In Eighth Level" for my children and grandchildren (my best and greatest critics) and have passed it on to you. I am currently working on the 2nd and 3rd of 7 books in the Laser O'Hara series, and finishing up a picture book for the little ones. I certainly don't shy away from the complicated questions that are part of our culture and world, but believe that children should be well-rounded and given the chance to explore a bit of philosophy, religion, mythology, mystery,and universal human dramas and dilemmas. I have not failed if I can engage the reader...and inspire a bit of thought, a smidgin of inspiration, and a good serving of entertainment. So...
The Laser O'Hara Series will be great reading for older children and young adults. I hope that parents will enjoy reading to their younger children the escapades of Laser and his sister Gabby, as they grow up, have fun adventures, and are challenged with everyday life and some tough decisions and incredible experiences in some not so everyday places.
Laser O'Hara and his younger sister Gabby find themselves in a dire predicament after their family has been relocated, discovered, and then threatened because of the research of their long missing scientist father. Luckily, through instructions his Dad has left coded and hidden for him in case of such a threat, Laser is able to build an L.D.D., a machine that makes it possible to travel inter-dimensional levels and to find and rescue their trapped father. Exciting ,sometimes scary, and even humorous events unfold when they unexpectedly pick up a couple of unplanned travelers. The greatest challenge for the kids is to stop an evil plan from collapsing all the levels and ultimately bringing about the destruction of the multiple worlds where they have learned to love and trust themselves and other wonderfully diverse beings. This book is a great triumph for illustrating the ongoing battle between good and evil...the dynamics of love and hate...and the complexities that often come with discerning the difference. You will want to continue on with Laser and Gabby as they pursue more adventures together discovering, shedding light on, and solving universal mysteries and intriguing enigma and puzzles.
Florentina Gómez Guasp (Palma de Mallorca, 1954)
Licenciada en Filosofía y Ciencias de la Educación,
especializada en Pedagogía Terapéutica; Poeta.
“Pasos de Arco Iris” (1ª edición mayo de 2010), (2ªedición Julio de 2015)
“Torres de Esperanzas Amarillas” (marzo de 2013)
“Transparentes Azules” (marzo de 2013)
“Alargados Grises” (marzo de 2013)
“Poemas de Amor” (septiembre de (2014)
“Love Poems”(bilingual edition) (Septiembre de 2014)
“Algunos Adioses sin Respuesta” (noviembre de 2014)
“El Filo de las Palabras” (octubre de 2016)
Me gusta definirme como: “amiga de Las Horas, que custodian las puertas del cielo, de la lluvia, el silencio y sus colores.
Este libro contiene algunas reflexiones en verso sobre el poder de las palabras y finaliza con un simbólico caligrama.
Sin palabras seriamos, tan solo. polvo de estrellas...
David Joseph is a veteran Air Force Flyer. While in the Air Force, he flew on the HH-53, HH-3, HC-130, C-141, and KC-10 aircraft, and traveled to every continent in the world. His travels and experiences provide unlimited material for writing.
He is the author of Korea x 2 and Silent Six, a military thriller Trilogy, set on the Korean peninsula, The Bully & Other Stories, and the two best selling novelettes, The Great Hijacking and Putin's Shoot-down! He is currently writing the third novel in the Trilogy, Korea Unified, and Inspirational/Thriller short stories. David Joseph holds a Master of Arts in Military Studies from American Military University. "I have twenty short stories and three novels in my head!"
Special Forces sniper, Tom Friddle, returns home to western New York after two years deployed in a combat zone fighting the war on terror. Upon returning home, Tom heals from the horror of war through his family, his farm, and being a role-model. Tom explores the destructive qualities of war which is countered by the healing and regenerative powers of love. David Joseph employs the iceberg theory when writing about 9/11, amputations, death, and the war on terror. The hard facts float above water while the supporting structure, including the symbolism, operates out of sight. “Fathers and Sons” is a definitive piece of literature on “Healing” from catastrophic war.
Mark Jacobs is a freelance writer, martial arts instructor and semi-professional poker player who regularly plays for more money than he can afford to lose. His written work has appeared in publications such as Sports Illustrated, Men’s Health and TimeOut New York. The author of the acclaimed instructional text, The Principles of Unarmed Combat, he currently serves as a monthly columnist for Black Belt Magazine. Pascal’s Wager is his first novel.
Destined for a brilliant career in academia, Pascal Silver instead decides to be a risk taker. Packing up his unfinished philosophy dissertation he moves to Las Vegas to pursue his dual goals of winning the World Series of Poker and the only slightly less daunting task of finding the meaning to existence.
Low on cash, Pascal is forced to take a part-time job at a private detective agency. Now, with his boss out of town, into his life walks the gorgeous Allegra LaPierre. She asks Pascal to find out who murdered her father, casino owner “Houston Phil” LaPierre.
Using his uncanny poker skills, Pascal can tell everyone involved with Houston Phil has something to hide, including his ex-stripper widow, his knucklehead son, Bruce, and his old business partner, Fat Johnny, who’s in debt to a local gangster. Complicating matters, Bruce LaPierre is suddenly found dead in his office and the number one suspect is Allegra. Though all the evidence points to his client’s guilt, Pascal falls back on the famous wager of faith put forth by his illustrious namesake. He chooses to have faith in Allegra, not just because he’s gone head over heels for her, but because it’s a good bet.
But when representatives of the Chicago mob show up and tell him to drop the case, Pascal has to take his greatest gamble yet. With Allegra’s life hanging in the balance, he’ll need to pull off the biggest bluff he’s ever attempted to get her back alive. Even if he does, he’s still left with the question “Who killed Phil?” a question only he is shrewd enough to answer.
Pain is something Carol puts her hands on every day. With training and experience, it is sometimes obvious that the pain that troubles a 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.
Carol has been doing hands on work with clients for over 20 years and became a licensed massage therapist in 2006 with well 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 is a straight forward look at the most common, "every day" injuries and pains that tend to present in the offices of doctors, physios and other manual therapists.
Carol writes in a light hearted, clear style. Medical terminology is explained simply and some of the most obvious reasons for pain are illuminated. Headaches, knee pain, and back pain are common to many people. This book helps you to pinpoint what's hurting and why.
Crazy Cat People the paperback has been read by thousands of children and adults, and is a huge hit at cat shows across the U.S.
Now available on Kindle, complete with the same full-color illustrations.
Whimsical color illustrations portray each chapter’s cat characters. They include Freddie, a yellow tabby with an unusual friend; Gato Roberto, a Japanese Bobtail who may be bobbed twice; a calico named Precious who refuses to take her medicine; an oversized Maine Coon called Macaroni who can’t get enough to eat; and Catalina, the talkative tortie. There’s Stinky and Dipstick, Amanda and Abner, Gus and Duke, an anonymous blind cat, flea-infested Fritz, Arnie Schwarzenkitty, Queen Neferkitty, and Winner of Best in Show.
Cat lovers (crazy or not) will laugh, learn and be comforted when reading Crazy Cat People: Through Feline Eyes.
Be entertained by humorous short stories based on actual experiences at a cat hospital. Siam, the resident feline in charge, reports on crazy cat people visiting the vet as seen through his eyes. Siam’s real cat name is Thoth, from the Egyptian god of wisdom and writing.
Learn something about cat behavior and care with VIVA! Very Important Vet Advice and useful life–saving tips from a real veterinarian.*
Be comforted knowing you are not the only crazy cat person in the world!
Cat-themed quotes and quips sprinkled throughout
Carlos Sandoval, the illustrator of Crazy Cat People, includes images of his crazy cat people couture; attractive, playful attire as seen on catwalks of San Francisco fashion shows! (Not included in paperback version). Sandoval’s crazy cat illustrations can be found on greeting cards, postcards, calendars, and as quality framed prints.
Comments from readers:
Everything about it is top notch; the fun writing style, the cat advice, the adorable illustrations, the amusingly clever names for each feline.
--Dr. Shirley Lawrence, author of Hollywood Be Thy Name, Exploring the Supernatural, and The Secret Science of Numerology
It's a really cute book.
I gave copies to all my cat-loving friends.
I looooooooooove it!
The book is adorable.
The illustrations complement the stories very well.
A very clever idea, fun to read, and well-written. The VIVA!s fit in well and the art work is an excellent match.
I love your book, it is even better than I thought it would be.
The ending is purrrrfect!
>>All stories in Crazy Cat People are fictionalized, inspired by real events.
>>Any similarity to any human or feline is purely coincidental.
>>Names have been changed to protect the reputations of the cats.
*Dr. K. Kelly Jones, DVM graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and acquired the Cat Hospital of Wichita in 1998. She has worked exclusively with cats ever since. In addition to her busy cat hospital, Dr. Jones lectures at universities, presents research at veterinary conventions, is recipient of numerous honors and awards related to her volunteer efforts, and quoted and interviewed in popular cat magazines.
Although the informative and useful VIVAs come from a licensed cat veterinarian, this book is intended for entertainment purposes only, not to be used as treatment or diagnosis of any condition with any pet or crazy cat person. If you have concerns about the health of your cat, please call a local veterinarian.
If you suspect that you might be a crazy cat person and plan to read Crazy Cat People please don’t assume it’s about you. If you didn’t get the memo: It’s all about the cats!
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!
Will is married and the father of 5 children. He was born and raised in Oklahoma and continues to call the Sooner state home! Will enjoys spending time with his family on their small farm, and even playing the occasional video game!
The year is 2025, the nation is in turmoil and the quest to save the human race from extinction is at hand. A government experiment gone bad results in a mutated virus that attacks most of the animal kingdom and turns them from mild, non aggressive beings into raging, vicious, monsters! A small group of survivors, led by a courageous young Nathan Lee, combat these wild beasts, while trying to bring the only person who can stop this insanity, to safety.
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.
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 am the founder of Londa's Body Care where you can purchase handmade cold processed soap and other natural body care products. All products sold are hand formulated by the founder Yolanda. Yolanda is giving others the opportunity to make their own natural skin care products from the comfort of their own home.
Guide on how to make cold processed soap using organic and natural ingredients. This manual comes with two sustainable palm free recipes and gives the properties of carriers oils and essential oils. Details on troubleshooting and how to package and sell soap are included in this manual.
You will learn:
The definination of soap
Proper handling of Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)
Carrier oil properties
How to customize your soap using different oils and butters
Helpful tips when making soap
Coloring soap with the use of herbs
Scenting with essential oils
How to use a lye calculator
Molds for making soap
Cutting and curing soap
Selling your soaps
Where to purchase supplies
Packaging your soap
Over 30 pages of detailed instructions
While the author loves all of America, he prefers the American Southwest. A local saying is that Fort Worth is where the West begins: Dallas is where the East peters out. J. Adams lives and works right on the edge. America is the longest-running party of all time, but America's Indians know the party can end.
J. Adams has long been a reader, during which time he criticized the works of others. Years ago, he decided to write something of his own and give others the chance to criticize him.
Funding Angel, by J. Adams, is available at Amazon. com. The second book in the series, Elmyr's Angel, should be on Amazon by the end of August. LiberWriter is on it now.
The author is working hard to make the third book, Angel, Home Again, available by Christmas.
"My real name is Mary Margaret, but for some time now I've been 'Angel,' which I like a lot better than 'Mary Margaret'." When May Jennings sent her daughter away for a week at a desert resort to search her soul and find herself, she never expected Mary Margaret to return with two million dollars to hide in the attic. This crime novel features numerous erotic passages, both hetero and girl-girl.
David Joseph is a veteran Air Force Flyer. While in the Air Force, he flew on the HH-53, HH-3, HC-130, C-141, and KC-10 aircraft, and traveled to every continent in the world. His travels and experiences provide unlimited material for writing.
He is the author of Korea x 2 and Silent Six, a military thriller Trilogy, set on the Korean peninsula, The Bully & Other Stories, and the two best seller novelettes, The Great Hijacking and Putin’s Shoot-down! Both novelettes based on the Malaysian MH370/MH17 Flights. He is currently writing Korea Unified, the third book in the military Trilogy, and Inspirational/Thriller short stories. "I have twenty short stories and three novels in my head!"
David Joseph, author of Korea x 2 and The Bully & Other Stories, has written a military short story on the first C-5 to land on the frozen ocean of Antarctica. After interviewing C-5 crew members that have gone to the “ice,” and from David Joseph’s own trips to the “ice,” he delivers a classic aviation short story.
A certain fear of losing the plane came to him. The shivering returned. He could not help thinking of a ship sinking, he thought, and the captain going down with the ship. But a plane sinking and a C-5!
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I was 29 years old and the mother of three small children when my husband, a Navy fighter pilot, was killed in combat. I was totally unprepared to be a widow and to offer my fatherless children the support they needed. I tried! Oh, how hard I tried! But there were no books or support groups or guidance for a grieving young mother at that time..
My son Barty was seven. By his early teen years, he was acting out in very self-destrictive ways. A psychiatrist told me, "Your son is emotionally stuck at the age of seven--the age he was when his father died-- and unless you get help now he will grow up but stay 'stuck' emotionally. It will hamper his relationships and work career." No parent wants to hear those words. MY ANGRY SON shares with readers how we got help.
For most of my adult life, I have been a professaional writer and all my best writing appears in the form of stories taken from my own life. I deeply believe that in sharing our storiees we not only help others, we find a higher meaning for ourselves, even in the face of tragedy.
You will find my stories in many major women's magazines and in Readers Digest, as well as in nine published books and several anthologies, including four Chicken Soup of the Soul books.I have won awards for my writing, but the reponses I savor are those from readers who say "Thank you. Your story helped me through a difficult time in my own life.".
For many years, readers have encouraged me to reprint my book, MY ANGRY SON, our family’s true story which first appeared as a book-length feature in Readers Digest magazine, then became a hard back book, a soft cover book, and was optioned for a CBS-movie.
MY ANGRY SON is now available as a Kindle book. I hope it will offer help and encouragement to parents and--yes--to sons and daughters as well. Click here. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=My+Angry+Son+by+Barbara+Bartocci
Here are some responses to MY ANGRY SON as a hard cover book
“... this chronicle of a family in turmoil is revealing and relevant... invaluable reading especially for parents of teenagers.” Psychology Today
“Encouraging and insightful.” Booklist
“Frankly and with great honesty, the author relates the true story of a family crisis that has a happy ending.” The Chattanooga Times
“Well- written, dealing with strong feelings of anger and depression--the healthy resolution of which is its theme.” Dr. Charles Blewitt, Best Sellers
“A realistic, touching story that [shows] the difficult work necessary to free child and family from old behavior patterns. ..inspiring and helpful to parents...
Roy W. Menninger, M.D., President, The Menninger Psychiatric Foundation
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In the first grade, learning The Pledge of Allegience, I asked: "What's a Republic?" In hindsight my Teacher took me to a map and explained a confederation of states, not a republic.. However, the real answer to my question took twenty six years to answer. Six of those twenty six years were spent going from library to library; huddled over age old books, amidst dusty Winter nights, and humid New England days. As I was able to read at an Adult level in the First Grade; I remember; with such joy;finding "A Biography of Deborah Sampson." The joy was due to that was the first Adult book I ever read. She among many others had impersonated a male so she could fight in the Revoltuion. This was an ancient European tradition, (without the masquerade).
Years passed, as I traversed America, France, and India; and somewhat settled down; got married and had a beautiful Daughter. For my Daughter's sake, I began college a bit late at twenty eight years of age. So with a two month old infant I arrived at Mount Ida College, enrolled, and soon began realizing; I had brought a Classcial education with me. By the time I graduated with honors, (Who's Who and an Award in Scholarship), I was headed to Harvard. I believed this to be my last summer working in mental health. Unfortunately, in protecting a female patient from harm; I was struck down; which resulted in a spinal injury that lasted many years. I then arrived at law school; earning the nickname, "The Prosecutor," (one I was never comfortable with, but Student Loans as they are, were too large an obstacle to overcome and continue.
However I did go on to earn my Ph.D. in Early American and European history. I went on to teach Liberal Studies and was praised for my Socratic Method. Although my favorite course to teach was Western Civilization, I taught many others: Western Civilization, Philosophy, Ethics, Humanities, American History, Political Science, Introduction to Anthropology, Introduction to Sociology, Native American Studies, and Twentieth Century History. I also developed abridged critical thinking and mapping as an introduction to all classes. This provided tangible results for measuring learning. Critical thinking essays were requisites for exams, rather than true or false, questions, and the like.
When I wasn't teaching I remained active working in Human Services, as a Consultant for private families. Presently I reside in New England and am retired.
What is virtue, as opposed to a virtue? Corruption for example, is a word often used, in accusing someone of not being true; but true to what? One needs to grasp principle as a basic truth; on which all other truths rest, before corruption can be applied. Once the truth is identified, it can be understood that the accused, has fallen away from and is not being true to principle Can it be a disagreement? Certainly it can. However, just because one believes something to be true, doesn't necessarily make it knowledge, it makes it true belief. Subsequently, corruption rolls off the tongue, as easy as virtue or corruption.
In western civilization; from Athens to America, even as today worldwide, is another word used; Republic. It has been used so often, to identify so many Countries, that Republic has and is, misconstrued with Democracy. Which is unfortunate.
Polity for example, is how societies organize into governing bodies. America's polity, is a bicameral system, having two legislative houses, voting on the passing of laws. This is neither a Democracy as America's founders understood it; and neither is it a Republic. For Republic is not a polity; but it is and has always been the remedy for political evils, from Athens to America. Thus, a Republic is a why, rather than a what. For example: America's Founder's without question, regarded America; especially after the Constitutional Convention of 1788, that America was to be a Representative Republic. So what happened?
Through the ages of western civilization, from Athens to America, as all republics arose to confront political evils; regardless of their new found polity; there has been a promise. A promise of virtue and the threat of corruption.
America's Founders knew this well. From a Classical Education, of a centuries old tradition, to Religion, and active citizenship, which all held that independent thought and action, was the highest virtue. Where ethics, morality, and a new commercial age; had the potential to unite Humankind; and free their political economy, from the misery of the British political economy.
The transition, of this heritage,—cultural, political, social, religious, and economic— that ultimately brought revolution and self-realization, was sprung from an intellectual and spiritually faithful civilization. Colonial, European, and classical history was America's history, in the sense that, the social evolution, and events from the Renaissance, led the revolutionary generation to make a break from the past. Not a divorce from the past; just a break; and to begin anew.
The History of Virtue and Corruption tells the story of the tens of thousands of Western Europeans who ventured to the North American British colonies during the seventeenth and eighteenth-centuries. What were their customs of Law and education; religious, philosophical, or political thought?
The Founders’ ideas about the duty and obligation of government, came from more than five hundred years of English tradition. For it was their ancestors who brought their king under the law; and the revolutionary generation of the eighteenth-century, was determined to do the same, but this time, they would make a government of laws not of men. Privilege was out and merit was in. However, in the 1790s, a new political base emerged, with quite different ideas in mind. Subsequently, the great republican experiment, not only; DID NOT FAIL, it was never allowed to happen, before a new and different kind of authority and political base had changed the republican regime from within, immediately after the inception of the infant republic.
As the revolutionary generation stood in awe of what was happening, to their Revolution, they could only and quickly, distance themselves, as their republic unraveled about them.
The second in the series revisiting the Royal Family of Adriel, The Princess of the Wild takes place 25 years later, the adventures of alias Skye Williams, a mysterious beauty caught up in a tempestuous romance with Prince Nicholas, Sarra and Raine's firstborn son.
From their illustrious beginning in a Kalcoonian brothel—Nicholas, a wayward rogue incognito to protect his stellar name, and Skye, the innocent prey of an alien slave trade—are drawn into their undeniable passion, she a natural vagabond of the wilds and he a jaded master of the world. Their reluctant attraction locks them in a fierce battle of wits, both headstrong and free spirited—and fearing the ravages of true love.
Swept off into the lush utopia where they explore their fiery sensuality...into the crusade exposing the slave trade...to the perilous intrigue of her late father's name, their affection deepens...but their unique bond breaks asunder as she uncovers his shocking identity, commoner Skye the fool in his deception. Nicholas' heart is true...and within the splendor of Queen's Palace, it's her exquisite journey to discover that he really is her noble prince charming—is she destined to become his princess?
Mike Wendland is America’s premier high tech reporter. His Detroit Free Press technology columns, NBC-TV network television reports and five books on the Internet have given him a loyal nationwide audience of millions who have come to rely on his warm and friendly “No Geek-Speak” advice, reports and suggestions about technology and how it impacts all of us.
Mike’s High Tech Talk TV reports are distributed weekly to all 215 NBC affiliates by the NBC Newschannel. The popular news feature has been a stalwart on NBC stations since 1994 and covers the emerging multimedia and information superhighway fields, focusing on hi-tech advances useful to ordinary people, as well as the hottest places on the World Wide Web.
And he is the author of a series of books about the Internet, the latest being “The Complete No Geek-Speak Guide to the Internet,” from Zondervan, available in book stores everywhere or online through Amazon Books. He has written The Wired Journalist, published by the Radio and Television News Directors Association as well as numerous articles about the Internet for major publications, including USA Today and The New York Times.
Mike has won 20 Emmy Awards and numerous honors and broadcast awards. He is a veteran journalist who has used computers to break some of his biggest stories. His television work has appeared on various NBC and cable television network stations across the country. He spent 18 years as head of the I-Team investigative unit at WDIV-TV in Detroit and before that worked for ten years as an investigative reporter at The Detroit News.
He’s one of the country’s leading experts in using the Internet for research and information gathering and teaches seminars all over the world to corporations and civic, religious and professional organizations. He recently spent three weeks in Israel, Jordan, Bahrain and Egypt teaching journalists the Internet in a trip sponsored by the U.S. State Department.
He has been a Fellow at the Poynter Institute, a prestigious school for journalists in St. Petersburg, FL., where he has taught convergence reporting and new media.
He is married and the father of three grown children and six grandchildren. He and his wife, Jennifer, live in Oakland County, Michigan, north of Detroit. He serves as Innovations Pastor at Woodside Bible Church in suburban Detroit.
Ever since the iPhone was released, millions have used it to organize their lives and keep them on track. So it was inevitable that this powerful mobile device and would play a big role in helping people lose weight and get in shape. Year after year, health and fitness apps have led the lists of the most popular programs for the iPhone and iPad. There are so many, in fact, that you need an expert to sort them all out. And that's where "PC Mike" Wendland comes in with this handy guide to finding the Best iPhone Apps to Lose Weight and Get in Shape.
PC Mike is America's trusted "no geek speak" technology reporter, whose weekly PC Mike Tech Reports have been a regular on the 215 NBC-TV affiliate staions across the country. His syndicated newspaper columns on technology have made him a trusted source of news and reviews on the latest in technology. Hos work has appeared in all the major newspapers, TV and radio networks, including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.
And lately, his new SuperHealthyMe.com health and fitness blog has won him new fans who are following his advice on eating healthy food and working out regularly.
This book will help you find the best apps to jumpstart your health and fitness plans. His no nonsense reviews and advice quickly helps you find the very best app for your iPhone, an app that will indeed, help you Lose Weight and get in Shape.
Florentina Gómez Guasp (Palma de Mallorca, 1954)
Licenciada en Filosofía y Ciencias de la Educación, Pedagogía Terapéutica Especializada en; Poeta.
"Pasos de Arco Iris"
"Torres de Esperanzas Amarillas"
"Poemas de Amor"
"Poemas de Amor" (edición bilingüe)
Mis versos Verdades hijo incompletas, nacidas baño Los Instantes de Una mirada Entre Párpados intimidados; ONU acercamiento fugaz a la forma En que yacen UNOS brazos apoyados, al brillante de color de Un Suspiro; Una Aproximación a la exigencia de alegría o tristeza Que guardan Los Pequeños Gestos Que apenas sí perciben, una las lágrimas de la emoción estética ...; afloran Como dormido sable de la ONU En Una idea despierta Que.
... Porque Yo, poeta de soja, leo las Almas
y cuento las Lágrimas de la vida. (Pasos de Arco Iris.Amarillo y violeta)
Siempre me falta tiempo pora todas las tareas y proyectos que tengo.
Me gusta definirme Como: "Amiga de las Horas, custodio Que Las puertas del cielo, de la lluvia, El Silencio y Sus colores".
Este libro Expresa, un Través de 20 poemas, La Experiencia emotiva del amor, Un Sentimiento Que Nos enaltece el Espíritu y nos Lleva una versión Lo Mejor De Las Personas, Haciendonos Sentir busque con Nosotros y Con El Mundo.
Chris Darnell was an officer in the British Army for thirty years. He served in the 2nd Gurkha Rifles and The King’s Own Scottish Borderers. He resigned from the Army in 1999 having reached the rank of Colonel and whilst serving in the Ministry of Defence in Whitehall, London. During his time in the Army he had a number of operational tours in Northern Ireland and was a battalion commander in the 1st Gulf War.
After leaving the Army he worked as a strategy director for a major defence electronics company and as global account general manager for a leading technology company. He specialised in the NATO region.
He lives with his wife and shares his time between homes in London and South Africa. He now combines his consultancy work with writing and certain charitable interests and involvements.
The Return is his first novel in the planned series of military thrillers featuring Paul Stanton, SAS.
Bernard Cornwell says of The Return:
"A novel of brutal authenticity, unflinching realism and compelling story-telling. This is an enormously impressive debut and I look forward to more of Paul Stanton’s exploits!"
Introducing a new, modern day action hero, Paul Stanton, SAS
When the IRA mount a blitzkrieg attack on one of his operational bases and kill his men, Major Paul Stanton knows his security has been compromised. But proving it and then finding those responsible is another matter.
Given the chance to do so, but with no safety net if he fails, Stanton goes undercover. He tracks his targets from Bandit Country and the IRA strongholds of West Belfast into the South. His trail takes him to the wrecked Wall Zone in Cold War Berlin, and here he delivers the return.
The Return is the first in the new series: The Paul Stanton novels.
"Intelligent, emotive and entertaining." Matt Lynn, author of the Shadow Force novels
"… a gripping read in the best tradition of the military thriller…” Patrick Mercer, author of To Do And Die, Dust and Steel and Red Runs The Helmand
“…a rattling good yarn…heartily recommend it as a good read.” Reviews from the Army Rumour Service (ARRSE) book reviews
Though I was born and raised on the island of Britain, and though my parents and all my ancestors as far back as I am aware, were born and raised on the island that invented the English language, English is my second language. It gives me the perspective of being both on the inside and on the outside of the world's most spoken language. In my native tongue,
These days I live in California, a Welshman married to an Apache, It's strange how the world turns and how, on this road of life we never know what lies around the next curve. Perhaps if we come to grips with the way we speak we may understand life a little better.
Or perhaps not.
The English language has an unusual style of expression. To insult or offend someone, sexual words are used. More than that, words with the same meaning are perfectly acceptable. Why is it acceptable to say "Posterior" but not "Ass"? This book explores the reasons and the history of English swearing and related obscenities.
Other chapters deal with such slips of the tongue as Spoonerisms; where you "Dish the washes" and Malapropisms; "He is a Civil Serpent"
With all the ways we have of misunderstanding each other, reading this short book may make you wonder how we manage to communicate. Perhaps we don't.