Download or read book Last One Out Turn Off the Lights written by Susan E. Cleyle and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of thought-provoking essays challenges librarians to consider the future of the profession, particularly as it relates to the Web, the library as place, delivering services to the desktop, certification, and the future of professional associations.
Download or read book Death of the Church written by Mike Regele and published by Zondervan. This book was released on 1995 with total page 279 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a research-based analysis of forces that are changing culture and how the church must change as well to fulfill its mission.
Download or read book Snatched written by David Saperstein and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2015-05-19 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Six single, semi-retired, 'older' women are inseparable friends. But their lives start to go haywire when mischievous Rosie submits her friend's names to an ad soliciting 'Mail Order Brides for Farmers & Miners - Distant Locations.' A few weeks later, as the six women are driving along a lonely beach road, their vehicle suddenly begins to shake, the sky grows dark, an eerie light envelops the van, and ZAP -- it's gone! Exactly three years later, the van reappears on the same road. But this time, the women appear to be thirty years younger -- and they're all pregnant! The 'distant locations' advertised were, in fact, elsewhere in our galaxy. A process, required for deep space travel, has somehow reversed their aging. They are happy with their new lives. However, a universal law requires that babies of 'mixed-mating' be born on the mother's home planet, forcing their return. But as they re-adapt to life on earth, surprises and problems arise as they're faced with a media circus, doctors, nurses, police, priests, and nuns, not to mention their new humanoid mates." --Publisher's description.
Download or read book Endless Caverns written by Douglas Reichert Powell and published by UNC Press Books. This book was released on 2018-03-20 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For generations, enterprising people in the southern Appalachians have turned the region's extensive network of caves into a strange, fascinating genre of tourist attraction. Visitors pay admission to take a tour deep underground, learning a little about history and geology while puzzling over lit-up rock formations said to resemble anything from Niagara Falls to the Capitol dome. Then off go the lights, enveloping the travelers in total darkness--until the guide flips them back on and welcomes folks back into the safety of the inevitable gift shop. Show caves, as Douglas Reichert Powell explains in Endless Caverns, are at once predictable and astonishing, ancient and modern, eerie and sentimental. Their story sparks memories of a fleeting cool moment deep underground during a hot summer vacation, capturing in microcosm the history and culture of a region where a deeply rooted sense of place collides with constant change. Reichert Powell takes readers along on his journey through the past and present of Appalachia's show caves, highlighting the characters who have owned and operated them, the ways the attractions have developed and changed over the years, and the odd intrigue that still leads people to buy their ticket and head underground. Tourist tastes may shift as interstates whisk travelers past the backroads and on to trendier destinations, but the show cave--like Appalachia itself--endures.
Download or read book The Book of Accidents written by Eric Lunde and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2016-07-08 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of notes, observations, essays, effluvium, and distractions from the busy mind of Eric Lunde. Not all of it works, but some of it might have application.
Download or read book Preaching Your Way Out of a Mess written by Johnny Teague and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2019-03-22 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Every day, a pastor faces armies of despair, fatigue, exhaustion, and frustration. That blessed hope of a Spurgeon church has morphed into a Paul prison. Every time he looks up, there is another attack. First errors are found, then sin; doctrinal arguing leads to internal strife. The army of the nation's culture surrounds for the kill. The pastor places his baptism handkerchief on a broom handle and crawls out to surrender. Just then, he looks to the horizon to see a glorious alliance of sixty-six armies. The enemy turns in fear--many ride away, while others engage, only to be routed. The preacher had forgotten that there are more with us than against us. No matter the mess, God is with us. He has given his Spirit to move among us, and he has given us his word to defeat every attack. Grab this handbook and be encouraged; you can preach your way out of every mess.
Download or read book Firsts Lasts Onlys written by Paul Donnelley and published by eBook Partnership. This book was released on 2015-09-02 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Firsts, Lasts & Onlys is a rugby fan's delight, chock-full of astonishing events, time-honoured anecdotes and distinctly unlikely facts. Beginning in 1823 with an event that probably didn't happen, the book charts the history of the sport to the present day. Did you know that Wasps were not included at the formation of the Rugby Football Union because their representative went to the wrong venue and got drunk? Or that the first international was won by Scotland because the umpire, a Dr Almond, adjudged: 'When an umpire is in doubt, I think he is justified in deciding against the side which makes the most noise. They are probably in the wrong'? Do you know which was the first novel to mention rugby? When the last 20-a-side rugby match was played? Or why a fan cut off his testicles to celebrate a win? All this, and so much more.
Download or read book The Leading Man written by Burton W. Peretti and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2012-09-17 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: American presidents and Hollywood have interacted since the 1920s. This relationship has made our entertainment more political and our political leadership more aligned with the world of movies and movie stars. In The Leading Man, Burton W. Peretti explores the development of the cinematic presidential image. He sets the scene in chapter 1 to show us how the chief executive, beginning with George Washington, was positioned to assume the mantle of cultural leading man. As an early star figure in the young republic, the president served as a symbol of national survival and wish fulfillment. The president, as head of government and head of state, had the potential to portray a powerful and charismatic role. At the center of the story are the fourteen presidents of the cinematic era, from Herbert Hoover to Barack Obama. Since the 1920s, the president, like the lead actor in a movie, has been given the central place on the political stage under the intense glare of the spotlight. Like other American men, future presidents were taught by lead movie actors how to look and behave, what to say, and how to say it. Some, like John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, took particular care to learn from the grooming, gestures, movements, and vocal inflections of film actors and applied these lessons to their political careers. Ronald Reagan was a professional actor. Bill Clinton, a child of the post–World War II Baby Boom, may have been the biggest movie fan of all presidents. Others, including Lyndon Johnson, showed little interest in movies and their lessons for politicians. Presidents and other politicians have been criticized for cheapening their offices by hiring image and advertising consultants and staging their public events. Peretti analyzes the evolution and the significance of this interaction to trace the convoluted history of the presidential cinematic image. He demonstrates how movies have been the main force in promoting appearance and drama over the substance of governing, and how Americans’ lives today may be dominated by entertainment at the expense of their engagement as citizens.
Download or read book Energy Centered Management written by Marvin T. Howell and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2020-12-17 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides organizations with a guide to planning, developing, and implementing an energy reduction and management program. It is specially designed to achieve energy reduction deployment including top management for all employees and onsite contractors. Energy reduction deployment (ERD) can be implemented by itself and render significant savings; however, for even greater savings, this book shows how to implement energy centered management systems (ECMS) which can be in congruence with ISO 50001. This book assists in the hunt for energy waste and is designed to thoroughly cover ECMS plus addresses what additions are necessary to have ECMS conform to ISO 50001 Energy Management System (EnMS). It provides a checklist and information on how to perform an internal audit or self-inspection and discusses how to create an energy awareness organization culture.
Download or read book Flagrant Foul written by Barry Jones and published by Tate Publishing. This book was released on 2009-01 with total page 187 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Restoration. Reversal. Reconciliation. For Coach Barry Jones, these concepts seemed unachievable. Growing up in an environment dominated by Christian legalism, Barry struggled to find a balance between God and the freedom he so desired. Too bad for Christian school and too good for public school, he found the only place he truly felt happy was on the basketball court. Barry's natural talent led him to dream of college and professional basketball, but his knack for breaking rules would throw his dream off course. Barry's rebellious nature kept him in and out of his parents' home during his teen years. When he turned eighteen, he found renewed hope in his pure, Christian girlfriend. His decision to elope with her while they were teenagers, however, resulted in a downward spiral that seemed unending. Flagrant Foul chronicles Barry's battle to overcome a troubled childhood in able to become the man he felt God calling him to be. This inspiring memoir proves that restoration, reversal, and reconciliation are possible through God's grace. Join Barry on his journey as he finds that God's grace is sufficient to overcome even the most flagrant fouls a person can commit.
Download or read book Shakespeare on the Pecos written by Charlena Chandler and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2015-06-26 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Charlena Chandler of Midland is a retired teacher and a very good writer. I’ve mentioned before how much I enjoyed her collection of Odessa American newspaper columns in Not Far from Dryden. Teachers, young and old, and anyone else who has fond memories of some favorite teachers, will appreciate the experiences and commentaries in this informal memoir. Sections cover literature, football, cheerleading, school publications, extracurricular activities and other topics.” -Glenn Dromgoole, Texas book reviewer and author “Captures the essence of small town schools in West Texas – a delightful foray into the relationship of teacher and students.” -Patrick Dearen, Award-winning Western novelist and Pecos river historian “Chandler coached students in many UIL contests, bringing home numerous honors to her school. She is also a superb writer who brings words to life in her descriptions of our unique but beautiful West Texas.” -GARY HAMILTON, Superintendent, Terrell County ISD “Charlena Chandler’s writing about my hometown is a charming mix of classical and country, a walk down memory lane, a dose of mom and apple pie. Her style is unique, but her stories are universal.” -SUEANN WADE-CROUSE, Iraan native, Austin activist, and blog writer – (verysmartgals.blogspot.com)
Download or read book Who Killed John Lennon written by Lesley-Ann Jones and published by John Blake. This book was released on 2020-09-17 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Late on 8 December 1980, the world abruptly stopped turning for millions, as news broke that the world's most beloved bard had been gunned down in cold blood in New York city. The most iconic Beatle left behind an unrivalled catalogue of music and legions of faithful disciples - yet his profound legacy has brought with it as many questions and contradictions as his music has provided truths and certainties. In this compelling exploration, acclaimed music biographer Lesley-Ann Jones unravels the enigma that was John Lennon to present a complete portrait of the man, his life, his loves, his music, his untimely death and, ultimately, his legacy. Pulling back the many layers, Jones closely tracks the life events and personality traits that led to Lennon living in self-imposed exile in New York, where he was shot dead outside his apartment on that fateful autumn day. Who, or what, really killed John Lennon? And when did the 'real' John Lennon die? Using fresh first-hand research, unseen material and exclusive interviews with the people who knew Lennon best, Jones' search for answers offers a spellbinding, 360-degree view of one of the world's most iconic music legends. Who Killed John Lennon? delves deep into psyche of the world's most storied musician - the good, the bad and the genius - forty years on from his tragic death.
Download or read book Compound D written by David Suttner and published by Page Publishing, Inc. This book was released on 2020-07-22 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now that we are retired, we travel around the country and meet folks who claim to be from Detroit. We ask, "Really? What neighborhood?" The response is some affluent suburban community. They react with mild surprise when we reply that we live "downtown in Woodbridge, not the street on the east side. We are named for the Woodbridge Farms, one of the first housing communities of the new century, the twentieth century, that is." We've lived here for over fifty years. For decades after the '67 Riots, one by one, businesses shuttered their doors and fled. The popular saying was "the last one out, please turn off the lights." But in truth, it wasn't long before the streetlights were already out of service. Over the years, we installed security, got rottweilers, obtained concealed-carry permits, and defended our home. During the summers, the lawns are manicured and the gardens are lush with food and beauty. Why do we stay? Perhaps it's a mixture of guilt for not volunteering to fight in a war I felt was wrong and a hardheadedness born in our deep Ozark roots. We don't like being told where we can live. We worked hard, and over the years, we found enjoyment and pleasure around the city—from a Friday night beer and friendship at the old Dakota Inn Rathskeller (the last German bar in Detroit) to Saturday morning walks with the dogs and a friend around Belle Isle to a Sunday morning mass at Saint Anne Parish (the second-oldest parish in the United States). We are finally beginning to emerge from Detroit's nightmare. Detroit is roaring back and reinventing itself. Come for a visit.
Download or read book Chasing God Serving Man written by Tommy Tenney and published by Destiny Image Publishers. This book was released on 2001-01 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This guide is distinctively designed to help the reader develop the principles set forth in the book. Explore further, practical ways of balancing worship to the Lord with service to fellow man.
|Author||: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Competitiveness, Innovation, and Export Promotion|
|Release Date||: 2010|
|ISBN 10||: UOM:39015090411292|
|Pages||: 69 pages|
|Rating||: 4.3/5 (91 users)|
Download or read book Tourism in Troubled Times written by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Competitiveness, Innovation, and Export Promotion and published by . This book was released on 2010 with total page 69 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book A Journey of Friendship written by Melody A. Blaney and published by Self-published. This book was released on 1997-04 with total page 130 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Two women, one from Ohio and the other from South Africa, met through an ad in the Appalachian Trailway Newsand became partners for a 1996 journey of 5 million steps.
Download or read book Thread of Life written by Mike Doiron and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2013-04-09 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thread of Life: An Adoption Story is the true story of an adopted child’s journey to find his birth parents. The adoption process can often leave many unanswered questions for the adoptee, the adopted parents, and even the eventual offspring of an adopted child. It has been said that adoption is more like a marriage than a birth, with two or more individuals, each with their own unique mix of needs, patterns, and genetic history, coming together with love, hope, and commitment for a future together. You become a family not because you share the same genes but because you share love for each other. Mike Doiron’s original intent was to try to fill in some of the gaps—genealogically, medically, and perhaps even mentally—as he began his adult life following university. The endeavor took him down a path of self-discovery and adventure. When he began to chronicle what he had learned, he decided that he wanted to share his findings with others. For him, Thread of Life is not meant to be a guidebook for families of adoption, but rather a documented true story sharing personal insights from his own journey to answer the questions many adopted children ponder as they become adults.