Getting Here From There

Author: Margaret R. Miles
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 0718892631
Size: 56.30 MB
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Getting Here From There from the Author: Margaret R. Miles. This book of conversations between Margaret R. Miles and Hiroko Sakomura compares the experiences of two women who grew up in different societies, with different educations, different professions, and different religious orientations. Reflecting on the ways in which Japanese and American societies inhibited and enabled them, these two women share their struggles, difficulties, and achievements. All of this is set in the context of the feminist movement, one of the most radical social movements in the twentieth century, as women are gaining increments of equality with men in designing and administering the institutions of public life with opportunities, dangers, and rewards. This is a moment in which a critical mass of women 'want it all now' in the best sense of the phrase, seeking to preserve and reinterpret traditional values while exercising their capabilities and skills both in the home and in public life. This book is the memoir of two women's painful and joyful experiences in 'getting here from there'.

Getting Here From There

Author: Jack Gibson
Publisher: Just Write Books
ISBN: 9781934949931
Size: 25.57 MB
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Getting Here From There from the Author: Jack Gibson. "Jack Gibson shares snippets of his life in short stories that will make you laugh and maybe even shed a tear and most importantly provide insight into a man who has achieved much and helped many. Sunday morning visits with cancer patients, travels to Scotland that bond him to his heritage and roadways that run throughout Maine and our country each with a tale of its own...this book will make you take stock of your own life and the profound impact we can all make on our communities." Richard W. Petersen, Pres. & CEO Maine Medical Center From the seven-year-old budding entrepreneur selling magazines door-to-door to the octogenarian (who would believe it?), Gibson has found ways to give back to his community and his beloved State of Maine. Jack Gibson walks a life of intention. Through his career with his paving and recycling companies, Jack was a problem solver. He discovered and licensed methods to make waste products "disappear" into usable products. In essence, Gibson created inert products from contaminated soil, used pavement, rubber by-products and a whole spectrum of construction debris. In his personal life, from honoring his mother and father, to parenting sons, to mourning a life lost to relearning to love, Gibson provides a lesson to all of us that our lives here on earth are important. Whether at work or in the home, what we do matters. Jack Gibson, in his humble delivery of his story, let's us know that we matter.

Follow That Arrow

Author: Gwen Van Velsor
ISBN: 9780692669440
Size: 10.35 MB
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Follow That Arrow from the Author: Gwen Van Velsor. After losing her center, her marriage, and her future in one stroke, Gwen Van Velsor set off to find a new path. She traveled across the United States before finding her way to the Camino de Santiago, a journey that would redefine her life. Her story is a reflection on love, faith and the food that got her here from there.

Psychology Of Hope

Author: C.R. Snyder
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439118779
Size: 30.76 MB
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Psychology Of Hope from the Author: C.R. Snyder. Why do some people lead positive, hope-filled lives, while others wallow in pessimism? In The Psychology of Hope, a professor of psychology reveals the specific character traits that produce highly hopeful individuals. He offers a test to measure one's level of optimism and gives specific advice on how to become a more hopeful person.


Author: K. R. Bowman
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440128545
Size: 30.77 MB
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Testify from the Author: K. R. Bowman. Most people can remember and relate to the mountaintop experiences they have had during their lives, such as birthdays, graduations, getting married, having children, getting a job, etc. Those experiences are great. But what about the valley experiences we also go through during our lives, such as sickness, addictions, divorce, depression, death? We usually don't like to remember those times in our lives, let alone talk about them. In Testify: How I got to here from there, K. R. Bowman shares not only some of his mountaintops, but also some of his valleys he has been through in his life. What is the result of these two factors in his life? That his faith has grown through both of them. Thanks for allowing me to read your autobiography. Very interesting and your brutal honesty causes one to do some self-examinations. I am particularly impressed with how you weaved God's Living Word in with your experiences giving it "Life Application." Pastor Lee Rucker Jr.

Daniel Dennett

Author: David L. Thompson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441132880
Size: 36.57 MB
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Daniel Dennett from the Author: David L. Thompson. Daniel Dennett is one of America's most important and influential contemporary philosophers. He has made considerable contributions to the philosophy of mind and to evolutionary thought. This book offers an introduction to Dennett's ideas, his key writings and his contributions to the various fields of philosophy. Thematically organised, the book presents a consistent and accessible philosophy. David L. Thompson examines philosophical problems in consciousness, self, religion, ethics, evolution, freedom and ontology and provides a clear account of how Dennett resolves these issues. The book explores the twentieth-century stand-off between the scientific worldview, on the one hand, and ethics, freedom and human dignity on the other. Ultimately Thompson presents Dennett's work as reconciling these two approaches. This book covers Dennett's key texts and presents a number of Dennett's often brilliant thought experiments. This is the ideal companion to the study of this hugely influential thinker.

Well Ordered Chaos

Author: Sam Ginest
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595370861
Size: 59.56 MB
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Well Ordered Chaos from the Author: Sam Ginest. Twelve-year-old Steve Guralt has only one desire: to return to his mother's home. But on the three separate occasions that Steve has attempted to complete that journey, his efforts have been thwarted by people he can only describe as "bad men." While on his way to Houston to see his mom, Steve is so thoroughly traumatized by the necessity of running and hiding that the friendly voice of Carmen Torres, a helpful flight attendant, makes him cringe with fear and distrust. Carmen is able to overcome Steve's initial barriers, and she learns enough of his story to be convinced that this little boy needs help. She promises Steve that any more "bad men" will have to fight her if they try to take him again. Unknown to Carmen, this remarkable little boy, who has no earthly reason to trust anyone, was born with the gift of seeing things as they are. His natural tendency to say what he thinks leads him to a chance encounter with a man who changes his life forever. With the help of Carmen and an intuitive ally, Steve begins the long and difficult journey of training and hardship that will shape the rest of his life.


Author: Harvey Weiss
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395720288
Size: 76.53 MB
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Maps from the Author: Harvey Weiss. Discusses various aspects of maps including direction, distance, symbols, latitude, and longitude, how maps are made, special purpose maps, and charts.

Getting Here

Author: Peter Ney
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440171394
Size: 13.38 MB
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Getting Here from the Author: Peter Ney. The night before his seventh birthday, Peter Ney and his family were awakened by the sound of yelling and of breaking glass as their home was vandalized. Kristallnacht was just the beginning of the Nazi violence against the Jews, and it shaped the rest of Peter’s life. Spanning seventy years, Getting Here narrates the many twists and turns of his life. Two months after Kristallnacht, Peter’s parents placed him on a train to England; he was one of 10,000 German children granted safe refuge in England via the Kindertransport. His parents joined him in London just before the start of World War II, and as a family they immigrated to the United States. This memoir tells of Peter’s journey from Germany—from his adolescence and art school training, to his fifty-six year marriage to Betty; work as a designer of consumer products, and human engineer in the space program, a twenty-year career as a trial attorney, and his tenure as a judge on the Colorado Court of Appeals. More than seventy years ago, Peter and his family arrived penniless in the United States. Getting Here not only describes that journey, but rejoices in the fulfilling of the American dream—from a seat on a refugee train to a seat on the appellate bench.