The Journey Back to Love Aaron Anson. On My Own Terms i T he decision to tell
others that you're gay, bisexual, ortransgendered is, of course, a difficult one. And
most often, the first question you°ll ask yourself before making an ...
Author: Aaron Anson
Mind Your Own Life: The Journey Back to Love At last! An authentic message of love and acceptance! Life-enhancing semi-autobiography. Raised a devout Christian in the South and endeavoring to uphold indoctrinated beliefs, Anson struggled to find true affirmation amongst the ambiguity of being gay with religious beliefs that espoused intolerance. After a brief military stint, he married and fathered two children, simultaneously battling depression, anger and fear before finally accepting that he was inherently a gay man. This book deals head on with the divisive issues of religion and politics that have for centuries caused rifts between, countries, families, and facilitated a recent spate of bullying and suicide among teens and gays. He secretly harbored for many years his struggle to suppress his nascent sexuality in hopes of escaping the paradox of being gay with Christian beliefs, hopeful that being gay would vanish and relieve this tremendous burden. Anson sought validation from a religion that despised him wholly. This book; targeting parents, adults, and teens; chronicles Anson’s struggles with depression, denial, and acceptance in the face of extreme homophobia perpetuated by religion, politics and false beliefs. Anson assertively portrays an uncorrupted universal love and acceptance as our inherent birthright and explores the connection with our spirituality, sexuality, and morality. Anson tell his story with sublime prose and grace with inquisitive insight of our human experience. His story is beautifully rendered in a way that is challenging, thought-provoking and inspirational. It hits home for many and told in a way that you will not soon forget.
You work at your own pace and in your own capacity to perform the simple steps of the Mind Your Own Back Program described in this book. The results speak by themselves.
Author: Steve Timm
Category: Health & Fitness
Internationally acclaimed by the press and people, Steve Timm's Mind Your Own Back Program is the most promising new way of treating back conditions. Mind Your Own Back is a very Natural self administered way to improve your back where there is neither manipulation nor even touching by anyone. You work at your own pace and in your own capacity to perform the simple steps of the Mind Your Own Back Program described in this book. The results speak by themselves.
When we came out from the shop, my father turned to me and said, 'You know
that's exactly what my own father heard people say back in the 1930s.' More than
twenty years later, during the 1970s, I rather innocently asked another shop ...
Author: Feargal Quinn
Publisher: The O'Brien Press
Category: Business & Economics
Best-selling author, businessman and Senator Feargal Quinn firmly believes every business has the potential to survive and even thrive during a recession. In Mind Your Own Business, he uses real-life examples from the first two series of RTÉ television's hit programme, Feargal Quinn's Retail Therapy, as well as valuable experiences gained in his fifty-year career in business, to explain exactly how to do it. From the importance of setting the right tone in your business, to placing innovation at the heart of everything you do, responding to your customers' needs and planning for succession in a family-run business, he challenges many of the bad habits that can build up in businesses over the years. Throughout the book, he also provides a range of simple, easy-to-implement steps that owners and managers can take to chart their way out of trouble and achieve success even in challenging times.
Never mind that the common name for this fungi is witch's butter and that he
probably made up the story to fit the name; I am able to recognize this species
whenever I come across it. Witch's butter may appear in your back yard, generally
Author: John Hanson Mitchell
Publisher: The Countryman Press
A lyrical field guide to the natural world surrounding the eastern U.S.'s residential areas profiles a wide variety of plant, animal, and insect life, in a reference that offers insight into birdfeeder behaviors, woodpile ecology, and more. Reissue.
He'd even walked away, refreshed his drink, and come back. Nothing had
changed. The balance of his sav- ings account was still short almost two hundred
thousand dollars. Jefferson sat back and stared into the distance, looking for his ...
Author: Lutishia Lovely
Publisher: Kensington Books
"A great new taste in the literary world." --Carl Weber Lutishia Lovely dishes up a sizzling helping of love, lust, and temptation in this sexy, scandalous tale of a family and their soul food dynasty. . . Life is sweet for the Livingstons. Their booming restaurant business, Taste of Soul, is launching a West Coast division, and Bianca Livingston and her brother, Jefferson, are vying to head it up. And while their cuisine may be spicy, their personal lives are even hotter. . . Bianca recently completed a culinary course in Paris--along with a steamy love affair. So her parents' insistence that she marry a man of their choosing only fuels her hunger for freedom and her thirst for success. Meanwhile, Jefferson wants to spend more time with his secret L.A. love--a relationship his family would never approve. Extended members of this close-knit clan are trying to get all up in the siblings' romantic business. But Jefferson, Bianca, and others. . .wish everyone would mind their own business. . . "One big dramatic tale." --RT Book Reviews
l|Nn Your: OWN Bus|Nr.ss I could memorize the cavalcade ofda ta an officer was
required to possess. ... along and offthe roads of New Jersey and instructed to
use our knowledge ofthe stars and our sense of direction to find the way back.
Author: Sidney Harman
Publisher: Crown Business
Category: Business & Economics
“The maverick’s way of conducting business forswears the leader as commanding general; it rejects the practice of top-down, authoritative command. Rather, it proposes the leader as catalyst, conscience, and inspirer . . . The true leader sees his job as setting an environment in which new ideas can emerge that neither he nor any other individual anticipated. That leap of imagination, that moment of genuine creativity, can only be inspired by a leader who encourages exploration and shows a willingness to consider a totally new approach.” --from Mind Your Own Business The corporate misdeeds of self-serving executives during the high-octane economy of the 1990s have forced many people to rethink the qualities that make a strong leader. For sixty years, Sidney Harman, the chairman and CEO of the world’s premier manufacturer of high-end audio equipment, has stood apart from the crowd, building his business the old-fashioned way, by satisfying customers and, in doing so, making a healthy profit. His refreshingly employee-centric, bottoms-up approach to business is the secret of Harman International’s continuing success. In Mind Your Own Business, Harman shares his visionary ideas about leadership, providing a welcome contrast to the bad behavior of business leaders recently dominating the news. Harman focuses on creating a culture of personal responsibility throughout his company. He likens his top management team to a jazz quartet that listens to and improvises with one another to create harmony. He stresses the need to do more for workers at every level because employees are the company’s most valuable asset. At Harman International, he has established in-house classrooms to teach English, basic math, health, and music, and encourages his employees to pursue their potential. Now a hale and healthy eighty-five, Harman thinks that “an idea a day” is more important than the proverbial apple and that the key to a long life is a restless curiosity. In the bestselling tradition of Max DePree’s Leadership Is an Art, Mind Your Own Business is a frank, no-nonsense guide for those who want to bring strength, vitality, and values to their businesses—and to their lives.
... your own back: see GET. have eyes in the back of your head: see EYE. like the back of a bus: see BUs. know something like the back of your hand be entirely
familiar with something. make a rod for your own back: see ROD. mind your back:
Author: John Ayto
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Foreign Language Study
Offers entries for over six thousand idioms, including seven hundred new to this edition, and provides background information, additional cross-references, and national variants.
Before that happened, I had to find and corral them back to the beeyard, but this
time into a larger, roomier home. They belonged in my backyard where I raised
honeybees and bottled honey products with my own custom label, “Queen Bee ...
Author: Hannah Reed
Things are going well for beekeeper Story Fischer, whose hands are full with a successful local market, her Queen Bee Honey business, and a new boyfriend. But when she finds the dead body of local woman with a checkered past right near her hive, she's in a sticky situation indeed.
Minjun: Jihu!I mean it, give me back the books! Jihu: Not until you tell me! Minjun:
Tell you what? Jihu: About what happened? Minjun: What are you on about? Jihu
: Stop it! You know what I am on about! Minjun: It is none of your business Jihu, ...
Things looked good back then, but the American household (the primary source
that fuels our economy) was leveraged to the point of becoming unsustainable—
maxed out on the mortgage, car loans, and credit cards, with little or no savings.
Author: Robert Bernabe
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Category: Business & Economics
LEARN TO SHOP FOR AND MANAGE YOUR MORTGAGE UNTIL YOU HAVE ELIMINATED IT—ONCE AND FOR ALL! Mind Your Own Mortgage empowers homeowners to shop for a mortgage as if it were a commodity—as easy as buying a gallon of gas—and enables them to eliminate their mortgage debt by revealing inside information used to keep them enslaved to the mortgage industry. Mind Your Own Mortgage changes the game—putting you in charge: Shop with confidence—an exclusive system helps you make decisions based on the best price Identify slick sales gimmicks and lender manipulation Refinance only when it makes sense for you—not for the mortgage company Eliminate your mortgage in record time—so your retirement years include retirement A SOUND MORTGAGE = A SOUND ECONOMY Stocked with compelling real-life scenarios, budgeting tips, and handy financial tools, Mind Your Own Mortgage is a timely wake-up call for homeowners and a candid decree that the American dream is still possible—if we dramatically rethink the way we finance our homes. IT’S TIME TO MIND YOUR OWN MORTGAGE. “Whether you’re getting a new mortgage, refinancing an old one, or dealing with the mortgage you have already, you won’t find a better mortgage coach than my friend, Rob Bernabé.” —Mary Hunt, personal finance expert, best-selling author, and CEO of Debt-Proof Living “Finally, consumers have what they need to hold any mortgage provider accountable.” ?R. Jarret Lilien, founder and managing partner of Bendigo Partners and former president and COO of E*Trade Financial
She was back at the window. The street was as black as night. Even blacker. “
The streetlamps must be broken too,” observed Nora. “They use the same electric
power that we do,” explained Mommy. In the windows across the street they
Author: Johanna Hurwitz
Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Nora has made friends with all the people in her building--almost. Cranky Mrs. Ellsworth, whom Nora has nicknamed Mrs. Mind-Your-Own-Business, just won't be friendly. Then one day Mommy needs a baby-sitter for Nora and Teddy. No one can take the job...except Mrs. Mind-Your-Own-Business! Teddy is scared, but Nora is curious. Will Mrs. Mind-Your-Own-Business become their friend at last?
'Oh, aye, Jack, stay in me own backyard, eh? Don't help anyone, just look after
number one, is that it? Be selfish, an' to hell with everyone?' As Jack closed his
eyes, pictures of Nobby flashed through his mind. Nobby with his face contorted ...
Author: Joan Jonker
Publisher: Hachette UK
Two families are united in love and friendship, yet will ambition threaten their future happiness? Joan Jonker introduces Nellie McDonough and Molly Bennett, two of her most popular characters, for the first time in this heart-warming Liverpool saga, Stay in Your Own Back Yard. Perfect for fans of Katie Flynn and Sheila Newberry. In her terraced house in Liverpool, Molly Bennett struggles to bring up four children on her husband's meagre wage. But Molly doesn't complain; she has an abundance of things money can't buy - and a home filled with love and laughter. When her eldest daughter, Jill, is offered a place at high school, Molly is racked with guilt. She needs Jill working to relieve their poverty. But Jill eases Molly's conscience by getting herself a job in a baker's shop while signing up for night school. Molly's best mate is Nellie McDonough; they spend hours laughing, gossiping and lending a helping hand to others. And when they discover one of their neighbours is being beaten by her violent husband, the friends roll up their sleeves and take action. Meanwhile, Jill starts dating Nellie's son, Steve, and both families are delighted. But Jill lands herself an office job that takes her into a world beyond the confines of their close-knit community and she and Steve seem to be drifting apart... What readers are saying about Stay in Your Own Back Yard: 'If you want a feel good factor book then get in your comfy chair and snuggle up. Joan Jonker will make you laugh, and she will make you cry. But she will leave you wanting more and more of her books' 'Great story and characters. A funny, friendly and lovely family story. You are carried away and become part of the family'
“If you're a worker, like me,” he would say, “your mind's your own, your life's your
own.” He became ... Like Kate, he had got his own back at last: like Kate, he had
learned to laugh at those who had once teased and tormented him. A successful
Author: Margaret Drabble
A “marvelous” novel about a woman’s psychological battle with the realities of midlife (The New York Times Book Review). Witty and endearingly neurotic, Kate Armstrong has hit a certain age—and the crisis that goes along with it. She has a career as a successful journalist, specializing in feminist issues, but she struggles to challenge herself at work. She’s a mother, but her children have all left the nest, and her marriage has ended in divorce. She has a lively circle of friends, but her relationships with them are complicated by years of history and failed affairs. She’s left one stage of life behind and has another stage ahead of her, but right now she’s stuck somewhere in the middle. With her “unfailing insight and intelligence,” Margaret Drabble shows us a woman alone in London for the first time in years—slowly rediscovering herself in a city on the brink of great change (The New York Times).
I like my own space, she told herself, moving her feet out of the way of Heath's
enormous Top-Siders. You didn't mind sitting close to Grant the other day in the
barn, a voice in her head whispered back. Mind your own business, she shot back.
Author: Elizabeth White
“Nothing worth having is easy to get... ana Cutrere’s homecoming to Vancleave, Mississippi, is anything but dull. Before she’s even reached town, the beautiful young widow has a run-in with a stray cow, loses her son in the woods, rescues an injured fawn, and comes face-to-face with Grant Gonzales, her high school crush. Grant recently returned to town himself amid hushed controversy. His only plan: leave the corporate world behind and open a hunting reserve. Seeing Jana again ignites old memories . . . and a painful past.Tensions boil over when he learns exactly why she returned. Jana plans to convince her grandfather to develop a wildlife rescue center—dead center on the prime hunting property he promised to sell to Grant! Jana is determined to make a new start for herself and her two children—and willing to fight for it. With deadlines drawing near for the sale of the property and no decision from her grandfather, can Jana trust God with her and Grant’s future, or will explosive emotions and diametrically opposing views tear them apart?
For my business, I have a number of servers located in a secret nuclear bunker.
... Still, I've been to server farms before and the amount of wires sticking out the back of each rack and lying all over the ... It is like they have a mind of their own.
Pearl are my sisters, but before the words could leave my mouth, the woman
wags her finger at me. What are you looking at, you silly boy? Mind your own
business. Don't you have friends in your own backwater village? Her friends
hooted and ...
Author: Elizabeth Nunez
Publisher: Akashic Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The author explores her mother’s marriage—and fourteen pregnancies—in this “powerful memoir” (Ebony). One of Oprah.com’s Best Memoirs of the Year Winner of the 2015 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Nonfiction Tracing the four days between the moment she gets the dreaded call and the burial of her mother, Elizabeth Nunez tells of her lifelong struggle to cope with her parents’ ambitions for their children—and her mother’s seemingly unbreakable conviction that displays of affection are not for everyday use. Yet Nunez sympathizes with her parents, whose happiness is constrained by the oppressive strictures of colonialism; by the Catholic Church’s prohibition of artificial birth control which her mother obeys, terrified by the threat of eternal damnation (her mother gets pregnant fourteen times: nine live births and five miscarriages which almost kill her); and by the complexities of skin color in Caribbean society. Through it all, a fierce love holds this family together, and helps carry Nunez through her grief, in this “intriguing [and] courageous memoir” (Kirkus Reviews). “Nunez ponders the cultural, racial, familial, social, and personal experiences that led to what she ultimately understands was a deeply loving union between her parents. A beautifully written exploration of the complexities of marriage and family life.” —Booklist
She hadn't pleaded for it back or chased after Bruce. ... So she clutched her
books to her chest as he taunted her, pretending the jeers didn't hurt. ... “Mind your own business, Mason,” Bruce had sneered, saying Mason's name like an
Author: Kathy Love
Publisher: Zebra Books
In her delightful novel, Getting What You Want, Kathy Love introduced the Stepp sisters, three unique women with wildly different ideas about love and life. Now, meet Ellie, the romantic middle sister who's about to take a chance on having what she's always wanted. . . This Can't Be Happening Is he flirting with me? I must be imagining things. Why would Mason Sweet, the gorgeous mayor of Millbrook, Maine, the man I've secretly been in love with since seventh grade, flirt with me? He's the town golden boy, and I'm, well, the local librarian. The Stepp sister who stayed close to home. The one who bakes brownies. . .then eats them all. My thighs make that whick-whick-whick sound in pantyhose. He can't possibly be flirting with me. So why is he giving me that melt-you-where-you-stand look? Why is he pulling me close? And what is he whispering in my ear. . . Sorry, could you repeat that? Now I'm hearing things, because I swear Mason just asked me if I'd like to. . .well, he wasn't asking for a book recommendation, let's put it that way. Oh my, my, my. Okay, Ellie, stop blushing like a teenaged girl. I'm sure he didn't mean it. Maybe I should just alphabetize something. Be the good girl everyone expects. Eat another brownie. Forget this ever happened. So why is it I can't stop myself from saying, "Yes. . .."
Angela blinked at her as if she had just noticed her there. “Get in the house,”
Angela said. “Mind your own damned business. It has nothing to do with you—”
Suzanne said. She whipped back around to Angela. “I hate you—” she started to
Author: Caroline Leavitt
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
It can take a long time to build up a life, and only moments to destroy it. Gary and Molly met in the way couples do: after a long haul of being single, quickly becoming soulmates and rejoicing in that fact. Beautiful, red-haired Molly ignites a fire in Gary and he eases the pain she feels about her past. Starting a family is something they both want badly to do, and with great joy, Molly finds herself pregnant. It is when she leaves for the hospital that things start to go wrong. Only a few weeks later, alone with a newborn and a mountain of medical bills he has no means to pay for, Gary must call on Molly's long estranged sister Suzanne to help. Many authors have tackled the challenges of love and marriage. Caroline Leavitt claims the turf in her own exciting way, twisting and turning a medical nightmare into an opportunity for redemption and hope, in Coming Back to Me.
I had my little talk with the caseworker, and he wasn't anything like the guy at
Danbury, who tried to help you. It was, 'What I've got to say to you is, Here, you
stay with your own group, you mind your own business, and you keep your back
Author: Bruce Porter
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Category: True Crime
BLOW is the unlikely story of George Jung's roller coaster ride from middle-class high school football hero to the heart of Pablo Escobar's Medellin cartel-- the largest importer of the United States cocaine supply in the 1980s. Jung's early business of flying marijuana into the United States from the mountains of Mexico took a dramatic turn when he met Carlos Lehder, a young Colombian car thief with connections to the then newly born cocaine operation in his native land. Together they created a new model for selling cocaine, turning a drug used primarily by the entertainment elite into a massive and unimaginably lucrative enterprise-- one whose earnings, if legal, would have ranked the cocaine business as the sixth largest private enterprise in the Fortune 500. The ride came to a screeching halt when DEA agents and Florida police busted Jung with three hundred kilos of coke, effectively unraveling his fortune. But George wasn't about to go down alone. He planned to bring down with him one of the biggest cartel figures ever caught. With a riveting insider account of the lurid world of international drug smuggling and a super-charged drama of one man's meteoric rise and desperate fall, Bruce Porter chronicles Jung's life using unprecedented eyewitness sources in this critically acclaimed true crime classic.
Another gasp from the crowd and a female voice saying, “Did he just threaten her
?” “No, I didn't,” Maurice yelled out to no one in particular. “Why don't you all just mind your own business? Get back to work.” “These people don't work for you,” ...
Author: Angela Winters
Publisher: Kensington Books
After a rocky year, D.C.’s most ambitious divas are back on track. But in a city of social climbing and scandal, can they stay ahead of the game? Happy in marriage and motherhood, Sherise is back at work and ready for a big promotion to White House press secretary—until an incompetent rival gets the job instead. Something’s dirty and Sherise is going to get to the bottom of it.... Billie’s law career is thriving, and she’s newly engaged. But between her fiancé’s disapproving mother and his angry ex-girlfriend, Billie’s plans for the future may be put on hold—permanently.... With a new job at a lobbying firm, Erica is ready to put the past behind her. But when her estranged father’s tragic death leaves her newly wealthy, she finds herself at the center of a power struggle that could cost her more than money... Whatever obstacles try to block their dreams, these ladies will find a way to conquer them—no matter what it takes... “Readers looking for backstabbing, secrets, and sex will find plenty.” —Publishers Weekly on Almost Doesn’t Count