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This guide outlines a process for recent retirees or those thinking about retiring. Using many self-assessment tools, Borchard guides them through considerations of their vision, goals, identity, and values, to help them decide on how they can use their talents after retirement, where best to retire, how to live a meaningful life, and how to improve relationships during this period. He does not discuss retirement planning. Borchard, a counselor who works with adults to identify their passions and develop the stages of their lives, is a former college educator and active organizational consultant specializing in career management coaching. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Nothing compares to The Joy of SexSince 1972, more than 8 million people have come to this wise, witty, and uninhibited bestselling guide to lovemaking and found all they wanted to know about achieving greater sexual satisfaction. They have discovered how sex can be playful and imaginative, erotic and passionate, pleasurable and exhilarating. Now, with this fully revised 30th anniversary edition, The Joy of Sex promises to captivate an entirely new generation of readers. Beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated, The Joy of Sex provides a fresh view of sexuality in the 21st century. Filled with provocative illustrations and 16 pages of new full-color photography, the updated text continues to discuss a wide range of subjects in practical detail while still maintaining Dr. Alex Comfort's no-nonsense yet fun approach to matters of the libido. The Joy of Sex remains the most comprehensive sex manual on the market. From current concerns about health and practicing responsible sex to the risks presented by AIDS and other venereal diseases, Dr. Comfort contends with every aspect of our sexual territory. Above all, this remarkable book emphasizes the importance of a happy and relaxed sexuality in our lives.Now more than ever, The Joy of Sex is for people who want to make their lovemaking richer and more exciting. Complete with elegant photographs and superb drawings that capture in full, frank detail the intimacy of the act of love, it is undoubtedly a contemporary classic.
When you hear the word "quickies," do you think of squeezing into the backseat or sharing a shower? If so, you've got a lot to learn--and this isn't the sex ed you learned in school. Forget the old standbys you've been frequenting since you first started getting frisky. This book puts you on top of your game with 150 unique, adrenaline-pumping locations guaranteed to please. From getting it on at the grocery store to knocking boots on a Ferris wheel, this irresistible sex guide will tell you not only where to seal the deal, but also how to do t without getting caught. The Joy of the Quickie: Why wait until later when you can do it now?
In this exquisite new novel by bestselling writer Elizabeth Berg, a young woman falls in love -- and learns how sorrow can lead to an understanding of joy. Katie, the narrator, has relocated to Missouri with her distant, occasionally abusive father, and she feels very much alone: her much-loved mother is dead; her new school is unaccepting of her; and her only friends fall far short of being ideal companions. When she accidentally falls through the ice while skating, she meets Jimmy. He is handsome, far older than she, and married, but she is entranced. As their relationship unfolds, so too does Katie's awareness of the pain and intensity first love can bring. Beautifully written in Berg's irresistible voice,Joy Schoolportrays the soaring happiness of real love, the deep despair one can feel when it goes unrequited, and the stubbornness of hope that will not let us let go. Here also is recognition that love can come in many forms and offer many different things.Joy Schoolilluminates, too, how the things that hurt the most can sometimes teach us the lessons that really matter. AboutDurable Goods, Elizabeth Berg's first novel, Andre Dubus said, "Elizabeth Berg writes with humor and a big heart about resilience, loneliness, love and hope. And the transcendence that redeems." The same will be said ofJoy School, Elizabeth Berg's most luminous novel to date.
"Is there some long-lost hope that you just cannot forget? God often comes through these thoughts. It is God at work in you." "Track what we call our good fortune and we shall see God clearly in our lives," says the Reverend Gardner C. Taylor in his message. He asked the question "Did you ever sit among your family and, strangely, feel a thankfulness which made you somewhat shamefacedly brush a tear away? You heard the angels sing!" "Christmas is a time of establishing and celebrating many traditions," begins the Reverend Paula White in her reflection. This is but a sampling of dozens of messages on the true meaning of Christmas included in this first book to celebrate the spirituality of Christmas by bringing together a diverse collection of messages from Christian leaders from across the country. Contributors to this collection represent congregations from Hawaii to New York to Atlanta and all the regions surrounding and in between. These inspirational words are from men and women who minister to and console young and old from all walks of life and who reflect the range of ethnicities and Christian religious traditions that characterizes America today. This timeless treasure trove of inspiration and teaching has something for everyone and is the perfect gift for the season of giving. Joy to the World shares the spirit of Christmas throughout the year.
Yongey Mingyur is one of the most celebrated among the new generation of Tibetan meditation masters, whose teachings have touched people of all faiths around the world. His first book, The Joy of Living, was a New York Times bestseller hailed as "compelling, readable, and informed" (Buddhadharma) and praised by Richard Gere, Lou Reed, and Julian Schnabel for its clarity, wit, and unique insight into the relationship between science and Buddhism.His new book, Joyful Wisdom, addresses the timely and timeless problem of anxiety in our everyday lives. "From the 2,500-year-old perspective of Buddhism," Yongey Mingyur writes, "every chapter in human history could be described as an 'age of anxiety.' The anxiety we feel now has been part of the human condition for centuries." So what do we do? Escape or succumb? Both routes inevitably lead to more complications and problems in our lives. "Buddhism," he says, "offers a third option. We can look directly at the disturbing emotions and other problems we experience in our lives as stepping-stones to freedom. Instead of rejecting them or surrendering to them, we can befriend them, working through them to reach an enduring authentic experience of our inherent wisdom, confidence, clarity, and joy."Divided into three parts like a traditional Buddhist text, Joyful Wisdom identifies the sources of our unease, describes methods of meditation that enable us to transform our experience into deeper insight, and applies these methods to common emotional, physical, and personal problems. The result is a work at once wise, anecdotal, funny, informed, and graced with the author's irresistible charm.From the Hardcover edition.
Nina and her mother Joyce are always on the move. They own nothing and they don't stay anywhere for long. As Nina begins to yearn for a settled life and lasting friendships, Joyce begins to move at a more frantic pace. Will Nina ever get the stability she craves?
Cellist Pablo Casals shares his life story, his beliefs and reflections on music.
In Butterfly Meadow, colorful butterflies dance through the air, glowworms inch through the grass, and bumblebees buzz around every flower. It's a place where friendships and adventures take flight!A rainbow leads Dazzle and her friends to Bluebell Wood. There, they meet a feisty butterfly named Joy. But when they accidentally upset a nest of angry hornets, the butterflies are in trouble! Will Joy come to the rescue?
Joy has a great idea to help inspire people.
"New York Times"-bestselling author and "Today" show nutritionist Bauer offers "The LIFE Diet," a revolutionary weight loss plan to help readers get healthy and lose weight quickly.
A business powerhouse and mother of four who has led America's most popular magazines -- including Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Us Weekly, and Star -- to record successes, Bonnie Fuller has, until now, been an immensely private person. But in The Joys of Much Too Much, she shares an unthinkable secret: the key to happiness is not a balanced life but one that is maxed out with a career, romance, and family. Not only can you have it all, but you shouldn't settle for anything less. In The Joys of Much Too Much she provides a blueprint for having everything you want personally and professionally -- even if you're afraid you don't have what it takes. For the first time, Fuller tells with astonishing candor what it was like to be an awkward, shy girl from a middle-class Jewish family who learned through hard-won successes and painful failures how to invent the over-the-top life she wanted. Using personal anecdotes from her home and professional lives, Fuller describes the unusual coping methods that have made her happily unbalanced life work for her (hint: check your lettuce in the coatroom). In this straight-shooting, inspiring how-to, Fuller shows readers how to turn negatives into positives, squeeze the very most out of every chaotic minute, and embrace the unknown. The Joys of Much Too Much will lead you to envision more for yourself, go for it -- and then get it.
A lethal joyride into today's new breed of technogeeks, Coupland's forthcoming novel updates Microserfs for the age of Google.Ethan Jarlewski and five co-workers whose names start with J are bureaucratically marooned in jPod. jPod is a no-escape architectural limbo on the fringes of a massive Vancouver game design company.The six workers daily confront the forces that define our era: global piracy, boneheaded marketing staff, people smuggling, the rise of China, marijuana grow ops, Jeff Probst, and the ashes of the 1990s financial tech dream. jPod's universe is amoral and shameless. The characters are products of their era even as they're creating it. Everybody in Ethan's life inhabits a moral grey zone. Nobody is exempt, not even his seemingly straitlaced parents or Coupland himself, as readers will see.Full of word games, visual jokes and sideways jabs, this book throws a sharp, pointed lawn dart into the heart of contemporary life. jPod is Douglas Coupland at the top of his game.Excerpt from jPod:I slunk into the BoardX meeting where Steve, Gord-O, and staff from the loftiest perches of the food chain were still trying to nail the essence of Jeff the Charismatic Turtle. Prototype turtle sketches were pinned onto a massive cork wall, all of them goofy and teensploitational: sunglasses, baggy pants and (dear God) a terry-cloth sweatband."Does Jeff the Turtle follow players around the entire time they manipulate their third person?""Almost. Like Watson is to Sherlock Holmes.""Can you imagine how annoying that would be?""Maybe the buddy isn't such a good idea."Steve squashed that hope. "It's going to be a buddy. Players will love it.""It's really Poochie-Joins-Itchy-and-Scratchy.""How am I ever going to look somebody who plays Tony Hawk games in the face again?""Isn't our turtle supposed to be a bit more studly?""Turtles aren't studly by nature.""What about the turtle they used in the 1950s to pimp the atomic weapons program? He was kind of studly.""No he wasn't and, besides, he's dead.""What?""Dead. Hanged himself from the side of his posh midtown Manhattan terrarium. Left a note saying he couldn't handle the shame of what he'd done. Wrote it on a piece of Bibb lettuce."From the Hardcover edition.
<p>Would you like to build one mobile web application that works on iPad and Kindle Fire as well as iPhone and Android smartphones? This introductory guide to jQuery Mobile shows you how. Through a series of hands-on exercises, you’ll learn the best ways to use this framework’s many interface components to build customizable, multiplatform apps. You don’t need any programming skills or previous experience with jQuery to get started.</p>
<p>With the jQuery UI library, you can apply the power and standards of jQuery to user interface design, complete with interactive elements, animation, and themeable widgets. This concise, code-heavy guide demonstrates how to harness interactive features that HTML5 lacks, including tabs, accordions, and dialog boxes. You’ll also learn how to program common but complex tasks, such as managing drag and drop and autocomplete, that make it easier for users to interact with your site.</p>
Although he tries to do exactly as his mother tells him, foolish Juan Bobo keeps getting things all wrong.
The daughter of Mexican farm workers is expelled from high school, but she fights the discriminatory treatment and returns determined to finish school.
When U.S. Secretary of War Duncan Campbell and his family are kidnapped by vicious Guatemalan guerrillas, their only hope is U.S. Marshal John McCain. The kidnappers want their countrymen freed from a New Orleans jail, or the hostages will die--unless McCain and his men can get the Campbells safely out of a secluded Mexican hideout guarded by rooftop snipers, angry Dobermans, and two dozen very bad hombres led by bloodthirsty killer Josè Gristo. Even then, McCain will need every bit of his brains, brawn, and firepower to escort the Campbells by stagecoach all the way to Juarez--with the ferocious Guatemalans breathing down his neck.
Historical novel exploring the struggles of a Black family freed from slavery in Civil War era Georgia..
The lake held special memories of her times with Jeff. Here they had spent hours talking, feeding the swans, and skipping pebbles across the smooth surface, creating circles within circles. One afternoon in particular Faith remembered. Jeff had kissed her. It was their first real kiss. In it were all Faith's dreams, her longings, her hopes, her loyalty and love. "Don't ever stop believing in me," Jeff begged. "I promise, I never will," she had whispered. Did Jeff remember that day? For Faith, that day, that kiss, that promise were a treasured memory, cherished as a special bond between them of mutual trust and love. Could he have forgotten? It was to be a very special summer, the summer of Queen Victoria's Jubilee, the sixtieth year of the English monarch's reign. It was the summer Faith Devlin had looked forward to with great anticipation--the pressures of her debutante year were over, Jeff Montrose was back in London, and her American cousins were coming for a family reunion at the beautiful country estate of Birchfields. It was the summer of unexpected encounters and romantic enterprises -- but it was not to be the summer of Faith Devlin's dreams. . .
The Cowboy Takes a Bride: Any contemporary romance reader can tell you, cowboys are hot! And no one is hotter than Joe Daniels, the sexy ranch-hand hero of Lori Wilde's The Cowboy Takes a Bride. The first book in Wilde's exciting series set in Jubilee, Texas--a small town full of horses, cowboys, and more romance than you can shake a stick at--The Cowboy Takes a Bride is the kind of western-set love story that bestselling romance authors Linda Lael Miller and Kat Martin are famous for. Readers who love books by Susan Wiggs, Susan Mallery, and Sherryl Woods will fall passionately in love with cowboy Joe as he and a beautiful failed wedding planner try to make a go at a falling down ranch and find that their hearts are leading them straight to the altar. The Cowboy and the Princess: Welcome back to Jubilee, Texas, where New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde romantically pairs a beautifully princess with Texas royalty: a rugged, totally hot, real-live cowboy! Wilde's Jubilee novels celebrate homespun, small-town love--a treat for readers of the contemporary romance fiction of Sherryl Woods, Susan Wiggs and Susan Mallery--and her sexy cowboy heroes are sure to make Linda Lael Miller fans swoon. Nobody can resist these handsome, muscular, outdoorsy American icons, especially not the royal runaway bride in The Cowboy and the Princess, who unexpectedly finds her heart's true desire in blue jeans smack-dab in the middle of America's Southwest. You won't want to miss the fireworks when these two worlds romantically collide! A Cowboy For Christmas: If you're looking for love, look no further than Jubilee, Texas! This small Western town with the big heart is the creation of New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde--and now she's giving fans of Susan Wiggs, Susan Mallery, and Sherryl Woods, and contemporary romance readers everywhere the perfect holiday gift: A Cowboy for Christmas! Wilde's third visit to Jubilee is a totally charming, utterly captivating holiday treat that combines all the elements that romance lovers love--passion, emotion, wit, warmth, family...and cowboys--as a lonely young widow raising her young son alone experiences a true Christmas miracle when a rugged, handsome stranger enters her life. Put A Cowboy for Christmas on your holiday wish list!
In a moment of ecstasy, Garnet Cameron decides to leave New York and go with Oliver Hale to the far-off place called California. Historical romance set in the 1840s.
This book explores the influence of Roman imperialism on the development of Messianic themes in Judaism in the fifth through the eight centuries CE. It pays special attention to the ways in which Roman imperial ideology and imperial eschatology influenced Jewish representations of the Messiah and Messianic age. Topics addressed in the book include: representations of the Messianic kingdom of Israel as a successor to the Roman Empire, the theme of imperial renewal in Jewish eschatology and its Roman parallels, representations of the emperor in late antique literature and art and their influence on the representations of the Messiah, the mother of the Messiah in late antique and Byzantine cultural contexts, and the figure of the last Roman Emperor in Christian and Jewish tradition.
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