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My Life: From Refugee to Teacher & Scientist

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ISBN: 1594251061 | 9781594251061

In this publication Professor Tietz has woven the pleasant, rewarding, and even painful aspects of his life into a very readable and fascinating account of his life, that readers will enjoy. Professor Tietz, an icon in the field of Clinical Chemistry has made outstanding contributions as scientist, author, editor, and educator. He reports on his various fascinating lecture and vacation trips to 21 different foreign countries. One of his greatest accomplishments is the Textbook Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry which is often affectionately referred to as the bible of Clinical Chemistry.

Dr. Tietz also describes his extraordinary life as accomplished Farm hand, equestrian, Mountain hiker and climber, track and field champion, skier, Fraternity leader and world traveler as well as his experiences as glider pilot, POW and refugee.

Veterans in the Mist

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ISBN: 0971353840 | 9780971353848

They’re a proud group of Americans, but they don’t draw attention to themselves. They meet monthly to share memories, friendship and to reminisce. They’re from all over our country and beyond, and from all walks of life. Unless we look closely and engage them, we won’t understand what they’ve done for our country and for the world at a critical time…when we needed them most. Even today, as the most senior of our citizens, this group of World War II veterans, from all branches of service, represents the best of what America has to offer. Collectively, with affection, admiration and respect, we call them “The Third Thursday Lunch Bunch.” Here are a few of their stories, glimpses into their war. time experiences, but a brief portion of their lives, which have profoundly impacted them, us and the world. Well done, men. Carry on.

Teaching Algebra To Chickens

Teaching Algebra to Chickens

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ISBN: 0615415938 | 978-0615415932

Have you ever stopped to wonder how the universe can go on forever? How once upon a time there was nothingness and yet everything that now exists was somehow created out of that nothingness? Have you ever wondered if there’s a master designer – God, the universe, the Force, or whatever you’d like to call it – that made everything? And if this ultimate being made everything, then who made him?

And then there’s the smaller stuff: How does our brain work? Why are we so different from animals – or are we? Do gender differences really matter? Why is there war? What will happen to humans if we destroy our environment? What happens when we die?

The fact is that life is filled with endless unanswerable questions, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t ask them. Join author Don Peckham as he ponders those things in life that defy explanation and the things that seem beyond our comprehension. While we think we may know the answers, Don will challenge you to look past those beliefs that you readily accept and question their validity. We may not be able to answer every question that life raises any better than a chicken can learn algebra, but we can open our awareness to a place of wonder and respect for the unanswerable.

Roots & Tendrils

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ISBN: 978-0-615-37085-9

Some of Our Prose:

  • A homeless woman sleeps where rattlesnakes live
  • A classics professor plots vengeance on perfidious colleagues
  • An American in Paris solicits a gypsy for a handout
  • A young girl is persuaded that a manure facial will free her of freckles
  • A divorcée has a one-night affair with a lonely foreign man
  • A peeping Tom unwittingly promotes a friendship between two women
  • An essayist offers advice on appreciating butterflies, bats and grackles

Some of Our Poems:

  • “The Write Words”
  • “The Old Lovers”
  • “Hearing with the Lips”
Halloween in Oz--Dorothy Returns

Halloween in Oz–Dorothy Returns

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ISBN: 0979856205 | 978-0979856204

Upon returning, Dorothy finds that heroic tasks again await her — and that in Oz Halloween lasts an entire witch-week of thirteen days! Mysteries abound. Why does she arrive in Gillikin Land, where she has never been before? Where is that evil that her father warned her about? Who is this mysterious boy with purple hair, who seems to be a friend from Kansas in disguise? Old friends like Scarecrow, Tin-man, and Lion — and new friends like the mysterious boy and her Kansas pumpkin magically brought to life — help her and Toto struggle in what becomes a battle to save Oz.

This is the Captain Speaking

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ISBN: 0986175005 | 978-0986175008

An easy to use method of strengthening your will power, and achieving your goals.

Let the Captain be your LIFECOACH. He works cheap.

No matter where you are in your life—from a young child—to an elderly person—you can impact your happiness and well-being in a positive way.

If you are happy, prosperous and successful and make the “right” decisions most of the time;and have little or no bad habits; then you probably don’t need to read the book. For the rest of us—read the book!

I Am Change

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ISBN: 1945224002 | 978-1945224003

I Am Change, a book of prose and poetry by David Best, is a pleasure to read. It combines warm, personal experiences and compelling true life drama with spiritual guidance toward acceptance of everything that this universe has to offer us, without labeling it as bad or good. Its tone is welcoming and charismatic.

It has a quality of modesty which encourages the reader to consider the ideas presented by someone who does not exalt himself but simply and eloquently tells what he has experienced and learned. The author’s poetry has a bright, captivating quality, and yet at the same time it expresses some powerful truths about birth, life, death and the essential nature of all three as forms of change. The way the poetry is interspersed with the prose of I Am Change is illuminating. The two different forms of communication enhance and intensify each other.

Good-bye Mount Diablo

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I’m greeting you from a train
That stops near your foothills.

For many years, I traveled
Around you and your companion
With paints, brushes, and canvas
Admiring the many views
And shapes in light and dark hues
And I liked reading about your legends.
The good times I had hiking
Your woods and meadows
Climbing to your top with a view
No other mountain can match.

Now population growth has
Reached your foothills after
razing extensive walnut groves,
And many huge buildings
Threaten your free stand.
My train is slowly pulling away
As you disappear in
The summer’s haze.
“Good-bye, Mount Diablo!”

Hazard of the Die

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ISBN: 0961390115 | 978-0961390112

Prize up a stone and turn it toward the sun,
Name a star and fix it in the sky.
Sift the dormant hours, one by one,
To glean a quickening dreamer drifting by.
Spell a word and tangent echoes ring,
Launch a thought, then track its scandent reach.
Sound a note…its counterpoint will sing,
Strike the flint–its very spark can teach!

Walk with Me through the Internet

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ISBN: 0966286502 | 978-0966286502

The author, concerned that his parents were slowly but surely losing ground in their understanding of the present and future, introduces them to the Internet. You too can be a part of the information age. This guide removes the fear and substitutes a workable bridge for people of all ages to meet the future today.

This easy and enlightening guide will show you what the Internet is, how you can get connected to it, and how you can use the Internet to make your life easier and more fun.