Our Fortieth Year
Our Fortieth Year


Hazard of the Die

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

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.

How to Avoid the Divorce From Hell

How to Avoid the Divorce from Hell and Dance Together at Your Daughter’s Wedding

ISBN: 0965107507 | 978-0965107501

With humor and sensitivity, M. Sue Talia, a family lawyer and private judge with thirty years of experience, points out common pitfalls and provides useful solutions.

This upbeat and informative guide to divorce covers a broad spectrum, from the basics about support and property to:

  • Why it is worse to have a stupid lawyer on the other side than a good one.
  • Six questions not to ask your prospective lawyer.
  • What happens when your spouse hires the Lawyer from Hell.
  • How to prepare for a custody mediation or evaluation.
  • Visitation games that will make your kids resent you forever.
  • How to evaluate a settlement offer.
  • Common temptations that will cost you 10 Karma points.

Joe and Jude

ISBN: 0-9789312-0-9

The office was small. Nothing extreme, very ordinary. Just a small office with a jumbled desk, three aging chairs, and a wicker trash can. The walls were off-white and the floor concrete. A practical office. A business office. It was mid-afternoon and a thick beam of light shone through the lone window, illuminating the room with a soft glow. I stood for a moment, in the doorway, and watched the dust particles floating aimlessly in the light. One in particular caught my attention as it tarried on the edge before slipping off and disappearing completely into the relative darkness beyond the beam. ‘Ugh, how depressing,’ I thought, as I reached over and flipped on the switch, extinguishing the remaining particles in the barrage of artificial light. And that’s when I saw it. Beneath the window. It had been shielded by the beam, but now, with the overhead lamp blazing, it was clear as anything I’d ever seen…A body. A head. Separated. Decapitated.

Am I Really A Manager?

ISBN: 0979144205 | 978-0979144202

The seven mechanics that turn good managers into great ones and great managers into Legends!

The Seven Mechanics of Marvelous Management outline a proven, time-tested step-by-step approach to GETTING GREAT RESULTS EVERYTIME! It shows you how to create a standard of success that will grow and replenish ITSELF over time.

Along the Way, A Spiritual Journey

ISBN: 0962813230 | 978-0962813238

Along the Way, A Spiritual Journey by Ida Mae Kempel is one woman’s story of survival in a less than perfect world. Ida Mae Kempel writes about growing up in North Dakota, moving to California, and dealing with the many issues she had to face—a traumatic childhood, a husband’s addictions, and their daughter’s murder, to name a few.

Ultimately it is the story of faith in God, how His mercy and grace enabled the author to move forward in life and to deal with difficult circumstances.

Ida Mae Kempel is currently living in Alameda, California. She is writing, traveling and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Return to the Caffe Cino

Return to Caffe Cino

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ISBN: 0977421406 | 978-0977421404

Return to Caffe Cino, a collection of plays and memoirs edited by Steve Susoyev and George Birimisa

“This Ground Zero of the 1960s was a coffee house, a theatre, a brothel, a temple. a flophouse, a dope ring, a launching pad, an insane asylum, a safe house, and a sleeper cell for an unnamed revolution…”

Robert Patrick, author of Kennedy’s Children from his introductory memoir

“The Caffe Cino was one of the first and most important venues in the off-off-Broadway scene, launching the careers of major playwrights, actors, and directors.

Prof. Wendell Stone, author of Caffe Cino: The Birthplace of Off-Off-Broadway from his introductory essay
Is Life a Dream?

Is Life a Dream?

ISBN: 1605304433 | 9781605304434

The poems in this book are intended to perhaps trigger the possibility of living the lives we dream. Life is a journey during which we human beings have the unique ability to explore our inner-most feelings and thoughts.
Imagine if we achieve this dream what new imaginations are possible. Imagine that we could live the lives we dream. In today’s reality, what goes up does not necessarily come down. We can explore the idea of a fearless state of being; we can examine a state of mind that does not recognize boundaries or limitations; and we can live the life we dream. So is life a dream or could we actually live the life we dream? Could we live in a world where there is no child left behind, no one goes to bed hungry and we all live in peace and harmony?

Only in America: An American Boating Adventure

ISBN: 0615208940 | 978-0615208947

Only in America: An American Boating Adventure by John Mirassou is a rollicking, touching, at times outrageous Valentine to our country, in a story that combines elements of Huckleberry Finn, The African Queen, and Surfin’ USA.

This exciting buddy story follows “The Three Johns,” twenty-something lifelong friends from Redondo Beach, California, in their 17-foot Boston Whaler, as they take the trip of a lifetime through the eastern waterways of America, a nautical variation on the classic road trip saga. The author’s style is so natural and engaging, yet polished and accomplished, that he makes writing seem easy: an effortless telling of an epic adventure by a natural-born story-teller.

However, there is nothing easy about this trip as the guys tackle rivers and lakes, alligators and snakes, horrendous storms and endless summer days. From the Intracoastal Waterway to Old Man River, Chesapeake Bay, Erie Canal, Great Lakes and the Ten-Tom — 6,100 miles of American waterways and some of the most interesting and affable characters you ever will meet.

This book is a profound and personal celebration of America, its rivers, shores, forests, but most of all, its people. Every time the guys meet with some amazing instance of kindness, trust, hospitality, and just plain warmth, the author states the motto of the trip: “Only in America,” a concept coined by his dad. It takes a nation to make a voyage like this possible, and the American people come through every time, with food, drink, lodging, and above all, unconditional friendship. This story had me smiling, chuckling, and laughing out loud. Jump into The Whaler with John, John and John for a trip you’ll never forget: Fun, fun, fun!

—Roberta Tennant
Editor, Falcon Books

The Road to NAUM

ISBN: 0615313450 | 978-0615313450

The SoMa was an area of the city that was plagued by poverty, homelessness, drug and alcohol addition, and violence. At sundown a carnival-like atmosphere emerged. It featured dope peddlers, panhandlers, prostitutes, and the down and out. Emotionally damaged lost souls moved chaotically through the streets. People passed with hollow eyes pushing shopping carts filled with their worldly belongings and raged at the top of their lungs against an invisible adversary. Hustlers whispered, “what do ya need?”as they slithered from the shadows. Sirens wailed, lifeless people lay passed out on the sidewalk, and occasional gunshots cracked above the constant hum of activity.

The SoMa is also an area where hundreds of recent immigrants from everywhere around the globe huddle together in cramped single rooms or substandard housing doing their best to survive and hoping to get a shot at the American dream. Most of the churches and community centers had headed for higher ground when the flood of blight began to breach the levees.