San Antonio, Texas, Police Department Helicopter Stories, a Memoir...
Books by Billy Anders and others...
The authors of these books are or have been real police officers doing a real police job. No fiction here!
Billy Anders' work may be purchased at Amazon.com in either paperback or Kindle formats; at Barnes&Noble.com; or at OutskirtsPress.com/bookstore.
Other books may be purchased at Amazon.com.
Jim Middleton, above right, was a San Antonio, Texas, police officer for 21 years. This is his fascinating true story!
Dareryl Kimball is currently a police officer and pilot for the San Diego County, California, Sheriff's Department. This is the down and dirty story of his career to date.
"Catch The Sky" - 'Riveting. A must-read. Captures the dream and reality of being a police aviator.' - Lt Kenneth Solosky (ret) NYPD Aviation Unit
HAVE YOU READ A "REAL BOOK" LATELY? They're not as flashy as the latest must-have gadget, but they provide benefits that surprise even the most avid readers.
In addition to the intellectual benefits, enjoying a good book can also boost physical strength. Ken Pugh, PhD, president and director of research at Haskins Laboratories, which is devoted to the science of language, says that when a person is reading "parts of the brain that have evolved for other functions connect in a specific neural circuit for reading, which is very challenging."
Just like body muscles, the brain benefits when it's pushed beyond its normal abilities, and reading does that.
Reading can also reduce stress. A 2009 University of Sussex study found that a good book can be an effective relaxation strategy when the heat is on. Fiction can stimulate the imagination and distract a person from everyday stressors. A humorous or uplifting story can boost mood and help you relax, especially when reading before bedtime.
Reading can help you get a better night's rest. Your mind and body can be trained for relaxation. That book you pick up can send signals that it's time to settle down and get ready for sleep. Reading for 30 minutes before bed each night can be an integral part of a good sleep routine for those who struggle.
Research has shown that reading and engaging the brain in intellectual games and puzzles can stave off dementia. Such activity, per the Alzheimer's Association, keeps the mind active and strengthens connections between brain cells, and it builds up brain cell reserves. New brain cells may be generated. All of this can reduce the rise of Alzheimer's and dementia.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have found that reading can stimulate the brain to produce more white matter, which works with gray matter and is responsible for sending sensory and motor stimuli to the central nervous system to stimulate a response. Healthy white matter keeps the central nervous system working effectively and may reduce risk of learning disabilities as well as impaired motor functions.
The educational benefits of reading are widely known. But reading also provides a host of other positives!
- courtesy of the May 5, 2014, issue of the Wilk-Amite Record in Gloster, Mississippi
"Many times the reading of a book has made the future of a man."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Some Secrets of the Sacramento Mountains, and other Otero County, New Mexico, Law Enforcement Stories!
A memoir about a Mississippi childhood, and returning after more than 50 years.