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by Jerry Kirkpatrick
Independent judgment—as exhibited by the little boy in “The Emperor’s New Clothes”—is correct perception of the facts of reality and courage to acknowledge and assert those facts. This is a fundamental requirement of the free society. Unless each adult citizen possesses a significant amount of self-esteem expressed as independent judgment, such a society cannot last. The aim of this book is to explore the nature of independence and its relationship to personal an... more
The Taiwan Experience: Taiwan's Peaceful Evolution from Dictatorship to Democracy Seen Through the Eyes of a Foreigner and ROC Nby Alix LeeThe first of a trilogy of books that covers Taiwan's process of democratisation over several decades, and the social changes that have come with it, written from the unique perspective of a foreigner and an ROC (Taiwan) national. It contains unique insights not available elsewhere and has special significance for the political reform which is inevitably coming to China.
by Richard C. Tizzano
Accidental Safari: A guide for navigating the challenges that come with aging. At any time an unexpected health crisis or financial setback can suddenly propel us into unknown territory. As we age facing an uncertain future without a plan is like taking an “Accidental Safari” without a map. Attorney/Author Richard C. Tizzano, a trusted advocate in Elder Law and Crisis Management, guides us through the jungles of Medicaid, Medicare, and health insurance; wills, directives, and powe... more
by Kenwyn K. SmithHumanity now recognizes we are partway through a transformational epoch that may be even more impactful than the Renaissance. A central feature of this reformation is discovering that all of life is predicated on abundance. Never before has the world been so wealthy. Yet mostly we still feel it is a struggle to survive, largely because our economic system is based on real or artificially created scarcities. The world order has been founded on the economics of scarcity, which is an insufficiently... more
by Jena LucasIf you have decided to start your very own private hire Taxis business in any part of the United Kingdom, you will need to buy the relevant insurance cover for all your vehicles to drive them legally on the road. Not only this cover will protect in case of an unpleasant incident, but you will also be obligated by law to have an insurance policy at hand before you start your business. In fact, the relevant cover is one of the sets of guidelines to get your drivers licensed. However, cutting do... more
by Dwayne Meeks
by B. Bentley Summers, Ph.D.Do sexual and gender identities fall on spectrums? Or are they dichotomous? What factor plays a part with identical twin brothers raised in the same household, whose DNA are 99% identical, with one brother identifying as heterosexual and the other identifying as gay? Queer Sense describes how culture shapes an individual's attitudes towards LGBTQ+ people, and along with an individual’s biological predisposition influences where a person identifies on the spectrum of sexual orientation an... more
by Dennison BerwickThe first VISUAL guide to diesel engine maintenance, winterizing and recommissioning in recreational vessels. The 222-page book has more than 300 drawings and covers everything from the deck fuel filler to the cotter pin aft of the propeller. The book details how to complete more than 140 tasks and includes what tools and supplies are required.
by Daniel Scott WhiteFeaturing Martha Wells, Yoon Ha Lee, Emily Devenport, Adithi Rao, J.D. Astra, Tais Teng, Jessica Needham, Joe Taylor, and Liz Kellebrew. Nonfiction by David R. Grigg and Eric Del Carlo. Edited by Daniel Scott White. This magazine is about fiction that isn’t made for this world. So let go. Get unreal for a moment. Let the magic take you away. - In “Adaptation” by Martha Wells, we find a shapeshifter struggling to cope with being transformed into a shape he’s not comfortable with. - “In Her... more
by Matthew CallanDuring the 1990s, as New York was transformed from a crumbling city into a vibrant metropolis, the New York Mets were anything but vibrant. Beginning in 1999, the team waged a battle to recapture the hearts of New York baseball fans from their crosstown rivals, and they came closer to succeeding than anyone dared dream. At the same time, mayor Rudy Giuliani―architect of this new New York and those rivals’ biggest cheerleader―was engaged in his own battles to win a Senate seat and to save his sag... more
by Zelda Partee
"Silent Reality" Novel continues the journey of Terri Parker from "Eyes of the Soul". Now a Career woman as a Nurse full of aspirations and hope, Terri is again faced with the uncertainties of life. She is exposed to different kinds of person, each with a different story. Along with it comes the challenges of dealing with them. Daily, Terri attempts to escape the confines of envy, bullying, mistrust and malicious manipulation in her workplace, and finds herself t... more
by Zelda Partee“Eyes of the Soul” part 1 of this gripping and compelling true-life Trilogy, tells the story of Terri Parker, a five-year old who persist to conquer the endeavors of her young life. Terri’s story will revolve around her search for belongingness and love while she and her older sister Linda are left in the care of her abusive stepmother. Through Terri’s search she is engulfed into the realization of hatred, deceit, depression and self-destruction during her childhood and into her adult life. ... more
by Donna GawellHave you ever dreamed about visiting places where your ancestors were born and raised in Poland? Is it still possible to find living relatives and travel to meet them? Learn the basics of genealogical research in US and European records to begin the quest to “Travel Back to Your Polish Roots.” Gawell’s journey is similar to what viewers see on the genealogy shows on TV, but she did her own research. She refers to herself as the “document poor” descendant who inherited only a few names and dat... more
by Marty LeakeA young man's decision about his professional football career causes anger and discontent with his father. His grandparents mediate with their wisdom interjecting how their courage to marry allows for another generational legacy of courage.
by George KinderGeorge Kinder invites readers to imagine a thousand generations have passed and humanity has at last accomplished a Golden Civilization. What does it look like? Who are we there? Of all our systems and structures currently in place which of them got us there? And which of them were irretrievably heading in the wrong direction? He challenges readers to immediately abandon habits, structures, and systems that won’t take us to a Golden Civilization and adopt those that will.
by Stephanie Hoover
Spiritualism and the Supernatural: An Entertaining Encyclopedia for Believers and Skeptics Alike is a lively, contemporary take on a centuries-old fascination. Its 300+ entries range from 19th century Spiritualists to modern paranormal parlance. The encyclopedia approaches topics from multiple perspectives: neutral researcher, ardent believer and committed skeptic. This smartly written work appeals to everyone, and reads like an entertaining history of the supernatural rather than th... more