The idea for Unfinished Stories came to me while I was sitting at my computer staring at a blank screen. No matter how much I sat there looking, I could not come up with any good ideas to write about - I had writer's block. I realized that I was probably only one of many other writers out there that suffered from this lack of creativity. So, I decided to come up with a theme-based book that is full of short stories. The unique thing about this book is none of the stories are complete. They all stop in the middle. I am leaving it up to the reader to finish the story. My first book, "Unfinished Stories," was all based off my photographs that I had taken over the years. I simply looked at the photo and came up with a story. This time, I decided to use a popular state and road trip in that state to come up with stories. If you follow each story, it will take you from Los Angeles, California all the way to Fort Bragg, California along one of the most popular road trips, and one of the most beautiful, in the country, Highway One. Each chapter is titled after a town that can be found on Highway One. The stories are all individual, which means, you can read any chapter and any time - no two chapters are related to any other chapter. I hope you enjoy getting some creative motivation. And I hope you produce some fantastic second parts to all the stories.
Notebook Planner California Pacific Coast Highway 1 CA Highway One. This Notebook Planner California Pacific Coast Highway 1 CA Highway One is a wonderful multi-purpose journal for sketching, jotting down thoughts, and writing notes This Notebook Planner California Pacific Coast Highway 1 CA Highway One is perfect for your friends, girl, children, boy, your mother, girlfriend, sister, family . This notebook makes a great gift for any graduation, christmas, birthday, anniversary, thanksgiving.
The California Highway Patrol has its roots in the early 1920s motorcycle traffic cops employed by counties and cities. The CHP became a separate state entity in 1929 and has grown from the early traffic enforcement role to that of one of the premier law enforcement agencies in the United States. Their responsibilities range from patrolling the freeways and county roads of California to providing security for the state capital and other state buildings to protecting the governor and visiting dignitaries from around the world. The CHP has marshaled its forces to restore and maintain peace in times of war, civil unrest, or natural disasters.
On July 20, 1969 the whole world stopped. It was a day in which a man who grew up on a farm without electricity would announce, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." In this, the first ever biography of Neil Armstrong, Leon Wagener explores the man whose walk on the moon is still compared to humankind's progenitor's crawl out of the primordial ooze. And whose retreat back to a farm in his native Ohio soon after the last ticker tape confetti fell, has left him looked upon as a reclusive hermit ever since. This is the true story of a national hero, whose life long quest to walk on the moon truely mirrors our best selves, an American who braved incredible danger daily over a long career, finally achieving what seemed impossible, and broke free of the Earth's surly bonds proving forever that man can reach for the stars, and succeed. Relying on hundreds of interviews with family and friends of the astronaut, plus generous access to the NASA files, Leon Wagener explores the life of one of America's true heroes, in a book filled with extraordianry adventure, and even greater achievement. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
This book is primarily a biography of Richard Cookston Grace, but it includes short stories of his life, travel journals from thirty years of international travel and his ancestor family history, as well as some genealogical history.
The portion of California’s Highway 99 between Modesto and Bakersfield presents a fascinating and nostalgic environment. The highway has a unique charm and character that are significant to California natives, visitors, and those who have moved to the California Central Valley over the past century. This roadway has never been upscale or presumptuous but is truly egalitarian. This book is a pictorial and textual history of the highway itself, the cities and towns along the highway, and other locations in Northern California that evoke the same nostalgic feelings. Presented here are images taken in the region before Highway 99 was officially established. It includes images that were captured over the past century of Giant Orange juice stands, vintage signs, historical buildings, and other attractions that are part of the heritage. The author’s hope is to entertain, provoke thought, and provide glimpses into obscure slivers of history.
The life story of Viola Martinez, an Owens Valley Paiute Indian of eastern California, extends over nine decades of the twentieth century. Viola experienced forced assimilation in an Indian boarding school, overcame racial stereotypes to pursue a college degree, and spent several years working at a Japanese American internment camp during World War II. Finding herself poised uncertainly between Indian and white worlds, Viola was determined to turn her marginalized existence into an opportunity for personal empowerment. In Viola Martinez, California Paiute, Diana Meyers Bahr recounts Viola’s extraordinary life story and examines her strategies for dealing with acculturation. Bahr allows Viola to tell her story in her own words, beginning with her early years in Owens Valley, where she learned traditional lifeways, such as gathering piñons, from her aunt. In the summers, she traveled by horse and buggy into the High Sierras where her aunt traded with Basque sheepherders. Viola was sent to the Sherman Institute, a federal boarding school with a mandate to assimilate American Indians into U.S. mainstream culture. Punished for speaking Paiute at the boarding school, Viola and her cousin climbed fifty-foot palm trees to speak their native language secretly. Realizing that, despite her efforts, she was losing her language, Viola resolved not just to learn English but to master it. She earned a degree from Santa Barbara State College and pursued a career as social worker. During World War II, Viola worked as an employment counselor for Japanese American internees at the Manzanar War Relocation Authority camp. Later in life, she became a teacher and worked tirelessly as a founding member of the Los Angeles American Indian Education Commission.
The year is 2008, the place California. Vic Mahler, famous for having inspired cult followers in the seventies, serves time on death row, now facing a countdown of ten days. For years, his daughter, Lana, has been in hiding. Meanwhile, her friend Rose, a lawyer, is determined to bring the two together. When Rose succeeds in tracking down Lana at a California health spa, the two friends must negotiate land mines of memory in order to find their future. In sharp episodes infused with pathos and wit, Edie Meidav brings her acclaimed insight and poetry to the hope of friendship, parenthood, dystopia, and the legacy of the seventies. Lola, California speaks to our contemporary crisis of faith, asking: Can we survive too much choice?
Wanderlust Wining: California is a fun, delicious journey through many of California's finest wine countries; exploring their outdoor activities and wine tasting specialties. It's a one-stop-read to crafting active wine tasting trips in unique (and familiar) wine countries all over California. Discover how to kick off mornings with action-packed activities and spend the remainder of the day sniffing, swirling and sipping through local wineries. Learn how to taste wine like a pro and be in the "local know" about the best hiking and mountain biking trails or places to paddle, surf and sail. Visit creameries, galleries or savor a sustainable wine dinner served in the middle of a vineyard. Each fast-paced, easy-to-understand chapter offers light-handed wine education and historic facts about the area's wines, local parks and sports outfitter, "must-go" restaurants, art galleries, markets, vineyards, and more.
Striking full-colour guides. Bound in water repellent, film laminated covers. Extensive centre-spread maps of the state highlights locations featured in each book. Special 8-pocket and 4-pocket lucite display racks available with purchase of the series.