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One Innocent & Ordinary Life

Short Stories and Poems

Authored by Mr. Brian Wayne Maki

Book Description:

With technology on the rise, Brian Wayne Maki, an Upper Michigan author and poet, takes us back to the finer things in life.  The Ordinary Life describes in short stories and poems the simple innocence we have lost in the last twenty years. What is the ordinary life? With technology surrounding daily living, does anyone really live an innocent life anymore? Brian challenges you to realize how your life has changed, and to take more notice of the world around you. 

And with themes like nature, loss, marriage, death, celebrities, love, and even rainbows and dreams, Brian uncovers some pure, basic emotions surrounding our daily lives.

From first-hand accounts, Brian takes you on a thought-provoking journey into his life as a basketball official, his personal short stories growing up as a child, his reflections about how technology affects our lives, and his never-ending fascination with nature and the universe.

The theme of the book relates to the ordinary life—with the book uncovering many ways to live a happy and productive life in a very innocent way. The day-to-day living in this world brings many people down, and sometimes just stepping back and looking at yourself you can find a whole new meaning.

This book is one you can read again and again, learning something new about your life each and every time! You will find this book to be a refreshing, new voice in a demanding, stressful world.


Book Review:
                 Superior Book Promotions

Publication Date:            February 10, 2012

ISBN/EAN13:                   1468105825 / 9781468105827

Page Count:                    94

Binding Type:                 US Trade Paper 8.5" x 11" English

Color:                              Black and White

Related Categories:       Poetry / General

Selling Retail Price:       $7.50

 

Purchasing the Book:

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  One Innocent & Ordinary Life

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Ordinary Inspiration

Selected Poems

Authored by Mr. Brian Wayne Maki



Book Description:

In Ordinary Inspiration, Brian Wayne Maki continues to explore the true meaning to be found within an ordinary life. Using poetry to depict the sources of inspiration he finds in the vast and busy world, Brian’s overarching theme is the need for us to “wake up”—to see and appreciate the simpler things life has to offer. With a sharp eye for detail, Brian explores the meaningful moments to be mined from leisure, solitude, Nature, friendship, love, and personal growth.

Exploring the balance and contradictions of Nature and the universe, Brian’s words draw attention to what separates our lives and how we can bridge misunderstandings to create a meaningful journey. Brian’s poetry is always honest and revealing, expressing his personal passions and concerns, which will resonate with all readers.

All his poems are accompanied by photographs from his own personal photography collection, the photography of Sue Ballreich of Marquette, Michigan, the photography of Vivian Maier of New York, New York, and the watercolor drawings of Maria L. Hall of Marquette, Michigan.

Book Review:                
Superior Book Promotions

Publication Date:           April 25, 2012

ISBN/EAN13:                  9781475261868

Page Count:                   188

Binding Type:                 US Trade Paper 8.5" x 11" English

Color:                              Color

Related Categories:       Poetry / General

Selling Retail Price:       $24.00

 
Purchasing the Book: 

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reateSpace:  Ordinary Inspiration
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Little Black Book

Protecting Your Digital Life 

Authored by Mr. Brian Wayne Maki




Book Description:

In this new technology-driven era of cell phones, smartphones, laptops, tablets, and wireless devices, no one can escape living a digital life. Digital information controls our social lives, our businesses, our equipment, and our country. Digital dominance is slowly growing out of control as it transforms our lives into a series of simple clicks and taps.

The “good life” is slowly being redefined by technology and the digital world.

In Little Black Book, Brian Wayne Maki reminds us about our core value system. The driving force behind our digital lives is based on a lifestyle we have learned from others. The missing lesson is about technology. Brian makes us realize “No one has ever taught us how to handle properly our own digital life.”

With a twenty-year professional career in computers, Brian Wayne Maki helps solve the mystery and frustrations surrounding the digital life. We should care about this one aspect of our lives—every single bit of it for the remainder of our living days and even after our death. Think of it as new skills for the twenty-first century of thinkers, dreamers, and innovators, whether young or old.

With Little Black Book as a teaching guide, you can start living the good life again!


Book Review:                 
Superior Book Promotions


Publication Date:
            May 29, 2012

ISBN/EAN13:                   9781477539972

Page Count:                    70

Binding Type:                 US Trade Paper 8.5" x 11" English

Color:                              Color

Related Categories:       Education/Computers in Technology

Selling Retail Price:       $14.00

Purchasing the Book:

CreateSpace: Little Black Book
Amazon: Amazon Website
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Little Annoying Updates

Windows Update Guide

Authored by Mr. Brian Wayne Maki

Book Description:

Do you ever get confused about Windows updates? Do they drive you to the edge of insanity? Update, update, update. Each day, new software updates arrive and add to your daily stress. The question is always the same: Do you take this update or not?

New software versions are produced every business day. These new versions become the new products of the future—something you cannot just side-step and avoid. With these fast technology times, staying up-to-date keeps your system running smoothly. You keep things up-to-date—whether on a weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis—to make the technology work in your favor rather than letting it become a nightmare of endless “pop-up” boxes begging for your attention.

In Little Annoying Updates, Brian Wayne Maki, a twenty-year veteran as a computer consultant and private business owner, offers his own practical computer knowledge and know-how into taking today’s latest Windows updates with confidence. Brian puts it all into a simple perspective, including steps on downloading products and the reasons why you need these updates.

For the first time ever, you have a guide that gives you the “straight-talk” necessary to understand today’s software and helps you answer the toughest question in computers: Do you take this update or not?


Book Review:                 
Superior Book Promotions

Publication Date:        January 1, 2013

ISBN/EAN13:                   9781481801331

Page Count:                    70

Binding Type:                 US Trade Paper 8.5" x 11" English

Color:                              Color

Related Categories:       Education/Computers in Technology

Selling Retail Price:       $15.00

 

Purchasing the Book:

Amazon: Amazon Website
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Ordinary Reflections

Authored by Mr. Brian Wayne Maki




Book Description:

Brian Wayne Maki, an Upper Michigan author and poet, invites you into his private world of reflections: loving nature, endless roads, lasting dreams, longing memories, influential people, loss of innocence, noble thoughts, military salutes, simple values, and deep, personal reflections. Brian conveys his best work and talent in this rich and entertaining collection of poems and thoughts.

Everyone will find something to connect to in this collection of nostalgic, reflective pieces.

Book Review:           
Superior Book Promotions

Publication Date:     February 15, 2013

ISBN/EAN13:               9781482556124

Page Count:                108

Binding Type:             US Trade Paper 8.5" x 11" English

Color:                          Color

Related Categories:   Poetry/General

Selling Retail Price:   $17.00

Purchasing the Book:

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Portraits

Authored by Mr. Brian Wayne Maki


 

Book Description:

In all of Brian Wayne Maki's writing years, nothing could be more touching to him than thoughtful pictures and poetic words brought together in their natural balance. Brian observes the changing images of our beautiful, natural world, capturing its essence in this stunning, rich collection of thoughts, expressions, and photography.

 

Book Review:           Marquette Monthly (August 2013)

Publication Date:
     May 1, 2013

ISBN/EAN13:               9781484838679

Page Count:                84

Binding Type:             US Trade Paper 8.5" x 11" English

Color:                          Color

Related Categories:   Poetry/General

Selling Retail Price:   $15.00

 

Purchasing the Book:

Amazon: Amazon Website
By email: bbcoach26@aol.com

 

Nature's Pride

Nature's Pride: Beauty & Words

Authored by Mr. Brian Wayne Maki


 

Book Description:

Nature. One word. One meaning. Pride.

The secret is out—Nature’s pride is everywhere. Upper Michigan author Brian Wayne Maki explores this belief with his poetic words and with the talented photography of fellow Upper Michigan resident Sue Ballreich. Through these words and images, you will begin to understand how Nature’s pride reveals itself in subtle ways, how it adds something more to living, how it happens all across this great land, and how it adds depth and meaning to your life.


Book Review:          Superior Book Promotions

Publication Date:    July 12, 2013

ISBN/EAN13:              9781490984575

Page Count:               84

Binding Type:            US Trade Paper 8.5" x 11" English

Color:                          Color

Related Categories:   Poetry/General

Selling Retail Price:   $15.00

 

Purchasing the Book:

Amazon: Amazon Website
By email: bbcoach26@aol.com