Traverse City Record-Eagle

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February 10, 2013

Books in Brief: 02/10/2013

Seeking simple life

kalkaska — Teresa Carey and Ben Eriksen will discuss their travels during "One Simple Question: A Journey to Find an Iceberg" at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Kalkaska County Library.

The couple challenged themselves to drastically simplify their lives by living aboard a small sailboat while on a journey to find an iceberg. Their quest brings them lessons in the joy of a deliberate life and is the subject of their upcoming documentary film.

For more information about this program, call the Kalkaska County Library at 258-9411.

Duck tape crafts

Traverse City — Teens are invited to get creative with duck tape at the Peninsula Community Library, 2699 Island View Road.

Teen Duck Tape Craft Night will start at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14. There is no charge. For details or if planning to attend, call 223-7700.

'Share the Love' Day

Traverse City — Higher Self Bookstore, 328 E. Front St., will give free mini-readings, energy work sessions and massages, as well as accept donations of food items for area food pantries from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Valentine's Day, Thursday, Feb. 14, as part of its sixth annual Share the Love Day. Refreshments will be served. For details, call 941-5805.

Book on love

TRAVERSE CITY — Authors Richard and Dede Brown have written "The LoveTeam Game Plan: How a Living Couple Can Think, Speak and Act Like a Team" just in time for Valentine's Day.

According to the authors, most "committed couples are in need of a new approach for their relationship. Fully 95 percent of couples say they aren't as happy after 10 years of marriage, and about 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. The National Safety Council reports that over 90 percent of couples get divorced after a child drowning tragedy."

The Browns are parents and grandparents who make their home in Arizona. Richard holds a bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University and formerly taught business and served as an administrator, in addition to having owned several successful small businesses including some motels in Sault Ste. Marie. Over the years he has coached or played on more than 70 athletic teams, as well as many other types of teams. Dede has also been on many teams, in a variety of forms, as a nurse and homemaker. They are frequent visitors to Traverse City, where their daughter lives.

This book is available from most ebook and print retailers, or from the authors' website,

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