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Through the close-up lens of his heart, Herb Bryce takes us on a journey into the hazy world of the Alzheimer’s afflicted. He paints a loving and tender picture with words of his life and love, gently unravelling the pages from the spool of his soul. ~ Candice James, Poet Laureate Emerita, New Westminster, BC
An amazing story—even more so because it’s all true. City-born and country-raised, Ken developed a need to fly and found a way to do it. While recalling his career as a USAF navigator, he relates to the history of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ’80s—linking people, places, aircraft and adventures that circled the globe. In an early chapter, Ken describes in detail crossing the Atlantic, southern Europe and the Middle East to ferry a rare jet bomber to Peshawar, Pakistan. Later, the decorated aviator recollects a dangerous flight to the South Pacific, through a hurricane, becoming lost overwater with only a sextant to find a tiny island and procure the safety of his crew. After that, following three years in the C-130 aircraft in Europe, he transitioned to the F-4 Phantom II fighter for the rest of his career. He details missions and the use of smart weapons during his year in combat in Southeast Asia. During the ‘70s, he returned to Germany for six more years in the F-4, which involved sitting nuclear alert and training for all other missions.Twenty-one years in the USAF with more than 5,600 hours of flying provides for many intriguing war stories from the backseat.
Alphabet Stage opens the curtain on the fascinating world of letters with a cast of entertaining characters and props. An amusing performance unfolds as each new letter adds another novel element to the drama while previously introduced letters remain onstage. This impressive work incorporates the most recent emergent literacy research to introduce the alphabet and early literacy skills to children.
It was Tom Holland’s senior year of high school. He was standing outside the school waiting to go in when something made him look up. That’s when he saw Susan Grant for the first time. She had long black wavy hair and she was the most beautiful girl he had ever seen. It was love at first glance and it was a love that would last for a lifetime.
Gord and Gail Konantz set off on an odyssey to Asia in January 1987. It was a journey that changed their lives. Nepal was exotic and chaotic and they were to end their adventure with a challenging trek to Kala Pattar, a mountain ridge at 5,500 metres. There, they looked over the Khumbu moraine to the fabled Everest base camp. At home in Vancouver, images of the Himalaya crowded their thoughts, and the idea of sharing their enthusiasm was born in the form of Everest Trekking Canada. Partnering with Tashi Sherpa of Kathmandu and assisted by dedicated friends from Canada, they have taken over 700 clients to witness the beauty of travel by foot through the Himalaya. An eclectic array of like-minded adventurers from all parts of the globe came together over 25 years to experience the finest hiking in the world. Most ranged in age from 50 to 80 years. They returned home enriched not only by the scenery, but by the warm and generous nature of the people they met along the way.