God and Grandma

Sometimes it takes a while to realize the full price we pay for our sunburns. While were young, our skin may look fresh and vibrant, but as we age, the sun we indulged in during our youth causes our skin to thicken and wrinkle.

God and Grandma

Myrtle Hallman loved God. She couldn't get Him out of her mind or her heart. He went everywhere she went, and she never failed to see Him in everyday life. This collection of God sightings will warm your heart and tickle your funny bone. Allow these glimpses of God to train your eye and your heart to keep Him close to you. You will find God in ordinary places and sometimes in surprising places, but one thing is certain - if you look for Him, you won't be disappointed.

Spoiled

And when she alluded to it, the allusions were oblique, couched in signature Louise-style bravado. She would say, “You know, I was showing Giacomo some pictures of me when I was little, and you know what he said?

Spoiled

BONUS: This edition contains a Spoiled discussion guide. A young woman does a good deed for her nanny, only to have it go horribly wrong. A newly married woman struggles to gain the upper hand with her self-assured cleaning woman. An anxious woman desperate for an authentic experience makes a rash decision to leave the grounds of her Moroccan luxury hotel. In this sophisticated and provocative story collection, acclaimed author Caitlin Macy turns her unsparing eye on well-heeled thirtysomething women who, despite their education and affluence, struggle to keep their footing in their relationships with their friends, spouses, and children—not to mention their help. Full of surprising, sometimes shocking insights and brimming with outrage and compassion, Spoiled is a remarkable collection from a boldly talented writer.

Lucky

Her younger brother, Dario, was smaller, more delicate. There were only eighteen months between them, but even when they were young, Lucky took charge. Maria was a wonderful mother. Gino spoiled them rotten. All the time it was presents ...

Lucky

Featuring a new, intimate introduction from Jessie Burton talking about what Jackie and her books mean to her! Discover the empowerment, sex, scandal and glamour of Lucky, a book ‘so hot it will have to be printed on asbestos’, from the insatiable number one bestseller Jackie Collins. ‘Collins was saying that women didn’t have to centre round men, either in books or in life. Women could have their own adventures’ JESSIE BURTON There have been many imitators, but only ever one Jackie Collins. With millions of her books sold around the world, and thirty-one New York Times bestsellers, she is one of the world’s top-selling novelists. From glamorous Beverly Hills bedrooms to Hollywood movie studios; from glittering rock concerts to the yachts of billionaires, Jackie chronicled the scandalous lives of the rich, famous, and infamous from the inside looking out. 'A true inspiration, a trail blazer for women's fiction' JILLY COOPER ‘Jackie shows us all what being a strong, successful woman means at any age’ MILLY JOHNSON ‘Jackie will never be forgotten, she’ll always inspire me to #BeMoreJackie’ JILL MANSELL ‘Jackie’s heroines don’t take off their clothes to please a man, but to please themselves’ CLARE MACKINTOSH ‘Legend is a word used too lightly for so many undeserving people, but Jackie is the very definition of the word’ ALEX KHAN ‘What Jackie knew how to do so well, is to tell a thumping good story’ ROWAN COLEMAN ‘I read hundreds of books every year. But Jackie Collins’ novels are the only ones I can read over and over’ AMY ROWLAND ‘Here is a woman who not only wanted to entertain her readers, but also to teach them something; about the world and about themselves’ ISABELLE BROOM ‘There’s a lot a drag queen can learn from Jackie’ TOM RASMUSSEN ‘Lessons galore on every page… about feminism, equality, tolerance and love’ CARMEL HARRINGTON ‘Jackie is the queen of cliff-hangers’ SAMANTHA TONGE ‘For all her trademark sass, there is a moralist at work here’ LOUISE CANDLISH ‘Nobody does it quite like Jackie and nobody ever will’ SARRA MANING ‘Jackie bought a bit of glitter, sparkle and sunshine into our humdrum existence’ VERONICA HENRY ‘Jackie wrote about Hollywood with total authenticity, breaking all the rules and taboos’ BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD ‘Jackie lived the Hollywood dream, but, she looked sideways at it, and then shared the dirt with her readers’ JULIET ASHTON ‘What radiates from her novels, is a sense that women are capable of great things’ ALEXANDRA HEMINSLEY

Breaking the Age Code Young Skin for Life

And, since we're asking that question, let's ask a couple more while we're at it. Why weren't free radicals much of a threat to us when we were younger, and why should we be more concerned about them as we age?

Breaking the Age Code Young Skin for Life

This book is a must read for anyone who wants to transform their skin. Author Lesley Goodson—medical researcher and expert on skin diseases and the aging process—unveils for the first time the latest scientific advances in behind-the-scenes skin anti-aging research. She brings you the secrets that until now were known only by research scientists and forward-thinking dermatologists and plastic surgeons. INCLUDES... • Interviews with the nation's leading dermatologists and plastic surgeons. • The most effective wrinkle cure to date. • Scientific proof of what works and what doesn't. • And much more. Follow Lesley Goodson's blog at BreakingTheAgeCode.com

Exact Repetition in Grammar and Discourse

(http://www.mtv.com/news/2016091/while-were-young-trailer/) A similar example comes from a conversation between two old junior-high school classmates who have just run into each other (from the 2002 film “Lovely and Amazing”, ...

Exact Repetition in Grammar and Discourse

Most scholars define reduplication as a formally restricted grammatical process, neatly distinguishing it from 'mere' repetition as a discoursal option. However, there is a fuzzy grey area between the two processes that has rarely been explored so far. In this timely collection, the phenomenon of exact repetition, understood broadly as the systematic iteration of one and the same linguistic item within relatively close syntactic proximity, is investigated from a number of angles. The volume contains studies from phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics, and deals with a broad range of languages, including alleged 'reduplication avoiders'. In bringing together different theoretical perspectives, phenomenological domains, and methodologies, and in linking the fields of syntax and discourse to those of morphology and morphophonology, the volume provides new insights into the structure and meaning of exact repetition phenomena, and, more generally, into their status within a theory of language. The collection will appeal to formally and functionally oriented scholars from all subfields of linguistics, including typology.

Ruling Your World

accepting change, especially when it involves aging, sickness, and death. We feel depressed about getting older, because we are getting further from being young. I certainly don't mind getting older. I've enjoyed the process of growing ...

Ruling Your World

You’re stuck in the airport security line, late for a flight. The line isn’t moving. You’re angry at the security personnel for taking so long, you’re irritated at the other passengers for having so much stuff, you’re mad at your boss for sending you on this trip in the first place. By the time you get to your gate you’re angry, deflated, and exhausted. Then someone cuts in front of you in the line to board and you snap. “There’s a line, you know!” Is that really you, standing in an airport, yelling at a stranger, emotions raging? It happens to most of us more than we’d like to admit. In an instant, our lives seem out of control and overwhelming. It’s always something, isn’t it? But what if you could approach every part of your life—from the smallest decisions to life’s biggest setbacks—with total confidence, clarity, and control? According to Sakyong Mipham, we all have that power. The secret is simple: If you just stop thinking about yourself all the time, happiness and confidence will come naturally. It sounds absurd and, what’s more, impossible. But in Ruling Your World, Sakyong Mipham shares ancient secrets on how to take control of our lives and be successful while cultivating compassion for others and confidence in our own intelligence and goodness. The key to this well-being lies in the ancient strategies of the warrior kings and queens of Shambhala. The kingdom of Shambhala was an enlightened kingdom of benevolent kings and queens and fiercely trained warriors. No one knows for sure whether this kingdom was real or mythical, but there are ancient guidebooks to this land and practical instructions for creating a Shambhala in your own world, bringing peace, purpose, and perspective into your life and environment. Sakyong Mipham, the descendant of a warrior king, has inherited these teachings and gives us the lessons and myths of the great rulers and warriors of Shambhala. He makes these teachings relevant to our twenty-first-century lives in a fresh and witty voice and helps us all to realize our potential for power and control in a seemingly uncontrollable world. For the first time ever, revered spiritual leader Sakyong Mipham brings the lessons of the ancient Shambhala warriors and rulers to the Western world and shows us how to live our lives with confidence. Most of us are living in a haze—sometimes helping others, sometimes helping ourselves, sometimes happy, sometimes sad. We don’t feel in control of our own lives. The ancient teachings of Shambhala rulership show us that we all have the ability to rule our own world and live with confidence. To do this, we need to use our daily lives to be strong, as opposed to aggressive, and to act with wisdom and compassion. This may sound difficult, but when we begin to mix this ancient wisdom of rulership into our everyday life, we have both spiritual and worldly success. We don’t need to abandon our life and become an ascetic or a monk in order to gain confidence and achieve this success. We can live in the world as a ruler no matter what we are doing. —from Ruling Your World

The Step Family

Matt would often make comments to the other fellows that all the church girls were always surrounding around the big baller ... The Rev commented so after that conversation Joshua talked to Tina about waiting for a little while before ...

The Step Family

The step family is about two families from different sides of the track trying to mend from Exs and bond into one family. Joshua grew up in foster homes until a wonderful Christian family brought him into their home and showed him what a real family was about and made him vow to always be there for his children unfortunately his trophy wife whose sole purpose of life was to be beautiful and marry rich but found out money bought diamonds and furs but it didnt buy happiness. Rita on the other hand not the beauty queen but having a beautiful heart that Joshua couldnt see growing up she married a man that was overlooked by the pretty girls until he got a few of Ritas dollars in his pocket and decided instead of a beautiful heart he wanted that beautiful face and body leaving Rita and their children and a chance for Rita to find her real prince but is love enough to keep these two step families together?

King Solomon s Carpet

Even as she did not say so, she realized there were many things, an increasing number of things, she did not say to Tom. When they ... All the passers-by for a long while were young men who behaved as if Alice and Tom were not there, ...

King Solomon s Carpet

King Solomon's Carpet - a prize-winning crime classic from bestselling author Barbara Vine Winner of the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger Award 'The tension grows ... an overwhelming sense of foreboding ... when the unravelling takes place, it is brilliantly unexpected and original' The Times Jarvis Stringer lives in a crumbling schoolhouse overlooking a tube line, compiling his obsessive, secret history of London's Underground. His presence and his strange house draw a band of misfits into his orbit: young Alice, who has run away from her husband and baby; Tom, the busker who rescues her; truant Jasper who gets his kicks on the tube; and mysterious Axel, whose dark secret later casts a shadow over all of their lives. Dispossessed and outcast, those who come to inhabit Jarvis's schoolhouse are gradually brought closer together in violent and unforeseen ways by London's forbidding and dangerous Undergound . . . 'I longed to know what would happen next. Towards the end the tension fairly gets you by the throat' Sunday Express 'Vine arouses a genuine fear that all that is normal is in danger of being lost' Sunday Times King Solomon's Carpet is a modern masterpiece of the crime genre and will leave you gripped from the first page to the last. If you enjoy the novels of P.D. James, Ian Rankin and Scott Turow, you will love this book. Barbara Vine is the pen-name of Ruth Rendell. She has written fifteen novels using this pseudonym, including A Fatal Inversion and King Solomon's Carpet which both won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award. Her other books include: A Dark Adapted Eye; The House of Stairs; Gallowglass; Asta's Book; No Night Is Too Long; In the Time of His Prosperity; The Brimstone Wedding; The Chimney Sweeper's Boy; Grasshopper; The Blood Doctor; The Minotaur; The Birthday Present and The Child's Child.

The Afterloch

... they were circumscribing a variety in resources while were if everybody to understand something the exact same way, ... a serial murderer or even a lover murdering a lover; when their subjects were young college boys killing women ...

The Afterloch

The Afterloch is the second narrative collection of the Unleash The Loch series. Primarily mental philosophy, it establishes a narrative which exists mostly in the minds of those who are stuck in situations without knowing what has happened. Cursed or blessed with unconsciousness and a lack of being able to immediately remember and reflect upon where they have been and what has happened to them, very little communication and incidence ensues and they all end up somewhat trapped in the philosophical mentalities they are snagged into by being void of any connection to any true fictional reality. If no-thing much is happening, all they can really do is 'think' and 'think' they do; but much of their inner lives is philosophy, religion, and social -judicial histrionicism. Essentially nothing is really happening in terms of conversation and incidence. But what unravels is how even when seemingly nothing is happening, so much can be happening inside peoples' minds. Moreover something is happening in terms of their contexts. More a concourse of philosophy and thinking than any true narrative entertainment, what unravels stands in difference to the consistent fictional element of the earlier book and predicates a somewhat sinister expos on the problems of living a life in the mind. At bottom if fiction is not happening, philosophy is. And if such is in somewhat uncomfortable situations, fanaticism is bred.

The Collected Stories of Richard Yates

We were strolling in the dusk past brilliant storefronts—a travel agency, a shoe store, a lunch counter—and I ... Go to Paris Because I mean if we don't do it now, while were young enough and brave enough, when are we Regards at Home ...

The Collected Stories of Richard Yates

Richard Yates was acclaimed as one of the most powerful, compassionate and accomplished writers of America's post-war generation. Whether addressing the smothered desire of suburban housewives, the white-collar despair of Manhattan office workers or the heartbreak of a single mother with artistic pretensions, Yates ruthlessly examines the hopes and disappointments of ordinary people with empathy and humour.

Musings on a Lifetime

While were near relations of both Granny and Grandpa: Granny's other sister Aunt Mary lived with her daughter and ... he and Uncle Wally were close friends since boyhood when he would spend holidays in Cork when the family were young ...

Musings on a Lifetime

I ONCE WENT TO A PALMIST TO HAVE MY PALMS READ. To my surprise, she said: “Your hands show two very different lives!” She explained that one hand represented my life as it was supposed to be, and the other as it would turn out. The palmist predicted that I would live a long life and would have a strong, positive character. As fate had it, one hand showed my life as it would have been if I had emigrated to America in 1901, and had grown up with my family on a Montana farm; the other hand showed great sacrifice and a stricter up-bringing - like my childhood with my grandparents in turn-of-the-century Ireland. Separated from my family at two years old, I was grateful to be reunited with them over 50 years later. When we reach a certain age, and have time to sit and dream, our thoughts slip back to times long ago and events - trivial at the time, but in childhood of great importance, and so they remain as musings on a lifetime.

Cruising World

husband, Doug, and I are raising our kids, ages I and 3, it's easy to see a whole life mapped out, with the minivan, soccer practice, and all that. ... But this precious time as a family, while were young and healthy, won't.

Cruising World


Fraser s Magazine for Town and Country

And tended him while the deluded peayet were he truly wise , he would not santry of Ireland had yet to expect even ... there official underlings in his hand , while were young and ardent gentlemen he gloated over the prospect of a re- ...

Fraser s Magazine for Town and Country


Every Mother Is a Daughter

Women my age were just too busy to think when they were young. Whole decades passed, it seems to me, without my noticing. Sound strange? Nonetheless, it's true. Only now do I have time to really think. Looking at you and your brother ...

Every Mother Is a Daughter

Mothers and daughters go through so much–yet when was the last time a mother and daughter sat down collectively to write a book together about it all? Perri Klass and her mother, Sheila Solomon Klass, both gifted professional writers, prove to be ideal collaborators as they examine their decades of motherhood, daughterhood, and the wonderful, if sometimes fraught, ways their lives have overlapped. Perri notes with amazement how closely her own life has mirrored her mother’s: Both have full-time careers (Perri is a pediatrician; Sheila is recently retired from a long career as a college English professor but goes on teaching); both have published books, articles, and stories; each has three children; they both love to read, and to pass books back and forth. They also love to travel–in fact, they often take trips together (and live to tell the tale). But in truth, the harder they look at their lives, the more Perri and Sheila acknowledge their profound differences in circumstance and temperament. A child of the Depression, Sheila was raised in Brooklyn by Orthodox Jewish parents who considered education an unnecessary luxury for girls. Starting with her college education, she has fought for everything she’s ever accomplished. Perri, on the other hand, grew up privileged and rebellious in the New Jersey suburbs of the 1960s and 1970s. For Sheila, fanatically frugal, wasting time or money is a crime, and luxury is unthinkable while Perri enjoys the occasional small luxury, but has not been successful at enticing her mother into even the tiniest self-indulgence. Each writing in her own unmistakable voice, Perri and Sheila take turns exploring the joys and pains, the love and resentment, the petty irritations and abiding respect, that have always bound them together. Sheila recounts the adventure of giving birth to Perri in a tiny town in Trinidad where her husband was doing anthropological fieldwork. Perri confesses that she can’t tame her domestic chaos even though she knows it drives her mother crazy. Sheila rhapsodizes about the bliss of becoming a grandmother. Perri marvels at her mother’s fearless navigation of the New York City subways. Together they compare thoughts on bringing up children and working, confess long-hidden sorrows, relish precious memories–and even offer family recipes and knitting patterns. Looking deep into the lives they have lived separately and together, Perri and Sheila tell their mother-daughter story with honesty, humor, zest, and mutual admiration. A memoir in two voices, Every Mother Is a Daughter is a duet that resonates with the experiences that all mothers and daughters will recognize.

Leonard Bernstein and His Young People s Concerts

In fact, in 1964 CBS reported that 83 percent of the viewers were adults (37 percent men and 46 percent women) and 17 percent young people; of these only 6 percent were Bernstein's target audience of teenagers, while 11 percent were ...

Leonard Bernstein and His Young People s Concerts

Leonard Bernstein touched millions of lives as composer, conductor, teacher, and activist. He frequently visited homes around the world through the medium of television, particularly through his fifty-three award-winning Young People’s Concerts (1958-1972), which at their height were seen by nearly ten million in over forty countries. Originally designed for young viewers but equally attractive to eager adults, Bernstein’s brilliance as a teacher shined brightly in his televised presentations. And yet, despite the light touch of the “maestro,” the innocence of his audience, and the joyousness of each show’s topic, the turbulence of the times would peek through. In this first in-depth look at the series, Alicia Kopfstein-Penk’s Leonard Bernstein and His Young People’s Concerts illustrates how the cultural, social, political, and musical upheavals of the long sixties impacted Bernstein’s life and his Young People’s Concerts. Responding to trends in corporate sponsorship, censorship, and arts programming from the Golden Age of Television into the 1970s, the Young People’s Concerts would show the impact of and reflect the social and cultural politics of the Cold War, Vietnam, the Civil Rights and Women’s Movements, and the Counterculture. Bernstein cheerfully bridged classical and popular tastes, juxtaposing the Beatles with Mozart even as he offered personal, televised pleas for peace and unity. At the same time, the concerts reflect Bernstein’s troubled relationship as a professional musician with the dominance of atonality and his quest to nurture American music. Anyone who enjoys the oeuvre of Leonard Bernstein, has watched his Young People’s Concerts, or is passionate about the history of the long sixties will find in Leonard Bernstein and His Young People’s Concerts a story of all three captured in this monumental study.

Young Catholic America

Similarly, in 1963, 37 percent of Catholics reported going to Confession at least monthly; a decade later, just 17 percent did the same.94 Even if the parents of our emerging adults still attended Mass regularly when they were young, ...

Young Catholic America

Best Review at the Catholic Press Association Convention Studies of young American Catholics over the last three decades suggest a growing crisis in the Catholic Church: compared to their elders, young Catholics are looking to the Church less as they form their identities, and fewer of them can even explain what it means to be Catholic and why that matters. Young Catholic America, the latest book based on the groundbreaking National Study of Youth and Religion, explores a crucial stage in the life of Catholics. Drawing on in-depth surveys and interviews of Catholics and ex-Catholics ages 18 to 23--a demographic commonly known as early "emerging adulthood"--leading sociologist Christian Smith and his colleagues offer a wealth of insight into the wide variety of religious practices and beliefs among young Catholics today, the early influences and life-altering events that lead them to embrace the Church or abandon it, and how being Catholic affects them as they become full-fledged adults. Beyond its rich collection of statistical data, the book includes vivid case studies of individuals spanning a full decade, as well as insight into the twentieth-century events that helped to shape the Church and its members in America. An innovative contribution to what we know about religion in the United States and the evolving Catholic Church, Young Catholic America is the definitive source for anyone seeking to understand what it means to be young and Catholic in America today.

PEERS for Young Adults

While the focus of PEERS® is on helping young adults make and keep friends and form romantic relationships, ... majority of well-intentioned adults give the same advice, and were probably given similar advice when they were younger.

PEERS   for Young Adults

PEERS® for Young Adults presents the first evidence-based group treatment program for young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as other neurodevelopmental disorders and social challenges. Inside, readers will find a critical step forward in the dissemination of effective behavioral interventions for young adults in the form of 16 engaging group session outlines that are both user-friendly and backed by empirical research. Each session is accompanied by homework assignments and practice suggestions designed to reinforce the group’s understanding of the skills learned during each meeting. This practical resource will prove to be an invaluable reference for any clinician or educator working with this population.

Fresh Cheese

Sometimes the choices we make while were young, can determine our future. Whether we become successful, or a complete loser! Opportunities are there,wejust have to reach outand grab it. Remembering: “Bad associations spoils useful ...

Fresh Cheese

Why me, is all I ask? My crime was getting drunk, that’s how I dealt with pressure. I never smoked or sold drugs, I invite you to check my record! Drinking is legal, but I stayed intoxicated. For what you ask? It wasn’t drug related. It all started in 1983, when I was hit by a car. Paralyzing my left side, it goes back that far. I died 3 times, my life was robbed. It was a miracle I lived, by the grace of God! Just like a nightmare and tragedy, it was a terrible sight! I wasn’t drunk driving, I was riding a bike! I went through the front window, and out the back. It was a 1983, Cadillac! I stayed in a coma for 6 weeks. The day they pulled the plug, I awoke from sleep! I couldn’t even walk, but I was so determined. I lost a third of my memory, I had a will for learning. I got married the same year, to a beautiful woman! As time went by, the memories kept coming! I went to college, as part of my rehabilitation. I was starting a family, so I had to increase my education! Even though I only had the use of one hand It made me more determined, to be a man! With all I had been through, I wasn’t delirious. Every one of my responsibilities, I took serious! Here is something the doctors stated. If I had used any drugs, I never! Would’ve made it. I went through hell and hot water, and I proved I was able. Though I took care of my family, my wife was unfaithful! Since my accident, I have been butchered and slaughtered!! Though she was unfaithful, she got my two sons and one daughter. Without my kids, I got no lovin. It’s not the fact that she cheated, she cheated with my cousin! She even married him, and that’s when I really started drinking. I should’ve trusted in Jehovah (God) but, I was way beyond thinking! And now, I’m doing time for something, that I’m totally against. I’m stuck between a rock and a hard place, with my back against the fence! It’s been pure hell! And I’ve had enough. I’m living for my kids, so, I can’t give up! What I’m telling you is true, these are all the facts. “Why me, is all I ask?”

The Black Halo

Why should I have pretended to like my mother when I hadn't in fact done so? When we were young she would prevent us from playing football whenever she could. Not that Norman had played much, but playing might have improved his chest.

The Black Halo

The house was extraordinarily peaceful as if by an act of will I had banished all the fertile ghosts. It had an unearthly calm as if I were floating on a dumb sea of solitude. I found myself humming to myself as if I had come to the silence of myself. I went to the bookcase and took out a book and began to read. Strangely enough I didn't realise at first what book it was. Then I saw that it was the Bible. I turned to the New Testament and began to read, 'In the beginning was the Word...' - The Hermit ALTHOUGH BEST KNOWN as one of Scotland's greatest modern poets, Iain Crichton Smith was also prolific as a writer of short stories. These pieces form a central part of his oeuvre, demonstrating the full range and versatility of his literary talent. From humour to tragedy, from inner monologues to extrovert surrealism, the diversity of his writing indicates the extraordinary range of his own reading and mental world. Crichton Smith wrote short stories throughout his life. Some are fragments, others almost novellas, and the best of them all show him to be an author of unique sensitivity and intelligence. These two collections, comprising the complete English stories, include over 45 stories never before published in book form, as well as others that have been out of print for many years, thus making it possible to judge Crichton Smith's achievement as a writer in full. Incorporates stories from The Hermit, Murdo, Mr Trill in Hades and Selected Stories.

Classic American Popular Song

Where Is the Warmth?, 309 Where Oh Where, 74 Where WasI When TheyPassedOut Luck?, 199 Where Wasthe Music?,233 Where You Are, 87 Where, I Wonder, 192–193 While theCity Sleeps, 170–171 While Were Young, 136–137 Whistling Away the Dark, ...

Classic American Popular Song

First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.