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Making History: How to remember, record, interpret, and share the events in your life

Making History: how to remember, record, interpret and share the events of your life
by Kim Pearson
$24.95 plus S&H

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Why Tell Your Life Story?
… and how to tell it well.

Making History helps you:

  • Discover your place in history.
  • Remember the stories you thought you had forgotten.
  • Create powerful “memory vignettes” that will wow your audience.

Here is a comprehensive, easy to use, fun method of exploring the times of your life against a backdrop of historic events. Take a wild gallop through recent history and ask yourself:

  • How did I make a difference?
  • What did I contribute?
  • What did I witness?
  • How can I share it with others?

Making History contains:

  • Detailed historic timelines from 1930 through 1989.
  • Vibrant stories full of humor, tragedy, and excitement from others who lived through these times, just like you.
  • Thought-provoking questions to help you discover how you contributed to and participated in the events of your time.
  • Easily accessible information arranged in eight categories:
    • Economics and Politics
    • The Social Fabric – race, gender and morality
    • War and the International Scene
    • Technology and Science
    • Crime and Disaster
    • Arts and Entertainment
    • Lifestyle Activities – including food, fashion, toys & games, and sports
    • The Weird and Trivial – including scandals and gossip, comics, slang, pets and the paranormal

You are an actor on the world’s stage.
What you do, say, think and feel matters – to history.
Find out how.

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Best Books Award Finalist USA Book NewsAward Winner! Making History a Finalist in the 2008 National Best Books Award by USABookNews.com, in the Non-Fiction Narrative Category!

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What people say about Making History: how to remember, record, interpret and share the events of your life


“I bought my mom a copy of your book Making History and she loved it. She’s been writing a journal on and off for years, as a distraction after my dad died. Your book helped her to focus and to realize she really had a story to tell. My niece typed the manuscript and I edited and added family photos, and I put it into Microsoft Publisher and created a real book for her for her 90th birthday. She was thrilled at the idea of being a real author, and we’ve sent copies to my siblings, nieces and nephews and the resulting feedback has been such a boost to her self-confidence. She’s already planning what to put in the next book. Thanks for getting us started..”

_Geraldine Sombke, Your Vancouver fan, BrightWebs.com

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Dog Park Diary: the Social Round of Goody Beagle

by Kim Pearson
$17.95 plus S&H

From the back cover: Meet Goody Beagle. Every day she goes to the Dog Park, where she sees her friends and finds out what’s up.  They chase balls and each other. They wrestle and play tug. They sniff butt. They enjoy being dogs.

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Best Books Award Finalist USA Book NewsDog Park Diary an Award Winner! Finalist in the 2008 National Best Books Award by USABookNews.com, in the category of Pets/Animals!

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The Haiku Book of Days – The Series

The Haiku Book of Days, a series consisting of seven books, each book containing 366 haiku poems, one for each day of the year (including February 29). Each book’s haiku reflects a different theme.

This series arises out of my haiku practice of writing one haiku a day – now for nearly twenty years. When you write one haiku a day for twenty years, you end up with a lot of haiku—like over seven thousand of them. (Of course not all of them are good haiku—some are pretty bad. Yet many are excellent.) But what was I going to do with seven thousand haiku?

This series is the answer. I reviewed my seven thousand haiku and winnowed out the bad ones, then the mediocre ones, then the almost-really-good ones (that was hard), and ended up with more than 2500 haiku that I thought were my best. Now, these haiku are not always upbeat or inspirational. Some are full of sadness and grief, some are angry. Some are funny. Some are just puzzled by the contradictions of life.  I hope all of them will make readers think – or feel.

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A Haiku Book of Days for Gardeners, Tree-Huggers, and Other Nature Lovers

by Kim Pearson
$14.95 plus S&H

visualize warm light
seeping under your front door
banishing the dark

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9781881849230.mainA Haiku Book of Days for Philosophers, Scientists, and Other Ponderers

by Kim Pearson
$14.95 plus S&H

all together now
we’re who we’ve been waiting for
let’s get down to work

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9781881849254.mainA Haiku Book of Days for Writers, Painters, Musicians, and Other Artists

by Kim Pearson
$14.95 plus S&H

arrayed in soft gray
today’s light comes just for you
where will you shine it?

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9781881849278.mainA Haiku Book of Days for Students of Animals, Birds, Insects, and Other Teachers

by Kim Pearson
$14.95 plus S&H

wake up here it comes
a lonely sparrow swooping
through an empty sky

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9781881849292.mainA Haiku Book of Days for Spiritual Seekers, Dreamers, and Other Lovers of Magic and Mystery

by Kim Pearson
$14.95 plus S&H

sit still in the Dark
remember what you have learned
Light is born tonight

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9781881849315.mainA Haiku Book of Days for Historians, Storytellers, and Other Guardians of the Truth

by Kim Pearson
$14.95 plus S&H

when you find the past
beware – it will shine a light
all over the now

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9781881849339.mainA Haiku Book of Days for the Happily Disorganized and Others of Jumbled Mind

by Kim Pearson
$14.95 plus S&H

cool winds from the North
even the jalapenos
let go, sigh, and breathe

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eatingmythos_bookEating Mythos Soup: poemstories for Laura
by Kim Pearson
First Edition: Published by Fithian Press, 2000
out of print

Second Edition in print and ebook form available soon!

There is a being named Laura, to whom people tell their stories. Laura is a shape-shifter and a guide from another dimension; her role is to eat the stories people give her. The stories are wild and exotic, still and brilliant, daydreams and nightmares alike. Laura devours them all. She revels in the flesh and dirt and blood of the stories, and in all the juicy paradoxical conditions of humanity, and when she has digested the stories she reveals the ugly beauty within them. Here are fifty-two poemstories for Laura, stories sizzling with imagery and metaphor and alive with the joy of language. They come from all sorts of people – a gardener, an accountant, a purple witch, an angry parrot, a clown in a bear suit. They are full of hope, fear, love, sex, dung, joy, and guilt. And reading them is about as close as we’ll ever come to understanding who or what Laura is.

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creature-discomfortsCreature Discomforts: The Boogy Cats and Other Stories

Enter the strange cracked world of these enchanting short stories; a world where it is common to find a platoon of cats executing an elaborate revenge, baby alligators returning from the dead, and other discomforting glimpses into the lives of so-called ordinary creatures. These stories might stay with you a long time, like a persistent dream – or a recurring nightmare.

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by Kim Pearson
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ChildishDiscoveriesCover1Childish Discoveries: The Sandwich and Other Stories

Look through innocent childish eyes in these 7 short stories, and discover that those eyes may not be so innocent after all. A sandwich turns deadly, a trampoline becomes an avenger, and the hallway coat closet harbors a secret occupant. These stories and others may make you remember your own childish discoveries in the mysterious grown-up world.

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by Kim Pearson
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adult-distractionsAdult Distractions: Gabriel’s Bed and Other Stories

Look below the surface distractions of everyday life in these 8 short stories, and explore the truths that lie beneath, sometimes far into the past. A dead carpenter haunts his bed, a fireman’s legacy turns to ashes, and a photographer’s favorite subject becomes his cage. These stories and others might make you twitch with recognition of your own forgotten history.

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by Kim Pearson
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It’s All In the Tone: The Life and Music of Johnnie Jessen

by Johnnie Jessen as told to Kim Pearson
Published by The Jessen Music Foundation, 2001

Seattle’s own Johnnie Jessen has been a well known musician, performer and teacher for almost eighty years. His unique method of “glottal” blowing has enabled him and his students to attain a superior tone on all woodwind instruments, and his charismatic personality and colorful history has inspired generations of professional musicians and music lovers. The proceeds from this book will go to the Jessen Music Foundation to provide music scholarships for deserving junior high and high school students. It is available from the Jessen Music Foundation,  http://www.davidosuna.com/html&swf/Jessen.html

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In search of my mother’s garden I found my own.”
– Alice Walker