First Chapter Fridays! Ironies, Coincidences and Absurdities in My Ordinary Life on Both Sides of the Atlantic by Henryk Hoffmann

With an honest, unbiased and oftentimes self-mocking manner, the author shares the highlights of his personal and professional life in Poland and the USA, spanning over nearly seventy years, in the form of purposefully laconic stories in a culturally and socio-politically rich context, emphasizing the uplifting, hilarious, ironic, paradoxical and absurd situations. Filled with personal observations and factual information covering such areas as education, sociology, geography, history, politics, linguistics, literature, performing arts, sports and the paranormal, the episodes address issues of growing up, professional struggles and successes, love and married life, friendships, parenthood, social life, short- and long-distance travels and even relationships with pets. Though diametrically different from his reference books, this one, a memoir, routinely alludes and refers to the author’s lifelong passion: film. The celebrities that have crossed paths with the author, and whose names, thus, appear in the book in one way or another, include Patricia Neal, Jan A. P. Kaczmarek, Janusz Kaminski, Maria Cooper Janis, Byron Janis, Bill Clifton, Stan Breckenridge, Peter and Natalia Safran, spiritual reggae band “Gentleman and the Evolution,” Nell Minow, Tomasz Sarnecki and Michał Oleszczyk.

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Narrated by Douglas M. Jones

That Bird Needs Glasses by Rebecca Benston & Hubert Neal, Jr.

What in the world is going on with this bird? Look out! He’s running around town and he doesn’t seem to know where he is going. Can anyone help him find his way? Follow his path of destruction and see!

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My name is Rebecca Benston. I’m a Christian. I’m a woman. I’m a mother. I’m a writer. I’m a thinker. When I write fiction, I am usually writing a mystery series called The Rona Shively Stories. My P.I. character, Rona Shively is feisty, fearless and fabulous and is usually caught up in something she doesn’t want to be caught up in. In addition to this series, I also have a blog called Higher Ground for Life. Through this blog, I’m hoping to reach women or anyone who is seeking to develop a relationship with God and give them inspiration to get out there and follow His path for their lives!
I also have a blog called Leading the Follower. This one is my favorite. I write about religion, faith, spirituality and all that goes along with it. What we believe, what we don’t believe, what we are told to believe and how society feels about believing in general. I do a lot of testifying here and some of what I say may make you angry. Most of it will make you think. Some of it will make you cry. Any of it could make you laugh. It’s really up to you.

If you are looking for practical advice, honest conversation, and no nonsense observations about living in today’s world, check out my blogs at and and and And if you’re so inclined, you can purchase my books and some other great, inspirational works from Higher Ground Books & Media at

Be blessed!

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