If fortune is a moving target, so is love in this tale of paradise lost and paradise regained.Curtis Cooke thought he had it all: A beautiful wife, a home in suburbia, a prestigious job as an asset manager in the city. But all of that is about to change, as Curtis finds himself confronting the twin disasters of a dissolving marriage and a global financial meltdown.When he is ejected from his home by an irate wife who feels "he wasn’t there, even when he was there", Curtis finds he has his hands full with their six-year-old son Sammy, whose penchant for painting leads Curtis to the world of art.After a prospective client mistakes Sammy’s doodles for serious art, opportunities arise and serious obstacles must be overcome as Curtis learns a valuable lesson in his search for love and happiness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maxx Pinkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/210299/bk_acx0_210299_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We are born into the school of life. Everything that happens, big and small, soft and hard, is a lesson about who we are and how the world works. Once we leave home, it is necessary to reexamine those lessons and the conclusions that we took from them. Only then can we begin to separate from who we were told we were supposed to be and find out who we truly are. Facing the Truth of Your Life is a guide to both begin to question and to take some deep hard looks at those conclusions that control how you see the world. It is both validating and confronting while supporting you in uncovering, processing, and freeing yourself from ideals, beliefs, perspectives, and absolute facts that don't work for you anymore. Only then can you create the possibility of knowing you and finding a deep, lasting happiness. Too much of life is about running from the pain of the past and present. If you are ready to stop or at least consider stop running, then you are ready for Facing the Truth of Your Life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexandria Stevens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104254/bk_acx0_104254_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE JAMES TAIT BLACK PRIZE THE JHALAK PRIZE THE BREAD AND ROSES AWARD & LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING'This is the book I've been waiting for - for years. It's personal, historical, political, and it speaks to where we are now' Benjamin Zephaniah'I recommend Natives to everyone' Candice Carty-WilliamsFrom the first time he was stopped and searched as a child, to the day he realised his mum was white, to his first encounters with racist teachers - race and class have shaped Akala's life and outlook. In this unique book he takes his own experiences and widens them out to look at the social, historical and political factors that have left us where we are today.Covering everything from the police, education and identity to politics, sexual objectification and the far right, Nativesspeaks directly to British denial and squeamishness when it comes to confronting issues of race and class that are at the heart of the legacy of Britain's racialised empire.Natives is the searing modern polemic and Sunday Times bestseller from the BAFTA and MOBO award-winning musician and political commentator, Akala.'The kind of disruptive, aggressive intellect that a new generation is closely watching' Afua Hirsch, Observer'Part biography, part polemic, this powerful, wide-ranging study picks apart the British myth of meritocracy' David Olusoga, Guardian'Inspiring' Madani Younis, Guardian'Lucid, wide-ranging' John Kerrigan, TLS'A potent combination of autobiography and political history which holds up a mirror to contemporary Britain' Independent'Trenchant and highly persuasive' Metro'A history lesson of the kind you should get in school but don't' Stylist
I'm getting a life's lesson about grace from my mother in the ICU. We never stop learning from our mothers, do we? When NPR Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon began tweeting from his mother's hospital room in July 2013, he didn't know that his missives would soon spread well beyond his 1.2 million followers. Squeezing the magnitude of his final days with her into 140-character updates, Simon's evocative and moving meditations spread virally. Simon chronicled his mother's death and reflected on her life, revealing her humor and strength and celebrating the love of family. The world hung on Simon's every word, and his mother's eventual passing made national news, attracting attention from international news media like the Today Show, The New Yorker, and the New York Times. Inspired by those famous tweets, in Unforgettable, Simon offers a deeply affecting, heart-wrenching memoir. His mother was a glamorous woman of the Mad Men era who worked in nightclubs, modeled, dated mobsters and movie stars, and was a brave single parent to young Scott Simon. Simon's memories are laced with her humor and strength. Simon gives voice to the experience we all have of confronting our parents' deaths. Unforgettable is one man's moving tribute to his mother's colorful life and graceful death, but it is also a powerful portrait of the universal bond between mother and child. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Simon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001939/bk_aren_001939_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The noted research psychiatrist explores how life's disappointments and difficulties provide us with the lessons we need to become better, bigger, and more resilient human beings. Adversity is an irreducible fact of life. Although we can and should learn from all experiences, both positive and negative best-selling author Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal believes that adversity is by far the best teacher most of us will ever encounter. Whether the adversity one experiences is the result of poor decision making, a desire to test one's mettle, or plain bad luck, Rosenthal believes life's most important lessons - from the value of family to the importance of occasionally cutting corners - can be best learned from it. Running counter to society's current prevailing message that "excellence" must always be aspired to, and failure or mistakes of any sort are to be avoided at all costs, Rosenthal shows that engaging with our own failures and defeats is one of the only ways we are able to live authentic and meaningful lives, and that each different type of adversity carries its own challenges and has the potential to yield its own form of wisdom. Using stories from his own life - including his childhood in apartheid-era South Africa, his years after suffering a violent attack from a stranger, and his career as a psychiatrist - as well as case studies and discussions with well-known figures like Viktor Frankl and David Lynch, Rosenthal shows that true innovation, emotional resilience, wisdom, and dignity can only come from confronting and understanding the adversity we have experienced. Even when life is hardest, there are meanings to be found, riches to be harvested, and gifts that can last a lifetime. Rosenthal illustrates his message through a series of compact, memorable chapters, each one drawn from episodes in the lives of his patients, colleagues, or himself, and concluded with a take-away maxim on the lesson learned. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erik Synnestvedt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001067/bk_gdan_001067_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Life wasn’t fair. Drake Simmons and his identical twin Dixon had had that lesson beaten into them early and well. Their past had so savaged their souls, no amount of “confronting their demons” could heal them, but Drake’s twin refused to acknowledge that truth. For the first time in decades, Drake watched Dixon embark on a dangerous assignment without him. So, he did the only thing he could do: He prayed hard and pushed forward.While visiting with an old mentor, Drake's past reintroduced itself in the shapely form of one hell of a distraction. Her name was Dr. Jillian Law, and it appeared people were intent on killing her. Of all the people in the world, her father could have asked to protect her, why did it have to be him?She’d known Drake and, of course, Dixon - you didn’t get one without the other - through her teens and early twenties. For years, she’d painfully adored Drake with the raw passion a young woman could only feel for her first love. He’d never viewed her as anything other than a friend, and she’d hidden her feelings behind her thick glasses and shy behavior.Since then, she’d earned her PhD and had invented a solar power source that provided almost limitless, cheap, energy - a device for which someone was willing to kill her. If circumstances were determined to throw them together again, the least she could do was make Drake see her as Dr. Jillian Law. She wasn’t “Silly Jilly” anymore. The girl was gone, forever, but the woman who remained had never forgotten Drake. Though torn and distracted by the absence of his twin, Drake grows to realize this benign shadow from his past might be the key to his future - if he can keep her alive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Haynes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/198434/bk_acx0_198434_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Written in London and Italy between 1879 and 1885, the novels in this Library of America volume portray American women confronting crises of independence and possession. Studies in the exercise of power that marks relations between sexes, classes, and cultures, they show James's special solicitude for the young heroines who occupy the center of his fictional world. Washington Square (1880) examines the life of Catherine Sloper, a plain, sweet, young woman who lives imprisoned by the selfishness of those close to her: her lover, who cares only for her fortune; her aunt, who meddles for the sake of romantic intrigue; and her protective father, who repays her adoration with irony and wit. Set in the New York of the 1840s, Washington Square evokes the still-intimate city of James's childhood while presenting a frightening moral lesson in the human consequences of manipulation and indifference. The Portrait of a Lady (1881) is the story of Isabel Archer, a beautiful, idealistic, and inexperienced American woman who is made wealthy by her uncle at the instigation of her dying cousin. Surrounded by the seductive pleasures of nineteenth-century Europe, she preserves her idealism despite involvement with some who would divert her life to uses of their own-Caspar Goodwood, virile American captain of industry; Lord Warburton, scion of British aristocracy; Gilbert Osmond, connoisseur and collector of beautiful objects; Madame Merle, subtle and charming expatriate of unknown connections; and indomitable Henrietta Stackpole, roving journalist and steadfast friend. James's many-layered masterpiece concerns the perilous American pursuit of individual freedom. The Bostonians (1886) presents an unusual contest for the affections of Verena Tarrant, the lovely, naïve, and pliant daughter of a mesmerist lecturer. She is courted by two cousins: Basil Ransom, an impractical Mississippi landowner now pursuing a meager New York legal practice, and Olive Chancellor, a rich young Boston feminist. Against the richly textured backdrop of Boston and New York society, they enact a drama of confused identity and willful calculation that demonstrates the power and the perils engendered by the refusal of self-knowledge. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation's literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America's best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
Learner-centered teaching is apedagogical approach that emphasizes the roles of students as participants inand drivers of their own learning. Learner-centered teaching activities gobeyond traditional lecturing by helping students construct their ownunderstanding of information, develop skills via hands-on engagement, andencourage personal reflection through metacognitive tasks. In addition,learner-centered classroom approaches may challenge students' preconceivednotions and expand their thinking by confronting them with thought-provokingstatements, tasks or scenarios that cause them to pay closer attention andcognitively "see" a topic from new perspectives. Many types of pedagogy fallunder the umbrella of learner-centered teaching including laboratory work,group discussions, service and project-based learning, and student-ledresearch, among others. Unfortunately, it is often not possible to use some ofthese valuable methods in all course situations given constraints of money,space, instructor expertise, class-meeting and instructor preparation time, andthe availability of prepared lesson plans and material. Thus, a major challengefor many instructors is how to integrate learner-centered activities widelyinto their courses. The broad goal of this volume is to helpadvance environmental education practices that help increase students'environmental literacy. Having a diverse collection of learner-centeredteaching activities is especially useful for helping students develop theirenvironmental literacy because such approaches can help them connect morepersonally with the material thus increasing the chances for altering theaffective and behavioral dimensions of their environmental literacy. Thisvolume differentiates itself from others by providing a unique and diversecollection of classroom activities that can help students develop theirknowledge, skills and personal views about many contemporary environmental andsustainability issues.
This book reports the effectiveness of community radio stations in addressing social issues confronting the majority voiceless in the society. It is a book developed from a small quantitative study conducted in Sengerema District in Mwanza City. The overall findings show that Radio Sengerema which was the focus of this study does a very good job and community members in are satisfied with the content they get from the radio. The major reason being that, radio Sengerema gives much concern to the interests and needs of the people. But again the findings chart a bit contradiction because the very same people, who are satisfied with content from the radio, said they have not seen impact of the radio to their social lives. This gives a lesson that informing people without setting some mechanisms to enforce them put into action what they get from media is equally wastage of time.