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  • Que Sera Sera: What ever will happen happens

    “Que sera, sera” is a story about an average family who had over a span of over fifty years quite a few happenings. This tale is about my family. My late Mother-in-Law, very amused with all those happenings suggested I write most of it down as a testimony to our children and grandchildren. My husband helped with the editing. Those stories are true!

    About the Author:

    Irmgard was born in 1940 in Esslingen, Germany. World-War-II was in its second year. She and her family spent
    most of that time in deep cellar bomb shelters. She always wanting to go to America she worked for an American Family to learn the English Language.

    In 1959 she immigrated to the United States, married and had three children.

    In 1963 she became a Citizen of the United States and is very proud of it. Irmgard wrote a few short stories, a firm published them in several booklets and combined them in booklets.

    “Que sera, sera” will be her third book.

  • Quoting Matilda

    Though Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton are well-known historical names, that of Matilda Joslyn Gage usually evokes the response, “Who?” Yet, this amazing woman contributed equally for many years as part of a triumvirate with Anthony and Stanton. Matilda was involved in the women’s movement from 1852 until her death in 1898. She became a noted speaker and writer on woman’s suffrage. She was born in upstate New York to an abolitionist family. Indeed, her childhood home and her later long-time Greek Revival home (now a museum dedicated to her) in Fayetteville, New York, were both stops on the Underground Railroad. She was best known for her feminist and suffragist activities, but she was “written out of history” for many years, because she was considered by her peers to be too radical in all she proposed to accomplish. Inspired by the Haudenosaunee women who were her neighbors and who adopted her into their Mohawk wolf clan, she was determined to gain the rights of property ownership, governance and equality of power for her 19th century sisterhood. She fought for the rights of Native Americans and enslaved persons and anyone else impacted by government control. She had a life-long desire for justice and equality for all and was connected to the ideas of Theosophy and Unitarianism. This moved her to take on the inequality of women in religious institutions, which deemed her in the eyes of her contemporaries as too radical. Along with Stanton, Gage published The Woman’s Bible. Her book, Women, Church and State was deemed as “going too far” by many. She championed women inventors and was the inspiration behind her son-in-law L. Frank Baum’s 14 Oz books. You will find her immensely quotable!

  • Raising Mario Twice: The Journey Continues

    This is the true story of one family’s heartfelt encounter with a tragic event. It is also a guide on how to survive the medical system and navigate through the stresses of a long-term recovery.

    On August 8, 2002, at the age of eighteen Mario Scharmer sustained a traumatic brain injury from an auto crash. The doctors put Mario in an induced coma for twenty-one days. It was not expected that he would live. Many people prayed for Mario and his family and even though Mario lived he was in a persistent vegetative state for another one hundred forty-one days. Doctors did not expect Mario to have any meaningful recovery. He came home quadriplegic. He wore diapers, couldn’t talk, walk, eat, or move. The first few years of taking care of Mario were extremely challenging. It has been a difficult journey, but neuron by neuron Mario has kept improving.

    After seventeen years Mario is still severely disabled, but living a happy, productive life. He is very active in his local community and continues to inspire others through his love and art.

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    About the Author:

    Christine Scharmer is a retired elementary school teacher, healer, care provider and inspirational speaker. She has been helping her disabled son with his recovery for seventeen years. She is committed to helping her son Mario with his mission to heal the world. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband Mark. Her oldest son Miguel is a registered nurse and poet.

  • 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

    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.

  • Seven Years of Tribulation: The Results of False Allegations

    About the Book
    Born on the island of Grenada in the West Indies, the author served both as a commissioned and non-commissioned officer in the United States Military. The author served in the U.S. Army, the U.S. Army Reserve, and the Army National Guard.

    After the author's first tour of duty in the U.S. Army (Active Duty), he began his college career. He earned an Associates degree, a Bachelor's degree, a Master's degree, a Law degree, and has completed all requirements, except his dissertation, fora PhD.

    The author has already written books, but this is the author's first published book. The author's intent is to publish a book approximately every six months for the next two or three years.

    It is the author's sincere hope and wish that the readers would be enlightened by the content of this book and all of his future books.

    The author is licensed to practice law in the State of New York, the State of New Jersey, the State of Connecticut and the State of Nebraska.

  • 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.

  • Sweet Sweet Addiction: Pain and Pleasure of a Tennis Playing Family

    Sweet, Sweet Addiction relates the story of a family man driven by his passion to learn tennis at an age when most professional players retire. George Newton is age 33 when he finds the game. He plunges into the sport and pursues it as if he is addicted. He dealt with the duplicity of balancing tennis practice against the demands of domestic and professional life.

    The story unfolds a progressive development of this tennis family. The Senior Newton advanced through years of competition to National and International Levels. His wife, Rossana evolved to become his main cheerleader, scorer-keeper and “coach”. His sons Geoff and Greg obtained Athletic University Scholarships.

    The book concludes with the author changing careers from Education to Sports. Newton follows his passion and becomes a Certified Instructor. Consequently, he motivates hundreds of players to enjoy the sport. The book appeals to adults (no matter how old), to pursue their passion aggressively and live a fulfilled life.

  • 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!

  • 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.