‘I think everyone has at least one eccentric aunt or uncle in the family. I had more than one. My boyhood days were enlivened by their presence.’ India’s best-loved children’s writer Ruskin Bond introduces us to some of the most endearing and adorable characters he has ever written about—his grandfather, with his unusual ability to disguise himself as just about anyone; the eccentric Uncle Ken, with his knack for trouble; the stationmaster Mr. Ghosh and his amazing family; and the unforgettable Aunt Ruby and her hilarious encounter with a parrot! Heart-warming, funny and delightful, The Parrot Who Wouldn’t Talk and Other Stories features some old favourites as well as refreshingly new stories. Marked by Bond’s inimitable style and trademark humour, and embellished with lively illustrations, this book will be a firm favourite with children.
Based on a workshop between clergy members of the United Methodist Church, 'But They Won't Talk With a Woman' focuses on justice issues between male and female clergy, relying on the personal experiences of the participants, as well as their reflections from points made in the book, Women's Growth in Connection by Judith V. Jordan, et. al. In this book, the group posits that unless injustices that female clergy are subjected to in their daily lives are changed, the Church may potentially be destroyed. Topics covered include the abuse of power by men over women, traditional gender roles, biblical interpretations of these roles, and communication between men and women.
The New York Times bestseller and Book Sense 76 pick is now in paperback. This is the book by Whitewater warrior Susan McDougal that created a media sensation, with author appearances on Today, The O'Reilly Factor, Larry King, Crossfire, FOX Morning News, and The CBS Early Show; and a controversial review in The New York Times that generated chat all over the Internet, and the newspaper's own printed correction. Breaking her silence on the Whitewater affair and giving a moving portrait of what happens to women in American prisons, McDougal's book is a must-read for Americans of all political stripes and for everyone concerned about wrongful conviction and imprisonment. Black-and-white photographs are included.
Once again, author Ralph Milton brings his enormous talent as storyteller to the task of retelling biblical stories. Based on the bestselling Family Story Bible, the Lectionary Story Bible includes many new and wonderfully engaging stories from both the Hebrew and New Testament scriptures. At least one, but usually two stories from the lections are included for each Sunday of the church year making Lectionarys Story Bible a complete lectionary resource for Christian educators, camp leaders, worship leaders, and families who want to share their faith at home. The book also includes a scripture index of the stories included in the collection, for non-lectionary settings and uses. Adept at handling even difficult material, Ralph Milton writes stories that are positive and life-affirming, use inclusive language, and portray a God of love to children and adults alike. Margaret Kyle has created many new illustrations brimming with the energy, curiosity, and joy that so characterizes her work. Lectionary Story Bible Year A is the first in a series that will cover all three years of the lectionary. The complete set will be an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to share faith stories with children and make the Bible relevant to young people today.
This is a client workbook for those in treatment or considering treatment for social anxiety. This program has met the American Psychological Association's Division 12 Task Force criteria for empirically-supported treatments. Clients will learn how social anxiety interferes with the achievement of life goals. The workbook includes information about a variety of interventions, such as exposure, cognitive re-framing, and medication.
Nellie Lancaster has been raised by her over-indulgent widowed father and it shows. She is known to be rude, arrogant, and so spoiled that no man within fifty miles is interested in courting her, much less marrying her. When her father grows terminally ill, he has to face the fact that it was his fault she turned out that way and it's up to him to remedy the situation before he dies. He calls upon an old friend and business advisor from Big Rock to come help him liquidate his estate. He also wants Philip to take Nellie back to Big Rock with him and find a husband for her. They all know any man set on marrying Nellie has his work cut out for him. Wes Hollicker has been in Big Rock less than two years, but it's been long enough to build a successful cattle ranch. It is so successful that he has detailed plans of how to expand and nearly triple the size of his business within three years. He only lacks one thing to make his life happy: a wife. The first time Wes hears about Nellie, he sets his sights on her. So what if she has more spirit and fire than other men are willing to handle? Wes likes fire. He likes it a lot. Publisher's Note: This historical western romance contains a theme of power exchange as Nellie and Wes get to know one another.
The Chicago Bulls are one of basketball's most storied teams—from Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Phil Jackson to Hall of Famers and MVPs, the Bulls' NBA championship legacy will likely never be surpassed. Author and Bulls' beat reporter Kent McDill provides a closer look at the great moments of the 1990s championship teams, which saw the Bulls win six championships in eight seasons. Through multiple interviews conducted with current and past Bulls, readers will meet the players, coaches, and management and share in their moments of greatness and defeat. If These Walls Could Talk: Chicago Bulls will make fans a part of the Bulls' history from a new perspective.
Absurdity, social realism, and the in–depth examination of the human condition are but a few of the themes that comprise the contents of the seventy–three short stories breathing menacingly between the covers of this book. Humor attacks surrealism on a landscape sun-saturated with saintly thought and intense clarity — creation’s first simple act of pure effervescence getting drowned.
As featured on Sunday Brunch and Woman's Hour 'A really interesting proper analysis of the ins and outs of love. A kind of marvellous feat.' Richard Curtis Poets, philosophers and artists have been trying to explain romantic love for centuries, but it remains one of the most complex and intimidating terrains to navigate. Most people are afraid to be open and honest about their relationships – until now. For We Need to Talk Above Love, Laura Mucha has interviewed hundreds of strangers, from the ages of 8 to 95 in more than 40 countries, asking them to share their most personal stories, feelings and insights about love. These intimate and illuminating conversations raised important questions, such as: - How does your upbringing influence your relationships? - Does love at first sight exist? Should you 'just know'? - What should you look for in a partner? - Is monogamy natural? - Why do people cheat? - How do you know when it's time to walk away? Drawing on psychology, philosophy, anthropology and statistics, We Need to Talk About Love combines evidence, theory and everyday experience and is the perfect read for anyone who is curious about how we think, feel and behave when it comes to love.
Volume contains: 48 NY 527 (Conklin v. Furman) 48 NY 532 (Rector &c of Trinity Ch. v. Higgins) 48 NY 540 (Powers v. Shepard) 48 NY 545 (The Ontario Bk v. Hennessy) 48 NY 556 (Hamil v. Gillispie) 48 NY 561 (Bassell v. Elmore) 48 NY 569 (Killmore v. Howlett) 48 NY 571 (Fernandez v. Great W. Ins. Co.) 48 NY 571 (Fernandez v. N.Y. Mut. Ins. Co.) 48 NY 585 (Leitch v. Wells) 48 NY 614 (Calkins v. Smith) 48 NY 624 (Snow v. Columbian Ins. Co.) 48 NY 631 (Brisbane v. Beebe) 48 NY 686 (Thrall v. Krum) 48 NY 686 (Hoogland v. Trask) 48 NY 687 (Taylor v. Root) 48 NY 688 (Douglas v. Dudley) 48 NY 689 (Pettibone v. Blackmar)
Toilets, trees and gender? Can there be a connection? Is there a gender angle to a business story? Is gender in politics only about how many women get elected to parliament? Is osteoporosis a women's disease? Why do more women die in natural disasters? These are not the questions journalists usually ask when they set out to do their jobs as reporters, sub-editors, photographers of editors. Yet, by not asking, are they missing out on something, perhaps half the story? This is the question this book, edited and written by journalists, for journalists and the lay public interested in media, raises. Through examples from the media, and from their own experience, the contributors explain the concept of gender-sensitive journalism and look at a series of subjects that journalists have to cover - sexual assault, environment, development, business, politics, health, disasters, conflict - and set out a simple way of integrating a gendered lens into day-to-day journalism. Written in a non-academic, accessible style, this book is possibly the first of its kind in India - one that attempts to inject a gender perspective into journalism. Published by Zubaan.
An exquisite examination of a sexual culture in crisis What if we took sex out of the box marked "special," either the worst or best thing that a human person can experience, and considered it within the complexity of reality? In this extraordinary book, despite longstanding tabloid-style sexual preoccupations with monsters and victims, shame and virtue, JoAnn Wypijewski does exactly that. From the HIV crisis to the paedophile priest panic, Woody Allen to Brett Kavanaugh, child pornography to Abu Ghraib, Wypijewski takes the most famous sex panics of the last decades and turns them inside out, weaving what together becomes a searing indictment of modern sexual politics, exposing the myriad ways sex panics and the expansion of the punitive state are intertwined. What emerges is an examination of the multiple ways in which the ever-expanding default language of monsters and victims has contributed to the repressive power of the state. Politics exists in the mess of life. Sex does too, Wypijewski insists, and so must sexual politics, to make any sense at all.
Looking back at the West in Movies, television, and books a man and woman either kiss or ride off together at the end. In truth, more men moved West of the Mississippi during the 1800's than women. After a man managed to get a ranch, farm, mine, or business started he wanted a family-a wife and children. For those that could not afford the time or money to go back East courting that was a problem. The shortage of women and the distances in the West required courting adjustments, just as raw living conditions of the frontier forced on people changes in making a living. This book of two dozen short stories deals with the fictional creation of Western families from 1860-1900.