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by Karl CoyneA secret locker that can change many lives Synopsis 50 Years of Bodybuilding and Training History in your hands. Finally, the key of the “Vince’s Secret Locker” has been found by author Karl Coyne. Only a few are aware with the fact that it was not an easy journey for world’s greatest bodybuilder/trainer Vince Gironda, also known as “Iron Guru”, to get fame and become an icon of many. Coyne spent many years in search of the key of Vince’s Secret Locker that was not opened for all. He knocked m... more
by John MazurkFor thousands of years, humankind questioned what happens when we die. Philosophers and religious leaders searched for an answer. Often, the answer was, after dying, one’s spirit goes to a paradise. What happens when we no longer die? Do we ever go to a paradise? Returning to Eden is a story of what humankind needs to do when it achieves immortality in this existence. It will be at least 250 years before humankind achieves immortality. Preparing for that eventuality will be difficult. The book a... more
by S. Carolyn Boyette
Man of he Moments in Time inclusions were taken from life experiences and some from inspiration. “The Experience of Dementia as a Journey” gives some insight as to what one who goes through it feels and for a caregiver to understand their loved one. Humor is found in “Handling a Cat in Heat,” the “Turkey Poem,” “The Hospital,” “The Little Mommy,” and others. There are projects to consider like making prayer shawls and writing your own life story. The author enjoyed writing poetry and other fo... more
by Brad LancasterRainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 2, 2nd Edition is a how-to guide enabling you to “plant the rain” by creating water-harvesting “earthworks” or “rain gardens.” Earthworks are simple, inexpensive strategies and landforms that passively harvest multiple sources of free on-site water including rainfall, stormwater runoff, air conditioning condensate, and greywater within “living tanks” of soil and vegetation. The plants then pump the water back out in the form of beauty, food, s... more
by Raymond PairanMicroservices cannot be simply ‘wired up’ with some basic technical knowledge about what constitutes a Microservice Architecture. There is more to a Microservice Architecture than developing isolated and unique services with a blueprint like set of architectural artifacts. Successfully understanding microservices requires a paradigm shift no less radical than moving from a procedural to an object oriented programming language. Microservice Architecture is not just technical but also a new busine... more
by Shukdeb Sen
Final Book Synopsis
The book Black Education in White America opened the window to show our State of American Education in general, and in particular, the Black education. America followed segregated education since its inception. The higher education system is controlled by segregation, caste system, academic slavery, and racism. American competitive intellectual output is falling behind globally and our educational superiority is going downhill. The nation is at risk!
by Paulette Cooper Noble
Battlefield Scientology: Exposing L.Ron Hubbard's Dangerous "Religion"
Stans By Me: A whirlwind tour through Central Asia - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistanby Ged GillmoreGed Gillmore likes to think of himself as James Bond. Or Indiana Jones. Or a suave and daring hybrid of both. As he flicks through his world atlas, he pictures himself infiltrating enemy lines, uncovering ancient artefacts, and strapping himself in for white-knuckle flights over dusty arid landscapes. So the very thought of joining an organised bus tour is enough to make our intrepid traveler dry retch and shudder. But join one he must if he's to survive multiple border crossings on his miss... more
by G Lenny BrownFlawed Attitude explores beliefs and behaviors embraced by black America that, contrary to intention, hinder the attainment of equality. Further examined are the origins of the beliefs and how they manifest in negative outcomes. Lastly, based on historical failures, current actions are reassessed to determine the more appropriate actions to begin the process of moving black America down the path to attaining equal status and treatment.
by G Lenny BrownFlawed Attitude explores beliefs and behaviors embraced by black America that, contrary to intention, hinder the attainment of equality. Further explored are the origins of the beliefs and why they manifest in negative outcomes. Lastly, based on historical failures, revised plans of actions are presented to begin the process of moving black America down the path to truly attaining equal status and treatment.
The Dog With The Wind In Her Hair: When You Think You Can Never Love Again and Someone Proves You Wrongby Pippa WhiteEllie White is a beautiful, bossy, bouncy and extremely clever Lurcher who takes over most of the bed, knows her rights and talks better English than any other dog around. The Dog With The Wind In Her Hair is the first in a series of books about dogs. But things were not always like that: Ellie’s human family split up when she was little and she was fostered, before a Google Search and Lurcher Link secured her a new home. Always decisive, she was a little scrap of a Bedlington-cross Lurche... more
by Sassafras LowreyIn these experimental lyric essays, Lowrey explores queerness, PTSD, anxiety, and created family. A framing of Rally Obedience and Dog Agility course maps create a textured story on the page, a hybrid form in which Lowrey recounts a spiritual-like relationship to dogs beginning in childhood, a passion for dog shows fractured in adolescence with a period of homelessness, a service dog, anxiety, and a return to dog sports. This collection transcends Lowrey's personal relationship with dogs to tell... more
by Gill Winter2012 was a year in which documented abuses of human rights reached alarming heights in Tibet. At the same time, there were an unprecedented number of self-immolations, as individual Tibetans made a fiery protest against the erosion of their culture, language, religion and freedom. As a foreign teacher of English in Dharamshala, centre of the Tibetan exile community in India, the author witnessed the pain of her students and friends in this tragic year. But amidst the sadness she found humour... more
by Gill WinterThe town of Dharamshala in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas is home to the Dalai Lama and thousands of Tibetans in exile. Teaching English to adult Tibetans was the assignment that took the author to India. But as it happened, the teacher learned far more than she taught, in a Buddhist community where compassion for all living beings is the bottom line. It made the journey an unforgettable and life-changing event, full of humour, fascination, and constant surprises.
by Dan PrattIn "Tears on the Church House Floor" author Dan Pratt shares a deeply personal story about the grief that he and his family experienced in a traumatic year of their lives, losing a grandson, a mother , and a beloved pet. But more than that, it is a story of the incredible God who did not just stop and turn to aid them in a moment; rather , God wove himself into their lives over a fifty-year period to prepare this family for a season of grief. We cannot see what God is doing until we see what he ... more