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Breeze

Feel the breeze. It is your fuel, your power. It is precious, as all natural things are! Always feel the source of your power, its strength, and know precisely where it is coming from. Face it. Welcome it. Put it to good use. Feel the breeze first thing, before ever getting underway, and then hoist and set your sails, course, mood, and everything else accordingly. Always make it a habit to feel the breeze no matter where you're at, on terra firma or on water, and then set everything else accordingly, including your disposition. It usually sets the mood just...

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Behind the Copper Fence: A Lifetime on Timpani

For 26 years I had the best seat in the house – often in the center of the stage, frequently in the spotlight, always in the clear view of conductors and the audience and constantly amid the passions that come with making good music. This is the story of how I got that seat, of many of the highs and a few of the lows that come with sitting there and of some of the wonderful people who shared my journey. Here are the details behind the creation of William Kraft's Timpani Concerto Number One, the mystery of being honored...

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428½ … My Journey Beyond the Railroad Tracks

428½ … My Journey Beyond the Railroad Tracks is a memoir of chasing dreams over the span of eight amazing decades. A childhood spent on the "wrong side of the tracks" in Indianapolis, Indiana in the '30s as the daughter of Greek immigrants — Georgia Buchanan's story-telling talent shines as she relates — against the rich backdrop of history — her images of the Depression of '29 — her recollections of WWII — her forays into the downtown movie and stage theaters as a teenager which opens the window to another world. A hard-earned degree in journalism from Butler University...

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Three Jews Walked into a Shopping Center…

The skills I developed to survive a childhood of poverty and abuse, propelled me from creative director to senior vice-president of the Simon organization. Along the way, I gathered a staff of creative geniuses, broke barriers for women, and most importantly, learned to love myself and others. But if you are looking for a book about how to succeed in business, don’t buy this one. The glory days of the 1980’s will never come again, and neither, quite frankly, will men like the Simon Brothers.

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Water Colors

In his book, Maurer concentrates his artistry on the smallest creatures that inhabit the reef. Don’t expect photographs of sharks, turtles, stingrays, and other large animals that roam the deep. Nature is especially kind to these animals whose bodies are resplendent with vibrant color balanced by nuanced hues. The vast majority of scuba divers are oblivious to the opportunity to observe this wonder. The scope of inquiry of most divers is greater than 10 feet. Maurer brings us to a vantage point of less than 6 inches. This book will be enjoyed by divers, snorkelers, aquaria enthusiasts and everyone with...

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Walking on Bamboo Stilts

To restrict one's voice to a single style or a single subject is self-limiting. My poems cover a variety of subjects, love and love lost, nature, death, the philosophical and spiritual. Some are humorous and some have a child- like naïveté. My style ranges from rhymed couplets and sonnets to free verse and prose poems, with an occasional concrete or patterned poem.

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Art In Motion

Art In Motion, a special event art initiative brought local and national artists, businesses, community and art organizations, schools and individuals together in an unprecedented way to have fun and celebrate the Indianapolis 500. Over 80 sculpted and decorated race car replicas were placed in the greater Indianapolis area. Fifty schools participated by creating miniature art cars. Artists submitted 300 proposed car designs for the official “Art In Motion.” Artists went “car-azy” with their designs. Race and art fans of all ages were in awe and giggled with delight and took thousands of photos as they walked around looking at...

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