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Peaceful Warrior:
The Life of Ken Paul Lozada
by Joanne Ehrich


Of those people who were once drawn to Ken Paul Lozada's sculpture garden in Half Moon Bay, California, vying to get a closer look at pieces of wood to which he has given a new life with shiny, undulating lines, cavernous abysses, and chiseled squares, many found their initial interest giving way to a sense of wanting to know more about this man who seems to be able to intuit things only known to them.

A near-death experience after a car accident left Ken, who spent many years in an orphanage, with a new understanding about the gift of life which he has since sought to share with others...

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Zen Art:
Origins in Abstract Expressionism and Art Therapy
by Joanne Ehrich


Zen Art explores the connections between abstract expressionistic modern art, Zen-art, philosophy, and poetry and ways in which Zen relates to the modern field of expressive art therapy. Showcased are monoprints, monotypes, etchings, watercolors, and handmade paper works by the author. Illustrated are the laws of sacred geometry, color, and contrast to create meaningful, nonfigurative compositions.

The process of refining visual building blocks in abstract expressionism mimics the process of attaining enlightenment according to Tao teachings in which judgment needs to be suspended and any thought is to be questioned. While a representational image imitates a slice of life that has been frozen in time, abstract artmaking mimics the path of enlightenment taken by an aspirant from a process point of view.

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Nature Spirits:
Intaglio Prints
and Mixed Media

by Joanne Ehrich


The visual expressions in Nature Spirits: Intaglios and Mixed Media showcase the beauty noticed all around after tuning in to our environment with greater awareness, while recognizing of the intrinsic value of nurture within nature. Images were rounded out with befitting quotes by famous naturalists, such as John Muir, Walt Whitman, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Originally a printmaking catalogue raisonn showcasing intaglio etchings of animals and landscapes by the artist, the collection over time merged into different media ranging from mezzotints, aquatints and monotype prints, to oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, drawings, and computer vector art. In keeping with the printmaking theme, all colored images were converted to black and white images that can be enjoyed in this book, as limited edition etchings, or as framed gicle art prints.

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Common Cent$:
Getting Off the Financial Roller Coaster
Second Edition

by Gerard J. Andrews

Second edition, revised; Softbound; 108 pages, 8' x '10; (20cm x 28cm) June, 20010; ISBN-10: 1441429700; ISBN-13: 9781441429704; Category: Personal Finance;
$12.99
Feel like you're always on a roller coaster when it comes to money? The ups and downs of a carnival ride may be thrilling, but your financial life should feel a lot more secure than that.

If you're looking for a way to even things out and keep from plunging into those heart-stopping troughs, you've found the right place—the strategies in this book will help you protect yourself, your family, your business, and your future. Instead of making common mistakes and getting back on that roller coaster, take a ride with Gerard Andrews instead, as he shows you safer ways to meet financial needs.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jerry Andrews has been on Wall Street since 1973. Prior to joining a major New York broker/dealer, he was a business owner, and served on the boards of directors of companies in the United States, England, and Germany. He also dealt in foreign exchange, primarily in New York, but also in England and Germany, serving clients in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America. Originally from Staten Island, New York, where he graduated from Monsignor Farrell High School, Jerry also studied at the Universidad Autònoma de Mé xico in Mexico City and earned his BA in Latin American Studies from Rutgers College. He speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese.

He and his family reside in South Orange, New Jersey, where he is active in the community and a member of the Rutgers College Alumni Association, the Finnish American Chamber of Commerce, and the Scandinavian American Foundation. Formerly on the University of Delaware Parents Board, he is also a member of Toastmasters International and available for public speaking engagements. He teaches continuing education to Certified Public Accountants, and runs an active internship program with students from domestic and international universities.



Industry Praise


Ian Jardine, retired/former Treasurer (and Executive Vice President) of American Express Bank Ltd.: "An excellent and easy to read book that describes familiar financial scenarios with which we are all too well acquainted, and shows how early planning is a virtue. I read the book in a single day and it remains on my desk for future reference. The last chapter gives a detailed description of the author's pragmatic approach to managing money. This alone is worth the price of the book!"


Greg Tobin, former Editor in Chief of Book-of-the-Month Club, Inc.: "The content is great! Jerry Andrews has achieved something very special and valuable here."


Vinny Catalano, CFA, President, Blue Marble Research, past President, New York Society of Security Analysts: "Common Cent$ offers all people an invaluable guide to managing their money in these highly volatile and uncertain times. Not only does Mr. Andrews provide a wealth of useful information, Common Cent$ illustrates how people can—and should—turn data into knowledge with many clearly articulated examples based on sound investment principles. Mr. Andrews also shows how people can avoid some of the traps inherent in the greed/fear cycle. In these turbulent times, people can use all the common sense they can get their hands on. For my money, Common Cent$ pays big dividends."


Michelle Kristel, Executive Director, In The Life Media, Inc.: "With convincing stories and straightforward advice, Common Cent$ provides the tools to protect your loved ones and your future."


Jack Jarmon, Ph.D., Rutgers University, University of Pennsylvania: "I find a relevance in Mr. Andrews' book due to its grounded common sense . . . core logic principles still abide. I think Jerry Andrews has hit upon them in a very readable way."


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Madeleine Saussotte, owner of Ocean Books, Half Moon Bay, California: Ken Paul Lozada is right up there among the brightest stars— he takes care of half the people in Half Moon by checking up on them on a regular basis. This book will help shine a small light on a man that's much loved and valued in this community. He is such a giving person... for his compassion for others, for the time he takes to talk to others, the effort he uses to learn about their lives, especially when they are confronting difficulties. He does this with folks from any and all "stations" in life... he is not a fair-weather friend; he's a constant.

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Manual Ortega, ABD MA Psychology, f. Music Teacher: "The how and why expressive arts therapy works is brilliantly, succinctly and in an easily absorbed manner presented here. Zen Art: Origins in Abstract Expressionism and Art Therapy lays out a clear expression of an understanding of mind and brain that bridges the arc begun with the writings of Carl Jung (prior to advent of MRIs), extended through the work of Antonio Demasio's The Feeling of What Happens: Body, Emotion and the Making of Consciousness..., to our present understanding of our brain's plasticity."


Nancy Margulies, Psychologist and Mindscapes Creator: "As an art therapist and lifelong artist I was delighted to gain new insight into the creative process. Zen Art: Origins in Abstract Expressionism and Art Therapy helped me understand and then SEE the relationship between self-understanding and the ebb-and-flow of image creation.

Through a masterful blend of powerful abstract expressionist art images and Zen wisdoms, introduced beautifully with commentary, Joanne Ehrich offers her unique understanding of the way in which art therapy provides a portal to self-actualization.

Blending neuroscience, Jungian insight and a perfect pairing of abstract art and Zen philosophy, she paves the way for readers to explore their own inner realms through the process of creating art and ways in which anyone can tap their inner artistic capacities. After reading the superb intro, I found greater meaning in both the images and quotes that follow. The blending of evocative images juxtaposed against the simplicity of Zen quotations makes the book one you will want to return to again and again. The book will inspire any reader--whether artist, Zen practitioner or someone new to both."

Sujesh Sundaram, Food Artist: "Zen Art: Origins in Abstract Expressionism and Art Therapy is a wonderful cocktail of abstract art and philosophy that incorporates words from enlightened people from various Asian cultures. The background colors are uplifting and make the reading a very pleasant process. I personally resonated with chapter on colors. Being a cake decorator, I think colors are a big part of anyone's creative expression and so am quite aware of how meaningful they are in terms of evoking different kinds of emotions and trait associations. Apart from the science behind colors I like the fact that colors make anyone's creative imagination come alive. I like this form of art is because it lets us use our imagination and express things the way we see them. With a wonderful organization of the chapters, I am sure the book will bring joy to any reader that enjoys abstract art and philosophy."















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