Two Laps Around the World

Two Laps Around the World

Author: Bob Riel

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595887200

Category: Travel

Page: 282

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One life sabbatical. Two laps around the world. After being married for a year, Bob Riel and his wife, Lisa, decided to take a chance in life. They took time off from their careers and embarked on a round-the-world journey, intent on having an adventure before starting a family. Then, two-and-a-half years later, when the children hadn't arrived and the travel bug hadn't left, they set out on another voyage to resume their sabbatical experience. During their two journeys, they faced the shock of a terrorist bombing in Egypt, met a Turkish carpet dealer who trained acrobatic pigeons, discussed life with Masai tribesmen, visited a Japanese family whose mother thought she knew them in another lifetime, and watched the sunrise from a boat on the Ganges River and from atop Mount Sinai. Lyrical and humorous, Two Laps Around the World is a testament to the possibilities of travel, as Bob and Lisa's explorations also grew into a series of Life Lessons and Global Rules that will inspire reflection. This captivating memoir is certain to arouse wanderlust in every reader.

Tiger in the Sea

Tiger in the Sea

Author: Eric Lindner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493031573

Category: History

Page: 359

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September 1962: On a moonless night over the raging Atlantic Ocean, a thousand miles from land, the engines of Flying Tiger flight 923 to Germany burst into flames, one by one. Pilot John Murray didn’t have long before the plane crashed headlong into the 20-foot waves at 120 mph. As the four flight attendants donned life vests, collected sharp objects, and explained how to brace for the ferocious impact, 68 passengers clung to their seats: elementary schoolchildren from Hawaii, a teenage newlywed from Germany, a disabled Normandy vet from Cape Cod, an immigrant from Mexico, and 30 recent graduates of the 82nd Airborne’s Jump School. They all expected to die. Murray radioed out “Mayday” as he attempted to fly down through gale-force winds into the rough water, hoping the plane didn’t break apart when it hit the sea. Only a handful of ships could pick up the distress call so far from land. The closest was a Swiss freighter 13 hours away. Dozens of other ships and planes from 9 countries abruptly changed course or scrambled from Canada, Iceland, Ireland, Scotland, and Cornwall, all racing to the rescue—but they would take hours, or days, to arrive. From the cockpit, the blackness of the Atlantic grew ever closer. Could Murray do what no pilot had ever done—“land” a commercial airliner at night in a violent sea without everyone dying? And if he did, would rescuers find any survivors before they drowned or died from hypothermia in the icy water? The fate of Flying Tiger 923 riveted the world. Bulletins interrupted radio and TV programs. Headlines shouted off newspapers from London to LA. Frantic family members overwhelmed telephone switchboards. President Kennedy took a break from the brewing crises in Cuba and Mississippi to ask for hourly updates. Tiger in the Sea is a gripping tale of triumph, tragedy, unparalleled airmanship, and incredibly brave people from all walks of life. The author has pieced together the story—long hidden because of murky Cold War politics—through exhaustive research and reconstructed a true and inspiring tribute to the virtues of outside-the-box-thinking, teamwork, and hope.

The Book of Zelph

The Book of Zelph

Author: Zelph

Publisher: Josh Anderson

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 249

View: 605

It was a gruesome crime scene. His beloved father was beheaded, and the prime suspect is his best friend, Nephi. Will justice be served? Will he avenge the murder of his father? Join Laban the younger on an epic journey from Jerusalem to the American continent in search of Nephi the murderer. The Book of Zelph is the world's most true book. It is the real-life story of the founding of America from the perspective of the Lamanites, the principal ancestors of the Native Americans.

The Saber-Toothed Tiger

The Saber-Toothed Tiger

Author: Josée Perrine

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450200783

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

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Violence against women in their own homes at the hands of their husbands was not treated as a crime in the United States until the early 1990s. At that time laws were passed with the intention of not only protecting women, but also to eliminate domestic violence altogether through prosecution of abusers and mandated counseling for offenders. Therapists were trained to re-educate men who batter women and safe shelters and temporary protection orders were provided to help women leave their abusers. Despite almost two decades of legal intervention and education, domestic violence continues and services are now directed at ever younger victims, some as early as middle school. It is clear that laws and shelters are not enough. This book, at last, answers the question, "Why does she stay?" The other half of the equation, the underlying reason that keeps women in abusive relationships, is finally addressed and defined. There is only one reason why they stay–the symbolic Saber-Toothed Tiger. This book is a long-needed explanation for the continuing trauma of domestic terrorism and it offers the solution to both victims and the therapists who help them.

Lydia Ko

Lydia Ko

Author: Michael Donaldson

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 9781743487280

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 908

The secrets behind the golf world's most successful young star. Lydia Ko's ascendency to the top of the women's golf world has been stunning. The youngest woman to win a golf major - and then the youngest player of either sex to go on and win two - Lydia Ko continues to amaze the world with her golfing feats. She became the number 1 women's player at just 17 and has cemented her dominance of the game by never finishing far from the top of the leaderboard. This book reflects on the unique influences that shaped Lydia Ko into such a stunningly good golfer, from her move to New Zealand from Korea at the age of six, to her parents' nurturing approach and the young coach that instilled in Ko a fun-loving attitude that still sets her apart today. Written by sports journalist and devoted golf fan Michael Donaldson, this respectful portrait unlocks the secrets of one of the golf world's hottest talents.

Weekly World News

Weekly World News

Author:

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ISBN:

Category:

Page: 44

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Rooted in the creative success of over 30 years of supermarket tabloid publishing, the Weekly World News has been the world's only reliable news source since 1979. The online hub www.weeklyworldnews.com is a leading entertainment news site.

Eternal Death

Eternal Death

Author: Lily Strange

Publisher: Lily Strange

ISBN: 9781432705916

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

View: 634

A Long-Buried Secret Is About To Surface With her long-awaited second marriage finally about to become a reality, acclaimed novelist Terry Bruckham is besieged with painful and terrifying memories. Those most closely associated with her are also assailed by disturbing dreams and obsessive thoughts. A sinister plan is being enacted in the Earth's Dreamlands, home to the sleeping and the Earthbound dead, as a troubled spirit wrestles with the warring pieces of his own psyche for the well-being or destruction of everything that exists. Discover the world beyond the wall of sleep and its marvelous residents, both good and evil.

Foundations of Play Therapy

Foundations of Play Therapy

Author: Charles E. Schaefer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118013267

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

View: 362

The landmark guide to play therapy—completely updated and revised Edited by Charles E. Schaefer—the "father of play therapy"—Foundations of Play Therapy, Second Edition is a complete, state-of-the-art guide to the many diverse approaches to, and methods used in, play therapy practice with children and adolescents. Featuring an expert panel of contributors, this comprehensive reference provides up-to-date and insightful coverage of all of the major theoretical models of play therapy and offers practical examples for the application of each model, including: Narrative play therapy Solution-focused play therapy Experiential play therapy Release play therapy Integrative play therapy Psychoanalytic approaches to play therapy Child-centered play therapy Gestalt play therapy Family play therapy Cognitive behavioral play therapy Prescriptive play therapy Written for therapists looking for guidance on how to incorporate play therapy into their practice, as well as students or those in need of a refresher on the latest methods and techniques, Foundations of Play Therapy, Second Edition is a standard-setting resource presenting pragmatic and useful information for therapists at all levels of training.

Tiger, Meet My Sister...

Tiger, Meet My Sister...

Author: Rick Reilly

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698164642

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

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In this hilariously funny essay collection, ESPN columnist Rick Reilly com­piles the best of his sports columns—essays that include his expert opinion on athlete tattoos, NFL cheerleaders, and even running with the bulls in Pamplona. Rick Reilly has no compunction telling readers, in his quick-witted style, how he really feels about some of the most popular sports figures of our time. Wondering about quarterback Jay Cutler? “Cutler is the kind of guy you just want to pick up and throw into a swimming pool, which is exactly what Peyton Manning and two linemen did one year at the Pro Bowl.” Or how about Tiger Woods? “Sometimes you wonder where Tiger Woods gets his public-relations advice. Gary Busey?” But for every brazen takedown, Reilly has written a heartwarming story of the power of sports to heal the wounded and lift the downtrodden: the young Ravens fan with cancer who called the plays for a few—victorious—games in 2012, or the onetime top NFL recruit who was finally exonerated after serving five years for a crime he didn’t commit. Whether he makes you laugh, cry, or just gets under your skin, Rick Reilly is sure to offer a unique and hilarious perspective on your favorite golf players, football teams, MVPs, and more. Rick Reilly has been called “one of the funni­est humans on the planet—an indescribable amalgam of Dave Barry, Jim Murray, and Lewis Grizzard, with the timing of Jay Leno and the wit of Johnny Carson” (Publishers Weekly). With a new introduction and updates from Reilly on his most talked-about col­umns, Tiger, Meet My Sister... makes the perfect gift for sports fans of all kinds.

Transformative Imagery

Transformative Imagery

Author: Leslie Davenport

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784501754

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 352

View: 247

Guided imagery is a transformative practice for reducing stress, healing mind and body, and improving performance. This definitive collection brings together leading pioneers in the field of guided imagery to share its theory, practice and history. Readers are introduced to the extensive uses of imagery, from its medical application for pain relief, cancer care and other physical healing, through its significant contribution to mental health and depth psychology, to its application within the arts and as a vehicle for social change. An exploration of the place of imagery within spiritual and religious traditions includes a never before published guide to the internal alchemy of Daoist imagery. Transformative Imagery will enable professionals to tailor guided imagery to their individual practice, demonstrating how to use it with people of all ages, from chronic pain patients to athletes to combat veterans and for both mental and physical health.