Unusual Vintage Tractors

Unusual Vintage Tractors

Here's a unique photographic look at American tractors with captions telling their amazing stories. Historian C.H. Wendel uncovers the companies who made big and small discoveries that led to some very unusual workhorses.

The Aging Adonis

The Aging Adonis

August 4, 1996. Monday morning. Chase Chilton wakes up with the thought...Damn! Foiled again! Still burning from his date last night with a Hot Tamale. A fiesta that ended up in a fiasco! Chase picks up the morning paper, and this simple act precipites his immediate endeavor: trying to evade the APB issued in his name by the San Bruno Police Department. Seems he's the number one suspect in a murder investigation that has more twists than a pretzel; more wrinkles than a $50 suit; more turning points than a staircase in a lighthouse. Chase is chased and Chase is the chaser. He attempts to clear his name with a little help from his friends - retired Criminology Professor Jeremy Jenkins, and the brother of the victim, Mario Lopez, this year's leading apprentice jockey at Bay Meadows race track. The track where Chase mans a $50 Turf Club window. The race is on! to see if the three sleuths can uncover the real murderer. Before Chase is apprehended and incicted for the crime! For the Graduating Class of 1950 from Saint Agnes High School, Springfield, Missouri, by the class of the Class of 1950.

The Farm Fires

Firehouse Family Series Book 3

The Farm Fires

In 1934, newly-divorced Glynis Barneshill Hampton, returns to her family’s dairy farm in Dalebridge, a village north of Woodhill, Ohio.Woodhill Fire Department Captain Freddy Pratter has been called upon to investigate suspicious fires in Dalebridge, but a dead body in a ditch and a loose horse provide a chance meeting between Glynis and Freddy when Freddy is on the scene photographing the body for the police, and Glynis and her father stop to pick up the horse. A shared enthusiasm for photography sparks an interest between Glynis and Freddy, but the spark isn’t ignited without complications. A former boyfriend, a fire in an abandoned house where a body is discovered, and personal secrets stand in the way of Freddy and Glynis revealingtheir true feelings for each other. When their personal secrets are revealed, Freddy and Glynis think of many reasons why they shouldn’t be in love, but when the serial arsonist sets the Barneshill dairy barn on fire, and is caught, Freddy and Glynis realize their future happiness is with each other.

Scared to Life

Scared to Life

Divorced and free from an abusive husband, Paige Shugar moves to Pennsylvania’s Amish country. Will the quiet surroundings bring her the joy and peace she so desires, or will heartache find her once again? Can R.J., the town’s chief of police, protect Paige, and will he win her trust and love? Are Rory and Babs compatible, and does love happen a second time around? Scared to Life will answer these questions as Paige discovers who she is in Christ.

Appalachian Underground

Appalachian Underground

A man sets out for a night of gambling, yet ends up in a high-speed chase with a State Trooper that causes him to not be able to return home. During the night of gambling, he meets up with an old girlfriend from the past who believes he can win her a million dollars in a high-stakes poker game. First, they have to come up with the buy-in fee, and to do this, they have to play by the rules of a crooked small-town sheriff which puts them in the middle of an F.B.I. sting. From the very beginning, however, the C.I.A. has set them both up without anyone's knowledge, having their own plans for the money, should they win.

View from the Middle of the Road

A Mediator's Perspective on Life, Conflict, and Human Interaction

View from the Middle of the Road

Every day in mediation offices around the world, parties come together to tell their unique story as it relates to a conflict in their lives. In a single, prescient day, they expect to end their pending litigation. Sometimes the resolution requires money. Other times it requires an apology, an explanation or an agreement to put the conflict behind the disputants and move forward in peace. Sometimes, it just requires an impartial set of ears, an open heart and a willing third party to lead the way with dignity, decency and humanity. Such is the life of a mediator. The mediator is the glue: the compassionate ear that can listen deeply and find the connections between the two stories. While lawyers are trained to fight for the rights of their clients, mediators are trained to look for the validity of both points of view. It is, indeed, a different perspective. "View from the Middle of the Road" is a highly entertaining collection of mediation stories based upon a year of self-reflective analysis by author and prominent Los Angeles mediator, Jan Frankel Schau. The stories are intriguing, endearing and sometimes infuriating. The author takes the time to describe her "bird's eye" view and illustrate specific Mediator's Tools used by her in each dispute. Students of mediation, disputants and their counsel and Judges will find these tools incredibly useful and insightful. Where parties have a seat at the negotiating table and can be fully heard with compassion, an open-mind and an open heart, the implications for peace-making extend far, far beyond the litigated case. That is Jan Frankel Schau's View from the Middle of the Road: A Mediator's Perspective on life, conflict and human interaction.

Comfort

The Key to Happiness and Success in Over a Million and a Quarter Homes

Comfort


Betsy's Dream

Betsy's Dream

Growing up alone with no siblings, Betsy always felt alone. She always wanted a big family, but that wasn't going to happen. When her best friend moved away, she was devastated. She never could imagine that losing her parents as well was going to take a big toll on her life for the bad and the good. She would find further in life that she could be happy again and that dreams do come true. She always dreamed of owning a horse and competing with it. All she ever wanted to do was to be an equestrian. Later she would understand and believe that angels do exist and that there were some watching over her. Finding true love was going to be a blessing in disguise for her and finding it was just around the corner. Things happen for a reason, and miracles do come true.