A 2,160 Mile Expedition for Charity on the Appalachian Trail
Author: Jeff Alt
Pubpsher: Dreams Shared Publications
An entertaining walk along the Appalachian Trail, with bears, bugs, blisters, skunk bedmates, and hilarious food cravings. Alt dedicated his walk to his brother who has cerebral palsy. Alt's walk inspired an annual event that has raised over $100,000 for the Sunshine Home where his brother lives. As you walk along, you experience the success of turning dreams into goals and achieving them. Inspiring and humorous, Jeff's story sheds light on a simpler life. A Walk For Sunshine is an award-winning book and was featured on ESPN and Hallmark Channel. New to this edition: Epilogue focusing on Alt's life lessons from the trail with a focus on family, stewardship of the earth, and good health.
An Uplifting Adventure Across the Sierra Nevada for Depression Awareness
Author: Jeff Alt
Pubpsher: Dreams Shared Publications
Jeff Alt convinced his wife, a woman raised with the belief that vacations include hot showers, beaches, and warm beds, to hike the 218-mile John Muir Trail to help her overcome the loss of her brother to suicide and to spread the word that depression is treatable. Readers walk vicariously alongside Jeff and Beth, through three national parks, ending atop the highest mountain in the contiguous United States. Their adventure included bear encounters, beautiful scenery, rugged trails, lightning bolts, and food shortages-and they are still happily married! A Hike For Mike is an inspiring and humorous true-life adventure of perseverance and overcoming adversity. Includes a chapter with valuable facts about depression that offers readers information, resources, and hope; which was reviewed and endorsed by James Blumenthal, Ph.D.; Professor of Medical Psychology at Duke University.
Walking is the most popular physical activity in North America, and for good reason: it can be done by people of all ages and all levels of physical ability, the risk of injury is low, and it doesn’t require a carload of expensive equipment. Best of all, brisk walking for just 30 minutes four times a week reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, and other health problems. This comprehensive guide helps readers make the most of their walking. It offers two step-by-step programs developed by fitness professionals; advice on shoes, clothing, nutrition, and routes; tips on staying motivated and avoiding injury; stories from real-life walkers; and ways to include friends and family. Whether the goal is to return to activity, reduce the risk of illness and injury, or to minimize one’s impact on the environment, this encouraging book helps readers put their best foot forward.
A compilation of Poetry that takes you through different phases of your life. There is something in here for everyone. We all have different stories and different memories that make us individuals. However, life has a way of linking us all, by placing us in similar situations. These are just some of which Ive encountered. Sandhyia Gosine
Mellissa develops a strong relationship with Celeste and becomes inseparable with her after a very short time, considering her to be the best friend she ever had or would ever have. They shared everything together over the course of nine years, including weddings and babies and secrets. When Tabatha, Mellissa’s sister, tells her she is moving to the small town Mellissa lives in so they can be together, Mellissa is ecstatic and so excited to have her sister with her. Mellissa opens up her entire life to Tabatha, inviting her to events and introducing her to everybody she knew. After a couple of months of Tabatha’s constant mood swings, Mellissa becomes exhausted trying to keep up with her sister’s demands and is always so overwhelmed with the quilt that maybe her sister regrets the move completely. One day, after Mellissa’s suspicions that Celeste and Tabatha are a lot closer than she thinks and she believes she is being lied to, she comes across something that proves her suspicions and also rips out her heart. The truth is revealed and there’s no turning back from that moment, as the aftermath of the destruction between the entire circle of friends and the destruction of Tabatha’s and Mellissa’s family will become forever irreparable. Two years of the most unimaginable drama you have ever heard of and Mellissa is left behind to pick all the pieces of her broken life—from the destruction her sister caused within two months of moving to be with her.
An old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary mystery, and an avant-garde mystery are presented in Three Plots for Poe. This sequence is a tribute to the Gothic genius of Poe who shaped the mystery genre. At the same time, these tales explore three phases of the genres progress and at last escape its Gothic limits altogether. An old-fashioned mystery, Death Calls the Shots invokes the golden age of pulp mysteries in a way that led Jacques Barzun, one of the ultimate authorities on this era, to express his admiration of the story for its mood, plot, pace, and structure. A contemporary mystery,Love in the Modern Landscape offers an unusual blend of evil and intelligence endangering a pair of lovers who appear unequal to the threat. An avantgarde mystery, Still No Ice at the Fish Market opens with a pair of bangsa bomb exploding in the midst of lovemakingand ends up as one of the most unusual literary experiments in many years. Two alternating narrators in this story capture the extremes of classic clarity and Gothic chaos, wit and weirdness, as they hand the story to each other from one chapter to the next until the final chapter blends their separate styles. In all three novels, passionate love affairs become more powerful than evil in competing for the center of the story. As the genius who rules these Gothic games, the ghost of Poe is exorcised at last.