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Controversial Approach to Music Theory and Musical Scansion

Controversial Approach to Music Theory and Musical Scansion

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My book starts out by introducing another approach to analyzing structural harmonization with various chordal transformations. It is controversial in that, in the first portion of the book, it challenges the reader to try to figure out why I have created and modified such analyses by circumnavigating the circle of fifths; thereby achieving the resultant relationships to the original tonic chord: whether they are close or distant. The second portion of the book also challenges the reader to think about the process of scanning rhythmic figures that are used in everyday language to musical values. During this process, one may find, after studying the rhythmic scansion carefully, that there is a certain congruity of emphasis or deemphasis of syllables along with the musical note values. Or, perhaps one may perceive the applied scansion to be temporally and spatially modified during the duration of the musical values. In either case, there are some modifications involved; and, I have explored these realms very carefully to create what I believe to be a very fascinating approach to music theory and musical scansion.
Cooking with Mammie

Cooking with Mammie

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Being a good grandparent requires patience, flexibility, a sense of humor, and the skill to keep certain escapades of innocent mayhem a secret. Most of all, it requires a keen sense of the present so you can enjoy every moment as it is happening. As the grandparents of Kailyn and Sophia, our 13-year-old twin granddaughters, and Nicholas, our seven-year-old grandson, we are the bridge from our history, culture, and traditions to a new generation of our family. That's what Cooking With Mammie is all about.
Crossing the Bamboo Bridge

Crossing the Bamboo Bridge

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This vivid, compulsively readable memoir of courage, grief and redemption illuminates the life of Mai, a young girl from Vietnam's rice fields, who risks everything to escape poverty, abuse and war. Her battle is not against soldiers but against her neighbors and a thousand years of tradition. Born during Ho Chi Minh's revolution against the French, she was just a baby when his followers in the village, out of spite, came to her home one night and murdered the men in the family, driving her mother mad with fear and rage. She was fourteen when her mother forced her to marry and have a child with a brutal man who beat and tortured her, finally leaving her for dead beside the road. Recovered, she ran away with her infant son, only to discover there was no place for them. To save her baby's life, she returned home in disgrace, only to face the Viet Cong. In desperation she escaped again, leaving her child in safety, she thought. On Saigon's deadly streets, with no identity papers, she became an outlaw, hiding from her ex-husband, grieving for her lost child. Homeless, penniless and pursued, only her dream of freedom kept her alive. Then one day she would meet a saintly woman, who gave her hope, and an Irish-American naval officer, who gave her love. Crossing the Bamboo Bridge is a tale of mothers and daughters, and of their children. It is a tale of war, and grief, and a young girl's dreams. It is a stunning epiphany of hope where there is none, of courage in the face of despair, of love, respect and freedom.

Crosswinds Poetry Journal Vol. 3 2018

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Darkness The Color of Snow (USED)

Darkness The Color of Snow (USED)

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Like No Country for Old Men and Snow Falling on Cedars, a haunting, suspenseful, and dazzlingly written novel of secrets, corruption, tragedy, and vengeance from the author of Crazy Heart--the basis of the 2009 Academy Award-winning film--an electrifying crime drama and psychological thriller in which a young cop becomes the focal point for a community's grief and rage in the aftermath of a tragic accident.

Out on a rural highway on a cold, icy night, Patrolman Ronny Forbert sits in his cruiser trying to keep warm and make time pass until his shift ends. Then a familiar beater Jeep Cherokee comes speeding over a hill, forcing the rookie cop to chase after it. The driver is his old friend turned nemesis, Matt Laferiere, the rogue son of a man as beaten down as the town itself.

Within minutes, what begins as a clear-cut arrest for drunk driving spirals out of control into a heated argument between two young men with a troubled past and ends in a fatal hit and run on an icy stretch of blacktop.

As the news spreads around town, Police Chief Gordy Hawkins remains certain that Ronny Forbert followed the rules, at least most of them, and he's willing to stand by the young cop. But a few manipulative people in town see opportunity in the tragedy. As uneasy relationships, dark secrets, and old grievances reveal themselves, the people of this small, tightly woven community decide that a crime must have been committed, and someone--Officer Ronny Forbert--must pay a price, a choice that will hold devastating consequences for them all.

David's War/ David's Peace

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Dead Drop

Dead Drop

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Does the past ever really leave us? Not in Amy Lynch's world. What starts out to be a well-deserved vacation for Amy - volunteering at an archaeological dig on the outskirts of Paris - turns ugly when the head archaeologist is found dead at the dig-site. A recently uncovered relic from World War II threatens to expose treachery and betrayal from the time of the German Occupation. It endangers the life of anybody bold enough to delve into its significance. New England Casualty and Indemnity, the insurance company where Amy works as a claims investigator, is insuring the dig. Amy's world turns upside-down as she reverts from vacation mode to conduct a full-blown investigation. She meets with obstacles, resistance and threats to her own safety - as well as an adorable Frech detective - in her quest to unmask a traitor.
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Death Lands Shockscape (USED)

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Deception Island

Deception Island

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While at an archaeology dig in Afghanistan, evolutionary anthropologist Rachel St. Claire discovers a pendant with strange shifting symbols. Not long after, she receives an urgent call from her colleague, Dr. Grace McAllister, insisting Rachel come to Antarctica to examine an unusual body with ethereal properties found in an ice cave.

Before Rachel can respond, bandits storm the desert dig site. Just as they are about to seize Rachel, a helicopter appears with Trevor Brookenridge, a handsome polar geophysicist sent by his Aunt Grace to bring Rachel to Antarctica. Sparks fly, but Rachel already has a fiancé. Rachel must decide who she can trust when a group of bioterrorists engaged in secret genetic experiments in an abandoned World War II Nazi base under the Antarctic ice sheet come after the pendant--and her.

For it seems everyone knows a secret Rachel does not, one which will change her life forever.

Designer Baby

Designer Baby

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She offers people a dream, their own perfected Designer Baby.A most wanted bioterrorist, she creates deadly bioweapons and designs super-human babies. She's a DNA hacker who manipulates and mutates and changes like a chameleon. In a world under threat by genetic attack, everyone wants to find her, including the men she has scammed. Rhode Island sleuths Jo and Jeremy Blair, US intelligence, Chinese MSS, Russian FSB and the Scandinavian Police are in hot pursuit of Tiger Girl. They follow her trail in Sweden and Norway on a journey that brings them perilously close to confrontation. Whoever traps Tiger Girl wins the prized trophy. But tigers are elusive. Catch her if you can.