A Handbook for Citizen Farmers by Susan LeVine and Tom Shepherd
Many years ago, every citizen had a garden. Today, some of us are too busy or don’t know how to grow a garden. So, how do you make a garden and become a citizen farmer? This Handbook for Citizen Farmers was written by Tom Shepherd and Susan LeVine. Tom has been an organic farmer since 1973 and shares his secrets in this simple format to inspire children, families and schools to grow their own garden. Susan, a gifted artist, provides beautiful watercolor illustrations that help tell the story of growing a wonderful garden of your very own.
A Journey of Remembering: While Seeking the Ultimate Love
by Nathan Whiting
This is a story of the author’s self-induced journey into and through hell on his way to finding and remembering a way “home” while stumbling upon the ultimate love which is unconditional in form. While preparing for this journey of remembering, he found himself conscience enough at times to realize and save the “gold nuggets” of spirituality he stumbled upon, hoping one day to share these with others. While the gold nuggets are spiritual in nature, it’s a raw variety or a “street spirituality.” Being a non-conformist and rebel at heart, he had to find some type of spirituality that would work for him and get him back on the path of re-membering what he is here for in the human form. This is a brutally honest (and sometimes graphic) retelling of that journey of recovery.
“A Message from St. Francis: An Ancient Mystic Speaks to the Modern World”
by Cheri Harris
Who am I really and what is this life truly about? These are the questions that are being asked more and more everyday because of the growing amount of unhappiness and dissatisfaction that people are feeling in their lives.
In A Message from St. Francis: An Ancient Mystic Speaks to the Modern World, St. Francis helps to clarify these fundamental questions. He chooses the most pressing issues we are facing today, both personally and socially, and then examines and discusses each one. He shows us how our conditioning, upbringing, and societal beliefs have influenced and distorted our thoughts and ideas. He boldly and firmly asks us to deeply reflect upon and to question our motives and behavior, pushing us to move beyond our limitations and fears. From already having experienced a human body, knowing the feeling of despair, and now being able to see the bigger picture from the other side, his deep wisdom transforms and leads us on the true path of peace, love and integrity.
Angel on my Handlebars
by Patricia Starr
Patricia Starr, a woman of seemingly indefatigable energy and enthusiasm for life, wanted to give something back to her community and pursue a dream to bicycle across America. In 2004, at age 67, she accomplished both by pedaling to raise $22,000 to establish a perpetual $1,000 yearly music scholarship at Santa Barbara City College.
The story of her arduous 50 day, 3,622 mile odyssey across America is told in a compelling way that is an inspiration to all. She proves that chronologic age can be overcome by enthusiasm, determination and perspiration.
She describes the interesting people she met along the way and the trials and tribulations she endured while crossing four major mountain ranges and the long, lonely, barren stretches of highway in America’s vast Midwest.
And lastly, it’s a love story about Patricia and Gabriel, her 20-year younger handsome, charismatic, Hispanic husband who initially refuses to support her on this crazy adventure, but then becomes totally entwined to become her personal “angel.” As the challenges across this expansive country develop, so does an alcohol problem. “Angel” is full of hope and heartbreak from the exhilaration of pedaling over the Rockies at almost 10,000 feet, to having their beloved van, “The Love Machine” stolen in Canada as they were anticipating the next day’s stop at Niagara Falls.
Through it all, they both knew a Heavenly angel was watching over her so she wasn’t out there alone.
Jolinda Pizzirani, author of “Soul Survivor,” “Inspirations,” and “Psychic Princess,” now brings us this unique collection of messages directly from the angels for all of us to ponder. Every physical entity can hear angel words, but as a prerequisite they must be open to receiving these messages and of a nature to handle and share them properly. Therefore, Jolinda is merely the transcriptionist in this endeavor, and it is hoped that the material provided within “angel words” will begin to satisfy the hunger you have within you for the many unknown factors abundant in Heaven and on Earth.
“angel words” presents a discussion of subjects suggested by the angels themselves, and in addition answers questions submitted by interested individuals living on Earth today.
by: Rich Grimes Illustrated by Amy Koch Johnson
A beautifully illustrated children’s book that uses a poem to share the adventures of three unexpected friends.
A wonderful gift or book to cherish for childhood memories.
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Bravo and Glee of Cape Cod by Sharon Lee Mendes
This is a barn cat’s story of his friend, Bravo, who is a famous racehorse. Bravo had to retire early from the track, and now he works with disabled children. The story is based on the characters from the author’s small farm on Cape Cod. Bravo and Glee is a positive message to everyone – young and old.
A heartfelt read…Ms. Mendes has captured the true essence of the love, respect, and true passion between all barn creatures and their special people. If you are not part of a barn “family,” this read will encourage you to seek out your own special barn.
Jan Foster, Proprietor of Smithfield Farm on Cape Cod, Massachusetts Licensed Riding Instructor, Some-Special Olympics Instructor, Reserve World Champion, APHA
Checking in at the Crowbar Hotel by Gary Delanoeye
Checking in at the Crowbar Hotel lets you check in without being arrested!
The Crowbar Hotel a popular slang for juvenile jail, the slammer, is a cultural phenomenon characterized by the resourcefulness, language, and rituals of its members. Kids at the Crowbar create, invent, endure, and survive. Some do these better than others. Just like each of us.Join the journey and experience life through the eyes of a Crowbar kid.
Dad’s Home Cooking by Zachary Wolinsky & Family
Dad’s Home Cooking is a tribute to the culinary skills of Dr. Lawrence Wolinsky, father, husband, loyal friend, scholar, and respected health professional. He inspired his children to write this amazing collection of family recipes which sustained them during their formative years. The witty and humorous accompanying stories will surely bring a smile to the reader’s face.
Dr. Wolinsky’s scientific, special techniques make each recipe memorable and delectable. Emphasizing the ease with which family meals may be prepared that are wholesome, time saving, and economical, this book engages the next generation and inspires readers to provide for their families in the most gastronomic way.
by Susan Infield
Dakota is a sweet dog who waits patiently at the animal shelter for a family who will adopt her so she can finally have her forever home. She hears she is too small, too big or too old and begins to think her dream of being adopted will never happen. Dakota has lots of love to give if only the right family will come along and make her part of their family.
A family is looking for a perfect dog to adopt. They search animal shelters to find their special dog. Will Dakota and the family find each other?
Told from a child’s perspective “Dakota’s Window” is a story of love, hope and never giving up on your dreams. For any family looking for a dog “Dakota’s Window” shows us the journey to love is worth the trip.
Susan is donating a part of her royalties to a 100% Volunteer Animal Rescue Group.