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Sometimes life is like reading a book. Days, weeks, even years just repeat themselves. . . until you turn the page. The Universe returns in this second volume of Notes from the Universe, overflowing with even more valuable reminders of the absolute power you have over your life. Whether opened at random or read from front to back, the powerful affirmations penned by author Mike Dooley will have you once again thinking positively, feeling confident, and walking the path to personal fulfillment. It's never been easier, with the inspiration and empowerment of the Universe's eternal love opening all the doors. The secret to manifesting change was unlocked in the first book of the Notes from the Universe trilogy, and the lessons continue here, drawing you ever closer to the life you always dreamed you would live.
After toiling in obscurity for years, Charles Bukowski suddenly found fame in 1967 with his autobiographical newspaper column, "Notes of a Dirty Old Man," and a book of that name in 1969. He continued writing this column, in one form or another, through the mid-1980s. More Notes of a Dirty Old Man gathers many uncollected gems from the column's twenty-year run. Drawn from ephemeral underground publications, these stories and essays haven't been seen in decades, making More a valuable addition to Bukowski's oeuvre. Filled with his usual obsessions--sex, booze, gambling--More features Bukowski's offbeat insights into politics and literature, his tortured, violent relationships with women, and his lurid escapades on the poetry reading circuit. Highlighting his versatility, the book ranges from thinly veiled autobiography to purely fictional tales of dysfunctional suburbanites, disgraced politicians, and down-and-out sports promoters, climaxing with a long, hilarious adventure among French filmmakers, "My Friend the Gambler," based on his experiences making the movie Barfly. From his lowly days at the post office through his later literary fame, More follows the entire arc of Bukowski's colorful career. Edited by Bukowski scholar David Stephen Calonne, More Notes of a Dirty Old Man features an afterword outlining the history of the column and its effect on the author's creative development. Born in Andernach, Germany in 1920, Charles Bukowski came to California at age three and spent most of his life in Los Angeles. He died in San Pedro, California, on March 9, 1994.
I crush up my pills and snort them like dust. They are my sugar. They are the sweetness in the days that have none. They drip through me like tupelo honey. Then they are gone. Then I need more. I always need more. For all of my life I have needed more. A precocious literary light, Elizabeth Wurtzel published her groundbreaking memoir of depression,Prozac Nation,at the tender age of twenty-six. A worldwide success, a cultural phenomenon, the book opened doors to a rarefied world about which Elizabeth had only dared to dream during her middle-class upbringing in New York City. But no success could staunch her continuous battle with depression. The terrible truth was that nothing had changed the emptiness inside Elizabeth. Her relationships universally failed; she was fired from every magazine job she held. Indeed, the absence of fulfillment in the wake of success became yet another seemingly insurmountable hurdle. When her doctor prescribed Ritalin to boost the effects of her antidepression medication, Elizabeth jumped. And the Ritalin worked. And worked. And worked. Within weeks, she was grinding up the pills and snorting them for a greater effect. It reached the point where she couldn't go more than five minutes without a fix. It was Ritalin, and then cocaine, and then more Ritalin. In a harrowing account, Elizabeth Wurtzel contemplates what it means to be in love with something in your blood that takes over your body, becomes the life force within you -- and could ultimately kill you. More, Now, Againis an astonishing and timely story of a new kind of addiction. But it is also a story of survival. Elizabeth Wurtzel hits rock bottom, gets clean, uses again, and finally gains control over her drug and her life. As honest as a confession and as heartfelt as a prayer,More, Now, Againrecounts a courageous fight back to a life worth living.
Ron Douglas reveals the secret recipes from America's restaurants-- The Cheesecake FactoryTM, The Olive GardenTM, P.F. Chang'sTM, Red LobsterTM, and many more--and shows readers how to make them at home for a fraction of the price.The average American family eats out three or more times per week, which translates into hundreds of dollars spent on food each month. In these hard economic times, families simply can't afford to keep paying these high prices. And Ron Douglas has spent the past five years of his life ensuring that we won't have to. With the help of a test kitchen and more than 45,000 tasters, he uncovered the carefully guarded recipes of the most popular meals at restaurants across the country. With his easy-to-follow steps, families can now enjoy the meals they love most at a price they can actually afford. KFC's Famous Fried Chicken, Chili's Southwest Chicken Chili, Olive Garden's Breadsticks, and Cheesecake Factory's Oreo Cheesecake are just a few of the many famous and delicious recipes included. And because each recipe has been tested by Ron's incredible network of tens of thousands of testers, they are indistinguishable from the originals. These best-kept secrets can save you thousands of dollars a year and will put delicious meals on the table that the whole family will enjoy.
A little girl uses sorting and classifying skills to tackle the huge mess in her room. Includes related activities and games.
This is a book in rhyme with the following plot: Grown-ups say the strangest things! Give me a hand ... hold your tongue ... scream your lungs out ... What's a kid to do if he wants to keep his body parts in place? Well, one thing is certain, he'll have to be creative. If you want to keep your heart from breaking, just make sure it's protected by tying a pillow around your chest. Want to keep your hands attached? Simply - stick them on with gloves and lots of glue. Just be careful not to laugh your head off. This book contains picture descriptions.
This reader provides a wealth of political and diplomatic primary source documents, many selections illustrated with photographs. Influential and famous readings include the Gettysburg Address, Earl Warren's opinion in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, and the writings of Upton Sinclair. Headnotes place the document in historical context and Questions to Consider get students thinking. The Seventh Edition includes new readings from social, economic, and cultural history; a greater diversity of voices; and nine new chapters.
From the book: If there is enough power in one crumb to heal a sick daughter... If there is enough power in one crumb from past experience to make the tormenting demons take flight... If there was enough power in one crumb to cause Him to remain in His place and dispatch wholeness from Heaven... If there was enough power in one Crumb for an outcast Gentile woman to receive a "whatever you want is yours"... How much more power must there be in the whole loaf and permanent presence that belongs to the children of God today? T.F. Tenney has downloaded from the archives of Heaven timeless truths that transcend the artificial explanations of spiritual realities presented in too many pulpits of today. More Power to You picks up the baton where Secret Sources of Power left off with more paradoxical presentations of kingdom truths. The power of the crumb, the power of the whisper, and the power of the clay are just some of the delectable delights served up by this patriarch in the faith. Here is fresh food from an ancient pantry that will satisfy the hunger of your heart and empower you for your own spiritual journey.
Most managers, supervisors, and team leaders realize the importance of team-building, but just can't seem to find the time in their busy schedules. More Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers provides the solution! The book contains 50 all-new exercises that can be conducted in 15 minutes or less, and which require no special facilities, big expense, or previous training experience. Each activity is presented in just a few short pages with all the relevant information including a list of materials needed, the purpose of the exercise, and handy tips for success, all highlighted for easy reference. Readers will find fun and effective activities for: * building new teams and helping teams with new members * finding creative ways to work together and solve problems * increasing and improving communication * keeping competition healthy and productive within the team * dealing with change and its effects: anger, fear, frustration * and more. The book also includes special guidance for "virtual teams," whose members are in different locations but must work as a unit. For anyone charged with the task of bringing teams together, this book is the answer.
In My Introduction to Soviet Science Fiction, the first book in this series, I divided the development of American science fiction into three stages. I won't repeat the line of argument here, but I will list the three stages once more.Stage One: Adventure dominant Stage Two: Technology dominant Stage Three: Sociology dominant
Wonderfully written explanations behind many of our most treasured Christmas traditions. Delightful insights into the origins of 31 lasting Christmas favorites.
"Reflecting incidents true to children (making a bet with a friend, sending a message in a bottle, attempting to be brave), these stories are the sort that will make children ask for more."--School Library Journal,starred review From the Trade Paperback edition.
Are you the kind of person who always figures out the answers to puzzles or to mysteries? If you are, then this book will challenge you to think harder than you have ever before. Master storyteller George Shannon spins fifteen different- and ancient- tales. Each of the tales is really a riddle to be solved by a clever detective who knows how to pay attention to details and think problems through.
Straw bale houses are easy to build, affordable, super energy efficient, environmentally friendly, attractive, and can be designed to match the builder's personal space needs, esthetics and budget. Despite mushrooming interest in the technique, however, most straw bale books focus on "selling" the dream of straw bale building, but don't adequately address the most critical issues faced by bale house builders. Moreover, since many developments in this field are recent, few books are completely up to date with the latest techniques.More Straw Bale Building is designed to fill this gap. A completely rewritten edition of the 20,000-copy best--selling original, it leads the potential builder through the entire process of building a bale structure, tackling all the practical issues: finding and choosing bales; developing sound building plans; roofing; electrical, plumbing, and heating systems; building code compliance; and special concerns for builders in northern climates. New material includes:more extensive sections on electric wiring and plumbingupdated sections on bale finishes and finishinga section on prefabricated straw bale wallsa wider selection of case studies, photographs and illustrationsa section on common mistakesbudgeting for low-, medium- and high-cost projects, and new testing data that is in no other straw bale book.Down-to earth and complete, More Straw Bale Building makes the remarkable benefits of straw bale building available in the most comprehensive and practical book on the subject to date.Chris Magwood and Peter Mack are professional straw bale house builders and consultants who have constructed over 40 straw bale structures and have taught workshops and seminars in several countries. Chris is editor of The Last Straw Journal, an international quarterly devoted to straw-bale building, and the coauthor of Straw Bale Details: A Manual for Designers and Builders (New Society Publishers, 2003).
More Surprises: 15 More Great Stories With Surprise Endings, With Exercises for Comprehension and Enrichmentby Burton Goodman
Motivate students with high-interest fiction from master authors. Motivate struggling readers with high-interest stories at ten reading levels. Improve vocabulary and comprehension skills. Encourage writing in response to reading One of our classic best-sellers,Goodman's Five-Star Stories, supplementsany literature curriculum stands on its own by providing interesting fiction at just the right reading levels. Adapted well-known short stories by traditional authors and newer multicultural authors entice even struggling readers with tales of adventure, derring-do, and surprise. Vocabulary in context, cloze passages, and critical thinking exercises help readers improve their understanding of the narrative text.
The visual way to advance your jewelry makingUnlike other crafts that focus on a fairly narrow range of techniques and materials, jewelry making is very broad; the techniques encompass everything from bead stringing to metal stamping to working with different types of clay. More Teach Yourself VISUALLY Jewelry Making picks up where Teach Yourself VISUALLY Jewelry Making & Beading leaves off and gives you even more techniques to create new types of jewelry.Beginning with a concise overview of jewelry making tools and essential techniques, the book gives you technique-specific chapters covering: designing with chain, basic metal work, metal cold connections, sculpting with metal clay, embellishing metal, using adhesives, and working with resin, glaze, and leather. Plus, a chapter of example projects gives you instruction for making 11 unique pieces to add to your jewelry collection.Step-by-step instructions are accompanied by clear, detailed photosFeatures a collection of appealing patterns using the techniques describedOther titles by Chris Franchetti Michaels: Teach Yourself VISUALLY Jewelry Making & Beading, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Beadwork, Beading VISUAL Quick Tips, and Wire Jewelry VISUAL Quick TipsIf you're a beginning to intermediate jewelry maker looking to add up-to-the-minute techniques to your repertoire, More Teach Yourself VISUALLY Jewelry Making has you covered.
More than a Convenient Marriage? It started with a signature Rich, powerful, with a beautiful wife, Greek shipping magnate Gideon Vozaras has it all. Except, his perfect life is a facade.... Gideon can't afford the public scrutiny of divorce, but if his past has taught him anything it's to fight dirty to keep what's his! No Longer Forbidden? The limits of his control Rowan O'Brien is the only woman ever to have tempted Nicodemus Marcussen's steely control-but she was always forbidden. Years later, tragedy brings Rowan back into Nic's life-and when deeply buried secrets begin to surface, they are forced to confront their darkest desires!
LOVE OR FAMILY LOYALTY? Liberty Beckett was so used to watching longtime crush Deacon McCrea ride at her family's Reckless, Arizona, arena, she nearly forgot the handsome cowboy was an attorney. But it won't be hard to remember now that Deacon is representing her father in the legal battle dividing the Beckett clan and threatening the Easy Money Rodeo Arena. This case is Deacon's chance to clear his name in Reckless. He didn't anticipate the powerful effect Liberty would have on him. Their attraction is undeniable...and a huge conflict of interest. To save his career and Liberty's relationship with her family, Deacon knows he needs to avoid Liberty. But what a man needs and what he wants are two very different things....
A man with a missionA Cajun cowboy with a pistol, a cell phone-and a bloodhound who's scared of cows? What's wrong with this picture? In fact, the cowboy's more than a cowboy. Adam Dubois is an undercover detective who's come to the high country to protect an endangered species. His mission: catch a mysterious lynx poacher.A woman with a secretTess Tankersly has a saddlebag of frozen chickens and two hungry cats to feed. But if she's caught aiding and abetting lynx, her family and friends-cattlemen all-will see her as a traitor. She's walking a fine line between her passion for protecting wildcats and her loyalty to the people she loves.What happens when Tess and Adam meet?The sparks fly, that's what! Despite her secret and his disguise, those sparks of attraction catch. Some fires are meant to burn....
Spiritual mentoring, or discipleship, is a relational process that requires people to become actively involved in their faith. Authentic discipleship is about developing a caring concern and a genuine love for others through modeling Christlike attitudes and behavior in the context of relational environments. It starts with relationship. Because it all starts with the individual, we must see one-on-one discipleship as the primary objective to begin the revolution. In More Than a Fisherman, Dr. Jim Grassi provides guidance for men who desire to mentor others or to be mentored, using Jesus and the twelve disciples as a model. Designed to be used as a companion to The Spiritual Mentor and Building a Ministry of Spiritual Mentoring, this manual is for use during times of mentoring and suggests types of exercises and activities two men can do together.Features include:Fishing theme, including information on how the disciples fishedArchaeological facts with illustrations and photographs of fishing artifactsActivity suggestions for mentoring sessions
"I will consider doing the campaign-seriously consider it-if you sleep with me."When Ross Bennett has the not-so-enjoyable pleasure of hearing those words come out of his mouth, he realises he must have left his pants in charge. Because the woman sitting opposite him may be seriously gorgeous, but this is serious business-not some sleazy backroom deal! Until Ally floors him by agreeing to his terms....Ally Jones may find Ross utterly irresistible, but that can wait: she has a thing or two to teach him first! Her first lesson? Everything comes to those who wait....
Today's National Football League is more successful, more exciting, and more popular than ever. But the game in the twenty-first century is also ruled by a constant quest for more money. Super Bowl-winning head coach Brian Billick's More Than a Game examines how the relentless competition off the field affects the game on the field, and what it means for the future of America's most popular sport. One of the NFL's most successful leaders, Billick coached the Baltimore Ravens from 1999 to 2007, leading his team to victory in Super Bowl XXXV in 2001. With nearly two decades in the league, and now a Fox game analyst and NFL Network contributor, Billick has experienced the league's enormous pressure to win as well as seen what happens to those who don't. Following the 2007 season, he took a step back from the coaching life and decided to spend a season examining the game he loved so much from other perspectives. Collaborating with Michael MacCambridge (whose book America's Game is regarded as the definitive modern history of the NFL), he delved into the NFL from every possible angle, spending time with people at every level of the game. More Than a Game explains how the spectacle that dominates fall weekends in America works, and why it has served all of football's interest groups -- owners players, and fans alike -- so well over the years. We get a glimpse of the changing profile and increased influence of the league's owners. We come to better understand the pressure that players are under to perform for their team and for themselves and their future contracts. We see the challenge facing NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who must balance the concerns of owners, players, sponsors, the league's television network "partners," and the fans, whose devotion and dollars make the entire enterprise possible. Along the way, we see how the financial forces are exerting themselves on every level, working their way into the essence of the game itself. Billick takes the measure of new offensive and defensive strategies, explains refined scouting and team-building methods, and focuses on the elusive quest for the franchise quarterback that can make or break careers. Packed with the privileged knowledge that comes from a true NFL insider, More Than a Game is more than a look inside the complex system that is pro football. It's an attempt to understand why the game is so compelling, and what it will take to keep it that way. Complete with important developments in the 2009 off-season, the book stands as an absolute must-read for NFL fans.
"More than a Hobby" takes readers inside the mind of a low-key, likable Oklahoma entrepreneur who has created a unique shopping experience. How did his company go from a $600 loan to $1. 3 billion in annual sales in just thirty-one years-especially when he wasn't groomed for this work either by heritage or by education? Green was willing to go against the tide, allowing faith to play a huge part in the business. "More Than a Hobby" describes how this wildly successful business was built not on business-school theory, but on the founder's own experience as a grassroots store manager.
As Leanne adjusts to life in Arizona, she discovers that she enjoys helping children with special needs, develops a special relationship with a horse, and has her first romance with a boy.
For seven centuries Noah Fielding had kept his secret, switching identities, staying one step ahead of those who would exploit him. But a chance meeting with a woman on the run changed everything. Olivia Stapler made Noah feel emotions he'd thought long dead, made him yearn for a chance at real life. He knew taking Olivia back to his secret enclave as his wife would be dangerous. In fact, Noah had given his pursuers the perfect weapon. Using Olivia to get to him, they would stop at nothing to gain the secret of his longevity. Even if they had to harm the only woman he loved to get it. . . .