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In 1998, hoping to leave a legacy for the new millennium, the federal government created the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation, which has since funded and empowered more than a million young Canadians. The Foundation itself has been a remarkable success story, a model of efficiency and political manoeuvring. The essential feature of the program was its innovative partnering with the provinces, recognizing different approaches to the issue - a stellar example of asymmetrical federalism.A brilliant, funny and highly entertaining storyteller, Silver Donald Cameron tells the inside story of the Foundation's life, which serves as a case study in astute management practice in the face of serious challenges. Woven into the narrative are the stories of individuals whose lives were affected by the Foundation's programs. Inspiring, funny, heart-breaking and surprising, these tales form the heart of the book. A Million Futures is the definitive testament to a unique, ground-breaking and transformative institution, abounding with useful lessons for organizations of all kinds, and anyone interested in innovative public policy.
In a rural Kentucky river town, "Old Jack" Beechum, a retired farmer, sees his life again through the sades of one burnished day in September 1952. <P><P>Bringing the earthiness of America's past to mind, The Memory of Old Jack conveys the truth and integrity of the land and the people who live from it. Through the eyes of one man can be seen the values Americans strive to recapture as we arrive at the next century."Few novelists treat both their characters and their readers with the kind of respect that Wendell Berry displays in this deeply moving account . . . The Memory of Old Jack is a slab of rich Americana." -The New York Times Book Review
'Memory is Our Home' is a powerful biographical memoir based on the diaries of Roma Talasiewicz-Eibuszyc, who grew up in Warsaw before and during World War I and who, after escaping the atrocities of World War II, was able to survive in the vast territories of Soviet Russia and Uzbekistan.<P><P>Translated by her own daughter, interweaving her own recollections as her family made a new life in the shadows of the Holocaust in Communist Poland after the war and into the late 1960s, this book is a rich, living document, a riveting account of a vibrant young woman's courage and endurance.A forty-year recollection of love and loss, of hopes and dreams for a better world, it provides richly-textured accounts of the physical and emotional lives of Jews in Warsaw and of survival during World War II throughout Russia. This book, narrated in a compelling, unique voice through two generations, is the proverbial candle needed to keep memory alive.
Based on the best-selling Book-in-a-Box kits, the Memory Booster book will help you to discover how your memory works and suggest interesting ways to make it function more effectively. And you can learn about the truly memorable ways in which people from the past used their memories--it's astonishing!
Meditation for Busy People offers simple strategies to reduce tension, minimize chronic stress, and quickly relax and unwind.Nobody needs meditation more than people who have no time to meditate. <P><P>These busy people may have tried meditation but given it up, as it seems so difficult to integrate into a hectic lifestyle.Most traditional meditation techniques were developed thousands of years ago for people living a very different lifestyle than today. Few people today find it easy to just sit down and relax. Meditation for Busy People is filled with methods that can actually be integrated into everyday life. A morning commute becomes a centering exercise, and the street noises outside an apartment window in the city become an aid rather than a distraction to finding the silent space within. Both active and passive meditation techniques are covered, and the aim of all the techniques is to teach the practitioner how to find the stillness in the storm of everyday life. Many methods are specially designed to be integrated into the reader's everyday routines, so that they soon can tackle even the most hectic day with an attitude of relaxed calm and playfulness.
In this essential meditation book for the 21st century, Osho turns the traditional notion of meditation practice on its head.<P><P> Meditation: The First and Last Freedom shows that meditation is not a spiritual discipline separate from everyday life in the real world. In essence, it is simply the art of being aware of what is going on inside and around us. As we acquire the knack, meditation can be our companion wherever we are-at work, at play, at rest.Meditation contains practical, step-by-step guides to a wide variety of meditation techniques selected by and/or created by Osho, including the unique OSHO Active Meditations which deal with the special tensions of contemporary life. Recognizing that it's almost impossible for most people these days just to stop and sit silently, these meditations - including the Osho Dynamic Meditation and Osho Kundalini Meditation - begin with one or more stages of vigorous physical activity. This brings our physical and mental energies to a peak, so that the following silence is easy -- leaving us alert, refreshed, and newly energized.Newly revised, the perfect text to begin or continue exploring the joys of meditation.
Originating from Instructables, a popular project-based community made up of all sorts of characters with wacky hobbies and a desire to pass on their wisdom to others, Meatless Eats is made up of recipes from a cast of cooks who demonstrate their culinary savvy and flavor combinations.<P><P>Meatless Eats gives full step-by-step instructions for creating delicious vegetarian dishes that even die-hard carnivores will crave. Written by cooks who can't get enough of veggies, each recipe contains pictures for an easy follow-along guide, even for those who spend little to no time in the kitchen. Discover your inner vegetarian with these mouthwatering recipes:Eggplant ParmesanVeggie Mexican LasagnaPortobello Mushrooms with Grilled Feta BurgerScrumptious CaponataTomato Frittata Fiery Pumpkin SamosasVegetarian Mushroom Gravy And much more!The Instructables community offers a great mixture of tastes and cuisines. Italian, Mexican, American, and more will appease any picky eater as well as provide for those who are willing to try just about anything.Meatless Eats will have you swearing by your healthy lifestyle, even if it's only for a single meal.
Fourteen-year-old Tomás goes with his well-off family on their usual seaside summer holiday, but he is at a stage in his life when nothing is the same. Sullenly detached from them, full of confused intimations of sexuality, he is also faced with death when his widowed aunt, who lives in the resort, is taken seriously ill.<P><P> As he becomes close to her on her deathbed he frequents the forbidden in the form of some lower-class village kids--casually transgressive boys and even more alien, sexually knowing girls--that will get him involved on the last day in a gang rape of a vulnerable girl. Though when it is his turn, Tomás only pretends to do it--enough to save face with the boys. Back in Madrid, he wrestles with guilt and confusion. He finally decides to go back secretly, alone, to find the girl and apologize for what happened, but despite the moving scene of atonement and forgiveness, ambiguity lurks even in this redemption.
Meal Deal With The Devil combines a five-song EP (including two "story songs") from the devious San Francisco Bay Area musical satirists Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits.<P><P> This read-along storybook, illustrated by Jason Chandler of Horrible Comics, is an adult version of those children's books you used to have with the record that let you know when to turn the page. The Meal Deal ebook will also magically play you three brand new & exclusive Bobby Joe Ebola tracks for bratty little monsters of all ages, as well as a two story song tracks that you can read along with! Chandler's detailed, full-color art brings the MacNuggits' wry, twisted humor to the page, an epic mashup that results in a hilarious carnival ride for the eyes and ears. This mutant offspring of comics and rock from the heroes of the underground is definitely for you, not your kiddos-and it's destined to be the kind of collector's item that won't stay on the shelf!
A step-by-step guide to creating children's books. The book covers aspects from the preliminary idea to publication, and describes how to tell a story visually, draw characters and develop settings.
This composition textbook introduces college writing in everyday language so that non-majors are more likely to actually read these chapters, understand the ideas, and then put those ideas to good use.
In this book,you will read about real-life people who have faced real-life obstacles and have found ways to motivate themselves to succeed.
Theologian, philosopher, and political radical, Martin Buber (1878-1965) was actively committed to a fundamental economic and political reconstruction of society as well as the pursuit of international peace. In his voluminous writings on Arab-Jewish relations in Palestine, Buber united his religious and philosophical teachings with his politics, which he felt were essential to a life of public dialogue and service to God. Edited with commentary by Paul Mendes-Flohr
This book presents Bob Dylan's unique literary legacy in a collection that gathers over fifty articles, poems, essays, speeches, literary criticisms, and interviews; many previously unpublished.
Discusses the evolution of European economics, politics, arts, sciences, and cultural life from the height of the industrial revolution to the First World War.
From the age of a year and a half, Helen Keller could not hear. She could not see, and she did not speak. She lived in a dark and lonely world--until Annie Sullivan came to teach her. Annie traced letters and words in Helen's hand, and made Helen realize she could "talk" to people. Eager to make up for lost time, Helen threw herself into her studies. She decided to teach others about the special training deaf and blind children need. Helen traveled all over the globe and raised money to start up schools for deaf and blind children. Her courage and her determination to help others conquer the odds against them earned her the respect and admiration of the world.
This volume brings together new work by leading philosophers on the topics of emotion and value, and explores issues at their intersection.
New York Titans' quarterback Hunter Logan is on the winning streak of his life--until he places a bet that gets traced by the mob.
One of the finest achievements of Western culture is its brilliant heritage of classical music. A Gift of Music looks at the lives of the greatest composers who have given us this heritage, and especially at how their music was shaped by their beliefs. The result is a remarkable and inspiring book, showing the importance of Christian faith for many composers, and the effect of this upon their music. But it also shows how the lack of faith has brought profound change in the meaning and form of contemporary music. Thus A Gift of Music seeks to open up a whole new world of music--to encourage listening to the finest compositions with new understanding and pleasure, and to stretch our ears and imaginations. It is a book which will be greatly appreciated by those who already love classical music, and by others who want to explore this delightful world for the first time.
The book presents the weather and water resources around the world with images and related data and readings.
Using the five principles (yama) described in the Yoga-Sutra attributed to Patanjali, Michael Stone offers a basis for rethinking ethical action and the spiritual path.
The aroma of a special bread subdues the effects of a harsh winter and draws people and animals to unite in a fabulous feast.
The book presents the diversity of life with images and related data and readings.
The original edition of this now classic work was hailed by Jacob Cohen in The Nation as "the finest one-volume interpretation of American history extant." For this Third Edition of Out of Our Past, Carl Degler has added a comprehensive new chapter on the historical development of American families, brought up to date the discussion of U.S. foreign policy, greatly expanded sections dealing with the place and history of women in our past, and made numerous changes throughout the text in light of scholarship published since the appearance of the 1970 Revised Edition.
This book is an anthology of short stories and showcases the diversity and continuing excellence of a vast and vivid literary tradition.
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