Cherie Kephart, a young woman who longed for adventure, traveled the world from the remote villages of Central Africa to the majestic coastlines of New Zealand until a mysterious illness thrust her to the precipice of death. The persistent health challenges led to years of suffering, during which her symptoms time and again were undiagnosed by well-meaning medical doctors and healers who were sometimes competent, sometimes careless, sometimes absurd, and always baffled. The anguish, the uncertainty, and the relentless pain would have caused many people to simply give up and end their lives--and Cherie came close. Told with brutal honesty, astonishing wit, and a haunting vulnerability, A Few Minor Adjustments is an unforgettable memoir that will move you with its fiercely inspirational account of one woman's incredible journey to find life-saving answers. In the end, she finds much more than a diagnosis.
None of us have all the right answers. Certainly not on the first try. But what we do have are experiences, mentors, friends, family, and even enemies from which we learn. And in my case, I sure did a lot of learning.
I can't offer you the right answers. And even if I could, what's right for me might not be ideal for you. What I can promise you is unfettered candor. From leaving home as a teenager to living and working abroad, from starting my own small business to knowing when it was time to accept defeat, from chasing my dreams to relishing life's challenges.
I have embraced what makes me unique. And I hope my story inspires you to do the same.
Perfect in Memory: A Son’s Tribute to His Mother is the third and final volume in Rick D. Niece’s award-winningFanfare for a Hometown series. Shared from the perspective of an adult son looking back with loving nostalgia on how his spirited, nurturing mother shaped his life, Niece’s heartfelt stories are celebrations of family and the timeless endurance of a mother’s love. As Dodie Niece’s life comes to a bittersweet end, Niece and his family gather at her bedside and share tender memories of their experiences in idyllic DeGraff, Ohio.
Written as a tribute to a remarkable woman, Perfect in Memory focuses with tender reflection on the richness of simple gestures that make life so beautiful.
A hedonistic descent from innocence to narcissism into the dark culture of IV methamphetamine, psychedelics, organized drug crime and sex in 80’s Los Angeles. Pot & alcohol at 14, LSD by 15 and slamming-dope by 17.
Scott’s high-school friends became a notorious counterfeit & drug-dealing group in L.A.
Intense, shocking and brutal to the senses, A Stone’s Throw teleports you on a journey he barely survived.
A sinister, secret society of sex, crime and intense hybrids of narcotics mostly unknown to society.
Everything is revealed and you vicariously experience it.
St. Catherine of Siena and Her Times tells the moving tale of Catherine, whose call to live a cloistered life of prayer and penance was trumped not only by the social needs of her day (poverty, plague) but by the explicit orders of the Pope, who, hearing of her remarkable powers of reconciliation of enemies, called her out of obscurity to mediate between the warring parties, sometimes even at the risk to her life.