Download and read online Because Mother Liked to Dance in PDF and EPUB Because Mother Liked to Dance is the story of the Cullen family. Forced to leave New York City after his father´s death, Nick Cullen brings his wife Joanna and their two children to New Jersey and attempts to establish an independent union at his new place of work. Joanna accompanies Nick reluctantly. She enjoys city life, has an excellent job there and has no wish to live next door to her mother Louise, a hard, bitter woman. Emotionally guarded, a detached mother figure, Joanna slowly reveals her past life, and we learn about events she´s kept secret and of the man she might have chosen. Set in New York City and New Jersey during the 1950´s, narrated by the daughter Meg, Because Mother Liked To Dance chronicles, in poignant, humorous and, at times, harsh episodes, how a family copes with stress brought on by change, and how dissension in family relationships develops over time ... and is resolved.
Download and read online The Mother Dance in PDF and EPUB From the celebrated author of The Dance of Anger comes an extraordinary book about mothering and how it transforms us -- and all our relationships -- inside and out. Written from her dual perspective as a psychologist and a mother, Lerner brings us deeply personal tales that run the gamut from the hilarious to the heart-wrenching. From birth or adoption to the empty nest, The Mother Dance teaches the basic lessons of motherhood: that we are not in control of what happens to our children, that most of what we worry about doesn't happen, and that our children will love us with all our imperfections if we can do the same for them. Here is a gloriously witty and moving book about what it means to dance the mother dance.
Download and read online A Mother s Dance in PDF and EPUB "Pattie's touching memoir is the heart and soul of a mother's love---from happiness to despair, and everything in-between. It will inspire you to face calamitous events and refuse to be conqurered by them." ~National Jefferson Award Winner Dave Pelzer, Auth or "A Child Called 'It'". How does one measure the depth of a mother’s love? Pattie never thought it possible until she experienced every mother’s worst nightmare—twice. With all three kids in college and thriving, Pattie is excited about embarking on her new career as community relations manager at Barnes & Noble. That is, until she receives word that her nineteen-year-old son has been admitted to the Medical University of South Carolina and tagged “John Doe” after he suffered a traumatic brain injury. Now her sole concern is to get to Charleston, 250 miles away, before he takes his final breath. Although Casey is given only twenty-four hours to live, Pattie clings to her faith and refuses to accept her son’s death sentence. During Casey’s long and arduous healing, Pattie takes a hard look at the past—the kid’s tender childhood memories, their challenging teenage years, the skeletons in the closet, and the circumstances that have formed her into who she has become. When tragedy strikes again, Pattie must make a choice—to remain stuck in her grief or to step into the life she’s meant to create. Moving and heart-wrenching, A Mother’s Dance, is a story about hope, perseverance, self-discovery, hard choices, and most importantly about love. . .the sad and the wondrous. “I wrote this book in hopes it would bring healing to others,” Hall says. “Instead I discovered that I was the one who healed."
Download and read online Frankie Manning in PDF and EPUB In the early days of swing dancing, Frankie Manning stood out for his moves and his innovative routines; he created the "air step" in the Lindy hop, a dance that took the U.S. and then the world by storm. In this fascinating autobiography, choreographer and Tony Award winner (Black and Blue) Frankie Manning recalls how his first years of dancing as a teenager at Harlem's Savoy Ballroom led to his becoming chief choreographer and a lead dancer for "Whitey's Lindy Hoppers," a group that appeared on Broadway, in Hollywood musicals, and on stages around the globe. Manning brings the Swing Era vividly back to life with his recollections of crowded ballrooms and of Lindy hoppers trying to outdo each other in spectacular performances. His memories of the many headliners and film stars, as well as uncelebrated dancers with whom he shared the stage, create a unique portrait of an era in which African American performers enjoyed the spotlight, if not a star's prerogatives and salary. With collaborator Cynthia Millman, Manning traces the evolution of swing dancing from its early days in Harlem through the post-World War II period, until it was eclipsed by rock 'n' roll and then disco. When swing made a comeback, Manning's 30-year hiatus ended. He has been performing, choreographing, and teaching ever since.
Download and read online Dance in the Rain in PDF and EPUB Little did I know when I was born all the pain I would see and feel. My turbulent journey, seeing my Nana’s heartbreak to the day I lost her, through my own teenage heartache where I wanted my life to end, and then to being on a life-support machine after a car accident a few years later. Upon recovery, I entered a dark world of being a victim of domestic violence from which I had to make a dramatic escape. Finally, when things seemed more settled, I fell in love with a guy with a big secret. After many insights, I received from the obstacles that seemed insurmountable on my journey. I always felt in my heart that triumph would overcome adversity Through all troubles, try dancing when it rains, as I have over and over again! The epic, suffocating turmoils of Sara’s life all had a gift in them, yet she didn’t see clearly until she was much older. The painful experiences of childhood, teenage years, and onwards were all, she realised, created by her thoughts and beliefs. Many years of unfathomable emotional turbulence finally left her with the deep ingrained belief if only we all treated each other as we would wish to be treated, then this world would be a more positive place.
Download and read online Psychopathology in PDF and EPUB This book has been written for the professional student of human behavior who must have an unprejudiced insight into human nature in order to deal justly and intelligently with problems of abnormal behavior as they are brought to the physician, rectory, police courts, prisons and asylums, and the directors of schools and colleges, and the commanders of military and naval organizations. In order to avoid speculation and theorizing, most of the space is devoted to plain expositions of the actual difficulties of cases. They are presented to speak for themselves. Naturally an enormous amount of valuable data on delusions, hallucinations, symbols, symptoms, defensive and compensatory methods of thinking, different types of inferiorities and causes of inferiorities, etc., is scattered through these cases. The most important illustrations have been collected together in the index to be readily accessible to the reader. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved).
Download and read online The Man Who Liked To Dance in PDF and EPUB What makes some people so darn nice? You know the ones. Those compassionate souls who seem to have a heart of gold. They are the ones who ask you how you are doing, and when you say "not so good," they will actually listen to you, express genuine sympathy, and offer to help in anyway that they can. Such a person is Henry Thomas, a self-employed Registered Pharmacist, husband, and father, who discovers that he has a gift to empower women in and around his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, to rise above just about any hardship that life may present. His story is one of kindness and compassion, a skill set that everyone loves, admires, and respects. So when some of life's inevitable sadness befalls Henry, someone will surely be there to help ... wouldn't they?
Download and read online Dancing With Einstein in PDF and EPUB A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.
Download and read online The Chicken Dance in PDF and EPUB Welcome to Horse Island, where knowing about chickens is the key to popularity and eggs are more valuable than money. This is where eleven-year-old Don Schmidt lives on a chicken farm with his parents. He is sort of unpopular, both at home (where his mother refers nonstop to his talented, dancing, dead sister, Dawn) and at school (where the other kids call him "new kidÂ?? even though he's been at the school for several years).With nowhere else to turn, Don begins a friendship with the chickens that live outside his window on the family's farm. Then one day, Don enters the chicken-judging contest at the local dairy festival and becomes the youngest person in history ever to win. This spurs a dramatic chain of events that makes Don the most popular kid in town. But it also leads him to discover that his parents have been hiding family secrets. Jacques Couvillon has created a refreshing story with a character who is charming, sincere, and just so funny. The Chicken Dance is an entertaining page-turner that readers will not want to put down.
Download and read online My Issues Touch the Heart of God in PDF and EPUB From as early as within her mother's womb, Rev. Carolyn Baker struggled with issues of abandonment. Her father did not want her and when she was four years old, her mother left her in the care of an aunt and uncle. When Carolyn's mother returned for her later in life, she brought her into an abusive situation that only escalated Carolyn's descent into depression, fear, and neglect. Yet it was the divine love and power of the Lord that fi nally pulled Carolyn from her devastating existence. In "My Issues Touch the Heart of God, " Carolyn shares her incredible true story of faith and hope. She explores her troubled teenage years when she began taking drugs, and reveals the struggles of early adulthood including pregnancy, jail, and continued drug and alcohol abuse. But in the midst of her deepest sorrow while languishing in prison, Carolyn cried out to God-and He heard her. From that moment on, she became His child and He helped her to overcome her biggest obstacles. God not only saved her life, but her soul, as well. Deeply moving and life-altering, "My Issues Touch the Heart of God" shows you theamazing transformative power of God's love and grace. Be inspired by Carolyn's story and commit yourself to His arms!
Download and read online My Issues Touch the Heart of God in PDF and EPUB From as early as within her mother’s womb, Rev. Carolyn Baker struggled with issues of abandonment. Her father did not want her and when she was four years old, her mother left her in the care of an aunt and uncle. When Carolyn’s mother returned for her later in life, she brought her into an abusive situation that only escalated Carolyn’s descent into depression, fear, and neglect. Yet it was the divine love and power of the Lord that fi nally pulled Carolyn from her devastating existence. In My Issues Touch the Heart of God, Carolyn shares her incredible true story of faith and hope. She explores her troubled teenage years when she began taking drugs, and reveals the struggles of early adulthood including pregnancy, jail, and continued drug and alcohol abuse. But in the midst of her deepest sorrow while languishing in prison, Carolyn cried out to God—and He heard her. From that moment on, she became His child and He helped her to overcome her biggest obstacles. God not only saved her life, but her soul, as well. Deeply moving and life-altering, My Issues Touch the Heart of God shows you the amazing transformative power of God’s love and grace. Be inspired by Carolyn’s story and commit yourself to His arms!
Download and read online Habits of Change in PDF and EPUB A collection of extraordinary oral histories of American nuns, Habits of Change captures the experiences of women whose lives over the past fifty years have been marked by dramatic transformation. Bringing together women from more than forty different religious communities, most of whom entered religious life before Vatican II, the book shows how their lives were suddenly turned around in the 1960s--perhaps more so than any other group of contemporary women. Here these women speak of their active engagement in the events that disrupted their church and society and of the lives they lead today, offering their unique perspective on issues such as peace activism, global equality for women, and the clergy sexual abuse crisis. The interviewees include a Maryknoll missionary who spent decades in Africa, most recently in the Congo; an inner-city art teacher whose own paintings reflect the vibrancy of Haiti; a recovering alcoholic who at age 71 has embarked on her fourth ministry; a life-long nurse, educator, and hospital administrator; and an outspoken advocate for the gay and lesbian community. Told with simplicity, honesty, and passion, their stories deserve to be heard.
Download and read online Kuki Shuzo in PDF and EPUB Kuki Shuzo (1888 1941), one of Japan s most original thinkers of the twentieth century, is best known for his interpretations of Western Continental philosophy. His works on and of poetry are less well known but equally illuminating. During his eight years studying in Europe in the 1920s, Kuki spent time in Paris, where he wrote several collections of poetry and many short poems in the tanka style. Included in this volume are these Paris poems as well as other verses that Kuki appended to a long essay on poetry, Rhymes in Japanese Poetry, written in 1931. Included as well are translations of two of Kuki s major critical essays on poetry, The Genealogy of Feelings: A Guide to Poetry (1938) and The Metaphysics of Literature (1940). Michael Marra, one of the West s foremost authorities on modern Japanese aesthetics, prefaces his translations with an important essay that gives an account of the current state of Kuki studies in English and presents an intriguing and original interpretation of Kuki s writings. Marra argues that there is an unresolved tension in Kuki s thought between a desire to overcome the rigid schemes of metaphysics, garnered from his knowledge of French and German philosophy, on the one hand, and a constant hesitation to let those schemes go, which is expressed in his verse. "
Download and read online Life Experiences and Recolledctions of Mary Basits Kuhns in PDF and EPUB This book is the life and times of Mary Basits Steinhauer from her birth in 1899 to her death in 1989. Mary sat down at age 85 years old and typed out over 200 pages (single spaced)of memories relating to her life. Following her death, her son, Bradley W. Kuhns put the pages into a book. He used all the same typos, and grammar errors that she had put down on paper so as to no take away from her authentic writings. It is worth reading the life of this wonderful ladies trials and tribulation as described by her through her eyes and writing.
Download and read online The Firefly Dance in PDF and EPUB Bright lights flicker in the dark evenings of summer. Pinpoints of hope float against the black descent of night. The sweetest of small and innocent creatures finds its way through the shadows. Fireflies seem to dance on sheer air, illuminating the space between heartbeats. Children give off a similar brave glow, despite the challenges of their young lives. The lessons of childhood are often painful, the shedding of fragile wings in the gloam of an uncertain future. These rich novellas are small jewels reflecting the essence of what it means to grow up dancing among the shadows of life, carrying a brave, small beacon because you know that even the brightest days always, always, end in darkness. Childhood can be so sweetly sad and sadly sweet, profound and deceptively easy to categorize, yet poignant to remember. New York Times bestselling novelist Sarah Addison Allen (GARDEN SPELLS, SUGAR QUEEN, THE PEACH KEEPER) anchors THE FIREFLY DANCE with her wistful and funny novella about Louise, a North Carolina girl whose keen observations of the lives around her weaves an unforgettable spell with just a hint of everyday magic. Phyllis Schieber's Sonya, a child of Holocaust survivors, is confronted with the responsibilities of her legacy when she has a poignant encounter with a classmate, another child of survivors, and her mother, in a local shop in their 1970's New York neighborhood. Kathryn Magendie's Petey deals wryly with her family's move from the cool blue mountains of North Carolina to the hot flatlands of Texas. Augusta Trobaugh's stoic Georgia boy leads us through his surreal encounter with a mysterious backwoods toddler who turns out to be anything but ordinary.