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Tom Gosinski grew up in Nebraska and graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. After college he moved to Phoenix, Arizona and held a variety of positions at America West Airlines including Technical Writer, Policies and Procedures, Manager Customer Services Administration, and Manager Government & International Affairs. He left America West Airlines and serviced as Director, Government & International Affairs at the American Voluntary Medical Team. Since then, Mr. Gosinski has worked in interior design and project management. Mr. Gosinski has volunteered, served as a board member, and advised a variety of nonprofit organizations. The Wrong Side of Right is Tom’s first book.
Intoxicated by the promise of travel, the sparkle of politics, and a fascination for the mystery of wealth, Tom redirects his life into what, he feels, will be a satisfying, promising future. However, once on the inside, he realizes the sparkle was created by mirrors and the fascination and mystery were illusions carved in smoke.
J. E. Tardy is a self-employed consultant. At age thirty-eight, he had a personal encounter with Christ. It changed his life. Jean is currently developing the blueprint to build a conscious machine. He also enjoys writing and sailing.
The Beginner’s Bible contains one sentence and five comments. It is two pages long. This book is designed to bring you to the source of faith. It is intended to be shared, especially with those who pick at the fringes of religion but avoid facing the question that lies in its heart.
Roger K. Miller, author also of the novels Invisible Hero and Dragon in Amber, was a newspaper writer and editor for more than thirty years. He is a freelance writer and critic whose work has appeared in numerous metropolitan newspapers and other publications. He and his wife Nancy, parents of three grown children, live in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.
Two narratives intertwine in The Chenango Kid. One is the personal story of the author, Roger Miller, who grew up on Chenango Street, a main artery of the medium-sized industrial city of Binghamton, New York, in the 1950s. The second is the larger story of the 1950s. Each narrative enlarges upon the other.
Many elements make up the personal: a devastating house fire; a single mother who liked to work and to frequent taverns; a father, mystified by life; less devoted to work than to benignly stalking his son; a half-sister long unknown; a drunken and/or crazy uncle or two; a boyhood paradise in the hills of Pennsylvania; and a passion for reading and art. All in all an unconventionally conventional working-class youth.
The Chenango Kid also connects Chenango Street to the wider world of the Fifties, a vibrant, explosive decade in art, literature, music, movies, and television—making it The Decade That Never Ends. The popular culture of no other ten-year span in the century continues to exert its influence as strongly or to be revived as often as that of the 1950s.
If you enjoy stories about sweeping galactic sages in the vein of Star Wars and Dune, The Guardian may appeal to you.
It is the story of Peter who lives an idyllic existence sheltered from the Citadel by his Uncle Cy who has some very big plans for his future. Unfortunately, C’s premature deaths forces Peter to leave home where he discovers how cruel a galaxy governed by the Citadel can be. Peter meets Marc, who has been left emotionally scarred because of the regime and despite their differences, their growing friendship helps them survive together.
However as Peter’s true destiny unfolds revealing a future beyond imagination, it is Marc who helps Peter maintain his humanity when everything that he is begins to slip away. This is a story of adventure, love and of the friendships that bind people together through all adversity.
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.
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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.
When the author, Robert Deason was a young child, two older boys tied him up by his feet and left him hanging alone, hidden inside a building. That memorable incident makes its way in an altered form into Super Shy. The author's situation isn't unique. Most kids experience either teasing, bullying, or being left out, especially during the junior high years. The author made it through junior high a long time ago, but watching his own children's struggles as pre-teens/young teenagers, it seems not much has changed. It's a time of great turmoil. Imagine going through it while carrying the secret of a super power, a power that could be your salvation or your downfall.
You won't feel sorry for Edelweiss and her friends. You'll be rooting for them to find their way, because you'll see yourself and those you love in their struggles. Super Shy is an adventure, it's a coming-of-age story, and a fantasy grounded in the hard realities of being a kid.
Edelweiss Featherwhite lhides behind her shyness to cope with the bullies who tease and hurt her in junior high school. During Science Club, an accident changes Edelweiss from a wallflower into a girl who can walk through walls What do you do with a weird power like that? Well, when two other eighth grade outsiders get secret super powers, too, Edelweiss teams up with them to get back at the kids making them miserable.
Revenge doesn't taste so sweet, though, once Edelweiss falls for the most popular boy in school, nor when she and her classmates are forced into an unexpected fight for their lives. Unless Edelweiss and her partners overcome their own weaknesses and embrace what truly makes a hero, no kids will survive to see graduation day.
Anyone who has attended school, been bullied, or possesses a secret power will relate to this fanciful tale of overcoming jealousy, betrayal, doubt and the desperate need to fit in.
Gene Twaronite's stories have been published by Avatar Review, Fast Forward Press, Highlights for Children, Kids'Magination, Mouse Tales Press, Read (Weekly Reader), and The Write Room as well as in a book anthology by Heinemann (In Short: How to Teach the Young Adult Story, Edited by Suzanne I. Barchers, 2005). He is also the author of the middle grade novel The Family That Wasn't - the prequel to My Vacation in Hell.
"Before writing his novel," says the author, "I spent time researching Dante’s work as well as to other depictions of hell as described by various religions. I also read some of the literature dealing with sexual abuse and treatment. In my novel, I have tried to incorporate the three main symptoms or stages that a sexual abuse victim displays: disassociation, denial and repression of memories. Because it is sometimes necessary for a victim to confront the abuser, I decided to have John face his Uncle Vinnie in hell. And I especially wanted to have John’s gradual healing follow the general goals of sexual abuse treatment – of “finding the inner child” or the inner spirit that was damaged, of finding a place where one is whole and safe again."
"Having exposed my character John to sexual abuse in my earlier novel, I felt that I couldn't just leave him hanging there without trying to help him resolve his issues. I tried to imagine as best I could part of the horror experienced by a sexual abuse victim and how he might deal with it. It is my hope that in some small way my novel helps to address the needs of all who seek to find their own way out of hell."
My Vacation in Hell is a humorous young adult fantasy, written in first person narrative by a 15-year-old writer named John Boggle. The time period is the mid-1960’s. A troubled nerdy misfit and a frequent flyer of his imagination, John is inspired by a book report reading of Dante Alighieri’s the Inferno. In the eternity of the five minutes before summer vacation, he embarks on a pilgrimage based upon his own free-wheeling interpretation of the work.
Following Dante's lead, John populates his hell with all the people who have wronged him over the years, inventing deliciously cruel punishments for each of them in his teenage version of cosmic retribution. Aided by his best friend Virgil, a trusty guide in this shared imagination, John also struggles to come to terms with the world’s many evils. And as he descends further into this realm, he constructs his own hierarchy of evildoers, assigning them to the levels he believes they deserve.
But it is the evil perpetrated upon John, a victim of sexual abuse, which poses the most difficult challenge for him. The deeper he goes, the more he encounters obstacles, some of whom in the guise of colorful demon characters try their best to keep him there. But the worst obstacle of all is his own self-image, forged out of guilt and shame. He will not leave this hell of his own making, Virgil tells him, until he learns how to deal with the evil done to him and finds the true center of his being.
Fortunately, he has other help besides the ever wise Virgil, who it turns out has a few problems of his own to deal with. John needs more than reason to get him through this, and divinely beautiful aid arrives in the form of Beth, an idealized version of his secret love. Rescuing the pair from the evil that threatens to consume them, she will guide John in the last stage of his spiritual odyssey. She shows him that there are even some good places in Hell, just as there is always some good, however slight, that comes from our worst experiences. Though of necessity a darkly disturbing tale, My Vacation in Hell delivers an essential message as affirmative as the dawn.
James Gast is a registered architect specializing in large-scale public infrastructure projects. A former Houston resident, he has more than 30 years of major project experience in Texas and throughout North America. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University.
In the summer of 1960, a group of men in Houston, Texas set out to build the largest room in the world. That room would have to be large enough for a baseball game, sunny enough for grass to grow, and with air cool and clear enough for thousands of smokers to puff away in air-conditioned comfort.
Led by a brilliant and colorful politician, this collection of architects, engineers, oilmen, scientists, and ballplayers created the Astrodome.
What they built forever transformed the way baseball and other sports were played and viewed—for better and for worse. More importantly, theirs was a uniquely American achievement that reflected the place and extraordinary times in which it was constructed.
This is the story of the creation and early days of the first domed stadium, highlighting the people who participated and the unprecedented solutions they developed for problems that had not previously existed. It places the building in its historic context among worldwide architectural and engineering accomplishments, as well as its cultural setting in mid-century America.
Golf Digest Top 50 in America
Golf Magazine Top 100 in America
Simply put, Gary Gilchrist is synonymous with junior golf. In a coaching career that spans more than 20 years, Gilchrist has been responsible for recruiting, training and developing more top-ranked junior-level golfers than any other coach in the business.
In his illustrious coaching career, Gilchrist has taught more than 75 American Junior Golf Association All-Americans, six AJGA Players of the Year, two U.S. Amateur champions (American David Gossett and Colombia’s Maria Jose Uribe), two U.S. Junior Girls champions (Chile’s Nicole Perrot and Korea’s In-Kyung Kim), one NCAA women’s champion (Thailand’s Virada Nirapathpongporn) and one U.S. Public Links champion (American Michelle Wie).
Gilchrist also teaches many of the game’s best professionals and helped Yani Tseng ascend to No. 1 in the world. Gilchrist also coaches China’s first fully exempt LPGA Tour player Shanshan Feng, who when combined with Tseng, have won a combined 6 majors since 2010 under Gilchrist’s guidance — Tseng (4) and Feng (2).
Pros Gary Works with:
Hoffmann, of Franklin Lakes, NJ, is the first player to go through the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy junior program through college and on to the PGA Tour. Hoffmann played three years at Oklahoma State where he notched four wins and was a highly-rated amateur in 2009, holding the No. 1 spot in the World Amateur Golf Ranking that year while making the Walker Cup team.
After gaining full-time status on the PGA Tour for 2013, in just a little over a year, Hoffmann has 10 top 25s and has amassed $1.2 million in earnings.
Feng is the first player from China to become a member of the LPGA and has been working with Gary Gilchrist for seven years. Feng also became the first player from China to win a major championship when she won the 2012 Wegmans LPGA Championship.
Feng has two majors & eight total wins to her credit:
Hedblom, of Sweden and a long time veteran on the European Tour, has four Challenge Tour wins and three European Tour wins to his credit:
Co-Author Colby Huffman:
In addition to being the founder of TourXcel, and U.S. patent holder of the Hank Haney Swing Band, Huffman's students have won over 65 national and international championships under his guidance. He was named Indiana's youngest ever PGA Teacher of the Year in 2012, and has been honored with recognition by Golf Digest in its selection of "Best Teachers State by State 2013+2014."
Colby served as a lead instructor for the Hank Haney IJGA from 2007-2009. Prior to that, he worked with Gary Gilchrist at the IJGA (as Director of Training) as well as the David Leadbetter Golf Academy. During his time at the IJGA, Huffman worked with many top-ranked juniors and LPGA standouts such as Stephanie Meadow, as well as In-Kyung Kim and Song-Hee Kim who both have been ranked in the top-15 in the LPGA Rolex World Ranking. Song-Hee Kim, in particular, became the youngest woman to ever win a professional golf event in the United States (2006, prior to Lexi Thompson).
He was also a featured coach on The Golf Channel’s “School of Golf” in 2009 and is the only coach in the world to have developed two Byron Nelson International Junior Golf Award recipients in the same year (2008). Both students were his full-time academy boarding students. He has developed 8 Junior All-Americans, who were also his full-time boarding students, while helping to cultivate dozens of college scholarship athletes, as well.
In 2011-2012, he directed the training and instruction for the IUPUI Jaguars who shot the lowest single day tournament round of the year out of all NCAA Division 1 teams shooting 265 (-19) at Primm Valley Golf Club in Nevada. Also, in 2012, IUPUI won the most regular season tournaments (7) out of all NCAA Division 1 teams.
Huffman is a PGA Class-A member, a Certified Titleist Performance Institute Golf Fitness Instructor, a Certified Club-fitter, and a Performance Enhancement Specialist. He is the only PGA Teacher of the Year from any PGA Section in the nation who is also designated as a Certified Consultant by the Applied Association of Sport Psychology (AASP), the international professional organization of sport and exercise psychology. He is currently completing his PhD specializing in Sport Psychology.
A four-time Academic All-Big Ten student-athlete at Purdue University, Colby received the USAA All-American Scholar Award in 1999. He graduated from Purdue where he studied kinesiology and biomechanics, before earning a Master’s degree from Purdue in 2001 in sport business management and marketing.
Following his time in college, Huffman spent time playing professionally on the PGA Tour de Las Americas, Golden Bear Tour, Hurricane Tour and the Maverick Tour, where he competed against many of today’s PGA Tour Members.
A native of Indianapolis, Ind., Huffman is a graduate of Carmel High School and lives on the north side of Indianapolis with his wife and two children.
More and more major champions are preparing like Olympians prepare in other sports. Have you ever wondered how they work on the different aspects of their games, or how often you should practice different elements of your game? Or, have you ever thought about how often major champions utilize video analysis and work on "swing shape" relative to ball flight, distance control, and feel drills? Similarly, have you ever wondered how many rounds major champions play between tournaments, or how often they do pre-shot routines and what they think about? These questions, and more, will be answered in Train for Golf Like an Olympian, so you can bring your "A Game" to the first tee.
This is your access to an authentic look at the training insights and practice secrets of top ranked players at all levels, including major champions. This book provides a detailed blueprint that has been laboriously researched, tested, utilized, and proven over the past two decades. It presents the best training plans covering all aspects of the game ever assembled in the world of golf. You will get the latest game-changing information on: technique, mindsets, tournament plans, training schedules, short game, evaluations, goal-setting, and peak performances. Gilchrist and Huffman convey the training knowledge that they have shared with the top players in the game of golf. Now, this unprecedented inside look at top players’ training regimens is finally available for YOU to apply.
Gilchrist and Huffman’s method teaches you to understand your own game, to understand your own swing, and to utilize a “troubleshooting guide” which in turn creates self-sufficiency. You will have an understanding of the drills you are performing and have an understanding of the entire system under which you are training. You will learn how to analyze your performance and understand how to make a plan to learn and improve. This plan also prevents the most common faults and bad habits which create bad shots and bad scores from ever creeping in one's game. You can imagine how good your game will be once you have an easy to follow, detailed plan that the best in the world have used and have proved works time and time again.
The proven, world-class training system in this book is the accumulation of groundbreaking knowledge from various athletic disciplines and provides a highly structured, yet, easy-to-follow, minute-by-minute blueprint on how to become a great golfer. An abundance of empirical data, which reveals the keys to maximizing one’s potential in the game of golf, was gathered and utilized from many other sports, many systems, and many individuals over many years. This system has been formulated and refined by charting out practice schedules, analyzing tournament results, and fine-tuning the blueprint for many years.
There are a lot of “keys” in this book. Make note of the ones you enjoy, and learn from them. By reading this book, you gain first-hand knowledge from the absolute top experts in the game of golf regarding training through performance cycles and their phases. You are getting the only golf training information in the world that discusses peak performance with this much science, research, and experience behind it. Take advantage of the knowledge and make it work for you.
Historically, the system and concept of periodization that Gilchrist and Huffman utilize has produced numerous champions in other sports such as cycling, running, tennis, and swimming, as well as by great golf champions such as Tiger Woods. A periodization system is a long-term process that has developed champions at all levels, and if you understand and apply the knowledge in this book, you will have a much, much more realistic opportunity to optimize peak performances than someone with your same talent level who is not familiar with the knowledge in this book. Reading this book is like training with Gilchrist and Huffman who have both coached major champions.
I love all kinds of books, and enjoy writing in many genres. So far, I've published two books, one about modern vampires, and one a medieval fantasy. I love a good sword-swinging adventure, and, if it's funny, so much the better. A deep love of Terry Pratchett style comedy inspired Misadventures in the Art of Chivalry, at least to some extent. A sequel will probably be forthcoming, but my whims may take me somewhere else first.
Princess Calanthe's extraordinarily boring life has just taken a very interesting turn. Two out-of-work knights have kidnapped her as part of a brilliant money-making scheme. Only thing is, her kingdom is flat broke.
Her worried parents reluctantly enlist the help of her brother Kendrick to rescue her. But Calanthe doesn't want to go home. Their plans ruined, the little band needs a new source of income. Plan number one: rob a dragon.
As if they didn't have enough problems, Calanthe is being pursued by a Prince that she refused to marry. In the midst of it all, Calanthe must decide what matters most, and the lengths she will go to defend it.
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, Silent Six, and Putin’s Gold, 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 a short story collection called Stories From The Abyss and a novel about expelling the Russians from Crimea. He holds a Master of Arts in Military Studies from American Military University.
"I have twenty short stories and three novels in my head!"
Korea x2 (Book One)
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.
Silent Six (Book Two)
Author David Joseph brings his most intriguing thriller yet—a terrifying story about terrorism and rescue—brilliantly paced with superb nonstop action. While tracking the 9/11 terrorist hijackers at the “Kuala Lumpur Summit,” the Silent Six team are redirected on a rescue mission of sheer audacity and nerve--rescue a group of children being transported from Camp 14 in North Korea. Here is David Joseph’s heart-stopping masterpiece, a riveting novel about the most diabolical government and criminal syndicate that ever existed—the Kim regime and Office 39.
Putin’s Gold (Book Three)
Putin and Kim Jong Un unleash a deadly reign of global terror by hijacking a Malaysian airliner, shooting down a Malaysian airliner, and circulating the “PBF,” the Perfect Ben Franklin. CIA Director Mike Perry followed the evil Office 39 Director for over thirty years and finally has a chance to eliminate him along with the Kim regime. As an added bonus, the Federal Reserve cripples the Putin government through manipulating the oil markets, applying economic sanctions, and acquiring huge gold reserves in North Korea. Putin’s Gold is a shocking novel paralleling real world events.
David Joseph's electrifying conclusion to the Korea Trilogy--now a media tie-in to two airliner incidents--will have you glued to the page right down to the last word.
As a "public healthe"r I have always been interested in adult literacy. Reading is vitally important and helping people get to their highest potential is a goal. I have taken many courses in literacy education and admired the methods, but I found that most relied on graded children's books to assist adult students. So, I decided to write stories incorporating the graded readers' vocabulary with an adult theme. I love mysteries and chose my first story in that genre. The Caretaker is writen for the young adult and adult new reader, ESL/EFL students. There is very little fiction which is based on this principle and I am pleased to make this story one of them.
When I'm not writing,both adult literacy books and children's books, I spend my time editing other manuscripts and a plant tissue culture newsletter. I have a Master's Degree in Public Health and started out in nursing and health education. Later I taught in elementary schools.
Someone has been digging up the new graves in the cemetery. Caretaker Joe thought that grave robbing went out with the middle ages. So, who has been disturbing the sleep of the newly dead? Nothing to do but wait them out on a dark night among the gravestones. Just after the funeral of one of the town’s richest men, they strike again. Joe thinks he’s trapped them, but the surprise is on him. Super illustrations by Lauren Phillips really enhance the story.
What? No gore? No violence? No graphic sex? Can this story be any good?
This short mystery is written to encourage reading enjoyment especially for the young adult and the adult new reader. The story line is appropriate for ages 12 and up. It is extremely suitable for reading programs, adult education, ESL programs, libraries, prison libraries and special education programs. And really, for all of us who enjoy reading a scary tale.
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!
Dan DeWitt (PhD, Southern Seminary) is the dean of Boyce College, the undergraduate school of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses on worldview, philosophy, apologetics, and C. S. Lewis. He and his wife, April, reside in Louisville, KY, with their four children, Isaiah, Micah, Josiah, and Addiliynn.
The Owlings is a worldview adventure for readers young and old alike about a young boy named Josiah who discovered an important lesson from some unlikely visitors. Get ready to meet Gilbert, a talking owl, who is joined by three of his friends to explain the greatest truth in all of the world—that the world is not all there is, or ever was, or ever will be.
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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All they had against them was a deadly and normally incurable communicable disease, one career full of deep secrets, another career struggling to get known and accepted, an ancient culture versus a modern culture, and half a world of distance; yet they could not just forget each other. It would take time.
A romance from the male perspective written with humor and respect for the complexity of mature adult romantic relationships.
Retired as an Assistant Director of Financial Aid at a Florida community college, I have become a self-published author (what fun!). Growing herbs and experimenting by concocting healing salves and infusions is part of my spiritual life. As a 75% Romani, I learned to create my path, The Drom Ek Romani, from my grandmother, a drabarni, or herbalist, while growing up in Philadelphia. The Way Of One Gypsy, a barely fictionalized memoir, contains the entire Drom Ek Romani, my personal path, and other information about O Jakhalo, the evil eye (CURSES RETURN! NEVER CURSE ANYONE!), and the importance of good nutrition in helping us to fight the sometimes difficult hike on our path. The Gypsy's Book is mainly for Young Adults—or maybe Aging Hippies--and I hope that anyone reading it will come away with a bit of knowledge about the modern Gypsy and the importance of tolerance and love. Drab Lil, A Gypsy's Medicine Book, is a treatise on my philosophy of life: help others when possible. It is a non-fiction account of what commonly is known as a book of shadows. I'm married and live in Florida. My two sons and granddaughter live in Pennsylvania.
In a small row home, in 1956 South Philly, down in a dirt floor cellar, a drabarni grandmother picks up pieces of wood chips discarded on her husband's worktable. Using a carpenter's pencil she sketches a circle with spokes and hands it to her eight-year-old granddaughter. “Ashok Chakra, Wheel of Origin,” she says. “This is the first step on your path. One day there will be twenty-two of them...”
This book is one Romani's (Gypsy) grimoire, a family compendium about moving along our path in life with a minimum amount of stress. It is not meant to be a guide but it is a slice of life that I hope you will learn from and enjoy.
Drab, in Romanes, means herb and fortune telling. A drabarni is one who can heal with herbs and advise by using cards, tea leaves, dreams and the lines on the palm of the hand. Let's change the word fortune telling because no future is engraved into gold and our past will determine our actions for the future. It is more a holistic way of looking at another's life and prescribing—through the use of herbs and advice—how to cope.
When I was about eight, my grandmother drew symbols on small pieces of wood that I have reproduced. She gave me the first five and instructed me to observe life as I grew older and add my own. They could be altered but she hoped I would not commit them to paper (or wood) until I was sure. Although I've been enamored of the tarot most of my life, I discovered that in my mid fifties, the markers and pens found their way to the blank cards I bought and my Drom Ek Romani (the way or path of one Gypsy) was completed, all 22 of them.
The main philosophy of my medicine book is written in 22 chapters, each one with the title of the 22 cards, or disks of the Drom Ek Romani. I have tried to show how life often follows each little path as we spiral through it.
Also included is information about o jakhalo (the evil eye) and some basic curatives made mainly from kitchen herbs. However, this is not a “how-to” book. We Gypsies traveled, did not have a homeland, and were unable or unwilling to put down roots. So everything was kept simple. I still make dinners where I put the pot of goulash or soup on the table with bowls and spoons and tell all to help themselves, including going into my refrigerator for anything needed. This is my metaphor for not spoon-feeding you. With internet sources and overloads of information, it is almost like I am saying, “Help yourself. Here's the pot of soup, you do the rest. My sustenance is your sustenance and I'm here to start you on your own personal path...”
People often ask what made me want to write a book at this stage in my life and career? Well, I'm not sure really. I guess I had a story in my head that I needed to tell. That often leads them to ask if the book is somewhat autobiographical. The story itself is in no way connected to my life but the interplay between the characters in some cases includes elements of relationships I've had in my time. So I guess the answer is maybe a little bit?
Some ask why paranormal? I can safely say I've been touched by practically every social disease that exists in one way or another - either personally or with family, friends - be it addiction, violence, disease, incest, mental illness, lack of faith, dysfunction, racism, sexism, or . . . you name it. I guess these pieces since already explored in my real life, lost some of their horror and only seemed interesting enough to write about when rubbed up against the 'other worldly'.
Who is Lyla? I get that one from time to time. Throughout the two years it took me to write the book, I believed Lyla to be more closely aligned to my daughter - saucy and sassy personality, appearance, multi-culturalism, etc. But later as I talked about the characters in detail, people closest to me pointed out that Lyla can only be 'me'. I guess I've accepted that to some degree at this point.
What about Brian, and the sick relationship between he and Lyla? Well, I'll keep the answer to that between my therapist and I.
And, Ollie? I sometimes think that character represents all I once thought I had to be in life: self-less, dependable, extremely capable, and hopelessly bound by the past.
And well, of course, there's The Bishop. Everybody asks about The Bishop. I can only tell you - He Exists. :)
Why do I think 'Standing in the Gap' is something special? Well, because I wrote it, of course. :) But beyond that, it falls outside the commonly defined lines of street lit or urban fiction. While it certainly has its share of drugs, violence and sex, it is not really about street life per se- in fact, I believe its gift is the juxtaposition between those raw elements and that of the magnificent and mystical world of the Seioka (the meaning of which you'll only understand if you read my book).
From the moment I sat down to key the first words of the book, I knew it would include lots of jaw dropping moments, tear jerker moments, and elements people with high sensibilities might find unacceptable or offensive. I wanted the reader to be completely surprised by the twists and shocked as the shameful secrets are at last revealed. I knew I had to deliver fast-paced action and the romance must be highly charged. I wanted the reader to truly feel it as the characters' lives spun out of control - there could be no 'down time' !
While paranormal is the backdrop, the story is on the whole a hybrid of a crime thriller, erotica, and a tiny bit of existential philosophy.
It would bring me absolute delight to have you read my novel!
What’s left when the truth destroys? Lyla Frazier, trying desperately to put the past and the shame behind her, seeks an answer to that question in Standing in the Gap. Ollie loved Lyla. He loved her in spite of the dark secret, in spite of her mental illness, in spite of the fact she would never love him the way he deserved because no matter how much she wanted to, Lyla couldn’t get a dead man out of her heart.
They believed the horror of the previous year was over, that the cost to end it had been paid with the lives of those they loved. But they were wrong. Soon they would each realize the evil taking place in Arcola was but one step in completing a new and even more sickening campaign to bring forth the Shakshi Mati. Could Lyla stop Noire, the flamboyant, sadistic Seioka at the helm of the new campaign? Would she find a way to let the past go finally, to move on, in love? Or would the darkness envelope her mind again, this time forever? Standing In The Gap is a love story, a story of survival, bravery, and self-discovery.
The author joined the Women's Movement in 1968 after personal study in Mythology, Anthropology and Archaeology with a final commitment to AnthroApology. Her work includes the current e-book THE ONUS ON MEN AND HOW IT GREW -- THE BONUS TO WOMEN and soon to be e-books: WARTIME IN AMERICA, 1941-1945, A HOMEFRONT IDYL; GENDER THERAPY, AN ILLUSTRATED ANTHOLOGY;. THE SEARCH FOR THE LEGENDARY SKYSCRAPER PEOPLE. She is a cartoonist as well as a researcher and writer.
Here is an updated dating game from antiquity. THE SINGLE GIRLS GUIDE TO GREEK GODS prepares a modern woman to meet all of the Greek Gods from A to Z, from Aesculapius to Zeus. This is a matchup that lets a woman know what to really expect in the relationship with valuable tips about how to meet each of the Gods and their various relatives. There are no surprises left for later.
The Guide is intended for the down-to-earth woman who does not expect every man to be the equal of a Greek God -- and for those who are interested in the Classics -- and who have met a few too. It is tongue-in-cheek, so to speak, informative and fun.
Apostolis Heretis-Hadoulis is an Australian-born Greek with heritage from Crete and Kos. He loves music, playing the bass guitar, and restoring motorcycles. He loves travelling, exploring Cretan history, and Greek ancient history. Apostoli shares his Cretan history, music and dancing on the ‘We Love Crete’ website and has helped to write the Trip Ideas books for touring by car or motorcycle in Crete, with his brother, Anastasios.
Anastasios Hadoulis is an Australian-born Greek with heritage from Crete and Kos. He loves travelling and has contributed to many travel pages about the Greek Islands on We Love Crete. His love of music expresses itself in many forms, metal, rock, flamenco and Cretan traditional music, he plays guitar and the Cretan mandóla. His studies and work as an eco-tour guide support his appreciation of the importance of authentic, local tourism and that is why he is passionate about sharing the real Crete in the Trip Ideas books and on his website ‘We Love Crete’, with his brother, Apostolis.
Katia Luz - a traveller since a young age, her love of Crete, as well as a passion to share the unique culture, from such a warm-hearted people and the rugged, rough and fiercely independent character of the land itself, drew her to write the ‘We Love Crete’ website and the Trip Ideas books with her co-authors, Apostolis and Anastasios.
Crete Greece - Trip ideas - Five Days in the East of Crete by Car or Motorcycle
Independent Travel - taking some time and a car will mean you can explore the ruggedly beautiful interior of the island of Crete as well as visit some exquisite beaches.
Visit Crete - take a back roads journey through the island. This book helps you discover the real Crete - archaeological sites, wine tastings, tavernas, hidden valleys and other gems in the east of Crete. Get behind the scenes.
Anastasi, Apostoli and Katia of We Love Crete have put together their favourite places in the east of the island to give you a varied and interesting itinerary to follow. Or adapt for yourself.
Everyone knows Crete as a beach destination, and that an average of 300 days of sunshine a year mean more chances of bliss on the sand. But as an independent visitor, who wants to do more than just lie on the beach, it can be difficult to plan a great route without knowledge of the island.
First, there's the language barrier, which can make it difficult to ask directions on back roads, how do you know what sights and villages you should be looking for? And, what is the difference between a Minoan, a Cretan and a Chaniot?
With the Five Days in the East of Crete, you won't miss the any of the historic sites, interesting towns and beautiful beaches. This route will show you the wine and food in Crete, for everyday eating and everyday pleasure. The stunning mountains and valleys of Crete will be at your fingertips.
Trip Ideas - A Route Behind the Scenes
What This Book Is Not
This book is not a fully detailed Crete travel guide - this does not have detailed instructions “Turn left, turn right, take the second road after the goat shed”. This is a route suggestion for independent, curious travellers who know how to read a map. There are plenty of excellent travel guide books available. We wrote this book in response to our readers, who often asked; “How do I plan my trip for five days in Crete”? This suggested pathway, with different options, will help you travel Crete on the back roads.
About the Authors: Written and researched by We Love Crete; Apostolis Heretis-Hadoulis, Anastasios Hadoulis and Katia Luz.
About We Love Crete - a website sharing our love of Crete and Greece - this is a family creation. We are Anastasi and Apostoli, brothers whose mother was born in Crete, and we love to share Kriti and her spirit with you. The real Crete, beyond the beach, the rustic, authentic island, brimming with her own fiercely independent character and culture, home of local people with hearts of gold. Ela, come, Kriti and her charms await.
A provocative and candid memoir spanning the first nineteen years of the author's life, The Bookie's Daughter resonates with elements of Sopranos and Running with Scissors-zany, violent, and oh-so-human. Written by Heather Abraham, The Bookie's Daughter is a wild ride through a childhood dominated by Big Al, the author's larger-than-life bookie father, and Bonnie, her trigger-happy alcoholic mother. Devoted to their family yet in thrall to their prodigious addictions, they recklessly plunged their daughters into a dangerous life of crime. Join The Bookie's Daughter in a perfect storm of adolescent angst, crime, and shocking adventures. Follow along as the author and her sister traverse a childhood where gambling, police raids, trials, public scorn, spitting Studda Bubbas, hitmen, IRA gunrunners, pedophiles, bodyguards, and midnight runs for illegal goods were considered routine. The narrative is twistedly entertaining, with a range of colorful wacky characters, as well as shockingly raw in its recognition of the destructive nature of dysfunctional family dynamics and parental addictions. Throughout a series of outrageous, oftentimes violent, misadventures, Abraham manages to conjure up loony vistas, thick with description and humorous acceptance
Alessandro Paolinelli began his career in national radio (GBR Antenna Italia) in the early 1980s before getting his Masters' degree in Electronics engineering, then moved on to television in 1990s as an executive producer for TVR Autovox. In 2000s he planned the multi-regional broadcast network of Teleitalia 41 and created XX Secolo channel. In 2013 he is the executive producer of Lift Me Up music video with Lena Katina.
The story of a daring music project hatched in Russia after the economic crisis of 1998 with little expectation of success, but which, amazingly, exploded onto the international scene and spawned the most contentious and controversial pop group of the new century, seducing millions of teenagers and causing headaches for TV broadcasting bosses around the world.
A detailed and documented reconstruction of t.A.T.u.'s success and the social phenomenon of the "shocking lesbian duo" that broke all the rules of Western show business, from the 25 gold and platinum discs they were awarded for their first album up to their break-up in 2011, through the direct accounts of those involved.
Ralph Doyle has an interest in early European settlement in Australia and the impact this had on the indigenous population, the free settlers and those torn away from their loved ones and transported to the other side of the world. Ralph was motivated to write this book after reading a newspaper article in 2004 discussing the bicentennial of the Battle of Vinegar Hill in 1804. This was the only real revolution of convicts in Australia, yet little is commonly known of this event.
At the age of sixteen, Sean O’Donnell is torn away from his family and transported to the other side of the world. His life is filled with adventure, hardship, grief, friendship and love. This uneducated youth quickly becomes a man who, no matter what injustice is inflicted upon him, holds true to his values. His ability as a farmer, in a land where such skills are desperately required, provides him with opportunities most others are denied. Like the title suggests, Sean’s life ultimately turns from vinegar to wine.