Scientist and author of The Only Woman in the Room explores her intelligence up against social inequality in this collection of personal essays.Eileen Pollack has always had a love-hate relationship with society’s rules for women and girls—especially as they were laid out for her while growing up in 1960s upstate New York. In Maybe It’s Me, she recounts her many trials, triumphs, and misadventures as a smart woman navigating a world that is only just learning to imagine equality between the sexes.With poignant humor and candid honesty, Pollack describes her journey from high school—where she wasn’t allowed to take advanced courses in science or math because she was female—to earning a physics degree at Yale; a post-graduate summer in which she was shot at and kidnapped; and a theoretically equal marriage in which she was nonetheless expected to do all the housework and child-rearing, pay the taxes, and make sure the Roto-Rooter guy arrived on time. “Maybe it’s me” is a thought all women have struggled with at one time or another. Pollack’s autobiographical essays take us from intimate, humorous stories of innocent curiosity to the calculated meanness of tween girls, from the defensive strategies of threatened men to incisive examinations of how society got here. In the end, Pollack’s message is one of human connection and tenacity along the unending search for love, acceptance, and equality.
This is the first full-length biography of this mid-twentieth century multi-faceted star. It is the first book to use biography to chart the broad sweep of changes in women's lives during the twentieth century, and to have popular music, movies, and television shows as its backdrops. The glitter of country music, the glamour of Hollywood, and the grit of the early television industry are all covered. It is the first book to draw from never-before-seen sources (especially business records and fan mail) at the newly-opened Roy Rogers-Dale Evans collections at the Autry Museum of the American West. One of the central tensions of Dale's life revolved around chasing the elusive work/family balance, making her story instantly relatable to women today. In addition to fame, Dale longed for a happy, stable, family life. Her roles and wife and mother became the foundation for her public persona: the smart, smiling, cheerful cowgirl. Unusual for its time were Dale Evans's attempts to control the trajectory of her career at a time when men dominated decision-making in the entertainment fields.
While Life As Play chronicles the author's life-long spiritual journey, his goal is to provide a road map for those seeking Oneness with Everything.In its pages, you will discover how to allow your innate Playful essence to express itself in every moment. Think of Mark's story as a tour and initiation into a life of Play. This book is filled with tales of the unexpected and the unique circumstances that characterize a life of Play.This is not a book about playing. It is a Playful book. The most consistent theme throughout this book is that of the power of synchronicities to encourage a life of Play and how it reveals the interconnectedness of all creation. So, if an ordinary person like Mark can Play in every instant, then you surely can too.This book also includes chapters on integral thinking; the fun and difficulty of translating Chinese; Feng Shui; sensing our auric bodies; death and immortality; reincarnation; and enlightenment. One chapter focuses on how we are doomed if we do not get in touch with and integrate our subconscious. Pay close attention to that one. This book ends with the nine precepts of Play.Hopefully, you will recognize this Playful place within yourself and allow it to expand. To the extent Mark's life has gone beyond the norm, may it inspire you to take the plunge into the unknown in your own life. And now, join the cosmic jester and universal trickster as he meanders his way through a life of Play. Let the mystery, magic and miracles begin!
Churchill was born amidst the splendour of Blenheim Palace but, ever a restless spirit, he owned, rented and was provided with many houses, both grand and relatively modest, over the course of his long life, including country retreats, town apartments and, as a statesman, Admiralty House, 10 and 11 Downing Street and Chequers. But it was his own house at Chartwell that will be for ever associated with his name.
From Blenheim to Chartwell charts the life of Winston Churchill through the houses he lived in and the gardens he made. It culminates with the full story of his purchase, alteration and creation of Chartwell, Kent, his home for more than forty years before and after the war, and which is now, in keeping with his intentions, owned and run by the National Trust.
Gardening expert and author Stefan Buczacki has researched Winston Churchill's homes and gardens, discovering a side to the great leader that is largely unknown – that of a man steeped in Victorian values who cared deeply for his personal staff and behaved with the utmost integrity and honesty in all his business dealings. Based on extensive and scholarly archive study, this well illustrated book brings to light an array of previously unpublished details and reveals a fascinating side to Britain's greatest war leader.
Also by Stefan Buczacki and Unicorn: Earth to Earth: A Natural History of Churchyards 987-1-910787-74-8
Warning! This is a summary, intended to rebut A Promised Land, the top-selling non-fiction book in 2020, not to replace it. You get much more material to dispute his claims about his legacy and address the scandals he left out. Obama's time in prep school showed more passion for his jump-shot and partying than studying. We experience his college years under the admitted influence of Marxism, and into Harvard Law and the alleged arrangement to become the President of the Law Review-- which would launch his political career with a rigged write-up in The NY Times. We sample his rapid rise to the Senate, and then the Presidency under the tutelage of Deep State communist professionals like David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett. Favored candidates, even incumbents, step aside or hand him their campaign, and dirt leaked from sealed court documents, at just the right time, buries his opponents. His path to the Presidency miraculously cleared, he finds the keynote tossed at his feet by John Kerry at the DNC to make him famous. John Kerry’s staff infuses his campaign. John McCain ensures Obama’s success by refusing to campaign in MIchigan. Obama spends more than all other previous Presidents combined, and harms America in doing so.
Obama reveals compromising situations and connections, arousing more suspicion, Brief and interspersed negative comments, clearly marked in Section One, catalyze a full-throttle rebuttal in Section Two, Obama not only left out key facts, like that his family had strong communist ties, or that he governed under the influence of Zbigniew Brzezinski, Iranian Islamist Valerie Jarrett, Rahm Emanuel, and Jesse Jackson. Obama, according to Pulitzer-prize-winning author Seymore Hersh, lied about his alleged killing of Osama bin Laden for a boost in the polls. The Rebuttal proves itself to be well documented and bulletproof. Obama, and his arranged mate and children, proved not to be what they seem.
Herbert Jenkins' most popular fictional creation was Mr. Joseph Bindle, who first appeared in a humorous novel in 1916 and in a number of sequels. In the preface to the books, T. P. O'Connor said that "Bindle is the greatest Cockney that has come into being through the medium of literature since Dickens wrote Pickwick Papers". The stories are based on the comedic drama of life at work, at home and all the adventures that take place along the way. Bindle leaves a path of good-natured destruction behind him and walks away unscathed every time. He is not above embellishing and loves the joke. He refers to jokes as the anesthetic that allows him to endure the operation of life. When he sets about fixing things, they had better well stay fixed or they'll have him to deal with. Indeed, he is a sort of superhero of the Everyman. Let the hilarity begin! (Summary by Don Jenkins)
31 Men of the Bible features 31 profiles of important men in the Bible. Each profile includes the related Scripture reference, a character summary, and application questions to help the listener discover who these men were and what we can learn from them today.
31 profiles of important men in the Bible, with life application questions
A study tool that provides a greater understanding of important men in the Bible
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