After fifty years of fighting his demons, Joe finds peace and true love with his wife, Elizabeth. A tragic event completely destroys Joe’s moral compass, and he decides that his decisions are now his own and will no longer be controlled by God. Football becomes his place of retribution and triumph, which came with a high price, a price he was more than willing to pay at that time. Joe was blinded by his chosen path, forgetting he is not ultimately in charge of life eternal.
Renowned ceramic artist Karen Karnes has created some of the most iconic pottery of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The body of work she has produced in her more than sixty years in the studio is remarkable for its depth, personal voice, and consistent innovation. Many of her pieces defy category, invoking body and landscape, pottery and sculpture, male and female, hand and eye. Equally compelling are Karnes's experiences in some of the most significant cultural settings of her generation: from the worker-owned cooperative housing of her childhood, to Brooklyn College under modernist Serge Chermayeff, to North Carolina's avant-garde Black Mountain College, to the Gate Hill Cooperative in Stony Point, New York, which Karnes helped establish as an experiment in integrating art, life, family, and community. This book, designed to accompany an exhibit of Karnes's works organized by Peter Held, curator of ceramics for the Arizona State University Art Museum's Ceramic Research Center, offers a comprehensive look at the life and work of Karnes. Edited by highly regarded studio potter Mark Shapiro, it combines essays by leading critics and scholars with color reproductions of more than sixty of her works, providing new perspectives for understanding the achievements of this extraordinary artist.
In A Chosen Path, Frank Oberle continues the amazing story of his remarkable rise from self-educated immigrant to national politician and Cabinet minister. The bestselling first volume of Frank's autobiography, Finding Home, recounted his turbulent youth in Nazi-run Germany and his post-war immigration to Canada. After working for a year and a half—as a baker, logger and miner—he earned enough to bring his future wife, Joan, from their homeland. They eventually settled in the brand-new community of Chetwynd, BC, where he began his political life as a village councillor and later became mayor. In A Chosen Path, we travel with Frank to Ottawa after his election to the House of Commons in 1972 and follow his six-term political career, which culminated in his appointment to Cabinet in 1985—first as Minister of State for Science and Technology, then four years later as Minister of Forestry. On the way, we are treated to incisive, often witty, behind-the-scenes looks at the politicians and issues of the day, along with Frank's straight-shooting assessments of our national leaders and the prime minister's office. Now a thoughtful observer more than a decade removed from that maelstrom of machinations that is Canada's capital, Frank sheds light on what is right and what is wrong in our political world.
I started this book because I am one who truly believes in God. We all go through obstacles. Some are greater than others, but as long as we have faith, we can overcome all our obstacles. No matter how big or small, put God first, and he will help you through the toughest of times. Something that started as a walk turned into a battle of self-confidence. Colan Miles embarks on a journey that he himself wasn't prepared for. Not only is he shifted to a different place in time, but he is forced to go to hell. Moving from one world to the next, he manages to overcome fear but wasn't prepared for the truth at the end that will always be lurking throughout his mind.
Formal logic provides us with a powerful set of techniques for criticizing some arguments and showing others to be valid. These techniques are relevant to all of us with an interest in being skilful and accurate reasoners. In this highly accessible book, Peter Smith presents a guide to the fundamental aims and basic elements of formal logic. He introduces the reader to the languages of propositional and predicate logic, and then develops formal systems for evaluating arguments translated into these languages, concentrating on the easily comprehensible 'tree' method. His discussion is richly illustrated with worked examples and exercises. A distinctive feature is that, alongside the formal work, there is illuminating philosophical commentary. This book will make an ideal text for a first logic course, and will provide a firm basis for further work in formal and philosophical logic.
Chosen Path speaks about my personal testimonial of drug addiction and life on the streets. It tells how substance abuse can lead to a life of false dreams and hopes of easy money, only to end up addicted to illegal substances. It is my harsh realities of life after suffering for twenty-six years of street life and illegal-substance abuse. Listen as I tell of my road to recovery, redemption, and restoration. With God’s help and faith, this is my personal story.
Read the inspirational poems One's Journey Through Life that have helped author Deb J. Weise overcome the many trials, sorrows and hurdles in her life. Her experiences include grief over the suicide of her brother at the age of 21; the deaths of her parents, brother and sister; and the pain and heartache from two divorces in the last ten years. But there has also been joy and happiness over the births and growing years of her three children. The daily struggles over things we have no control over must be given to God to handle, the author says. However, this collection of verse can bring a peaceful and uplifting message. Yet, all in all, old and new friendships have helped me cross those bridges to healing. About the Author: Deb J. Weise lives near Appleton, Wisconsin. Author's Website: http: //www.onesjourneythrulif.com Publisher's Website: http: //sbpra.com/DebJWei
This book introduces fundamental ideas in mathematics through intersting puzzles. Students, from age12 upwards, who are bored with routine classwork in maths will enjoy these puzzles which will sharpen will sharpen their logical reasoning. It is designed to arouse an interest in mathematics among readers among readers in the 12-18 age group.
The National Book Award–winning epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal, a first-rate drama of the bold and brilliant engineering feat that was filled with both tragedy and triumph, told by master historian David McCullough. From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Truman, here is the national bestselling epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal. In The Path Between the Seas, acclaimed historian David McCullough delivers a first-rate drama of the sweeping human undertaking that led to the creation of this grand enterprise. The Path Between the Seas tells the story of the men and women who fought against all odds to fulfill the 400-year-old dream of constructing an aquatic passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is a story of astonishing engineering feats, tremendous medical accomplishments, political power plays, heroic successes, and tragic failures. Applying his remarkable gift for writing lucid, lively exposition, McCullough weaves the many strands of the momentous event into a comprehensive and captivating tale. Winner of the National Book Award for history, the Francis Parkman Prize, the Samuel Eliot Morison Award, and the Cornelius Ryan Award (for the best book of the year on international affairs), The Path Between the Seas is a must-read for anyone interested in American history, the history of technology, international intrigue, and human drama.