When recently divorced Josh Greer, a somewhat opinionated and disillusioned former English instructor, takes his usual morning bike ride to the fog-bound Seal Beach pier, he rides into a mystery that will alter the course of his life, a mystery ranging in time from the Polish concentration camps of WW II to 1986, the "current" time for Josh in this story, and geographically from the Long Beach area to Baja California and back. Through his involvement with horrors of the past and contemporary crime, Josh finds a new love, suffers great loss, and achieves his ambition for changing his career.
Pennsylvanians have enjoyed a long; rich love affair with beer. The state not only ranks first in the nation for the number of barrels produced but the breweries; beer; and their craftsmen all have interesting stories to tell. This book examines Pennsylvania's brewing history; geography; and cultural richness while highlighting over 100 of the states thriving craft breweries. It explains some of the enjoyable stories and local legends behind the naming of beers; while detailing the unique buildings and architectural treasures that contribute to the renovation of urban areas and revival of small communities. Short descriptions of each brewery provide the reader with an understanding of which brewers use local hops; fruits; and grains in their recipes and how proceeds support local rail trails; waterways; animals shelters; and community events. From long-lasting breweries that survived Prohibition to the most recent openings with upscale food and cutting edge technology; this book describes how craft breweries in Pennsylvania have something to offer everyone. Set out on the road and record your visit to each brewery and enjoy first-hand facts about local breweries with someone who lives; works; and studies this fascinating and dynamic industry.
This book I would hope would open the minds of alot of people who refuse to accept the greatness of the afro- american, and all those who climb from the bottom, and want to be recognize for their glory and not their short comings.In the mist of this day i want people to know they can achieve anything they set out to achieve, and don't let no one tell you different. When putting these poems together my theme was for us to rise as people and stop killing one another and start helping one another, for now is the time to rise, for tomorrow may overcome your true radiance!
A Parent's Guide to Exploring Fun Places in Pennsylvania with Children-- Year Round!
Author: George Zavatsky
Updated Family Travel Guide has new descriptions, added details, and better regional maps. 900 kid-tested, many inexpensive, sites to go to across Pennsylvania. The travel guides are written and researched by parents and save parents time...searching for ideas and researching fun places for kids that are engaging.
The Delaware River flows some 330 miles from its headwaters near Hancock, New York, to the mouth of the Delaware Bay. It is the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi and one of America’s most important rivers. Not only is it the primary water supply for New York City, but it provides clean drinking water to every home within a 150-mile radius. When the reservoirs were built on the East and West Branches, they disrupted the natural flows and turned nature upside down. The once-warm waterway now has cooler flows creating a self-sustaining wild trout population and establishing a modern-day fishing and boating industry to fuel the economy of the Upper Delaware River communities. Protecting this important waterway—the clean drinking water, quality fishery, and recreational opportunities—has been a daunting task. There are many heroes, both living and dead, who have labored to keep its flows clean, healthy, and prosperous over the past four centuries. This book is about the individuals and organizations, who have, and are, sacrificing their time and effort to keep the Delaware River flowing free and clear without detriment to its flora and fauna. Focusing on both the history and the author’s personal story in helping preserve the fishery, this book gives readers a colorful and unique perspective of what it’s like to fish the Delaware and how important it is to protect the cold-water fishery that is so valuable to the economy of the region.
Stories Before; During and After--- When Mostly Good Things Happened
Author: James Andrew Freeman
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Irish Wake Illustrated: Celebrating Life Together While Living It is a collection of Interconnected short stories, new and revised, peopled by car detailers, carpet cleaners, hospice volunteers, soldiers, teachers, fishermen and just plain real-life fictional folk with names like Michael, Devon, Jeff , Kathy, Cheryl, Sarah, Glen, Ben and Danielle. James Freeman’s friend and mentor, now sorely missed, said of the manuscript of this collection: “Scintillating, heartbreaking and often heartwarming new stories by a master storyteller... Freeman gets inside his characters like no one else. I am proud to call him my friend and fellow writer.”—Bill Hotchkiss, Author of Spirit Mountain, Climb to the High Country, The Medicine Calf, and many, many others (1936-2010).