In the spirit of Edward Gorey's Gashlycrumb Tinies, author Paul Cuneo and illustrator Juno Abreu present the alphabet as taught by a new, gothic heroine for the age. She's dead, but that won't stop her from trying to make friends by sharing a few of her favorite things-like her axe, your burial, a good lament, and her dog Shivers, who seems to have picked up an odor under the floorboards. No matter-sit back, relax, ignore the screams from the marsh, and allow Little Morwenna to unburden you of that annoying obligation you've been feeling to look on the bright side.
This book is a part of the Masters of Wisdom series. This series of books presents a collection of Messages from different Masters who are most well-known to modern humanity. These Messages were transmitted through the Messenger Tatyana N. Mickushina, who has been working under the guidance of the Masters of Wisdom since 2004. Using a special method, T. N. Mickushina has received Messages from over 50 Beings of Light. The book contains the selected Messages of Gautama Buddha. Many Teachings are given in them.Here are some of the Teachings about: the change of consciousness, the current situation on the Earth, the interrelationship between cataclysms, social conflicts, wars and the level of consciousness of humanity, the Community, happiness, overcoming conflicts, discernment and Buddha consciousness.You can familiarize yourself with these and other Teachings in the Messages of the Great Teacher, given at the present stage to help people to overcome the critical situation on our planet.
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.
Surviving an accident that takes his mother’s life, twenty-two-year-old songwriter, Santiago DeAngelo is consumed by grief, guilt, and the opiates he is prescribed for his injuries.
Nearing rock bottom, he receives inspiration for a song from his late mother. As he struggles to write it, he falls in love with Kitty Holladay, a music producer who offers a rare shot at fame with a hidden agenda. Kitty seduces him into the fast-paced world of pop music where he records a hit album while fighting his opiate addiction to write the one song that will help him make peace with his mother’s death.
But when their relationship ends over the betrayal of that song, Santiago must decide the real value of his life in a moment that nearly ends it.
The Music We Make is a story of overcoming our pain to achieve our dreams.
Princess Noa wants to take you (and her trusty dog Finnegan) through each day, her way. She is one smart little girl ready to take over the world with her big personality and even bigger feelings. This girl power book from Ashley Brooke encourages girls to engage their emotions, explore the things they love, never be afraid to speak up and to lead with their heart. Noa wants little girls to stop apologizing for who they are and what they want. In this book you (and Finnegan) will journey through a week of Noa's dreams, big emotions, laughter, friendship, loves and sports games. The possibilities are endless!
Seventeen-year-old Trey Barrow has lost everything-his home, his family, and possibly his mind. Pursued by a threat that only he can hear or see, it's getting harder for Trey to decide which of his experiences is more terrifying: the "real" world, where he woke up restrained to a bed in a psychiatric hospital, or the "fantasy" world where he's being hunted by a death-dealing shadow from the spirit realm.
Then he meets fellow patient Pearl Parker, a streetwise mystery who starts hospital riots for laughs. Pearl is the first and only person to believe in Trey's looming threat, and she convinces him they need to escape. Now, before the fate of the entire world is lost.
Realizing he doesn't have to face this nightmare alone, Trey follows Pearl down an endless road of infinite possibilities, hidden motives, an unintentional kidnapping, and not nearly enough snacks. But as their stolen car blazes a Bonnie-and-Clyde-style escape across the Southwestern US, the police and Trey's dark visions are never far behind.
Haddie Kellar is passionate about three things: her marriage, her doctorate in botany, and women’s rights. It’s the injustices of the latter that sends her conscience plummeting into a dark lens of how to level the playing field, even if it goes against the grain of morality.
After creating a gel that alters the personality, Haddie feels invincible after women from all over take action against men who have wronged them. Her movement is working and everyone is noticing, even though her identity has been kept secret. So, when her loving, supportive husband discovers that she’s behind the shocking events revealed on the news, it rocks her world.
Haddie knows what she’s doing is unlawful, but she refuses to stop, knowing she’s improving women’s lives. But how far will she go? It’s not only her but all the ladies that she’s recruited for her cause.
When her identity is finally discovered, Haddie feels trapped, especially when they come knocking on her door. Will this be the end of her crusade?
Hands of women everywhere have been changing the offensive behaviors of men. So, how can it be so wrong when the outcome is so convincingly right?
A woman's yearn for a spontaneous adventure meets a man's hope for closure in this chaotic thriller.
Ms. Aurora Bourne would do anything to protect her students from harm ... even if that means going up against the most powerful corporation on the planet.While getting her fourth grade classroom ready for Fall, Aurora begins to feel sick, and it's more than back-to-school blues. Outside her windows next to the playground, strawberry fields have just been fumigated and pesticides are drifting into the classrooms, causing serious health issues for children and adults. When the teenage sister of a migrant student goes missing from the strawberry fields, it becomes clear that pesticide poisoning isn't the only thing threatening the children's safety, and Aurora begins to understand why farmworkers call strawberries Fruta del Diablo - the Fruit of the Devil.Aurora starts asking questions and gets caught in a web of gangs, drugs, trafficking, and high-level corporate crime. When a Catholic priest comes to her aid, she falls in love with him, complicating her life further. She has no idea he's actually an ancient nature god out of Pacific Coast indigenous legends.
Good Morning It's Time To Start Your Day! What are you going to do today? Play with friends? Eat watermelon? See a dinosaur? The ideas are endless. Sing along while you read about all the exciting things the day can bring.
"Charlie March is dead. On a day that promised perfection to the hero of the CIA, an eighteen-minute countdown was all he got to enjoy it once he turned the ignition key and sent an electric spark to his sailboat's engine..."
With Muir's Gambit, Michael Frost Beckner returns to the world of Nathan Muir and Tom Bishop he created in the motion picture Spy Game. A prequel to the film, Muir's Gambit opens forty-eight hours before the events of the Robert Redford/Brad Pitt film with the assassination of retired CIA hero Charlie March and spymaster Nathan Muir's life and career are about to implode. Deputy Director Harker is exploiting March's assassination to rid the Agency of Muir-the "Cold War dinosaur" and life-long devotee of March whose brash style of espionage Harker despises.
For Nathan Muir, Charlie March was where everything started: March recruited him, trained him, forged him into a master spy. But "Nathan Muir" were Charlie March's dying words, and Langley careerists find his murder the perfect opportunity to flush both Muir and their worst Cold War secrets down the CIA memory hole.
Told by the brilliant but hapless, manic but relentless Russell Aiken, this former Muir prot g is consigned to a dead-end career in Langley's legal department. That is, until he's tasked with assassinating Muir himself.
Aiken approaches his "spy game" with both jaded sarcasm and secret yearning. On the run from a crime of passion, Aiken sprints along the edges of madness through a world full of maddening corners.
As the two spies play a dangerous cat-and-mouse game over the dark underbelly of forty years of CIA conspiracies, Muir's Gambit sweeps from the Chosin Reservoir to Cyprus terror bombings, Congo coup d' tat's, Angolan proxy wars, and in the final hours of the Berlin Wall. And for two men untethered from morality, all those lies leave just one final night for redemption.
Seller Mistakes-What you were Never Told about Selling your Home and Why it should Matter to you, is a powerful book that reveals what the real estate industry doesn't want you to know when you are selling your home. Hundreds of thousands of homeowners try, but fail, to sell their home. Why? Simply, it's almost always because of big mistakes that their agent made.
This is a completely different kind of real estate book. It will agitate most agents because it shines the light on a very hard truth: things that appear to work for the seller are really only serving the agent--often at tremendous expense to the seller.
Prepare to understand what it really takes to sell your home quickly and at top dollar. And learn how to avoid headaches by sidestepping the mistakes that most agents don't even know about.
The stark poems of Lester Graves Lennon's Lynchings: Postcards from America show, with documentary precision, the banality and the horror of lynching of Black Americans - and also the joys and songs of Black American life. This was, and is, America.
Why is common sense so uncommon when it comes to managing people? How is it that so many seemingly intelligent organizations implement harmful management practices and ideas? In his provocative new book, The Human Equation, bestselling author Jeffrey Pfeffer examines why much of the current conventional wisdom is wrong and asks us to re-think the way managers link people with organizational performance. Pfeffer masterfully builds a powerful business case for managing people effectively--not just because it makes for good corporate policy, but because it results in outstanding performance and profits. Challenging current thinking and practice, Pfeffer: reveals the costs of downsizing and provides alternatives; identifies troubling trends in compensation, and suggests better practices; explains why even the smartest managers sometimes manage people unwisely; demonstrates how market-based forces can fail to create good people management practices, creating a need for positive public policy; and provides practical guidelines for implementing high-performance management practices. Filled with information and ideas, The Human Equation provides much-needed guidance for managing people more wisely and more profitably.
Set in early-1970s Los Angeles, a 19-year old French expat named Adrian is trying to get over his first true love. He's keeping his passion for music alive and starts spending time with his newly acquainted American companion, a solitary 70-year old lifelong alcoholic named Max. It's at the bar where the two lost souls discuss life over beers. Both men must decide what to do when presented with newfound hope.
Max's excessive drinking takes Adrian along for the ride as both men open up about their past and outlook on life, pushing them to discover more about themselves.
"Calyxianna's Night of Fright" is a tale of a wicked witch named Calyxianna, who lives on the top of a lonely hill with her only companion, a faithful little black bat. Calyxianna has become embittered over the years after being cast out from a coven of good witches. Seeking revenge, she begins to hatch an evil plot which she plans to put into motion on the All Hallows Eve exactly 1,000 years later. This terrible plot aims to kill all the sleeping innocent children of the little town at the base of her hill. But the tree spirits of the nearby Fortuna Forest surrounding Calyxianna's house - and the children's parents, with the aid of a ringing bell in the old monk's tower in the town square - unite to thwart the impending threat. Calyxianna is enraged and retreats to her house and her beloved cauldron followed by the little bat. There is much crashing and howling and the fuming Calyxianna disappears to...where? Only her legend remains.
Get ready to jump, climb, run and swim through Owen's "nightmares" as he faces his fear of vegetables Owen does not like his veggies because anything that green can't be good right? But these veggies start to show up in his dreams Owen finds his courage and discovers that vegetables can help him feel better and think clearly. Find out how he wins against his nightmares.
With threads of poems and other literary pieces about her Yaqui and Mestizaje heritage, Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin weaves a rich tapestry of her many-layered existence living as a Xicana in this country. Her activist background and her life in Aztlán now called the United States southwest gives her poetry a sensibility, a voice for Mexicans and Chicanos who experience life and struggles on both sides of the border. –Kate Maruyama, MFA, Affiliate Faculty in Creative Writing, Antioch University. Author, Solstice. –Alma Luz Villanueva, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Author, Gracias Aparicio-Chamberlin is truly a Chicana on fire. Her poetry captures and communicates both the oppression we face and the individual, family, and community strengths we have developed to survive and surpass those obstacles.
The world can be a very scary place.
Especially if you are a tiny caterpillar who is literally afraid of her own shadow. That is, until she meets the most incredible, the most beautiful creature she has ever seen. Which inspires her to become who she is truly meant to be, and to live her life fearlessly.
"I enjoyed Flirting With Fame because Dan is so open and honest about his encounters with celebrities - some very funny, some odd and some even hard to believe - but all told from an 'everyman's' point of view. He quite often found himself in rather bizarre circumstances while interacting with famous people - like having a staring contest with Barbra Streisand, twice; or smoking a joint in silence with Jill Clayburgh in Central Park; or talking with Billy Crystal about Chinese food at Sid Caesar's funeral. Dan successfully encapsulates 50 years of 'celebrityclose encounters' into this book, all while serving as a skillful narrator."
- Dee Wallace, Actress, Teacher, Healer, Star of E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial
About the AuthorBorn and raised in Asbury Park, New Jersey, Dan Harary has been working as an entertainment industry publicist in Hollywood for over 40 years. As the founder of The Asbury PR Agency in Beverly Hills, CA, Dan often found himself standing side-by-side with dozens of the 20th Century's most famous movie, TV, pop and rock music stars. As a teenager between 1972-74, Dan was the stage manager and lighting director for The Sunshine Inn, where Bruce Springsteen began his career. After graduating from Boston University's School of Communications, Dan's career path included in-house positions with Columbia Pictures, the American Film Institute, the Playboy Channel, Columbia Pictures Television, and two of Hollywood's most prominent entertainment PR agencies. Dan launched his own Asbury PR Agency in 1996. The father of two adult children, Dan lives in Beverly Hills, California.
Over two decades after releasing The Elements of Pop Up, master paper engineers David A. Carter and James Diaz have returned with The Complexities of Pop Up.
This interactive educational book teaches you how to take the basic pop up structures from Elements and add complexity to them through advanced techniques. The Complexities of Pop Up also explores how paper can be engineered to use the rigidity, flexibility and elasticity of paper to achieve spectacular results.
Each copy of The Complexities of Pop Up includes:
Over 20 working examples of advanced paper engineering techniques
Essays on the qualities and history of paper and traditional vs. laser die cutting,
Printed and scored components to quickly and easily build six of the pop ups
These stories are about light and hope in the midst of unimaginable human suffering in war zones and places of extreme poverty around the world. Important lessons from a childhood in rural western Iowa are woven throughout, as are examples of human strength and resiliency. Each chapter can be read as a complete experience. Intimate details recorded by the author in journals and on film take the reader on memorable journeys with international human rights and humanitarian organizations. Despite being plunged into war zones, crowded refugee camps, and some of the poorest and most disease-affected places on the planet, we learn the life-saving impact of humanitarian intervention, the healing power of community, the importance of justice, and the truth that one caring person can indeed make a difference. To be a World Citizen is to embrace and champion the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, knowing that all lives are valuable and equally deserving of protection and support.
Being shoved off your path can lead to a whole new destination.
For as long as twenty-something Julia Macmillan can remember, she has wanted nothing more than to be part of a normal loving family. Engaged to her high school sweetheart and planning the wedding of the year, it is all about to be realized until the discovery of an affair flips her life around.
Lost and heartbroken, she takes a chance and relocates to Silicon Valley, determined to rebuild her life, and prove to her father that she has what it takes to successfully run the family business all on her own one day. Self-doubt and loneliness lead her to an encounter with Ethan, a shy, enigmatic computer programmer that sends her down a path she never anticipated and leads her to question her ideas of love, family, and happy ever after.
Told in a collection of vignettes stunning for their eloquence, Toni Castro presents snapshots from her life. Candid tales from both inside and outside the dungeon, Memoirs of a Dominatrix takes the reader on a journey through peaks and valleys of the life of a Professional Dominatrix in Los Angeles. Sometimes comical, sometimes heartbreaking, this series of stories may surprise, and will certainly entertain each and every reader. Exploring what it means to connect through pain, resiliency, and friendship, we are opened to an expanded concept of what the human experience truly is. With no warnings and no apologies, Memoirs of a Dominatrix engages and captivates, giving us a bird's-eye view into a celebration of carnal vices.
Driven to capture the fragile natural landscape of California as it is now - Rich Magram changed his career to become a painter. When he moved to California, Magram was overwhelmed by the environment he saw around him. Everywhere he looked in nature - from the chaparral covered hills to the cliff edges of the sea to blossoming fields of flowers in Spring, he was stirred by loveliness. Poppy Moon is a new collection of oil paintings expressing wonder and reverence for the delicate beauty and mystery of California's natural lands.
Canto Robledo's parents immigrated to America from Mexico with big dreams pushing against poverty and hardship. Canto became an amateur boxer at age 15, turned pro at 16, and was the Pacific Coast Bantamweight Champion in 1932 at age 19, headed for a shot at the world championship title. He was a rising star, a local hero to thousands...until that fateful match at age 20 that left him permanently blind. Shattered, he flailed for 5 long years in depression and hopelessness until he found a new calling in his life. As the first and only blind boxing manager and trainer in America, Canto helped change the lives of over 500 young men seeking direction, success, self-esteem, and championships in a career spanning 60 years and earning Hall of Fame honors. In this book of careful research and cherished recollections, Canto's younger son Joseph, who was also an amateur boxer trained by his father, shares how the icon he knew proudly as his role model and hero turned devastation and shattered dreams into selfless accomplishments bigger than life.