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Frederic G. Reamer, a certified authority on professional ethics, offers a frank analysis of a range of boundary issues and their complex formulations.
IMPULSE: Practical Rebecca Malone was having the time of her life. She'd just quit her job at an accounting firm and gone to Greece for an adventure -- so when a handsome stranger approached her, Rebecca followed her impulse. Stephen Nickodemus found Rebecca irresistible. She was a woman of contradictions, and he wanted her -- in a way no man could safely want a woman. . . for all time. BOUNDARY LINES: Jillian Baron was determined to make the Utopia Ranch work -- for herself and also to justify her grandfather's trust in her. Her heritage was important, and if making the ranch a success meant working twice as hard, then she would triple her efforts. Aaron Murdock wasn't a man who asked. What he wanted, he took. Jillian was someone he wanted. . . very much. And Aaron didn't like wanting anyone quite that badly. What he liked even less was that he might not succeed in getting her. It was no longer a matter of taking and taming, but of wooing and winning.
BOUNDARY POWER, by Mike O'Neil, talks about boundaries, maintaining healthy boundaries and as a result, improving relationship. Both authors also write from their personal perspectives--how these principles have enhanced recovery in their own lives. Major portions of this book were taken from Mike's lectures on boundaries.
The Quetico-Superior Wilderness: more than two million acres of forest, white-water rapids, and uncharted islands on the Canadian/American border. Somewhere in the heart of this unforgiving territory, a young woman named Shiloh -- a country-western singer at the height of her fame -- has disappeared.Her father arrives in Aurora, Minnesota, to hire Cork O'Connor to find his daughter, and Cork joins a search party that includes an ex-con, two FBI agents, and a ten-year-old boy. Others are on her trail as well -- men hired not just to find her, but to kill her.As the expedition ventures deeper into the wilderness, strangers descend on Aurora, threatening to spill blood on the town's snowy streets. Meanwhile, out on the Boundary Waters, winter falls hard. Cork's team of searchers loses contact with civilization, and like the brutal winds of a Minnesota blizzard, death -- violent and sudden -- stalks them.
This text explores the ways in which people's work careers are changing as the organizations in which they work are changing. The old concept of the firm as a self contained entity interacting mainly with its customers has been replaced by the reality of firms whose boundaries have given way to new alliances with suppliers, sometimes competitors, and other outside organizations, in ways that require a redefinition of what a firm can expect from lifetime employment. At the same time, the workers in these careers are interrupted by layoffs, or changed by new technologies, and over their work life will be expected to maintain a habit of continuous learning to remain in the work force.
During Louisiana's Spanish colonial period, economic, political, and military conditions combined with local cultural and legal traditions to favor the growth and development of a substantial group of free blacks. In Bounded Lives, Bounded Places, Kimberly S. Hanger explores the origin of antebellum New Orleans' large, influential, and propertied free black--or libre--population, one that was unique in the South. Hanger examines the issues libres confronted as they individually and collectively contested their ambiguous status in a complexly stratified society. Drawing on rare archives in Louisiana and Spain, Hanger reconstructs the world of late-eighteenth-century New Orleans from the perspective of its free black residents, and documents the common experiences and enterprises that helped solidify libres' sense of group identity. Over the course of three and a half decades of Spanish rule, free people of African descent in New Orleans made their greatest advances in terms of legal rights and privileges, demographic expansion, vocational responsibilities, and social standing. Although not all blacks in Spanish New Orleans yearned for expanded opportunity, Hanger shows that those who did were more likely to succeed under Spain's dominion than under the governance of France, Great Britain, or the United States. The advent of U. S. rule brought restrictions to both manumission and free black activities in New Orleans. Nonetheless, the colonial libre population became the foundation for the city's prosperous and much acclaimed Creoles of Color during the antebellum era.
Why do very different countries often emulate the same policy model? Two years after Ronald Reagan's income-tax simplification of 1986, Brazil adopted a similar reform even though it threatened to exacerbate income disparity and jeopardize state revenues. And Chile's pension privatization of the early 1980s has spread throughout Latin America and beyond even though many poor countries that have privatized their social security systems, including Bolivia and El Salvador, lack some of the preconditions necessary to do so successfully. In a major step beyond conventional rational-choice accounts of policy decision-making, this book demonstrates that bounded--not full--rationality drives the spread of innovations across countries. When seeking solutions to domestic problems, decision-makers often consider foreign models, sometimes promoted by development institutions like the World Bank. But, as Kurt Weyland argues, policymakers apply inferential shortcuts at the risk of distortions and biases. Through an in-depth analysis of pension and health reform in Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Peru, Weyland demonstrates that decision-makers are captivated by neat, bold, cognitively available models. And rather than thoroughly assessing the costs and benefits of external models, they draw excessively firm conclusions from limited data and overextrapolate from spurts of success or failure. Indications of initial success can thus trigger an upsurge of policy diffusion.
Bendor considers two schools of behavioral economics: the first guided by Tversky and Kahneman's work on heuristics and biases, which focuses on the mistakes people make in judgment and choice; the second described by Gerd Gigerenzer's program on fast and frugal heuristics, which emphasizes the effectiveness of simple rules of thumb.
In Boundless Faith,the first book to look systematically at American Christianity in relation to globalization, Robert Wuthnow shows that American Christianity is increasingly influenced by globalization and is, in turn, playing a larger role in other countries and in U.S. policies and programs abroad. These changes, he argues, can be seen in the growth of support at home for missionaries and churches in other countries and in the large number of Americans who participate in short-term volunteer efforts abroad. These outreaches include building orphanages, starting microbusinesses, and setting up computer networks. Drawing on a comprehensive survey that was conducted for this book, as well as several hundred in-depth interviews with church leaders, Wuthnow refutes several prevailing stereotypes: that U.S. churches have turned away from the global church and overseas missions, that congregations only look inward, and that the growing voice of religion in areas of foreign policy is primarily evangelical. This fresh and revealing book encourages Americans to pay attention to the grass-roots mechanisms by which global ties are created and sustained.
Church leaders struggle with issues related to financial giving every year, in every economic climate. Most do not want to preach about the topic, and some don't even like to think about it. The topic of financial giving is, for many, a perennial headache and an energy drain. Many church leaders have not considered the single most important aspect, however. Bounty explores the critical spiritual aspects of stewardship development, and clearly instructs pastors and laity how to lead congregations to grow in generosity. The authors provide ten immediately do-able and ultimately transformative steps that church leaders can take in any church setting. These steps are laid out with sound rationale and the wisdom of real-church experience, so that leaders are equipped to shift their congregants' hearts as well as their pocketbooks.
More than two centuries after Master's Mate Fletcher Christian led a mutiny against Lieutenant William Bligh on a small, armed transport vessel called Bounty, the true story of this enthralling adventure has become obscured by the legend. Combining vivid characterization and deft storytelling, Caroline Alexander shatters the centuries-old myths surrounding this story. She brilliantly shows how, in a desperate attempt to save one man from the gallows and another from ignominy, two powerful families came together and began to create the version of history we know today. The true story of the mutiny on the Bounty is an epic of duty and heroism, pride and power, and the assassination of a brave man's honor at the dawn of the Romantic age.
Ride for Revenge When Shag glanced up he saw Sarah in the doorway. She had a shawl over her head and a hesitant, scared look in her eyes. "Sarah . . . I ." "You!" She screamed and rushed to her dead husband lying on the floor. She touched his head for a moment, then turned those cutting eyes on Shag once more. "It's always you. Death and blood everywhere you go!" "But Sarah, I didn't . . ." "I hate you Shag! Lord God I hate you for what you are!" Sarah turned away and he could see her shoulders rolling with sobs. Shag wanted to speak again, but it was useless. The only woman he had ever loved now hated him entirely. Perhaps he did deserve to die. Not for what he had done, but for what he hadn't done in his life. But his sense of survival was stronger than he thought--before he could give up life, he had to avenge his father's death . . .
Nick Harding had seen enough of life's darker side. . . and bore the scars-inside and out-to prove it. Plus, years of tracking reprobates had hardly improved his opinion of his fellow man. Yet some spark of hope remained in him, he suspected. Why else would he have agreed to settle down in Thunder Canyon as a sheriff whose man job was seeing that the saloons remained respectable?But the quiet life proved elusive whenever he and Lily Divine crossed paths, For the feisty owner of the Shady Lady seemed hell-bent on stepping out a woman's "proper" place. . . and into his wounded heart!
Evangeline Hallowell has sworn not to rest until she finds the dirty swindler who conned her sister. So when Colorado's best bounty hunter, J. D. Raven, refuses to help, the determined heiress joins the trail as his "wife"--for better or for worse. . . . With enemies galore gunning for him, the last thing Raven needs is some stubborn, sass-mouthed hellcat landing them both in bigger trouble! But he soon finds keeping Eva safe is way easier than keeping himself from wanting her. . . .
WHEN A CHILD GOES MISSING...Russian beauty Nadia Penn was frantic when her exhusband kidnapped their baby and refused to release her until Nadia turned over government secrets. Nadia would do anything to get her baby back. But did that include releasing information that could endanger the world's population?Bounty hunter Rex Bettencourt was about to take a much-deserved vacation when a desperate Nadia begged him for help. The vulnerable mother was impossible to refuse-or resist. Now, in a race against time, Rex was determined to bring baby Lily home. But once the case was over, could Rex walk away from the tiny family who'd burrowed their way into his soul?
DESPERATE MEASURESFear struck Aubrey Schuyler when she responded to a frightened phone call and found her house ransacked and her cousin and baby niece kidnapped. The police were little help under the circumstances, so Aubrey reluctantly turned to her old crush, bounty hunter Beau Maddox. The man who once betrayed her brother-and broke her heart.Beau was hesitant to take the job. He knew Aubrey didn't really trust him, yet his hidden desire for her pushed him to do whatever it took to find her missing relatives. But when his investigation threatened to expose dark secrets that could destroy Aubrey's family, would Beau turn out to be a true mercenary-or the hero she'd always longed for?
A top cop who'd taken a wrong turn, bounty hunter Gavin Schuyler was now back on track, and luckily his sexy officer, Shelby Dorset, agreed. But his ordinary days quickly turned extraordinary when Gavin learned Shelby's life had been threatened more than once. It had been a while since he'd played protector, but stepping in where Shelby was concerned seemed like the most natural-and important-thing in the world. Now he was determined to save the woman who'd allowed him a second chance at living. . .and maybe a first chance at loving.
The old Apache renegade Soldado Viejo is hiding out in Mexico, and the Arizona Department Adjutant has selected two men to hunt him down. One -- Dave Flynn -- knows war, the land, and the nature of his prey. The other is a kid lieutenant named Bowers. But there's a different kind of war happening in Soyopa. And if Flynn and his young associate choose the wrong allies -- and the wrong enemy -- they won't be getting out alive.
Valentine's Men NEW ARRIVALS Had he been hired to track the mother of his own child? Remy Lafitte was charismatic--a tracker of men, a seducer of women, a Cajun healer. But one steamy New Orleans night, it was prim attorney plain Jayne Wright who won the man's heart. Months later, when Jayne vanished before her society wedding, her unwitting fiancé hired Remy to haul her back to the altar. But sizzling memories of Jayne and Remy's one-time tryst couldn't be ignored. Especially not when the bad-boy bounty hunter discovered Jayne was pregnant--and possibly with his baby!
THE VIRGIN AND HER SHOTGUN GROOM Wounded bounty hunter Kane Slater had sought refuge at Josie McCoy's secluded mountain cabin. Still, the handsome loner was not about to succumb to his nurse's gentle touch. Not even when Josie told him how he could repay her for saving his life.... Because honorable men bent on remaining bachelors didn't trifle with virgins. But how could Kane convince four very angry McCoy men that he hadn't seduced their precious Josie? For they would let him off their mountain only if he took Josie as his wife! And that's how Kane Slater became a shotgun groom...to one very hopeful bride.
Hanna Malloy Was Desperate To Make Her Way WestAnd Cale Elliot was the perfect choice to launch her into a life of adventure. Now, since their hasty wedding, the legendary bounty hunter dared her daily to try new things. But would it be wise to fall in love with her own husband?What was a New Orleans belle like Hanna doing married to a half-breed sharpshooter like him? Cale wondered. True, she needed his wilderness savvy as much as he needed her polish, but how on earth had their convenient business arrangement taken a sharp turn toward "can't live without you" love?
As the world spins out of control, the Global Community goes on the attack. Bounty hunters looking for easy money capture Judd and Lionel in South Carolina. Will they escape or face the blade? In Petra, Sam Goldberg and Mr. Stein come up with a daring rescue plan. Their travels will allow them to witness a gruesome display of evil and a miracle of God. Vicki Byrne prays for Judd and Lionel and tries to help her pregnant friend Cheryl Tifanne. When the girl becomes ill, Vicki wonders if her baby will survive. Join the Young Tribulation Force as they battle the most evil forces the planet has ever seen.
Born-and-bred Londoner Priscilla Wyatt was shocked at how much she loved the Colorado ranch mysteriously bequeathed to her family. But enemies were determined to drive the Wyatts away--and innocent Priscilla was their next pawn. Donovan Jones made it his mission to find his man--or woman--at any cost, but retrieving Priscilla from her abductors was just the first hurdle. Now he had to keep his feisty charge safe. Even the solitary Donovan couldn't help but be captivated by his one-of-a-kind client as they evaded their foes. Before long, the bounty hunter was in danger of stealing her heart. . . and losing his own!
Honeysuckle for the affection she lavishes Orange Blossom for the wisdom she shares A Dandelion for the wishes she makes come true A grandmother's love is as fresh as a daisy, as lovely as a rose, as eternal as a lily. In A Bouquet for Grandmother, you'll find a blossoming of stories, scripture, and meditations on the true blessing that is every grandmother.
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