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A Life Measured by the Minute

By Gary D. Henry
  • Book ID : 145000217X
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 219
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A minute is measured, by many, as a trivial moment of time. I, however, see it as sixty seconds allotted to progress one’s life or further our understanding that we all have a limited amount of time on this earth to make our mark worthy of remembrance. For some, a minute is a lifetime, for others, a mere hindrance to greater things. It lives and it dies along with us through various adventures, and its importance is weighed with our choices in our life. I live by the minute because life, just like time, takes no breaks. I view my life as a never-ending minute of work and dedication to my passions in my life. I have a life dedicated to my wife and sons, although the paths I’ve chosen for myself have been perilous and not without the demons that possess everyone at times. I have veered from this path numerous times. However, I always have one eye on the ultimate goal and have broken down hundreds of barriers designed to prevent me from achieving it. Each barrier I smash through makes the urgency of the struggle much more acute. I live my life waiting and preparing for the next one in hopes that this will be the last one and finally, at long last, I can rest knowing that I have succeeded in life. I’m Don Hyler and this is my story.

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Corvette is an icon. For most of its history it was built in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The author, a forty-one year veteran of GM, spent twenty-four years working in various engineering and management positions from facilities to quality where he retired as Quality Assurance Manager. Never before has a comprehensive history been written of the place where Corvettes are assembled. The title reflects what took place in the Bowling Green Assembly Plant. One high level manager often referred to Building the Dream, and essentially the plant built hundreds of thousands of dreams over the years. The text contains philosophical, historical, methodical, biographical and some fictional information to provoke thought. The genre of each is intermingled so as to never bore the reader. Many names are mentioned. Mini-biographies are included for the most unique regardless of job level. They all were part of building the dream, and the assembler was as necessary as the manager. Venture now into the place were dreams are built!

Coping with Stress

By C. R. Snyder
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0198029950
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 438
  • File Pdf: coping-with-stress.pdf

Book Summary:

This is a companion volume to Coping: The Psychology of What Works, which is also edited by Snyder. This second book includes chapters by some of the most well known clinical and health psychologists and covers some of the newest and most provocative topics currently under study in the area of coping. The contributors address the key questions in this literature: Why do some of us learn from hardship and life's stressors? And why do others fail and succumb to depression, anxiety, and even suicide? What are the adaptive patterns and behaviors of those who do well in spite of the obstacles that are thrown their way? The chapters will look at exercise as a way of coping with stress, body imaging, the use of humor, forgiveness, control of hostile thoughts, ethnicity and coping, sexism and coping aging and relationships, constructing a coherent life story, personal spirituality, and personal growth.

Mathematical Analysis of Evolution, Information, and Complexity

By Wolfgang Arendt,Wolfgang P. Schleich
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 3527628037
  • Pages : 502
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 405
  • File Pdf: mathematical-analysis-of-evolution-information-and-complexity.pdf

Book Summary:

Mathematical Analysis of Evolution, Information, and Complexity deals with the analysis of evolution, information and complexity. The time evolution of systems or processes is a central question in science, this text covers a broad range of problems including diffusion processes, neuronal networks, quantum theory and cosmology. Bringing together a wide collection of research in mathematics, information theory, physics and other scientific and technical areas, this new title offers elementary and thus easily accessible introductions to the various fields of research addressed in the book.

The Lie That Tells a Truth: A Guide to Writing Fiction

By John Dufresne
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Isbn : 0393078353
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 935
  • File Pdf: the-lie-that-tells-a-truth.pdf

Book Summary:

"This is the most practical, hard-nosed, generous, direct, and useful guide to writing fiction." —Brad Watson Finally, a truly creative—and hilarious—guide to creative writing, full of encouragement and sound advice. Provocative and reassuring, nurturing and wise, The Lie That Tells a Truth is essential to writers in general, fiction writers in particular, beginning writers, serious writers, and anyone facing a blank page. John Dufresne, teacher and the acclaimed author of Love Warps the Mind a Little and Deep in the Shade of Paradise, demystifies the writing process. Drawing upon the wisdom of literature's great craftsmen, Dufresne's lucid essays and diverse exercises initiate the reader into the tools, processes, and techniques of writing: inventing compelling characters, developing a voice, creating a sense of place, editing your own words. Where do great ideas come from? How do we recognize them? How can language capture them? In his signature comic voice, Dufresne answers these questions and more in chapters such as "Writing Around the Block," "Plottery," and "The Art of Abbreviation." Dufresne demystifies the writing process, showing that while the idea of writing may be overwhelming, the act of writing is simplicity itself.

2009—A Year of Pain and the Promise of Rainbows

By Sylvia A. Witmore
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1524689017
  • Pages : 270
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 207
  • File Pdf: 2009-a-year-of-pain-and-the-promise-of-rainbows.pdf

Book Summary:

This book is the story of a woman who had everything going for her until she had a diagnosis of cancer. Her loving husband was beside her all year during the surgery and all chemo-therapy treatments. Then the day she was told that she didnt have to have anymore chemo treatments, she lost her loving husband the next night. This story is about the strength this woman finds after the whole world crashes around her. From the dark, disturbing days of pain and heartbreak she discovers her rainbow.

Active Aging

By Rocío Fernández-Ballesteros
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hogrefe Publishing
  • Isbn : 1616763604
  • Pages : 203
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 934
  • File Pdf: active-aging.pdf

Book Summary:

Aging well and continuing to be active are often regarded as THE goals in life, from individual, family, community, and population perspectives. This implies good health and physical fitness, good cognitive and positive emotional-motivational functioning, and social participation and engagement.Increasing life expectancy by means of biomedical advances is not on its own enough, however. Research shows that an individual’s psychological condition contributes to their quality of life and well-being in old age – and that behavioral and psychological interventions can also prevent illness, improve cognitive and physical fitness, and increase positive emotional functioning and social participation.This book shows how psychologists and psychological science as a whole can face the challenge of promoting optimal and active aging in a society that is growing ever older.

A Love Story for Susan

By Gordon E Kyle
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gordon E Kyle
  • Isbn : 0987700499
  • Pages :
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 481
  • File Pdf: a-love-story-for-susan.pdf

Book Summary:

A Love Story for Susan is a story of hope in our world. This book describes the journey taken by the author into his mind. There, he faced the darkness of his personal hell, earning the right to stand in the brilliance of God's light at journey's end. The journey into self is a journey any person can choose to take. This book appeals to those people who are struggling with the meaning of their existence. It is a struggle many are choosing to face at this time because the desire to discover one's truth is a desire that lives in all of us. A Love Story for Susan convincingly demonstrates the importance of love in the healing of a human mind. The author's story is an inspirational example of how to transmute pain into strength and gain a new life by doing so. His goal was simply to find his true self. Little did he know that God waits patiently for those who make the journey to truth, the journey to self. A Love Story for Susan is the story of the author's journey home.

The Measure

By Nikki Erlick
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0063204223
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 877
  • File Pdf: the-measure.pdf

Book Summary:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The Read With Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick! "A story of love and hope as interweaving characters display: how all moments, big and small, can measure a life. If you want joy, love, romance, and hope—read with us." —Jenna Bush Hager A luminous, spirit-lifting blockbuster for readers of The Midnight Library. Eight ordinary people. One extraordinary choice. It seems like any other day. You wake up, pour a cup of coffee, and head out. But today, when you open your front door, waiting for you is a small wooden box. This box holds your fate inside: the answer to the exact number of years you will live. From suburban doorsteps to desert tents, every person on every continent receives the same box. In an instant, the world is thrust into a collective frenzy. Where did these boxes come from? What do they mean? Is there truth to what they promise? As society comes together and pulls apart, everyone faces the same shocking choice: Do they wish to know how long they’ll live? And, if so, what will they do with that knowledge? The Measure charts the dawn of this new world through an unforgettable cast of characters whose decisions and fates interweave with one another: best friends whose dreams are forever entwined, pen pals finding refuge in the unknown, a couple who thought they didn’t have to rush, a doctor who cannot save himself, and a politician whose box becomes the powder keg that ultimately changes everything. Enchanting and deeply uplifting, The Measure is a sweeping, ambitious, and invigorating story about family, friendship, hope, and destiny that encourages us to live life to the fullest.

Fearless

By Don Dahler
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Isbn : 1648961312
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 542
  • File Pdf: fearless.pdf

Book Summary:

In the spirit of the bestseller Fly Girls comes the definitive and compelling true story of Harriet Quimby, the first American woman to receive a pilot's license. In the early twentieth century, headlines declared that "the era of women has dawned." Against this changing historical backdrop, Harriet Quimby's extraordinary life stands out as the embodiment of this tumultuous, exciting era—when flight was measured in minutes, not miles. This untold piece of feminist history unveils Quimby's incredible story: rising from humble beginnings as a dirt-poor farm girl to become a globe-trotting journalist, history-making aviator, and international celebrity. With her tragic death in 1912 at the age of thirty-seven, her story faded, with her many accomplishments—the first woman to fly solo over the English Channel among them—overshadowed by major events, including the sinking of the Titanic. With black and white illustrations throughout, Fearless,/i> is the definitive biography of the first licensed female American pilot: one of the most inspiring hidden figures of history.

Life-Cycle of Structural Systems

By Hitoshi Furuta,Dan Frangopol,Mitsuyoshi Akiyama
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : 1315761807
  • Pages : 466
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 924
  • File Pdf: life-cycle-of-structural-systems.pdf

Book Summary:

Life-Cycle of Structural Systems: Design, Assessment, Maintenance and Management contains the papers presented at IALCCE2014, the fourth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2014), held in Tokyo, Japan, November 16-19, 2014. It consists of a book of extended abstracts (466 pp) and a DVD (2332 pp) with 312 full papers inclu

Perspectives In Hadronic Physics - Proceedings Of The Second International Conference

By Boffi Sigfrido,Degli Atti Claudio Ciofi,Giannini Mauro
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : #N/A
  • Isbn : 981454325X
  • Pages : 512
  • Category :
  • Reads : 520
  • File Pdf: perspectives-in-hadronic-physics-proceedings-of-the-second-international-conference.pdf

Book Summary:

This volume discusses theoretical and experimental activities in the investigation of nucleon and nuclear structure by electromagnetic and hadronic probes at intermediate and high energies. The focus is on laboratory activities, recent progress concerning the structure of hadrons, relativistic many-body approaches, deep inelastic scattering and correlations in nuclei.

Manual of Psychosocial Rehabilitation

By Robert King,Chris Lloyd,Tom Meehan,Frank Deane,David Kavanagh
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1118352289
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Medical
  • Reads : 727
  • File Pdf: manual-of-psychosocial-rehabilitation.pdf

Book Summary:

Psychosocial Rehabilitation is a comprehensive ready-reference for mental health practitioners and students, providingpractical advice on the full range of interventions forpsychosocial rehabilitation. It contextualises the interventionsdescribed and provides pointers to enable the reader to explore thetheory and research. This manual recognises the wide-ranging impact of mental illnessand its ramifications on daily life, and promotes a recovery modelof psychosocial rehabilitation and aims to empower clinicians toengage their clients in tailored rehabilitation plans. The book isdivided into five key sections. Section 1 looks at assessment covering tools available in thepublic domain, instruments, scoring systems, norms and applicationsfor diagnosis and measurement of symptoms, cognitive functioning,impairment and recovery. Section 2 covers the full range of therapeutic interventions andoffers advice on training and supervision requirements andevaluation of process, impact and outcome. Section 3 provides manuals and programs for interventionseffectively provided as group activities. Section 4 explains how to design a full programme thatintegrates therapeutic interventions with group programmes as wellas services provided by other agencies. The final section looks at peer support and self help, providingmanuals and resources that support programmes and interventions notrequiring professional or practitioner direction.

McGraw-Hill Specialty Board Review Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

By Ira Adams-Chapman,David P. Carlton,James E. Moore
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Isbn : 0071773576
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Medical
  • Reads : 447
  • File Pdf: mcgraw-hill-specialty-board-review-neonatal-perinatal-medicine.pdf

Book Summary:

The ONLY review book for the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine board exam This comprehensive review for the Neonatal-Perinatel Medicine board exam includes everything test takers need for exam success: thorough concept reviews, full-color illustrations, highlighted key points, and case-based Q&A. The content is weighted to match that of the exam, so students know they are spending just the right amount of time on each topic. The authors of the book are uniquely qualified to create such as book as they currently run exam review workshops and have many years of experience preparing residents and physicians for the examination. This is a particularly valuable entry into the McGraw-Hill Medical test prep line as neonatology is the most popular pediatric subspecialty. Includes 4-color insert of neontatel dermatology and infectious disease illustrations Each chapter includes clinical vignettes with board-style Q&A