A young pit bull dog new to the neighborhood meets an unlikely friend and learns more than he expected.
What if our life’s legacy was narrowed down to a piece of cloth with a few embroidered lines left behind for others to find? What would you read about my story, and what would I read about yours?
The Green Velvet Christmas Dress is the story of a handmade dress that passes through the lives and hands of more than six different women, each living her story generations from one another. Woven into this storytelling is the appealing hope of Christmas that welcomes all of us to anticipate, reflect, and remember.
Step inside and find your place in the story of The Green Velvet Christmas Dress.
A message to all the big people who influence our little ones
Small Voice Says is intended for our little ones as they enter their pre-school and kindergarten years and continue into their early grade school years. This development period represents a critical span of time when the foundations of conscience begin to develop.
In other words, our kids begin to build their inner small voice that helps them to distinguish between right and wrong - and how they impact others. It starts to feel a little different now when they don't tell the truth or they hurt the feelings of a friend.
While most children will experience the pull and tug of their conscience . . . too few will cultivate the inner reflection skills that are necessary to guide them through all stages of life. It is one of the most important skills that a parent can not only teach but also continue to co-learn with their child.
We catch ourselves from over-correcting our children and instead ask . . . what does your small voice say you should do?
Views from the Cockpit: The Journey of a Son is a memoir born from pain. Page by page, year by year, tender father-son memories of airplane watching transform into nightmarish, turbulent family drama.
Upon the discovery that his father had been the victim of severe elder abuse as his health was rapidly deteriorating, the author finds himself reevaluating the decisions his father made throughout his life. With an unshakable ending, the author's probing dissection of a man he thought he knew reckons with disloyalty, depression, religion and death, leaving no stone unturned.
Through sharp, sometimes hilariously brash analysis, decorated in plane metaphors and imagery, the author expresses his commitment to truth with sincerity and transparency. He reaches for forgiveness, understanding and compromise in the face of absurdity and uncompromising rigidity.
Ultimately, he contemplates a different "flight path" drawn from past lessons. He encourages readers to do the same.
A must-read for sons, fathers and families.
Vestiges of Courage is a collection of personal essays that explores inequities and injustice. Raised between two cultures and two languages, Mireya S. Vela discusses how the systems in her family and in society worked to create an abusive environment that felt crushing, confusing, and hopeless. In her book, Ms. Vela delineates her experience of living through sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. This book is much more than a collection of experiences, though. Ms. Vela wants to know how and why abuse thrived in her family. She digs deep to understand why these things happened and how she survived.
Yet another tattered and timeworn tale of the little guy trying to make his way in the big world, as told through a series of 40 poems that travel the long and yearning distances from 1960s/70s Detroit to 1980s/90s Long Beach, California and passing through the new millennium out into the Mojave Desert.
It is the story of a lifelong battle with doubt, despair, and dissolution in the struggle to sense acutely, think clearly, breathe deeply, and be useful. Along the way the reader will encounter factories, labor, lay-offs, classrooms, late-night readings and writings, cars, motors, wrenches, highways, terrain, binoculars & field notes, words & music, and the biosphere from which it all originally emanated.
My name is Mike Nolan and I want to teach you how to capture that elusive critter called "creative inspiration." What are my credentials? Did I graduate from a prestigious university or paint the Mona Lisa? Nope. I learned about creativity by catching rats and writing newspaper ads for my pest control company. Hey, Leonardo da Vinci, I'd like to see you do that.
Jóie Winnick, RN, has been a nurse for over 30 years. Her area of specialty is hospice care. Her work has expanded to include energy-healing techniques and the practical wisdom of Spiritual Perspective. Prior to her nursing career, Jóie was a medical artist. In this book, she combines her love of art with her experience to create a colorful journey that will uplift and inspire
Michelle Kuei was an 11-year-old student in rural Taiwan when a car running a red light completely altered her life’s trajectory. Through the long and painful process of recovery, Kuei made surprising discoveries about loss, identity, and personal strength--revelations that helped guide her through her journey as an immigrant to the United States. With radical honesty bolstering her storytelling, Kuei shows us how positive transformation can happen when we let go of self-pity, embrace our flaws, and learn to love ourselves.
This book provides you with a glimpse of all the disciplines involved in the new products process. Although I've concentrated on devoting one chapter per topic, these disciplines are interrelated.
Some of the verticals covered in this book are: technology, automotive, cyber security, communication, mobile phones, chemicals, fashion, entertainment, gaming, construction, transportation, food, sex, jewelry, health, energy, sports, alcohol, gangs, banking, insurance, airlines, aircraft, religion, tattoos, and--last but not least--poultry farming. Some more, some less.
The case studies are likewise geographically diverse, and in some examples I underscore the difference between corporate innovation and innovation at a start-up. When the differences between the two are significant, I address both separately.
Book 2 in the "Anaya's World" series.
Things are looking up for Anaya Goode after the deaths of her brother and mother. She is the youngest (and highest paid) executive in Alameda County. She is in an adoring relationship with the love of her life, her natural twists are on point, and she runs a six-minute mile. What else matters?
When Anaya is tasked with leading negotiations for the most significant development agreement in County history, her world unravels. If the antics of inept officials and her micromanaging boss aren't enough to drive Anaya mad, she discovers that her ex-boyfriend Jeff is commissioned as a consultant on the development agreement. Anaya hasn't had contact with Jeff since their messy break-up six years ago.
As negotiations for the development agreement intensify, an internal scandal threatens Anaya's reputation—and her job. Amid bureaucratic indecision and public outrage, Anaya leans on Jeff for support, and unresolved feelings resurface.
As Anaya questions her steady relationship, her extended family's perception of her as Goode matriarch puts her in the middle of every aunt's and cousin's problem. She is tired of serving as supplemental income to her scripture-quoting, ever-pregnant sister, and would love to burn the imaginary pedestal her family has perched her on. Can she see her work and family commitments through and still maintain her love life---and more importantly, her sense of self?
Ripe with witty dialogue and relatable characters, Never Too Soon offers a look into complicated relationships and haunting pasts, and shows the importance of the familial ties that bind.
Little Hands Help is the second book in our Small Voice series. It is intended for our little ones as they enter their pre-school and kindergarten years and continue into their early grade school years.
We soon learn that our young children want to imitate what we are doing. Initially they just want to be more included in family life - but soon that feeling of truly helping creates a new motivation. It can be as simple as letting them wash the carrots at the sink. But when those carrots show up at the dinner table, a powerful sense of accomplishment ensues.
Over time, these little investments in our kids add up. Even the littlest ones can pitch in - deepening the family bond. But beware, sometimes our time-deficient lives can get in the way of letting our children fully participate alongside us.
Here's the deal. Whether a child learns to be helpful as they grow older is mostly influenced by early family life. In other words, when helpfulness is valued and learned at an early age, it becomes part of the child's self-image (I am a helper, I can do this).
Of all the gifts we can bestow on our kids, few would compare to cultivating a natural tendency for helping others
There is a mansion somewhere in the middle of a dark and dense forest...and there is a light on, as if your visit is expected. Inside is the Seed Reader. He can talk to spirits, even spirits of jack-o'-lanterns. He collects their stories of dread and sorrow and stores them in his library of pumpkin seeds. He has carved out another 13 tales of woe...just for you. Inside, you'll hear of a gravedigger out in the middle of the night, but you'll never guess what he is digging for. There is a town with a Halloween curfew where everyone must be home before the bells ring. What happens if you disobey? Have you heard the rumors of a mysterious vampire living up in the hills biting off more than he can chew...two children plan to investigate. You'll learn that there is something on the internet you should never, ever click on. Oh, and be careful of that haunted hayride. You never really know who is under that hood. Plus, you'll get to visit a secret island where dark magic reigns and perhaps learn a simple storybook curse with very real consequences. So, come in, have a seat, and listen...if you dare...
Another team up with Harianne DeCanter and Detectives Tracey Sanders and Zack Grimes from the first novel Misrepresented. As Detectives Sanders and Grimes investigate the murder of a boy on a boarding school construction site, a series of disappearances occur at the school, leading them down a dark path of psychological games. Harianne DeCanter, the infamous Criminal Defense lawyer, is hired to represent the wealthy Defendant accused of the murder of the boy. As they embark upon their journey to find the killer, Harianne and Detectives Sanders and Grimes are tested psychologically in this modern day thriller. Calvin House Preparatory School has a deep, dark history and is currently under the ownership and administration of the Headmaster Forbes Madden. The school itself has its own ghosts lurking about with a disturbing past dating back to the 1940's.
On a colonial village field trip, Mike was attacked by a deranged candle-maker and his "buddy" Trent fled, to his undying shame. As adults, screenwriter Trent runs into professor turned soldier Mike when they stumble upon a preternaturally dead cat in the library. Mike believes there's one sinister force behind this and other strange, inexplicable incidents- and he's taking reluctant Trent along for the investigation. Meanwhile, Trent begins to wonder if Lilith, his alluring and inscrutable new girlfriend, may be demonic herself- or if that's just his paranoid Catholic guilt. Dan Wakefield's Going All The Way meets True Detective, Hellish Beasts is an idiosyncratic, darkly humorous, and introspective Horror Noir. With an insider's appreciation for the Los Angeles landscape, this is a serious examination of the duty of friendship, the burden of guilt, the uncertainty of a devout Catholic in modern dating, and the struggle of leaving your 20s behind.
Matthew Milles-Lade, a rich kid whose trust fund is suddenly in question, and Margo Valentine Melon, a writer whose career fizzled before it sparked, are two twenty-something strangers stuck living at home, trying to figure out their lives. When they each come across a real estate listing for a palatial (and significantly underpriced) guest house in one of LA’s toniest neighborhoods, their lives get turned upside down. What happens next has them racing to catch the truth before it catches them.
Unverified has all the magic and making of the rom coms you love, set in the world of social media stardom and online fame, with just enough real world stakes to make it a page turner you won’t be able to put down.
A family living in Greece at the time of the construction of the Parthenon and another family, thousands of years later, eking out a living at the base of the Acropolis. The repercussions of the meeting of man and dog would unfold in unforeseen ways that would impact the lives around them. The narrative takes the reader to Greece's Golden Age, in which one dog, Daria, would scamper up the hill to keep up with Adelino, a stone cutter working on the new temple, and his son Tiro. The lives of Pheidias, the architect of the Parthenon, Adelino and Diana his wife, as well as Tiro their son, would intersect in unexpected ways. The story brings then brings the reader back into the present where past and present eventually coincide, transforming the lives of both canines and humans.
Piece Talks is a compilation of short, inspirational messages written from the perspective of your body and soul (or Self). As you read these little "love notes," you'll begin to relate to yourself and your body in a new way - with more compassion, love, peace, and acceptance.
Experience with me what life was like living with thirteen other family members in a two-bedroom, one-bath house in a typical 1950s middle-class, postwar American neighborhood. This story is an unusual combination of revealing autobiography, insightful self-help, and handy classroom teacher's guide.
Survive rides with me and my mother and eight siblings on summer vacations to Southern California beaches and campgrounds in our 1950 two-door, two-tone green Plymouth station wagon. Join the fourteen of us for a typical family dinner in our moderate-size kitchen that was designed for six. Accompany my very pregnant mother on a bus in 1945 to Fresno to stay with the in-laws she had never met before while my dad awaited his Army discharge orders.
Anyone born between 1946 and 1960 will find a delightful nostalgic journey down the baby boomers' memory lane. Others might use the story of my personal failures and subsequent triumphs to create value and positive changes in life. Teachers may find my suggested supplemental teaching techniques valuable to incorporate into the classroom.
Enjoy this book. I wrote it as a clear and compelling testimony describing my childhood recollections that convey to you why I am Glad to Be a Ladd.
Ms. Oxford's students are writing sentences about bugs, but she soon discovers that in each sentence something is missing. The class calls on their friend, Officer Wiseman, to help them solve the mystery. In this engaging adventure, children will learn the first three rules of writing a sentence.
For years, Carson Chow has been able to hide his crystal meth use while meeting the increasing demands from his aging immigrant parents and his grandmother suffering from dementia. One night, as he's passed out from a drug binge, he misses thirty-eight phone calls from his father, detailing the collapse and eventually the death of his mother. As he plans her funeral and manages other people’s grief, will this tragedy plunge him deeper into his abuse or finally rouse him from his addiction stupor?
A conversation with the ineffable, Gorb in the Schizocratic Linguiverse is the literary equivalent of a psychotropic drug. Follow Gorb the Floovian down the rabbit hole of various minds in an attempt to understand a race of aliens who are as alienated from themselves as they are from one another, with text by J. Martin Strangeweather and illustrations by Barbie Godoy. This novel may impair your ability to navigate reality. Reader discretion is advised.
Empress of the Ants is an extraordinary, emotional and magical experience. The author, Margarita, writes about her childhood world in a manner that transports us back in time to a life shpaed by extreme poverty, reframed as a Mexican "follow the yellow brick road" fantastical adventure.
You'll laugh and you'll cry, but your perception of today's immigrants and asylum seekers will be forever changed. Margarita's stunning memories of the poor and their daily struggle to stay alive spells out why her mother and so many others are forced to leave their country in search of a better life.
They were singers and secretaries, classmates and teachers, actresses and attorneys, mothers, daughters, granddaughters, friends, lovers, and mentors. They were strong, intelligent, independent and witty. Together and separately they wove a tapestry of smiles and tears and inspired the warm, funny, tender, and sweet stories that fill the pages of Cooking for a Beautiful Woman - part memoir, part cookbook.
Larry Levine, editor and publisher of the online food magazine TabletalkatLarrys.com, is a home cook who has created more than thirty thousand meals in his lifetime. In Cooking for a Beautiful Woman he tells nostalgic and true tales about the women he has known and offers delectable recipes including traditional Jewish and Romanian dishes, memorable meals culled from the menus of restaurants on the Sunset Strip and Las Vegas Strip, and dishes from a broad variety of cultures. There are recipes for "Jewish penicillin" (also known as chicken soup), Romanian eggplant salad, barbeque ribs, eggs creole, Irish stew, baked spaghetti with garden sauce, biscuit tortoni, and scores of others.
Cooking for a Beautiful Woman shares The Tastes and Tales of a Wonderful Life, fascinating stories and tasty recipes that offer a glimpse into a man's lifetime and the special women who touched his heart.
Throughout history we have divided ourselves into groupings of "us" and "them". One Family: Indivisible engagingly invites the reader into the deeply spiritual and lifelong journey of the author to find a way to acknowledge our differences without dividing and subdividing ourselves into competing tribes. It is a journey of mountain tops and deep valleys, but it leads to the inclusivity and mutual respect possible with Interfaith. This is a book for seekers of all races, ethnicities, and spiritual paths who search for that elusive goal of a community of love and inclusion that also respects our diversity.
God did not intend for us to live this way.
Life is beyond hectic and the daily grind is exhausting. We're all feeling the pressure to keep up, asking ourselves, "Have I done enough? Do I have enough? Am I good enough? Am I, enough - WHAT, Is Enough"?
The struggle to find the elusive work-life balance that is always just beyond our reach, is intense. And for most of us, true self-care, both physical and spiritual, takes a back seat.
In this process, we get so lost in the things we believe we need to buy, achieve, and produce that we forget WHAT truly matters
What Is Enough guides readers to understand - "The greatest thing you will ever become is accepting of WHAT you already ARE."
- How to overcome self-doubt
- How to get the "weight of the world" off your shoulders
- How to conquer self-deflating ideas that choke out your confidence
- How to rid yourself of the burdensome belief that you must do more to be more
- How to start working from your worth instead of working for it
- How to deal with the anxiety and stress when people hurt you
- And most importantly, That WHAT you've have always been is why you'll always matter
This is the first book in a five-volume series that contains Messages given by the Ascended Masters through their Messenger Tatyana N. Mickushina from 2005 through 2016.
During this time the people of Earth have been given the Teaching of the True purpose of the evolution - the aspiration of every soul to the Creator, to union with God, and adherence to the Highest Moral Law that exists in the Universe. This harmonious Unified Teaching also contains Teachings about the distinction between Good and Evil, the Path of Initiation, the change of consciousness, about Love, Karma, Freedom, happiness, nonviolence, about the Community, and many other Teachings.
Ever wonder how successful people are able to fix failing projects and situations? The Round Table: How to Leverage the Skills of Multiple Professions to Revitalize a Situation, is the blueprint you need to strategically recover. Author Abraham M. Gutsioglou, Ph.D. takes you on a journey through different ways of seeing the world while giving you the techniques and advice you need to revitalize failing situations, so that you can be the fixer companies are raving about. This book inspires you to forget the notion of solving business problems with a single-minded approach and challenges you to find alternative solutions by...- Using a Transformation Model to create business and personal transformations.- Thinking like a(n): - psychologist to give you a deeper understanding of situations. - investigator to remain clear and objective. - researcher to experiment with possibilities. - diagnostician to see the patterns in the symptoms. - air traffic controller to manage a ridiculous number of priorities. - campaign strategist to create something out of nothing. - lawyer to find creative solutions to your problems. It doesn't matter if you are a long-time corporate executive, founder of a start-up company, a board director at a non-profit organization, a seasoned management consultant, or fresh out of school trying to start your career - this book is for you.
Even though anxiety plagues this (almost) thirteen-year-old girl, Grace is eager to conquer her challenges while finding her fun during summer break. Will her determination help her overcome an unexpected dental condition, and will true fun allow Grace to move past life’s interruptions and unavoidable stress of being stared at?
On the brink of teendom, a young girl's life can be fun, exciting and nerve-wracking all at the same time! Just ask Grace Archer. When the kindhearted eleven-year-old faces the first day of school after battling an appearance-altering, uncommon form of cancer, her struggle for confidence and happiness is put to the test.
As Grace stumbles and battles sixth-grade bullies, she is supported by loving parents, a younger brother, Eric, a sweet, new pal, Ginger, imaginary fly-friend, Angie -- and a little bit of faith.
"Tales of Grace: A Different Me" is Judy Ryan's debut novel for young readers. It is the first in a series.
David Alan Arnold is an Emmy Award-winning TV cameraman who flies in a helicopter -- but he started his Hollywood career with a broom in his hand. Somehow, sweeping the floor got him into some of the world's biggest TV shows. David's first book tells the unlikely story of mistakes and miracles that took him to some of the most dangerous places on Earth--soaring through the clouds, straight into a deadly phenomenon known as The Deadman's Curve. Buckle up for adventure in the stormy skies of Deadliest Catch and a helicopter ride through the Amazing Race, World Series and Super Bowl. Readers who enjoy real-life adventures full of suspense and humor will love this book.
In this beautifully honest, compassionate and non-judgmental book, Karen Rae points out the differences between a "normie," an alcohol abuser, and an alcoholic. She explains how to help alcoholics and the people who love them come to a greater understanding of each other.
A collection of short poems at the intersection of relationships, physical science, and modern life. Simultaneously familiar and unexpected, the poems remain deeply resonant across a huge range. Some of the pieces are squarely and comfortably placed in the anxiety and humor of our generation.More of them are vast.
Brian Frazer lost touch with his father Sam, who took care of his ill wife for forty years. When she passed, Brian had the chance to reconnect with his father through art. With every new cartoon, Sam came back to life, and so did Brian’s relationship with his dad.
"The Butterfly is a beautiful sight in flight. The sunlight shines through its colorful wings. We say Mother Nature has created a beautiful creature...or did she?"
A group of scientists are experimenting with splicing different insects with silkworms in order to create a stronger silk, when they accidentally create a species of mutant, flesh-eating butterflies that get released on the world. Now they must find a way to stop the killer butterflies before it is too late.
Adam, an agent for the national reconnaissance office, finds himself a victim of an unprovoked attack that lands him in the hospital and being questioned by police. Before he knows it, he slips into a mystery surrounding a secret satellite recovery operation he and his team supported.
Together with his colleagues, they’re forced to search for answers by dodging attacks from The Council as they seek The Great Orbs, which are at the center of the conspiracy. As time runs out, Adam races to discover the secrets of The Council and save himself, the operation, and possibly, the world.