Not a Stick

Antoinette Portis again captures the thrill of when pretend feels so real that it becomes real.

Author: Antoinette Portis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061965170

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Antoinette Portis again captures the thrill of when pretend feels so real that it becomes real. With a stick in hand, the options are endless—whether it's conducting an orchestra, painting a masterpiece, or slaying a dragon—give a child a stick and let imagination take over and the magic begin.

A Stick and a Stone

When others are left to feel excluded and less than important, causing some to
feel lonely and isolated, these kinds of relationships are not gifts from God. A man
of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer ...

Author: Brown Eagle

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490855882

Category: Religion

Page: 142

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The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. –– Psalm 34:18 Sadly, love knows too well the abused, betrayed, neglected, abandoned, rejected, and cheated, just to name a few. Loves gift of joy and trust quickly fades. Loves flame quietly becomes a smoldering ember. Walls are built, a dark fortress within, protects a heart that breaks. A Stick and a Stone was written to reach out to those who are hurting. The path of life these days is not an easy road to travel. Praises lifted that we do not have to travel this road alone. I was abandoned at nine months of age, placed in Saint Vincent’s Orphanage, and adopted by the age of six. By the age of 14, the streets had become safer. Abuse had become the norm throughout life. A Stick and a Stone was written to help those who are hurting, broken, and crushed in spirit. My prayer is that the messages found in my writings will give others the same strength, hope, and love that I have found in Christ.

Poke a Stick at It

I refer to cicadas, not males in general. I learned that humans from ancient
Greece to China and the Congo have eaten cicadas, favoring the meatier and
tastier female. Not I, but other humans. Eating cicadas doesn't seem quite fair,
since they ...

Author: Connie Cronley

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806156236

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 827

Open this book and who knows what will pop out: the story of a gangland funeral, a status report on an ex-husband, a meditation on cats and gardens, a feuilleton about Native American fry bread, or a thoughtful musing on old women and books. Welcome to the delightfully irreverent world of Connie Cronley, essayist, radio commentator, and native Oklahoman. In this collection of true stories, Cronley pokes fun at everything—including herself—as she delights in the world around her. With her trademark down-home humor, Cronley takes on a range of subjects as broad as the Oklahoma prairies. No subject is off-limits as the author casts her curious eye on vampire literature, gay insects, air-dried laundry, Emily Post etiquette, and impossible dogs. As she says, “It’s a big world and there’s a lot to know.” Poke a Stick at It is also a love letter to the glories of the English language. Even as Cronley fusses around her garden or snoozes on the couch with her cat Muriel, she always has a stack of books within easy reach. Her eclectic passion for reading, embracing the lowbrow and the highbrow, the epic romance Gone with the Wind and the poems of Emily Dickinson, is both infectious and inspiring. Often compared to authors Annie Dillard, Phyllis McGinley, Robert Benchley, and Mark Twain, Connie Cronley is a Southwest original, a writer who infuses her stories with joy, humor, beauty—and plenty of spice.

Criminal Intent 9 MM Truth On A Stick

Get a beater with a heater, not a new or new used one. Call us as soon as you
have intel on the next score, but not until. We're working on something ourselves
that might pay well, but the research is gonna keep us busy. Just remember,
every ...

Author: S.P. Gallatin

Publisher: Paper Gold Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: 534

View: 173

Nonstop action! Recipient of Author Shout’s Reader Ready silver award. Tom doesn’t have employees, it’s more akin to prisoners. Sam Garrison wants his freedom, but the price is stiff. He stumbled on something which could free him. If he fails, Tom’s retribution could be too horrid to even consider. Death isn’t the least of it. The little drive packs a big punch, but it is enough to buy Sam’s freedom? Set in the biggest city in Alaska, this dark urban fantasy takes Sam on a perilous trip through money laundering, election fixing and betting on the fix. What he doesn’t expect are the relics and a portal to another world. This tale of crime in the north is a non-stop action page turner.

A Stick of Blackpool Rock

as not. He's not one for gadding about.' 'Oh, d'you think I should? Go up, I mean?'
'Yes, why ever not? You either want to see him or you don't. Make up yer mind.'
The young woman gave a laugh. 'I can't stand here chatting, that's for sure.

Author: Margaret Thornton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472205200

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

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Sometimes the past cannot be forgotten... Margaret Thornton writes a heartrending saga in A Stick of Blackpool Rock - the story of a young mother escaping the past, only to have it catch up with her again. Perfect for fans of Maureen Lee and Lyn Andrews. 'A brilliant read' - Woman's Realm For several years Ellen Bamber has helped her mother run a sweet stall on Preston Market. But by night she has suffered the violence of her drunken husband, tolerating his abuse for the sake of their two young children, Rachel and George. Then, following an evening's excessive drinking, William falls into the path of a hansom cab and dies, and Ellen can't help feeling that her silent prayers have been answered. But a few days after William's funeral Ellen discovers that her husband was not only violent but also unfaithful, and the knowledge of his illegitimate child tears her apart. Even when she moves her family to Blackpool and Ellen sets up in the rock-making industry and remarries, she still fears that one day the legacy of William's misconduct will destroy the happiness she and her children have fought so hard to achieve... What readers are saying about A Stick of Blackpool Rock: 'Would recommend this book, got totally engrossed in it' 'I loved it, didn't want to put it down each night - It had a bit of everything' 'Five stars'

Not a Box Board Book

Inspired by a memory of sitting in a box on her driveway with her sister, Antoinette Portis captures the thrill when pretend feels so real that it actually becomes real—when the imagination takes over and inside a cardboard box, a child ...

Author: Antoinette Portis

Publisher: HarperFestival

ISBN: 9780061994425

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

View: 166

A box is just a box . . . unless it's not a box. From mountain to rocket ship, a small rabbit shows that a box will go as far as the imagination allows. Inspired by a memory of sitting in a box on her driveway with her sister, Antoinette Portis captures the thrill when pretend feels so real that it actually becomes real—when the imagination takes over and inside a cardboard box, a child is transported to a world where anything is possible.

Better Than a Stick in the Eye

A Method for Resolving Conflicts and Bringing about Changes in Marriages,
Families, and the Workplace Ziba Graham Jr. software, directives, policies,
historical procedures, or anything that is not a person. To correct these problems,
it is best ...

Author: Ziba Graham

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438986890

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 163

View: 129

Many of the people I counseled would ask what they could do if they got stuck, again. They wanted to know if there was something they could do on their own instead of coming back to counseling. They asked me to give them some background on how I was able to help them resolve their conflicts and provide them with a step-by-step guide to repair their relationships again. This book is the response to that request. The book is based on the ZG method which I used in counseling for over ten years. This isn't a book of helpful hints from some expert; rather it promotes change by asking future-oriented questions so the participants can find their own solutions. Following this method is as simple as following the script with over thirty sample questions to choose from. Directions are given on what to say and what not to say. Other parts of the book stress how to stay positive and utilize a person's strengths through the whole process. The theory behind the ZG method is discussed and the actual mechanics of the method are explained in great detail. The book talks about positive change and how to bring it about, using many examples. It explains in great detail, using a step-by-step format, how to use the ZG method at home and in the workplace to resolve conflicts. Another advantage of using this method is that it doesn't go to the past and revisit past hurts, so it isn't a painful experience. Whether you need to work on your own relationships or you would like to help someone else with relationship conflicts, this book is very helpful.

A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Year 1820 etc

-He fell back and said , “ Oh , my ham - street : one musket cut down , and one
God , ” or “ Oh , I au dorie , " I do not know ... I also got a stick Look at that , and
say , whether it is an acwhich was left in the public - house . . curate account ; did
you ...

Author: Thomas Bayly Howell





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Brownwater Iii

Realizing that I was not a SEAL Team member and that in no way could I ever
suggest that I was. Besides, ifI claimed to be one ... If this were a bomb or mine,
would not I poking it with a stick, make it go off right in my face? I was not in a
Road ...

Author: Samuel C. Crawford

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465327258

Category: Fiction

Page: 652

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The story continues for Seaman Charles Edwards following the cliffhanger in BrownWater II. Only now, his humorous and comical travel adventures find him struggling in his major undertaking to get home, back to the states, and to do this without his mentor and traveling cohort, Petty Officer Dan. Even with combat maturity, Charles is still just a very young nineteen-year-old city boy from Baltimore Maryland. For Vietnam veterans, this story will bring back precious memories that will make they say, Yeah, I remember doing stuff like that. That part of the war was fun. For those who never served in the military will find this an enjoyable eye-opener to military life.

Standing in a River Waving a Stick

Recounting both memorable fishing spots and memorable fish, Gierach discusses what makes a good fly pattern, the ethics of writing about undiscovered trout waters, the dread of getting skunked, and the camaraderie of fellow fishermen who ...

Author: John Gierach

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439127551

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 601

Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. With his inimitable combination of wit and wisdom, John Gierach once again celebrates the fly-fishing life in Standing in a River Waving a Stick and notes its benefits as a sport, philosophical pursuit, even therapy: “The solution to any problem—work, love, money, whatever—is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be.” After all, fly-fishing does teach important life lessons, says Gierach—about solitude, patience, perspective, humor, and the sublime coffee break. Recounting both memorable fishing spots and memorable fish, Gierach discusses what makes a good fly pattern, the ethics of writing about undiscovered trout waters, the dread of getting skunked, and the camaraderie of fellow fishermen who can end almost any conversation with “Well, it’s sort of like fishing, isn’t it?” Reflecting on a lifetime of lessons learned at the end of a fly rod, Gierach concludes, “The one inscription you don’t want carved on your tombstone is ‘The Poor Son of a Bitch Didn’t Fish Enough.’” Fortunately for Gierach fans, this is not likely to happen.

My Faire Lady

If you're hungry, we've got fried cheese on a stick, steak on a stick—we call it
steak on a stake, ha—baked potato on a stick, corn dogs—” “Is there anything at
King Geoffrey's Faire that isn't served ... Those are technically on a bone, not a

Author: Laura Wettersten

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442489359

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

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When a cheating boyfriend leads to an unexpected summer job, Rowena discovers that the best way to let go of the past might be to dive right into it. “Verily,” this is “fine fare” (Kirkus Reviews). Rowena Duncan is a thoroughly modern girl with big plans for her summer—working at the mall with her best friends, taking trips to the Cape, date nights on the beach—until she catches her boyfriend making out with another girl. Heartbroken, she applies to an out-of-town job posting and finds herself somewhere she never expected: the Renaissance Faire. As a face-painter doubling as a serving wench, Ro is thrown headfirst into a vibrant community of artists and performers. She feels like a fish out of water until Will, a quick-witted whip cracker, takes her under his wing. Then there’s Christian, a blue-eyed stunt jouster who makes Ro weak in the knees. Soon, it’s not just her gown that’s tripping her up. Trading in the Internet and electricity for stars and campfires was supposed to make life simpler, but Ro is finding that love is the ultimate complication. Can she let the past make way for her future? “An engaging, lighthearted romance with a Renaissance faire twist…will appeal to fans of Sarah Dessen.” —Booklist

A Small Boy in the Sixties

One could look (not being very tall oneself) into their silly eyes; with a stick (and
every boy who was a boy had to have a stick on Fair Day—not a finicking cane or
dandified stick either, but a useful thing, ash or nut or withy, cut from a hedge, ...

Author: George Sturt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107633028

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

View: 938

This 1927 volume provides a memoir of the early experiences of writer George Sturt in and around Farnham, Surrey.

I Feel Great about My Hands

There are no winners or losers in this game: the model is co-operative, not
competitive. The game is simple: a stick is passed from one hand to another only
after one bum exuberantly engages another. Step one: find a stick. When you are
out ...

Author: Shari Graydon

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre

ISBN: 1553657861

Category: Social Science

Page: 245

View: 370

Presents essays and poems that celebrate the positive side of aging for women rather than mourning over the loss of youthfulness.

Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm

“A stick in a sack ! ” “What ! ”cried the father. “A stick ! The thing is not worth so
much trouble when you can cut one from any tree.” “But it is not a common stick,
dear father,” said the young man. “ When I say, stick, out of the bag ! ' out jumps
the ...

Author: Brothers Grimm

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486121402

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 269

View: 190

Fifty-three great Grimm stories: "Rumpelstiltskin," "Snow White," "Hansel and Gretel," and many more. 114 illustrations by Walter Crane.

The Visible and the Invisible in the Interplay between Philosophy Literature and Reality

To put it in other words, (1) the stick is an element of the sequence leading to the
conclusion that capital punishment is barbaric; (2) the stick alone does not
immediately identify the entire sequence to which it belongs; (3) the author has
done ...

Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401004854

Category: Philosophy

Page: 329

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Merleau-Ponty's categories of the visible and the invisible are investigated afresh and with originality in this penetrating collection of literary and philosophical inquiries. Going beyond the traditional and current references to the mental and the sensory, mind and body, perceptual content and the abstract ideas conveyed in language, etc., these studies range from the `hidden spheres of reality', to the play of the visible and the invisible left as traces in works of human genius, the origins of intellect and language, the real and the imaginary in literature, and the `hidden realities' in the philosophy of the everyday world. These literary and philosophical probings collectively reveal the role of this disjoined/conjoined pairing in the ontopoietic establishment of reality, that is, in the manifestation of the logos of life. In tandem they bring to light the hidden play of the visible and the invisible in the emergence of our vital, societal, intimate, intellectual, and creative involvements.