Everywhere I Look

Author: N. C. R

Publisher: Blurb


Category: Education

Page: 26

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Can you see God? Ben can see God everywhere he looks. And maybe by the time you are done with this story, you will be able to see God everywhere you look too. A great book for 3-5-year-olds, this book should help you explain to your children how they can see God everywhere.

The Balance of Love and Pain

Author: Troy Sydney Maxwell Pearson

Publisher: Balboa Press


Category: Poetry

Page: 308

View: 263

Although we might not like to make the association, love and pain do seem to go together. Maybe it’s because when we love someone, we care enough to give more of ourselves, leaving the door open to pain. Whatever the reason, the relationship between love and pain exists, brought to life in The Balance of Love and Pain. Poet/songwriter Troy Sydney Maxwell Pearson has experienced his own struggles in personal relationships but also in the battle for his mental health as schizophrenia lingers in the shadows of his mind. His collection, although sometimes sad, is also one of hope, which can be found through the love of others and love of self. Troy finds happiness after living through hell, but then again suffers the pain of loss. Here, there is also the healing power of love but always the struggles of the mind, as Pearson’s schizophrenia threatens to steal his joy. He has survived a series of triumphs and defeats but has found balance. Find your own balance between love and pain in this collection that portrays the troubles of the world but also the world’s beauty.

Tales of the Congaree

Author: Edward C. L. Adams

Publisher: UNC Press Books


Category: Social Science

Page: 440

View: 843

This volume brings back into print a remarkable record of black life in the 1920s, chronicled by Edward C.L. Adams, a white physician from the area around the Congaree River in central South Carolina. It reproduces Adams's major works, Congaree Sketches (1927) and Nigger to Nigger (1928), two collections of tales, poems, and dialogues from blacks who worked his land, presented in the black vernacular language. They are supplemented here by a play, Potee's Gal, and some brief sketches of poor whites. What sets Adams's tales apart from other such collections is the willingness of his black informants to share with him not only their stories of rabbits and "hants" but also their feelings on such taboo subjects as lynchings, Jim Crow courts, and chain gangs. Adams retells these tales as if the blacks in them were talking only among themselves. Whites do not appear in these works, except as rare background figures and topics of conversation by Tad, Scip, and other black storytellers. As Tad says, "We talkin' to we." That Adams was permitted to hear such tales at all is part of the mystery that Robert O'Meally explains in his introduction. The key to the mystery is Adams's ability -- in his life, as in his works -- to wear both black and white masks. He remained a well-placed member of white society at the same time that he was something of a maverick within it. His black informants therefore saw him not only as someone more likeable and trustworthy than most whites but also as someone who was in a position to help them in some way if he understood more about their lives. As a writer, O'Meally suggests, Adams was not simply an objective recorder of folklore. By donning a black mask, Adams was able to project attitudes and values that most whites of his place and time would have disavowed. As a result, his tales have a complexity and richness that make them an authentic witness to the black experience as well as a lasting contribution to American letters.

Do I Look Fat in This?

Get Over Your Body and on with Your Life

Author: Rhonda Britten

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Self-Help

Page: 253

View: 976

A life coach describes her personal experiences with low self-esteem and efforts to attain body-image confidence, in an account that reveals the inspirations for some of her counseling methods.

Fucking Poetry

Writings about Love, Life, and Creativity

Author: Dustin Scott

Publisher: Odd Family Productions


Category: Poetry

Page: 64

View: 556

Fucking Poetry is a book of working class poetry from the heart and pocket of a talented young poet. This book is the culmination of one and half years of Dustin Scott carrying a notebook in his pocket and writing poems when inspired. This pocket project has produced a raw unapologetic look at life from a loving and spiritual man who isn’t afraid to mix in some cuss words when called for. Bob “Uncle Bacon” Hurton calls it: Raw and unflinching, love poems for your Post-Post-Modern angst. If you like poems that have traveled in the artist’s pocket for over a year then you’ll loved these aged and seasoned works from this promising new poet.

Women and Science

Celebrating Achievements, Charting Challenges, Conference Report

Author: Anne C. Petersen

Publisher: DIANE Publishing


Category: Social Science

Page: 155

View: 936

Summarizes the discussions, ideas, and recommendations of the Women and Science conference held by the 7 directorates of the National Science Foundation in Wash., DC on Dec. 13-15, 1995, with 700 women and men attending. The conference took stock of the achievements that women have made, assesses what works best in the classroom and the workplace, and charts a new course for women to meet the challenges posed by and for science in the next century. Breakout sessions included: biological sciences; computer and information science and engineering; geosciences and polar programs; mathematical and physical sciences; and social and behavioral sciences.

Low Level Hell

A Scout Pilot in the Big Red One

Author: Hugh L. Mills, Jr.

Publisher: Presidio Press


Category: History

Page: 332

View: 230

The aeroscouts of the 1st Infantry Division had three words emblazoned on their unit patch: Low Level Hell. It was then and continues today as the perfect concise definition of what these intrepid aviators experienced as they ranged the skies of Vietnam from the Cambodian border to the Iron Triangle. The Outcasts, as they were known, flew low and slow, aerial eyes of the division in search of the enemy. Too often for longevity’s sake they found the Viet Cong and the fight was on. These young pilots (19-22 years old) “invented” the book as they went along. Praise for Low Level Hell “An absolutely splendid and engrossing book. The most compelling part is the accounts of his many air-to-ground engagements. There were moments when I literally held my breath.”—Dr. Charles H. Cureton, Chief Historian, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine (TRADOC) Command “Low Level Hell is the best ‘bird’s eye view’ of the helicopter war in Vietnam in print today. No volume better describes the feelings from the cockpit. Mills has captured the realities of a select group of aviators who shot craps with death on every mission.”—R.S. Maxham, Director, U.S. Army Aviation Museum

The Middle of Everywhere

Author: Monique Polak

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers


Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 208

View: 441

Noah Thorpe is spending the school term in George River, in Quebec's Far North, where his dad is an English teacher in the Inuit community. Noah's not too keen about living in the middle of nowhere, but getting away from Montreal has one big advantage: he gets a break from the bully at his old school. But Noah learns that problems have a way of following you -- no matter how far you travel. To the Inuit kids, Noah is a qallunaaq, a southerner, someone ignorant of the customs of the North. Noah thinks the Inuit have a strange way of looking at the world, plus they eat raw meat and seal blubber. Most have never left George River -- a town that doesn't even have its own doctor, let alone a McDonald's. But Noah's views change when he goes winter camping and realizes he will have to learn a few lessons from his Inuit buddies if he wants to make it home.