years, Martin Kimeldorf has been involved in education as an instructor,
consultant and author. He has worked in prisons, universities and public
high schools. During this time, he has created over 25 titles related
to careers and job seeking, creative writing, leisure wellness, portfolios,
comunity service, cooking and cycling.
Martin Kimeldorf's books tend to break new ground. His book Serious
Play, a leisure wellness guidebook has been widely acclaimed and
includes a preface by career guru Richard Bolles author of What Color
is Your Parachute?. The newly updated and shortened version of Serious
Play is now available in electronic format as well as the standard print edition.
Many of the author's materials are freely available online and are included in The Kimeldorf Library. This Bibliography also provides access and ordering information for his numerous other works. Please note: Graphics are included for many of books; these thumbnails link to larger versions of the cover art.
When a link to appears next to a book, that title may be purchased online as an electronic book in PDF format from Publishing Online. [NOTE: Links there will open in a new window.]
When a specific book is commercially available, The Kimeldorf Library, in Association with Amazon.com, has provided the option of placing an order (or obtaining additional info about that book) by following the hyperlinked Amazon button .
The New Way To Showcase All Your Job Skills
With a foreword by Joyce Lain Kennedy.
This book shows the many different ways portfolios can be used in a
professional life. Portfolio Power illustrates using a portfolio for a
variety of purposes, including:
Making career decisions
Applying for college and credits
Securing financial backing
Transitioning from military to civilian employment
Assisting with sales and marketing
Demonstrating your value at an interview
Proving your contributions during employee evaluations
Using virtual portfolios for online job searches
Numerous examples are included from the author's 20 year experience in
making and using portfolios. Samples from all over the world illustrate
how job seekers, schools, career counselors and experts are using
portfolios to give them the advantage in a tight labor market. Principles
of good design illustrate how to make an effective and eye-appealing
presentation. People also interested in electronic and multi-media
portfolios will find useful tips and suggestions.
Available as an e-Book or Print-on-Demand hard copy.
This book contains sample portfolios from four different personalities: a teacher in
education, a college student graduating in law and justice, an individual seeking
supported employment, and a high school student looking for his first job in the bicycle
trade. The first half of the book contains useful background and tips for designing your
own career portfolio. The second part contains sample portfolios which can help spark
your own creative portfolio juices. 65+ pages. This book makes an excellent companion
piece to the more comprehensive work Portfolio Power (also by Kimeldorf). Available
over the Internet at Publishing Online (http://publishingonline.com).(2000)
Martin Kimeldorf's Portfolio Sampler illustrates the wide
range of work samples and artifacts that can be included in today's career portfolio.
Available in both PDF and HTML formats ~~ FREE ~~ ONLINE.
Creating Portfolios for Success in School, Work, and Life
This workbook guides students
in the production of a portfolio to help meet the requirements for a
class assignment, culminating project, or graduation. The author of this
student-centered book combines his previous expertise in helping students
identify their interests and talents in careers, leisure, learning, and
community service. The workbook contains dozens of examples illustrating
what can go in a portfolio: letters of recommendation, computer disks,
database print outs, graded assignments from various classes awards,
report cards, membership certificates, attendance records, excerpts from
video tapes, plan sheets for community service, photos, news clips,
journal entries, music recordings, career test print outs (to name a
few). The books also suggest the various ways one might use a portfolio:
in job seeking, for college applications and classes, appendage to a
grant, small business, record of independent study or projects,
completion of class or school requirements, applying for loan
applications, tech-prep linkages, a tool to chronicle personal growth,
Various inventories help identify "proud moments" which guide the student
in selecting portfolio samples. Vocabulary lists assist students in
identifying words that describe the skills and character traits
associated with these proud moments. The Weekly Portfolio Log cultivates
the habit or discipline of archiving samples for the portfolio. Various
outlining models can be used for organizing the portfolio samples
(thematic, chronological, skills-based). The final chapter guides the
student in creating front matter (table of contents and acknowledgments),
back matter (self-evaluation of the portfolio), and planning an oral
presentation. While the workbook is written for the secondary age
population, it could be easily adapted upwards and downwards in age. The
work is approximately 100 pages and is supported by a complete teacher's
CREATIVE WRITING AND PERSONAL EXPRESSION
EXCITING WRITING, SUCCESSFUL SPEAKING
This book makes writing instruction fun.
Sample activities or projects include cooperative learning projects,
creative visualizations, poetry games, theater games, script writing,
journal writing, short report writing, survey design and reporting,
advertising, speech making, newsletter publishing to name a few. A
four-step writing process takes the student from simple listings with
headings; to main ideas and paragraph structure. The method becomes a
tool for exploring descriptive, persuasive, and expository writing forms,
with emphasis is on pre-writing and revising.
AUTHORING YOUR DAYS In Journals And Personal Portfolios
This book is chock full of techniques for creatively exploring your life
and times in Personal Journals as well as Personal Portfolios. This
process will help you express who you are as you examine your interests,
passions, challenges, and the changes you have gone through. Exercises
cover many different areas including:
Left brain (word-based) and right brained (doodling, charting, drawing)
Using a journal to improve physical and emotional wellness
Career, midlife, and retirement transitions
Coping with workplace re-structuring, workaholism, and learning leisure wellness
Finding humor and using creative problem solving in a journal
Deepening your commitment to community involvement and service
Affirming your spiritual side
Digital Options: Online, personal digital assistants, and desktop publishing
WRITE OFF THE PAGE, Advanced Journal Writing Techniques for Young Adults
This work supports the current
interest in promoting reflective writing, critical thinking, and
self-evaluation. It also contains many exercises that are just plain fun!
The journal is portrayed as an interdisciplinary, multi-media tool which
can go far beyond the written word. The tremendous variety offered in
this book will appeal to all sorts of journal new-comers, as well as,
seasoned veterans. Step-by-step directions and numerous examples
guarantee success in each activity.
The more than 50 innovative journal writing techniques includes exercises
related to right brain techniques (doodling, pictures, and graphics) as
well as left brain writing methods (lists, letters, linear exercises).
Students use charts to examine their life stages, explore personal issues
by creating a "Personal Newsletter" with desktop publishing, or explore
humor by writing new captions for favorite cartoons. Special subject
areas or applications include leisure wellness, exploring dreams,
community service, career decision making, and creative problem solving
techniques (based on principles of chaos or randomness).
CAREER AND VOCATIONAL MATERIALS
EDUCATOR'S JOB SEARCH: The Ultimate Guide to Finding Positions in Education
This is a quick-and-easy, step-by-step method for
job-hunting teachers. The steps and examples illustrate how to identify
marketable skills, network for leads, write effective resumes and
letters, prepare for interviews, how to plan effective follow-up. In
addition, there are tips about positions in college positions as well as
jobs outside education. The appendix includes sample letters and resumes.
This was the second best selling new book in 1993.
This gives students a chance to examine the success of
their the job site through the process of journal writing. The journal
encourages new workers to sharpen their critical observation and
reflective-thinking habits. Students involved in work experience, adult
education, special education, and cooperative education learning
experiences are asked to analyze the success factors in their work
settings. In one lesson, students may be asked to describe the worker who
gets along best with the boss, speculate on the reasons for the success,
and then analyze what they have in common with this worker. Another
assignment encourages students to speak with their supervisors to find
out the specific policy for absenteeism, probation, or promotion. A
journal worksheet may guide a student in speaking with the employer about
work performance evaluations or letters of reference. Additional current
topics include humor and stress in the work place.
This uses "writing as a process" to link vocational and
academic skills during resume writing. Resume alternatives are also
illustrated for students with limited writing ability, while advanced
techniques related to desktop publishing design are also included. There
are over 30 resume examples for entry-level jobs. Effective use of the
resume in a job search is also illustrated.
EXPANDING WORK OPPORTUNITIES [a series of 3 mini-workbooks.]
The series helps young people explore and identify their talents in 3 different
areas: - First Steps To Employability-Neighborhood employment (grades
6-9) - Working In Community Service- Volunteer service (grades 7-12) -
Working For Yourself-An introduction to entrepreneurship (grades 9-12)
The series helps students to assess their interests, communicate their
skills, and investigate local opportunities where they can use their
talents. These short workbooks can be used in a variety of subjects:
social studies, career education, language, and career education with
special, at-risk, and mainstream students.
These two student workbook connect the search for work and leisure.
Students progress through self-assessment, goal setting, information
gathering, networking, and connecting with opportunities.
Meridian Education Corporation, 236 E. Front, Bloomington, IL 61701.
1-800-735-7323. (1989--Out of print)
JOB SEARCH EDUCATION
This effectively translates the self-directed job club
model into a classroom-tested curriculum. Detailed instructions are
included about all phases of job finding including self-assessment,
networking, writing letters and collecting important documents,
telephoning for job leads, interviewing, etc. The reading level is low
but the content is sophisticated. One reviewer wrote, "He has adapted
sophisticated executive job-search strategies to benefit applicants for
Illustrates how the placement of handicapped students in shop or technology classes can be done
successfully. The book covers adaptations for both mildly and severely
handicapped students. Sample topics include peer tutoring, grading
alternatives, adapting curricular sequence and materials, and specific
learning needs related to individual handicapping conditions. Numerous
examples from exemplary program are contained through out the book.
Davis Publications, Printers Bldg, Worcester, MA 01608. (1984)
SERIOUS PLAY, A Guidebook For Leisure Wellness
With an introduction by Richard Bolles (author of "What Color Is Your Parachute")
The concept of leisure wellness comes at a time when people are gobbling
up thoughts related to work, identity, and alternatives: Waiting for the
Weekend, The Overworked American, Living With Spirit in a Material World, Working Ourselves To Death and books on retirement planning.
To some, it may seem contradictory to have a serious book about leisure,
but if you view time as the most precious of non-renewable resources,
then it makes sense to deal seriously with issues of time and money,
interests, community, education, and retirement. It boils down to finding
time for the things you want to do. Several checklists and exercises help
you identify new options. You'll learn various techniques for developing
quality leisure moments, prioritizing your free time, and connecting with
opportunities right in your own community. Serious Play readers
re-establish a new balance between their work and leisure lives.
This program is ideal for people experiencing any significant change such
as mid-life and retirement transitions, divorce or widowhood. And, if
you're a workaholic, you definitely need to read this book! Materials
from this book have been used in drug rehabilitation and wellness
programs. In my last workshop, a group of married couples and single
parents both concluded that quality relationships need to be based on
sharing leisure interests with significant others.
updated version, in electronic format:
This game is like playing Gin Rummy around a camp fire. Like Gin, the
rules are easy, the conversation is interesting and you won't get any
smoke in your eyes. Each player assesses his or her leisure interests by
sorting various "leisure cards." Then, each person assembles a customized
deck which combines the selected leisure cards and various "conversation
starter" cards. During the course of the game, players get a chance to
discuss their options, preferences, and values. This game supplies ideas
for making the most of one's "play." PlayMaker can be used as an ice-breaker, counseling, or educational tool.
LOOKING FOR LEISURE IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES.
The problems facing our adolescents today testify to the fact that
students are making very poor choices about the use of their free time
(e.g. drug abuse, unsafe sex, gang affiliation, teen suicide and
alienation, fixation on computer games). This curriculum helps students
explore leisure opportunities and expand their leisure options. It helps
young people focus on the choices they are making about their leisure
time. This is a critical area when one considers that today's young
people spend more and more time on their own.
This workbook helps students focus on what the author calls leisure
wellness. Students explore their leisure interests and preferences using
a variety of interactive and reflective exercises. They begin by
brainstorming their options and values concerning time, people,
transportation, talents, learning styles, and finances. Specific learning
strategies include using inventories, questionnaires, time logs, collages, interviews, fantasy games, informational or expert interviews, and
group discussion opportunities. All of this is laid out in
easy-to-follow, worksheets (and supported by a teacher's guide).
After developing a leisure goal, students learn the art of networking for
gathering information about local leisure opportunities (e.g. searching
for a wood carving classes, wood carvers club, magazines, fairs, etc.)
This skill is critical when you realize that, unlike job finding, there
are no want ads for leisure opportunities. In this way, the skills of job
finding are re-used in the search for leisure. There is also a pre- and
post-leisure wellness test.
The approach is lively and addresses young
peoples' constant complaint about "boredom." After the adult world
preaches to the young about the dangers of poor choices; after asking
young people to just say "no" and turn away from the cult of violence; we
need to help them take the next affirmative step.
This student workbook
adapts the message of the like-minded adult book Serious Play.
A BAD BOY'S COOKBOOK, comfort foods for your mind,
palette, and heart
I began writing this cookbook
about 7 years ago and it has gradually grown with contributions to become
an all-purpose gift book. The love poems are food for the heart, making
this book the perfect gift for Valentines day and anniversaries (and
coincides with the resurgent romantic bent in our culture). The proverbs
are food for thought making it a wonderful gift for graduates and
retirees. The recipes take me back to a time when cooking was an art, a
way of life. Some recipes are quick and easy while others are an all day
love-affair in the kitchen. The recipe titles and short introductory
materials along with the proverbs add the spice of humor to the work. As
a result, the book has even been given to people in convalescence, as a
tonic for the recuperating soul.
The words in my book will help reconnect people with the passion and
excitement they experienced as kids when their birthday cake arrived at
the table. In essence this book is by a guy who loves his wife, loves to
laugh, and loves to eat!
GRILL PLAY, The Art Of Leisurely BBQ
If you want to try a leisurely approach to barbecue, then read theGrill Play cookbook.
Instead of working your grill, youíll be playing at it. Instead of wading through 500
recipes in an encyclopedic cookbook, you have only to examine 60+ of the most
flavorful, unique, and surefire grilling recipes available. Grill Play tries to simplify the
enjoyment of savory barbecue gourmet meals. This cookbook is purposefully limited to
about 100 pages so you can read it in a weekend. Youíll find tips, methods, and recipes
culled from the most widely read experts. These recipes will turn you into a standout
grillmeister. (While the recipes contain gourmet level ingredients, you donít have to fuss
with elongated processes for making reduced sauces and such.)
Have you ever grilled pears and served them with brown-sugar whipped cream? Want
to try the barbecue version of the middle eastern Gyros pocket bread sandwich?
Looking for a reliable way to slow-smoke-cook salmon on a cedar plank? Do you want to know how great cooks charbroil hamburger and chicken without burning or
undercooking? Grill Play will show you how.
And for the health-minded, there are recipes for tasty low-fat turkey burgers along with
tangy marinades for vegetables or tofu. The book also includes traditional fare for slow-cooking
prime rib, smoking pork chops. There are easy-to-make stand-out rubs for
mustard encrusted tenderloins and briskets sealed with a unique sweet-espresso
coating. The recipes work well with either gas or briquette equipment.
Start a party off right with the team-building recipes. Use grilled pizza making as an ice-breaker
or create new bonds of friendship while on the chocolate dessert team. This
cookbook is for busy people who want to playfully unwind as they indulge in the art of
outdoor cooking. Available at www.publishingonline.com as both an eBook and print as
well as the Internetís premier culinary portal: www.Chef2chef.com.
The materials in The Granfriends Project helps bridge between the young
and old. This bridge is sorely needed today and will become essential in
the next century. The stories, experiential exercises, and writing
assignments will sensitize secondary students to the dreams and
challenges faced by older people living in care facilities.
empathic towards older people pays many dividends in the student's
personal and professional life. They will find value and friendship in
serving others, develop better communication skills, and acquire
vocationally relevant "people skills." As a result, students will be able
to market themselves more effectively to senior communities which employ
all kinds of workers today (cooks, groundskeeping, nurses assistant,
recreation aides, clerical and social workers, counselors, financial
planners, cosmetologists, etc.).
In addition to career outcomes,
the book also applies various academic exercises related to report
writing and research (including using the Internet and CD-ROM). The short
chapters mean you can easily insert the material into existing programs.
Finally, the community piece supplies the essential
learning-through-service-work component. The additional Program Guide has
been written for teachers, residential staff, volunteer coordinators,
activity directors, and just about anyone wanting a well planned and
effectively run program. The guide includes useful forms, start-up
planning guides, and instructional tips. Teachers from English, Social
Studies, Health, Science, and Technology will find the aging awareness
lessons prompt critical thinking and lively discussions. The material has
been also used by nursing homes, retirement communities, and
FRIENDS ACROSS THE DIVIDE,
Creating Community And Learning Experiences One E-mail At A Time
In this book, youíll find all the materials and guidelines used for an online keypal
exchange between students and senior citizens. This mini-booklet includes letter-writing
lessons (plus letter writing prompts), guidelines to insure safety and privacy, methods
for recruiting elder penpals, sample letters from seniors and students, and a follow-up
survey about the impact of online exchanges upon the letter writers.
Both teachers and geriatric workers will find this material helpful in developing
intergenerational exchanges. In fact, this online program dovetails with an existing
curriculum where students make actual visits to care facilities. The materials and
methods can be easily adapted to other subjects beyond intergenerational exchanges.
Examples in the book include lesson ideas for physical education, health, social studies,
English, music, business, art. It is really limitless. If you are in the "business" of
promoting community connections and partnerships (or service learning), this program
will also serve you well.
When students are asked to send their letter to a real person, their writing becomes
more serious. These kinds of exchanges motivate student, promote critical thinking, and
This short booklet is 55+ pages and available in an inexpensive format which you can
download easily. You have the choice of reading and printing it all or just the parts that
apply to you situation. Simultaneously available at Energize (a volunteer service site at:
www.energizeinc.com) and Publishing Online (A general online publishing site at:
A report which presents a strategic plan based on
input from over 100 people in focus groups and personal interviews and a
review of existing literature. The report describes various model
programs in schools, colleges, communities, and related business and
labor initiatives. Some of the issues covered include school credits,
mandatory programs, program design, management and staffing. The quotes,
anecdotes and useful summaries will inspire and encourage development of
your own programs. The strategic plan summarizes the assets and
corresponding benefits of community youth service, challenges and
suggestions faced by practitioners, and strategic options for
transforming the practice of community service from a unique activity of
a few youth into a common venture of Washington's youth everywhere.
State Center for Voluntary Action, Department of Community Service, 9th and
Columbia Building, Olympia, WA 98504. (1990)
DRAMA (Theater, Plays)
MODEMMAN (the play)
In the year 2020 AD just about everyone thought the world was
going-to-hell in-a-hand-basket. Like so many others, Plato chose to live
out his remaining days in a "Boundary Zone" apartment. Over the last 30
years he has had no direct human contact, preferring to communicate to
the outside world through his antique modem. His "virtual girlfriend"
Sloan has spent the last few years in prison because this is the last
institution still providing medical services.
Now in the year 2050,
Sloan is being released and she has no where else to go, and no one to
turn to. She is about to enter Plato's life in "real time." The many
"masks" Plato wears online must now be reconciled in a face-to-face
meeting with Sloan. This is a dark comedy spiced with bits and bytes of
THE LAST THING I BUILD
Opens on Jerry Fenner who somehow finds himself
drawn back down into the basement to be with his old friends the Table
Saw, Computer, and Telephone. It is time for a final accounting. In the
bowels of his home, Jerry confronts his unfinished plans, unfulfilled
dreams, and his father's expectations. Table Saw challenges Jerry to
build one last project. Telephone interrupts him a great deal with a
pesky ringing and glib comments. At least, the Computer remembers what
he wrote and why. As the life-journey from public school teacher, to
writer, to alcoholic draws to an end, Jerry discovers what he has built.
Then, the phone rings-one last time.
An award winning play script about unemployment. The story
begins with a wood mill worker loses his job, and then his dreams.
Eventually his relationships deteriorate with his wife, friends, and
handicapped son. The search for work and final renewal helps create a new
appreciation for unemployed and dislocated workers. This play won
playwriting contests in all 3 west coast states. (1982)
THE FUTURESIGN REVUE
This science fiction play has won both play
writing and poetic-drama awards. The sci-fi comedy is about humans and their
evolving technology. The "comedy" depicts the typical growing pains found in
a rather unusual nuclear family consisting of a human, a slide-projector, an
oscilloscope, and a human-like-pet. (1975 and 79)
TEACHING IS DRAMATIC
Chock-full of fun activities which can be used in
any subject. Theater games, improvisations, and skit work are listed in a
ready-to-use format. These activities have been used with all kinds of
populations from severely handicapped to adult seminars. The materials
are designed for the non-drama educator or trainer.
This expansive essay examines the myth of high tech in contrast with the
low-tech realities we must live with. This piece is far outside
mainstream thinking and sloganeering about schooling, jobs, and
politics-in fact, it had to be published abroad in order to get a hearing!
Anyone interested in a unique analysis of the decline of skilled labor,
education, and families will surely want to read this work.
This paper was recognized as "Best Paper" in the IJCM journal in 1993. The award was made by MCB Press which publishes 120 journals annually. [Rod
Davies, International Journal of Career Management, PO Box 709, Toowong
Queensland, Australia 4066.]
THE WORD DOG, "An essay about scientific and spiritual
This essay explores the connection between science
and spirituality. A series of connections are explored which link
reincarnation and entropy, psychology and brain evolution, psychic
phenomena and the language of theoretical physicists and mystics.
Current studies of twins, reincarnation, instinctual behavior, and
ethnography suggest that we may inherit far more than the genes for blue
or brown eyes. The universal appearance of thumb sucking skills (called
instincts) and cultural rules (like the incest taboo) suggests that we
transmit from one generation to another far more than the genetic
information for blue or brown eyes.
This essay predicts that information is being exchanged below the gene-code level, something is being transmitted, and it relates to the long dormant abilities of our ancestors. which are now becoming more acceptable as scientific and religious investigation. This essay goes on to suggest that knowledge in the brain exists as a physical entity, and that someday we'll be able to go into the brain and find the word "dog " in it's concrete or physical form. Once we are able to capture the word, we will then develop the power to store and transmit it in various forms. Hopefully, on this day, someone will reverse the letters of DOG. Weíll gather up a cosmic insight into the scientific and spiritual basis of GOD, and step into a new evolutionary stage.
This is a scrapbook of moments. It begins with a bicycle ride, journeys across the desert
of cancer, and comes to rest at a victory barbecue banquet. These 36 pages contain a
story, letters, nominations, photos, news articles, and recipes. A love story as well as a
battle plan for confronting the serpentine ugliness of cancer written by the partner of a
breast cancer survivor. 3B2K could be considered a formula for finding emotional
strength and recovering balance by choosing to live normally during abnormal times.
The scrapbook is about declaring war on the Medusa-head of disease and rallying
friends, old and new, to your side. This booklet is written for patients, partners, and
friends enduring their trek through a midnight moment. And to celebrate the possibilities
for healing each other and ourselves, any proceeds from sales of this work will be
donated to organizations fighting cancer and other debilitating illnesses. It is available
at www.publishingonline.com and anywhere else people post it.
The three B's describe a magical intersection of Breast Cancer, Bicycling, and
Barbecues in the year 2000 (3B2K). Yeah, sure, there are a few lines about e-mailings,
but you're gong to read mostly about miracles and people-ware...not hardware. And
best of all, it's a true story!
This essay is now part of a larger collection which includes actual sample letters,
photos, and articles from the true story. The larger work is called 3B2K Scrapbook and
is available at www.publishingonline.com
This book was written for the great fleet of bike owners who just want to know
how to keep their bike in safe, working order. After reading Bike Notebook the
reader will walk away with a personal bike riding safety strategy. Add to this
the skills for conducting pre-ride inspections and the bike rider greatly
reduces the risk of accidents.
The first part of the book teaches the
essentials in detail. In addition to safety and inspections the reader-owner
will master the art of proper cleaning, quick lubes, tire repair, chain
maintenance and seat adjustment. The entire skill set can be learned within
an afternoon. The result will be more comfortable and reliable ride. Knowing a
few basic repairs means the individual can take off for a 5 to 10 mile ride
feeling secure and safe.
In the latter third of the book, chapters cover
standard repair and maintenance tasks found in many highly technical books.
This simply written book of 250+ pages is highly illustrated (with over 100
drawings) making this bike care book accessible to the mechanically-challenged.
This is an educators manual designed for teachers, counselors, youth advocates, bike
clubs, retirement communities, summer camp coordinators, or just about anyone
wanting to incorporate bike education into their program. It contains
practical tips for managing a group of learners. Methods for setting up bike-
and-learning teams as well as independent study contracts are covered. Ready-
made hand outs are included with quizzes for bike trivia, safety, parts
identification, and a checklist of competencies. To ease the instructor's mind
about liability for repairs and bike rides, sample permission forms are
Bike-A-Demics illustrates how to integrate the subject of biking
into other disciplines such as science, English, history, health, and special
education. As a '90s book it even includes sample bike poetry and a list of
resources available online as well as in print or video format. This follows
the guiding principle behind writing books for the public on bike care and
education: life-long learning = life-long biking.
CYCLE JOURNAL, Turning Everyday Cycling Into A Habit Of The Heart
Why ride and write?
The unexamined ride is just a ride. But when you stop long enough to think
about where you are going and why, when you take a moment to record what you
have seen and felt, then you will be able to convert your everyday riding
into something special. You will turn your cycling habit into a habit of the
Riding AND writing helps the bike owner develop a deeper connection with the
two-wheel experience. As a result, the novice will ride more regularly and
the veteran will find a way around "growing stale." Journaling also acts as a
"preservative." The journal keeper can go back and enjoy his or her entries
in the middle of winter or when recuperating from an injury. The cycle
journal rider covers a richer set of miles.
This how-to and inspirational book is approximately 100 pages. Part I
introduces the reader to creative writing and journaling techniques. This
"warm-up" section includes about 30 exercises with bicycle centered topics.
In Part II contains everyday writing from everyday riders. One contributor is
as old as 14 and another as young as 78. Contributors write on various topics
including commuting to work, enriching a relationship on a tandem, reflecting
on chemotherapy and cycling, seeking thrills in mountain biking triathalon
racing, touring in foreign countries, connecting aging and renewal with
cycling, and the plain ol' fun of cycling.
CYCLING THURSTON COUNTY
Come ride your bicycle in Thurston County, in the heart of Washington state. Ten rides
will take you around Olympiaís state capital, out into the countryside, along waterways
with magnificent vistas, and into the nearby Capital Forest. You'll see wild flowers in
Spring, a crystal clear view of Mount Rainier on crisp autumnal days. In summer enjoy
the lazy Black River or view the sites and sounds of the surrounding farm lands. Cyclists
can enjoy the salt-sea air of Puget sound year round. The rides vary from 6 miles to
40+. The routes are fully described including road conditions, cue sheets, maps, and a
summary of the sites to be enjoyed. Maps detail rest stops, points of interest, and
related side routes. The booklet begins with information about safe riding techniques,
maintenance tips, and route planning ideas. All proceeds of this book go to the Capital
Bicycling Club in Olympia, Washington. The text will be made available at no cost to
other bicycle clubs who want to write their own ride book. The online pdf digital file
version is in color and available at www.publishingonline.com.2000.
This is an eccentric collection of short stories, personal
proverbs, and provocative essays. Many short stories discuss growing up
during the crazy-making of the 1950 and 60s; a variety of essays and love letters to favorite authors and uncles are also included. Other textual treats discuss
the "simple pleasures" of non-stop living in 90s, and one story peers into a
sci-future. If growing older in the next century frightens you just a
smidgen then join me for a laugh or two as we go camping on the edge.
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