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I am a laissez faire guy. I oppose government intervention of any kind. I disagree with utilitarianism. I use profit to revamp all existing economic theories.
Are you a student (or professor) of Economics? if so, do you know that most of the economic theories are wrong. After reading this booklet, you should understand why economists disputes among themselves, why 10 economists come up with 11 recommendation, and that they are all wrong.
Will is married and the father of 5 children. He was born and raised in Oklahoma and continues to call the Sooner state home! Will enjoys spending time with his family on their small farm, and even playing the occasional video game!
The year is 2025, the nation is in turmoil and the quest to save the human race from extinction is at hand. A government experiment gone bad results in a mutated virus that attacks most of the animal kingdom and turns them from mild, non aggressive beings into raging, vicious, monsters! A small group of survivors, led by a courageous young Nathan Lee, combat these wild beasts, while trying to bring the only person who can stop this insanity, to safety.
As a Feminist, I joined the Women's Movement in 1968. Feminism is about how great it is to be a woman -- the Women's Movement addresses the many difficulties women cope with, including the nasty or non-use of the term Feminist until about three years ago. My writing extends from personal study in Mythology, Archaeology and Anthropology with a final commitment to Anthroapology, I am a cartoonist as well as a researcher and writer. The cover of Learning By Heart is my original drawing and I would like to see it replicated because mothers and daughters need one another. This is my sixth e-book with the excellent assistance of LiberWriter.
LEARNING BY HEART, COURAGEOUS GROWTH, GYNOCENTRIC EDUCATION is Factuality Fiction about the actual or psychological and cultural loss of daughters and it is about a returning. The severance of the matrilineal bloodline of daughters and sons through the barbarian imposition of sons-in-law has been told more times than mother-in-law jokes. I try to write Women's Fiction believing that emotion is women's preferred action -- and a relevant basis for action. The emotional level is dramatized from an internal viewpoint; in other words, from the way women act OUT their feelings.
LEARNING BY HEART is also Historical Factuality Fiction that offers applicable heritage for modern families. The story conforms to the known facts and assumed spirit of the historic period (600 BCE), which was a climactic shift from gynocentric culture to patriarchal conquest society -- to the politics and economics of city states, finally from trading empires to warring empires; and from visionary education to authoritative, even monolithic, disciplines; from ecstatic nature worship to the extremes of sexual prudery and eroticism. The story centers on a single woman whose life and personality reflect these contrasts; however the many characters span generations and ethnicisities.
After the fall of Sikah-hara, Naqia, a lady of the royal harem flees to the school where she was briefly educated before her marriage -- to the famous school of the sibyls (Western Erythraea) said to have existed in the Ocean Stream, possibly on one of the Canary Islands. Naqia has lost everything in the turmoil following the collapse of the most powerful Hittite empire. Of her family, only a daughter may survive as a captive but, so pitiable is that fate, no mother could wish it.
Realizing her ownly wealth is her learning, Naqia plans to teach eme-Sal, the women's literary language (known to have evolved over the course of thousands of years in the harems of the east -- the gynocratic Womens Courts). Naqia vows that her mind will be a tool not a torment, but from the day of her arrival at the school, memories assail her. While Naqia tries to forget the past, the sibyls recognize her as a woman of the future; she is a lost daughter of Demeter carried off to Hades, and the sibyls believe she can return. Others conclude that Naqia doesn't belong at the school. She offends her oldest friend and clashes with the red bodu, a dominant student.
Yet in coming to the sibylline school on the volcanic island of Erythraea, Naqia and her seven-year-old servant girl, Tayet, have travelled to the home of the Nine Muses whose mother is Memory. Amused and bemused among an international assembly of teachers and students, woman and girl learn by heart through the diverse talents of the muses to design the mind as a temple with the heart as an altar where a choice of memories are dedicated with which to grow up courageously and to grow old courageously.
As a teenage author, I am well aware of the struggles teenagers have on a daily basis. Taking the Course is meant to be an insight into the teenage mind, centered around the game of golf. Not only was my book written by a teenager, it was mainly edited by teenagers as well. If you would like to see what we are capable of, I encourage you to pick up a copy and find out.
Aubrey Glen Mobley lives in Northeast Arkansas, on Spirit Lake with his dog Zoey, his wife passed away June 22, 2007 from a tick borne illness. Coping with the loss has proven very difficult.
Madeline Throesch, a lifelong resident of Randolph County, Arkansas, is a farmer’s wife, mother of four wonderful children, and a proud grandmother. Having grown up in a large family, she always liked to read and developed a keen interest in history and genealogy. So she was thrilled when the opportunity arose to collaborate with Aubrey Glen Mobley on writing this book. “It has been fascinating to learn the early history of our area, and just plain fun! I am greatful.”
In the early 1800’s the new government was encouraging people to go west and settle the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase. This story is about one of those families.
Herschel and Rachel Ledbetter took their thirteen children and headed west in search of free land and a new beginning. They followed National Road from North Carolina to the Mississippi River, then headed south on the Southwest Trail to the Fourche River. That was where the New Madrid earthquake changed everything.
This story is about the Ledbetter family and the rise and fall of Old Davidsonville, the oldest settlement in Arkansas
Rebecca Welton is mother to two young children, both of whom now settle to sleep happily on their own and sleep through the night. She runs a support group for sleep-deprived parents in Southampton, England and is a qualified child sleep practitioner.
What do you do if you are suffering from sleepless nights but don't want to let your baby cry it out? Most families are left just trying to weather the storm. Baby Sleeping Trust Techniques: Alternatives to Controlled Crying offers families a new approach. The book provides varied and effective options for helping parents teach their babies to happily settle to sleep on their own and sleep through the night – without leaving them to cry alone.
Author Rebecca Welton, a mother of two young children and moderator of a support group for sleep-deprived parents, has brought together the best tips on how to get your baby to sleep better and for longer. Welton delivers five different Trust Techniques – four for babies sleeping in their own cots and one for co-sleepers – that build on the trust between you and your baby by ensuring that you always respond to their needs and never leave them to cry alone.
Baby Sleeping Trust Techniques: Alternatives to Controlled Crying covers:
The book is packed full of tips and advice, with special boxes detailing what worked with the author’s children, and the answers to the most common questions parents ask. If sleep deprivation is stopping you from being the best parent you can be, the Trust Techniques will guide you in helping your baby learn to sleep better, giving your whole family consistent, good night’s sleep.
As someone with a background in both science and the arts, the challenge of blending and harmonizing them has always appealed to me. I studied molecular biology and epigenetics at the University of Massaschusetts, Amherst, where I obtained a Master’s degree; this gave me the background for my neurobiologist protagonist in The Last Good Fairy. Although there is no autobiographical basis to this novel, like the artist in the book, I create and sell found object art, a pursuit I’ve enjoyed for most of my adult life.
I’ve written my entire life, starting in second grade; I studied Creative Writing at Wellesley College, where I graduated with a double major in English Literature and Biology. My children’s book, The Legend of the Flying Hotdog, a fable about the power of kindness, was published by Green Tiger Press and optioned for film. I’m drawn to fairy tales for their deep roots in the human psyche, their allegorical wisdom, and the enchantment these tales have always brought me.
Sachi, a brilliant young neurobiologist living and working in San Diego, has constructed her life as a carefully controlled experiment. Her intention is to hold all variables constant, thinking this will protect her from suffering and loss. But when a devastating event shatters her world, she must reconstruct her entire approach to living. An encounter with a mysterious, intriguing artist leads her down an unconventional path to healing and introduces her to the possibility of magic co-existing with the laws of science. And along the way, she discovers both her humanity and her spirit.
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 . . .
A.G. Henley is the author of the BRILLIANT DARKNESS series. The first book in the series, THE SCOURGE, was a finalist for the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Award.
A.G. is also a clinical psychologist, which means people either tell her their life stories on airplanes, or avoid her at parties when they've had too much to drink. Neither of which she minds. When she's not writing fiction or shrinking heads, she can be found herding her children and their scruffy dog, Guapo, to various activities while trying to remember whatever she's inevitably forgotten to tell her husband. She lives in Denver, Colorado. Learn more at aghenley.com
Alev is proud to be a Fire Sister, one of a fierce group of women who live on their own terms in a flaming mountain compound called the Cloister. The Sisters live without men, so Alev Gathers young girls to replenish their numbers. After she plucks young Kaiya from the remote village of Koolkuna, the girl’s father follows them into the wilderness. Alev keeps him at bay, but over time she suspects that this man, at least, isn’t the monster she was taught all men are.
When Kaiya's father manages to reach the Cloister, the Sisters want to put him to death. Alev can look the other way, or she can heed the growing whispers of her heart to help the girl and her father escape. But to defy the Fire Sisters is to revoke the only life and family Alev has ever known—and to face certain death herself.
THE GATHERER is an exciting 50-page prequel novella in the young adult fantasy Brilliant Darkness series. The first novel, THE SCOURGE, was a finalist for the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Award. Two novels and two short stories are currently available, and the final novel in the series, THE FIRE SISTERS, is coming September 25, 2015.
Recommended series reading order:
THE KEEPER (novella)
THE GATHERER (novella)
THE FIRE SISTERS (coming September 2015)
Florentina Gómez Guasp (Palma de Mallorca, 1954)
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Janae Weinhold grew up on a farm in the Midwest, surrounded by her father's predatory friends. She learned early on about con artists and sociopaths, as they were everywhere. Even her father. At the time, it all seemed "normal." Only later did she see recognize that they run the world.
It took her many years of being targeted by con artists before she recognized how they trapped people into doing things. Not only were these predators able to persuade people to do things that were self-defeating, but also things they didn't believe in.
Rather than being a victim, Janae decided to "get smart." Her Con Job series of books are the outcome of her journey to break free of con artists, sociopaths and predators. She shares many of her experiences in this series of books.
Janae had a doctorate in Planetary Psychology, is a former university professor and a licensed professional counselor. She has also lived and worked out of the country for extended periods of time, and credits these “outside the box” experiences with helping her develop a global and systemic perspective in her professional work.
She has co-authored four print books on relationships and conflict resolution with her husband, Barry, that grew out their “relationship laboratory.” They live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.
Are you softhearted, caring and kind?
Do you love kids & animals?
Does violence turn you off?
Do you attract people who steal your heart or ideas and use you?
Have you tried to fix broken people by showering them with your love?
If any of these things describe you, then this book is for you.
It was written for nice people who get ripped off.
It shows you how to break free of con artists, sociopaths and other kinds of “life-takers” who see your “life-giving” as a weakness and you as an ideal “mark.”
In this mind-stretching book, Janae shares stories of her encounters with con artists, sociopaths and predators. She describes how to spot these people and then to break free from their influence.
This ruthless Warrior for Truth and Seeker of the Shadow talks about her journey to know what is real and what is illusion. Eventually she decided to “get smart” rather than be a victim. This helped free her from the tangled web of family secrets and lies that she grew up with.
When Annie Fox's first book People Are Like Lollipops (Holiday House) was published, she wasn't old enough to legally sign the contract! By the time she turned 21, though, she decided that helping kids would be her life's work. After graduating from Cornell University with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies then completing her Master's in Education, she began exploring ways to use technology to entertain kids while building their emotional intelligence skills.
In 1977, Annie and her husband David opened Marin Computer Center, the world's first public access microcomputer facility. Her work there led her to write her best selling book, Armchair BASIC: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Microcomputers and Programming in BASIC (Osborn/McGraw-Hill). After a detour into the world of screen writing, Annie returned to computers as an award-winning writer/designer of children's CD-ROMs. (Putt-Putt; Madeline; Get Ready for School, Charlie Brown; and Mr. Potato Head Saves Veggie Valley are just a few of the titles on which she worked.)
At the dawn of the Internet age, Annie dreamed up the idea for The InSite (TheInSite.org), a place "for teens and young adults to turn their world around." She is the creator, co-designer, writer, and executive producer of that award-winning site. One of The InSite's most popular features is Hey Terra, a Cyberspace Dear Abby. Annie's first book for teens, The Teen Survival Guide to Dating & Relating: Real World Advice About Guys, Girls, Growing Up And Getting Along (2000, 2005 Free Spirit Publishing), is based on hundreds of emails to Terra and Annie's responses to them. Teen Survival Guide is now available as a free PDF download from TeenSurvivalGuide.com.
Are You My Friend? a Read-it-to-Me iBook was written by Annie Fox, illustrated by Eli Noyes and produced by Electric Eggplant. This digital story book for 4-8 year olds is the first of the Raymond and Sheila Series and is now available in print form on Amazon, and as Android apps for Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, and other Android tablets. The second Raymond and Sheila story "Are We Lost?" will be available in print in 2013. See RaymondAndSheila.com for more info.
Annie's other books include: Too Stressed to Think? A Teen Guide to Staying Sane When Life Makes You CRAZY, co-authored with Ruth Kirschner (Free Spirit Publishing) and the popular 3 book Middle School Confidential™ series (Free Spirit Publishing). Annie's Middle School Confidential apps (developed by Electric Eggplant) are available for iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, and other Android tablets (see MiddleSchoolConfidential.com).
Through her conference appearances and public events for kids, tweens, teens, parents, and educators, Annie continues working toward her goal of empowering young people through increased emotional intelligence skills, social courage, and stress-reduction strategies. Her new book for parents and teachers, Teaching Kids To Be Good People, is now available in print and for Kindle (see TeachingKidsToBeGoodPeople.com)
Visit Annie at her website, AnnieFox.com
Follow Annie on Twitter: @Annie_Fox
Follow Annie on Facebook: facebook.com/Annie.Fox.author
“Not all teachers are parents, but all parents are teachers. When we teach kids to be good people who possess the social courage to do the right thing, we help to make the world a safer, saner, more accepting place for all of us.” —Annie Fox, M.Ed.
We live in a time shaped by a viral culture of cruelty. Now and in the future, we desperately need more good people. But where will these young people come from? From the homes of parents with a game plan! In Teaching Kids to Be Good People, Annie Fox has written a very personal, step-by-step guide to teaching your children to make healthy choices (online and off). Because being good is not enough. We have to do good.
This very pragmatic and funny guide includes essays, podcasts, prompts, tools, questions, answers, and self-assessment quizzes, all for the purpose of teaching kids to be good people. Hopefully, you’ll become so engaged in this process that you will inspire your children to do the right thing when no one's watching, and when everyone is watching.
“Stellar! Unlike many solution-based parenting books, Teaching Kids to Be Good People is insightful, intuitive on so many levels… a truly meaningful book for our times.”
—Lynne Kenney, Psy.D., author of The Family Coach Method
“[G]reat advice on how exactly we can help our kids with their most important skill set—the social-emotional one.”
—Rick Ackerly, author of The Genius in Every Child
“Annie Fox has a genuine passion for helping our young people and she has many years of experience doing it. Both are evident in this wonderful resource for parents and teachers.”
—Dr. Hal Urban, Ed.D., author of Life’s Greatest Lessons
Chris Eboch writes fiction and nonfiction for all ages, with 20 traditionally published books for children.
Chris’s Haunted series follows a brother and sister who travel with their parents’ ghost hunter TV show. The kids try to help the ghosts, while keeping their activities secret from meddling grownups. In The Ghost on the Stairs, an1880s ghost bride haunts a Colorado hotel, waiting for her missing husband to return. The Riverboat Phantom features a steamboat pilot still trying to prevent a long-ago disaster. In The Knight in the Shadows, a Renaissance French squire protects a sword on display at a New York City museum. The Knight in the Shadows won the 2010 New Mexico Book Awards in the category Juvenile Book. During The Ghost Miner’s Treasure, Jon and Tania help a dead man find his lost gold mine—but they’re not the only ones looking for it.
Chris Eboch’s other novels for ages nine and up include The Eyes of Pharaoh, a mystery in ancient Egypt; The Well of Sacrifice, a Mayan adventure; and the Haunted series, which starts with The Ghost on the Stairs. Her book Advanced Plotting helps writers fine-tune their plots. Learn more at www.chriseboch.com or her Amazon page
Jon and Tania are traveling with the ghost hunter TV show again, this time to the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, where the ghost of an old miner is still looking for his lost mine. The siblings want to help him move on—but to help him resolve the problem keeping him here, they’ll have to find the mine. And even then, the old ghost may be having too much fun to leave! It’s a good thing Tania can see and talk to him, because the kids will need his help to survive the rigors of a mule train through the desert, a flash flood, and a suspicious treasure hunter who wants the gold mine for himself.
Mike Wendland is known to millions from his NBC-TV PC Mike technology reports. Trained as an investigative reporter, he has won numerous Emmy Awards and his stories and reports have appeared coast-to-coast in the nation's leading newspapers, from USA Today to The New York Times. Wendland's personal battle with obesity is chronicled in his popular SuperHealthyMe.com blog and he has lost 60 pounds as a result of putting into practice the things he shares in this book.
"I'm no expert," Wendland says. "I'm a journalist. I'm sharing what I have leared as I've researched the obesity crisis in America with top medical and nutritional experts and as I've personally experimented with their healthy eating and fitness recommendations."
The book chronicles the author's continung journey from sickness to wellness and how he's cut body fat and lost weight by eating healthy, natural food.
You don't have to starve yourself to lose weight and cut body fat. Instead, eating good, nutritious food and following the powerful tools in this to-the-point, no-nonsense book will help you keep your New Year's Resolution to lose weight in 2012.
Written by well-known technology journalist Mike Wendland from his ongoing personal experience in losing 60 pounds as chronicled in his popular SuperHealthyMe.com blog, this is a guide chock full of valuable nutrition and weight loss tips from a multidisciplinary team of medical, nutritional, physiological and psychology experts, as supplemented by Wendland's journalistic research and experiments.
If you are serious about cutting body fat, losing weight, embracing fitness and wellness in 2012, this is the only book you need. Obesity is a national scandal. The food we are eating is literally making us sick. Overly processed, unnaturally preserved with a witches brew of unpronounceable chemicals, doused with fungicides, insecticides, herbicides and fertilizers, the food we buy is making us fatter and sicker. This book tells you how to fight back.
And the best part is, if you follow Wendland's to-the-point tips, you WILL start losing weight right now. Today.
And you'll do so while eating good, whole, nutritionally balanced, healthy and natural food. If you want 2012 to be different, follow this guide and you, too, can be... SuperHealthyMe.
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!"
Four stories that leave readers feeling inspired and grateful for the opportunities life has given them: “The Man with One Leg,” set in Australia, is in equal parts horrific and comical—an all inspiring story of what it means to fight for life, survive, and live life to the fullest. “Bad Day for a Camel” is based on an actual event David Joseph encountered while crew resting in Egypt—two Japanese tourist trapped on a camel. “Swim up the Niagara” is David Joseph’s first-ever autobiographic account of how his mother inspired courage into him as a young boy by her words ‘Swim up the Niagara.’ In “Robins in Alaska”, Air Force veteran flyer David Joseph, a present day Jack London, fictionalizes four tragic events that occurred while he was in the Air Force.
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I live with a crazy family and a crazy dog, all of whom I love dearly. My interests are wide-ranging, and I hope my writing can help me pay for my expanding number of hobbies. I write what I like to write, in a number of genres, and with a good dose of humor in each. Eventually, I would like to quit my boring job and write full-time.
Athene Arrington’s new house is perfect, except for one little thing: There’s a vampire living in the basement. His name is Brandon, and he insists he still owns the place. One heated argument and a death threat later, it’s decided that Athene can stay.
In spite of Brandon’s constant teasing, his insistence that Athene is not as nice as she looks, and his peculiar diet, she's still attracted to him. Torn between normal and Brandon, she has to decide what she really wants. Should she settle into a regular life, or follow deeper feelings? Will Brandon let her live, kill her, or turn her into a vampire? Not even he knows.
Threat is my first novel, Book One of The Barren Spheres Trilogy. It's science fantasy with an environmental and political thriller component. The scale is small, the scope large. The main characters live below our feet, in a world thrown out of balance by inexplicable changes in access to resources, nutrition and living space. They may have ten legs and eight eyes but that does not stop them from engaging in Machiavellian schemes to exploit the riches of neighboring spheres, or mounting diplomatic initiatives to forestall war and bring peace.
My background as an Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker focusing on human rights and social justice issues definitely influenced the story of Threat. Without being fully conscious of it, countless moments from my experiences making films in many parts of the world found their way -- transformed of course -- into the story of Threat. For example, I once spent weeks in holed up in a delapidated hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, working with the man who led the 1964 revolution in Zanzibar, Field Marshal John Okello on his memoir. Palace intrigues, clandestine operations, ideological purity, and armed force all played a part in his story and, many years later, informed my own understanding of how the Hyavvi and the Lo-Ans, the principal groups of "Liviings" in Threat, would act in the midst of a conflict over wealth and resources. Similarly, my years of working with one of the leading trade unions in North America, UNITE HERE, helped me understand how the characters in Threat would go about implementing strategies, mobilizing their followers, and responding to serious challenges to their health and well-being.
I'd say that anyone who likes a good political thriller, set in a world that co-exists with ours, but with all the elements of speculative fiction and fantasy, will find Threat an unusual read, both entertaining and thought-provoking.
The declaration of war was delivered just before darkfall.
Prepare to be invaded.
Winkon’s breath caught in his throatstem at the document’s audacity.
Our food sources are disappearing.
And ours are not? thought Winkon.
Our offspring shrivel from lack of nourishment.
Yes, and ours also. How will sending the parents of your offspring into another Sphere, ours, to die while killing the parents of our offspring—address the Threat?
If you wish to capitulate in advance….
This time it wasn’t a thought, but a response, reverberating through Winkon’s whole being. Never. Never. Never.
* * *
An eight-eyed Hitler. A ten-legged espionage agent. A carapaced Queen. An intelligence-gathering avian courier service. A resistance fighter able to blur herself into invisibility. Sibling survivors of The Mist.
These vibrant, dimensional characters and many more come together, and burst apart, in Threat. It’s a war of the worlds, in a time of diminishing resources, incomprehensible plagues, apocalyptic catastrophes, and tremors of extinction. Is it our world? Yes; no. Threat is familiar, casting a storyteller’s timeless, irresistible net (courage, betrayal; humor, fear, hope; a hostile, take-no-prisoners political climate and a desperate diplomatic search for peace).
Yet Threat is startlingly new. The ground it breaks is right below our feet, where the main characters reside. There, on a fine, thin thread already fraying, the future hangs in the balance. Must it be the terrifying one, whose limits are already in evidence? Or is there another, more hopeful possibility?
In 350 pages, Threat shows us the biggest picture there is, writ deep and small, microscopically so. With elements of science-fantasy, speculative fiction and political thriller, filled with brilliant characters, and non-stop, cliff-hanger action, told in language reminiscent of A Clockwork Orange’s inventiveness, Threat will provoke, satisfy, and enthrall readers.
Mike Wendland is America’s premier high tech reporter. His Detroit Free Press technology columns, NBC-TV network television reports and five books on the Internet have given him a loyal nationwide audience of millions who have come to rely on his warm and friendly “No Geek-Speak” advice, reports and suggestions about technology and how it impacts all of us.
Mike’s High Tech Talk TV reports are distributed weekly to all 215 NBC affiliates by the NBC Newschannel. The popular news feature has been a stalwart on NBC stations since 1994 and covers the emerging multimedia and information superhighway fields, focusing on hi-tech advances useful to ordinary people, as well as the hottest places on the World Wide Web.
Mike has won 20 Emmy Awards and numerous honors and broadcast awards. He is a veteran journalist who has used computers to break some of his biggest stories. His television work has appeared on various NBC and cable television network stations across the country. He spent 18 years as head of the I-Team investigative unit at WDIV-TV in Detroit and before that worked for ten years as an investigative reporter at The Detroit News.
He has been a Fellow at the Poynter Institute, a prestigious school for journalists in St. Petersburg, Fla., where he has taught convergence reporting and new media.
Mike is married and has three grown children and six grandchildren. He and his wife, Jennifer, live in Oakland County, Michigan, north of Detroit. He serves as Innovations Pastor at Woodside Bible Church in suburban Detroit.
The iPhone is the most revolutionary personal technology device of this generation and tens of millions of loyal users around the world attest to its power and versatility. But the vast majority of iPhone users are only taking advantage of a small part of this awesome smartphone's potential. That's where award-winning personal technology reporter "PC Mike" Wendland comes in, sharing his iPhone experience, expertise and excitement through 101 very useful apps, tips and tricks.
PC Mike very well may have been the first person in the U.S. to officially buy the iPhone when it went on sale in the summer of 2007. And since then, in his weekly PC Mike reports for NBC Television stations around the country, he has eagerly shared his knowledge with his many fans.
In this practical, easy-to-read book, he's sure to teach even the most experienced iPhone users and thing or two about their phone. And for all of us, his 101 apps, tips and tricks will make us love the iPhone even more.
Author Mick Sylvestre currently lives in British Columbia following an artistic career as a painter, a graphic designer, a fontographer and now a writer.
Imagine a world without Humans, a place where only the machines ruled. Corrode, a relic cyborg with a human past, drifts aimlessly searching for purpose through a degraded world. Hunted for answers he does not have; a motley crew of machines bent on saving the world rescues him from permanent deletion. Joining forces, they must save Arkus-12 from destruction.
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.
This is a republished (in ebook form) collection of some of Mr. Jacoby's finest poem.
The principle character of this book is an ordinary Russian guy named Vadim whose life is never uneventful, indeed Vadim can always be counted on to share a funny story with his friends; usually stories in which he was at the epicentre. Live through one summer of Russian life with Vadim and his attractive but at times critical wife Julia and come to understand how it is fun to be Russian. Drink vodka during a consultation at the clinic, experience a fishing weekend with friends, spend a relaxing summer week at the country Dacha and see how a seaside vacation to Egypt can be unusually eventful in the right company. Along the way you may find the answers to all those niggling little questions you never knew you wanted to ask. Why do Russians tie fishing boats to their feet while camping? How do you catch a bottle of vodka while fishing off your balcony? Why is it unwise to relieve yourself out the door of a Russian train at night? What German phrase do all Russian men know and when would they use them? Find out which is stronger; an Al Qaeda head or a Japanese television? And, just why is it essential that your wife always wears white knickers while travelling? While finding out, you will agree with the author of this book, that it is fun to be Russian and vodka is naked vitamin and pure energy! Enjoy reading and Na Zdorovie!