I'm a two-time cancer survivor and believe in doing all you can to help your docs help you...and staying positive is a good part of that help...in addition to giving your body all it needs to fight.
I started cooking as a young child, cooked my way through college as a fry cook for 1,600 at lunch, had a couple of restaurants, and camp cooked. Cooking's been both vocation and avocation. I love cooking as it brings friends and family together.
Needless to say being a western writer I love history. This book has lots of quotes from period biographies and journals and is a fun look at how things were done in Old California during a very gracious Spanish and Mexican period.
The first 35 years of my working life I was a real estate broker, general contractor, and appraiser, all licensed in California. In one year I had deals in excess of one hundred million dollars...and this is how it was done.
It seems almost every counter person I deal with has no idea Who's The Boss. The don't realize that without that customer, no matter how grumpy, and his dollar, there would be no paycheck. In fact, no business. This should be compulsory reading for every employee.
We live in the world's greatest country and with God's grace we'll keep her as such. This little book is a country boys look at our country, and contains the full Constitution of the United States of America.
A lot of tips on writing from talks I've given to many writer's groups and conferences over the years.
There's little more satisfying that being able to walk a few steps and return with tomatoes that taste like tomatoes and fresh greens--none of which are poisoned with herbicides and pesticides.