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by Tyrel Nelson
In the fall of 2008, Tyrel Nelson returns to the United States after teaching English in Ecuador for a year. Although living overseas was quite an adjustment for the Minnesotan, the months to follow (mostly spent around his stomping grounds) bring on life changes far bigger than anything he had encountered in South America. Fortunately, his pop and confidant, Jay, is there to guide Tyrel through his depression in the Great Recession, which is not only caused by a stretch of joblessness but al... more
by Tyrel Nelson
In the spring of 2020, Tyrel Nelson lost his mother. And he lost his job in the summer. Isolated by the pandemic and hamstrung by agony, he felt forgotten by the world as it marched on. Unhappy, uneasy, and unemployed, he began picking himself up by putting down his thoughts on a yellow legal pad.
Battling through his bereavement on paper proved to be cathartic. But he needed more – a writing project he could sink his grief into. So he sorted through many of the narratives he had ... more
by Michael SnarrWhat was it like to be a member of a Greek fraternity in the late 60's during one of the most tumultuous periods in US history? What happened to the members of Pi Kappa Alpha, and how they made a difference in the world beyond college is very humorous and inspiring.
by Michelle Christides
This journal reveals a new world-view in our chaotic time, like a jig-saw puzzle suddenly recognizable. It’s recorded by a former professor of Western Civilization, whose lifelong practice of Yoga led her at mid-life to Zurich to learn the western way to brain cognition found by Jung to heal our split PoV in science and religion.
Genetics and archeology reveal the human brain reached its present evolutionary structure and capacity two-hundred millennia ago, and has ... more
by Ramona Vargas CastilloOnce a loved and cherished child, late abducted into an uncaring family. Struggling to protect herself from a predator, Ramona plans her escape defying family tradition. Desperate for escape, she battles mistreatment, manipulation, homelessness, and danger. After decades of abuse, Ramona embarks on a spiritual and emotional journey to break free, discovering her voice and a path to worth and reinvention. An inspirational story about our power to transform our own lives.
by Bethany HarveyDevastated by the sudden loss of her beloved father, Bethany Harvey remarks on a year-long self imposed odyssey of self-reflection. As she navigates the unpredictable spiral of grief, she openly shares the heartbreaking, gritty and unexpectedly hilarious insights that surface while she continues to respond to a universe that never stops dealing the next hand.
by Nancy ChurchillDefying old age and retirement, our cyclist embarks on a solo cycle trip to the remotest parts of Scotland. This wild ride invites the reader to join in, couch cycling through the oft times hilarious interactions with Western Scotland and the Scots. The camping stove starts conflagrations. Japanese tourists are confronted with raw animal sex. Ferry trips are life threatening, or gastronomically challenging including the culturally conflicted Vegetarian Haggis Nachos. A Hollywood “A” list... more
by James O'Kon
This is biography of the life and death of Ernest Miller Hemingway, who was a writer, soldier, spy, big game Hunter, foreign correspondent, deep sea fisherman, boxer, bare knuckle brawler, and a hard drinker. He wrote twenty-two books, had four wives, experienced four wars, and won one Nobel prize. Ernest Hemingway changed American literature; in his writing, everything is reduced to its purest form. The style of his writing did not emerge from a college education, but was developed from... more
by J.D. BradleyA written menagerie of various thoughts and compositions that I’ve exorcised from my soul over the last ten or so years, generally with the assistance of bourbon and beer. I started writing a decade or so ago as a way to make sense of my very different kind of experience I’ve had in this realm, and it’s been both rewarding and cathartic. You’ll notice some repeating themes. I did my best to arrange these in an orderly manner.
by Susanne Weegmann
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the confusion, crime, and lawlessness in your nation?
Do you long for clarity, peace, godliness, and holiness? Are you ready to shift yourself and your nation in prayer from lawlessness to holiness?
Then take comfort in this: God has not forgotten you nor your nation. On the contrary, he has given us the blueprint in his word with which we can walk through. He has already prepared the way. Will you walk on it?
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by Rich FlandersIt is an account of a life-l.ong journey of enlightenment, a tale of high adventure, of love lost and found, and of remarkable interspecies encounters, Sweeping from the Illinois countryside to the plains and mountains of the American West, from the cafes of Paris to the Gaza Strip, and from equatorial India to the rhythms of Broadway,, it is a story of hope and inspiration for our time.
by Dr. Noelle Nelson“We couldn’t do anything to save it. Your house is ash.” Words you never want to hear. That your beloved home was incinerated in a wildfire. Or flattened by a tornado. Pulverized by a hurricane. Washed away by a torrential flood. The book looks at what to expect emotionally, physically, and mentally during the early days and months after a catastrophe, where and how to ask for help amid the shock and grief, and how, despite a life-changing event, we can rise from the ashes, stronger and better t... more
by Frederick Marx
When everything slips away, what do you hold on to?
A beautifully written memoir that doesn't blink from talking about the death of a loved one. It is unapologetic, un-euphemistic, and unafraid.Following a long fight with cancer, Tracy's death ended their thirteen-year marriage. In the months immediately following his loss, Frederick Marx writes about their time together, falling in love, their shortcomings, and how they made each other better people. Marx recounts his relations... more
by Frederick MarxEvery normal human lifespan contains passages that deserve attention, intention, and ritual. This book shows us how we can do that with minimal disruption to our normal lives and without the need for teachers, ministers, or gurus. This isn't a religious book. All beliefs and non-beliefs are welcome. Readers will leave with practical suggestions for living a more meaningful life each and every moment. Chapters end with a list on "what you need to do now".
by Larry Walsh
"Your job has been eliminated." In other words, you're unemployed, out of work, and desperate to find a new purpose. When US Army veteran Larry Walsh heard those words, his world was turned upside down. With a desire to move beyond unemployment, create an exciting new future for himself, and push past his limits, he decides to fulfill his lifelong dream to bike across the country.
He purchases a Surly Disc Trucker touring bike and begins his 3,120-mile ride of the Southern... more
by J. C. FosterCoping with loss can be challenging for a lifetime. Jack thinks he may find some relief on the other side of the world. He doesn’t know for sure, but he makes the trek anyway. His destination has a tortured past, but it may hold secrets that can sooth a burdened mind. Along the way the protagonist dreams of what brought him to the here and now. It’s family, though just an ordinary one, that provided incentive, privilege, and opportunity. Events, experiences, faces, and conversations flash by.... more