When Dreams and Fears Collide: The true story of the 1986 Upper Yangtze River Expedition is about introducing the sport of whitewater rafting to China. Rafting from the source, at 17,400 feet elevation in the great Himalayan glaciers to the city of Yibin, the goal was to travel the 2,000 miles of uncharted water. But the death of a teammate, a so-called mutiny, and several all-Chinese rafting teams racing ahead of the expedition in an attempt to be first, turn a perfect trip into a voyage of drama, disaster and unexpected challenges.
On the back of seahorses’ eyes is a tapestry of wonder and of words, poems, tales, memoirs, that open the reader to the possibilities of universes within universes. Don Cauble, a spiritual traveler, takes us on the journey from the early 1960s–when he was young but already wise–to the present.
Come Journey With Me is a collection of brutally honest short stories told with self-deprecating wit, that span the years of her youth in Iowa, nursing school in St. Louis, marriage to Don and a move to Colorado, then their return to Iowa where she lived, worked as a registered nurse, restored a hundred-year-old farmhouse, and raised her three children.
John F. Dresen began writing poetry a few months after the death of his beloved wife Phyllis. At first, he tried to write of his loss, but soon found solace in writing to his bride as though he were speaking to her as they had done during their twenty-nine years of marriage. With his characteristic wry humor, John writes, “I can just see St. Peter saying, ‘Phyllis, you’ve got mail!’ “