For some people, nothing will replace a book in their hand – not a Kindle, not a Nook, not an Ipad, or the smartest phone ever invented! Reading a book is a great escape and takes us to places we may never get to in any other way.
We may read for entertainment, to pass the time, to visit other worlds, to expand our sense of what is possible. We hunt for treasure, rarely satisfied, but seeking new things to which we can aspire, clues and answers to what our lives are meant to be. At best, perhaps, we read to challenge ourselves and to be changed.
Chase takes his readers on a journey across the world of crime, visiting Amazonia in the middle of the Colombian civil war, and trekking through other countries as well, to show how individuals smuggle drugs into the United States. His book exposes the lies he says are perpetrated by governments in the war on drugs. He also explores the death of cocaine kingpin and leader of the Medellin cartel Pablo Escobar who the U.S. government claimed they had killed in 1993. When interviewed by agents from both the Department of Justice and the CIA over this issue in 1997, they were allowed to ask Chase just one ‘yes or no’ question according to the agreement given by his attorneys. The question was simple, to the point and Chase quoted it word for word: “Is Pablo Escobar still alive?” Read more about the Air Pirates book and the author Brian Chase, along with excerpts of the book.
There are 508 Stars in the Sky Book is a fun and delightful story of two little girls who set out on a backyard adventure to answer one of natures great wonders: How many stars are in the sky? Jane and her cousin Madison are two young girls who embark on a backyard adventure as they try to answer the night sky’s greatest challenge — numbering the stars in the sky. Karen Fulton’s artwork fully complements Marky Allen’s gentle and entertaining picture-book story. There Are 508 Stars In The Sky is enthusiastically recommended reading for any child who has ever gazed with wonder at the stars in the heavens and wondered the same thing as Jane and Madison! Read more about the There are 508 Stars in the Sky book and about the author Marky Allen.
So why read with the Internet, Twitter, Facebook, smart phones, and the television droning in the background all day and half the night?
Although Dixie Dave Minar began his culinary career in Florida, he was always a Michigander at heart.
He found his real calling when he moved back to Michigan in 1987 and took over The Old Dixie Inn in Birch Run, Michigan. Along with his wife Terry, Dave turned it into an up-scale, white-tablecloth restaurant that became famous for its outstanding wild game menu.
With customers constantly asking him for his recipes and culinary secrets, Dave decided to compile a cookbook. Now in its fourth edition, “Dixie Dave’s Wild Game Recipes Cookbook” contains over 180 recipes for fish and fowl, venison, rabbit and other wild game.
Available at Michigan-Made.com, the cookbook includes 60 more recipes than previous editions. AND – Dixie Dave is very happy to personally autograph and inscribe a copy to you or to any friend, relative or acquaintance who appreciates the special enjoyment of cooking wild game.
Dave’s renown as a top tier wild game chef grew substantially in 1991, when he made his debut on Mike Avery’s Outdoor Magazine television show. Each week since then, Dixie Dave can be seen at the end of the program, preparing another wild game dish for viewers to enjoy.
Dave’s passion for “the wild” extends far beyond the kitchen. . . when he’s not in his chef’s hat and apron, Dave is enjoying the great Michigan outdoors, as a hunting and fishing sportsman. He also devotes much of his time to cooking wild game dinners as fund-raisers for charitable groups.
Get your autographed copy of Dixie Dave’s Wild Game Recipes Cookbook today!
The exquisite creations of artisan Debra Groat raises the meaning of “natural beauty” to a whole new level – the raw materials of her necklaces, earrings, bracelets and other heirloom jewelry pieces are living items, rare seeds lovingly cultivated on her own family farm.
If you’re like most people, you thrive on the artistry of Mother Nature. With Debra’s unique jewelry items, you can make that natural beauty part of your own persona.Debra discovered the jewel-like quality of rare seeds and beans in 2003 when her brother grew and dried some of them on their family centennial farm in East Central Michigan. “I was astonished by their intricate beauty,” says Deb. “The seeds were gorgeous; opening each dried pod was like finding a treasure.
“I felt their individual beauty needed to be showcased, and making them into jewelry seemed to be the perfect way to present them.”
The rich, true colors of the seed and bean “jewels” encompass the entire spectrum. . . .from the deep garnet hue of the Mandan Red Corn to the onyx black of the Cherokee Trail of Tears bean ; from the caramel and cream of the Paint Dry bean to the azure and silver of the Hopi Blue Flour Corn. . . . .each reflects genuine, innate, organic beauty.
Debra uses over 20 different seeds and beans to craft her jewelry items. Each item, of course, is entirely hand made, and therefore each is unique. Although Debra may make several items in the same design, each is intrinsically different because there is no “mass production” whatsoever. Each seed and bean “jewel” is distinctly its own creation, having been planted in the moist rich earth, nurtured by the sun and rain, harvested, dried and shelled by hand, and then lovingly fashioned into pieces of wearable art. In addition to her in-stock pieces, Debra will gladly work with you to design and create an item or a set which is distinctly your own.
When you purchase a piece of Saverine Creek heirloom jewelry, you literally have an instant “heirloom”. . . .each of the seeds and beans are heirloom seeds – genetically untouched rare beans and corn passed down from generation to generation, ancient strains once propagated for their life-sustaining nutritional properties. Saverine Creek Heirlooms helps to keep these rare strains alive, by incorporating these beautiful “gems of the soil” into unique handmade jewelry.
Like jewelry made from precious or semi-precious stones, Saverine Creek Heirlooms will last a lifetime, and be passed down from generation to generation. Naturally preserved by drying, the seeds and beans which comprise the jewelry pieces will exist indefinitely in this preserved state, and are not affected by body oils, moisture or humidity. No special care is required.
If you have a passion for the natural world, if you appreciate all things organic, if you treasure the agricultural heritage of ancient peoples throughout the centuries, AND love naturally beautiful things, Saverine Creek Heirlooms provide exactly the gift you’re seeking. Whether for yourself or others, a one-of-a-kind piece created by Debra Groat incorporating gorgeous, rare seeds or beans, will make the statement that you not only have exquisite taste, but also truly appreciate the distinctive beauty that’s only found in nature.If you would like to purchase a one-of-a-kind piece of rare seed or rare bean jewelry, shop Saverine Creek Organic Heirloom Jewelry.