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Garrapata: Big Sur's Best-Kept Secret By B. Clay Shannon
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"Garrapata: Big Sur's Best-Kept Secret" is a volume of (mostly seascape) photography paired with poetry (my own and others), quotations, or description.
8 Days On the Trail: Traipsing 100 Miles Through the Northern California Wilderness, In Words and Pictures By B. Clay Shannon
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"8 Days on the Trail: Traipsing 100 Miles Through the Northern California Wilderness, in Words and Pictures" tells the story of the partial fulfillment of Clay Shannon's decades-old dream... More > to hike at least the most scenic stretches of the Pacific Crest Trail.< Less
Big Sur in Pictures: From the Carmel River to McWay Falls By B. Clay Shannon
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"Northern Big Sur in Pictures: From the Carmel River to McWay Falls" contains thirty-eight scenic photographs of the Pacific Coast along Highway 1 (plus a collage of my late son). Note... More > that the Preview only shows a few of the photos, not the entire book!< Less
Los ESTRAFALARIOS VIAJES EN EL TIEMPO de WARBLE McGORKLE By Blackbird Crow Raven
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Warble McGorkle y su séquito viajan atrás en el tiempo para modificar la historia. Su intromisión en la Época Revolucionaria, en el Último Desafío de Custer,... More > El Alamo, Woodstock, así como un desvío al Jesuralén del siglo I para secuestrar a Jesús --o Judas—provoca consecuencias catastróficas para aquéllos que viven en la época moderna. Entre las fechorías que Warble y sus acólitos perpetran se encuentran:  1. El origen de las huelgas preventivas (árbitros dando strikes antes de que se lance la pelota)  2. Modificar las letras de las canciones y alterar drogas en Woodstock para cambiar la política y las personalidades de los hippies que allí se encuentran  4. "Ayudar " a El Alamo, de forma que sean los mexicanos los que finalmente se “cargan” con Texas.  Éstas son sólo algunas de las divertidísimas travesuras que culminan en una escena climática cuando los protagonistas vuelven al presente y ven las consecuencias que han provocado sus cambios.< Less
the Wacky Misadventures of Warble McGorkle By Blackbird Crow Raven
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In "the Wacky Misadventures of Warble McGorkle," Warble Poundcake McGorkle "ascends" from irresponsible dreamer to President of the United States. "Wacky Warble" is a... More > picaresque satire that, through the protagonist's zany antics, pokes fun at the 'get rich quick' and 'get rich by any means possible' philosophies prevalent in today's society. Warble McGorkle considers himself a genius. In reality, he is a jumble-headed, paranoid megalomaniac. Warble and his wife Mary crisscross the U.S.A. at breakneck speed, as Warble endeavors to stay one step ahead of pursuers (most of them imaginary). Everywhere he and Mary go, Warble concocts a cockamamie scheme to get fabulously rich and to propel himself to the pinnacle of society, where his fame--so he reasons, anyway--will make him safe from the forces supposedly arrayed against him. In the end, he finds that being President is not all that it's cracked up to be.< Less
die Zany Zeitreisen des Warble McGorkles By Blackbird Crow Raven
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Warble McGorkle und sein Gefolge reisen in die Zeit zurück, um die Weltgeschichte zu ändern. Ihre Einmischung in revolutionären Zeiten, bei Custer's Last Stand, dem Alamo, Woodstock,... More > sowie ein Abstecher zum ersten Jahrhundert Jerusalem, um Jesus --oder Judas-- zu entführen, führt zu katastrophalen Folgen für diejenigen, die im heutigen Zeitalter Leben. Unter den Dingen, die Warble und seine Gang verüben,sind: 1. Der Ursprung der Präventivschläge (Schiedsrichter rufen Streiks aus, bevor den Ball einmal geworfen wird) 2. George Washington wird nach England verbannt, weil er die Erdnuss angeblich erfunden hat (und dadurch wurde für "Peanut Envy" verantwortlich) 3. Songtexte und Medikamente zu Woodstock ändern , wobei die Politik und Persönlichkeiten der Hippies dort geändert wird. 4. "Helfen" am Alamo, so dass es letztlich die Mexikaner sind, die mit Texas "gesattelt werden."< Less
A TRAIL FOR ALL SEASONS: Wisconsin's Ice Age Trail, in Words and Pictures By B. Clay Shannon
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"A TRAIL FOR ALL SEASONS: Wisconsin's Ice Age Trail, in Words and Pictures" pairs photographs taken over the course of a full year with quotations and poems. The photographs of the Ice Age... More > Trail, a National Scenic Trail located completely within the State of Wisconsin, are presented in chronological order according to the seasons: starting with Spring and continuing through Summer, Fall, and finally Winter, the changing nature and atmosphere of the trail are graphically depicted. Wisconsin's forests, streams, rivers, and wetlands are prominently featured in the images, along with some of its animals and insects. Quotes from philosophers and naturalists, as well as poems from both the old masters and modern poets are coupled with each photograph. Also included are three collages showing scenes photographed in each season.< Less
The Resurrection of Samuel Clemens By Blackbird Crow Raven
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Samuel Clemens ("Mark Twain") is resurrected in 2061 on a paradise earth. This book deals with his reactions to how things differ then from the world he knew. This book is mainly for... More > "Twainiacs" - the more you know about Twain's life and writings, the more you will understand this book.< Less
The Vavilovian Conspiracy By Blackbird Crow Raven
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A fictional account of the future (2061), when a young girl, having grown up in paradise, cannot believe what she is told about the past--that there was hatred, warfare, and prejudice. She believes... More > she is being lied to, and travels the world to uncover the "conspiracy."< Less
the Zany Time Travels of Warble McGorkle By Blackbird Crow Raven
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Warble McGorkle and his entourage travel back in time to alter history. Their meddling in Revolutionary Times, at Custer's Last Stand, the Alamo, Woodstock, as well as a detour to 1st century... More > Jerusalem to kidnap Jesus--or Judas--leads to catastrophic consequences for those living in modern times. Among the things Warble and his gang perpetrate are: 1. The origin of Preemptive Strikes (umpires calling strikes before the ball is thrown) 2. George Washington being banished to England for inventing the peanut (and thus being responsible for "Peanut Envy") 3. Changing song lyrics and altering drugs at Woodstock to change the politics and personalities of the hippies there 4. "Helping out" at the Alamo, so that it's the Mexicans who ultimately get "saddled" with Texas. These are just a few of the hilarious shenanigans that culminate in a climactic scene as the protagonists return to the present and see what their changes have wrought.< Less