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Evan: A Father’s Tribute to His Son By Donald Tiffany Bliss
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In a highly personal account, the author, Don Bliss, tells how he coped with the sudden passing of his eldest son, Evan, at age 35. Evan was fulfilling his passion as a singer-songwriter as he... More > pursued his day job as a health informatics specialist working on HIV/AIDS. Returning from Kenya where he was training Kenyan medical personnel, he suffered a pulmonary embolism after sixteen hours of flying. Bliss shares a tribute to his son and how, he, as a father, was enriched by Evan’s life—his music, humor, independent thinking and insatiable curiosity, athletic prowess, and deep understanding and expression of love in all its dimensions. Sharing insights from family, mentors,classmates, bandmates, colleagues at work, and his fans, Bliss relates how much he has learned about the many impactful ways that Evan lived his 35 years to the fullest. He wrote and performed some 100 songs that expressed his insightful personal philosophy about life and human relationships, which deeply touched many.< Less
Breathing the Same Air: A Peace Corps Romance By Gerry Christmas
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Author Gerry Christmas is one of “Kennedy’s Children,” an idealist who answered the call to join the Peace Corps not once but twice. In Breathing the Same Air, a gritty memoir of... More > love and loss, he narrates his volunteer experiences in both Thailand and Samoa. From the sultry alleys of Bangkok to the serpentine paths of his Polynesian island, Christmas explores new frontiers of mind, body, and spirit. He shares stories from cross-cultural miscues and screw-ups to Peace Corps politics and squabbles. He also ventures into the classroom where he talks about his Thai and Samoan students who effuse a certain candor, curiosity, and charm. And he narrates pursuing Aied, his long-lost love, and the difficult decision to return to the United States. As Christmas looks back on his Peace Corps days, he is mindful of President Kennedy’s words: “… we all inhabit this small planet. We all cherish our children’s futures. We all breathe the same air. And we are all mortal.”< Less
Breathing the Same Air: A Peace Corps Romance By Gerry Christmas
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Author Gerry Christmas is one of “Kennedy’s Children,” an idealist who answered the call to join the Peace Corps not once but twice. In Breathing the Same Air, a gritty memoir of... More > love and loss, he narrates his volunteer experiences in both Thailand and Samoa. From the sultry alleys of Bangkok to the serpentine paths of his Polynesian island, Christmas explores new frontiers of mind, body, and spirit. He shares stories from cross-cultural miscues and screw-ups to Peace Corps politics and squabbles. He also ventures into the classroom where he talks about his Thai and Samoan students who effuse a certain candor, curiosity, and charm. And he narrates pursuing Aied, his long-lost love, and the difficult decision to return to the United States. As Christmas looks back on his Peace Corps days, he is mindful of President Kennedy’s words: “… we all inhabit this small planet. We all cherish our children’s futures. We all breathe the same air. And we are all mortal.”< Less
Evan: A Father’s Tribute to His Son By Donald Tiffany Bliss
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In a highly personal account, the author, Don Bliss, tells how he coped with the sudden passing of his eldest son, Evan, at age 35. Evan was fulfilling his passion as a singer-songwriter as he... More > pursued his day job as a health informatics specialist working on HIV/AIDS. Returning from Kenya where he was training Kenyan medical personnel, he suffered a pulmonary embolism after sixteen hours of flying. Bliss shares a tribute to his son and how, he, as a father, was enriched by Evan’s life—his music, humor, independent thinking and insatiable curiosity, athletic prowess, and deep understanding and expression of love in all its dimensions. Sharing insights from family, mentors,classmates, bandmates, colleagues at work, and his fans, Bliss relates how much he has learned about the many impactful ways that Evan lived his 35 years to the fullest. He wrote and performed some 100 songs that expressed his insightful personal philosophy about life and human relationships, which deeply touched many.< Less
One of My Lives By Georgina Clarke
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From the platform of the author’s curiosity as to the purpose of her life, with its seemingly unconnected and diverse phases, the writing takes shape under the direction of ‘the... More > other’—the writer’s muse. Christina, born the second female child of an Australian farming family in the nineteen twenties, has had every aspect of her life journey planned by higher spirits to prepare her for her main purpose which is to co-parent progeny to carry forward a specific rare gene vital to the progress of humanity. She journeys through her life consciously unaware of the plan and its purpose. At a very deep level, however, she does know, and throughout her life intuitively follows it enthusiastically, giving her all until its ultimate fulfilment. Finally spent and empty, she receives an inflow of loving spiritual forces, from which come feelings of reverence, wonder and delight—in her present life, and insightfully she is given to see, expanded into a life to come.< Less
GETTING AWAY FROM THE HOLE IN THE SOFA By MARY LOU HOLBROOK
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A true story of a young woman raised in Berkeley and Small Mountain towns of California by loving parents. She has goals and goes off to work her way through college. She marries, has children and... More > works hard to be the perfect little wife to a sweet, quiet man who does not have a life plan. She comes realize it is a role that cannot fulfill her intellectual curiosity and sense of adventure. Mary Lou divorces and sets out once again to follow her dreams. The dating world in the Silicon Valley is a crazy and wild environment for the over protected, attractive blue eyed blond with a ready smile. She comes to wonder if she had a target on her back. As she learns to maneuver her way through the quagmire of over-achievers, brilliants and crazies, life opens up. She has the propensity to be in the right place at the right time. Adventures, both amazing and scary flowed forth and go far beyond her wildest anticipation.< Less
Stories from the Heart By Edward E. Smith
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I’ll be the first to admit I’m no writer but I have jotted down just a few stories as seen in the eyes of a little boy growing up on a farm during the depression and the recovery years. I... More > tried to capture the humor and funny stories along with ones that depict the hard times. These combined, rounded out a happy childhood for me. We were so fortunate to be living on a far. We were like everyone else, we had no money, patches on our britches but there never was a day we didn’t have plenty to eat. I grew up fast and I learned that curiosity is fuel for the soul. I learned to be responsible for my own actions, sometimes paying for the wrong decision. I was taught, if you do a job it’s worth doing right. I learned not to take something that didn’t belong to me. I learned to accept success with dignity and failure was not an option. They say that all the above develops character. Papa called it “grit”.< Less
Stories from the Heart By Edward E. Smith
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I’ll be the first to admit I’m no writer but I have jotted down just a few stories as seen in the eyes of a little boy growing up on a farm during the depression and the recovery years. I... More > tried to capture the humor and funny stories along with ones that depict the hard times. These combined, rounded out a happy childhood for me. We were so fortunate to be living on a far. We were like everyone else, we had no money, patches on our britches but there never was a day we didn’t have plenty to eat. I grew up fast and I learned that curiosity is fuel for the soul. I learned to be responsible for my own actions, sometimes paying for the wrong decision. I was taught, if you do a job it’s worth doing right. I learned not to take something that didn’t belong to me. I learned to accept success with dignity and failure was not an option. They say that all the above develops character. Papa called it “grit”.< Less
A Yankee Doodle Dandy's Daughter By Marge Barnard
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As a teenager growing up on a farm near Healdsburg, California, Marge’s head was filled with thoughts of proms, pranks and other school activities when the U.S. abruptly entered World War II.... More > It was a time of great curiosity in equal measure with fear and a longing for things to return to normal. Her generation was forced to grow up fast, into a world that was never the same as it had been. Marge tells of the war years at San Jose State College, virtually an all-girls school, and her decision to join the Navy WAVES while still in college. She went off to boot camp at Hunter’s College in New York City and served on active duty at North Island Naval Air Base in San Diego, where she updated aeronautical charts for pilots and witnessed the amazing evolution from piston to jet-powered fighter aircraft. The book, sprinkled with correspondence between two WAVES, both working with airplanes, contains many original fighter plane photos taken by Marge and fellow WAVE, Jean Broadbent.< Less
Rebecca's Secrets By Robert Hart
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What happens when a boy starts asking questions? It’s New Year’s day, 1956, and as the low winter sun penetrates the dark corners of Eric Street, it sets fire to a boy’s curiosity.... More > “Until this day I’d lived unaware. I didn’t live my life — it lived me. But I did know I was different from other kids. There was something secret about me and my family. That morning I became curious. That day I started asking questions.” Charming, funny and sad, this novel is based on a true story. Tommy Angel is an orphan growing up with his grandparents, Rebecca and Daniel, in the East End of London in the Fifties. Tommy tries to make sense of the world around him but his questions arouse shameful memories, stir the family ghosts and open a box of dark family secrets. Gradually he uncovers the truth about his lost sisters, his real father and mother. The author, a distinguished educator, born in 1945, grew up in an extended Jewish family in the East End of London. This debut novel is based on his childhood.< Less