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Riding Elephants: Creating Common Ground Where Contention Rules

by Peter Altschul

How can we create common ground at home, on the job, and in faith communities? How can we work together better to address those contentious culture war conflicts that divide us? By becoming better at riding our quirky feelings elephants through marshalling our less quirky thoughts. This concept is explored through brief essays on topics ranging from family life, organization behavior, and music, to Christianity, public policy, and politics. These essays focus on lessons drawn from the author's experiences interviewing for jobs, raising stepchildren, playing music, training New York City taxi drivers, watching sports, shepherding dogs, finding common ground on abortion, leading diversity programs, and loving his wife. They suggest that common ground does exist if we can find the patience, skill, and grace to create it.

I Am One of a Kind

by Aaliyah Wilson

I Am One of a Kind reminds us of the importance of loving who you are, believing in yourself, respecting others, and being kind to one another. Through beautiful illustrations, I Am One of a Kind inspires young readers to be proud of who they are. It also touches on the universal themes of friendship, kindess and empathy. Growing up can be a difficult time for kids, this book will help your children explore their deepest feelings, accept their unique qualities and will foster personal growth and self-accpetance. It will give your kids assurance that they are deeply loved, talented, unique and enough.

Solution-Focused School Counseling: The Missing Manual

by Russell A. Sabella

What would a more comprehensive, practical, and customized solution-focused brief counseling (SFBC) book look like for school counselors if it were available today? Solution-Focused School Counseling: The Missing Manual is what I pictured when I imagined the answer to that hypothetical question. Although helpful to other professionals such as social workers, clinical mental health counselors, and couples counselors, this book was written just for you, the school counselor. <P><P> After reading Solution-Focused School Counseling: The Missing Manual, you will have a clearer understanding of the ins and outs of the SFBC approach. You'll be better able to picture how the model works across different parts of your job, with all kids, and among various issues. You will also be better equipped to navigate the common sticking points that some counselors experience. <P><P> First, you will learn about the principles, guidelines, and techniques of solution-focused brief counseling. Then, you will discover practical ways you can use the SFBC model in different areas such as: Advising and Career Counseling Classroom Lessons Conflict Resolution Individual Counseling Leadership Parent Conferences Peer Helping Play Counseling Program Development Small Group Counseling Supervision Teacher Consultation and Support<P><P> You'll also learn how to collect solution-focused data, adapt teaching activities for the classroom, and integrate SFBC with other approaches such as rational-emotive behavior therapy, reality therapy, and behavior modification. The Missing Manual also includes several authentic transcripts that demonstrate the methods in different situations. From understanding solution-focused brief counseling to applying it throughout your program, this book gives you detailed information to get yourself to the next level. <P><P> Both in-service practitioners and pre-service graduate students will find Solution-Focused School Counseling: The Missing Manual an excellent resource for becoming a solution-focused school counselor.

Heart Bones

by Colleen Hoover

Life and a dismal last name are the only two things Beyah Grim's parents ever gave her. After carving her path all on her own, Beyah is well on her way to bigger and better things, thanks to no one but herself. With only two short months separating her from the future she's built and the past she desperately wants to leave behind, an unexpected death leaves Beyah with no place to go during the interim. Forced to reach out to her last resort, Beyah has to spend the remainder of her summer on a peninsula in Texas with a father she barely knows. Beyah's plan is to keep her head down and let the summer slip by seamlessly, but her new neighbor Samson throws a wrench in that plan. Samson and Beyah have nothing in common on the surface. She comes from a life of poverty and neglect; he comes from a family of wealth and privilege. But one thing they do have in common is that they're both drawn to sad things. Which means they're drawn to each other. With an almost immediate connection too intense for them to continue denying, Beyah and Samson agree to stay in the shallow end of a summer fling. What Beyah doesn't realize is that a rip current is coming, and it's about to drag her heart out to sea. "This book deserves a whole galaxy of stars, but alas, five is all I can give." -Shades of Rebecca

No White Knight

by Nicole Snow

From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Nicole Snow comes a new small-town standalone romance loaded with hilarious banter, suspense, and enemies-to-lovers heat. Gorgeous devil. Hate-worthy. Instant enemy. What's a girl to do when the man she can't stand plays hero? It's fitting that his name's a four-letter word. Holt Silverton had me spoiling for a fight the second we met. He actually thought I'd sell my ranch—to him—in what universe? Oh, I know his reputation. It's mud here in little old Heart's Edge. He can spare me his pretty words and Hercules good looks. I'd rather chew nails than get roped up in anything with him. I ain't giving up my home, my inheritance, or my horses. Not even if I desperately need the cash when trouble comes calling. But there are two things I didn't count on. Holt's as stubborn as a bull. He's also hiding a rough and tumble country boy behind that big city suit. Everything flips upside down the day he says he'll help save my land. Lucky me. I can't let anybody uncover the secret on my property. Not even gorgeous stallions turning I-hate-you into what-are-we-doing. The way Holt kisses proves he's no white knight. Do I dare let a dark knight in? A rogue of a man plays for keeps when he collides with a determined small-town firecracker. A bantery enemies-to-lovers thriller. Full-length standalone romance novel with all the Hell Yeah Happily Ever Afters.

Cursed Prince

by C. N. Crawford

My heart hasn't beat in a 1,000 years. I haven't uttered a word in prison, and the guards keep their distance. If they get too close, they die - until at last, my magic binds my soul to another. <p><p> Unfortunately, the person destined to save me is a night elf - the enemy of my kind. And yet, when I see her in the cell across from mine, an ember starts to burn in my chest. When we escape together down the palace walls, it’s almost like I can feel again. <p><p> As we journey to find the magic that will save us both, attraction simmers between us. But I keep my secrets close. Because, if she finds out what I am, she will find a way to kill me, even if it means sacrificing herself to do it.

Once Bitten (Shadow Guild: The Rebel)

by Linsey Hall

Vampires aren't real, right? <p><p> People say I'm a weirdo. Sure, my idea of a party is a mini box of wine and hanging out with a feral raccoon, but it works for me. <p><p> When I’m accused of murder, things get crazy. One, I learn that I have magic. Two, there’s a secret magical city hidden right in London itself. And three, my only hope is a vampire who’s sexy as sin and scary as the devil himself. He's called the Devil of Darkvale, and he all but owns Guild City. <p><p> Some say I should just quit and turn myself in. Not a chance. I’m going to solve this murder myself, which means surviving in a new world of witch parties, magical guilds, and a vampire with a tortured past. The vampire and I are like colliding stars, and the heat is irresistible. I should avoid him, but if I want to save my own life, he’s my only hope.

Inside My Outside: An Independent Mind in a Dependent Body

by Sara Pyszka

Upon meeting Sara Pyszka, most people think they know what it's like to be her, regardless of what they actually know about her. They see her wheelchair. They see the computer attached to her chair. They may or may not see the bands that hold her arms down, or the buttons on either side of her head rest. They see, and probably speak with, whichever personal assistant is accompanying her that day. They see her, yes, but this doesn't mean they know anything about her. Few people can accurately imagine what it's like to be completely nonverbal, to be unable to walk or use their hands. They don't actually know what it's like to rely on strangers to get them out of bed and ready for the day, to feed them, to bathe them. Inside My Outside: An Independent Mind in a Dependent Body provides an in-depth look into the life of a young woman with cerebral palsy who cannot walk or talk but who uses an electronic device for communication. This memoir covers three full days, from morning to night, in Sara Pyszka's life, providing glimpses of past relationships, friendships, schooling, and outrageous stories about the challenges of hiring, firing, and working with personal care assistants. Sara even takes it a step further by providing the occasional comparison between her life and what she imagines life would be like if she did not have a disability.

Perfect Distraction

by Allison Ashley

Lauren Taylor isn't thinking about love, especially not with the impossibly attractive man she accidentally spilled coffee all over. He's out of her league and she's focused on finishing her oncology pharmacy residency. She's sworn off men who are too handsome for their own good, anyway. Andrew Bishop can't stop thinking about the gorgeous redhead who crashed into him and then disappeared, even though he should have way more on his mind - like dealing with his Hodgkin Lymphoma diagnosis and finishing out his last year in law school. When Andrew and Lauren run into each other at the cancer center where she's working and he's being treated, they try to keep it professional. They can be friends, and nothing more. But sometimes life has other plans...

A String of Stories: From the Heart to the Future

by Ann Chiappetta

A demon deer and a ghost cat. Sibling rivalry and sexual awakening. Self-image and self-confidence. The chance for an offworlder to breathe free at last on a new planet. Those are just some of the diverse themes of these remarkable stories. Some endings are happy, some are sad, and some are intriguingly open-ended. But once you step inside the author’s world, you cannot emerge unmoved.

Against Oneness Pentecostalism: An Exegetical-Theological Critique

by Michael Burgos

Oneness Pentecostalism constitutes one of the world's largest non-trinitarian expressions of Christianity. While many studies have been written to provide a critique of other heterodox Christian groups (e.g., Jehovah's Witnesses, the LDS Church), there is a general lack of careful scholarship examining the theological claims of Oneness Pentecostals. <p><p> Now revised, updated, and expanded, Against Oneness Pentecostalism (3rd Edition) is a thoroughly researched critique of Oneness Pentecostalism. With scholarly precision, Michael Burgos has provided an incisive evaluation of Oneness exegesis and theology while accurately representing the teachings of Oneness Pentecostals.

Suckerpunch (Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja #12)

by Marcus Emerson Noah Child

Chase Cooper here with another crazy week at my school! Gavin is back for fun and Christopher Moss is back for revenge in what might be the most stressful week of my life! A mystery kid named Anonymoose has started posting pictures of ninjas all over the place and promises to reveal the identity of their leader - ME - on Friday at a school dance that Zoe's been planning! Everybody, including Brody Valentine, wants to help me stop Anonymoose, but I'm pretty sure I can handle it myself. Well, at least, I HOPE I can handle it myself.

On Air: My 50-year Love Affair With Radio

by Stephen White Peter Casey Jordan Rich

In his book, ON AIR: My 50-Year Love Affair with Radio, Jordan Rich talks candidly about his experiences behind the microphone, from his college days to his years with WBZ. We meet those who mentored him as he touches on his love of theatre and music, the mercurial world of radio employment (and unemployment), the support and love of his family, and one key friendship as rock-solid as Mt. Rushmore. He talks about creating a small voice-over recording business, entertaining for years on the road, and valuable life lessons learned in and out of the studio. There is also a revealing look at what it’s been like to interview some of the biggest stars to come through Boston over the years. At times, the story becomes personal. Jordan shares insight into the demons that nearly derailed his career, as well as personal tragedies he was forced to overcome. But in the end, those challenges only helped to strengthen his love affair with radio that still exists today. He hopes this short memoir will offer a lesson or two and some inspiration for any up and coming broadcaster out there!

Intermediate First Year Telugu Textbook - Telangana Board

by Acharya Banna Ilaiah

This is the presecribed text book for Telugu - Second language for the first year students of Telananaga board, Telugu Medium

The Other Side of the Door

by Lillian O'Donnell

[Back of Dust Jacket] Gary's first concern was to stop the phone ringing so it wouldn't disturb Lurene. He did that by picking it up right away. "Reissig," he whispered as she stirred beside him. "This is Alyssa Hanriot, Detective Reissig. I'm sorry to disturb you but..." "What is it, Miss Hanriot? What's happened?" Suddenly, Alyssa was embarrassed. Nothing had happened to warrant waking this man in the middle of the night. "I got a phone call a few minutes ago." "You mean like the other one?" "Yes. Except this time I know who it was." He had been clinging to sleep, but now he cast off the last warm tendrils and, swinging his legs over the side of the bed, sat up. Behind him, Lurene muttered, "Can't you take your conversation into another room?" And turned over. "Sh ..." He motioned for silence as he continued. "You recognized his voice?" "No, he told me who he was. He's out after only twenty months. The sentence was from five to fifteen years. How could he get out in such a short time? How is that possible?" "You mean out of jail?" Gary clenched the receiver so hard his knuckles whitened. "Who are you talking about? Who just got out of jail?" "Will you please go and conduct your interrogation somewhere else?" his wife asked him. "In a minute." He patted her shoulder, but his attention was with the woman on the phone. "Miss Hanriot, you're not in the hospital now; you're home, right? Okay, you stay there. I'm on my way." He hung up, jumped to his feet, and headed for his closet. "Now what?" Lurene demanded. "Where are you going?" "To work. ..."

Black Troubadour Langston Hughes

by Charlemae H. Rollins

Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form jazz poetry. Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance.<P><P>Winner of the Coretta Scott King Medal

The Crime Book

by Mary Roberts Rinehart

Mary Roberts Rinehart presents 3 criminal mysteries: The Door, The Confession, and the Red Lamp.

I Rise Grf Foundation

by Shyama Ramsamy

A real ambassador, spiritually tuned with an indomitable faith in the Divine, Mr. Armoogum dedicates his life to uplift, empower and celebrate our ‘challenged’ people. His devotion to humanity is the pillar of the Global Rainbow Foundation. He embarked on the mission to rethink and reenact the real essence of service to Society and Humanity. His human militancy towards the human rights, visibility, equality, acceptance and employability of our physically disabled friends is escalated on an international platform along with Mauritius. GRF is re-charting the Voice of the PWDs, in a selfless attempt to demarginalize them. GRF is their amplified voice; they, no longer remain silenced and unheard. GRF is a blessed haven for the physically-abled persons who enjoy social integrity to its maximum.

La agonía de una democracia

by Julio María Sanguinetti

Una dictadura que no se explica sin la aparición de una guerrillaanterior. En esa diálectica de la fuerza se perderá primero latolerancia y luego la libertad. El 8 de febrero de 1973 irrumpe el Ejército en el escenario políticonacional. Desacata al presidente y emite dos comunicados con suprograma. Pese al apoyo de la Armada comandada por el contralamiranteZorrilla, el presidente Bordaberry capitula en la base de Boiso Lanza.Este proceso de decaimiento institucional culminará en la madrugada del27 de junio del mismo año, cuando el Ejército cierre el Parlamento y loocupe por la fuerza.Se clausura en ese momento una década de enfrentamientos, iniciada en1963, cuando se registró la primera acción de una violencia políticadirigida a sustituir el régimen democrático por un gobierno revolucionario, inspirado en Cuba.

Murga: Historias, personajes y conjuntos de un canto indomable

by Hugo Brocos Enrique Filgueiras

El libro que recorre la historia de uno de los fenómenos culturales e identitarios del Uruguay: la murga. Este trabajo presentado de forma organizada, ágil y entretenida logra -con la fuerza de un coro de murga- cantarnos una historia: una historia de personajes, conjuntos y por qué no de un país. ¿Cómo se compone una murga? ¿Qué rol juega cada integrante arriba y abajo del escenario? ¿Qué compone estrictamente un espectáculo murguero? Son algunas de las preguntas que tendrán respuesta en estas páginas. También, a lo largo de este texto, se podrá recorrer la historia y la evolución de la murga desde La Gaditana que se va a principios del Siglo XX hasta la irrupción de la murga joven como fenómeno y la murga en pleno Siglo XXI; las principales figuras que ayudaron a construir la identidad del género como Tito Pastrana, Pepino, Cachela, pasando por Pepe Veneno, Catusa Silva hasta los referentes actuales, para finalmente recorrer la historia de los conjuntos más importantes y que dejaron y dejan huella en el carnaval uruguayo: Don Bochinche y Compañía, Patos Cabreros, Curtidores de Hongos, Araca la Cana, La Soberana, Los Arlequines, La Reina de la Teja, Falta y Resto entre muchas otras. Un libro fundamental para los amantes de la murga y para aquellos que quieran conocer parte de la historia y la identidad de un país.

El ladrón de mapas: El saqueo a las bibliotecas de Uruguay, Argentina, España e Italia

by Andrés López Reilly

Una crónica real sobre un hecho que parece ficción: un ladrón uruguayo que robó mapas de inestimable valor, perteneciente a una organización especializada en el tráfico de obras de arte. Una trincheta escondida en un estuche de lentes, un falso carné de investigador y una cara de piedra fueron los artilugios para concretar un robo de mapas incunables -impresos entre 1453 y 1500- de inestimable valor. El monto del atropello en la Biblioteca Nacional de España en 2007 y el modo sin precedentes en que se concretó destaparon una red delictiva con ramificaciones en varios continentes y vinculación con la mafia que se extiende al día de hoy. ¿El ladrón? Un uruguayo que perpetró sus artes también en su tierra y, pese a todo, sigue descansando en un country bonaerense. La trama parece de novela, pero es tan real como vertiginosa, y la cuenta magistralmente el periodista Andrés López Reilly. La investigación, que le llevó años de labor, comenzó con la visita de un misterioso informante. De allí en más, el cronista persiguió las huellas del usurpador de mapas por el Río de la Plata, se encontró con que los cerebros de la organización habían desfilado por Montevideo incluso con acreditaciones del Vaticano, se topó con inescrupulosos libreros y falsos directores de museos, para comprobar finalmente la escasa protección de ese acervo tan rico y que en parte se perdió para siempre.

El cronista y la historia

by Julio María Sanguinetti

Este libro compila la trayectoria de Julio María Sanguinetti en su rol de periodista, durante más de sesenta años de trabajo. ¿Cómo se veía Cuba en 1959 cuando Fidel asumía personalmente el gobierno? ¿Y Checoslovaquia al borde de la invasión de 1968? ¿Y la Corea del Norte de Kim Il Sung, hoy considerado divinidad por su nieto?Julio María Sanguinetti, en su rol de periodista, estuvo en esos lugares, en aquel tiempo lejano, y escribió crónicas que hoy son historia. También lo son las que publicó en el momento mismo del golpe de Estado uruguayo, en 1973, que no vieron nunca la luz en Uruguay y que fueran publicadas en Argentina, México y también Brasil, donde sufrió la proscripción para escribir de asuntos políticos, tal como le ocurriría luego en nuestro país.En sesenta años de periodismo no ha cesado de mantener su mirada histórica, a través de artículos generalmente # de combate #, referidos al abuso de la memoria, la politización de la historia, la leyenda del # Estado tapón #, la denigración de Rivera, los equívocos en nuestra celebración de la independencia, la laicidad republicana y otros temas que no son pasado congelado sino historia viva.Como dice Marc Bloch, fundador de la historiografía moderna, # la incomprensión del presente nace fatalmente de la ignorancia del pasado #.

Séptima luna. Encantamientos de cine y literatura

by Constantino Carvallo Rey

Un libro para quienes han convertido a la literatura y al cine en sus pasiones inmarchitables.Las reflexiones de Constantino Carvallo, dan muestra de una sensibilidad labrada por la experiencia, el autoconocimiento y una gran cultura humanística. Seguir una a una las páginas de este libro nos deja un encantamiento irrefutable por la literatura y el cine.«El cine, y en general la ficción, parece satisfacer y otorgarnos la misma gracia y sosiego que alguna vez siendo niños obteníamos de los labios de ese buen padre o cariñosa madre que nos leía una y otra vez el mismo cuento. Por malo y previsible que fuera nos otorgaba eso que Bruno Bettelheim ha llamado el poder del encantamiento; alimentaba nuestro espíritu y nos permitía consolarnos con los triunfos imaginados y enfrentar, cogidos de esos buenos recuerdos, las sombras de la noche».Constantino Carvallo ReyReseña: «Descubrir la línea de su pensamiento es una experiencia que estremece, como la revelación poética. Porque no solo nos asiste el horizonte de su erudición, sino nos ampara su ternura». Jorge Eslava


by Abidemi Sanusi

At ten years of age, Eyo bids farewell to slum life in Africa for a better life in the United Kingdom as a domestic servant. Soon enough, she realizes that, contrary to what she's been told, the streets of Europe are not paved with gold, and so begins her fight to be free. Eyo was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2010.

Nairobi Grit: Anthology of Short Stories # 1

by Tom Jalio Clifton Gachagua Clifford Oluoch

This anthology is a door to the world of Nairobi in the eyes of three budding Kenyan writers. Welcoming you at the entrance is Tom Jalio with a tale that takes off at the heart Kenya's capital city. It is famed as the "city in the sun", but what happens when that sun sets and you find yourself in a dark and lonely side of town? Such is the dilemma of a campus student in No Rest for the Wicked. The city is surrounded by estates dominated by the middle class. Clifton Gachagua guides you on a stroll through one such residential area in the footsteps of three schoolboys. Follow the bounds of their curiosity as they come of age and are fascinated by the driver of a hearse in Smoker's Lips. Clifford Oluoch takes you on a ride with members of the working class coming home from another day of labouring in town. It seems a relief to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for the respite of a quiet neighbourhood, but some of the passengers carry a greater madness with them. Find out what kind in Every Dog Has Its Day.

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