My Two Cents is based on the reputation of Lillian Lloyd for "Keeping It Real," Through this writing you will take a journey into the life of this multifaceted woman of faith and learn from her philosophy on life's tragedies and triumphs from the perspective a Pastor's daughter. Take a journey through the brutally honest and explicit recollection of her life, her pain, her deliverances, and her story.
Two scores and seven years ago, I set foot on American soil in order to pursue my Postgraduate medical training at New York University Medical Center—Bellevue Hospital, New York City, New York. Now, looking back upon the vast time-span of the five decades gone by, I can hardly believe that our national landscape has undergone a sea change. According to an old Oriental adage, “Even Mother Nature changes in a decade’s time,” thus the inevitable changes have turned at least five times over beyond recognition. America as we know it today is a drastically different country from what we observed back in the 60’s: many a thing that was acceptable back then is no longer even permissible, or downright illegal. Indeed, it goes without saying that the last half a century has been both tumultuous and cataclysmal in U.S. history. I have lived in Springfield, IL for 38 years since 1974 in a professional move from Honolulu, Hawaii and I became a U.S. citizen in 1976 when we celebrated the Bicentennial. I am still very grateful to my adopted country for what she has done for me and my family. My two children were born, raised and educated in this blessed nation. Nothing gives me more pleasure and happiness than to see them vigorously strive for their own professional careers. As we live in a diverse, pluralistic society, aptly called “melting pot” or “tossed salad,” I, myself, am always determined to be an active Player in the Great American Game of Life rather than being an idle or passive spectator. For nearly quarter a century, whatever social issues or subjects might come along to grab my attention, I haven’t hesitated to express my personal or professional opinion or viewpoint by writing to the Editor of newspapers, local and national, magazines, periodicals as well as professional journals. My letters and communications number altogether a little over 120. Now, I xxii call them collectively, “JUST MY TWO CENTS.” Most of them were published in the respective media, and my reader’s responses, whether favorable or critical, are also included. If indicated, some references are provided for further elucidation. I am well aware that my voice is feeble or hardly audible like a “voice in the wilderness.” Yet, I believe that I leave behind my footprints on the Prairie that I have traversed thus far. This book would not have come into existence without the loving and faithful support of my beloved wife, Young, who is always the source of my strength. My special thanks go to Aimie Trussell and Ms. Sara Barger who shared unselfishly their precious time with me in the preparation of the manuscript. I will always be grateful to them for their generous help. February 20, 2012 Chansoo Kim, M.D.
Escaped from prison, the man nicknamed Aqua searches for his family. His only thought is to find his wife and daughter. Agent Trevet and the police are trying to find him. On the way something happens that changes everything. Aqua’s daughter has been kidnapped by the same people who framed him. Will he be able to save her before the agent and the police catch him?
Praise for Here's my 2 Cents Wale's little book is an extension of his honesty and as we read it, there is wisdom to gain pondering his questions and taking to heart his observations about life. - Lenny Leblanc (Songwriter and recording artiste) Here’s My 2 Cents in my opinion is worth more than 666 million dollars. Humorous musings that will evoke serious thoughts in you. This book has the capacity to ignite a cultural and spiritual revolution.- Femi Obaweya (Pastor and dog lover) I love the way Wale has served out these banquet of words: with poetry, with wit and most importantly with ‘easy’. He shows us just how obvious the truths that ‘make’ our lives are, helping us not to miss them. - TY Bello (Photgrapher, songwriter and recording artiste)
If you have recently spent any amount of time with a group of children, you are aware of the behavior crisis we are experiencing in America?s youth. Disrespect, manipulation, rudeness, defiance, and entitlement are characteristics all too common in today?s children. I believe it is time for parents to have a basic, tried-and-true, step-by-step behavior plan?not more research, parental manipulation, and quick-fix approaches. While I do not know how to fix this very serious behavior crisis, I do have some ideas regarding the prevention of the behaviors using a parent-controlled approach?starting the day Mom gave birth! I am not a professional writer, but I am a mother, grandmother, and teacher, and I think an advice book written from this perspective would be unique and appreciated. This is a quick read with a clear, positive message. There are no generalizations or theories?just a simple, parent-controlled plan that is gentle and positive. The purpose of this book is to help parents raise happy, polite, and well-adjusted children. In Grandma?s Two Cents, I focus on three basic training issues?sleeping, eating, and potty training?to teach a fun, healthy approach that will establish lifelong good habits. This basic training is a framework to build future positive healthy behaviors in all areas of a child?s life.
With his tongue firmly planted in his cheek, smoking a cigar and sipping a glass of wine, George Stewart, a 25-year veteran of the news business discusses history, fantasy, politics and most of all friendship and love of life in his adopted home town of Tustin, CA, small town U.S.A.; a town with a large quirk factor. The proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the Rescue Mission's Village of Hope located on the former Marine Base in Tustin, CA. The News business is fast becoming a thing of the past. Step back into George's worldof small townAmericana with politics, parades, chili cook-offs, Easter egg hunts, flamingoes, history, valentines, Rocky T.Parrot, and most of all friendships. It will amuse and delight you and help you remember- life is fleeting - It's to laugh.
The most comprehensive reference for understanding and applying American idioms The largest barrier to fluency in English is the ability to understand and use idiomatic language. Webster's New World American Idioms Handbook walks readers through learning and using American idioms, with complete explanations for over 1,000 idioms. Emphasizing acquisition, application, and understanding, this book offers all the information readers need to know about when, where, why, and how to use them. It includes a wealth of examples to provide users with context-and the thorough explanations help readers identify which idioms are appropriate for which situations. An extensive index allows easy, helpful access to individual idioms so that they can be found quickly. Gail Brenner (Santa Cruz, CA) is an Intensive English Language Program course developer and instructor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Brenner has worked in the public schools, specialized language programs, private business, and the university-where she now teaches Advanced Grammar, TOEFL Preparation, and Pronunciation. She is the author of the upcoming Ingl?s Para Dummies (0-7645-5427-1).
Abe Silverstein's standard response to the question, "So, what kind of work did you do?" is, "How much time do you have?" The story of his life and work experiences, from his childhood as one of seven children of poor immigrant Jews to the boardrooms of corporate America to the recording studios of the music industry to the fields of the small farmer is a quintessential American one. When Two Cents Was Money is his first literary work. He lives with his wife of 64 years, Judy, on the Upper Westside of New York City.
She-Smoke: A Backyard Barbecue Book, by Julie Reinhardt, empowers women to take their place back at the fire. In She-Smoke, Reinhardt gives step-by-step instructions on a variety of barbecue topics, from buying local, sustainable meats, to building the perfect slow and low fire, and smoking a holiday barbecue feast. She includes a host of delicious recipes aimed to teach women technique, with more in-depth instruction than that of a conventional cookbook. Women will learn the elusive history of ‘cue, the difference between true barbecue and grilling, and all about the world of barbecue competition. Featuring interviews with other “smokin’” women and stories about Reinhardt’s family, She-Smoke brings women into the greater community of barbecue.
Only after your loved one’s heart stops beating does the real work begin. Pennies from Heaven is the true account of Christopher Stillar’s remarkable story of transformation from skeptic to acclaimed psychic medium. Pennies from Heaven takes readers on an emotional journey of inspiration, hope, and love through authentic glimpses of family members reuniting following shocking deaths. Learn how a mother copes with the unbelievable news from her murdered son that she is dying. Discover how his words of comfort bring her solace in knowing she will not die alone. Stillar shares candid and personal experiences with spirit and what it has taught him about the secrets of life. Self-empowerment is the overriding theme of this powerful book. Changing lives for the better is the mandate of Stillar’s work, and thanks to his inaugural book, Pennies from Heaven, many more will learn that true love never dies.
R is the world's most popular language for developing statistical software: Archaeologists use it to track the spread of ancient civilizations, drug companies use it to discover which medications are safe and effective, and actuaries use it to assess financial risks and keep economies running smoothly. The Art of R Programming takes you on a guided tour of software development with R, from basic types and data structures to advanced topics like closures, recursion, and anonymous functions. No statistical knowledge is required, and your programming skills can range from hobbyist to pro. Along the way, you'll learn about functional and object-oriented programming, running mathematical simulations, and rearranging complex data into simpler, more useful formats. You'll also learn to: –Create artful graphs to visualize complex data sets and functions –Write more efficient code using parallel R and vectorization –Interface R with C/C++ and Python for increased speed or functionality –Find new R packages for text analysis, image manipulation, and more –Squash annoying bugs with advanced debugging techniques Whether you're designing aircraft, forecasting the weather, or you just need to tame your data, The Art of R Programming is your guide to harnessing the power of statistical computing.
My Wingmen is a true account of my journey with angels. They entered my world during a period of inner reflection as I researched personal growth during a challenging life transition. The books I was drawn to came alive as I read about alternate realities and spiritual concepts. I witnessed these realities as my home became a stomping ground for angels and spirit guides, where I enjoyed their appearances and intervention. They showed me how to interpret and discern the lighter side of the earth realm, and they gave me examples of what clear expanded believing could accomplish. As I began to openly talk about prayer, my psychic senses began to blossom. I was embraced by two angels, and they offered me healing along with their companionship. They have become my teachers, and they have helped me connect with truths beyond my wildest dreams. It was in expanded thought that I was able to grasp a world that is clearer to me now, as this present-day drama fades to black. I have opened my arms to an enlightened world, because where there is love, there is no room for fear. Meet my wingmen, Archangel Michael and Archangel Raphael.
As a man whose mind wonders in depths most do not fathom, Benson is back again to continue the volume. He now brings to the table stories from 2002 to 2007 with more symbolic meaning, hidden messages, and unnoticed observations. Benson describes small worlds of pure imagination and creativity, ranging from morbid events to sexual foreplay, juvenile letters to mature conversation; and no story is left out. Twisting together both fiction and nonfiction, Benson describes events that will leave you wondering on what will be next. As an added treat, Benson adds illustrations to his works.
A FINALIST FOR THE 2017 PEN/E. O. WILSON LITERARY SCIENCE WRITING AWARD LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE A LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST SCIENCE BOOK OF THE YEAR “[A] curiously edifying book.” —The New York Times Book Review “With the taut suspense of a spy novel, Voigt paints a vivid world of murder, black market deals, and habitat destruction surrounding a fish that's considered, ironically, to be a good-luck charm.” —Discover “[An] immensely satisfying story, full of surprises and suspense....Things get weird fast.” —The Wall Street Journal An intrepid journalist’s quest to find a wild Asian arowana—the world’s most expensive aquarium fish—takes her on a global tour in this “engaging tale of obsession and perseverance…and an enthralling look at the intersection of science, commercialism, and conservationism” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). A young man is murdered for his pet fish. An Asian tycoon buys a single specimen for $150,000. Meanwhile, a pet detective chases smugglers through the streets of New York. With “the taut suspense of a spy novel” (Discover) The Dragon Behind the Glass tells the story of a fish like none other. Treasured as a status symbol believed to bring good luck, the Asian arowana, or “dragon fish,” is a dramatic example of a modern paradox: the mass-produced endangered species. While hundreds of thousands are bred in captivity, the wild fish as become a near-mythical creature. From the South Bronx to Borneo and beyond, journalist Emily Voigt follows the trail of the arowana to learn its fate in nature. “A fresh, lively look at an obsessive desire to own a piece of the wild” (Kirkus Reviews), The Dragon Behind the Glass traces our fascination with aquarium fish back to the era of exploration when naturalists stood on the cutting edge of modern science. In an age when freshwater fish now comprise one of the most rapidly vanishing groups of animals, Voigt unearths a surprising truth behind the arowana’s rise to fame—one that calls into question how we protect the world’s rarest species. “Not since Candace Millard published The River of Doubt has the world of the Amazon, Borneo, Myanmar, and other exotic locations been so colorfully portrayed as it is now in Emily Voigt’s The Dragon Behind the Glass…a must-read” (Library Journal, starred review).
The first boy cap on the first boy haircut, for the first day of school. All the tragedy of all change in that haircut to mother. Epochal barbering that shears away an era of life! Mother has saved one lock from the ruin. Sweetest years are locked away with that curl in mothers drawer. First Day of School Coal wagons are beginning to crunch the gravel driveways. They still use horses to haul coal in our town. The roar of anthracite down the shute draws all the children on the street. The coal man takes the ice mans place in their interest. The ice mans boy has gone back to school. Next week hell be in football armor and his customers children will cheer him as their hero. Signs of Fall Im not pounding her head. Im just patting it. Der, der, dont cry, ittle baby. Cant I just rub it? Why hasnt she got any eye winkers? Wont she get dirt in her eyes? What does she chew the air that way for? I guess shes hungry New Baby O, Dad, put it in the paper that Stewie found a snake. Ill tell you how to write it. Stewie Downs picked up a snake on the street where he lives an swinged it round his head an then he threw it away. Gee I most ran right into it on my tryke. I thought it was a piece of rope or somethin. Know Somethin Do you love me? How much, a bushel? Do you love Grammy a bushel too? How much do you love Mummy? Do you love the baby a bushel? How much do you love Tip? Just as much as the baby? Mummy only loves Tip half as much as the baby. She loves the baby and me the same and you and Grammy the same. I asked her if she didnt love Tip as much as the baby and she said no hes only a puppy. Poor old Tippy. I love Tippy two bushels and the baby two bushels and you three bushels and Mummy four bushels. To Go To School Or To Be Sick? But this coldness in greeting the expected Spring is broken down at supper: We played a marble game this afternoon, begins the first grade member. What was the game? encourages his mother. Keeps. Then philosophic crunching of his toast. Dad, will you buy me some more marbles? Catalogs Come Boys have to be nagged now about rubbers and coats. But the season is especially hard on dogs. While the ground is muddy the best-bred canine is persona non grata in kitchen or entry, but he cannot yet dig to bury bones and so his bones litter the yard to be confiscated by neat housewife or reluctant husband. Mud Season Editors Preface The roaring twenties were in full swing in Boston while my grandfather, Louis M. Lyons, was a reporter for The Boston Globe. After running down the big city stories of the day, he would take the 5:20 PM train north out of Boston to Reading where he would enter the family home on 24 Vale Road and greet those eagerly awaiting his daily return to being Dad.
Step into one man mind as he opens up to certain issues of widely talked about topics of the everyday person.
When the numbers just don't add up... Following in the footsteps of the successful The Humongous Books of Calculus Problems, bestselling author Michael Kelley has taken a typical algebra workbook, and made notes in the margins, adding missing steps and simplifying concepts and solutions. Students will learn how to interpret and solve 1000 problems as they are typically presented in algebra courses-and become prepared to solve those problems that were never discussed in class but always seem to find their way onto exams. Annotations throughout the text clarify each problem and fill in missing steps needed to reach the solution, making this book like no other algebra workbook on the market.
Why does American law allow the recreational use of some drugs, such as alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine, but not others, such as marijuana, cocaine, and heroin? The answer lies not simply in the harm the use of these drugs might cause, but in the perceived morality—or lack thereof—of their recreational use. Despite strong rhetoric from moral critics of recreational drug use, however, it is surprisingly difficult to discern the reasons they have for deeming the recreational use of (some) drugs morally wrong. In this book, Rob Lovering lays out and dissects various arguments for the immorality of using marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and other drugs recreationally. He contends that, by and large, these arguments do not succeed. Lovering’s book represents one of the first works to systematically present, analyze, and critique arguments for the moral wrongness of recreational drug use. Given this, as well as the popularity of the morality-based defense of the United States’ drug laws, this book is an important and timely contribution to the debate on the recreational use of drugs.
CHARLES NICHOLL, author of SOMEBODY ELSE: ARTHUR RIMBAUD IN AFRICA 1880-91 has written of Dennis J. Carlile's translation of RIMBAUD:THE WORKS. "These are the best renditions of Rimbaud in English since Wallace Fowlie's nearly forty years ago, and many of them surpass that high standard. These poems have been wrestled with, which is the very least they demand, and successfully brought back home. Carlile gets the difficult switches and swoops of tone mostly right, and the linguistic detail is impressive-- for 'un voix etraignait mon coeur gele' you can't get much better than 'a voice would hobble my frostbitten heart'." This new translation of Rimbaud is the first in English to include the fragments and a "Found Poem" in English. Notes and commentary along with a life-chronology and "selected further media" assist the reader in delving into these darkly brilliant visions. RIMBAUD: THE WORKS is the first new English version of this poets work in 25 years. It contains all of his extant work from 1869 to 1875. The book is laid out in four parts. PART ONE contains "A Season In Hell" (1873) along with Delmore Schwartzs perceptive introduction (out of print for over half a century). PART TWO contains all the poetry and prose pieces composed between 1869 and 1875, including THE DRUNKEN BOAT, the "Album Zutique" and the fragments called Bribes first published by Gallimard in 1954. PART THREE consists of "Illuminations" (c. 187274) with a brief preface culled from Enid Starkies ARTHUR RIMBAUD. "Illuminations" is lineated according to the authors manuscript (published in facsimile with facing print text by Editions Bibliothque de lImage 1998) and the order of the text is that of the manuscript. A set of notes for each section defines obscure geographic, linguistic, historical, and mythological allusions found in the text. PART FOUR presents a chronology of the poets life, followed by selected commentary from Aldous Huxley, William H. Gass, Marie-Louise von Franz, Paul Verlaine, Jefferson Humphries, Bertrand Mathieu, Sean Lennon, and Ralph Vaughan Williams, among others. A guide to selected further media (books, music, CD-ROM, video, and film) is also included. [Aside from "Illuminations," which is based on the manuscript copy, the French texts utilized for the translation were those of Gallimard (ed. Forestier) and Flammarion (ed. Steinmetz).] Cover portrait and frontispiece of Rimbaud plus three illustrations by Alexia Montibon.
Ever since a cosmic phone call brought the four literal young goddesses Belldandy, Urd, Skuld — and, like an occasional vowel, Peorth — to live in college student Keiichi's residence, his personal life has been turned upside-down, sideways, and sometimes even into strange dimensions! The Devil came down to Tarikihongan! As Lind, the Fifth Goddess battles Hild to defeat the Eater of Angels, it is the weaponless, powerless Keiichi whose heart holds the key to victory. But the lingering Demon Angel within Belldandy is causing her magic to make strange hiccups, and it may be Keiichi again who must serve as the vessel of diabolic forces! Can he succeed without Chihiro finally catching on to the facts of his cosmic love life? Plus notes and commentary, and your letters!
"We can forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." --- Plato Even after Dr. Martin Luther King was shot, his dreams are still alive and have been passed to the next generation to pursue freedom, democracy, equality, justice, peace, and prosperity. Thanks to his wake-up call and pains-taking efforts, modern society is much more open-minded and tolerant towards differences. A good leader should be a good reader; A good reader can become a good leader. Reading minds can be as challenging as reading books. This book documents the author Yuehai's book reading experience and his reflections upon politics, higher education, society, and pop culture etc. as well as his mind reading experience. It is a collection of his posts on his blog and on Facebook, where he has been sharing his thoughts and interacting with top political and business leaders, celebrities, and scholars in America, Europe, and Asia, implicitly and explicitly during the past two years (Sept.2010 through Sept.2012). It seems that his Facebook posts might have inspired lots of creative celebrities who produced stunning songs, movies, and TV shows. Here are some of those songs: "Born this way", "The Edge of Glory", "Hair", "You and I", "Government Hooker", "Princess Die"," Princess High", "So Happy I Could Die", "Bloody Mary", "Highway Unicorn"--- by Lady Gaga "I Love You This Big" by Scotty McCreery "Brighter Than the Sun" by Colbie Caillat "I Wanna Go" by Brittney Spears "Options" by Gomez "Firework" by Katy Perry "Love You Like a Love Song" by Selina Gomez "Year of 4" "I Was Here" by Beyonce "Red" by Taylor Swift "Princess of China" by Coldplay "International Love" by Pit Bull "Mr. Know-It-All", "Stronger" by Kelly Clarkson "Mr. President " by Coco Jambo WE CAN BE ANYTHING by Apl.de.ap "I Am Your Leader" by Nicki Minaj "Triumph" by Mariah Carey "Give Your Heart A Break" , "Sky Scraper" by Demi Lovato "My Hair Song" by Rhett & Link "There's A Place For Us" by Carrie Underwood "One Thing" , "Take Me Home" by One Direction "Let Go" , "Chasing Satellite" by Tomas Fiss "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele "Chasing the Sun" "Gold Forever" "Glad You Came" (director X) by The Wanted "Your Body" by Christina Aguilera "Somebody to Love""Turn to You" "As Long as You Love Me" "Believe""Boyfriend" "Dr.Bieber" "Beauty and A Beat" by Justin Bieber... among others. Some interesting titles of movies and TV shows : The Kings Speech, The Master, Ink Master, Magic Mike, Dr. Who, The Who, The Paper Boy, Killing Them Softly, The Voice, Captain America, Captain China, Captain Planet, The Dictator, The Hunger Game, The Man with Iron Fists, A Gifted Man, Think Like a Man, Master Class, Big Brother, Under-Covered Boss, Train the Dragonand so forth. Others: Tedx, SpaceX, MITx, Harvardx, Milk X, X-box, Master Chief... Six Harvard Law School professors and six ideas worth spreading, in "60 Minutes" www.law.harvard.edu
The rising storm continues to swell in this new chapter of "Born on the Battlefield." As the fist of Aquilonia tightens around Cimmeria's neck, the tribes have laid siege to the fort of Venarium in a desperate bid to protect their homeland from the encroaching empire. Kurt Busiek and Greg Ruth return to _Conan_, launching the thunderous conclusion to their critically acclaimed saga of the barbarian's youth. **Kurt Busiek and Greg Ruth return to the world of Conan!**
The most comprehensive reference on poker, casino gambling and lotteries on the market with over 600 entries is wide ranging, often quirky, sometimes offbeat but never boring. It explores the roots of lotteries, casinos and poker going back thousands of years right up to the present day e-gambling revolution. The development of gambling law, theory, systems, slang and the word origins are all comprehensively detailed and the personalities, scams, scandals and coups scattered throughout gambling history are all brought to life. Laid out in an A-Z format, it is comprehensively cross referenced so you can delve deeper into subject areas and explore the most unlikeliest of connections.
A top aide to Martin Luther King, Jr., Andrew Young has been a witness to history and has made his own. During the cvil rights movement, he worked tirelessly as a strategist and negotiator during the campaigns that resulted in the passage of the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act, and was at Martin Luther King, Jr.'s side when he was assassinated. For years, in correspondence and conversation, he has been mentoring his godson, Kabir Sehgal. In this entertaining and provocative discourse, Young shares his thoughts and meditations on such important topics as race, civil rights, faith, and leadership. Young offers his wisdom on these subjects to a new generation of young men and women in hopes that his battle-tested voice will inspire and encourage those in whose hands the world will soon rest.
The play is set in Washington, DC. Thomas Tom Crossdale and his wife, Mavis, are immigrants from the fi ctional Caribbean country of St. Sabastian. They have two children; Faith and Winston. The father, Tom, is unhappy and wants to return to St. Sabastian. This is a source of tension within the family. Matters come to a head when Mavis confronts Tom about his long history of infidelity. She demands that he change his ways or leave their home. He leaves. Over the next year, the family dynamics change dramatically. With Tom out of the house, and practically out of their lives, Mavis becomes the bedrock of the family. And it becomes clear that the family can survive without Tom; but without the family Tom is adrift and alone. As the family prospers without him, Tom is overtaken by homelessness and illness. And as events unfold, shocking family secrets are revealed.
The Possible Profession: The Analytic Process of Change takes a fresh look at the many forms of unconscious communication that take place in the analytic situation. Bringing together two decades of the author’s previous writing as well as a considerable amount of new material, this book addresses a major contemporary issue in the field of psychoanalysis. Unconscious communication in the analytic situation takes many forms. This book explores a number of these pathways as the author has encountered them in clinical work. Including numerous clinical examples, chapters cover a variety of topics with a central focus on: the relationship between the inner worlds of patient and analyst the interplay between these intrapsychic forces how this interaction affects the analytic process and, more specifically, the therapeutic action of psychoanalysis. Written in a clear and concise way this book contributes to a new understanding of familiar material in a way that will be welcomed by teachers, students, and practitioners of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. It will also be of interest to dynamic therapists of all persuasions and academics in various fields interested in psychoanalytic thinking.
Basketball, Football, and Baseball are all the popular sports that attract most people, particularly from a minority community in an urban area. This book attempts to raise awareness to everyone both inside and outside an urban area as to the unique serenity that paddling offers. The books requires you to consider paddling in your own neighborhood, as you might have a great place to paddle within 30 minutes or your home and not even know it. It details the love of the water in the life of Michael Taylor from childhood that carried into his adult life. It reveals the paddling community in the Chicago area and reviews the purpose and goals of these organizations. Lastly as a Christian the author reflects on the appreciation of nature and the blessings that God provides to all humanity that he sees when he is out on the water.The book is informational, it is funny, and it is spiritual. It is meant to inspire the reader to pick up the sport of paddling and become an advocate for the waterway systems in their community.
From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Good War:A masterpiece of modern journalism and “a huge anthem in praise of the American spirit”(Saturday Review). In this “invaluable record” of one of the most dramatic periods in modern American history, Studs Terkel recaptures the Great Depression of the 1930s in all its complexity (The New York Times). Featuring a mosaic of memories from politicians, businessmen, artists, striking workers, and Okies, from those who were just kids to those who remember losing a fortune, Hard Times is not only a gold mine of information but a fascinating interplay of memory and fact, revealing how the 1929 stock market crash and its repercussions radically changed the lives of a generation. The voices that speak from the pages of this unique book are as timeless as the lessons they impart. “Hard Times doesn’t ‘render’ the time of the depression—it is that time, its lingo, mood, its tragic and hilarious stories.” —Arthur Miller “Wonderful! The American memory, the American way, the American voice. It will resurrect your faith in all of us to read this book.” —Newsweek “Open Studs Terkel's book to almost any page and rich memories spill out . . . Read a page, any page. Then try to stop.” —National Observer
What impressed me most...are the intricate and artistic detail with which Art describes the settings and the depth and sensitivity of the emotions expressed in each memoir. Reba Boyd Wooden, Executive Director, Center for Inquiry, Indiana A retired psychologist shares over eighty poignant, humorous, and entertaining memoirs highlighting his life, from his birth at home in Hudson Falls, New York, to his current experiences as a widower and freethinker. Arthur L. Sterne, Ph.D. has spent his life curious about people and as a result, many of his memoirs reflect his power of keen observation and wonderful sense of humor. His compilation of anecdotes begins with his early life in Jacksonville, Florida, then with his experiences at Vanderbilt University where he met Ann, a nursing student who stole his heart and later became his wife of forty-four years, and continues in Indianapolis, where he once saw Judy Garland and Marlene Dietrich perform. As he moves through the retelling of his favorite memories, Sterne covers such relatable topics as politics, religion, aging, and rebuilding a life after the death of a spouse. In Things I Know or Think I Know or Thought I Knew or Who Knows? Sterne encourages others to think, pose questions and look for answers, ultimately viewing the world in a new light.
"Extremely informative. . . deserves a wide readership, both inside and outside police departments." —Publishers Weekly "An imaginative and insightful account of the day-to-day life of the black police officer in a large urban environment. A must read for all police officers, white as well as black." —Marvin Blue President, Guardians Association New York City Police Department ". . . well written and achieves its purpose. It will be of interest to specialists and students of race relations, urban problems, and criminal justice issues."br>—Library Journal This book is about the world of black police in New York City: who they are, how they work with the department, how they are recruited by whites, how they are treated in turn by their fellow blacks, and how they operate day by day in the richest as well as the poorest parts of the city. Leinen provides direct quotations from police, citizens, city administrators, and street hustlers, as well as detailed assessments of encounters in the everyday relations between police and the public.
This first story is about the historic missions done by Combat Airmen in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Fredoom II in 2004. These Airmen went into Iraq untrained under the control of the U.S. Army for the first time since WW II. However, they perservered and overcame the many barriers they were constantly faced with in a war ravaged country. Although these Airmen felt as if they were at times abandoned by both branches of military they were called to serve, they pulled together and fought for each other in hopes of returning home to their country and loved ones.
Two sisters recover from widowhood, divorce, and Bernie Madoff as unexpected roommates in a Manhattan apartment Unexpectedly widowed Gwen-Laura Schmidt is still mourning her husband, Edwin, when her older sister Margot invites her to join forces as roommates in Margot’s luxurious Village apartment. For Margot, divorced amid scandal (hint: her husband was a fertility doctor) and then made Ponzi-poor, it’s a chance to shake Gwen out of her grief and help make ends meet. To further this effort she enlists a third boarder, the handsome, cupcake-baking Anthony. As the three swap money-making schemes and timid Gwen ventures back out into the dating world, the arrival of Margot’s paroled ex in the efficiency apartment downstairs creates not just complications but the chance for all sorts of unexpected forgiveness. A sister story about love, loneliness, and new life in middle age, this is a cracklingly witty, deeply sweet novel from one of our finest comic writers. “Her worldview? Her enthusiasm, her effortless wit? Just a few of the reasons we love Elinor Lipman.”–Boston Globe
The classic New York Times bestselling story of heroism and sacrifice--by the author of Flags of Our Fathers, The Imperial Cruise, and The China Mirage. This acclaimed bestseller brilliantly illuminates a hidden piece of World War II history as it tells the harrowing true story of nine American airmen shot down in the Pacific. One of them, George H. W. Bush, was miraculously rescued. What happened to the other eight remained a secret for almost 60 years. After the war, the American and Japanese governments conspired to cover up the shocking truth, and not even the families of the airmen were informed of what happened to their sons. Their fate remained a mystery--until now. FLYBOYS is a tale of courage and daring, of war and death, of men and hope. It will make you proud and it will break your heart.
Derek Kingman wants to be normal. He wants to escape his past, his dead father, and his darkness. It feeds off him from the inside out as he suffocates in the small town that watched and did nothing while his father committed inhuman acts right before his very eyes as a child. Now his dads voice and atrocities forever haunt him in his nightmares, both nocturnal and waking. He believes he can change his fortune, fill that widening internal void with a change of scenery and perhaps a future in the City of Angels. Dereks on the hottest reality show the Xtreme Channel has to offer, Social X. Its simple; he lives with seven other slightly damaged, stupid, and/or annoying humans for a few months, opens what he hopes to be a successful business, gets laid multiple times, gets high, and slowly devours the nothingface that stirs inside him. He is wrong . . . but lucky for the audience, they get to slowly see it all unfold live on their television sets and live Internet feeds . . . and they cant get enough.
Author Ernest Johnson delves into the passages of the scriptures, in particular the Book of Revelation to glean insights on the storm that is to come. By studying the prophecies of old, he predicts the war of tomorrow, and foresees the forces that will bring ruination through out the world in Apocalypse 2012. "I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say,, 'come and see'! I looked and there before me was a pale horse! it's rider was named death, and Hades was following close behind him," This is but one ominous passage in the book of Revelations foretelling the doom that will come to the world. Numerous other prophecies predict the coming of the end times, and continue to spread fear and uncertainty, especially when the occurrence of terrible wars and calamities seem to concur with their divination. In the light of this, with Apocalypse 2012: God's Judgments, Johnson uses his understanding of the Word of the Lord to outline the true meaning of these foreboding signs and portents, their place in God's plan, and their implications on the lives of the faithful and the non-faithful alike. His book explains how current and future events will herald the rise of the Anti-Christ and the Second coming of Christ. According to the Bible, these are the signs leading to the rapture, and preceding the plagues that will scourge the remnants of mankind after the true believers have been spirited away into the heavens, safe from the horror about to befall those left behind. It is in this time that the angels will sound the Trumpets announcing the arrival of the apocalypse and the ultimate Judgment of God will bestowedupon humanity. Apocalypse 2012: God's Judgments studies the sacred Word of the Holy Bible to interpret present happenings and glean insights into the days to come. For believers of the faith, and those who wish to know what will come after the end of the year 2012, Johnson's work will make for a truly engrossing reading experience.
This double edition of the Christine Morris Mystery series presents Maureen Jennings’s Does Your Mother Know? and The K Handshape.
Many books about sexual purity speak to men, but few-if any-speak to young women. Lindsey Nicole Isham boldly fills that gap with No Sex in the City, the brutally honest and often hilarious story of Lindsey's quest for sexual purity in the face of an impure culture, baffled peers, and sexual desire. Speaking from her own experience and from years as an abstinence advocate, Lindsey treats young women like the sexual beings they are, exploring their desires and curiosities about sex while relating candid experiences and truths about sexual purity. A great tool for Bible studies, youth groups, and abstinence organizations, No Sex in the City will help young, single, Christian women discuss their thoughts and keep their purity commitments.
Tigers of the Tigris: An American Advisor's Journey Through Culture, Religion and Intrigue in Building the Iraqi Armyis a remarkable memoir of a military advisor with a military advisory team referred to as a Military Transition Team (MiTT) in Iraq. It is required reading for those interested in understanding how U.S. forces used military advisory teams to achieve unity of effort to build legitimacy and strengthen security forces. It is also required reading to understand Iraqi cultural and religious aspects and the center of gravity for the war - the concept of winning and changing of hearts and minds in Iraq. The author carries readers behind closed doors to witness negotiations, intrigue and the struggle to win the hearts and minds of local sheikhs and religious leaders. He describes meetings with prominent religious leaders such as Abd El Azziz Al Hakim, the head of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq and Ayatollah Hussein Al Sadr, a powerful Shi'a cleric in Baghdad. Experience the daunting tasks faced by the MiTT to advise, coach, teach and mentor Iraqi security forces and provide direct access to coalition capabilities such as fire support, medical evacuation, and intelligence gathering. Enjoy the sweet success in getting the first Iraqi Army Brigade to achieve full responsibility for its own battle sector in Iraq. Live through what it is like dealing with sectarian problems between the Sunni Arab majority who had held power for many centuries and the Shi'a Arabs, the nation's long-repressed majority. Understand the role that culture and religion play in Iraqi society and how American soldiers adapted to overcome these problems. Tigers of the Tigrisis an informative read that provides first-hand accounts from military advisors in the field who go about their day-to-day duties of both fighting the insurgents and winning hearts and minds of Iraqis. "There has been a lot written about day to day combat operations, but this book will take you inside the little publicized effort to build an Iraqi force for stabilizing the country. It is a must read if you have someone in Iraq or if you just want to know what it is like for an American soldier in Iraq working side by side with Iraqi soldiers to build a new Army." Stephen E. Henthorne, FRUSI Senior Advisor, Civil-Military Centre of Excellence (CCOE-NATO), Joint-Interagency-Multinational Stability Operations (Joint CA/CIMIC/CMO Interoperability) "An insightful book. Tigers of the Tigrisprovides not only an exciting memoir of an American military advisor, but also a manual for effective counterinsurgency. Through personal stories the author describes the impact of culture and religion and the ever important non-lethal interaction with Iraqi citizens." Huntington Blair (Hunt) Downer, Major General, Louisiana Army National Guard. "Mark Kerry has opened a window into the cultural inner-workings of Iraqi society and its army that illuminate the challenges Iraqis are facing in rebuilding their society as free and democratic. He also illustrates the cultural undercurrents that lead to phenomena that otherwise mystify a Western observer. Kerry's book is a must-read for American officers detailed to advisory positions. I also recommend it as an exemplar of a model of counterinsurgency that demonstrates the considerable gains made from simply visiting religious and tribal opinion leaders, answering their questions and addressing their concerns, and persuading them to support the goals and activities of the counterinsurgent." Dr. Adam Shilling
Jennifer Joyce presents a selection of 'street food' recipes from around the globe, the flavour-filled, exotic foods 'to go' that we may have bought from hawkers or markets on our overseas travels, or that we purchase from our local takeaway or food truck. With this book, we can whip up a rich variety of international street food ourselves, creating dishes that are quick and easy to prepare, and which are often cheaper and usually much healthier than the bought variety. A collection of 150 dishes (organised into chapters by country) draws together recipes for mouth-watering tacos, burgers, curries, souvlaki, gozleme, noodles and dumplings, ceviche, pizza and many more. Clever shortcuts like spice pastes and modern cooking methods (for example, using a pressure cooker to create meltingly tender meat in a snap) mean the majority of dishes can be prepared and served in a really timely and efficient way for relaxed weekday eating.