Seven Times to Leave
(Mary Ballard Poetry Prizewinner, 2103) The poems in Seven Times to Leave lead us through the wreckage of surviving domestic violence, detailing a path from the first suspicion that a relationship may be changing, through the terror and stripping of self-esteem, and on to the shadows the trauma leaves on the body and soul.
Seven Times to Leave presents us with survivors’ tales, stories that teach us the strength of mind and courage of soul that the recovery from such trauma requires. These unflinching, brave poems remind us that above all we must keep alive our capacity to love, or else we die somewhere deep within.
– Fred Marchant, Author, The Looking House
Open Your Heart with Reading
Open your Heart with Reading is more than a good read. It drew me in like a short story, yet provided a deep perspective on what I get from reading, and how I can get even more. My appreciation for the reading process, and the purposes of reading, was amplified. My heart was inspired, my mind expanded, and my soul touched! On a practical level, the book offers options for every reading interest, including brief descriptions of novels, and a chapter on non-fiction. The author took me into her own perspective, but balanced her perspective by including interviews with authors and readers in each chapter. There are also creative exercises for getting more in touch with your own reading experience. This book helped me think and feel more deeply about an activity I already value as much as anything in life. I recommend this book for anyone who knows what reading can do, and also for those who want to discover more from reading.
Open Your Heart with Geocaching
Adventure is closer than you think. This book is an insightful read about how you can find life in those spaces we often overlook.
— Kendall Card, backcountry.com
In a sea of “how to”books, finally there is a “why to” book. This book doesn't just each a new hobby, it reveals new tools for finding greater fulfillment and passion in our lives.
— Mary Votava, Actor and Singer, soprano.org
I’ve been traveling down the path of the geocaching community for six years now. The geocaching community has helped build the path over the years, but I have been fortunate enough to build the occasional footbridge or stepping stone to guide it along. I’m still honored to be a part of the journey. I hope you will find geocaching as enjoyable as I have.
— Jeremy Irish, Founder, geocaching.com