The Search Is On! Life has never been easy for Tim. Abandoned and left to fend for himself, he's finally found a home with Dean Luchetti. And yet…something's missing. Now that he has a dad, Tim's convinced that what he needs is a mom. Which means he has to find Dean a wife. But no matter who he puts in front of his father, Dean seems to only have eyes for Tim's principal, Stella O'Connell. When Stella returns to her hometown to take the principal job, she dreads running into Dean. Their teenage love had ended badly—what if he still holds a grudge? Or worse, what if he still has feelings for her? Stella is in town only temporarily to get her life back on track. The last thing she wants is a complicated relationship. And yet the more time she spends with Dean and Tim, the more she doesn't want to leave them. Could she have found the place she belongs right where she started?
From Eastman Theatre's Muses to the Founding of Rochester City Ballet
Author: Wendy Roxin Wicks
Pubpsher: Boydell & Brewer
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Tells the interwoven stories of revered dance teacher Timothy Draper, the Rochester City Ballet that he founded, and its predecessor, the Eastman Theatre Ballet, established in 1923 as the first professional ballet company in the United States.
Modest, gem-like, and oddly affecting, the sixteen quite short stories of Full Frontal present intimate moments of one gay mans not untypical life in the late twentieth century. And, like a bracelet or necklace of quirky, individual charms, they ultimately add up to the kind of surprising cumulative effect one usually only gets from knowing someone well for a long time. Felice Picano It is August of 1957, and Tim Halladay, a caddie at the Long Shore Country Club, is looking forward to beginning eighth grade at Assumption School. Tim and his best friend and fellow caddie, Jimmy, are oblivious to the fact that they are slowly transforming into young men with secret desires. As Tim embarks on a journey of emotional and sexual development, he approaches the world around him with a full frontal attitude that allows him to somehow not only survive but thrive, beginning with his first gay experiences as a shy teenager in suburban Connecticut and moving through his escapades at a Virginia army base, the Hotel Manhattan, the Museum of Modern Art, the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel, and lavish suites at various upscale hotels and resorts. As Tim moves from one encounter to the next, he gradually transforms, moving toward a future as a rising star. Full Frontal shares an intriguing glimpse into the life of a gay man, as told through his eclectic relationships as he eventually discovers that true happiness is all about give and take.
Release on 2012-11-30 | by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer
Author: Diana Lesire Brandmeyer
Pubpsher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Who knew making dinner could change your life? Louisa Copeland certainly didn’t. But when the George Foreman grill falls out of the pantry onto her head, resulting in a bump and a mighty case of amnesia, Louisa’s life takes a turn for the unexpected. Who is this Collin fellow, claiming she is his wife? And whose kids are those? Her name can’t be Louisa. Why, she is the renowned romance writer Jazz Sweet, not a Midwestern mom of three. Struggling to put the pieces together of the life she’s told she had, Louisa/Jazz may realize that some memories are better left alone.
Release on 2010-11-01 | by Gerald Koocher,Annette La Greca
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Predictable Life Crises
Author: Gerald Koocher,Annette La Greca
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press
Does your young daughter talk endlessly about invisible friends, dragons in the basement, and monsters in the closet? Is your teenager about to start high school or being victimized by bullies? Is your son mortally afraid of certain insects or of injections at the doctor's office? Compiled by two seasoned clinical psychologists, The Parents' Guide to Psychological First Aid brings together articles by recognized experts who provide you with the information you need to help your child navigate the many trying problems that typically afflict young people. Written in an engaging style, this book offers sage advice on a raft of everyday problems that have psychological solutions. The contributors cover such topics as body image and physical appearance; cigarettes, drugs, and alcohol; overeating and obesity; dental visits; the birth of a sibling and sibling rivalries; temper tantrums; fostering self-esteem; shyness and social anxiety; and much more. Each expert article provides an overview of the issues, offers reassurance for minor problems and strategies for crisis management, and discusses the red flags that indicate that professional help is needed. In addition, the book is organized into various categories to make it easier to find information. For instance, the "Family Issues" section includes articles on Blended Families, Divorce, and Traveling; the "Adolescent Issues" section covers such topics as Dating and Driving; and the "Social/Peer Issues" section explores such subjects as "Sportsmanship," "Homesickness," and "Making Friends." An encyclopedic reference for parents concerned with maintaining the mental health of their children, this indispensable volume will help you help your child to deal effectively with stress and pressure, to cope with everyday challenges, and to rebound from disappointments, mistakes, trauma, and adversity.
A hybrid between storybook and textbook, Book of Stories is for use with the Words in Color family of literacy materials. Learners begin by decoding simple sentences involving few combinations of sounds and spellings. The book progresses to include full paragraphs with punctuation, capital letters, and the most common of the 400] sound-spellings in American English. Even the trickiest words are made meaningful through the down-to-Earth stories of family life.
This four-volume set provides updated empirical research and best practices for understanding and managing workplace diversity in the 21st century, including issues of gender, race, generation, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, and age.
In this heartwarming and candid memoir, US national soccer team goalkeeper Tim Howard does something he would never do on a soccer field: he drops his guard. Howard opens up for the first time about how a hyperactive kid from New Jersey with Tourette Syndrome defied the odds to become one of the world's premier goalkeepers. Howard managed to keep his condition in check well enough to be drafted by Major League Soccer right out of high school. After a successful seventeen-year professional soccer career, Howard became an overnight star during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. His heroic performance in goal for the United States against Belgium, in which he saved an astonishing fifteen shots—the most for any goalkeeper in a World Cup game—made him a household name as well as a trending internet meme. In the course of 120 minutes, Howard went from a player known mainly by soccer fans to an American icon, loved by millions for his dependability, daring, and humility. In this uplifting memoir adapted for young readers, Howard shares his remarkable journey from a challenging childhood in which he was raised by a single mother who instilled in him a love of sports and a devout Christian faith that helped him deal with the onset of Tourette's in fifth grade. This book includes an 8-page full-color photo insert.