No Such Thing as Justice

Here is a universal story that plays out inside an all-too-familiar arena, where money trumps all. No Such Thing as Justice showcases effort and disappointment, betrayal and despair, and most of all a story of motherly love.

Author: Holly A.J. Robinson

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1525587714

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 342

View: 860

No Such Thing as Justice is an epistolary novel about a woman who is up against the system. Through a series of diary entries, we follow Betty Benson’s life story, one that includes her relationships, and all the trouble they deliver to her. In no time, Betty is mom to two little kids, holding down as much work as she can while her son’s father neglects his parental responsibilities. She chases him but he ducks and weaves, exploiting systemic loopholes that condone the derelict’s behaviour and ignore the victim’s plight. Betty needs to secure custody of her child against a man who’s proven himself a risk, but she can’t afford the fight in a judicial infrastructure that equates justice with the ability to pay for it. Here is a universal story that plays out inside an all-too-familiar arena, where money trumps all. No Such Thing as Justice showcases effort and disappointment, betrayal and despair, and most of all a story of motherly love.

No Such Thing as Normal

Nicole Robertson might appear to have everything: a loving family, a solid education, scholarships to prestigious schools and a bright future ahead of her.

Author: Nicole Robertson

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1525511416

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 152

View: 200

“Some of us never fit in... some of us were never meant to...” Life is miserable when you don’t know who you are. Nicole Robertson might appear to have everything: a loving family, a solid education, scholarships to prestigious schools and a bright future ahead of her. And despite the difficulties presented to her as a young woman of West Indian descent living in America, she works hard and succeeds, time after time—for a while. Because all is not quite right... and while she fights to keep up with the expectations her family and community hold her to—even in the wake of terrible grief and difficulty—her textbook life begins to crumble around her. Join the young Nicole on her journey as she tries frantically to be everything to every person in her life—and learn with her, through the many trials she faces, that doing so means compromising yourself, almost always to destructive ends. Because in the end, there’s just No Such Thing as Normal.

There s No Such Thing as Bad Weather

When Swedish-born Linda Åkeson McGurk moved to Indiana, she quickly learned that the nature-centric parenting philosophies of her native Scandinavia were not the norm.

Author: Linda Åkeson McGurk

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501143646

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 447

Bringing Up Bébé meets Last Child in the Woods in this “fascinating exploration of the importance of the outdoors to childhood development” (Kirkus Reviews) from a Swedish-American mother who sets out to discover if the nature-centric parenting philosophy of her native Scandinavia holds the key to healthier, happier lives for her American children. Could the Scandinavian philosophy of “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes” hold the key to happier, healthier lives for American children? When Swedish-born Linda Åkeson McGurk moved to Indiana, she quickly learned that the nature-centric parenting philosophies of her native Scandinavia were not the norm. In Sweden, children play outdoors year-round, regardless of the weather, and letting babies nap outside in freezing temperatures is common and recommended by physicians. Preschoolers spend their days climbing trees, catching frogs, and learning to compost, and environmental education is a key part of the public-school curriculum. In the US, McGurk found the playgrounds deserted, and preschoolers were getting drilled on academics with little time for free play in nature. And when a swimming outing at a nearby creek ended with a fine from a park officer, McGurk realized that the parenting philosophies of her native country and her adopted homeland were worlds apart. Struggling to decide what was best for her family, McGurk embarked on a six-month journey to Sweden with her two daughters to see how their lives would change in a place where spending time in nature is considered essential to a good childhood. Insightful and lively, There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather is a fascinating personal narrative that illustrates how Scandinavian culture could hold the key to raising healthy, resilient, and confident children in America.

There s No Such Thing as Business Ethics

Now bestselling author John C. Maxwell shows you how this revered ideal works everywhere, and how, especially in business, it brings amazing dividends.

Author: John C. Maxwell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446535605

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 221

There's no such thing as business ethics. How can that be? Because a single standard applies to both your business and personal life-and it's one we all know and trust: the Golden Rule. Now bestselling author John C. Maxwell shows you how this revered ideal works everywhere, and how, especially in business, it brings amazing dividends. There's No Such Thing As "Business" Ethics offers: * Stories from history, business, government, and sports that illustrate how talented leaders invoked this timeless principle * Examples of difficult business decisions-layoffs, evaluations, billing clients, expansion-and how the Golden Rule applies to each * The five most common reasons people compromise their ethics-and how you can prevail over such moral obstacles * How applying the Golden Rule to business builds morale, increases productivity, encourages teamwork, lowers employee turnover, and keeps clients coming back. John C. Maxwell not only reveals the many ways the Golden Rule creates the perfect environment for business success, but does it with great wisdom, warmth, and humor. Backed by flawless research and the ideas of history's best thinkers, this engaging book brilliantly demonstrates how doing the right thing fosters a winning situation for all, with positive results for employees, clients, investors, and even your own state of mind. Business runs much more smoothly, profits increase, and you know that you've set the groundwork for years of future prosperity. . . and it's all thanks to the tried-and-true Golden Rule.

No Such Thing As Normal

Equipped with discussion questions, this story provides a creative, honest, and interactive way to instill dignity and respect for all people.

Author: Megan DeJarnett

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780578646534

Category:

Page:

View: 433

No Such Thing As Normal speaks to the curiosities and difficult questions that arise in a world full of diversity. Equipped with discussion questions, this story provides a creative, honest, and interactive way to instill dignity and respect for all people.


No Such Thing as Silence

In this book, Kyle Gann, one of the nation’s leading music critics, explains 4'33" as a unique moment in American culture and musical composition.

Author: Kyle Gann

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300163010

Category: Music

Page: 224

View: 948

First performed at the midpoint of the twentieth century, John Cage’s 4'33", a composition conceived of without a single musical note, is among the most celebrated and ballyhooed cultural gestures in the history of modern music. A meditation on the act of listening and the nature of performance, Cage’s controversial piece became the iconic statement of the meaning of silence in art and is a landmark work of American music. In this book, Kyle Gann, one of the nation’s leading music critics, explains 4'33" as a unique moment in American culture and musical composition. Finding resemblances and resonances of 4'33" in artworks as wide-ranging as the paintings of the Hudson River School and the music of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, he provides much-needed cultural context for this fundamentally challenging and often misunderstood piece. Gann also explores Cage’s craft, describing in illuminating detail the musical, philosophical, and even environmental influences that informed this groundbreaking piece of music. Having performed 4'33" himself and as a composer in his own right, Gann offers the reader both an expert’s analysis and a highly personal interpretation of Cage’s most divisive work.

There is No Such Thing as Coincidence

It's certainly no coincidence that this book has become an instant bestseller!

Author: Barukh ben Daṿid Lev

Publisher: Feldheim Publishers

ISBN: 9781583306154

Category: Faith (Judaism)

Page: 366

View: 975

It's certainly no coincidence that this book has become an instant bestseller! With its over seventy-five true, inspirational stories of Divine Providence, hashgachah pratis, this book opens our eyes to Hashem's constant presence in our lives. From saving a life to saving a soul, from recovering lost tefillin to recovering lost faith, from the little things to the big things--this book is sure to touch all who read it. Culled and adapted from Rabbi Baruch Lev's column in the English-language Hamodia newspaper, this volume will strengthen your faith in Hashem and His ways. It's one of those books that you will read, savor, and read again.

No Such Thing as Luck

John Thornton is facing the collapse of everything he has worked for all his life.

Author: Nicole Clarkston

Publisher: Nicole Clarkston

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

View: 265

John Thornton is facing the collapse of everything he has worked for all his life. Through his banker, he hears of a potential business opportunity that could save the mill. He decides to investigate, even if it means traveling from home when he can least afford it. Margaret Hale, now living in London, learns that her godfather Mr Bell is visiting her brother Frederick in Cadiz. Bell is dying, and asking to see her before it is too late. She is determined to sail, regardless of the risks. An accident on the docks leaves Margaret injured, and throws both together on the same ship. Thornton, resolved to protect Margaret's honour despite their painful history, claims to be her brother to keep her safe. Unfortunately, pretending to be Margaret's brother proves to be more difficult—and dangerous—than he might have expected.

There S No Such Thing as Imaginary Friends

When five-year-old Rory experiences some unhappy moments through loneliness, danger, and sadness, hes grateful to have his best friend, Jack, nearby to comfort and protect him.

Author: Ruth Hannigan

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504349938

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 829

When five-year-old Rory experiences some unhappy moments through loneliness, danger, and sadness, hes grateful to have his best friend, Jack, nearby to comfort and protect him. The only problem is that no one seems to see Jack except for Rory and the adults in his life dont believe Jack is real. This frustrates Rory because he knows his friend is real, but with a little help from Jack he learns that even adults have special helpers nearby to guide them; they just go by a different name. Theres No Such Thing as Imaginary Friends reminds us, young and old, that we are always surrounded and loved by unseen special friends we just have to believe.


No Such Thing as a Bad Day

The former White House chief-of-staff recalls his youth in the civil rights-era South, his years in Washington during the Carter administration, and his battle with three different types of cancer. Reprint.

Author: Hamilton Jordan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743419200

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 870

The former White House chief-of-staff recalls his youth in the civil rights-era South, his years in Washington during the Carter administration, and his battle with three different types of cancer. Reprint.

There s No Such Thing as Public Speaking

Two top public-speaking coaches offer fresh advice on giving effective speeches and presentations with the immediacy of a conversation.

Author: Jeanette Henderson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440625379

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 971

Two top public-speaking coaches offer fresh advice on giving effective speeches and presentations with the immediacy of a conversation. The best speeches don't sound like speeches, and the best speakers make listeners feel as though they are being addressed directly. The trick is to make every presentation as natural and direct as a one-on-one conversation. This expert but accessible guide reveals: - The six truths behind every conversation-and how to use them at the podium - The three steps to inspiring any audience - The seven secrets for using voice and body language - The seven tools every speaker uses or misuses Whether addressing a few colleagues or a packed auditorium, readers will find practical and simple techniques for inspiring every listener.

No Such Thing as Society

The early 1970s saw the emergence of new and independent approaches to documentary photography, which focused on social realism.

Author: David Mellor

Publisher: Hayward Gallery

ISBN:

Category: Photography

Page: 168

View: 957

When thinking of late-twentieth-century Britain, we often think of pop exports like The Beatles, the Sex Pistols or The Smiths and forget that England, from the late 60s through the 80s, was brutally depressed by inflation, unemployment, strikes, blackouts and racial unrest. Beginning in the early 70s, the Arts Council of Great Britain (now Arts Council England) began to commission photographers--including now-well-known artists, such as Ian Breakwell and Martin Parr--to document these turbulent and changing times through black-and-white photographs. By the 1980s, the British Council had also begun to collect new color photography by artists who were documenting the social scene. This volume brings the two collections together, with an essay by photography historian and critic David A. Mellor. A radically new picture of these 20 pivotal years emerges.

No Such Thing As A Secret

Meet Brandy Alexander, a young woman from South Philadelphia, with a big mouth, an even bigger heart and a little problem with impulse control.

Author: Shelly Fredman

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452040257

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 695

Meet Brandy Alexander, a young woman from South Philadelphia, with a big mouth, an even bigger heart and a little problem with impulse control. It's not her fault trouble seems to follow her around. Okay, it is her fault, but why quibble over details? When Brandy (a puff piece reporter for a local Los Angeles TV news station) returns to her hometown, after a four year absence, she is thrilled to be reunited with friends and family. But her joy is short-lived when her best friend, John, becomes the victim of a tragic accident. Brandy is alone in thinking that the death is no aaccident, a and as she sets out to prove her theory, she stumbles upon a political scandal of major proportions. Things begin to heat up when it appears that her former boyfriend, police detective Robert Anthony DiCarlo, is involved in sabotaging the investigation. The one thing Brandy knows for sure is that people keep turning up dead, and if she doesn't get some answers, fast, she could end up on the short list.

There s No Such Thing

Bear can't sleep. Did you hear that? Did you feel that? What was it? It wasn't a hungry giant or a blood-sucking spider or a fire-breathing dragon because there is NO SUCH THING... Is there?

Author: Heidi McKinnon

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 176087292X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 552

Bear can't sleep. Did you hear that? Did you feel that? What was it? It wasn't a hungry giant or a blood-sucking spider or a fire-breathing dragon because there is NO SUCH THING... Is there?

There is No Such Thing as Coincidence

Author: Barukh ben Daṿid Lev

Publisher: Feldheim Publishers

ISBN: 9781583306154

Category: Faith (Judaism)

Page: 366

View: 668

It's certainly no coincidence that this book has become an instant bestseller! With its over seventy-five true, inspirational stories of Divine Providence, hashgachah pratis, this book opens our eyes to Hashem's constant presence in our lives. From saving a life to saving a soul, from recovering lost tefillin to recovering lost faith, from the little things to the big things--this book is sure to touch all who read it. Culled and adapted from Rabbi Baruch Lev's column in the English-language Hamodia newspaper, this volume will strengthen your faith in Hashem and His ways. It's one of those books that you will read, savor, and read again.

No Such Thing as Can t

This is a story of a man who says, “I’d rather walk with a limp in Christ than with a strut in the world”; who wears superhero T-shirts and tells his little patients they’re “super” too, despite their physical problems; and ...

Author: Lisa Sexton

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1684281644

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 350

There are many books about overcoming obstacles, but this quintessential story of victory over limitations is unique. How many doctors have cerebral palsy? Not many. Yet this disability was part of the Great Physician’s plan for Tyler Sexton. Because of it, Tyler has become a role model for others facing adversity, including his patients. He has also become a humble healer who uses his heart and faith along with his intellect and training to help kids and give them hope. Tyler’s story has been featured on ABC’s 20/20 and was the basis for many episodes of ABC’s new show The Good Doctor. This is a story of a man who says, “I’d rather walk with a limp in Christ than with a strut in the world”; who wears superhero T-shirts and tells his little patients they’re “super” too, despite their physical problems; and whose stint at a medical school in the Caribbean completely erased the islanders’ negative view of disability. Through this inspiring true story, people will be encouraged to face adversity with hope, determination, and the strength of Christ.

No Such Thing

Howard and the monster under his bed decide on a plan to convince their mothers that both of them have reason to be afraid after dark.

Author: Jackie French Koller

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781590789117

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

View: 866

Howard and the monster under his bed decide on a plan to convince their mothers that both of them have reason to be afraid after dark.

There Is No Such Thing As a Blended Family

The picture on the front cover has a story behind it.

Author: Tanya L. Rhiner

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469169125

Category: Self-Help

Page: 66

View: 631

The picture on the front cover has a story behind it. In 1991, I ordered them through a catalog. Without even skipping a beat I separated the kids by family. Why I did this, I don't have a clue. Perhaps, it's natural to cling to who belongs to whom.