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If I Have Seen

What does it take to grow deep at the root? Withstand separation and loss without losing hope? Have enough internal strength to keep growing towards the light when the way seems barred by impenetrable obstacles? How do we develop the character which, at the end of our lives, shows us to be more vibrant than in all our green years? And, in view of the terrifying specter of the Future Unknown, can God really turn it all to Good? These are questions pondered in this book. If I Have Seen is a collection of the best poems of Carolyn Wing Greenlee, Lake County Poet Laureate #3, plus her commentary on the stories behind them and the ways she used structure, punctuation, and other aspects of form to convey the meaning of the poem.

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Z9 City: Champion of Daoqin

Z9 City: Book 1 – Champion of Daoqin
For sixty years, the people of the Zenith colony have lived in peace and harmony far from Earth. That peace is threatened when sinister forces from the troubled Blue Planet travel farther out to the stars. Thrown into the middle of the conflict, two boys raised by a mysterious woman from Daoqin (DAY-o-chin) struggle to protect the colony and the people they love.
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This adventure will please readers with plenty of nail-biting action, realistic heroes (spiderwebs, capes, etc. are not needed), romance, sorrow, suspense, and battles. Become totally involved with the intriguing Mei, the brilliant Dr. Gransom, and their much-loved charges, Tran and Bobby, as they attempt to overcome their pasts and forge their futures. Will the Zenith Colony survive, or will greed and the craving for power once again ruin another world?

“Z9 City” is written with such creativity, clarity, and depth of characters that it will carry you swiftly along and leave you begging for more. — Linda Marie, MFT

MIGHTY – vision for the supernatural normal Christian life

Every bit of the Christian life is supernatural, from its origins to its possibilities. From communion with Almighty God to Divine interventions in difficult situations, the biblical principles resulting in real-life accounts within this book can open your understanding of extraordinary ways that ordinary people have experienced the wonders of walking with the Creator of the Universe. And so can you.

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And This Is How I Lived: stories from overlanders, immigrants, settlers, and pioneers who made new lives in difficult places

Some stories stick in your mind. These forty-five are favorites of author/editor Carolyn Wing Greenlee who tells why she remembered them and the often surprising circumstances that led to their publication. Among them are eye-witnesses who take you on the Oregon/California trail, inside a Chinese laundry, into a Victorian family living near a quicksilver mine, visiting lonely Chinese railroad workers, and into the lives of those who settled where mountains still bear their names. Here are accounts of ordinary people making their homes in unfamiliar places. Often they were adults recounting experiences they had as children. What did they choose to remember? What did they choose to tell?

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Ingenuity, Innovation and No Dead Ends: Microcurrent, UHF, Radio Paging, and the Pomona Drags — The inventions and discoveries of Dr. Thomas W. Wing

To Dr. Thomas Wing, everything was potential, possibilities. Nothing thwarted him for long. Problems were puzzles to be solved. FDA shutdowns prompted him to explore new areas of discovery. Opportunities abounded. Everywhere he looked, he could see how to make the world a better, safer place.

Through these accounts, Dr. Wing tells in his own voice what motivated him to prove the value of UHF waves for emergency communications, prove a mobile messaging system could be feasible, popularize drag racing at the Pomona Fairgrounds, and pioneer microcurrent, which would revolutionize electronic medicine.

But to Carolyn Wing Greenlee, more important than what her father did is who he was. Into the narrative she weaves stories of ways he interacted with others, their accounts of how those associations expanded their lives, and insights from those closest to him. It’s a love story of family, friends, community, humanity, and what can come into being when the focus is on helping others by providing solutions from our own best gifts.

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