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Episode 2919: WORLD PEACE OF GLORY AND SENSES by Magic Man
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Episode 2919: WORLD PEACE OF GLORY AND SENSES by Magic Man
World Peace of Glory and Senses by Magic MasonSchools have taught us that humans only have five senses. But revolutionary thinker Magic Mason proposed that instead of five, humans have nine senses. This revolutionary idea, as propsed by Mason, should be taught at all levels in school. He believes that with enough learning and research, people will be able to find ways to satisfy these nine senses and lead satisfactory lives, leading to a safer and sated society.Included in this book is the concept of one language—the language of the world. Here, Mason champions the idea of having only one world language to avoid misunderstanding. He proposed to have this inegrted in the different curriculum around the world. Another portion of the book also tackles about architecture and design—from foundation to roof plan.World Peace of Glory and Senses is a cornucopia of subjects from linguistics, to architecture.   Majid Khodabandeh was born in Tehran, Iran, moved to Germany in 1985 and moved to the United States in 1989.  He is a U.S. Citizen.  He has traveled all over the world and has published several books.  He studied construction Management at Northern Kentucky University and earned a Master of Public Administration.  Majid is working on his PhD. in General Psychology.  He was married and now divorced.  He is a sales specialist in big retail stores.  Also, a talented painter.  He likes to write and build houses or additional rooms.  He has designed houses and is an inventor and has two utility patents, one is a political chess game and the other is the super bed.  Author of a number of books including "World Peace of Glory and Senses".https://pageturner.us/bookstore/world-peace-of-glory-and-senses#https://magic-mason.com/#bookhttp://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/41824pt3.mp3
Episode 2916: ESCAPE TO HAPPINESS by George Park
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Episode 2916: ESCAPE TO HAPPINESS by George Park
Escape to Happiness by George ParkGenealogy is a difficult undertaking in today’s world. People are afraid to meet and hesitant to provide information about themselves or family. Many are secretive that only after their death does information become public. Thus, George is pleased to offer his life’s work of over forty-five years.Where did you come from? George’s books will answer some of those questions, as well as introduce you to cousins you’ve never met. Perhaps you should take the time. Look them up and say hello.George Park was born in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1943. His mother was Elgis Rogers, daughter of Cleve Rogers whose wife was Sallie Richardson.Over the years, George has lived in many different states from Texas to Washington, D. C. He has also travelled extensively across Europe, South America, and to many other countries. He has pretty much seen and done everything and has met many people along the way.George became interested in his family history in the early 1980s. Many times, before, they took vacations, he would map out their travel route so they could pass near a relative and visit. He’s accumulated information about his family tree.George is seventy-five and has been happily married for fifty yeas with two daughters, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He is retired and busy filling in the blanks about the family he’s never met. He practices with the piano daily and hopes to play it better. He read lots of novels, watches lots of movie, and eats too much popcorn. He loves to cook and does all things that typical old guys dream of doing. He also had a life-long love of classical music and two bookcases fill of orchestra scores. https://pageturner.us/bookstore/escape-to-happinesshttp://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/41824tba.mp3
Episode 2915: THESE ARE NOT DRUNK AS YE SUPPOSE by Aaron W. Brown
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Episode 2915: THESE ARE NOT DRUNK AS YE SUPPOSE by Aaron W. Brown
These Are Not Drunk as Ye Suppose by Aaron W. BrownDavid Miller is a petty criminal, a gifted writer, a charming but abusive alcoholic, and five car pile-up waiting to happen. He also teams up with his best friend Norman as they rob tourists and do odd jobs for local Vegas crime boss Jo Jo No Eyes. However, David is soon presented with an opportunity. His ex-girlfriend, Delia, will submit his latest book to her publishing company if he can pull himself together long enough to finish it. Will David Miller destroy David Miller?Aaron Brown is originally from Austin, Tx but now resides in Henderson. He is also an independent filmmaker, a musician and a producer. Most days he can be found curled up with a good book. https://pageturner.us/bookstore/these-are-not-drunk-as-ye-supposehttp://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/41824pt1.mp3Stetson's Blues by Aaron W. BrownStetson's Blues takes us on a wild ride with a modern day cowboy hitman named Stetson Manor who has such a strong work ethic, that when he decides to take a “staycation”, he gets so restless he begins killing out of need and want rather than professionalism. Stetson also has a complicated dating life that grows increasingly more confusing the more he finds out about the three women he is dating. The women lead him deeper into a darker mystery that involves crime boss Jo Jo “No Eyes” and his own dark nature that attracts supernatural forces, haunting him at night. Glowing eyes in the darkness and a distant...howling.Aaron Brown was raised in Austin,Texas and now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.  This is his second published novel.  He is also a musician, filmmaker and screen writer.  Make sure to check out Aaron's first novel and companion piece "These Are Not Drunk As Ye Suppose".https://pageturner.us/bookstore/stetsons-blues
Episode 2908: THE GREAT DEPRESSION: MENTAL HEALTH by Jacqueline Ivey
Apr 11 2024
Episode 2908: THE GREAT DEPRESSION: MENTAL HEALTH by Jacqueline Ivey
The Great Depression: Mental Health by Jacqueline IveyJacqueline Ivey is a retired teacher and author of Book of Original Poems and Memoirs. She taught at the Campbell Senior High and Turie T. Small Elementary School in Daytona Beach, Florida; Gra-Mar and Haynes Elementary Schools in Nashville, Tennessee, Firestone, Barber, Fraunfelter and Henry Elementary Schools in Akron, Ohio; and she completed her teaching career after a twenty-three-year stint at the Lakeland Highlands Middle School in Lakeland, Florida.Jacqueline’s colorful The Great Depression: Mental Health draws from her own personal experience of clinical depression during her marriage to the late Mark Ivey III, Phar mD, M.D, and while caring for her loving husband, whose physical health was steadily deteriorating. She could not accept the reality that he might succumb to death at an early age.Jacqueline is a Christian, a widow, mother, former teacher and author. She attended Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University and graduated from Bethune-Cookman College, the now Bethune-Cookman University. She also took a writing course at Warner University in Lake Wales, Florida.She, too, has traveled extensively, visiting many parts of North America, South America, the Far East of East Asia, Northeastern Africa and Western Europe. She enjoys gardening, sewing and playing the piano.https://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/the-great-depression-mental-health/http://www.KingPagesPress.com   http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/41124kpp2.mp3
Episode 2907: DOC: THE SCORPION TEAM by Doc Jung
Apr 11 2024
Episode 2907: DOC: THE SCORPION TEAM by Doc Jung
Doc: The Scorpion Team by Doc JungFor forty years a man has kept his silence, never telling anyone he has ever met or worked with or for. Not even his family could be told; or repercussions, removal from service, and forfeit of all benefits would result.The government didn’t want you to know they had a secret weapon: three Special Forces teams put together with the best of the best. The Honorable President Ronald Reagan had his hands full with terrorists and the Cold War with the Soviet Union. When Iranian militants seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979, under President Jimmy Carter’s term of office, they held 52 Americans captive for 444 days. President Reagan knew he wasn’t going to ever allow this again.Now one brave man breaks his silence after forty years to honor his brave fallen brothers, and tells all his story, so you will know that they really did exist and their missions really did happen, despite the government’s coverup. This is the story of his life, his journey, his love of a lifetime that slipped away, and his struggles with PTSD and those who helped him along the way.About the AuthorDoc Jung is a retired military Veteran of 32 years of service. After retirement he worked for James Avery as a handmade jewelry tech. Then the opportunity came where he used his Airframe & Powerplant IA license to work for Texas Aircraft Manufacturing as their Quality Assurance Manager, which he still does today. His hobbies include, of course, target shooting and building handmade one-of-kind personalized birdhouses that reflect a person's personality. They are pieces of artwork and are on his Facebook page: HeyZombieLLC.Doc has always wanted to write books and even has some other rough draft books, but he has never pursued publishing them. This book is the true story he had to come out of silence to tell all, to honor his fallen Special Forces team brothers, to speak of his love of a lifetime that slipped away, and to reach out to those others who may be suffering from PTSD in hopes of stopping them from ending their own lives https://www.amazon.com/Doc-Scorpion-Team-Jung-ebook/dp/B0CVLCZYGY/ref=sr_1_1?dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.FSH8lJRVHvT0yrSz0hUP-ISVC18Km0YClBZzvo4nr7GHbcfZMKe8H7p8hIeYiyw8ZR8--bK9xbYbaCNRw7kDO98mOsJwI9XtDoUtPSFTG1-EGRDd57w9bVryqyAROukO14S9MQ9IK9-7lf4F2Swlj2BPZBhopXy0mxrgqACaqTnQ1lU51q7-KjOD96miMdvB6X163vN3A_KY8w_2_kX8O9lOF5m8gVYjKRGqhjpoOzc.fJP-Vo7BEZqNN3Wq7khHRjpXsbZtC_axiAhN17styPs&dib_tag=se&keywords=Doc%3A+The+Scorpion+Team&qid=1712330891&s=books&sr=1-1http://www.KingPagesPress.com    http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/41124kpp1.mp3
Episode 2906: THE LIGHTNING BRAIN SERIES by Cliff Ratza
Apr 11 2024
Episode 2906: THE LIGHTNING BRAIN SERIES by Cliff Ratza
The Girl Who Reset the Lightning Brain : The Lightning Brain Series by Cliff RatzaAfter an eighteen-month absence caused by a fire that destroyed her house and nearly incinerated her, Electra Kittner is now ready to reenter her life's multiverse arena, which she must now reset. She needed the solitude to recalibrate herself—physically and mentally—after a supra-international conspiracy tried to terminate her.Now, she has a new identity—Native American Indian Professor Electra Alisha Kirchner—for whom Indira the Singularity has created all documentation necessary to cover her early thirties. She is the newly appointed adjunct professor specializing in space medicine at UT Austin's Astrophysics Program.The old Irani-Alisha-Electra trio is officially dead, even though forensics investigators found no remains in the rubble of the fire. Electra changes identities to remain in the shadows while redirecting priorities and protecting her clone children and friends from danger due to association.Combining some of the past with the present, Electra is ready to deal with adversaries old and new, who don't know that the lightning brain is alive and well. World events are heating up, and Electra plans to cool some of them down, getting as much help as Indira sees fit to give. So follow the action-adventure trail that leads to far-flung venues where all the events will climax at another unguessable ending.Cliff Ratza considers himself a simple scholar, having parlayed four degrees—math, physics, business, and computer science—into a business career spanning numerous jobs, companies, and industries. He grew up in Chicago, graduating from top Illinois universities before launching his business career. He returned to Chicago to combine teaching with his business consulting career and adds novels to his portfolio of writing accomplishmentshttps://pageturner.us/bookstore/the-girl-who-reset-the-lightning-brainhttps://authorcliffratza.com/#homehttp://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/41124pt2.mp3
Episode 2905: ANGEL OF THE STORM by Larry Higdon
Apr 11 2024
Episode 2905: ANGEL OF THE STORM by Larry Higdon
Angel Of The Storm by Larry HigdonThey called him "Bad News" Johnson. His life consisted of heavy drinking, self pity, and violence. He reluctantly agreed to transport his best friend's granddaughter and her pets from Atlanta to Augusta. Little did he realize that this trip would provide the catalyst for a complete reassessment of his life.His ex-wife, Katy Nguyen, worked as an elementary school counselor until her school was demolished by a tornado. Eventually she was assigned to the most dilapidated school in the state, which faculty often referred to as "The School from Hell." At this elementary school her life entered a downward spiral comprised of leaking and exposed overhead pipes, busted windows, rats, and a principal who cared only about test scores. Katy must navigate her way out of the depression that her life circumstances have caused.WHEN LARRY HIGDON wrote ANGEL OF THE STORM, he was working as an elementary school counselor with kindergarten and first graders and was a registered play therapist. He is also a lawyer. LARRY has lived most of his life in metropolitan Atlanta.https://www.amazon.com/Angel-Storm-Larry-Higdon-ebook/dp/B0CKYB5RFF/ref=sr_1_1?crid=Q0LT0R0LIIN&keywords=angel+of+the+storm+by+larry+higdon&qid=1705611830&s=books&sprefix=angel+of+the+storm+by+larry+higdo%2Cstripbooks-intl-ship%2C335&sr=1-1https://angelofthestorm.com/www.urlinkpublishing.com   http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/41124lhurl.mp3