How did The Simpsons, one of the most popular television shows in history go from being attacked by many religious leaders for its lack of family values to being called one of the most theologically relevant programs in prime time?
An army of the drowned dead, family betrayal, an exiled witch who doesn't know she has power--or that enemies are lurking all around her, spying on her. Follow Kassandra as she discovers who and what she is in this moving underwater fantasy. Kassandra comes from the sea, but she has no memory of saltwater, seagulls, or an incoming tide. She's never seen an ocean, never heard the thunder of surf. She's an exile, betrayed by her own family, sent as far from the sea as they could arrange--somewhere in the middle of Nebraska. Everything changes the day she drowns in Red Bear Lake, and discovers she can't really drown. Not in the way everyone else can. Then a two-thousand year old king wakes inside her head and turns out to be a prodigy with mathematics.
Kassandra cries for the first time in her life, and learns that her tears are doorways for calling things from the sea. With clues from summoned sea-demons and the voices in her head, Kassandra sets out to find out what the hell is going on...and discovers she's a prisoner, trapped between a murderous grandfather who controls an army of the drowned dead, river witches who spy on her through the plumbing, and Ms. Matrothy, the Girl's Department Director, who's been trying to kill her since she was four.
In this second book in the 'Sally' series of Romance / Drama stories; Sally has returned to Scotland from her home in Wisconsin USA, to marry Robert - a handsome Forester from the beautiful location of Aviemore, in the Highlands of Scotland.. All does not begin well however, and after a horrific incident in Milwaukee, where she is the subject of a date-rape attempt by a work colleague, and bad news regarding Roberts mother and an accident at home; she finally arrives at Edinburgh to find that Agnes has taken a turn for the worst - and may not survive. Will all go well with Agnes; and will Sally's plans to get married in the summer be scuppered by events? Read on....
Compiled with the aid of Five Years back issues of DONALD PARSNIPS DAILY JOURNAL, a breeze borne pamphlet and art-object that seeks to place ’encounter’ into contemporary ’mediation,’ AN A TO Z FOR THE EFFECTIVE USE OF YOUR CITY draws on the experience of The Daily Journal in content method and experience so as to impart various unorthodox methods for immediate use by the urban individual in the viewing of interacting with and relating to, their city. There is nothing new in this except in the proposition that such a book taking such a form may exist as a staple of democratisation, alongside the tour guide, map, telephone directory, listings magazine, planning office plannchest, and book review column in local and international newspapers.
If the one person you loved more than life itself was savagely murdered, how far would you go to right that wrong? For some, too far may not be enough. Armani Belvedere lost his beloved fiancee, Simone, leaving him with emotional and physical scars never to heal. He vows undying vengeance on whomever is responsible and begins his search for the murderers. Armani is approached by The Dark Ones, a group of vigilante vampires, who promise to help him track down the ones responsible for such a heinous act. But under one condition. He must die to himself and join the vampires in their quest for justice for Simone, as well as all of mankind. Filled with despair, Armani agrees and becomes a vampire, realizing too late that he may have sold his soul in the process.
A Little White Trim...
Olivia Neuman had hoped the worst was behind her after she broke her ankle, lost her chance to be a Rockette, and had to come home to Baltimore to live in the same city as her ex, Bobby (a.k.a. "Booby"). Of course, that was before she saw her face plastered all over billboards for Bobby's wildly popular cable show about an evil, conniving girlfriend named...Olivia. To top it off, the only job Liv can get is playing Mrs. Claus at Rossman's department store--a nightmare gig of wrangling bratty kids alongside a biker Santa. ...A Tight Leather Belt Single mom Cassie Derringer fantasizes about the lives of the wealthy women coming through the doors of Rossman's, lives of cashmere (sigh), winter white (practical--not!), well-behaved children (via cattle prods?) and involved dads (yeah, right). Cassie's son, Tyler, is a ball of wild energy, and she's sure it's because he has no contact with his father, a TV star. Cassie didn't know her own dad, but she's determined to give Tyler one. And when she finds a note with her Mrs.
Claus suit that reads, "This suit brings luck. Go with it," she's sure she's on her way... ...This Christmas, You Are What You Wear Bah, humbug. As heir to the Rossman's dynasty, the only Christmas spirit Meredith Rossman feels is the kind brought on by ringing cash registers. If she doesn't get sales up by 50% this holiday, her jerk cousin Daniel will become CEO. Dressed as Mrs. Claus, Meredith can keep an eye on operations and on Nick, the hired Santa who makes Meredith want to sit on his lap.
Improve performance, increase responsibility and accountability, build agile, capable teams, and do it with one quick read. What would you pay for greater responsibility and performance momentum within your team? Degrees of Strength shows you how.
Short enough to read in one plane ride, your team will be inspired to solve the problems that have slowed success, even those tenacious ones that have plagued your team or family for years. This is a story rooted in the professional and personal life. A regional VP's job is on the line, and her family is, too. She needs to find a way to turn her team's performance around and has no money to throw at the problem. It's real. We've worked with these people. What follows is the struggle of change as her team fights with each other—and with themselves—to implement the new technique. In the end, they win more than they could have imagined.