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  • Flowerchild

    Flowerchild

    These roots represented my struggle
    These vines represented my truth
    These branches represented my strength
    These words represented my fruit
    These seeds will represent my growth
    These flowers will represent you

    - flowerchild

  • The Adventures of TEKO: His Magic of Being a Service Dog

    The Adventures of TEKO: His Magic of Being a Service Dog

    Dr. Ellicott has always been a lover of animals, especially dogs. She loved all the ones in her possession, starting with Bingo, then Shelly, then Teddy, then Andrew, and now TEKO! She loved them all and had a place in her heart for each of them! TEKO, who had traveled from North Carolina to a New Jersey shelter, was asleep when Dr. Ellicott first saw him. The sign on his cage said TKO (Total Knock Out). When they first met, he was a “gentleman” and acted like a “gift from heaven”! He always wanted to please and followed commands well. He is extremely intelligent and has a phenomenal memory for people and places. His empathy is profound. He seems to read her emotions. Dr. Ellicott discovered that TEKO wanted to be a service dog. She needed help with balancing and directions. She was recovering from progressive heart failure, said to be caused by he having had Lyme disease. TEKO, by nature, appeared to be caring for her difficulties.

    About the author:

    Dr. Ellicott is a speech-language pathologist and has certification as a learning consultant, school psychologist, teacher of psychology, teacher of disabled, and school principal. She is a vegan and is an ambassador for PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine). She is also a member of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and is one of Dr. John McDougall’s “STARS.” Dr. Ellicott is a marathoner and a triathlete. You can learn more about her on her website: drbarbaraellicott.com.

  • Take Flight: The Sonnets

    Take Flight: The Sonnets

    The Sonnets

    The Sonnets are one of the best known, and often most beautiful, forms of poetry. Of course, Shakespeare made them famous. His works are among the best of all time. In fact, his name has become synonymous with the name “Sonnet.”

    The basic Sonnet is composed of 14 lines usually written in iambic pentameter, and frequently upon the theme of love or romance. But that is not always the case. What is best about a Sonnet is, that it is a structured type of poem, but that structure can be stretched in many different ways. It can be, and has been, argued that changing one or more of the elements does not change the essence of a Sonnet. If you can retain some or most of the elements, it is still a Sonnet. That is the premise of this book.

    Within it, the author presents 73 different configurations/formats of the Sonnet Form, and he has personally written 170 examples. Each poem is a blended composition of verse, background, colors, and image. All the poems and all the photographs in this book are the author’s work.

    About the author:

    The author was born on 9/11/1948 and raised in Minnesota. He resides with his wife of 38 years in its Capital of St. Paul, Minnesota. So, the pictures and tone carry a Midwestern sensibility and leaning. He has been writing poetry since he was a freshman in high school, when he had to write one as a class assignment. He has been a top ranked poet on the FanStory site since 2011. In 2015, he judged the poetry for the VOICE of KANSAS, poetry contest. He worked over 40 years as a purchasing manager for a large defense contractor, but is now retired. He also lived in Colorado Springs from 1985 until 1991, and in St. James, LI, New York from 1991 until 1996.

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  • Thinking Beyond Capitalism: An African American Alternative

    Thinking Beyond Capitalism: An African American Alternative

    The book is divided in two. The first section addresses the theoretical shortcoming that result from the predominance of capitalism. We recognize that capitalism was initially accepted as progressive and incorporated elements of democracy however slavery (the first contradiction of capitalism) was the economic activity which produced the profits which were then invested in the industrial revolution. Successful industry ultimately destroyed slavery (captains of industry insisted that if they had to pay their workers, other “captains” would have to do the same). But, the ground work was laid for racism, which became the next contradiction of capitalism. As the democratic revolutions of Europe and the U.S. promised “liberty and justice for all, slavery lived on. Meanwhile, capitalism continued to reach out, and colonialism and imperialism became the form of domination it would coexist with. Domination included abuse of the environment and natural resources. The second part of the book is empirical. After reviewing the conditions of African American the authors review several essential building blocks for rebuilding communities that can provide stability and prosperity for all.

    About the author:

    Cynthia Hamilton and Robert Terrell have been friends and political allies for over thirty years. Cynthia has a Ph.D. in Political Science from Boston University. Robert received his B.A. and M.A. from Bowdoin College in Maine. They worked together first in Boston and began to work on ideas for political and economic alternatives. Both are community organizers, Robert in Boston, Cynthia in Los Angeles. Robert is now Director of Fair Housing in Boston, Cynthia, who has MS, is a retired university professor and former Director of African American Studies at the University of Rhode Island. They are founding members of the Twenty-First Century Institute and they promote and help others to implement the alternatives promoted in this book.

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  • A Bridge to Simplicity Through Diagrams

    A Bridge to Simplicity Through Diagrams

    When you explain something to someone are you inclined to draw a diagram? What about when you want to understand something; do you find that a diagram helps you learn? Whether you want to master a personal interest, such as understanding your cholesterol; better perform a school or work assignment; or simply a desire to get your point across more effectively, diagramming is a natural way to facilitate understanding and to subsequently convey that understanding to others. This book teaches you the tools and techniques you need for creating diagrams that will help you depict any subject at an appropriate level of detail for your intended audience. The techniques presented are based on the industry standard Unified Modeling Language (UML). UML is used by the world’s most sophisticated organizations to build the world’s most complex information systems. Its success lies in its innate ability to break down the most complicated subjects into their simple components. This book shows you how to harness the power of UML in your everyday life and decision-making processes.

    Tom Fargnoli is a system engineer for Lockheed Martin, a teacher at a community college, and a professional magician. He has been very successful in using and teaching his simplified visual modeling techniques. His techniques have been proven many times across the country in various domains, including Sears, American Express, the US Navy, Lockheed Martin, Wachovia Bank, and of course, in his full-time position as a system engineer.

    Tom’s strength lies in his ability to bridge the gap between various levels of understanding using his simplified diagramming techniques. People who have been frustrated with learning new concepts, or retaining important information, or have not been able to convey information to others effectively will benefit from the concepts Tom delivers in this book.

    Author Bio

    Tom Fargnoli is a system engineer for Lockheed Martin, a teacher at a community college, and a professional magician. He has been very successful in using and teaching his simplified visual modeling techniques. His techniques have been proven many times across the country in various domains, including Sears, American Express, the US Navy, Lockheed Martin, Wachovia Bank, and of course, in his full-time position as a system engineer.

  • Adventures in the Big Woods

    Adventures in the Big Woods

    This book is the story of three boys who lived in the late fifties and how they lived without electronic gadgets of any kind. They came from low income families. Television had just hit the market in black and white form and that was all they had. They built their own toys and made up their own games because money was scarce but they never felt they were poor. Their playground was The Big Woods as they called it along the banks of the Broad River where they found many adventures in the summer of ’53.

    About the author:

    Barnie Slice was born in Columbia, South Carolina in 1940 and grew up in the state. His true talent is art and he has become very successful in that endeavor over the years. He discovered that he could write in his late sixties and found the thrill of writing stories about things that he had experienced or knew something about. He published a child’s book several years ago and has written a story about his childhood since which he is going to publish. He looks forward to writing new stories in the near future.

  • Building Character with Booger and Bella: Perseverance

    Building Character with Booger and Bella: Perseverance

    About the author:

    Larisa Coffman has eighteen years in the field of education and has noticed a trend in children who are deficient in positive character traits. These character education books use the point of view of Booger and his friend Bella to discuss character traits on a level that kids can understand.

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  • Building Character with Booger and Bella: Compassion

    Building Character with Booger and Bella: Compassion

    About the author:

    Larisa Coffman has eighteen years in the field of education and has noticed a trend in children who are deficient in positive character traits. These character education books use the point of view of Booger and his friend Bella to discuss character traits on a level that kids can understand.

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  • Building Character with Booger and Bella: Caring

    Building Character with Booger and Bella: Caring

    About the author:

    Larisa Coffman has eighteen years in the field of education and has noticed a trend in children who are deficient in positive character traits. These character education books use the point of view of Booger and his friend Bella to discuss character traits on a level that kids can understand.

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  • Building Character with Booger and Bella: Loyalty

    Building Character with Booger and Bella: Loyalty

    About the author:

    Larisa Coffman has eighteen years in the field of education and has noticed a trend in children who are deficient in positive character traits. These character education books use the point of view of Booger and his friend Bella to discuss character traits on a level that kids can understand.

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