When an old friend invites her to help renovate a bar in a posh resort town, single gal Christine immediately agrees, anticipating two blissful weeks of sun, cocktails, and gorgeous men. Her excitement is short-lived, however, thanks in no small part to her overbearing mother and one heavy-handed guilt trip. Now, for the first time in nearly thirty years, Christine and her best friend Dorothea find themselves saddled with an unexpected chaperone: Christine’s father, Heinz.The trip is a catastrophe from the get-go. For starters, Heinz insists on taking charge of the bar’s overhaul. And when he learns that the locals are hunting for an escaped con artist, he promptly joins the investigation. At the top of his suspect list? Johann, the handsome, mysterious traveler who makes Christine go weak at the knees. But just when she thinks she can’t take one more day of his “father knows best” routine, Christine makes a poignant realization that will forever change the way she looks at Heinz.
A flamboyant and controversial figure, William Marion Reedy was one of the most successful literary entrepreneurs of his day. Editor of the Mirror, a St. Louis weekly, from 1891 to 1920, Reedy played a large role in breaking down the genteel literary tradition, developing a native poetry, and helping to form some fifty significant poets. Emily Dickinson, Stephen Crane, Ezra Pound, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Amy Lowell, Sara Teasdale, Carl Sandburg, and Vachel Lindsay are just a few of the writers whose works Reedy featured in his magazine.The Man in the Mirror offers a colorful description of Reedys boyhood in St. Louis during the turbulent period following the Civil War. This well-documented biography follows Reedy throughout his years as a reporter in the early days of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Globe-Democrat and as editor of the St. Louis Star. Only seven years after Reedy founded the Mirror as a national journal of opinion--a potpourri of political comment, social gossip, and literary miscellany--the magazines circulation far surpassed that of the Dial, Atlantic Monthly, or Nation.Max Putzel truly conveys the spirit and personality of Reedy by carefully examining his life within the context of the literary world he influenced so significantly. Full chapters are devoted to his relationships with Theodore Dreiser, Ezra Pound, Vachel Lindsay, Amy Lowell, and others. Edgar Lee Masters, whose Spoon River Anthology first appeared in the Mirror, called Reedy both the Literary Boss of the Middle West and his best friend. In fact, Reedy had quite a range of friends, from librarians to politicians, St. Louis locals to Teddy Roosevelt. His personal effect on people, writers and readers alike, is what has made him such an important historical figure.It is a tribute to Reedys critical judgment that the reputations he helped to build would later overshadow his own. The Man in the Mirror, lauded as the first substantial study of Reedys work by American Literature, reveals Reedys notable contribution to the literary world.
Bestselling author Delia Ephron shares a deeply personal collection of stories and essays, anchored by a loving remembrance of her sister Nora. � In Sister Mother Husband Dog, Delia Ephron brings her trademark wit and effervescent prose to a series of autobiographical essays about life, love, sisterhood, movies, and family. In Losing Nora,” she deftly captures the rivalry, mutual respect, and intimacy that made up her relationship with her older sister and frequent writing companion. Other essays run the gamut from a humorous piece about love and the movies—how one romantic comedy completely destroyed her twenties—to the joy of girl friends and best friendship, the magical madness and miracle of dogs, keen-eyed observations about urban survival, and a serious and affecting memoir of life with her mother and growing up the child of alcoholics. Ephron’s eloquent style and voice illuminate every page of this superb and singular work.�
The era of Big Data as arrived, and most organizations are woefully unprepared. Slowly, many are discovering that stalwarts like Excel spreadsheets, KPIs, standard reports, and even traditional business intelligence tools arent sufficient. These old standbys cant begin to handle todays increasing streams, volumes, and types of data. Amidst all of the chaos, though, a new type of organization is emerging. In The Visual Organization, award-winning author and technology expert Phil Simon looks at how an increasingly number of organizations are embracing new dataviz tools and, more important, a new mind-set based upon data discovery and exploration. Simon adroitly shows how Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and other tech heavyweights use powerful data visualization tools to garner fascinating insights into their businesses. But make no mistake: these companies are hardly alone. Organizations of all types, industries, sizes are representing their data in new and amazing ways. As a result, they are asking better questions and making better business decisions.Rife with real-world examples and case studies, The Visual Organization is a full-color tour-de-force.
A few months out of college, followed by a sixteen-week course on how to be a naval officer, author Thomas F. Jaras found himself standing bridge watches on the USS Vance in the middle of nowhere, providing navigational aid for aircraft flying to the polar ice. Now, almost fifty years later, Jaras recalls the three years he spent aboard the Vance in the 1960s, on the ramparts of the Cold War.In his memoir, In the Trough, Jaras attempts to understand his love-hate relationship with the USS Vance, an insignificant radar picket ship that supported Operation Deep Freeze in the Antarctic Ocean for a year and then spent two years on the Pacific Distant Early Warning Line. He describes life on an endurance ship afloat in midocean, battling eighty-foot walls of water crashing over the bridge.In the Trough chronicles Jarass transition from a boy to man as he dreamed of life ashore during long weeks at sea that were punctuated by short, intense visits to terra firma. Young, inexperienced, and naive, he feared the best years of his life were being wasted at sea. He searched desperately for women, love, and a normal existence while ashore for precious short stints in Tahiti, New Zealand, Tasmania, Australia, Japan, and Hawaii. Despite three stressful, unhappy, and difficult years at sea, Jaras acknowledges a tearful departure but promised himself to never go to sea again.
Karma or actions form the fabric of our daily physical existence. Our actions govern our destiny. The Karmic concept forms the central core of Hinduism. It holds that the consequences of one’s deeds follow the soul as it migrates from one place of existence to another. Karma also refers to action in a physical daily sense. Our attitudes and beliefs that govern these actions are vital to well being and harmony. “Karmanyeva Adhikaraste,” says the Lord in the Gita. We are responsible for our actions, but hold no rights over the fruits thereof. Listen to Bhagawan as He unravels the mysteries behind karma. Over the next few pages, try listening to His voice as He speaks of how our actions make us what we are, and how we can use them to become what we want to be.
Arno Holz: Die Familie SelickeLesefreundlicher Grossdruck in 16-pt-SchriftEdition Holzinger. TaschenbuchBerliner Ausgabe, 2013Vollstandiger, durchgesehener Neusatz mit einer Biographie des Autors bearbeitet und eingerichtet von Michael HolzingerErstdruck: Berlin (Wilhelm Issleib [Gustav Schuhr]), 1890. Urauffuhrung am 7.4.1890 in Berlin (Freie Buhne).Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Naturalismus - Dramen. Lyrik. Prosa. Herausgegeben und mit einem Nachwort von Ursula Munchow, Band 1: 1885-1891, Berlin und Weimar: Aufbau, 1970.Herausgeber der Reihe: Michael HolzingerReihengestaltung: Viktor HarvionUmschlaggestaltung unter Verwendung des Bildes: Gemalde von Erich Buttner, 1916Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 16 pt
The formidable and uncompromising warrior known as Ruin continues his adventures in the harsh environment of Mareta. Separated from his companions, he forges new friendships that take him to the floating city of Malforge and then deep into the prison mine of Serenity. Blood and destruction follow him at every turn. As he cleaves his way across a landscape he no longer recognises, creatures once believed to breathe only in legend, thunder into existence. As the great Wyrms and Drakes awake, Ruin and his friends must find a way to stop them ripping their world apart.
It is an unfortunate fact of todays world that suicides are needlessly occurring in the ranks of the United States military. Based upon a new discovery, Major J. F. Tuckett offers a biblical response to the enigma of hopelessness with a scriptural-based leadership model tailored for any leader or subordinate in a civil or martial setting.Tuckett, who has more than twenty years of experience serving his country, uses Gods ways to help leaders build a foundation intended to strengthen a sense of belonging to God and build the resilience needed to emerge through adversity. As he moves through the seven churches of Revelation, Tuckett illustrates how God led his church with a coherent order, sharing a seven-stage leadership model that offers qualities of hope and contentment-known defenses against suicide. He examines concepts from each scriptural excerpt, ultimately seeking to help others discover humility, value as a unique individual, and companionship with God.Method of Order relies on Gods ancient truths to address a growing challenge in the United States military with the faith that His principles of leadership and followership can provide hope, purpose, and true meaning for anyone searching for answers.