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A student standing on a wall threatening to moon the school, while simul-taneously flipping the bird to approaching police officers. A boy who quotes verbatim “R” rated films while running around the room half-naked. Back-and-forth banter where kids insult each other (on purpose) for the sake of memorizing good “comebacks”. A loner whose mom locked him out of the house to teach him a lesson, and his attempt to jump off a roof to teach her one. On that first, innocent, and fateful day, as he stepped into the mire of public education, these were not the stories that Derek Stooks imagined he would eventually tell. What he discovered was that it was the student’s words, actions, tears and yes, their craziness that would ultimately impact his life in profound ways. Take a front row seat on this hilarious journey through the beginnings of a career in Special Education, where the stories are too unbelievable to be anything but true. Then join him as he makes the transition into teaching General Education, learning the “ups and downs” of dealing with a system in which the cards are inevitably stacked against you.
About the Author
DEREK STOOKS graduated from Arizona State University with a dual Master’s Degree in Special and General Education. He was always comfortable speaking, training and performing in front of people and knew that these skills would be an asset for a great teacher. He enjoyed the memories that it brought him and hopes that he has created many more for his students.
Nick Rivera is an ex-Marine and Martial Artist. Leaving his job in Law Enforcement after becoming disillusioned, he begins to drift. And just when his finances bottom out, like his personal life, he receives an unusual offer. A chance to find an undiscovered treasure of Gold, a treasure that could be nothing more than a legend. But, to even have a chance, Nick will have to overcome the heat of the desert, Indian Spirits, guardians of the Church, government agents, and ruthless drug dealers. He’ll have to put together a trusted team to help him in his search. Along the way, he’ll delve deep into Native American Spirituality, and confront issues he was unprepared for, such as reincarnation, and Soulmates. His search could change his life forever, and uncover a secret the church has been hiding for centuries.
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Lorenzo Rendon is a former United States Marine, and Alaska State Trooper. He is a retired Sgt with the Alaska Department of Corrections. For sixteen years he served as the Vice-President of the Alaska Correctional Officers Union. Also, he has done consulting work for the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes in Oklahoma. He has studied Martial Arts for many years. In his time in Alaska, he lived in a number of towns across the state, but has spent the majority of his time in Anchorage and Nome. Now he resides in Las Vegas. He enjoys camping in the mountains and snorkeling. Currently he works in Security on the Oilfields of Alaska’s Arctic North Slope.
The author introduces readers to Tony Kovacs, a part-time photo-journalist, who was assigned to take pictures at a social event. Photographs can impact a person taking a photo, or a person who is the subject of a photograph. The elements of picture composition, light, exposure of film, development of negatives, enlargement of an image, and the time that a photographer must wait, occupies adventures, dangers and lives of people involved in the story. Inadvertent destruction of some images, that characters seek to have preserved, but may be discounted as frauds, denied in the light, or focused as intensely as a laser beam through a lens.
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Alexander MacLean and his family were connected over several generations with the ownership and operation of local newspapers. He was a theater-critic, and began his career as a photojournalist. He studied classical painting and to play clssical guitar, so that he exhibited his works and performed music with local musicians.
Maya is kicking up her heels living the fabulous and mostly carefree life of a twenty-something young woman. However always in the back of her mind was a longing for marriage and family. How do you find the right man, the guy who would be there for you in good times and bad? How can you know if a man you are attracted to will be a good provider? Maya had to kiss a few frogs before finding her Prince Charming; however new challenges were presented. Chronic pain that did not allow Maya to sit or stand without extreme discomfort ruled her life. Thus began her relentless quest for a diagnosis and healing. After many sessions with various practitioners and physicians Maya discovers Energy healing and travels the globe to get treatments and raise her own stored Energy, which changes everything. Seeing and feeling the healing and all that would be restored in her life, shifted Maya from being an empathetic reservoir, to a free and joyful young woman with healthy boundaries and in the end her ultimate desires come true.
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Maya Berger is a survivor of a rare autoimmune disease that affects the spine and bigger joints. Her’s is a story of healing, overcoming great odds and ultimate success in becoming a mother. A first time author, Maya says if she can do it so can you. She lives with her husband and beautiful daughter in Zagreb, Croatia.
Ana Kladivko was born in Spain in the 1950s and came from a well-off family. They had everything: a chauffeur, a maid and nannies. Growing up, Ana was close with her brothers and rebellious towards her strict father. In order to be kept “in line” Ana spent time in a convent. By the age of 13, Ana began drinking brandy after hearing the news about her parents’ break-up. From that point on, it was an on again, off again downward spiral into a life of excessive drinking, drugs and promiscuous sex. Even after Ana learns she has AIDS, her unhealthy lifestyle continues; until she meets the man who will change her life forever. “Demons, Love and Hope” will inspire almost anyone who struggles with addictions and depression. Her message is, “Don’t give up!” For anyone who is looking for love, it’s out there, no matter who you are and what your hurt is.
Balancing a typical busy life as a housewife with a hardworking husband and three small children, Diane Quartly had no idea how dramatically her life would change and where these changes would ultimately lead her. This is an autobiographical story of her life, her challenges with a child who has a rare genetic disease, and a shocking tragedy no one expected. Then, through her determined questing for answers, her story takes a surprising turn into the spiritual and metaphysical realm where she is guided to the most amazing transformation and discoveries of all. Her story is inspiring and genuinely uplifting, providing a message of encouragement and solace for anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one.
In this, her first book, Dale L. Baker distills caregiving experiences, condensing emotional chaos into motivational words of wisdom. She possesses a rare skill: to tackle tragic scenes with a loving touch, using words that carry so much weight, they nearly buckle. Her goal is caregiver self-esteem and survival, but the recurring details find us pondering the boundaries of intimacy and our responsibility to those preparing to depart from this world. Beneath it all, glow the embers of a decades-long love story.
In his poetry, Michael Fuchs, puts forth in rhythmic language his vision of the world and the cosmos. Often embedded in autobiographic observations, political, economic and sociological themes his poems are treated with the passionate mind and heart of the artist. As in his drawings, Michael Fuchs remains true to the classical forms of the medium; beauty for him is the preeminent bearer of all tidings his poetry conveys.
‘Life can change in the blink of an eye’ is an old cliché but in Peri Walker’s life, the cliché became spot-on. Having money was new to her; not only did it affect her life, but that of the people she loved, and those she didn’t. Life was about to throw her a curve.
Giselle Carlentini is a powerful, wealthy business woman who needed to instigate a plan when ’life changed in a blink of an eye’ for her. Peri Walker figured prominently in that plan. Time was against her. She prayed for time to complete her plan.
When fate stepped in, Peri and Giselle did not get a chance to commiserate about the changes in their lives together. But they definitely had someone in common, a very mysterious gentleman who means more to them than money ever would.
by Lisa Nordin
Love, Lisa is a personal story of one woman’s determined quest to overcome her compulsive eating. It courageously combines honest and open personal stories, visions, insights, lessons and daily journal entries to capture a profound emotional struggle, tracing it’s origins to a time before she was even born. As she explores what she calls her, "spiritual illness," she soon discovers not only her unique psychic gifts and talents but ultimately gathers incredible strength through her daily writings and through an ever-increasing relationship with God, her community and her family. The book is a triumph of the human spirit that holds important lessons for us all.
by Diana Nilsen Aylward
Everything that exists has a specific frequency. Frequency is the rate of vibration that reflects the amount of Life Force—Soul Energy—that each and every being has within its field of existence. The more Life Force one has within, the higher the level at which their frequency resonates; thus, the higher their overall experience of living is.
This book is for anyone who wishes to improve the status quo of their life—in any and all aspects. The 32 Ways to Raise Your Frequency are aimed at elevating one’s overall level of awareness, so as to fully embrace the ideal experience of constructive, enjoyable and meaningful living....as a spirit within a human body. One simply cannot reach optimal degrees of being human in every area of life, without one’s frequency first reaching that optimal degree within.
by Diana Nilsen Aylward
There are many numerology books available that are based on a person's full name and date of birth. The interpretation of these factors is invaluable for understanding the influence and vibrations of people and how their numbers affect relationships as well as guide your life. However, where you live, where you work, your phone number—even your Social Security number and your license number—all count as well!
Numerologist, Diana Nilsen Aylward, has written a concise numerological reference guide for those desiring to delve deeper into the meanings that are beyond the traditional numerology books by providing specific interpretations of the numbers as they apply to where you live, work and play. Find the answers to questions like: • Where should you vacation if your goal is to seek adventure and excitement? • Is your residence number the right one for you? • Looking for "peace and quiet"? Avoid hotel rooms adding up to 5 • What's the right career path for you? Your Social Security number can help you find this answer.
Do you believe in miracles? Our increasingly complex lives, fears and feelings of inadequacy can block God’s divine intervention. Healing is based in faith but facilitated through acceptance. When we open our hearts and believe we are worth God’s mercy and grace, the result is improved health and limitless happiness. Miracle Healings: God’s Call invites you into the Little Chapel of Paradise Valley, Arizona and into the heart of one of God’s most powerful healing conduits, Sara O’Meara. Well known in the spiritual community, O’Meara has performed countless healing services and allowed God to work through her to rescue thousands of lives. While she has been called a healer, a saint and an angel, she views herself as nothing more than a servant of God’s will. This collection of testimonials will challenge you to heed God’s call and inspire you to embrace your own healing miracles.
Based on over 20 years of experience as a dream analyst and having read and worked with more than 55,000 dreams, Cynthia Richmond has created the perfect system for getting the most value from our dreams. Our nightly dramas offer guidance, inspiration and perspective that can increase the quality of our waking lives. However they are most often fleeting, dissolving as we wake each day. Taking a few moments to jot them down is essential to dreamwork. Following the guidance of our dreams can enhance our relationships, career, hobbies, health and spiritual growth. This journal makes it easy to decode the language of dreams. It shows the reader how to incubate dreams for problem solving and for intentional purposes.
The Dream Power Journal is the first ever to include a Dream Log, a place where the dreamer gives each dream a relevant title and writes it down with the date and appropriate page number. This allows him or her to easily cross-reference similarly themed dreams. Comparing and contrasting
dreams with the
same symbols or actions can greatly enhance the understanding of their meanings. All areas of life have benefitted from the inspiration of nocturnal dramas, medicine, science, the arts, sports, literature, religion, spirituality and philosophy included. Cynthia Richmond was called: "One of the country's foremost authorities on dreams and their meanings." by Entertainment Tonight and by Gayle King on the Oprah Sirius XM Radio Network. Her book Dream Power, How to Use Your Night Dreams to Change Your Life was published by Simon & Schuster in 2001. She had long running columns in the Los Angeles Times and the Arizona Republic. Beautiful and easy to use, the Dream Power Journal includes a dictionary of some of the most common dream symbols and their generally accepted meanings. It is a must-have for every person who wants to enhance the quality of their life while gleaning the guidance from their own subconscious mind and their spirit.
If you've said: "I've tried everything and nothing works" this book is for you. A unique read about one's inner working of the Gastrointestinal (GI) tract with breakthrough therapies and specific treatments. Find amazing help for severe constipation, irritable bowel problems, diarrhea and other conditions that haven't resolved. An owner's manual for the health-conscious individual, the book details the composition of the intestinal tract and how to effectively, and holistically, maintain digestive health.
Good-humored and enlightening, You Gotta Have GUTS will entertain even the most apprehensive readers, educating them about the generally unpleasant topic of the human digestive system, its constituents, and functionality. Interlaced with Bowmann's avant-garde research on the method of "Reflorastation," the process of reintroducing healthy bacteria into the colon, is vital information on overall gastrointestinal health including: * Physical characteristics, functions, and possible complications * Proper nutrition and exercises * Bacteria, parasites, and environmental toxins * Dealing with chronic illness * At home remedies * Documentation and research for physicians.
Developing Psychic Abilities is a long time metaphysical classic gem and one of the most comprehensive yet simpe books available on the subject of psychic development available. Apryl Douglas, the owner of Vision Quest Metaphysical Bookstore in Scottsdale, AZ, outlines numerous metaphysical methods to assist the beginner in exploring and establishing a dominant modality for their psychic development. It covers techniques that include: Manifesting • metaphysical healing • aura cleansing • chakra balancing • gemstone healing • aura reading • automatic writing • channeling • crystal gazing • trance • psychic protection • numerology • herbs • incense & oils • candles • spiritual baths • astral projection • affirmations • and more.
Having been previously out-of-print for many years, it has now been revised and expanded to be a relevant and contemporary classic that will continue to be help enlighten students of metaphysics for many decades into the future.
Time Frames Arizona
A Soujourn in Photographs
Produced solely as a limited Edition, “Time Frames Arizona - A Soujourn in Photographs” by Rocky Berlier & Georgia Garrett is a published work of a permanent photo gallery that was commissioned by Valassis Communications, Inc. for their headquarters in Phoenix, AZ. The photographs are a collection of 7 historic cities in the State of Arizona and hang in the seven conference rooms within their headquarters in Phoenix.