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EveryDay Life by M.G. Hardie

by M.G. Hardie

EveryDay Life is a journey from hopelessness to hope. It is a personal and inspiring look at the journey of a young African-American man who against the odds and his environment decides to change his life for the better.This story provides a realistic and thought-provoking portrayal of the social chaos and wanton violence in the urban ghetto. From the in-your-face conversations to the aggression of California’s gang underworld, a new kind of hero emerges: L is a hard working athlete, community activist who wants a better life for his daughter and himself. EveryDay Life is far more than the usual from-hood-to-good story–it’s a real, eye-opening look at a Black America and society as a whole. It is a compelling story of an intelligent father trapped in a vicious cycle of violence.
Living in the inner-city a positive hard working young man desperate to escape the trappings of a violent life in the “Hood”. He is guided only by his strong sense of self and the need to provide a better life for his daughter. He also shares powerful childhood bonds with his three best friends, C- ex-military/gangsta, E- hustler/activist and B- a promising young rapper. The main character is constantly at odds with the world in which he finds himself. But in a neighborhood dominated by gangs, drugs, alcohol, guns and self-created obstacles there are no guarantees, especially when it comes to making it out alive.
EveryDay Life relays powerful messages about life, death and all things in-between. It takes a hard look inside America’s urban ghettos and forces people to look at issues that are all too easy to ignore from urban sprawl, race relations to sex and politics. EveryDay Life is a completely original work of literature that that holds no punches while delivering an extremely humorous story. It is far from just a story about a selected African American community in Los Angeles, it’s about all of us and what we choose as our life.
EveryDay Life is 21st literature at its finest.
Prepare for a book so Hip-Hop you can almost hear the bass thump!

Literary Awards:
Urban Title of the Year- 2009

Named The Best Kept Literary Secret of 2008

A Short Introduction to Kant (Illustrated)

by Bob Adamson

Quite possibly the most important philosopher to ever have lived, Immanuel Kant stands above other philosophers as the one who answered Hume. Claiming to have awoken from his dogmatic slumber, Kant revitalized the dying practice of philosophy, while his theories have passed down to us through history and remain no less important today than when he first composed them.

An excellent introduction to a master philosopher, this eBook is illustrated to enhance the reading experience.

Let Me Speak From My Heart: Not exactly a book of nonsense, but I’m working on it…

by Tim Volkov

In this heartfelt account of his recent years, Tim sheds some light on what moved him to write. The collection of poems and short essays has a ‘homie’ feel to it and reads in one breath. Throw a tinge of humour and a pinch of earnestness – and you’ve got yourself a gem of a ‘shortie’!

The Theoretician’s Autistic Essence: Theories From An Autistic Theoretician

by Joseph D. Smith

Joseph D. Smith is a long-time theoretician, who was diagnosed with high-functioning autism at an early age. This Kindle book is full of his theories, and with his high IQ, you will learn how he views the world, along with how to better your thinking!

The Epistles of Abu Amir

by Abu Amir

What follows is a series of epistles and missives (letters) sent to a friend of mine explaining Islam (to a degree). Upon editing the letters I realized that they may as well be of use to those intrigued with the thoughts of a Muslim in today’s society.

Islam is a holistic deen (way of life) that is intended to restore the natural order of inner peace in the human soul. It is referred to as a fitra religion. Meaning, it appeals to the natural disposition of the human being in relation to his creator. It is a simple way of life predicated on simple deeds done purely for the sake of Allah (God) and the natural order he ordained for the universe and the myriad of microcosmic universes inside of the larger universe.

In wake of the recent episodes of terroristic mayhem that has plagued the planet; the publication of these epistles became more imperative and conducive to interfaith dialogue as well as providing the transparency needed for those seeking to understand what Islam truly is and what it stands for.

It is my humble prayer that these private letters made public serve as a service to humanity as well as for the friend for whom they were intended.

A Short Introduction to Ancient Philosophy

by John Lord

Whatever may be said of the inferiority of the ancients to the moderns in natural and mechanical science, which no one is disposed to question, or even in the realm of literature, which may be questioned, there was one department of knowledge to which we have added nothing of consequence. In the realm of art they were our equals, and probably our superiors; in philosophy, they carried logical deduction to its utmost limit. They advanced from a few crude speculations on material phenomena to an analysis of all the powers of the mind, and finally to the establishment of ethical principles which even Christianity did not supersede.
The progress of philosophy from Thales to Plato is the most stupendous triumph of the human intellect. The reason of man soared to the loftiest flights that it has ever attained. It cast its searching eye into the most abstruse inquiries which ever tasked the famous minds of the world. It exhausted all the subjects which dialectical subtlety ever raised. It originated and carried out the boldest speculations respecting the nature of the soul and its future existence. It established important psychological truths and created a method for the solution of abstruse questions. It went on from point to point, until all the faculties of the mind were severely analyzed, and all its operations were subjected to a rigid method. The Romans never added a single principle to the philosophy which the Greeks elaborated; the ingenious scholastics of the Middle Ages merely reproduced Greek ideas; and even the profound and patient Germans have gone round in the same circles that Plato and Aristotle marked out more than two thousand years ago. Only the Brahmans of India have equalled them in intellectual subtilty and acumen. It was Greek philosophy in which noble Roman youths were educated; and hence, as it was expounded by a Cicero, a Marcus Aurelius, and an Epictetus, it was as much the inheritance of the Romans as it was of the Greeks themselves, after Grecian liberties were swept away and Greek cities became a part of the Roman empire. The Romans learned what the Greeks created and taught; and philosophy, as well as art, became identified with the civilization which extended from the Rhine and the Po to the Nile and the Tigris…

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