Channel 7 — June 21, 2021
Today’s featured interview:
speaking about “Patchwork Conversations Between Generations”
"Patchwork" represents the stories and lives of women living in rural Bamberg, South Carolina during a time period of approximately 1939-1959. These God-centered women created an atmosphere that allowed the participants to help their families. Quilting was their point of focus; however this activity provided an opportunity to share their challenging stories.
Patchwork encourages us to find a way to bridge the gap between generations by sharing helpful information through conversation. Both groups the youth and the elder must be open to a two-way conversation. Being the elder does not mean you have a monopoly on teaching, the youth also have something to say. "Patchwork" says we should have the conversation.
speaking about “Cat Soup”
In the kingdom of Bandon, the princess loses her beloved cat! One day the cat gets trapped in a travelling tinker’s cart and without knowing it, many miles away, the frightened cat jumps out and runs away.
The princess’s father, the king, will give half his kingdom to the one who finds the cat. Afar off, the King of Hod sends his son, Gael, out to find the cat, but he is delayed when he finds a cottage in the woods where a pot of soup is boiling. Gael eats it and falls asleep only to be awakened by an ogre. The ogre threatens to kill him, but Gael promises to give the ogre half a kingdom if he will take the prince back to the kingdom of Hod. After many misadventures with the ogre, a cat is found. Is it the right cat? Does the ogre get half the kingdom? Does Gael? Or was it all just Cat Soup?
speaking about “Raven One”
UNARMED OVER HOSTILE TERRITORY...For a moment Wilson froze and looked at the white-helmeted pilot who sat high on the nose of the colossal fighter. Across the small void, he saw the pilot’s eyes peer over his mask. Dark, chilling eyes…Wilson kicked right rudder to slide closer and jam any chance for a bandit gunshot. When the bandit pulled all the way over, almost on its back but in control, he cursed in frustration at what he knew was coming next. The hostile fighter reversed over the top in a negative-g maneuver, his nose tracking down on Wilson like a falling sledgehammer in slow motion. Horrified, Wilson realized he faced an imminent snapshot. With the little air speed he had, his inverted his Hornet to avoid the attack. His aircraft still rolling, Wilson saw that the monster had another weapon at its disposal…
speaking about “The Byzantine Pineapple ”
This author’s interview and book can also been seen on your television screen. Look for “THE AUTHORS SHOW” app on AMAZON FIRE TV and on the ROKU CHANNEL.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and over again, expecting a different result, so why should anyone believe that either the political right or the political left has a plan to solve the socioeconomic, legal, political (SELP) issues facing citizens around the globe when all they do is the same failing things over and over again? That's insane! The byzantine pineapple applies systems analysis and systems design methodology to propose a redesign of governmental SELP systems, including a new macroeconomic flat tax for the rising class of independents to implement. It is time to wake up from the matrix!
speaking about “Good Morning I Love You, Maintaining Sanity & Humor Amidst Widowhood, Caregiving and Alzheimer's”
Sometimes, we find ourselves in situations where we haven’t much choice. Our heart tells us one thing while our mind tells us something entirely different. And Sometimes…We’re reluctant to admit that the person silently hiding within us is a much better version of our self than we ever realized was possible. That’s what Veasey learned, the hard way, after her husband died in 2017. That’s when she became her parents’ caregiver 24/7, and they both had Alzheimer’s. This is a truthful, personal story that bares the author’s soul as she struggled to find acceptance, forgiveness, and peace. You’ll shed a few tears and laugh along the way. But never forget that this could be you one day, a reluctant caregiver for a loved one. As Vicki states in the introduction, “No one should enter this world of caregiving blindsided, without some idea of what to expect.” Veasey takes us on a behind the scenes tour of the emotional struggles, relentless stress, and daily frustrations she contended with as her parents’ caregiver, while simultaneously trying to come to grips with the reality of recent widowhood. Despite everything, the author never gave up, even though there were many times when she was tempted to. Along the way, Vicki learned more about herself and her relationship with God; an enlightenment that helped her to accept the new chapter of her life as a widow and full-time caregiver. Her story is both spellbinding and honest, passionate and raw. Eventually, she was able to look herself in the mirror at night and say, “I’m an amazing caregiver!” The author doesn’t mince her words regarding her concerns about widowhood, quality of care for our loved ones afflicted with Alzheimer’s and dementia, the quality of life for dementia caregivers, and the need for short-term respite care so caregivers can take a much-needed break from caregiving once in a while. Scattered throughout the book are Caregiving Tips from the Heart. These invaluable bits of information, thirty-six in all, are provided to assist Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers. This book also includes an extensive bibliography and additional resource materials. Someday, you may find yourself a widow, widower, or dementia caregiver, are you prepared? Veasey wasn’t at the time, but she learned the hard way how to make the best of a bad situation and she learned so much about herself in the process. And, rather than turn her back on the experience, she’s embraced it by becoming an advocate for Alzheimer’s, dementia, and widowhood. “No one but another widow can understand what a widow goes through. And no one but another caregiver knows what a dementia caregiver goes through.”
speaking about “The Augmented Man”
What do you do with a deadly weapon when it's no longer needed?
Nicholas Trailer is the last of The Augmented Men, beings created first by society and completed by a political group the public can't even imagine exists. Captain James Donaldson takes severely abused and traumatized children and modifies them into monsters capable of the most horrifying deeds without feeling any remorse or regret. But the horrors of war never stay on the battlefield. They always come home. Battling what society and science has made him, Nick Trailer discovers he is loved. From the horrors of childhood to the horrors of a war, what does it take for someone to find true love and peace? Especially when everyone has their own agenda, from the senators who sanctioned his making to the Governor of Maine who wants to use Nick's struggle to propel himself to the White House. The Augmented Men were good at war, perhaps a little too good. Now they have to come home...or do they? What do you do with man-made monsters? Nick must decide if his friends are his friends and if his enemies are his enemies, all while protecting the woman he loves.
speaking about “Self Enquiry: A Testimony”
Michael J. Vincent uses his life story to illustrate how experience, no matter how trivial or intense and life-changing, becomes a deep well of learning for us to draw upon in our search for truth.
Exploring his journey through life, Michael demonstrates how the Practice of Self Enquiry can quieten the mind-driven anxieties, doubts and fears that grow along the way, moving us to a place of peace, fulfilment and positive action.
No doctrine; no belief system; not a crutch, mask or sticking plaster; Self Enquiry is a profound, radical and powerful Practice with one clear message: Believe in yourself.
speaking about “Gaining A.C.C.E.S.S. to Lead Others: 14 Activities critical to continuous evolution & success for self”
Being a leader is a scary thought. You are responsible for individuals who are not related to you and whom you cannot control 100%. This group of people does not look like you, think like you, talk like you, or have the same interests as you. These people may not even like you. Yet, somehow, you have to get them to follow you. Most of these same statements hold true for your role when you are being led. There is someone responsible for leading you. You cannot control, speak, or even think like that person. How can we effectively survive to do and be our best every day?
In this second book of the LEAP Series, Dr. Elizabeth A. Carter once again provides you access to information based on situations that have impacted her life. Gaining A.C.C.E.S.S. to Lead Others: 14 Activities Critical to Continuous Evolution & Success for Self shines a spotlight on the three elements that have helped, hindered, and heightened her journey in leadership: chemistry, confidence, and communication. Including motivational quotes from pioneers such as John Quincy Adams, Oscar Wilde, Plato, and Helen Keller, Dr. Carter expands her use of alliterations and acronyms to entertain and educate her readers with topics and phrases such as•First impressions: “First Flush Final”—Don’t expect the hand you were dealt to change.•Overcoming obstacles: “No Not Never”—Response is temporary, not permanent.•Working with others: “Sometimes, you must DUMB it down” (Decode for Understanding and Maximizing Buy-in).•Leading volunteers: Accountability measures needed if “there is not a process of a review, raise, or reprimand.”
At the end of each section, there are reflection questions, and the last chapter helps you decide what actions you will take next. Get “access-smart” and let chemistry, confidence, and communication increase your effectiveness when leading others and being led.
speaking about “Dr. Stern's Rotation Diet”
AT LAST: A LIFETIME WEIGHT-LOSS SOLUTION WITH PROVEN RESULTS
If you struggle with weight loss, if you find yourself nearing your goals only to see them slip away, if you’re tired of programs that promise more than they deliver, or even if you’ve never tried a weight-loss program before, Dr. Stern’s Rotation Diet is the solution. Let Dr. Michael Stern show you how to . . .
- set healthy and realistic weight-loss goals
- kick-start your weight loss with a lightning-fast rapid-reduction technique
- evaluate weight-loss options and choose the ones that are right for you
- build your own rotation diet for lifelong weight maintenance
- feel better, have more energy, and add years to your life through healthier habits
- master motivation, meditation, and mindfulness skills that will enhance every area of your life and career
Wherever you are in your health and wellness journey, Dr. Stern’s Rotation Diet provides the science and the solutions to deliver the results you seek. Start today and make the change to a happier, healthier, and more satisfying way of life.
speaking about “The Pit: Memoir of an Emergency Physician”
After forty-five years in medicine, over forty of them as an emergency physician, Dr. Gary Conrad has seen almost everything. Brace yourself and take his hand as he guides you deep into and through the steaming guts of medical school, internship and emergency medicine, where exposure to infectious diseases, emotional upheaval and life-threatening situations are commonplace. Learn how physicians approach family members about the death of a loved one, what “sphincter moments” are, how doctors deal with performing repulsive procedures they’d rather not do, and how they handle watching a patient die when nothing more can be done. "The Pit" will take you on an unpredictable, sometimes unsettling, roller coaster ride of tears, joy, offbeat, sardonic humor, success, failure, gut-wrenching moments, and much, much more.
speaking about “Sid and the Boys: Playing Ball in the Face of Race and Big Business”
This is a true story about a small town, big oil, an undersized high school basketball team, a coach with a huge heart, and how a season was nearly undone by well-intentioned corporate interference and racism.
Big oil and basketball both grew up in Bartlesville, Oklahoma in the first half of the twentieth century. The eleven-time national AAU champion Phillips 66ers and their corporate sponsor gained international fame together in the 1940s and 50s. Due in large part to Phillips Petroleum Company, Bartlesville had a highly educated and affluent population. Thanks also to Phillips, there was a stockpile of All-American basketball stars who lived there and served as coaches and mentors to youth throughout the community.
In the late fall of 1966, just as the high school basketball season was getting underway, one of those former players was dispatched by Phillips to “assist” the local team, only to learn that the help was unwelcome. What Phillips failed to understand was the loyalty between the coach and his team. In an exceptional and unexpected show of unity, as well as fierce loyalty, the players rallied around their coach and commenced their season, playing against the state’s largest schools. This is a heartwarming story of that coach, his team and the lasting impact of their remarkable relationship.
speaking about “Bird in a Snare”
When Hani, an Egyptian diplomat under Akhenaten, is sent to investigate the murder of a useful bandit leader in Syria, he encounters corruption, tangled relationships, and yet more murder. His investigation is complicated by the new king’s religious reforms, which have struck Hani’s own family to the core. Hani’s mission is to amass enough evidence for his superiors to prosecute the wrongdoers despite the king’s protection—but not just every superior can be trusted. And maybe not even the king!
speaking about “Bellow”
Tori has always been the nerd in school, but everything changes when Alyssa Perdue moves into town. Under Alyssa's wing, Tori discovers the world of high school popularity--boys, parties, and beauty. But how far is Tori willing to go to stay popular? And how much will she lose in the process?
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