Channel 4 — June 21, 2021
Today’s featured interview:
speaking about “When Family Calls”
Long Distance Caregiving can be challenging—and one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.
No one is ever fully prepared to help a family member through a difficult illness, and aging issues, let alone prepare their loved ones for death. In today’s world many are called upon to help from afar—children, nieces or nephews, siblings and even friends. There are many “how to” books out there on caregiving but few share their story—the raw emotions, the exhaustion—but that show how, in the end, the caregiver gains wonderful gifts and a deepened love and understanding for those they help.
In her first book for adults, Caroline H. Sheppard shares her story of how she was called to oversee the care for five family members over a fifteen year period (from 1999 to 2014). Due to the physical distance between those in need and herself, she learned the ups and downs and ins and outs of long distance care and how challenging and rewarding it can be.
speaking about “The In-Between Artist”
The successes and struggles of influential twentieth century artist Tony D'Orazi are detailed in this first-ever biography, The In-Between Artist: The Story of Tony D'Orazi, from his early years as a child prodigy in Missoula, Montana, to his ascension into an award-winning artist by way of New York City and Chicago and his days working for Disney to ultimately becoming the radio and television personality known as Uncle Tony O'Dare, "the first cartoonist of the air." Tony's personal struggles would repeatedly attempt to derail his artistic ambitions, but the art would always find a way to persevere.
Along his ascent, he would also meet his true love, whom he formed a vaudeville act with, which found them entertaining crowds across America. From there, he became a husband and father of four, who constantly struggled to find balance between his roles as a visual artist and family man, all while battling with severe bouts of mental illness.
This is a portrait of an artist and entertainer which also includes later chapters of his life, in which he went on to become a successful salesman and character actor, all while still pursuing his need to create. In the end, despite all these roles he played and the countless hurdles he faced, Tony remained an artist in between. Ultimately, his story proves that no matter what obstacles he faced, his art always found a way.
speaking about “Investable Benchmarks: A Guide To ETFs, Technology and Leverage”
This book answers:
1. Which ETF portfolio gained 976%, 4x the S&P 500?
2. Which bond ETF returned 7x the Aggregate Index?
3. Which leveraged ETF delivered over 60x? “Academic studies show that benchmark indexes are hard to beat. Using them as investment cornerstones within your portfolio, as this book suggests, is darn good advice. Beyond that, this book provides an investing framework for how to amplify potential returns using leverage.
David knows his stuff!” -Ron Delegge, Founder @ ETFguide
speaking about “Boss”
Dr. Jules Montgomery needed a hero for just one night. Dane Andrews, Boss to the men who know him, had only one rule--never mess with any woman in his home town. All it took was her arms wrapped around his neck, and her soft, warm lips caressing his ear as she whispered, "Help a girl out. Your name's Gary, and you're my boyfriend."
Boss quickly stepped into the role of hero and fantasy boyfriend, finding it impossible to say no to the mesmerizing beautiful redhead. He played Gary to her Red. For one night only, they belonged to each other.
Five years later, fate and a redheaded four-almost five-year-old reunite them once again. Life has gone on, although neither has forgotten the other. Jules returns to her home town to reconcile with her aunt, only to discover that her aunt is the housekeeper to Boss, a man with an occupation that goes against everything Jules holds dear. Boss is considered a hero by those who know him, although he now needs a service dog by the name of Lucky to keep him safe. Together, man and dog, become the heroes that Jules needs once again to keep her and her daughter safe for more than one night.
speaking about “Perpetual”
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.
"No government or corporation will control perpetual energy. My discovery will be free for the world, or nobody gets it at all!" His own words haunt Dr. Jackson after his wife’s suspicious death. Can a reclusive man at a Lake Michigan compound, surrounded by security tighter than the White House, protect his son and himself from ever-powerful enemies? A generation later, an all-American whiz kid named Matthew Eaton learns the answer to that question. Who, if anyone, will control Dr. Jackson’s miracle of science? The Perpetual series bursts off the first page when Matthew witnesses three men gunned down before his eyes. But not before he and Maria are handed the keys to solving one of society’s greatest dilemmas—how the world can fuel its insatiable energy demands. Drawn by a chance encounter into the life of a charismatic stranger called Cracker Jack, Matthew is soon dodging bullets from evildoers—to whom profit trumps life.
While Matthew and Maria take flight along the East Coast in a battered VW Bus, seemingly unrelated events unfold around the globe, some set in motion decades before Matthew was born. Can Matthew trust those closest to him? Can he trust the FBI? Can he trust anyone?
speaking about “Learning to Dance in the Rain II - Surviving Grief, Internet Dating and Romance Scams”
“Learning to Dance in the Rain II,” by Shelby Wagner, is a compelling and inspirational story of loss and grief which encourages healing and activity as the means to progress beyond the grief and return to a life of balance and well-being. The author’s seventy-eight years of life experiences are carefully woven into informative discussions about multiple topics of interest including quality decision-making, self-awareness, and lifestyle comparisons so that readers can determine what they want to be “when they grow up.”
Should they decide to date again, Wagner offers the pros and cons of senior dating and internet dating while exposing the techniques of deceitful romance scammers. Wagner knows! She has learned the hard way and shares her knowledge to help raise awareness and educate others so they can protect themselves physically, emotionally and financially. Learn from a master! The life (or inheritance) you save may be your own!
speaking about “SMACK in the MIDDLE: My Turbulent Time Treating Heroin Addicts at Odyssey House”
In 1967, an eager 30-year-old psychotherapist named Gibbs Williams was offered a job treating heroin addicts at an innovative therapeutic community in lower Manhattan called Odyssey House. What followed over the next seventeen months represents one of the most harrowing and illuminating journeys a young professional can experience at the beginning of his career, due - in large part- to Odyssey's brilliant, pioneering, inscrutable, and mercurial founder and Director, (both a lawyer and psychiatrist). Williams documents his personal and professional Odyssey at Odyssey House in a new book that is both a fascinating look back and an important mirror on some of the most vexing problems our society faces today.
speaking about “Liberty's Flight”
Liberty's Flight is the first in a series of novels attempting to capture the spirit and flavor of the evolvement of our nation. Well-known personages and events are seen through the eyes of an irredeemable Jacobite, who fled Scotland at the end of a bayonet fixed on a Brown Bess by order of King George II.
speaking about “Undercover: Crime Shorts”
Under one cover for the first time a collection of crime shorts from Jane Risdon with more twists and turns than Spaghetti Junction - a must for those who enjoy gripping yarns.
speaking about “Salvaging Civilization: Uniting America with Christian Values”
By now most Americans realize that our Republic is in crisis, countered by Donald Trump and 74 million voters. The challenge is (1) comprehending the danger; (2) identifying what is necessary to reverse it; and (3) providing effective plans to accomplish that goal. Those answers are the theme of this book.
How will we unite? Our Republic is rooted in Christian values but Christians are declining in America; many are atheists or in-between. From theology, Dr. Mike explains that atheists and Christians are essentially compatible, everyone united by common values.
Dr. Mike refutes the obsession with racism and slavery, quoting the slaves themselves. He proves that Jefferson and the founders of the Republic were their heroes, not oppressors.
He then exposes the dysfunction and irrationality of communism and reveals how it has permeated America. Drawing from scripture, he contrasts communism with universal values that can restore our civilized way of life.
Most important, then he outlines plans to salvage civilization and our Republic. This is a call to action.
speaking about “The Moonshiner’s Daughter”
Set in North Carolina in 1960 and brimming with authenticity and grit, The Moonshiner’s Daughter evokes the singular life of sixteen-year-old Jessie Sasser, a young woman determined to escape her family’s past . . .
Generations of Sassers have made moonshine in the Brushy Mountains of Wilkes County, North Carolina. Their history is recorded in a leather-bound journal that belongs to Jessie Sasser’s daddy, but Jessie wants no part of it. As far as she’s concerned, moonshine caused her mother’s death a dozen years ago.
Her father refuses to speak about her mama, or about the day she died. But Jessie has a gnawing hunger for the truth—one that compels her to seek comfort in food. Yet all her self-destructive behavior seems to do is feed what her school’s gruff but compassionate nurse describes as the “monster” inside Jessie.
Resenting her father’s insistence that moonshining runs in her veins, Jessie makes a plan to destroy the stills, using their neighbors as scapegoats. Instead, her scheme escalates an old rivalry and reveals
long-held grudges. As she endeavors to right wrongs old and new, Jessie’s loyalties will bring her to unexpected revelations about her family, her strengths—and a legacy that may provide her with the answers she has been longing for.
speaking about “Chagford Revisited”
Marker, an American Anglophile software engineer, has purchased the home Evelyn Waugh stayed in while writing Brideshead Revisited. He soon discovers the house is a money pit and quickly runs through his life’s savings. To save his home, he and his friends from the Castrated Goat, his local pub, start staging 1930’s style murder mystery role-play weekends for guests in Marker’s home. This attracts the attention of cheapskate BBC producers, who seize upon the low-cost opportunity to produce a lucrative TV series. Marker soon runs afoul of the Lord Mayor’s wife, the patrons of the Tortured Terrier, a supercilious rival pub, and the law. After causing an international diplomatic incident, getting arrested, and surviving a septuagenarian sex scandal, he succeeds in making Chagford the singles destination in the UK. But is this the Chagford he came to England to find?
speaking about “Scuba Zak Meets Thaddeus the Barracuda”
Scuba Zak discovers a friend when he meets Thaddeus, a creature with fins. On this great dive adventure, Scuba Zak realizes sometimes things are not always what they seem. Enjoy this rhyming tale of misunderstanding and a newfound friendship. Visit Alice's website: tigerflybooks.com
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