Aimed at students, this book combines the experience of a seasoned university professor and a discerning millennial to offer a bold alternative to our culture's standard, one-size-fits-all, uninspiring prescription for "success." Organized as a five-part journey, it explores, both cognitively and experientially, what it might mean to become fully alive and robustly human and what it means to assume the rightful authorship of your life. By breaking out of the dominant narrative of how life should be lived, and by becoming more aware of the world around us, we can gain the tools essential for becoming open-minded, imaginative, embodied, introspective and soulful human beings
Bronx-native Bernard Slotnick's mantra was that everyone deserved a good defense. And he was the best defender out there. A bold strategist in the courtroom, and a doting husband and father of four at home, 'Liberty's Last Champion' proudly stood up for the unpopular and the controversial, including: John Gotti, head of the Gambino crime family; Joe Colombo Sr., inspiration for The Godfather; Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the Jewish Defense League; Bernhard Goetz, the subway shooter. Known for his sharp mind (and his sharp suits). Slotnick, anointed the best criminal lawyer in the United States by The American Lawyer, had a remarkable legal career capped by an extraordinary twelve-year winning streak. From negotiating Melania Trump's pre-nup to representing the Dapper Don, from defending the Subway Vigilante to mediating Bette Midler's bathhouse contract, Slotnick's unparalleled acumen defined a profession, a city, and an era.
Design plays an essential role in our daily lives. You don't have to be a designer to design your life. But it does not hurt to have some professional help. It took designer Vince Frost more than 25 years as a professional to appreciate the power of the design process as a means for improving his life. If my design process brings value to me, perhaps it can bring value to others. Or, more radically, bring others to recognise their own value. This book will not solve your problems. You have to do that yourself. But this book will inspire you to work better at living better.
Images of disability pervade language and literature, yet disability is, as sex was in the Victorian world, the ubiquitous unspoken topic in today's culture. The twenty-five essays in Disability Studies provide perspectives on disabled people and on disability in the humanities, art, the media, medicine, psychology, the academy, and society.
To learn how to design flexible systems is not just learning another craft, it is going to change the way you think and work entirely. It is an approach, how to design. If you would place system design into a curriculum it would be the foundation course, putting you in the right mindset. You can apply the systemic approach to any discipline you will later specialize in, from corporate design, communication design, user experience design to textile design.
The third edition of this classic text presents a complete introduction to plasma physics and controlled fusion, written by one of the pioneering scientists in this expanding field. It offers both a simple and intuitive discussion of the basic concepts of the subject matter and an insight into the challenging problems of current research.
Political reporter Jack Sharpe is logging time at the tail end of a disappointing career -- jaded about politics and stung by personal hard knocks. But after an odd election result in the Ohio Congressional district he covers, Sharpe stumbles across irregularities that spur him to dig deeper. The story takes him far beyond his corner of Ohio as he discovers an international plot--one that strikes at the heart of American democracy by taking advantage of weaknesses in today's political architecture. His reporting leads to a showdown with the philandering Congressman and Presidential contender who knew about the plan but told nobody, and the eccentric but deadly Russian energy baron who masterminded it all. In order to save himself and the country, Sharpe must rekindle his old fire to navigate a treacherous journey through danger, betrayal, and atonement.
A transformative journey written in gratitude to the author's mentors describes his midlife attempt to recapture the passions of his youth, an effort marked by encounters with famous contemporaries and a variety of colorful mishaps.
As the American presidential campaign season begins, veteran journalist Jack Sharpe uncovers dark money and foreign influence at work, earning him the enmity of powerful forces that will put the people he loves in harm's way.
Dad has posted a list of chores for the family to do before grandma comes, including bathing the cat; but the cat does not want a bath, so she mixes up the instructions, and soon the family is mowing the floor, vacuuming the lawn, mopping the baby--and the house is in chaos.
"Ally the alligator is perfectly happy being alone ... until one day a noisy bird named Beak lands on her snout. Much to Ally's annoyance, this chatty bird likes to sing all the time and has chosen a nearby tree to build his new nest. Even worse, he insists that he and Ally will be best friends. In fact, he has all kinds of friendship goals in mind, and it seems nothing Ally says will convince him that she'd rather just be alone. Nothing beats peace and quiet ... except for maybe a new best friend?"--Provided by publisher
Cline Alden's grandmother says that music is in the family's blood, but Cline's mother is dead-set against her daughter's dreams of becoming a country music singer; Cline is determined to find the money to attend a Young Singer-Songwriter Workshop in Lexington (not too far from her Paris, Kentucky home), so now she has a lot on her mind--she is hiding things from her mother, she is losing her beloved grandmother to Alzheimer's, and she has begun to acknowledge, to herself at least, that she is more attracted to girls than boys.
Now in full color, Arts and Culture provides an introduction to global civilizations and their artistic achievements, history, and cultures. The authors consider two important questions: What makes a work a masterpiece of its type? And what qualities of a work enable it to be appreciated over time?
James Henslin shares the excitement of sociology, with his acclaimed "down-to-earth" approach and personal writing style that highlight the sociology of everyday life and its relevance to students' lives. With wit, personal reflection, and illuminating examples, he shares with readers his passion for sociology.