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  • Red Mesa Café: the blog collection

    Red Mesa Café: the blog collection

    A collection of essays and blogs centered around a baby boomer’s perspective on aging and the environment.

    Author Bio

    A native of the San Francisco Bay area, Greg Gnesios has been exploring the American Southwest for nearly fifty years. For 30 years he was a ranger/naturalist with the National Park Service in places such as Pinnacles National Park and Pt. Reyes National Seashore, California; Petroglyph National Monument in New Mexico, and Canyonlands National Park in Utah. In 1999, he joined the Bureau of Land Management where he managed Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area near Las Vegas before moving to Grand Junction, Colorado in 2001 as the first manager of the Colorado Canyons National Conservation Area.

    He has since served as Chairman of the Board for the Colorado National Monument Association and as Byway Coordinator for the Dinosaur Diamond National Scenic Byway. During the summer season, he leads tours throughout the west for various travel organizations. His award-winning photography and writing has appeared in numerous journals, magazines, museum exhibits, calendars and books. When he isn’t hiking or conducting trips, he sells rare books online, watches movies, and writes a blog about his adventures.

    He resides in Grand Junction, Colorado.

  • Rise up: Growth of Women’s Sports, Officiating Basketball, Living with a Chronic Illness

    Rise up: Growth of Women’s Sports, Officiating Basketball, Living with a Chronic Illness

    Rising up is not as easy to do as we think it is. This entitles us to do the things that we are meant to do. It's about overcoming the weakness in woman's basketball officiating. This also help us to figure out what to do when you have a chronic illness and how to succeed. As I rose up to do all the things that I could do I had obstacles to face. From the beginning of the challenges in officiating, to the things that I rose up to do through my Years of Living. To working as staff at Major League Sports too fighting Multiple Sclerosis. I live the life of coming in and out of health obstacles and how to deal with what I was handed. I enjoyed every step of the way even though it was a fight to succeed. This book is about everything that came along the way that I had to rise up to do.

    About the author:

    Dana Senders is a 60 year-old woman, currently struggling with the debilitating effects of multiple sclerosis (MS). Dana, with the urging of those dear to her, shares how she lived an active life before MS, during early onset of the disease and now, as MS effects every moment of her life.

    Dana was a business woman, an NCAA Women’s Basketball regular season/tournament referee, owner/ Director of a successful Officiating Camp and Coordinator of Women’s Basketball Officiating in the West Coast Conference. Dana impacted the lives of hundreds of individuals pre-MS and during the last 10 years as this disease changed the course of her life as she knew it.

    Reading this book will effect how you view yourself. Whether you are healthy or yet unaware of your physical well-being.

    Dana made a difference in everything she was associated with… pre and post MS.

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  • Super World Citizens

    Super World Citizens

    This is a true untold story of American patriotic history. It is a story of how a group of ordinary American Citizens and a Prince became involved in US foreign policy and intelligence around the world.

    At one point, the group was a household name in Washington, DC, and had direct contact with high-level officials, right up to
    the president of the United States.

    One senate investigator said, “It is like you entered into a world of science fiction and then you find that it checks out.”

    The story tells how the group, with their sources for intelligence, were one of the key factors in ending the Cold War with the
    former Soviet Union, along with freeing several countries that were ruled by brutal dictators.

    Then there was a nationwide scandal, and the group was abruptly pushed aside.

    Many major magazines, such as: New York Magazine (Christmas Issue) U.S. News and World Report, Time Magazine, and Boston Globe wrote about the group, but the author, due to his privacy and well-being, had decided not to be involved in the articles.

    But now after thirty years, he has decided to write his true, untold story in American history.

    Author Bio

    Gary was born on June 11, 1958, in Astoria, New York, and moved to Freeport, New York, at the age of 3. He now resides in St. Petersburg, Florida. He attended Sullivan County Community College Culinary program and finished at the State University of New York in 1984, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in business with a minor in computer science. Gary has also lived in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Manhattan Beach, CA and now resides in St. Petersburg, FL.

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    That’s a Great Haircut!

    A moving story told by a young man who graduated with honors from U. S. Military Academy at West Point, NY. During his leave at his home in Waterloo, Iowa, he experienced a cerebral aneurysm that required a lengthy surgery during which he had a stroke causing paralysis.

    This story tells of his challenging attempts to bring his life back to what it had been. At the same time haircuts have marked major events in his account. His determination overcame his disability in many ways. This is his story!

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    The Biography of Billy Redcorn To Bill Nixon: Living Wah Kon Tah The Way 1900-1950

    The period from 1900 to 1950 was a unique time in America, It saw the greatest environmental disaster to date, The Dust Bowl, coupled with the financial disaster of the stock market crash of 1929. Life was often lived much closer to the land, This period is often referred to as “The Good Old Days” by those who lived them. Here this time is experienced as seen through the eyes of an Osage Indian Bill Nixon (Redcorn) in his following of Wah Kon Tah (The Way). It is a time capsule of this unique period and the forces that bind families, traditions and the science and technology of our ancestors to the present day, with meaning and reverence.

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  • The Chauncey Street Monster: Domestic Violence Is a Worldwide Epidemic That Has to End

    The Chauncey Street Monster: Domestic Violence Is a Worldwide Epidemic That Has to End

    He gave the girls $8.00 and sent them to the corner store to get some chicken. He then took my sister in the house, shot her 3 times in the torso, and as she laid on the floor helpless, he pointed the gun to the back of her head and shot her 3 more times at the back of her head, to ensure she was dead. After this heinous act, he ran into hiding. That monster was on the loose and the hunt was now on to capture THE CHAUNCEY STREET MONSTER.

    About the author:

    Dr. Kirt Gonzales is an ordained minister and conference speaker, who holds doctoral degrees in Theology and Christian Counseling. At his private counseling practice, he specializes in Anger Management, Depression, and Grief, and after the murder of his baby sister, he had to use all of his counseling techniques on himself. Dr. Gonzales has now devoted his life to being an advocate for domestic violence with the hopes of shedding great light to this world wide epidemic.

  • The Chosen Path: Based on the Life of Elizabeth Van Lew

    The Chosen Path: Based on the Life of Elizabeth Van Lew

    This is the true story of an unsung American hero who put her desire for the preservation of the Union, and the ending of slavery before her very own life. When supporting the breakaway Confederacy was the proper thing to do in Richmond in 1861, she chose to support the North. Her genuine humanitarian efforts on behalf of the Union prisoners lead to her gaining military information from them that she securely passed on continuously to Washington. She is rated one of the best Spymasters of all time and is in the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame.

    (She is America’s second Spymaster, George Washington was the first)

    Author Bio

    Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dr. Wyman is a veteran of the US Army and a retiree with 22 years with the Central Intelligence Agency. He has served 4 years in the Middle East and traveled extensively domestically and worldwide. He is an author, artist, athlete, public speaker, creator of over 100 historical PowerPoint presentations, a watercolor portrait painter, professional Ballroom Dance Instructor and a 10-year Board Member of the Sons of the American Revolution. Dr. Donald Paul Wyman, BS, MA Ph.D.

  • the GIFT

    the GIFT

    The author is writing this book to let you know how the legal process is supposed to work. Stories been told that the system is corrupt. If you don’t believe in the process, if the system is abused and we must stop blaming what is written to reveal who are abusing the law.

  • The Knock

    The Knock

    The Crockett family is a soccer family. All three of their sons grew up playing on tournament teams, so naturally when their youngest son, Dusty, scores the winning goal for the state championship game, the Crocketts host a celebration for the teammates and their families. The only downside to the get-together is that their oldest son, Travis, is unable to be there. Travis Crockett is a hero to all of the members of Dusty’s soccer team, especially after he singlehandedly beat all fifteen of them at King of the Mountain last summer. But as a Navy SEAL, he has the respect of most people. His love for family and country is catching, so even though he is currently serving in Afghanistan, the partygoers can’t help but ask the Crocketts how he’s fairing and reminisce about their favorite times with Travis, especially after his wife, Laci, shows up with news from her ultrasound. The Crockett family thought they had planned the perfect day, that is until The Knock. Join new author Marc Hardage in this heartbreaking novel about the impact one man’s life has on those around him.

    “As an enlisted member and a chaplain who has served in this admirable community for thirty-six years, I consider The Knock extraordinary. It is a picture of the countless sacrifices that are continually made by the brave service members who serve in this nation’s military and their families. Less than 1 percent of the population of this nation is willing to serve in that capacity. The Knock reminds the reader that freedom is never free!”

    —Chaplain Ted Wilson, OCFD

    Author Bio

    MARC HARDAGE lives in Norman, Oklahoma, with his wife of thirty-four years, Janet. They have three sons, Seth, Ty, and Colt. Marc is a regional marketing director for 5Star Life Insurance Company and has been in the insurance business for over twentyfive years.

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    The Last of the Pioneer

    This story is unusual but true – as told by those who lived overlapping lives with those who were eyewitnesses. The story is about the lives of four generations of ancestors beginning in old Europe and then coming to America in the 1800’s with a wave of other immigrants. They moved westward, lured by the promise of homesteads. They became the last of the pioneers as they reached the wilderness frontiers of Canada and the far West. They were held back by the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression but escaped to something better in California.