Some years ago I was privileged to be a member of a writers’ group. We met each month at the library. A story we had written was to be read to the group at that time. This book is a compilation of those stories.
My family moved many times during my younger years. Every place brought new people into my life along with experiences that I would not have encountered, otherwise. It’s my desire that everyone who reads this book will feel blessed.
The daughter of an often-absent career Air Force officer and a depressed alcoholic mother, Patty Somlo grows up constantly on the move. Incapable of finding a permanent home, developing long-term relationships, or even learning to drive, Somlo continues through adulthood adrift. From the lush tropical paradise of Hawaii to fog-shrouded San Francisco and the rugged, windswept Washington coast, Somlo explores the places she has lived in order to find her way back home. In this intimate work, she shares with us her deep love of nature and the role it has played in helping her heal.Often funny and deeply moving, this is both a beautifully written, lyrical, personal memoir, and an honest exploration of the challenges and possibilities for psychological healing through the places in our lives.
In his memoir, Coming Out To Play, Robbie Rogers told the story of his incredible journey from terrified teenager to a trailblazing out and proud professional soccer player for the L.A. Galaxy. Since it was published, he has recieved letters from countless readers from all walks of life, all across the world, telling him how he has given them hope and that after reading his story, they felt compelled to share their own.RE: Coming Out To Play is a collection of ten of these stories. They show both the acceptance and love that so many recieve as they come out, but also that there are many who still struggle with the fear that they will be rejected if they reveal the truth about themselves. This is why Rogers has collected these letters: to show those suffering in silence that they are not alone.
Discover the main reasons explaining why Bill Gates is the richest man in the world.
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Bill Gates is one of the most fascinating figures of our history, for a wide variety of reasons.
He represents the summation of those personal qualities that help to prosperity and to business and personal achievements. A truly American hero in peace time. .
This book is going to share some key reasons to Bill Gates’ success. He is an unmistakable American entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist with a terrific success in the development of software for personal computers. The life story of Bill Gates explains why he is one of the richest individuals on Earth.
This short book aims at helping those interested in prosperity to appreciate a few of the many lessons that Gate’s life has to offer. It begins with a brief overview of the great man’s life story, ranging from the often challenging, circumstances life to the height of his power and his later commitment to philanthropy.
It then moves onto ten especially significant reasons for his wealth, each springing from the circumstances of a particular stage of his development and his responses to them. While each of these distinct episodes has a particular point to teach to business , they also help to reveal and illuminate more fundamental principles that are just as valuable
So are you ready to learn from the Bill Gate’s life? Are you interested in learning about life and business? All this and more in this fascinating book. .
Here is a preview of the reasons you will learn…
Powerful Partnerships Strategic Acting Fierce Tenacity Guts .Integrity Dynamism Impromptu creation Driven By Passion and Commitment Beginning Early Advancing the Knowledge Pool
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I never expected the writing assignment that started this anthology would uncover such a treasure trove of personal revelations or messy little secrets. Of course, we all know that ideas surrounding “housekeeping” have changed immensely. The subject is fraught with issues and struggles for most of us. This collection of thoughts on the topic has a lot of surprising viewpoints, plenty of humor, and a few poignant stories to sweeten the pot. Get down and dirty with our fun look at housework.
“Breaking Into The Movies!” It is the humorous (true) story of the life of a kid from Inglewood California, who made it up the food chain to become a world famous Motion Picture Key Grip! Michael G. Uva is the author of the world-renowned, Grip Book! (A.k.a.= The Grip Bible.) (Now in it’s fifth edition/Taylor-Francis) Why it’s even been translated into Korean. Funny thing is, Mike can’t spell or type, nor does he have any command of the English language. None of that has held him back. Actually not much holds him back. Not even a one half inch shorter left leg. (Courtesy of a motorcycle jumping accident while serving eight years in the Marines.) So after his medical discharge, he became a Licensed FAA Aircraft Mechanic at LAX in California. He later became a State Licensed Building Contractor and then on to becoming a pretty famous motion picture Key Grip in the film industry. Then he decided to author a book. It did well. So then he decided to teach at U.C.L.A. for the Extension courses. He has been there, seen that, and broke it all by himself. But you have never heard of any of the things that he has been part of? All these things, spied from behind the movie lights. All closely held and guarded set secrets… until now. He’s worked with the Lone Ranger, Elvira, Val Kilmer, Al Pacino, and a few really famous people as well.
Why would he give away these secrets you ask? I posed that very question to Mike myself. “Mike, why give away all these secrets that you have had tucked away, upstairs for over thirty-five plus years?” His answer was quite simple… “What?” (He’s a grip!)
I rewrote the question, “Why now?” His amazing answer… “It’s time!” (I reiterate; He’s a grip!)
There you have it folks, literally straight from the horses mouth… or the bulls other end!
You will just have to read it and decide for yourselves.
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