Tales from the Wild Blue Yonder Taking Mexico Flying

Author: John Quinn Olson
Publisher: Dust Devil Press
ISBN: 9780982070345
Release Date: 2009-11-01
Genre: Fiction

Welcome to the adventures and misadventures from a quarter century of hang gliding and travel. Huck yourself off cliffs, soar into the Wild Blue, and land where no human has landed before, all from the comfort and safety of your easy chair. Visit exotic lands and foreign skies, experience the thrill of foot-launched human flight and never even risk your neck. Come along with a wild cast of characters, who fly like their lives depend upon it. Realize mankind's most ancient dream, FLY WITH THE BIRDS!

Hercules the Bear A Gentle Giant in the Family

Author: Maggie Robin
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
ISBN: 9781784189273
Release Date: 2015-11-05
Genre: Nature

When Scottish Ladies Show-Jumping Champion Maggie Nimmo married British Commonwealth Wrestling Champion Andy Robin, she knew that her family would be unusual, for with Andy came a nine-month old grizzly bear . . .Hercules the Bear is a moving story in which love and faith overcome the impossible. Maggie Robin, Hercules’s adopted mother, started writing this account of her family whilst in the depths of despair, during those long hours when her ‘son’ Herc was lost, apparently gone for ever, in the wild and unforgiving terrain of the island of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides.This new and completely revised edition brings the story up to date, telling of the bear’s many appearances in advertisements, films and on television until, once again, disaster struck, when he was nearly crippled by damage to his spine. Maggie’s account relates how she and Andy slowly nursed Hercules back to health, partly through swimming exercises until, in the fullness of time he died at the age of twenty-five. His death left the Robins bereft, but in time they came to realise just how much Hercules had taught them and others, and the debt they owed him.Told in Maggie’s own words, this is the extraordinary story of how she and Andy achieved what everyone said was impossible: the domestication of ‘the fiercest animal in the New World’. The experts said it was impossible: no man will train a grizzly bear - no man will wrestle a grizzly bare-handed.Yet Maggie, Andy and Herc proved the experts wrong, and in doing so have become folk heroes in their own time.Here is their story.

Tales from the Wild Blue Yonder Recipes for Disaster

Author: John Q. Olson
Publisher: Dust Devil Press
ISBN: 9780982070321
Release Date: 2007-09-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Welcome to the adventures and misadventures from a quarter century of hang gliding and travel. Huck yourself off cliffs, soar into the Wild Blue, and land where no human has landed before, all from the comfort and safety of your easy chair. Visit exotic lands and foreign skies, experience the thrill of foot-launched human flight and never even risk your neck. Come along with a wild cast of characters, who fly like their lives depend upon it. Realize mankind's most ancient dream, FLY WITH THE BIRDS!

Tales from the Wild Blue Yonder Living Dangerously

Author: John Q. Olson
Publisher: Dust Devil Press
ISBN: 9780982070307
Release Date: 2007-12-01
Genre: Fiction

Welcome to the adventures and misadventures from a quarter century of hang gliding and travel. Huck yourself off cliffs, soar into the Wild Blue, and land where no human has landed before, all from the comfort and safety of your easy chair. Visit exotic lands and foreign skies, experience the thrill of foot-launched human flight and never even risk your neck. Come along with a wild cast of characters, who fly like their lives depend upon it. Realize mankind's most ancient dream, FLY WITH THE BIRDS!

Grandma s on the Camino

Author: Mary O'Hara Wyman
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477289216
Release Date: 2012-11-20
Genre: Family & Relationships

In Grandma’s On the Camino, author Mary O’Hara Wyman, a 72 year old grandmother from San Francisco, relates her 2010 adventures walking 500 miles alone as a pilgrim on the Camino Frances. Her journey takes her from St. Jean Pied de Port in France, across the Pyrenees to Spain, then westward to the ancient spiritual destination of Santiago de Compostela. Through back-home reflections based on journal entries and postcards sent to her grand daughter, Mary describes engaging encounters with pilgrims of all ages and motivations, close-range observations of numerous animals on the trails, and the daily tasks of finding food and a bed each evening. Readers will gain keen insight into the physical day to day rigors facing a walking pilgrim, as Mary endured several falls on the trails, a serious foot injury, copious rain, mud and unseasonal cold and hot weather. Grandma’s On the Camino will inspire pilgrims and armchair readers of any age with Mary’s adventures and coping mechanisms, calmness under pressure, humorous outlook on life and truly spiritual approach to walking the Camino Frances to Santiago de Compostela. You will walk as a pilgrim with Mary through every word in the book.

Tailing a Tabby

Author: Laurie Cass
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101638439
Release Date: 2014-07-01
Genre: Fiction

In the bookmobile, librarian Minnie Hamilton and her rescue cat, Eddie, roll out great summer reads to folks all over the lake town of Chilson, Michigan. And when real-life drama turns deadly, Minnie makes sure justice is never overdue. The bookmobile is making its usual rounds when Minnie and Eddie are flagged down by a woman in distress. The woman’s husband, a famous artist, needs emergency medical care. After getting him into the bookmobile, Minnie races the man to the hospital in time…but his bad luck has only just begun. After disappearing from the hospital, the artist is discovered slumped over the body of a murdered woman. Minnie knows that her new friend didn’t commit the crime, but the evidence paints an unflattering picture. Now this librarian and her furry friend have to put the investigation in high gear and catch the real killer before someone else checks out.

Out of Control

Author: Rick Jasper
Publisher: Darby Creek
ISBN: 9781467730594
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Carlos "Trip" Costas is a fiery shortstop with many talents and passions. His father is Julio Costasyes, the Julio Costas, the famous singer. Unfortunately, Julio is also famous for being loud, controlling, and sometimes violent with Trip. He dreams of seeing his son play in the majors, but that's not what Trip wants. When Trip decides to take a break from baseball to focus on his own music, his father loses his temper. He threatens to stop donating money to the team. Will the Roadrunners survive losing their biggest financial backer and their star shortstop? Will Trip have the courage to follow his dreams, and not his father's?

Visualizing Beauty

Author: Aida Yuen Wong
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9789888083893
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Social Science

Visualizing Beauty examines the intersections between feminine ideals and changing socio-political circumstances in China, Japan, and Korea during the first half of the twentieth century. Eight essays present a broad range of visual products that informed concepts of beauty and womanhood, including fashion, interior design magazines, newspaper illustrations, and paintings of and by women. Studying "Traditional Woman" and "New Woman" as historical categories, this anthology contemplates the complex relations between feminine subjectivity and the promotion of modernity, commerce, and colonialism.

Wild Blue Yonder

Author: William Price Fox
Publisher: Crane Hill Pub
ISBN: UOM:39015054403582
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Fiction

"A small town in South Carolina, circa 1943. Flunking out of high school, guilty of truancy and suspected of worse, 16-year-old Earl Edge is out of options. He can hang around and spend the rest of his life as a loser, or he can lie about his age and join the Air Corps."--Jacket.