Angles in Disguise by Lou Dean. If you've ever loved an animal this true story of canine connections is a must read. On June 22, 1993, LOU DEAN WILLIAMS' beloved dog, Jake, rescued her from a life-threatening accident. "CBS This Morning" took cameras and crew to interview her on the horse ranch where she and her husband live. News of the dramatic rescue spread across the nation in newspapers and magazines.
Spring is heavy in the air and it feels exquisite.⠀⠀
I feel an inner unfurling, mojo returning, fire building, deep joy. Total yumminess.⠀⠀
And how cool is this image from Aleah Michele?! She's captured exactly how I feel. ⠀⠀
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A Tenderfoot Bride: Tales from an Old Ranch Paperback by Clarice E. Richards Introduction by Colorado Author, Maxine Benson
Clarice E. Richards of Dayton, Ohio, was a tenderfoot when in 1900 she moved to a ranch in Elbert County, Colorado, east of Pikes Peak. She was the bride of Jarvis Richards, a former Congregational minister from Vermont. It was an unlikely place for these two cultured easterners to land, but Clarice, possessing curiosity and a lively sense of humor, became thoroughly westernized as she witnessed "the ebb of the tide of the wild, lawless days," succeeded by the more pastoral eras of the sheepman and farmer. Her memoir, A Tenderfoot Bride, was first published in 1920 and praised for its charm and verisimilitude, qualities that have increased in value with time.
Maxine Benson's introduction expands on the ranching and political activities of the close-knit Richards family and on a well-publicized courtroom trial in 1902 pitting Jarvis against a neighboring rancher. #nonfiction#nonfictionbooks#books#coloradoauthor#ColoBookFest#history#coloradopeople@coloradowomen#womeninhistory#coloradohistory#coloradoauthorsleague
A Grand Canyon Journey: Tracing Time in Stone by Peter Anderson
Imagine yourself walking along the banks of a slow and muddy river. A dragonfly flits by, riding a warm breeze, and lands on the lacy leaf of a riverside fern. You leave the shade of a pine tree and walk through dried mud beds left behind by a previous flood. The sun is hot, much to the delight of some lizard-like reptiles who crawl across these cracked mudflats.
1001 Colorado Place Names by Maxine Benson "Maxine Benson scrutinizes the most popular, interesting , and unique place names in the state. She discusses how the chosen names originated and what changes they have undergone. Included are Colorado's 63 counties, 716 past and present settlements, and 56 "fourteeners" (peaks more than 14,000 feet in elevation) along with other places known for their historical, geographical, geological, or onomastic significance. Benson also provides pronunciation of unusual names, county locations, post office dates, population figures, and anecdotes galore. The result is a mosaic of information of Colorado history, ethnicity, families, events, politics, settlement patterns, and local lore." #nonfiction#nonfictionbooks#books#coloradoauthorsleague#coloradoauthor#ColoBookFest#history#placenames#coloradohistory
📚: Irrational Exuberance by Robert J. Shiller
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The Ponzi Scheme
If there any indication that the financial market are irrational, it should be this. People were often that these investments were too good to be true, but people continue to believe. The only thing holding people skepticism is the fact that other people were making money. Thus, logic is thrown out the window once the opportunity of wealth comes in.
As a student, it's confusing to see that academic and professionals have different views. I do think most of the time acting rational but it would absurd that people are rational all the time. But that's what academia does!
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"But this only shows the powerful effect on people's thinking of seeing others having made substantial sums of money."
A puzzle and a book in one?!?! Can it get any better? Haha. In all seriousness I absolutely love this book. It has facts on one side of the page and then a built in puzzle on the other. Also there is a really cute shaped piece for each puzzle for example a shell or dolphin or seahorse. The only negative is that usborne only has this one. I wish they would make more for this series. Does anybody know of anything similar? I need more asap! Haha.
I had my book design consultation last night and finalized all of my fonts and formatting. It feels so bizarre to be at this stage and almost done. In some ways, maybe even a little sad that this process is coming to an end. The lesson learned: hard things teach you hard things.