A story of four kitties that were all different. They loved living on our farm, overcoming disabilities and yet still thriving. What a pure joy they were. Franny arrived on the farm from the city. Not only is it completely different from the city life, that she was accustomed to. She had to make new friends. Which in her new world are four kitties. This is her adventure learning about chores and how each kitty can be so different, as these four kitties were. This is a true story in which the kitties named in this book were indeed on our farm, and they brought so much joy.
Centuries of foul play in the Department of Justice (DOJ) in this country, fortified through deceptive practices, has temporized the freedom of far too many innocent people with puritanical, senseless prison sentences. This reasoning is laced with a mythology rich in ideals that are spoon-fed to the American people by this country's political leaders--judges are infallible and neutral; the objective of all prosecutors is justice; public defenders serve the indigent, the poor, and the accused whose assets have been stolen by the government when they are arrested or raided; and anyone accused of a crime in this country is presumed innocent until proven guilty. "Sorry, Virginia, there is no Santa Claus." These are all myths employed by this government to perpetuate its business activities in the field of crime. Judges are opinionated with attitudes, and they conspicuously favor the government. The only objective of prosecutors is a conviction, and they will obtain it under any circumstances, just short of murder. Public defenders are an extension of the criminal justice system whose mission is constant--get the defendant to sign a plea agreement. The ministers of justice (those who appear in this writing) are not good people for the most part. Their power was wrongly used and did not follow justice; it preceded it. Hopefully, their exposure in the hastening of justice will finally lead them to the stepmother of misfortune. These ministers call themselves judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys--mere labels. Prisons should be for only the most serious federal crimes, not these fabricated acts prohibited by law this government creates for self-preservation. The DOJ's lies have become this country's heritage, are conveyed generationally, and have been accepted over time as status quo. We allow our legal caretakers to indict, convict, and sentence individuals under false pretenses. Plea agreements should be challenged as unconstitutional. The basic tenets of living in a free society are violated routinely when it comes to crime. While the government pretends to be interested in justice for the American people, it's nothing but a chicanery. This "public servant" has made a major business out of offenses against the law, and there seems to be no end in sight. It targets individuals and corporations gratuitously. This book brings to the forefront the sad truth of a deterioration of a criminal justice system that never was. These real experiences of pain and suffering against targeted innocent people is appalling, arousing aversion. There may be good judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys out there, but your chances of finding one are fifty-fifty. There exists the presumption that individuals are innocent until proven guilty. It's undoubted law, axiomatic and elementary. Its enforcement lies at the foundation of the administration of our criminal system. Somehow, though, this undoubted law of presumed innocence has been tossed to the wayside in the courts, though the government continues to teach it in the classrooms as it grooms our youths to join the "herd of sheep" called Americans. What once was elementary is now a complicated and convoluted field of law. America is the land of the free, after all. Does it really matter whether the DOJ bends the truth here and there to profit from crime? The DOJ keeps this prison house of nations filled through any way possible. Unfortunately, when the stench of this purported system of justice is traded for lies, the people's freedoms become diminished, never to return. The DOJ does as it pleases and keeps telling us how we are being protected by its unquestionable answers. ...
Blood Pudding renders vividly, at times violently, the raw struggles of the colorful Malinowski family, immigrants from Poland. Gritty, patient, always loving, their son Tad runs a gauntlet of painful and humiliating boyhood cruelties. Above Tad's clear voice, we hear the cold constant heartbeat of a growing industrial city, whose restless yet noble soul surely resides in the lives of these very immigrants.
Making humankind in his image, God has designed us to understand how he thinks. We think in symbols, and so does God. God designed marriage not just to populate the earth. Marriage is a model of his own relation with each individual. God created a metaphor to show us humans the kind of relationship he wants to have with each of us. In a marriage, the husband symbolically represents God, and the wife represents all humanity (Eve, the mother of all the living). The love between man and wife symbolizes God's love toward humankind. Those who persevere in marriage will learn much about God-if they grasp his symbolism. We live in a world of broken symbols. Hatred, divorce, murder, sexual immorality, environmental disasters, even the cross-all these are broken symbols. All of them give Satan chances to shove symbolism back in God's face. This book seeks to give its reader new vision-to see broken symbols the way God sees them. Once we see how important symbolism is to God, we will draw closer to him than we ever could before and be better prepared to stand against the devices of his enemies. The theme of spiritual warfare between God and Satan permeates the book. Symbolism is how God thinks. Broken symbolism is how Satan thinks because broken symbolism insults and offends God. We must learn the difference in order to properly carry God's image within us. Doing so can only deepen our passion for him and give us boldness to defend him in the world.
A fun story about the special bond between a daughter and her father and the simple life lessons he taught her and her sisters as children. As an adult, her father's words resonate with her, and she reflects on what she remembers as a happy childhood.
This book tells a story where you have to always know who your friends are, who you can and cannot trust, your whereabouts, and how to come together to resolve a case! A mystery where people within your inner circle become part of suspicion. A person might seem like a good person, but always know that everyone has unknown secrets. They could be of the good or of the worst. Beware!
It can be hard to keep up your own pace when you work in a creative field. A drought of motivation can feel like the end of the world, so it's important to keep inspiration on hand. I keep a folder of quotes on my phone at all times to remind me to maintain my hustle no matter what.
The Invitation is a story that addresses racism and how it is learned. In this story, a young boy grows up with his mother who tries to instill in him love, peace, and joy. His father, on the other hand, teaches him white supremacy ideologies. The boy grows up fighting a demon which has haunted him until manhood. He becomes a very wealthy adult who despises anyone who goes against his beliefs. An African American woman, who is a well-known social worker, who assists young men with drug problems, moves next door to him and he terrorizes her in order to compel her to leave the neighborhood, which is predominately Caucasian. But the neighbor remains robust and eventually has an immense part in her neighbor's redemption.
Unexpected Healers is a compilation of true stories about six women (and one adorable child) and the horses who changed their lives. It's about the horse-human bond and how it opens doors to self-discovery, healing, and forgiveness. Each story invites you into the intimate details of how being in relationship with a horse fosters new levels of growth, learning, and self-understanding. Part I tells the stories of female clients who participated in equine-assisted psychotherapy programs and the horses who played critical roles in their healing. Each of these clients struggled in traditional therapy, unable to undo the damage done in abusive relationships. You will feel as if you are standing at the window of their souls as you witness the courage it took for them to trust, to face their demons, to love, to leave, and to change. The way in which horses brought each of these women to a place of life-changing insights and the ability to start anew is truly awe-inspiring. In Part II, the focus shifts to intimate stories of women and horses outside structured therapy. Experienced horsewomen and novices alike share their poignant memories of horses who taught them to see themselves and the world around them differently. Finally, Part III is a collection of the author's own stories. As a way of thanking all the women who contributed to this book, she shares her most vulnerable and life-changing equine experiences. She brings the reader along on her journey of overcoming fear, self-doubt, and childhood trauma. As you virtually walk alongside these women, you are bound to feel their struggles, accomplishments, and ultimately, their joy as they heal old wounds and find new ways of being. And without a doubt, you will be touched by the mastery of these horses...the unexpected healers.
Titans of Corruption denotes that "No Oppressor will ever allow those who he once fully oppressed, to ever become equal to himself; and, his laws of equality will always be full of deception against the poor no matter their color." This is especially so for most Black, Brown, and poor white communities of the United States, whose trust for redemption and hope are still placed highly within their religious faiths. Robertson wrote within a Facebook post that: "The Fortunate Rich and White Elite, appears to be seeking the rewards of a civil war involving chauvinistic principles based against a people . . . who are considered by some as 'destroyer(s) of culture,' 'a parasite within the nation,' and 'a menace (to their [ELITES] economic ideals).' No differently than the thoughts of Adolf Hitler, and the extermination of millions who were also considered (born and raised) German citizens." That is what Titans of Corruption is trying to point out. All Americans no matter their color are caught up within the bigotries of the established wealthy (just as we are continually seeing throughout our nation today). It is a wake-up call that each American Citizen has a duty to make this nation a better and more equitable place to live for all our people and children, which then creates a significantly better future for all United States citizens as a whole.
Poartry: A Collision of Poetry and Art by Douglas Kiburz, MD, is a collection of poetry, essays, eulogies, philosophy, and interpretation of historical events. From Maple Leaf Meadows ranch in the Midwest, Kiburz brings his experience as an orthopedic surgeon, father, son, husband, sculptor, rancher, and poet to bear in the sometimes comical, often dignified, and always thought-provoking collection. 130
The River Elkhorn is a vivid recollection of life as experienced by a young farm boy. The family farm, situated along the banks of the Elkhorn River in northeastern Nebraska, provided ample opportunity for excitement. Home-made entertainment and witnessing farming failures were all part of the boy's young years in the 1940s.Riding calves in a barnyard rodeo, cruising down the river on a log raft, and riding a horse bareback at full gallop are examples of fun at full tilt. Coyote pups and Lassie, the pet raccoon, were some of his companions. Slopping the hogs and milking the cows by hand were chores turned into mischief by young Curt. Stealing a ride on his dad's river trolley became excitement beyond the boy's intent. The author's love of the dusty hay loft was pure pleasure.
Despite conflicts and issues we deal with daily, whether it is of oneself or with others, let me ask, "Do we still believe in God and the purpose of humanity? What is our purpose?" In The Human and the Divine is Terry-Ann Grant's testimonial of experiences, which she has encountered on her journey and the countless battles one goes through because of choice. She expresses, "For one to accomplish all without hindrance, the journey would be impossible." Thoughts shared on attributes that humanity should obtain to succeed as an individual or as a nation-it is not to perceive the diversity within our race as a weapon but of admiration. The Human and the Divine is filled with a strategy through which we could overcome fears and regrets and offer testimonies that could assure us that we can never achieve our purpose without stability. That foundation is created by asking for the intervention of our creator within our doings. The oneness I created with God has allowed me to see who I am and to understand the value of which he bestows upon us as human beings. And by now, we all know that without God, there is no humanity. I would love for humanity to take a moment to observe where we are coming from and look closely at where we are heading. I believe individually, as a person, each has the strength to shift his rock, but imagine as a union, we can eliminate a mountain that forms a barricade between us.
Gifts from the Sea is a story of discovery and appreciation for the Sea. Aria, a little girl searching the shore with her grandmother, learns to look beyond the broken shells, to appreciate, and to "see" the stories the Sea reveals of her inhabitants, travelers, and visitors. Gigi teaches her granddaughter that the Sea is a place of beauty to be respected and cared for. Through looking at the wonders the Sea sends, Aria discovers that the most exciting gifts come from the tides.
Taryn Okata lives a simple life, always putting the people she cares for above her own needs and desires. After surviving countless heartaches, a trip to San Francisco with her family for her brother's graduation provides her with some much-needed fresh air. With the promise of a new start and a new job over the summer, things are finally looking up for her until Derek Bennett comes crashing into her life like a freight train. He is an up-and-coming actor whose path brings him to San Francisco to film and spend time with his little sister who is graduating. But Derek gets more than he bargains for as Taryn blindsides him with her beauty and kindness from the second they meet. After getting his own heart broken, he is given a sense of hope. But for the both of them, their pasts will never be far behind, coming out of nowhere to haunt them and pulling them further into the depths of their hidden pains than ever before. Will the fate that brought them together be enough to save them? Or will it threaten to destroy more than the hope for happiness they have finally found in one another?
Thank you for picking up this book. It was written with you in mind! There is nobody like you on this earth and you are as important as any other person, from kings to beggars. Jesus Christ existed and lived among us about two thousand years ago. He was brutalized and hung on a cross to die explicitly for you. He was resurrected to prove his credentials as our Savior. Those who place their trust in him will receive forgiveness for sins committed and will live eternally in heaven. Those who reject his offer will not. The amazing thing is, Jesus gives you the choice. Explore his incredible story and the significance of judgment. Many balk at the idea of judgment, but it is a part of everyday life. Judgment Is! Find out why but know that Christ offers joy and happiness along with his forgiveness. May you find peace, now and forever. Be blessed!
With a twist and twirl of rainbow-colored hair, a bit of magic, and a whole lot of friendship, jump into the fun and vibrant life of a girl named Daffodil. On the way to the house of her best friend, Rosie, to celebrate her birthday, she comes across some very special friends in need. Can Daffodil help them and still make it to Rosie's house? There is only one way to find out...
Cut Me While Im Hot is Dr. Joe Ferrys fifth book. It is a tour of Dr. Ferrys life from being a lovesick teen trying to impress his girlfriend at The Beatles Shea Stadium concert, to experiences on the road with numerous bans, to recording sessions with Barbra Streisand, Dr. John, and many others. Dr. Ferry describes his encounters with Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin, bringing readers full circle from beginning to present day. What about Cut Me While Im Hot Vol II? As long as life happens, Dr. Ferrys memoirs will keep coming. Dr. Ferry is a sick F and I appreciate him, said J-Zone, award-winning musician, producer, recording artist, and author (govillaingo.com).
Healthy Sexuality is a long-neglected area of learning that is needed for the growth required to be a healthy, happy, and well-adjusted adult. Frequently, formal education on healthy sexuality is completely lacking, especially in a values-based context. What values do you equate with sexuality? Are the ideas presented in popular culture reflective of those values? Understanding the physical, emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual, and legal consequences is valuable in making informed decisions. Concepts such as choice and accountability, self-control, and intimacy will increase the knowledge of adolescents, which can empower them with confidence as they make informed decisions about their sexual concerns. They will be better prepared to make the decisions that are right for them before they are in a situation where they could be pressured or it is hard to think. Confronting the myths and effects of sexual abuse can help recognize the effects, acknowledge the struggle of healing, offer hope, and increase compassion to those that have been affected whether directly or indirectly. Pondering the information and questions in Healthy Sexuality: A Values-Based Approach to Managing Relationships in a Sexualized World will aid adolescents, along with parents, educators, counselors, treatment providers, etc. to enhance needed conversations and the quality of relationships. Information is power.
The Red Sticker tells the story of spunky Teddie, a smart girl who sometimes, like all kids, gets angry with her parents. Teddie feels that her parents aren't always listening to her when she shares her feelings, especially the angry ones. She understands sometimes things are hard and that she cannot always get her way or her parents immediate attention. But, she wants them to listen to her when she is really upset. Finally, after one of those times where she feels ignored, she has a big outburst and this time her parents, at last, hear her! They come up with a unique solution to help deal with her angry feelings. It's a story, both young and old can relate to, as we all learn there is always a positive way to navigate feelings, even angry ones.