An eclectic assortment of photos that vary in subject matter from animals and flowers to tree trunks, broken glass, and old boots. This amateur photographer discovers the art in everyday objects -... More > the art that surrounds us all. He encourages us to slow down and look closer so we don't miss the "reflection in a dog's eye."< Less
An original collection of poems, thoughts, musings, and observations by an amateur poet/writer and retired school teacher. Recording his mind's ideas for nearly 40 years with no regard to formal... More > poetry structure, this ex-physical education teacher/coach (and common man) shares his "thoughts."< Less
Jerry Bates thinks outside the box on the format of his new book as the book is actually two books in one. "My Life with Jim" recounts several episodes in the author's teenage life during... More > the 60's in Caldwell, Idaho. Unlike his previous short story, "The Paperboy" which was only about 90% true, these stories are 100% factual (as the memory serves.) About midway through the book (after the stories about Jim) the reader will discover that the pages are upside down and will be forced to turn the book over and start over - so the back cover becomes the front - with a collection of poetry, thoughts, and observations titled, "More Stuff . . . from a Common Man." This collection of "stuff" is basically a continuation of Bates' previous book, "Thoughts of a Common Man."< Less
The search is on! Mr. Jones likes untouched new fallen snow. But he is upset after someone walks through his snow, and he sets out to track him down. What he didn't consider was the warm weather... More > . . .
Beautifully hand drawn illustrations in colored pencil highlight this first effort children's book by long time friends and former teachers Jerry Bates and Leon Gaub. "Footprints in the Snow" should bring a smile to kids of all ages.
Very easy to read with a repetitive, somewhat poetic flow, and a few tougher vocabulary words that may require a little help from Mom & Dad or Grandma & Grandpa.< Less