The purpose of Remembering the Times of Our Lives: Memory in Infancy and Beyond is to trace the development from infancy through adulthood in the capacity to form, retain, and later retrieve autobiographical or personal memories. It is appropriate for scholars and researchers in the fields of cognitive psychology, memory, infancy, and human development.
Who we are, where we’ve been, and where we need to go now, to recapture the American dream Now with a new Foreword by the author. “The best presentation of the challenges facing the country—and the possible solutions—I've ever seen.”—P. J. O’Rourke Tom Brokaw, known and beloved for his landmark work in American journalism and for the New York Times bestsellers The Greatest Generation and Boom!, now turns his attention to the challenges that face America in the new millennium, to offer reflections on how we can restore America’s greatness. Rooted in the values, lessons, and verities of generations past and of his South Dakota upbringing, Brokaw weaves together inspiring stories of Americans who are making a difference and personal stories from his own family history, to engage us in a conversation about our country and to share ideas for how we can revitalize the promise of the American Dream. Inviting us to foster a rebirth of family, community, and civic engagement as profound as the one that helped win World War II, built our postwar prosperity, and ushered in the Civil Rights era, Brokaw traces the exciting, unnerving changes in modern life—in values, education, public service, housing, the Internet, and more—that have transformed our society in the decades since the age of thrift in which he was raised. In offering ideas from Americans who are change agents in their communities, Brokaw gives us a nourishing vision of hopefulness in an age of diminished expectations. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Inspiring tales of how people from different walks of life have found ways to be of service to their communities and country.”—Walter Isaacson
Whether you are looking to write your life story, or simply enjoy reminiscing, you will be amazed at what you remember with the help of this book. In addition to practical pointers and guidance for the would-be writer, dozens of extracts are included from those who have already written their life stories.
THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLING AUTHOR 'Funny, sexy and moving - a hilarious holiday romp with a heart. I loved it' SOPHIE KINSELLA Imogen isn’t used to luxury holidays. She’s used to juggling the pressures of her job while raising a four-year-old and trying to keep on smiling even when things aren’t easy. So, when her friend Meredith wins a VIP trip to Barcelona’s newest hotel, it’s her big chance to finally relax in style. But, as Imogen already knows, life has a way of throwing a curve ball. Before they have even set foot on the plane, things are not going to plan. The big question is: what is really motivating the mysterious man who’s always in the right place at the wrong time? Full of warmth, friendship, fun and laughter, The Time of our Lives is a novel to devour!
The project of all philosophy may be to gain reconciliation with time, even if not every philosopher has dealt with time expressly. A confrontation with the passing of time and with human finitude runs through the history of philosophy as an ultimate concern. In this genealogy of the concept of temporality, David Hoy examines the emergence in a post-Kantian continental philosophy of a focus on the lived experience of the "time of our lives" rather than on the time of the universe. The purpose is to see how phenomenological and poststructuralist philosophers have tried to locate the source of temporality, how they have analyzed time's passing, and how they have depicted our relation to time once it has been -- in a Proustian sense -- regained. Hoy engages with competing theoretical tactics for reconciling us to our fleeting temporality, drawing on work by Kant, Heidegger, Hegel, Husserl, Merleau-Ponty, Nietzsche, Gadamer, Sartre, Bourdieu, Foucault, Bergson, Deleuze, Žižek, and Derrida. Hoy considers four existential strategies for coping with the apparent flow of temporality, including Proust's passive and Walter Benjamin's active reconciliation through memory, Žižek's critique of poststructuralist politics, Foucault's confrontation with the temporality of power, and Deleuze's account of Aion and Chronos. He concludes by exploring whether a dual temporalization could be what constitutes the singular "time of our lives."
The teacher's guide for the Time of Our Lives series is available in seven booklets--one introductory booklet and one book let for each title listed below: Teacher's Guide: Introduction to the Program Teacher's Guide Book I: My Name is Paula Popowich by Monica Hughes Teacher's Guide Book 2: Plan B is Total Panic by Martyn Godfrey Teacher's Guide Book 3: Camels Can Make You Homesick and Other Stories by Nazneen Sadiq Teacher's Guide Book 4: The Minerva Program by Claire Mackay Teacher's Guide Book 5: Storm Child by Brenda Bellingham Teacher's Guide Book 6: The Summer the Whales Sang by Gloria Montero The Time of Our Lives books are suitable for use in any program where students are reading at approximately a grade six level. The guide booklets feature the following: pre-reading activities,about the author sections,a variety of activities including reader's theatre, journal entries, writing options and suggestions for integrating novel study with other curriculum areas, resources section and reproducible blackline masters
The true experiences that are featured in this book, introduced by best-selling author Louise L. Hay, have been culled from the writings of some of the most renowned writers and teachers in the fields of self-help, transformation, social consciousness, and spirituality. These are stories reflecting metaphysical miracles; momentous milestones; heartwarming, humorous, and sometimes heartbreaking reminiscences; and extraordinarily poignant personal accounts. In addition, there are many narratives that will actually make you sit back in your seat and exclaim, "Wow!" As you read this uniquely fascinating book, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry . . . and most of all, you’ll be reminded that truth is not only stranger than fiction—it’s infinitelymore interesting!
This is a coming-of-age story centering on a young Spanish Italian boy named Ricky. A story about friendships, family, and the influences they can have on us, both good and bad. About kids from different ethnic backgrounds growing up together during the 1960s and 1970s in a tough town where their loyalties are often tested, refined, and values are forged. Where the person we become when we arrive to adulthood is largely due to the people we meet along our journey there.
Is it a good time to be alive? Is ours a good society to be alive in? Is it possible to have a good life in our time? And finally, does a good life consist of having a good time? Are happiness and a good lifeinterchangeable? These are the questions that Mortimer Adler addresses himself to. The heart of the book lies in its conception of the good life for man, which provides the standard for measuring a century, a society, or a culture: for upon that turns the meaning of each man's primary moral right - his right to the pursuit of happiness. The moral philosophy that Dr. Adler expounds in terms of this conception he calls the ethics of common sense,because it is as a defense and development of the common-sense answer to the question can I really make a good life for myself?
By the year 2050 one in five of the world's population will be 65 or older, a fact which presages profound medical, biological, philosophical, and political changes in the coming century. In Time of Our Lives, Tom Kirkwood draws on more than twenty years of research to make sense of the evolution of aging, to explain how aging occurs, and to answer fundamental questions like why women live longer than men. He shows that we age because our genes, evolving at a time when life was "nasty, brutish, and short," placed little priority on the long-term maintenance of our bodies. With such knowledge, along with new insights from genome research, we can devise ways to target the root causes of aging and of age-related diseases such as Alzheimer's and osteoporosis. He even considers the possibility that human beings will someday have greatly extended life spans or even be free from senescence altogether. Beautifully written by one of the world's pioneering researchers into the science of aging, Time of Our Lives is a clear, original and, above all, inspiring investigation of a process all of us experience but few of us understand.