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Carry Me Back

Carry Me Back: A Family and National History of Freedom and Slavery

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ISBN: 0967987903 | 978-0967987903

Intelligent and aware people all over the world know about the shameful history of slavery in this country, but few of them may also be aware of the African-Americans who came to the USA as free men and women, and remained free throughout their family’s history. In a sensitive and powerful memoir, Susie Nickens Ludlow traces the saga of her multiracial family, which includes ancestry that is black, white, and Native American, back to its origins in slavery and its origins in freedom.

The author illuminates a little-known aspect of black American life, and shares the rich, warm and vivid recollections of her own family, and their experiences, as well as of moments in history, such as the March on Washington and Dr. King’s “I have a dream” speech. She shares with us times of triumph and achievement, both for her family and black Americans, as well as those times when they suffered from prejudice and discrimination.

Without bitterness, she explores and analyzes colorism among both whites and blacks, as it exists in this country, and traces the path by which she came to reject color bias, and to realize her true identity as a woman of multi-ethnic background, as an American, and as a human being whose strength and hope spring from ancestors who came to this country in chains, ancestors who came of their own free will, and ancestors who occupied this land for thousands of years.

In Search of Health & Happiness

In Search of Health & Happiness

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ISBN: 097036430X | 978-0970364302

These two states are deeply and universally desired by all of humankind, and yet for so many people, they are elusive and transitory. In this book, the author outlines a detailed system for reaching Health and happiness through bodily, mental and spiritual care. After undergoing heart by-pass surgery for blocked arteries, he set out on a quest to improve his own health, and realized that while there is some helpful written information on the subject, much of it is confusing, contradictory and incomplete. There is also an over-emphasis in our culture on appearance, rather than underlying well-being.

After careful research and personal experience of various methods, Dr. Rajender has developed a complete program for achieving Health and Happiness. His book covers an entire lifetime of study and experience, and provides a wealth of information about all the elements of a healthful and happy lifestyle for body, mind and spirit. Topics including nutrition, vitamins, exercise and relaxation are discussed in straightforward terms. Moreover, every activity recommended in the book is easy for the reader to put into practice in his or her daily life.

In addition, various religious and philosophical approaches to happiness are treated in a fascinating and enlightening manner, while the chapter on “Conscious Living” expresses the author’s belief that fulfillment in life can only be attained while living in the present moment, intensely, with total awareness and concentration. Conscious Living, if practiced consistently, will help people to be more creative, efficient, and productive, and will increase the intensity of their senses, improve their memory, communication and decision-making skills, and lead them closer to their natural goals of Health and Happiness. The book enables the individual to use the full measure of his or her capacities and potentials in the pursuit of increasing levels of happiness.

The Spirit of Prayer

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ISBN: 1930707053 | 978-1930707054

Prayer is the secret to the next great spiritual awakening. When people have an increasing passion to know the Lord and a hunger to pray in power as Jesus demonstrated and the Early Church continued, they know they can attribute this to the work of the Holy Spirit in their life. Spirit-anointed prayer leads to personal revival and then like a fire, begins to spread. Here are the Biblical principles of a dynamic prayer life. If you’ve just joined the growing prayer movement or have been a long time prayer warrior, you’ll find insight and inspiration to Upper Room praying here.

Balance on the Ball

Balance on the Ball

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ISBN: 0970371608 | 978-0970371607

“The GymnastikBall® is a natural progression of the Pilates® method. I have found both techniques highly effective in the rehabilitation of my patients.”

—Dr. Ward G. Gypson, M.D.
Director of Alternative Medicine Services,
Dept. of Orthopedics, UCSF Medical Center

“Elisabeth beautifully communicates the concept of core strength and balance, allowing people with any level of experience to understand and implement these beneficial mind-body exercises in their daily lives…A great guide!”

—Kelley Rajala
Rajala Rehab Products

Unicorn Blues

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ISBN: 0971409900 | 978-0971409903

Fantasy as foretold in the Legend’s End, it is said that in the most painful turns, unicorns will once again roam the lands. Galloping in flames before the great divergence, they light a path beyond legends where all things are new.

Hail and well met! Well met indeed, for it has been some thirty revolutions since the playing out of the last of the last legends, and only now are you hearing from me in this history of those times. My apologies for the delay and this hasty note. I found many reasons over the last revs to avoid reliving those turns and even now, only the press of events has forced me to send this manuscript out before it is truly ready, but so be it. I must let it go. I trust that these words have reached your hands with the message that it is not too late for it is my charge to continue the chronicles known in the libraries of the old as The Tome of Hope, though not even the wise foresaw the need of this continuance. Surely, they presumed, the turning would occur before the legends failed. The hope would be realized, and thus the Tome needed no more. You need only listen to your heart to know such was not the case. But I get ahead of myself for such makes up the history contained in Unicorn Blues.

This text is woven with the magic of unicorn stories, and thus the fact that these words are before your eyes, announces that you are at the first gate of magic and the unicorn fields of old are before you.

The Absolute Enormous Unity

The Absolute Enormous Unity

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ISBN: 0971547300 | 978-0971547308

This is a note about a journey in search of God by a man who believes that natural sciences derived from God’s laws and rules for this Universe are paths leading to God.

This book can also be considered an effort to find any means by which God might reveal Himself as He is.It might also be seen as a crossword puzzle about God, the Universe, and Man, which has been partially filled in with several possibilities. Those who do not agree with this book, do answer the questions in it to help improve the answers to the puzzle.

Love to Bake Pastry Cookbook

Love to Bake Pastry Cookbook

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ISBN: 0977373703 | 978-0977373703

Imagine being able to bake the world renowned delicacies you see pictured on the front of this pastry cookbook. The secret is out! Finally, Ernest Weil, founder of Fantasia Confections, has written a cookbook in which he shares the secrets of more than 150 of the bakery’s most popular recipes including the Coffee Crunch Cake and Florentine Cookies. For over forty years, San Franciscans were pampered with their mouth watering cakes, pastries, and cookies. Now, you too, the beginner baker as well as the advanced, can pamper and impress your friends and relatives by bringing these recipes to life.

“This cookbook is full of the creations I baked everyday at Fantasia for 12 years, a great education for my future success. As someone who loves fine chocolates and desserts, I am sure this pastry book will delight former Fantasia customers and new connoisseurs. Those who love to bake are lucky that Ernest has published these magnificent recipes. He is one of my mentors, such a talented konditor, and above all a wonderful human being.” Joseph Schmidt (of Joseph Schmidt Confections), San Francisco, 2005.

Fantasia’s pastries were featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, San Mateo Times and San Jose Mercury News, just to name a few. Nationally recognized in Time / Life and Baking Industry Magazines. Their confections were served to foreign dignitaries in China, enjoyed by famous people such as Pope John Paul II and Robin Williams, along with so many others in between.

It's All About Smiles

It’s All About Smiles

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ISBN: 0982722028 | 978-0982722022

This book gives compelling reasons and stories on why a beautiful smile can change a person’s life. It is also designed to help anyone who goes to the dentist become more knowledgeable, confident and comfortable in their dental experiences and in their other health choices. In addition, it is a very helpful book for patients in search of a new dentist and provides a model and ideas for dentists who would like to give their patients a superior dental office experience.

Read about inspirational stories and adventures which have ledhim to experience a different existence as a dentist. You will read stories from the humanitarian projects he has been a part of for over 40 years. Dr. Fenderson is the recipient of the San Francisco Bay area Jefferson Award and Crown Council’s Humanitarian of the Year.

Former long time Napa mayor, Ed Henderson, best summed up the book by saying,
“This is a well written big little book. In fact, it’s actually two books in one. The first book describes a warm, kind family dentist who is dedicated to his patient’s wellbeing. The second one tells the story of a man committed to his family and to his fellow man. Thank you, Adrian, for sharing your views. I’m so glad you’re in this world.”

Sphinx

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ISBN: 0961390166 | 978-0961390167

WHAT IF THE SOUTH HAD WON THE CIVIL WAR
…AND CONQUERED THE WORLD?

Sphinx takes its characters and the reader on a whirlwind tour of history as it was, and as it might be, if a ruthless and brilliant man went back in time and shaped reality to suit himself. The players in this fantasy include Darrel, the successful young Black lawyer, Shanae, his African-American supermodel fiancee, Bill, the good old boy who goes from wino to politico to human sacrifice on the wheel of time, Heather, the icy blonde prosecuting attorney, whose penchant for domination finds a vent in the New Reality of Los Angeles 2000, where slavery has made a comeback in a big way, and Antoine, the fierce Creole aristocrat, who steals an alien artifact of great power, and uses it to fulfill his lust for control, for wealth, and most of all, for Shanae.

Song for Walking

A collection of poems reprinted in several anthologies.
Includes the following poem:

Museum of Natural History

“The material for this group
was secured
near Eagle Peak, Modoc County,
California.” And here they stand,
hooves nailed firmly to the floor,
white tails motionless,
antlers poised and ready,
living out the long calm days.
Patiently, they scent the deadened wind;
tirelessly, the huge ears lift to catch the rustle
of painted leaves. If now and then
a strange remembrance of living woods
should glitter in some stony marble eye
the visitors do not notice.
They pass in whispers, marveling
how skilled the artist was.