It was a book about her son, Christian.
The same son who suffers daily from autism, and lights his mother’s life with a love born of innocence. Who, despite daily pain and confusion, laughs, smiles, and gazes with wonder at a world he will never truly know. Who will always lack that which the rest of us often take for granted.
This, then, is the story of one incredible, loving, laughing little boy, and his family’s painful journey toward understanding and coping with autism.
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￼Open a book, slip into the comfy seat of a movie theatre, turn on your favourite show or play your favourite video game and you will be transported to another world where you can escape from the day to day stresses of being human.
However, once that story or game has ended, you will slip back into the day to day grind of the real world.
Imagine being stuck in the world of make believe 24 hours a day, 7 days a week because the outside world is too confusing and painful.
This is how the real world feels like for Christian Traverse.
Inside you will be introduced to the world of one extraordinary boy, who at first glance, you will not find anything unusual about his sandy blond hair, his big, deep blue eyes, or even the long, dark lashes that would be the envy of any woman. You will not be taken aback by his crooked grin or the bubbly personality that can make just about anyone instantly fall in love with him. In fact, unless you know what to look for, you are not likely to notice anything different about him at all, but he is different.
This world we live in is confusing, overwhelming and painful because he has a condition known as autism.
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Death Flu: pray you won’t be a survivor…
Racists, murderers, rapists, and sociopaths — it seems that only the worst of America rises like human scum to the surface of a land shattered by the Death Flu. Only they have the strength to survive in a world where your neighbors and loved ones rise again after death, ravenous for your flesh.
In such a blighted world, would you really want to be one of the survivors?
And yet there are heroes too: men and women who battle to preserve at least some semblance of decency in a world gone insane. Their fight appears hopeless…
Death Flu — a novel you won’t dare to put down.
Not for the squeamish.
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You’ll never look at motel air conditioning the same way after you read Blue Coyote Motel.
Blue Coyote Motel is a suspense filled thriller about six travelers who stop and spend the night at a remote California desert motel. Each of them leaves the following morning “feeling good,” but unaware that they have inadvertently become addicted to a gaseous drug piped into their rooms. ‘
Jeffrey, the owner of the motel, is a scientist who was recently fired by a prestigious Southern California drug manufacturer for giving an anti-aging hormone he discovered to his beautiful Latina wife. Spinning slowly into the depths of insanity, he decides to test the effectiveness of another of his drug discoveries on unsuspecting motel guests. He calls the drug Freedom because it frees people from depression, anger, stress, grief, and aggression. Jeffrey has grandiose plans to make Freedom available throughout the world in order to bring about peace and harmony, but instead it causes grief and chaos in the lives of the motel guests. The cast of characters includes a defrocked priest, a Native American pediatrician, a wealthy widow, a Brazilian couple who owns gold mines and a salesman intent on finding himself.
Blue Coyote Motel presents an engaging look at the human frailties present in all of us.
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AA brief description:
Leah is accused of a crime she didn’t commit. Dumped by Adam, the man she planned to marry, she escapes to Aunt Jayne’s smallholding in the Kent village of Winkleigh Marsh. Heartbroken and homeless, she strives to clear her name and deal with her emotions. Jayne treats Leah’s unhappiness with herbal remedies, cowslip wine and common sense in equal measure. In return Leah works hard for the delicious home-cooked meals they share. She wrestles with sheep, breaks nails and gets stuck in the mud – learning as much about herself as she does about farming. Soon Leah is happy milking cows, mucking out pigs and falling halfway in love with Duncan, a dishy tractor driver. Back in London, steps are being taken to investigate what’s happened to the missing money. It looks as though the real embezzler must soon be unmasked and Leah will have to chose between resuming her old life or starting a new one. That’s when her problems really start!
From my new buddy on Facebook, Christina Worrell -
I’m excited to share the great news with you. My daughters book Goblin Spells Unicorns, has sold 15 copies in 3 days! Isn’t that awesome. All proceeds go to her brother Super D’s Autism cause. Super D has Autism, ADHD, and other disabitlites. Please show your support by liking his page, sharing it and checking out the book. It’s only 99 cents. Can’t beat one dollar to go to a nice cause.
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The chipper, affectionately known as the “Hog,” will take birch or maple logs up to 24 inches in diameter and reduce them to 3/4″ chips of wood. Employees were working late to make up for time spent repairing equipment malfunctions earlier in the day. When the Hog jammed, Michael climbed the conveyor belt feeding the chipper and used a rake to break up the bark jam in the chute.
Director C. William Freeman of the Bangor Occupational Safety and Health Administration said, “Generally, our experience (of fatal accidents involving chippers) has found two causes: inadequate machine guarding, or a failure to institute an effective lockout-tagout program when someone is unjamming pieces of equipment.” Apparently Michael was not a proponent of lockout-tagout procedures. His efforts were directed against a machine that was still in operation.
The Skowhegan resident was somewhat the worse for the wear after his passage through the Hog. Police Chief Butch Asselin said that the remains would be subjected to DNA analysis for a positive ID, and added “I hope I never, ever see anything like this, ever again. I had a hard time sleeping last night.”
(15 July 1999, Tennessee) Seven firefighters from the Sequoyah Volunteer Fire Department, located in rural Hamilton County north of Chattanooga, decided to impress their Chief by surreptitiously setting fire to a house, then heroically extinguishing the blaze. The men apparently hatched the plan in order to help Daniel, a former firefighter, return to duty.
Unfortunately, Daniel’s career plans were irreversibly snuffed when he became trapped while pouring gasoline inside the house. Surrounded by smoke and flames, he was unable to escape, and died inside the burning house on June 26.
His six accomplices are facing 87 years in prison for conspiracy, arson, and burglary.