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Peru: South America’s economic tiger
Price: Free! Words: 18,350. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011. Categories: Essay » Business
Many people associate Peru with historic sites like Machu Picchu and the Nazca Lines, but few realise that the 30 million-strong country is among South America’s fastest growing economies. Growing confidently with trade liberalisation and retail modernisation over recent years, Peru is worth more attention from those who are looking for emerging markets.
PRELUDE TO THE APOCALYPSE, Part 2 (The Coast)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
In Part 2 of the PRELUDE TO THE APOCALYPSE Series, Tony and Evo journey out to the coast to catch one last glimpse of the ocean. It's not what they expect. They encounter anarchy along PCH as families hock all they own to survive. One guy holds up a GUNS FOR GOLD sign. A Tent City has sprouted up on the marshes beyond the lagoon and the beaches are overrun with the starving. The coast is lined with fishing poles. There is a rumor some are eating jellyfish and seaweed. A fisherman gives them sardines, which they hold on sticks over the flames of a fire ring. Gunfire breaks out at the Oceanside Pier. Tony and Evo flee for Crestline, but not before meeting a very dangerous duo at the Temecula Checkpoint and then discovering that the I-15 freeway is a mess of barricades and cop cars trying to ebb the flow of the fleeing. Where to go? How about deep into the desert, into the Land Between Interstates.
PRELUDE TO THE APOCALYPSE, Part 3 (The Lord of Watsu)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,900. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The sun has set. Tony and Evo head east from the tiny town of Owl to discover the exclusive communities of Palm Springs are on fire. Familes huddle on their lawns as looters ransack their homes. Date palms become fiery torches that light Tony's way through a maze of burning mansions, street hustlers, and Psytrance parties. Tony buys an emerald necklace that once belonged to PARIS HILTON but Evo refuses to wear it. They reach the Palms to Pines Highway, which snakes into the high desert and arrive at Nirvana, a self-sufficient compound hidden at the base of Sheep Mountain. It's a great time-out for our Dynamic Duo as they rest in a geodesic dome and consider staying long enough for Evo to give birth to their first child. NIRVANA is a sprawling masterpiece that is self-contained, complete with fishponds filled with salmon & trout, vegan gardens, orange & avocado groves, mountain streams, goats, chickens, and a golden retriever named Cosmo. There's even contact with the outside world via ham radio. But will the apparently 'safe' lifestyle in a dangerous world last?
The End, My Friend: Prelude to the Apocalypse
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,780. Language: American English. Published: August 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A global economic crisis reeks havoc in Southern California, where riots against the Fed become status quo and the middle class deconstructs into the New Poor. Gas, running water, and heat become luxuries in the subdivisions of San Diego. The police quit responding to 911 calls and firemen watch homes burn. Join Tony and Evo as they search for safe haven in a world on the brink of disaster.
The VISTA Alaska Letters - Little Russian Mission 1969 - 1970
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 32,440. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014 by Graham Publishing Group. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
I arrived in Alaska in July 1969, accompanied by my wife Suzie, as a VISTA Volunteer. A few days in Anchorage were followed by several weeks of Yupik Eskimo language training at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. This training was offered to those of us who had been assigned to Yupik villages.