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or deeper understanding of the purposes for Real-LifeUniversity or the School of Hard Knocks. 
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Flowers Grow
(The Video)

Created from the setting of Ground Zero, "Flowers Grow" was written and produced to remind us of the indomitable human spirit, along with the message and promise that after the season of destruction there is always a new season of growth. 

So, it is fitting that we officially released "Flowers Grow" on the 10th year anniversary of 9/11.

May we remember that no matter what tragedy may be fall us, - "We will rise again.!"

The music for "Flowers Grow" was debuted and performed in a live (sold out) community concert titled "A Musical Tribute to the Greatest Generation" on June 27, 2011 at the USU Performance Hall. 

To hear more music from "Music that Heals the Soul" visit

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There's no better way to state the significance of Navigating the Storms

Each of us knows that conditions in this great nation are deteriorating at an accelerating rate. Its very survival depends upon an informed and God-fearing people, without which it becomes an "also ran" in the saga of mans attempt to elevate the species. Our society becomes as all others—servile and dutiful worker bees, humming about, performing their assigned tasks and making no waves, yielding to the wishes of their masters, the elite who's wisdom supposedly surpasses the masses. 

As Benjamin Franklin once said, "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."

At the heart of the decline is integrity. Ethical practices, whether in business, at home or in Washington, lie at the core of our precarious situation. Without proper conduct and mutual respect, we have little to look forward to but chaos and suffering—which is growing out of control. Amiable intervention is essential—but that interposition must be at the individual level. After all, the only person we truly control is ourselves.  Without self-mastery, without discipline, how can society get back on track and advance upward? Ultimately, we are each responsible for who we are and how we interact with others.

Tom Fairbanks has uncovered the primary reason for business failure and how that discovery also applies to all facets of life, and to the core of our societal blight.

The United States of American can and will be great again, if and when it decides to adopt and practice the Principles of Good Business...

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Parents and Grandparents wanting to fortify their children and grandchildren against the secular philosophies of higher education will want to arm them with this series.

An eye opener to the narratives a university tries to portray as fact that often undermining the core values a family has tried to instill in its children.

This is a must-have if you truly value the God most precious gift...your children. 

Daniel Elwood lives on Bear Nose Way... 

His street is on the east side of a block that is unusually large for their small town—for that matter, any town. Adjacent to Daniel's home on the south side is an immense park that holds four large Indian burial mounds. On the north side is a row of tenement buildings that are now small businesses and boutique shops, giving a quaint appeal to the south end of town.

There are two neighbors living across the street, and their homes abut the woods that encircle the town, except on the north where the Ohio rivers flow toward the Mississippi. 

Daniel's home is strange. There's no other way to put it. At times it seems possessed by a long-gone baker. It also exhibits other unusual traits that sends a child's imagination soaring.

If you hadn't noticed, Bear Nose Way is also the name of this novel series, of which Daniel—DISCOVERY is the first. There are four books in total, each taking Daniel farther down the road of maturity and wonder and challenge.

Daniel's discoveries shape his personality and character, and they also help him see the precarious situation the world is in. How to cope with so much turmoil, hardship, and uncertainty forces him to cautiously step forward.

However, with each step, he becomes aware that he's walking on countless footsteps that had gone before, and such a realization begs the question...

What's beneath your feet?


Timeless Secrets

Open Secrets Collection

We provide access to a growing collection of knowledge, compiled by wise men and women, that is awaiting your discovery. "Golden Nuggets" that extend beyond time and help to connect the world, both East and West because:

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating.
Education is the premise of progress,
in every society, in every family.”

Kofi Annan

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth
and cease only at death.”

Albert Einstein

“A man only learns in two ways, one by reading,
and the other by association with smarter people."
Will Rogers

"The only source of knowledge is experience."
Albert Einstein

“A writer is, after all, only half his book. The other half
is the reader and from the reader the writer learns.”

P.L. Travers

"Experience is the best teacher, but a fool
will learn from no other."

Benjamin Franklin