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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.
The book is not just a spy thriller nor just an ordinary love story. The book shows the aspirations and fears of the young Greeks as they come out of the oppression of the Turkish domination, the German occupation, and now the NATO occupation. It shows the aspirations of a people steeped in culture but downtrodden by the conquering empires of the past two thouand years.
I lived in Crete for two years, enough time to know and observe their culture .. and feel their pride in their contributions to the world. The current struggle of Greece to stay a respected and economically viable member of the EU is reflected in this story's characters to gain respect in the world community.
"CIA Love Story in Crete" is interesting because it shows the plight of military/CIA families.. in the setting of one of the most beautiful and mysterious lands in the world, Crete. The book has 87 color photos of Crete embedded in the text... and so the reader sees the scenery of action as he reads the book. He gets an intimate knowledge and feel of the culture. The reader would love to visit Crete after reading the book.
It is both a spy thriller during the Kosovo War. Michael, a veteran CIA agent, is sent to Crete to stop terrorists who want to thwart the operations of NATO against the ethic cleansing in Serbia. Emotions are high because the Greeks are against NATO for the Serbs are cousins because of religion and historical affinity.
It is a love story because, Joann, Michael's wife who is of Crete ancestry, comes along out sheer boredom for being left alone too ofetn, and also to trace her ancestry. They meet up with a young fiery nationalist and a beautiful Crertan woman who was also against NATO but abhorred terrorist acts.
Their paths collidied into a sacrilegeous holocaust in the pristine settings of Crete..
Noel Dear is a pastor, counselor, and student of the Bible. His books tackle difficult issues such as depression, stress, and anxiety by teaching and explaining biblical principles. His books are easy to grasp because of the numerous real life illustrations and examples. They are life changing because of the power and truth of Scripture.
Illuminating The Darkness
A straight forward and effective solution to the problems of depression, stress, and anxiety.
Are You Ready For A Change?
Every day there are new approaches and drugs to help people overcome the emotional pain of depression, stress, and anxiety. More people are being treated for these than ever before. So, one would presume emotional health and happiness would be at an all-time high. But you know that isn’t the case, not even close. In fact, the only thing that seems to be gaining prevalence faster than antidepressants is depression itself!
Is there a way of escape? Is there a different approach from the failed strategies most often presented in self-help books and the doctor’s office? Is there hope for me? Can I live a life of real peace and joy?
Yes. Lasting joy and peace can be yours!
This is no idle promise from some new-fangled philosophy or rediscovered ancient herb. This truth has the authority of the Bible, the simplicity of fruit on a vine, and the track-record of many generations who have discovered the real source of mental and emotional health.
This is not another strategy to try, rather it is the genuine truth about why people suffer from depression, stress, and anxiety, and how those pains can be replaced with joy, peace, and patience.
The truths presented here are…
This book is both a challenge to everything you have heard about the cause and cure of emotional distress, and a real offer of hope. Learn here what thousands of others have learned and, enjoy an enduring harvest of the fruit of real joy.
Visit http://www.IlluminatingTheDarkness.com for more information.
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.
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!
This book extends from my love from and learning from other animals. I believe other species often understand us better than we can understand them.-- perhaps because we fail to recognize our instincts by giving our instincts a lot of other names and diagnoses.
I am a cartoonist as well as a writer and researcher. This is my seventh book with the excellent assistance of Liberwriter. The cover is one of a series of cartoons ("I know -- but he may grow up to do something wonderful") inspired by a caged gorilla in "a squalid little slum" of a city zoo. There were changes and improvements made... BUT ...
Declaring "Only lovers survive; only lovers can," beautiful, compassionate Sorrel Starling gets a job equal to her ego. She is chosen to be the second missionary sent to convert the primitive you-mens of the New World. Inspired by the creed of Aphrotite and bearing a message of love for all creation and a governing Declaration of Interdependence, Sorrel lands on Megaton Island, also known as the Melting Pot, on a continent assumed to be recently erupted. The new missionary forgives all -- youman frailty, youman chicany, youman youbris -- and practically invents the science of AnthroApology.
From the Pebblestons, near relatives of the Rockefellas, through Ken Pethem, Scopes Case and Polly Lovejoy, this Equal Animal Rights, romantic adventure story is a satiric portrayal of prejudice intending to test youmane conceits with mind twists of righteousness.
As a registered psychotherapist/healer I have observed many different types of behavior as well observing my own self. When first introduced to the topic of the Enneagram and later studying it I was completely amazed at how complete this system is, more so than other personality profiling. The Enneagram helped me tremendously and so my desire is to allow everyone the same freedom of belief...belief in yourself and that you are an amazing human being.
Alchemy of the Archetype Self 2 goes deeper into reflection of personality types based on the Enneagram compared to the first of that title. It also includes astrology characteristics to compare within the self and relationships.
Tom Nagel is an internationally recognized instructor and clinician. He has conducted clinics and trainings, given lectures, and done presentations throughout the United States and in Europe. Tom was the main speaker at the 10th Annual International Centered Riding Symposium in Brattleboro, Vermont. He was a keynote speaker at the 2007 Certified Horsemanship Association International Conference in Orlando, Florida.
Tom's training background lies outside of horseback riding and his main expertise is in the basic biomechanics of how human bodies work. He has a third degree black belt in Aikido and is an advanced practitioner of Zen Bodytherapy, a bodywork discipline that combines deep tissue and alignment work. Tom started his Zen training in 1977 and became a certified Zen meditation instructor in 1986. This background gives him a unique perspective in how to help riders use their bodies efficiently first off and then on their horses.
Zen & Horseback Riding explains the location, importance and use of the psoas muscles. The psoas are the deep core muscles that link the upper and lower girdles of the body. They are the basis of all efficient body movement and can be used by participants in any athletic activity.
This book explains how to correctly use your body to obtain tone (strength with flexibility), self-carriage (stability and lift) and movement (vertically bilateral in rhythm) both on and off the horse. Zen & Horseback Riding is about using horseback riding as a means of self-development and training. It is about improving both your riding and your life.
When Susan Moore Jordan was a high school student in the mid nineteen-fifties in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, a close friend went through a shattering event just as she was preparing to audition for the high school’s annual musical. Decades later Jordan used that experience of tragedy to triumph to write her first novel, How I Grew Up, in 2013. Two additional novels followed: Eli’s Heart in 2014 and You Are My Song in 2015, completing “The Carousel Trilogy.” A fourth novel, Jamie’s Children, was released in July, 2016.
Memories of Jake, the first book in a two-part series set during the Vietnam War era, was released in March, 2017, followed by Man with No Yesterdays in November, 2017. All of Jordan's novels are drawn from her life experiences as a voice teacher and stage director and are inspired by real people she has encountered.
Jordan attended the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati and moved to the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania in 1971 with her late husband and three young children, where she established a private voice studio in 1979. Her students have gone on to leading schools of music and opera or musical theater companies around the world.
Beginning in 1984, Jordan directed some eighty local community and high school musical theater productions. She retired from directing in 2015 after over thirty years and wrote about her adventures in “More Fog, Please”: Thirty-One Years Directing Community and High School Musicals, released in November, 2015.
All of her books are available on Amazon in paperback, and the novels are also available as Kindle editions. Paperback copies of Jordan’s books can be purchased locally at the Pocono Cinema and Community Center in East Stroudsburg whenever the theater is open.
"I was born somewhere over the South China Sea in a military transport plane ..."
Jake Cameron is facing the struggle of his life. A helicopter crash in Vietnam leaves Jake with total amnesia, and the young Green Beret returns home to a family he doesn't know and a life he can't remember.
Unable to be the son and brother his family has lost, Jake sets out to learn whatever he can about the man he was. When he uncovers a dark family secret, he decides to protect the people he loves by disappearing.
Susan Moore Jordan's new historical novel, MAN WITH NO YESTERDAYS, follows Jake on his journey as he fights to find himself ... a journey that takes him into his past, connects him with other Vietnam veterans, and eventually leads him to situations, places, and a love he would never have dreamed possible.
Jeff Wendland has 10 years of experience working as a holistic nutritional consultant. He is passionate about the healing power of whole foods and enjoys learning and sharing his experiences. After attending Clayton College of Natural Health studying holistic nutrition, Jeff also furthered his education by becoming a certified enzyme expert. It is his passion in the healing power of enzymes that inspired him to learn more about the nutritional benefits of the live enzymes found in raw green smoothies. In this book, Jeff shares some of his favorite Green smoothie recipes that have been perfected over years of experience. Jeff is the publisher of Jeff’s Healthy Living, a blog devoted to natural foods and nutrition.
Looking to improve your healthy and lose weight by consuming good, healthy nutritious foods? Then consider green smoothies, tasty good-for-you shakes and drinks chocked full of nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables. This very handy little book offers lots of green smoothie recipes sure to delight your taste buds as it helps you shed pounds and eat healthy. You'll be amazed at how good these green smoothie recipes taste and, more importantly, hoe good they are for you!
I know what it feels like to live the ideal lie . . . but I'm now living the ideal life.
I wrote these 52 short articles when I was in the throes of changing my life and my hope is that these words will help you to change yours.
Are you living your ideal life? . . . or the ideal lie?
This book offers 52 ways to help you rekindle your life and soul . . .
The story draws heavily from my various careers in publishing, media, and academia. Several of my screenwriting instructors have reviewed drafts, including Tal McThenia (Gotham Writers, NYC). Tal writes: “What comes roaring through, each and every scene, is not just a sharp wit and an ear/eye for emotional nuance… but a heartfelt connection with the protagonist and her struggle.”
I’ve written professionally for a national audience for many years. Publications include children’s books for HarperCollins, a book about how technology can help struggling readers and writers ("Literacy Online, Heinemann), and an educational book for Harvard Education Publishers that I am co-authoring with an award-winning teacher in the U.K. (see www.juliemwood.com). I’ve also been on the faculty at Harvard University, an experience that offers endless material for fiction writers.
The locations serve as characters in and of themselves. Those who share my affection for Boston will appreciate the scenes that take place at the Copley Plaza Hotel, Fenway Park (with God) and Johanna's climb to the top of the Citco sign. This is the city my ancestors settled in three generations ago, driven out of Ireland by the Potato Famine. It's my tribute to them.
NOTES FROM HELL’S KITCHEN, an update of the classic tale of Faust, is a romantic comedy/satire about an aspiring media diva, Dr. Johanna Lucky, who must find a way out of the pact she’s made with the Devil or else civilization as we know it will descend into a modern-day version of Hell.
Hell, as we come to know it, is a result of Johanna’s invention—“Thrill TV.” This entertainment experience is so seductive that people lose their souls as they succumb to its promise of wish fulfillment––regardless of the cost.
God arranges a meeting with Johanna to tell her she is furious about her pact with the Devil and insists that she destroy it. Johanna does. But the fallout of this take down wreaks havoc with the Devil, her investors, and her “deep throat” at MIT--the mastermind behind “Thrill TV.”
The location for NOTES FROM HELL’S KITCHEN spans New York’s Hell’s Kitchen, the glittery world of the high-tech industry, and Boston’s Beacon Hill and Fenway Park.
By the end of the screenplay we’ve seen Johanna have it all, lose it, and win it back by doing exactly what the Devil has forbidden--falling in love with Barney, the man whose heart she has routinely trampled.
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"
(Edición bilingüe) "Poemas de Amor"
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 de color brillante de Un Suspiro, 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 Violeta y)
Me gusta definirme Como: "Amiga de Las Horas, custodio Que Las puertas del cielo, de la lluvia, El Silencio de los colores del SUS y.
"Alargados Grises" Rinde Homenaje a Los que se manteienen Fieles un Do Pequeña Verdad y respetan lo Bueno y lo Justo en Los Tiempos confusos e Ingratos, llenos de Amenazas Que Nos desvanecen y equivocan.
SANDY BODEAU is a Renaissance woman who is proving that the American dream is alive and well. Having arrived in the United States from her hometown of Madrid (Spain) with just $800 and no English vocabulary, Sandy went on to graduate top of her college class, not once but twice. Her optimistic, engaging, and caring personality made her an outstanding member of U.S. Senator Tom Carper’s team, advocating for constituents facing challenges with federal programs. When Sandy started her own jewelry business, Sira&Mara, those same skills enabled her to quickly build a strong and loyal customer base.
It was precisely those same customers who encouraged Sandy to start a personal style blog. The success of her blog led Sandy to be discovered by a TV producer in 2014. Since then, Sandy has become a regular contributor in Spanish speaking TV shows, including Univision’s Despierta América. As a blogger, Sandy has worked in multiple campaigns with some of the biggest brands in the world, such as Disney, and her work has been recognized by major publications including Vanity Fair and Cosmopolitan for Latinas.
When TV personality Sandy Bodeau announced on social medial that her family was expanding, congratulations poured in from various parts of the world. When she had a miscarriage 24 hours later, Sandy knew that she had to tell the world that she had failed.
What Sandy did not know was that telling her story would transform her and the community of women who followed her. By opening up about her struggles, Sandy showed many other women that they were not alone. And many of these women began telling their own stories for the first time.
The Light After Loss chronicles Sandy's journey using her Instagram posts. Each chapter includes:
Whether you have suffered the loss of a child, or you are the loved one of a woman that has, there is light after loss. This book reveals the path that Sandy took, and helpful lessons learned along the way. Join her in revisiting her journey so that many women suffering in silence can also find a light.
"[T]he loss sent me into a terrible depression and I just don't feel ready. I do not know if I ever will. Believe it or not, in the middle of my mourning process, I still think that life is beautiful and I am thankful for people like you choosing to speak up about these issues and give those of us who are suffering in silence a voice." - Nadia
"I have never talked about this with anybody other than my husband. Not even my mother knows. I have had three miscarriages from natural pregnancies. [...] You are making me realize that all of those years of struggle when I felt completely alone, there were probably women around me going through the same." - Vanessa
"It was my first pregnancy. I did not even know that I was pregnant. [...] Even though I never got to even be excited about being pregnant, it still hurt terribly. I felt like a part of me was gone. I have never told this story to anybody. Not even my family. My husband is the only one who knows and now you. I need to tell you as a way to free myself from carrying the secret for so long. Thank you for giving me the chance to do so." - Nora
"I have had four miscarriages. [...] I went into a deep depression. I started having panic attacks. My doctor encouraged me to start seeing a psychologist and it helped tremendously. [...] It was during treatment that I found you on Instagram. After reading about your recurrent pregnancy loss, I finally did not feel alone and lost in this world. I finally learned I was not the only woman going through this. I also learned from you that I should not give up. I am 18 weeks pregnant and everything is going great." - Tamara
Suzanne Ball was not able to start traveling until she was fifty years old. Since then, she’s been relentless in her dream to see the world.
She is a solo traveler and encourages others who are curious, but nervous, about going alone to follow her lead. The world is quite welcoming!
After a career as a registered nurse, Suzanne now finances her trips through freelance writing on health, medicine… and travel. Her next pilgrimage journey: Via Podiensis--The Le Puy Route across France.
The Camino de Santiago (Saint James Way) is the 500 mile path that crosses northern Spain. Starting in southwestern France, it takes "pilgrims" along a 1200 year-old route that includes mountain passes, tiny villages, magnificent cities, and breathtaking scenery.
The Camino experience includes carrying everything--from clothing to toiletries to water--in a backpack. Suzanne Ball explains what to bring and how to plan for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Besides listing the items to pack, she provides advice about:
Suzanne walked the Camino when she was 65 years old. Besides sharing information and offering advice gathered from her 38-day pilgrimage, she especially encourages solo walkers, women, and Baby Boomers to follow her lead. Anyone who is contemplating walking the Camino de Santiago will find "Follow the Yellow Arrows" useful and interesting. Buen Camino!
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.
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.
I have always loved the written word, from when I was a young lad reading "Mr. Popper's Penguins" to a slightly older lad who read Raymond Chandler and John Cheever to the middle-aged dude I am now, reading history by the likes of Doris Kearns Goodwin. Christmas has also always been a big deal. For as long as I can remember, back in time to my youth in Chicago, this was always a special time of the year for my family and me. Another things is, everyone in my family, including and especially, my wife, has, to one degree or another, a slightly off way of looking at the world. Therefore, writing humorous stories about Santa seemed like a natural thing to do.
"Twisted Tinsel" is a collection of four short stories, all about the goings on of Santa Claus, his reindeer, and the elves who work at the North Pole. It shows all of these things in a light different from what you may be used to. This Santa enjoys adult beverages, as do some of his reindeer, and don't get me started on the elves. They work hard so they're entitled to the occasional tipple as well. Santa gets into all sorts of adventures: He travels through time with Blitzen and meets Abraham Lincoln; he tries to get out of the business but just gets sucked back in, just in time to defeat an evil efficiency expert and deliver the toys on Christmas Eve; he solves the "mystery" of a "missing" reindeer; he gets stressed but finds peace through meditation and the wisdom of a ghost-like reindeer. You may not be able to read these tales to your young children, but there's nothing here that would embarrass your grandma to read. They are simply Christmas stories told from a slightly skewed perspective.
Travel for me was a passion from the day I discovered there was more world to see. I was never content to merely daydream. Nor would I be satisfied with the vicarious travel offered by movies and books. So I set about making travel feasible before I could afford it. Taking to heart an old saw my mother was found of reciting, I made "where there's a will there's a way" my personal mantra.
Through reading and conversations with travelers, especially budget travelers, much was learned. And every trip I took expanded my knowledge base. Then I discovered the home-based travel agent opportunity. Being on the business side of travel opened the door to some spectacular discounts, including the occasional free flight or free hotel stay.
But stellar discounts were not always available. Sometimes the travel agent discount was no better than discounts available to anyone. So my quest continued. Gems were unearthed and, in time, I decided to share my knowledge in a seminar/class I created and named The Art of Discount Travel, a class that has been taught in Community and Continuing Education departments of dozens of colleges across the USA.
No matter your travel style, the purpose of this book is to help you substantially lower the cost of flights and lodging. The Art of Discount Travel: Your Guide to Cheaper Flights & Cheaper Nights provides a wealth of cost-cutting strategies and resources. Personal in style, the book is sprinkled with the author's instructive travel anecdotes and sense of humor. In addition to the many discounting strategies, a handful of workable strategies for securing the ultimate discount: free flights and free lodging is included.
I have been a beach girl since I was little. First visiting Florida, where my grandparents had a home and many, many summers on the South Carolina Coast. When I went to college in Washington, D.C., I fell in love with the Delaware seaside town of Rehoboth beach. It’s old fashioned boardwalk and all American vibe has kept me coming back for decades, now with a husband and a teenager, who has spent almost every summer of his life there. I was married on a beach in the west African country of Benin. During my family’s many years living in Zimbabwe, we escaped to Durban or Cape Town any chance we got. Now we live in Rome and I have fallen in love with the Amalfi Coast. Luckily it is a very easy drive from Rome and we have been able to take many trips during our almost a decade living in Italy. I have spent the most time in Positano and Capri, but explore a little more of this incredible part of Italy with each trip south. When I am not enjoying time on the Amalfi Coast, I am in Rome, writing for my blog, helping others with their blogs and social media, working on my other eBook Rome for Expats and tweeting and Instagraming all the beautiful, delicious things I see.
First things first. The Amalfi Coast Travel Essentials Guide is not an exhaustive list of every single town and hotel and restaurant along the entire Amalfi Coast. Instead these are my personal insider tips and picks that I have gathered over many my trips to this bewitching part of the world to help you make the most of your trip to the Amalfi Coast.
The Amalfi Coast Travel Essentials Guide is not just hotels, restaurants and shopping secrets, I will also tell you the best way to get to the Amalfi Coast and where to park when you get there. This guide will help you find the best pizza in Positano, the best shoe store in Capri and the best pastry in Amalfi.
This guide has more than 100 entries to help you avoid tourist traps and travel delays and guide you to the very best the Amalfi Coast has to offer
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.
Michael Segal è nato nel 1974 e fa l'attore. L'idea di questo libro nacque nel 1997 al manifestarsi della sua prima esperienza paranormale. Seguirono altri episodi che fecero nascere l'idea di questo romanzo che, per maturità artistica, ha visto la luce solo di recente.
Un thriller paranormale con un ritmo serratissimo. Dante, un poliziotto devastato psicologicamente ma dotato di inquietanti poteri, è chiamato ad affrontare uno spietato assassino che rivela ben presto la sua vera natura.
Insieme al suo fidato compagno Virgil e l'utilizzo di una particolare droga chiamata "Divina Commedia" che gli permette di amplificare le sue capacità soprannaturali, i due si scontreranno con una realtà inaspettata e pericolosamente mortale.
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!"
The Korean CIA Director is killed by a North Korean assassin. Counterfeiting, drugs, and weapons of terror finance the North Korean government. Three Air Force Pararescuemen and a CIA Officer join with the South Korean 707th Brigade, a team of female assassins, to form a team, known only by President Reagan and CIA Director Casey, as "the Silent Six." Their task: the destruction of the North Korean gangster regime. “The Silent Six” is the ultimate Special Operations Team.
Boo Walker spent his College of Charleston years and a few after in Nashville as a banjoist and songwriter for the avant-garde punchgrass band, The Biscuit Boys. Some hand problems knocked him out of the game, and he stumbled into a position with a short term equity trading firm based out of Charleston, SC. To feed his ravenous muse, he began writing his first novel, Lowcountry Punch. Around that time, what started as a passion in wine became a neurosis.
After six years of the Wall Street thing, Boo decided it was time to end his sedentary, computer-driven lifestyle. He grew out a handlebar mustache and moved clear across the country into a double-wide trailer situated on 5 acres of Malbec vines just down the road from Hedges Family Estate on Red Mountain in Washington State. The Hedges family took him in and taught him the art of farming and the old world philosophies of wine. He now travels the world peddling the family’s juice, and chances are you can find him in an airport somewhere working on his next novel.
In Charleston, South Carolina, Dewey Moses is a vegetable farmer, a bluegrass musician, a recovering alcoholic, and an aging hipster. In fact, he was wearing fedoras, rolled-up jeans, and Converse All-Stars before Portland and Brooklyn were born. Since getting booted out of his house and his band, he’s trying to get back on top. Now, he’s a year sober, and selling vegetables at the farmer’s market, but what he knows better than how to grow heirloom tomatoes is how to get down to the bottom of things. What started out as a favor for a friend is proving to be his most lucrative talent: investigative work.
But when Faye Callahan, the wife of one of the most powerful land developers in the South, comes to see him, she puts his talents to the test. Her daughter, Gina, jumped off the Cooper River Bridge a few days before. She left a suicide note in her abandoned car. There were witnesses. But Faye doesn’t believe it. Gina was as happy as she’d ever been, having just fallen in love. Why would her sweet baby take her own life? Agreeing to help, Dewey finds out quickly that sometimes it’s best to leave things alone.
Off You Go is a smart and quick read, and Dewey Moses is irresistible.
Daniel Hernandez, Sr. LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker practicing in San Antonio, Texas. He has a Master of Social Work degree from the Worden School of Social Service at Our Lady of the Lake University, 1998 and a Bachelor’s degree in social studies from St. Mary’s University, 1988. He has over 20 years of human service experience serving people in various key capacities, such as civilian psychiatric hospitals, medical hospitals, non-profit urban and rural community clinics, and independent clinical social work practice.
Daniel has accumulated extensive experience serving people with uniquely challenging needs by making people first priority and he is highly dedicated to making a positive impact in people's lives. He currently works as a medical social worker for a South Texas hospital and works part-time at his independent clinical practice as a therapist. He has been married to his wife Terri Hernandez for 17 years.
Are you a part of the personal awareness development revolution currently happening worldwide? This highly unique course and exercise book, Creating a Cohesive Family, is a must-read for everyone now getting their personal and family affairs in order to prepare for the opportunities of the new age beginning in 2013.
What you’ll find within Creating a Cohesive Family is a very easy to use step-by-step guide that teaches and evokes ideas on how to: