Index to Reviews
Where I live
HOW IT WAS and
HOW IT IS in DETROIT
Essays with Photos
My Story Detroit: From Industrial Giant to Empty Landscape
It's 1967 and my wedding party was a riot.
See MORE PICTURES of sights along Woodward Avenue.
See Detroit: Remembering My Days as a Welfare Worker
And How a Once-Bustling Neighborhood Turned into Empty Countryside
See Abandoned Detroit: Empty Houses That Used to be Homes
Detroit has thousands of abandoned homes throughout the city
Fisher Body Plant
See Detroit: Revisiting the Site of the 1967 Riot
See Detroit's Abandoned Neighborhoods
See Touring the D: More abandonment
See Detroit's Segregation Past
See Abandoned Schools in Detroit
See The Heidelberg Project
Detroit Discards Become Unique Urban Art
INDEX TO Detroit Photo Essays
MY DETROIT Photos on Flickr
The Seeker Books
Priming the Pump:
How TRS-80 Enthusiasts Helped Spark the PC Revolution
by David & Theresa Welsh
The hidden history
of personal computing.
Although people persist in crediting Apple or IBM with inventing
personal computing, the idea was in the ether much earlier. In the early
1970s, electronic hobbyists began tinkering with the new microchips and
this spawned a modest business in mail-order computer kits. Hand-built,
these computers required patience, skill, and a burning desire to learn
arcane programming techniques.
Access to personal computing took a giant leap forward with
the introduction of the TRS-80 Model I in August 1977. It was the first
completely assembled, off-the-shelf microcomputer, available to anyone for
$599.95 through 3500 Radio Shack stores nationwide.
My husband David Welsh was one of those
hobbyists-turned-programmers. He created a word processor, Lazy Writer,
which we sold worldwide; it had many enthusiastic fans who were eager to
throw away their typewriters.
David and I wrote this book because no one else has told the story
of these years. We interviewed legendary pioneers who told us amazing
tales. This book, with over 100 illustrations and a complete Index, is
their stories and our story.
~ Theresa Welsh
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Explore computer history.
Tara: Initiate of Heliopolis
by Theresa Welsh
Now available as an eBook
What if a modern girl were sent back in time to Cleopatra's Egypt to become an initiate in the
temple? Believed to be a prophet because she knows the future, she only
wants to go home. Can she change history?
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Three Women, Ten Kids, and Nation's Drive to End Welfare
by Jason DeParle
What happened to Welfare Moms when we ended welfare?
This book helped me answer a question I've wondered about since my years as an ADC case worker in Detroit way back in the 1960s. What happened to all those Moms who used to get welfare checks and all the women who might have gotten them if President Bill Clinton had not decided to "end welfare as we know it."
Did we create hordes of new poor and homeless people? Was "ending welfare" an act of cruelty towards the destitute, or was it a gentle shove for poor women to enter into a working life?
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Old and New Spiritual Classics
Books that explain and examine our spiritual traditions and challenge us
to take our own spiritual journey
Signs, Visits and Premonitions From Loved Ones Lost on 9/11
by Bonnie McEneaney
Friends and families of 9/11 victims share their stories with Bonnie McEneany,
whose husband Eamon died on 9/11. Their intensely personal experiences
of contact are to them real proof that their loved ones continue to exist.
Fringe Dweller on the Night Shift
by Monica Holy
Go astral traveling with the author
as she spends her nights rescuing souls.
Spiritual Enlightenment: The Damndest Thing by
A maverick tale of how to "wake up" spiritually by
a self-described (and mysterious) enlightened human being.
The Messengers by F.C. Xavier
afterlife journey told by spirit Andre Luiz through Brazilian medium
Supernatural by Graham Hancock
explores the origins of religious beliefs by examining early use of
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa
This classic book is the story of Yogananda's
coming to America to bring yoga and Eastern ideas to a generation
knowing nothing of its spiritual precepts; his story is full of
amazing spiritual feats, such as being in two
places at once.
Letters From the Other Side by Helen and Harry
This book of letters were written during the World War
I era by two spirits, brother and sister, whose messages came through
the automatic handwriting of a blind living sister
The Spirits Book by Alan Kardec
This book, written in 1876, is the basis of the beliefs of Spiritists; the book contains answers to the big questions as given to Allan Kardec by advanced spirits. This article also examines three other books about spirit.
Is there evidence for the afterlife?
Does evidence exist that our consciousness survives death? Here are four books that tackle this topic, and are worth reading.
Who is Edgar Cayce?
Edgar Cayce became known as "the sleeping prophet" because he provided information to people seeking his help after putting himself in a trance. This modest man, who died in 1945, gave "life readings" to people in which he told them of past lives, often lives in ancient Atlantis. Many books tell his story; here are some of the best ones.
Must Change or Die by John Shelby Spong
Does the standard Christian theology that has come to us from the
Middle Ages still make sense? Haven't we learned more about the history
of the times from when Jesus walked the earth, and haven't we gained
maturity since then? Bishop Spong challenges some long-held beliefs about
what it means to be a Christian.
The Templar Revelation by Picknett &
Examines whether Jesus really died on the cross and
whether he might have been married to Mary Magdalene; lots of
interesting legends about Magdalene and John the Baptist in the
south of France.
The Hiram Key by Knight & Lomas
Master Masons examine the historical roots of Christianity. Who was
the mysterious Hiram Abiff who supposedly built Solomon's
The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine
Pagels challenges traditional ideas about Jesus and
the early Christian teachings, through the writings in alternate
Holy Blood, Holy Grail by Baigent, Lincoln &
Take a tour of a different history, where Jesus has descendants who have secretly dominated important historical events. The book that inspired The DaVinci Code, that introduced us to the Priory of Sion... still good after all these years!!
The Jesus Mysteries: Was the "Original Jesus" a Pagan God? by Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy
This book questions the actual existence of Jesus of Nazareth with their eivdence that "the Jesus story" was meant as metaphor in the same way as the ancient "Mystery" religions.
The Jesus Dyasty: The Hidden History of Jesus, His Royal Family, and the Birth of Christianity by James D. Tabor
The author's own explorations into a tomb in Israel turned up bodies that could be members of Jesus' family. Could the tomb hold the bones of Jesus' brother, James? Could Jesus' biological father be someone other than Joseph and can we make even more assumptions from these discoveries, like James continuing Jesus' teachings, which did not include current Christian theology?
Eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven by Uta Ranke-Heinemann
Does the Catholic Church's insistence on a male-only celibate clergy, its doctrine that sex is only for procreation and its condemnation of birth control and abortion reflect any actual teachings of Jesus? Here's a meticulously researched book by an angry female theologian who says no, and who lost her job teaching theology at a Catholic university for writing this book.
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Classics of Alternative Science / History
What do we really know of human history, or the history and fate of our world? Explore books that give us a different perspective on who we are and how the universe works.
The Secret Life of Plants
by Peter Tompkins & Christopher Byrd
A cult classic on the consciousness of all living things
The Coming Global SuperStorm
by Art Bell & Whitley Streiber
Civilization is ended by a huge global storm caused by... global warming!
Two authors known for books about aliens find a new menace in the weather.
The Body Electric by Robert O. Becker
A scientist's study of the natural electricity of the human body -- and its potential for healing and harm.
Vimana Aircraft of Ancient India
by David Hatcher Childress
Did ancient India and Atlantis have aircraft? The evidence is in this book
The Gods of Eden by William Bramley
Are sinister aliens behind all earth's wars and troubles? This book takes a long look through history and finds the same corrupted "brotherhood" deceiving mankind.
Giza Power Plant by Christopher Dunn
Was the Great Pyramid really a power source for ancient Egypt and not a tomb? Dunn builds a credible theory.
The Hollow Earth by Raymond Bernard
Can intelligent life exist within our own earth? This is a mostly nutty (but interesting) idea.
In His Image:
The Cloning of a man by David Rorvik
Was this 1978 book really a hoax, or has a man been cloned?
of the Gods by Graham Hancock
Hancock's first book that examined the possibility of a "mother culture"
long lost, but pointing to a high civilization in the distant past. Hancock's
books are all worth reading.
Dogs That Know When Their Owners are Coming Home by Rupert Sheldrake
Humans have an intersting connection with animals. Does your
dog always go to the door and wait for you before you pull into the driveway?
Is your dog or cat psychic?
the Smoke by Douchan Gersi
An amazing look at strange powers of "people of tradition," featuring
a group of men in Haiti who can instantly materialize in a new location.
The Source Field Investigations by David Wilcock
In an original attempt at a unified theory, David Wilcock postulates that the universe is filled with an energy field that is the "source" of everything that exists. This energy changes over long cycles of time, and involves two intersecting realities, the spirit world and the world we experience.
The Meaning of Life According to Physics by Stephen Hawking and Michio Kaku
What do two famous physicists think of the Big Questions of life? This review of two books examines their ideas on time travel, black holes, multiple dimensions and other fascinating speculation.
Genesis Revisited by Zechariah Sitchen
One of Sitchen's Earth Chronicles books tracing our origins back to Sumer and alien "gods" - the whole series is fascinating reading.
Forbidden Archeology by Cremo and Thompson
Just how long has anatomically modern man been on earth? Read the evidence that the answer may be millions of years. The authors have done their research, and it's all in this 1000-page book.
Flying Serpents and Dragons by RA Boulay
Here is the most incredible theory of human origins. Our ancient ancesters were.... reptiles???. Read and be amazed. The author is NOT a nut (he worked for the NSA), but is he correct in making such an outrageous claim?
More books about Alternative Science /History on amazon.com.
I Love a Good Conspiracy!
It's not paranoia if they're really after you, and maybe these authors are not all crazy.
Dark Mission: The Secret History of NASA by Richard Hoagland and Mike Barra
What is NASA's real mission? Did they find artifacts on the moon and have they been
lying to us ever since?
The Cancer Conspiracy by Barry Lynes
The author tells of betrayal, collusion and the suppression of alternative cancer treatments; the government and the AMA are most of the problem.
Inside Job by Jim Marrs
Did the Bush adminstration know about 9/11 before it happened?
The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power
by Jeff Sharlet
This book delves deeply into a little-known dedicated group of people who seek to control American politics, while remaining in the shadows. They espouse a brand of Christian fundamentalism that says the people in power reflect God's choices. Are they manipulating our leaders in Washington DC to advance their own right-wing agenda?
The Truth About the UFO Crash at Roswell by Randle & Schmitt
A well-researched examination of the evidence that a space ship crashed near Roswell New Mexico in 1947. Based on interviews with eye witnesses and good detective work. Read and draw your own conclusions.
Alien Agenda by Jim Marrs
A noted conspiracy author takes on the UFO controversy and provides a well-presented summary of alien activity and the government cover-up.
Above Black by Dan Sherman
Eye-witness testimony of a secret government program involving contact with aliens.
His story, though amazing, seems credible.
Angels Don't Play This HAARP by Nick Begich and Jeanne Manning
Does a government program deploying Extra Low Frequency (ELF) antennas in a remote part of Alaska have a sinister purpose? Nikola Tesla believed such waves could affect peoples' minds.
Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
On any given day, one in four Americans eats fast food. Do large corporations like McDonalds manipulate our eating habits? Do those hamburger value meals make us fat and sick?
The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar: Solving the Oak Island Mystery
by Steven Sora
Treasure hidden hundreds of years ago on Oak Island, Nova Scotia,
Canada has confounded treasure-hunters since its discovery, all attempts at recovery
stopped by highly-effective boobytraps. Could it be the lost treasure
of the Knights Templar?
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