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taken from the explorers' diaries - dating from 60
to 180 years ago.
Narrated by Ken in an easy-going voice. These seven stories are particularly good for youngsters who could benefit from hearing such exciting stories read out loud - but any age will appreciate them. Five take place in the 19th century, and two take place in the 20th century, including Sir Edmund Hillory's historic first ascent, in 1953, of Mt. Everest, with Tenzing Norgay. One story has a Japanese explorer attempting to cross the Himalayas - his only companions are two sheep. Another has a solo climb of one of the Himalayas highest peaks, and having to spend the night standing erect on a vertical ice face, with no protective gear, thousands of feet above a glacier.
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first few pages
The story is told by a digital device (DD) and set at multi-decade increments in the future. DD's didn't need a reason to take-over the planet, but if a DD were asked, a ready answer would be forthcoming: To save the Environment. Since before DD's ancestors, computers, were created, humans had been busy destroying Earth's environment and endangering most of its species. As destruction and toxification became ever-more rampant, DD's and Robons felt they were left with no alternative than to push aside humankind, and take over.
Sample first two chapters
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AND THE HIPPIE The Buddha, Jesus, and a hippie convene on a hill near the Woodstock Music Festival while it's happenng, in summer 1969. They converse for awhile, then Buddha and Jesus sally off to roam on their own, and become immersed in quirky adventures in the nearby region. Spoiler altert: Jesus spends a night in jail for vagrancy.
The term 'CIA Brat' is derived
from the term 'army brat.' The
connection, in this case is the author's father, an immigrant who
started with America's
OSS (Office of Strategic Services) during WWII as liaison with the
Danish Underground, and stayed on as OSS transformed to become the CIA.
The mention of 'drugs,' in the subtitle is in the context of
recreational drugs used in the late 1960's, because that was when the
author was in his late teens and enmeshed in being a hippie. The term,
'nutzoid mom,' may sound denigrating, yet it's likely every American
family of that era had at least some dysfunctional members. Yet, if
there was a Razzie-like prize for most nutzoid mom, the woman described
in the memoir might be a top contender.
Born in Denmark in 1952 and due to his father's various postings, wound up changing schools 11 times, spread over 5 countries. There were sheltered elitist times as well as 'down in the dumps' times – some triumphs as well as some low points, such as: spending a belladona-addled night in jail during the Newport Jazz Festival. The memoir contains more than a few head-bashingly close calls, some examples; two angry van drivers near Paris, a sexually frustrated bus driver wielding a metal bar in Madrid, two junkies from D.C. who had their drug-money heist spoiled, and saving an 80 lb. teenaged gal from getting raped by two 350 pounders along the Chesapeake Bay bridge. Some of the many tangential topics ruminated about in this memoir include; describing the pineal gland and how it relates to spiritual experiences, death according to blues/folk-legend Elizabeth Cotton, how to form a gigging R&B band, lucid dreaming, and why Nixon's transcribed tapes were so rife with 'expletive deleted.' The e-book is only $9. As soon as order is received the ebook in .pdf will be sent to your email address. Please don't pass the ebook around to anyone other than a few folks you're close with. Thanks in advance! EXCERPTS / sample pages
Story of Milarepa
Thai Words Taken From
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Hong Kong, What if...? excerpts here
If just one or two small things had transpired differently, prior to the 1997 hand-over, Hong Kong would likely still be a British colony or quite possibly an independent state, like Singapore. Strange as it sounds, Chinese officialdom wasn't cognizant of the treaty describing the hand-over - until British officials informed them in 1979. Chinese officialdom were unawares, because of the cavalcade of tumultuous events which took place in China during the 20th Century. The last treaty signed, by British and Chinese officials, actually specified that the most important part of the colony (delineated by 'Boundary Road') remain a member of the British commonwealth 'in perpetuity.'
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