“There were in excess of 18 million people in the military service in World War II. Many of these men and women had difficult, stressful, and unpleasant times in their service. I was very fortunate. Although I participated in combat for several days, my service was mostly not difficult or demanding. After active duty, I served for 24 years in the Naval Reserve. Those years were an important part of my life and have provided benefits to all members of the family.” –David A. Goldsmith
Life, The Spiritual Sport is a tale where metaphor and manifesto are woven and quilted. The journey culminates in “Platform 14,” a guide to living in balance, enacting change, and maximizing performance. At the heart of all matter is the evolving art of crafting our own happiness and Joy.” – Jon Root
“Hankering For The Way It Was is about me trying to grow up on a large farm during the 1940s and 1950s. It is about the dangers, the losses, and some of the fun, too. I loved my dogs, my 1949 Red Ryder BB gun, my genuine four-strand lariat, Saturday’s double-feature movies, and the joy of trying to keep my hardworking dad awake in church. ” — Roger G. Ritchey
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.
Michele, an attorney married for 20+ years to a fisherman living in Newport, Oregon, gave herself the task of keeping a journal to record the day-to-day adventurous and dangerous life. She began writing on Monday, December 11, 2000. But in December 2001, personal tragedy struck the Eder family and their crew, sending them on a path of hopelessness and despair, and ultimately questioning their love of the sea. This book gives the reader a unique insight of living and working on the edge of danger.
Here we were, a bunch of long-haired guys in T-shirts and Levis stumbling around the stage, attempting to plug electrical equipment into the wall sockets and saying ‘testing’ over and over. But the drinks were cheap and the audience didn’t seem to care. The party was just getting started.
Germany was defeated and World War II officially ended on May 5, 1945. The people of Czechoslovakia took the opportunity to end the Germanism in their country and an uprising of Czechs against all people of German descent began. Arrests of thousands of German citizens took place. Many were tortured and killed on the spot…Three and a half million Germans were removed from Czechoslovakia that year. The family of teen-aged Elga Marianne Fuchs was among them.