Author: Marcus Dean
Release Date: 2007-04
Genre: Family & Relationships
Why didn't somebody tell me all of this stuff, before? My Parents have been married for over 30 years, my siblings have all been married for a while, and people have been getting married left and right. Why couldn't any of them let me know some of what I was getting in to? Is it really that difficult? Is it really that hard to sit down with me for 20 minutes to tell me some of what is in store and what I should be doing to get prepared for this "joyous" occasion? I wrote this book just for you, the reader, to let you know some of what your marriage will entail. Don't forget, it is not all of what you will be dealing with, but it is a great start to what you have to look forward to. You have probably heard about how difficult marriage can be and I am going to line out some of those difficulties. Until I went through some of this stuff myself, I had no idea what was going to be included in my marriage. It really is like walking in a dark room without a flashlight. Well, my friend, here's your flashlight.
Nobody ever said being an adult was easy. But it's easier with The Little Book of Big Excuses, with hundreds of excuses for things you did, things you didn't do, things you did wrong, and things you never want to hear about again. First things first: "Fake Don't Flake." In here are your excuses for being late for or not showing up to any number of places for any number of reasons--grandma's birthday party, work, home, weddings, dentists appointments. "Excusez-Moi, si'l vous plait" is where to look when you're caught wearing a halter top to a black tie event. Or forget your boss's spouse's name--again. Or don't want to pick up the tab. The French have a word for everything. If you need to learn how to say "I'd Love to, but"--the art of articulating just why you can't do most anything you don't want to do--in any language, this is the book for you. Demonstrate your incompetence. When someone asks you to bring those complicated hors d'oeuvres, show up half an hour late with half the ingredients. Bonus section here: how to get someone else to do all the work while you still get the credit. "Delivery Subsystem Failure--Mailboxes, Messages, Missives Gone Awry, Oh My!" Never, ever again will you want for an excuse for not writing, calling, IMing, or emailing. Fake communication breakdowns make fail-safe excuses for a myriad of don't wannas and didn't do its. "All's Fair in Love" contains excuses for not calling, not going on the second date, forgetting the birthday or anniversary of the one you love. Plus how to retreat with remorse, even from the altar steps. Hint: You could have your mother or your manager phone it in. That's what Julia Roberts did. * Hundreds of excuses for thousands of situations, plus "The Excuse Clinic: How to Make Lame Excuses Walk and Okay Excuses Sing."* Life is serious business, people, so pay attention. Let Addie help you off the hook.
For years, Todd Snider has been one of the most beloved country-folk singers in the United States. He had a Top 40 hit with “Talking Seattle Grunge Rock Blues,” which gave national audiences the first taste of his insightful songwriting, at once satirical and sincere. Hailed by critics as one of the top albums of 2004, East Nashville Skyline was followed by The Devil You Know and The Excitement Plan. Snider's songs took on George W. Bush and America's recent involvement in foreign war, along with a host of more intimate topics. As good as Snider's albums have been, his in-concert monologues are even better. His shows are a loose-limbed, informal experience: it's often just him and a guitar. He introduces songs with stories that can run as long as twenty minutes, always displaying his charm and wit. As he's allowed his storytelling to evolve along with his music, Snider has become not only a modern day Bob Dylan but a modern day Will Rogers as well—an everyman whose intelligence, self deprecation, experience, and, above all, humor make him a uniquely American character.
Author: Robert Whitlow
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2006-05-28
A lawyer ready to die takes one final case...the trial of his life. Attorney Kent "Mac" MacClain has nothing left to live for. Nine years after the horrific accident that claimed the life of his wife and two sons, he's finally given up. His empty house is a mirror for his empty soul, it seems suicide is his only escape. And then the phone rings. Angela Hightower, the beautiful heiress and daughter of the most powerful man in Dennison Springs, has been found dead at the bottom of a ravine. The accused killer, Peter Thomason, needs a lawyer. But Mac has come up against the Hightowers and their ruthless, high-powered lawyers before -- an encounter that left his practice and reputation reeling. The evidence pointing to Thomason's guilt seems insurmountable. Is Mac defending an ingenious psychopath, or has Thomason been framed--possibly by a member of the victim's family? It comes down to one last trial. For Thomason, the opponent is the electric chair. For Mac, it is his own tormented past--a foe that will prove every bit as deadly.
Author: Christiana I. Chineme
Release Date: 2010-03-01
As humans, things happen to us sometimes that we cannot fully understand. We desire to explain them when from human perspective there's no explanation that really exists. Our perplexion at things of that nature are not just about when they happen to us but also the things we witness in the world around us. They oftentimes shake the foundations of our faith in God to the core. But as much as not knowing hurts, at no time should our reaction be to accuse God for things we don't understand. Rather, we should know that God is not always the architect of all our problems and that He might not always save us from people that live to harm us or bless us the way we want because we take a stand with Him. His promise however is one thing and that is that He'll work it all out for HIS OWN ENDS even the wicked for a day of disaster Proverbs 16:4b. However your pain occurred, God's declared intentions are that He'll use all of your problems any which way they present to work out His will for your life. The deaths of some of the people that went before us is proof that for reasons best known to Him, God at times chooses not to deliver people that take a stand with Him. And it's not because He hated such people but because of what He already planned to use the situation for.
Author: Dan B. McVickar
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2012-09-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
A few years ago Dan McVickar began writing about his life’s experiences starting with the era of World War II when he was a small boy. Dan grew up in the small rural town of Sumner, IL. Living there was frugal but mostly pleasant. The notable exception was Dan’s experience at age 14 with being the target of religious hysteria during a church revival. High school was relatively carefree with studies directed toward studying engineering in college. The study of the atom in physics class ignited a lifelong passion for learning more about the nature of creation, i.e. the universe.
Life’s most profound mysteries have inspired great thinkers throughout the ages, but few answers have emerged to address these major questions: Why are we born? What is the meaning of life? What happens to us after we die? Is there life after so-called human death? Can we ever hope to have the answers to these important questions? Even the pursuit of answers stirs up controversy; some say that the questions themselves are more important than any answers that might be shared. Author Terence Hamilton-Morris, a clairvoyant and open medium, offers his insights into these unanswerable mysteries. His approach is controversial, enlightening, and confrontational. He invites us to look at these questions from a broader spectrum of possibility and encourages us to look more intently at subjects that we are often instructed to ignore. He challenges followers of all religions to be truthful to their original teachings. He stresses the importance of discipline, motivation, and respect for others, and he hopes to inspire us to take better care of our environment. Hamilton-Morris has called upon a veritable panel of experts from the spirit world, each of whom has chosen to share their experiences, insight, and teaching from beyond, based on their own experiences from their time on Earth. Compelled to share this story by his personal guides because of his extraordinary relationship to the world of Spirit, he wants the world to be able to reach what Spirit demanded of him.
This book explores the ways in which anorexic women use their eating to control their bodies. It argues that the female body in modern Western culture is understood as open and accessible and female appetite as dangerous and voracious. Anorexia attempts to resist both these constructions in the creation of a closed, desireless body. Since anorexic women resist the power of collective ideologies their resistance cannot work - the closed body becomes its own prison.
Author: Daniel B. Frank
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 1983-06-15
Genre: Family & Relationships
Teenage pregnancy has attracted the attention of sociologists, psychologists, social workers, teachers, politicians, taxpayers, and parents. But in the midst of gathering statistics and designing programs, few people have stopped long enough to pay close attention to the young people themselves—to try to understand who they are and what they feel about their lives. In this book, Daniel B. Frank has drawn a series of sensitive and revealing portraits of adolescents confronted with the fact of parenthood. For two years Frank worked as a tutor at Our Place, a Family Focus center for black teenagers in Evanston, Illinois, listening to them talk about their lives, their feelings, and their private dreams. The power of this volume lies in the voices of these young people describing the pleasures as well as the shocks and bruises of thier new role. Hope, disillusion, fortitude, loneliness: these themes occur and recur as each story unfolds. Readers will be drawn into the lives of these teenagers and will emerge with fresh insight and understanding about teenage parenthood. theirtheir
Author: Jane Eagland
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release Date: 2009-03-06
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Seventeen-year-old Louisa Cosgrove longs to break free from her respectable life as a Victorian doctor's daughter. But her dreams become a nightmare when Louisa is sent to Wildthorn Hall: labelled a lunatic, deprived of her liberty and even her real name. As she unravels the betrayals that led to her incarceration, she realizes there are many kinds of prison. She must be honest with herself - and others - in order to be set free. And love may be the key . . .
Koen escaped from his hunters. Now he's been reunited with the one he cares for most. The past still haunts their future, though. The ones who destroyed Koen's life aren't going to let him stay free forever. Can he and his love Dey survive?
Everyone daydreams. And at one point or another, we wonder if we took the right path to happiness. Then there are some who have had their whole lives mapped out for and don't look back. So what happens when a young man, who knew what he wanted at life at a very young age, and was achieving it, has that map torn away from him with no clear path to follow? Junior Nevers knew that his role in life was to play baseball. Unfortunately, his future was shattered when he hurt his arm pitching in the school's championship game. Yes, Junior won the game, but in the process, lost his chance of ever pitching again. This is when his career ended and the daydreaming began. But-for Junior-a second chance is given, and this time he isn't going to let anything or anyone get in his way. Pursuing the love of the game was so strong that Junior lost the love of his life, family, and friends. Be very careful what you wish for.
Secrets. Everyone has them. Do you? How bad is your secret? Some of us have darker secrets than others. Meet the Baxton sisters: Patricia, Regina, Deidra, CeCe, and Sherilyn. They fight, they love, they laugh, and when necessary...some of them kill! These sisters each lead lives that are not what they seem. The question is, who will be discovered? Who will live and who will die? Secrets To Kill For is a fast paced, mind-boggling suspense thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat guessing all the way to the end!
The third novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts' stunning Chesapeake Bay Saga, where the Quinn brothers must return to their family home on the Maryland shore, to honor their father's last request... Phillip Quinn has done everything to make his life seem perfect. With his career on the fast track and a condo overlooking the Inner Harbor, his life on the street is firmly in the past. But one look at Seth and he’s reminded of the boy he once was. Seth’s future as a Quinn seems assured—until a stranger arrives in town. She claims to be researching the town of St. Christopher’s for her new book, but the true objects of study are the Quinns. Her cool reserve intrigues Phillip. He is determined to uncover her motives, but she is holding a secret that has the power to threaten the life the brothers have made for Seth. A secret that could tear the family apart—forever... Don't miss the other books in the Chesapeake Bay Saga Sea Swept Rising Tides Chesapeake Blue
Author: Malkah Notman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-12-06
This volume continues some of the issues raised in Volume 2 and fo cuses more closely on therapeutic intervention. The theoretical discus sion of aggression provides a background for the presentation of pat terns of aggression and violence affecting women, as well as possible connections between physical and emotional symptoms and indirect expressions of aggression. The section on aggression against and by women is an extension of some of the content of The Woman Patient, Volume 1 (e. g. , the chapter on rape). Theoretical and clinical views that are not often linked in this fashion are included here because we are interested in understanding the development of a self-concept that incorporates the constructive aspects of "aggression" as well as an un derstanding of violence. In this context, loss, abandonment, delin quency, and child and adolescent suicide are also extensions of these issues. The chapters that follow address aspects of symptom formation and concepts of illness. There is, as yet, no definitive explanation for why women experience certain illness patterns more or less than men. Current considerations have been reviewed, but these do not answer. They are a beginning on which we must build. It is apparent that any discussion of these subjects better elucidates the complexity if it in cludes an intermingling of general problems with concrete symptoms. Those specific problems that are usually thought of as psychological such as depression, and behaviors (such as substance abuse) provide a focus for understanding wider issues.