A Damn Fine Growth

Author: Veronica Pinckard
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477124136
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This Autobiography was written at the insistence of a daughter who was curious about my life . Far from a dreadful childhood I laughed as I wrote it, - realizing it was ripe with the richness of the ever-cheery Cockney. Born in London opposite the Houses of Parliament I was the last of 16 children. Poverty and war; evacuation; my home destroyed; war work where the first jet engines were flown and refueling in flight invented. Seven brothers, my father, and my husband whod served aboard RMS Venus on those horrendous Russian Convoys in U-boat-infested waters, all had served King and Country. My husband never got over living at fever pitch. We emigrated to Canada and New Zealand, finally to California. Settled now in the Santa Clarita Valley with my second husband, I have been a docent for 26 years at the Los Angeles Zoo touring school children; visiting schools to show slides on the plight of endangered animals; reading to children at a local school; attending college classes and ongoing programs at the local Senior Center. Our children and grandchildren live close by; 24 around the Christmas table keeps us all happily connected. Attending Tai Chi classes with my husband, I took up playing the piano four years ago. I keep busy singing with a Senior group, writing stories, knitting and crocheting. Together we have travelled much of the globe. I hope the reader will find parallels of his own. Life is never as bad as we think!

The Life And Loves Of A Buckeye Boxer Named Dick

Author: Richard J. Stemple
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1456800833
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He has had his share of the good, the bad, and the ugly side of life. But it was through this circle of life that he has learned to value and appreciate everything.

Sherlock Holmes And The Lyme Regis Trials

Author: David Ruffle
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 178092321X
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1903. Lyme Regis. The Royal Navy comes to town. As do Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. And Mrs Watson.And Lydia. And a ghost. And a dog. And a man with murder on his mind. This, the last of the trilogy of Sherlock Holmes in Lyme Regis pastiches is bright, breezy and fun.

The Housekeeper S Daughter

Author: Laurie Paige
Publisher: Silhouette
ISBN: 9781426884146
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"Just how pregnant are you, anyway?" Mighty Drake Colton could handle the Navy's most dangerous missions--but the housekeeper's daughter now had him buffaloed. Eight months ago the tough and resilient SEAL had come home to celebrate Joe Colton's sixtieth birthday and had ended up sharing his body and soul with Maya Ramirez. But the sheets had barely cooled from their heated lovemaking when he'd walked out to put his life on the line again. And she'd done the unthinkable. The woman who'd worshiped him since childhood--who was now carrying his baby--had closed her heart to him. Well, Drake was used to getting what he wanted. And Maya would be his--whatever it took!

Ginny Blue S Boyfriends

Author: Nancy Kelly
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0758286805
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The One That Got Away. . . It starts the morning that L.A. film production manager Virginia "Ginny" Bluebell wakes up with her boyfriend Nate's arm draped around her and realizes that the warning bells she's ignored for months have become a deafening siren. Ginny knows that Nate is not the man for her. Turns out, Nate knows it too, and moves out before Ginny can deliver her well-practiced "maybe this isn't working" speech. Or The One And Only? Newly single and not-so-newly confused about what went wrong this time, Ginny sets out to reconnect with old boyfriends in an attempt to avoid repeating past mistakes. Don the Devout, Hairy Larry, Mr. Famous Actor, Jackson Wright. . .well, Jackson doesn't really count, being more of a longtime friend than an official ex. And yet the deeper Ginny delves into the Ex-Files, the clearer it becomes that Jackson does count. A lot. In fact, on a path designed to help her find the perfect relationship, Ginny is starting to wonder if it's been hiding in plain sight all along. . .

Life Lessons From My Dog

Author: Patricia Budd Kepler
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462840809
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One fall day, I found myself in the car holding on to a squirmy, very adorable puppy. We were taking her home. From the moment we picked her up, she became my mentor, teaching me life lessons without ever trying. She loved the world and all of us. She became a wonderful traveler, and over time, she became socialized. She taught me patience, got me through some rough times, showed me how to be playful, and strengthened me spiritually. I began to record some of our experiences together. Those reflections became this book. The book ends with her first birthday and our celebration of Dog who opened insights to God.

The Legacy Of Hades

Author: Rhonda Grant Boles
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469151952
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For her one hundredth birthday, Makaria the daughter of Hades, also known as the Goddess of Blessed Death, expresses a desire to leave her home in the Underworld in an effort to research mortal life on the surface. Upon enrolling at the prestigious Princeton University, she befriends the grandson to the Duke of Wellington, Alexander Beckham III and his cousin Nicolette, her college roommate. Alex has an instant attraction to Makaria, but she has her eyes set on a bad boy rocker named Mike. Through a series of unfortunate events, Alex, Nicolette and Makaria find it nearly impossible to maintain their family secrets. What will Makarias parents think of her new found mortal love? What will happen when Alex, Nicolette, Makaria and Mike learn the truth of each others LEGACY?

The Mind S Own Physician

Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608826317
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By inviting the Dalai Lama and leading researchers in medicine, psychology, and neuroscience to join in conversation, the Mind & Life Institute set the stage for a fascinating exploration of the healing potential of the human mind. The Mind’s Own Physician presents in its entirety the thirteenth Mind and Life dialogue, a discussion addressing a range of vital questions concerning the science and clinical applications of meditation: How do meditative practices influence pain and human suffering? What role does the brain play in emotional well-being and health? To what extent can our minds actually influence physical disease? Are there important synergies here for transforming health care, and for understanding our own evolutionary limitations as a species? Edited by world-renowned researchers Jon Kabat-Zinn and Richard J. Davidson, this book presents this remarkably dynamic interchange along with intriguing research findings that shed light on the nature of the mind, its capacity to refine itself through training, and its role in physical and emotional health.

Reel Life

Author: Douglas Ames
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 055716947X
Size: 46.86 MB
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