Unemployed doorman Thomas Soles has had it. Sick and tired of watching so many families lose their "dream" because of corporate America's insatiable lust for profit, he sits in the kitchen of his rented tenement and writes a book about the tragedy.
When Rosalen Maldonado tinkers with the derelict freighter, she's just hoping to prove she deserves a scholarship to University. She certainly doesn't count on waking the ship's damaged AI or having three stowaways, Micah Rotherwood and brothers Jem and Barre Durbin, along for the ride.
"What Teens can do !!"
The great disruptor of the 21st century is our attention span, and the Internet and computational technologies have opened up a Pandora's box of endless distractions. We are not merely entertaining ourselves to death (to echo Neil Postman's prophetic words), we are becoming entertainment ourselves as we moment-to-moment reveal our innermost selves on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and new emerging forms of social media. What all this will eventually portend nobody precisely knows.
On June 25, 2013, the US Supreme Court handed down its decision in Shelby County v. Holder, invalidating a key provision of voting rights law. The decision - the culmination of an eight-year battle over the power of Congress to regulate state conduct of elections - marked the closing of a chapter in American politics. That chapter had opened a century earlier in the case of Guinn v. United States, which ushered in national efforts to knock down racial barriers to the ballot.
A derelict ship and a splintered crew are not the rewards Ro had hoped for when she helped disrupt her father's plans to start a war with smuggled weapons. But with the responsibilities of full Commonwealth citizenship and limited resources, she is forced to take her father's place working as an engineer on Daedalus station while she and Barre try to repair their damaged freighter, Halcyone.
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Doug Brown was 17 years old when cattle rustlers burned his small Wyoming farm, killing his father and stealing every head of cattle he and his father had gathered in five days. Now he's heading out to hunt down these cold-blooded killers.
When New England antiques dealer Annie McCormick sells a religious relic to Curt Devereaux, the charming owner of a new museum on Jarritt's Island, she could not be happier. But when the relic she delivers turns up missing and Annie learns the ghostly secret of the sinister old mansion-turned-museum, her dream adventure becomes a nightmare that puts her life...her very soul...at risk!
Works of Paul Chek inspired me to write this book. I hope to show listeners that there is a purpose to life, and that it is the lessons we are learning in our everyday lives that give our life this purpose. I also feel there is something happening to the planet at this time, and we are privileged to be here. We are being guided and helped in many ways, which have not previously been open to us. As more and more people take an interest in matters which are "not of this world", the purposes of our true existence will come more into focus.
It begins as a drinking club in an academic backwater on the Stanford University campus of the late 1970s. A post-Nixon/post-Mao generation of China scholars plots to make a better world. Suddenly, the US recognizes the People's Republic of China. Intense demand arises for the unique skills that the Mandarin Club members possess. Now, yesterday's dreamers are today's policy makers and pundits, patriots, and spies.
Dean Cassidy looks back on a life filled with hardship and remembers Theresa Wayman, the bright spark that lit up his world when he was 18. As an adult, many years later, Dean becomes a successful author but still can't move past his betrayal and loss of Theresa. Beyond Nostalgia is a poignant story about growing up, making choices, learning to forgive, and moving on.
A common man of modest means, world-weary George McLast decides to forget all his problems and take the trip he and his beloved wife had only dreamed about before she passed away three years earlier. Despite all the unnerving feelings he's been getting in his chest, his son's disapproval, and his precarious financial situation, he sets out across America following the same route John Steinbeck took in 1959 with his pet poodle Charley.
David's Gifts takes you on a journey through life as a young couple grow up and meet and start a family. Their children are everyone's dream. One gifted child, one talented child, and one adorable baby. The oldest child is a gifted boy with an extremely high IQ who questions the need for a Creator. His search for truth helps his father (the writer in the first person) rediscover his faith, the other "gift" the title refers to.
In What Universities Can Be, the high-profile educator Robert J. Sternberg writes thoughtfully about the direction of higher education in this country and its potential to achieve future excellence. Sternberg presents, for the first time, his concept of the ACCEL model, in which institutions of higher education are places where students learn to become Active Concerned Citizens and Ethical Leaders.