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by Peter SantinoLADY-FAME; OR, THE FLUKE - In the bitter cold, black, predawn of Christmas Eve 1972, the commercial fishing vessel LADY-FAME was struck and capsized by a forty-foot rogue wave while crossing the Humboldt Bay bar. Contemporary artist Peter Santino, her first mate, wrote fifty thousand words during the months immediately following while drifting through the Amazonian jungle on a river boat, describing every thought and action that occurred during that sinking near-death experience. Steering clear... more
by John StapletonThe daily robbing, bashing, drugging, extortion and murder of foreign tourists on Thai soil, along with numerous scandals involving unsafe facilities and well established scams, has led to frequent predictions that Thailand's multi-billion dollar tourist industry will self-destruct. Instead tourist numbers more than doubled in the decade to 2014. The world might not have come to the hometowns of the many visitors fascinated by Thailand, but it certainly came to the Land of Smiles.
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by Mark MullenIn this book, Mullen examines some the failures of corporate America including the violation of sacred trusts between employer and employee; vanishing retirement; and the throw away employee. The role of education and a few of the most popular education myths used by politicians and the media are examined. The topics of entry level skills gap, STEM, and college for everyone are explored with an eye on reality and common sense. American politicians like to play the blame game. Over spen... more
by Martin SolowayAn interesting and informative story to give a reader the insight of the devastation Parkinson's Disease inflicts on a patient and family. A husband, who is a pharmacist, primary caregiver, and daily observer's account of the regression that will happen to the whole body, the decrease in the quality of life and the reason for the frequently tweaking the drugs that the patient must take to help delay the decline of the organs. Discussion includes the motor symptoms and cognitive disfunction whic... more
by Doug Bentley
A Journey of Self-Discovery into the Sanctuary of Your Soul - and Beyond!
An eclectic compilation of thoughts, musings, rants, observations, fears and hopes, Philosophical Fragments Of Your Ancient Name takes you on a journey of self-discovery from the outer edges of our solar system to the sanctuary of your soul - and beyond!
The book is divided into three parts: on Science, Christianity and Mysticism. Like adjacent letters... more
by Diana EstillAward-winning author Diana Estill delivers twisted tales of past and present in her latest collection of humor essays. Having grown up with an absent-minded father and a mother who refused to wear—but nevertheless tried to sell—beauty products, Estill drolly recalls her childhood angst and confusion. Besides poking fun at herself and her kin, Estill unleashes tongue-in-cheek commentary on subjects such as populating Mars, finding the “fun” in funerals, cloning Neanderthals, and store gun pol... more
by gabrielle glancyReadable, funny and smart, The Art of the College Essay takes the anxiety out of the writing process and replaces it with a completely organic, common sense way of getting to the heart of what you're trying to say. For students, counselors, parents, writers of all kinds and just plain everyday people who want to know how to write from the inside out, this book is the light at the end of the tunnel.
by Daniel Ethan HarrisThere’s a difference between praying and living prayerfully. This book guides you through three time-proven ways that millions of Christians throughout history have discovered make a difference. You, too, will see your prayer life spill over into everything you do so that your entire life becomes prayerful. As the author shares his own personal stories and passes along wisdom on prayerful living from other Christians of today and the past, you will sense God’s invitation to you to live prayerful... more
by Elisabeth Sharp McKettaMost writers struggle with three things: how to get started, how to improve, and what to do with a finished piece of writing. The Creative Year: 52 Workshops for Writers is a fun, concise guidebook that illuminates a path for all three. Each workshop contains three parts: process, prompt, and venue. Used together, these techniques provide the scaffolding for a sustainable, fulfilling writing life.
by Dayna ReidThis revised edition of the book previously titled, “Sacred Ceremony,” includes: Step-by-step, informative chapters, which describe the elements of a wedding ceremony from beginning to end, and the choices people can make with each element. “Do-It-Yourself Wedding Ceremony” includes a wealth of wording and ceremony selections, to celebrate diverse styles, beliefs and traditions, from Christian to Zen, to the simple declarations of love that transcend tradition. Readers are given all the infor... more
by Donald Rattner
How do we foster the next Steve Jobs or Albert Einstein so as to compete in a global marketplace that rewards innovation? How do we cultivate creativity in our children so they grow up happy and self-fulfilled? How do we nurture the next Picasso? Award-winning architect, educator and author Donald Rattner answers these questions in his new book The Creativity Catalog: play with stuff, he says.
Not just any stuff, but a special class of household products specifically designed to cu... more
by Martia Bennett RachmanFrom New York Times Featured Author With more than 200 color photos of more than 40 common yoga postures, plus detailed instructions and intuitive cues, Yoga's Touch is an easy-to-use reference book designed to empower you to be a more effective, versatile and confident teacher. Martia Bennett Rachman, E-RYT 500 and LMBT, has taught thousands of classes and has trained hundreds of yoga teachers. Renowned for combining therapeutic touch with specific asanas to strengthen and heal the body, ... more
by Laura MorelliEvery traveler to Venice wants to go home with a special souvenir—a carnival mask, a piece of Murano glass, a handcrafted piece of lace. But selecting which mask or which goblet to buy can be an intimidating experience. How do you know if you’re buying something authentic, something made in Venice, something made in a traditional way? How do you gauge how much you should pay, and how do you know if you’re being ripped off? How do you determine if you have fallen prey to one of the city’s many to... more
by Leon KabaseleI, Leon Kabasele write book on African inter-religious dialogue I encourage African religions to take own, independent shape LONDON – “African Inter-religious Dialogue: Philosophy and Theology” (published by AuthorHouse UK) is my fifth book on religious discourse. It focuses on Africa’s religious diversity with the author’s research and analysis seeking to expose the importance of dialogue between religions. The book concerns itself with many issues relating to African theology and is meant... more
by Leon Kabasele‘Philosophy of Motivation’ helps readers find internal drive My book answers questions about motivation LONDON – Author I, Leon Kabasele wondered what was behind some people being intrinsically motivated while others struggled to come up with the drive to accomplish tasks. I began to delve into the makeup of the internal push that helps people reach their goals. My book, “Philosophy of Motivation: You Are the Master of Your Life.” (published by AuthorHouse UK), explains his findings.
by Cheryl RobsonFrom the breath-taking heights of the Luberon to the azure blue of the Mediterranean coast, delight in the sights and scents of the lavender, of pine trees wafting on the breeze and the taste of fruity wine and fresh seafood. Artists, painters, writers and discerning travellers from royalty to rock stars have long been attracted by the region’s bright light, perfect climate and joie de vivre. Take the road less travelled as you find out more about the extraordinary range of places and peop... more