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Louie Mantia Icons and Wallpapers – spice up your Windows or Mac desktops!

Tired of your desktop icons that you see each time you turn on your PC or Mac? Don't fret; Louie Mantia is here to save your day. From icons and wallpapers, Mantia really gets it going - and he gets it going really cool. Various designs inspired by Star Trek, Wall-E, Nightmare Before Christmas, Willy Wonka, Pokemon...and a whole lot more! You can even use them to add a bit of jazz to your iPhone. Oh, and the best part? Everything is for free.

L. Frank Baum “American Fairytales” (author of The Wizard of Oz)

American Fairytales is a collection of 12 fantasy stories written by L.Frank Baum. This book is not as well-known as Baum's Wizard of Oz or Father Goose but it is just as enduring as the two for its satire and dry wit, two startling elements for a fairy tale book. Baum abandons his trademark high fantasy for a nonsensical but wildly imaginative book about curious little girls, majestic polar bears, enchanted candies, and treacherous butterflies.

Eyes Are For Sleeping: Stories of People Who Do What They Can – Photobook by Giuseppe Saudoni

Eyes are said to be the windows to our souls. They say you can tell a person's sincerity by looking at his or her eyes. These are the same eyes that we use to see the reality in front of us; the world that we are living in now. 'Eyes Are For Sleeping: Stories of People Who Do What They Can' is a coffee table photo book which features a collection of short stories told through text and images. Giuseppe Suadoni originally wrote the short stories in Italian, but translated it into English, Spanish and German with the help of his family and friends.

Therefore Repent! – a best-selling graphic novel by Jim Munroe and Salgood Sam

"Therefore Repent!" is a best-selling graphic novel written by Jim Munroe and illustrated by Salgood Sam. It tells of a world post-Rapture, when the righteous have all gone to Heaven as predicted by the Christian Bible. All that's left is a society split between those who believe that they will also eventually ascend to heaven if they do enough good deeds (Splitters) and those who think that a Christian-less society is as good as any. The world slowly spirals into madness as dogs talk, machine gun-toting angels murder the sinful, and humans gain magical powers and forms.

The Natural Mind – Waking Up by Alan Macmillan Orr

"The Natural Mind- Waking Up" is Alan Macmillan Orr's 250-topic, 2-volume magnum opus into what it truly means to be human. The massive book took five years to write and covers diverse topics, from love to gambling, zoos, prostitution, supermarkets, banks, desire and so on. Orr drew from his personal experiences as he traveled the world searching for meaning, observing, and formulating opinions on the dire human condition. He shares what he learned through "The Natural Mind" and also encourages you, the readers, to contribute to the book's evolution.

Old French Fairy Tales – a public domain novel written by the Comtesse de Ségur and illustrated by Virginia Sterrett

If you're a fan of good triumphing over evil, of love conquering all and happily afters then you will love this charming little book written by the Comtesse de Ségur and illustrated by Virginia Sterrett called Old French Fairy Tales. It was published in 1920 and is now part of public domain. In it are five timeless fairy tales and eight breathtaking full page color illustrations dotted with smaller (but no less dramatic) black and white drawings for children of all ages - or even just children at heart.

1632 by Eric Flint – an exciting e-book from the Baen Free Library

1632 is not quite sci-fi, not quite historical fiction, and one hundred percent page-turning excitement. It's speculative fiction that answers the question: What would happen if a West Virginian town from the year 2000 were suddenly transported to Europe in 1632? This set-up is the only sci-fi element to the plot; the rest of the adventures simply unfold from there as the citizens of Grantville cope with being dropped into the middle of a bloody European war. Can they survive the armies ravaging the German countryside? And can the armies of Europe survive their introduction to rifles, motorcycles, and rock 'n roll?

Free eBook – ‘Identity in the Age of Cloud Computing’ by J.D. Lasica

Just recently I've discovered the The Aspen Institute and it's website. The Institute's mission is to foster creative thinking & leadership for the good of our society and for the past 60 years it's members have been organizing seminars, public conferences and policy programs to spread great ideas and learn from each other. One of the most recent publications from the Institute is the "Identity in the Age of Cloud Computing: The next-generation Internet’s impact on business, governance and social interaction" by J.D. Lasica, who is a long time blogger for Socialmedia.biz, a strategist, journalist & entrepreneur.