Chasing the Dream

Author: Paige Lee Elliston

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 0800759419

Category: Fiction

Page: 237

View: 3619

Amy Hawkins, a 35-year-old editor from New York City who makes a fresh start in the small Montana town of Coldwater, is hard at work on her first novel, but trouble starts brewing when her money starts running out, her writing deteriorates, and she is forced to decide between two men who are out to win her heart. Original.

Refocusing the African-American Dream

Author: Edwin E. Thompson RIA MBA,MSgt. Edward E. Thompson Jr. USAF

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1728361834

Category: Political Science

Page: 68

View: 6832

This book depicts the challenging experiences of two twins - Dreams, Hope, and Passion in obtaining the American Dream." Establishing the argument for " Refocusing the African American Dream" is precipitated by the need to clarify what is freedom, and what makes freedom so important? Generally, dreams are food for the soul. Dreams also give us hope. Whereas, hope is the opportunity for expectation, and passion is the need and desire to turn those hopes and dreams into reality. With freedom comes responsibility. There are three fundamental critical societal problems, which impacts "The African American Dream," they are fundamentally social problems notably: an increase in single-parent households, inadequate education preparation, and no economic foundation. Despite the difficulties associated with single-family households, inadequate education preparation and, no financial foundation. The Declaration of Independence depicts the concept of freedom in terms of inalienable rights, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. As a result, there is no mention of economic independence. Economics is an important issue, which confronts our families; because it is a necessary means for financial freedom, and it facilitates our participation in a market economy. If a culture has no strong economic base, then it resembles a plantation. The civil rights movement was very much about gaining control over economic means, and not so much about getting political power as an end in itself. Your circumstances at birth—mainly, what your parents do for a living—are an even more significant factor in how far you get in life than we had previously realized. On the other hand, if you are first-generation educated like the Thompson twins, it is your Dreams, Hope, and Passion that makes the difference. In either case, you are the foundation for the next generation's success. The process only works if you have a flourishing economy at best.

Preserving Privilege

Author: Jewelle Taylor Gibbs,Teiahsha Bankhead

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275969912

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

View: 3328

Examines California as forerunner and example of responses to ethnic and racial change in America.

Stirring of Soul in the Workplace

Author: Alan Briskin

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1605096164

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 90

View: 1730

Essential reading for those who'd like to find more meaning in their jobs, "The Stirring of Soul in the Workplace" offers ways to balance a personal spiritual path with job realities and expectations.

Hank Aaron

Author: Charlie Vascellaro

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313330018

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 172

View: 6569

Presents the life and accomplishments of one of the most important figures in Major League Baseball history who achieved over three thousand career base hits and is the all-time home run leader.

Dream Builders, Dream Killers

Author: Berteau Joisil

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 145005546X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 371

View: 2439

All immigrants to America have a story with the American Dream, a story sometimes intimately intertwined with personal dreams. My story might be a surprising, if not maybe an unexpected one diverging from the usual account of pitiful existence in Haiti's slums or that of struggle for adaptation to America's way of life by one of Haiti's "boat people" who landed on South Florida's coast. It is a story that starts from the lower plains of the Artibonite Valley in Haiti with a dream from my great grandfather, Joizil Estimé, and continues in the United States, ultimately in Powell, Ohio. It is the story of a Haitian immigrant born in the small coastal town of Saint-Marc, Haiti. It evolves with my experiences growing up in my native country where my formative years were influenced by a connection to a diverse sociocultural environment. It progresses with my interaction with other societal enclaves in foreign lands like Germany and ultimately in the United States. It is an account of dreams fulfilled or unfulfilled, due not only to factors such as the convergence of different motivational agents (dreambuilders), the winds blowing on corporate America, whether in Haiti or the United States, but also to different conditions such as country of origin, globalization, social class, and Afro-ethnicity in America (dreamkillers). It is the story of coping with life changes, of integration into the American mainstream, of successes and disappointments of an immigrant from Haiti. But it is more than the story of an immigrant; it also reflects in a way the struggle of all immigrants coping with the pursuit of the American Dream and the quest for adaptation and continuous learning. It relates to all those who have wrestled with their dreams, those who have learned to make the best out of life's circumstances and keep a positive outlook in the era we live in. Dreambuilders, dreamkillers are in all walks of life.

A Competitor's Heart: 369 Days of Development

Author: Jeffrey Swarr


ISBN: 1483453766


Page: 384

View: 407

For numerous young athletes they are searching for a path to be pushed to become great. Each competitor has the ability to be great and greatness is a daily practice. A Competitor's Heart is developed through a consistent daily practice of development. Each day's message is built to develop a person's heart to compete and become the best person possible. Put A Competitor's Heart into your daily habit and routine and greatness will follow.

I Can With I AM

Author: Sheila M. Luck

Publisher: Aneko Press

ISBN: 1622454189

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 7604

“Somebody should do something about that!” We hear it and say it frequently. Maybe we have felt that the “somebody” needed to be somebody else because we were not capable, we didn’t have the financial or influential means, or that we just didn’t have the time; but maybe God wanted us to be that “somebody.” Maybe He wants you to be “somebody” today. With God, we can be “somebody.” When we work with Him according to His plan, He will provide the abilities and the means. Discover the possibilities. Be somebody! I will do what I can, where I am, with “I AM.”

ENDLESS DREAMS (The BulletBall Guy)


Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1716456444

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

View: 9362

ENDLESS DREAMS is a true story about the BulletBall Guy 'never ever giving up' even in the face of complete failure. His faith in God and the love of his wife has led him to a place of immeasurable happiness. Join him on a journey of survival in the wilderness of life...


Author: sunita k. mani

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 1482885964

Category: Education

Page: 276

View: 4738

Wouldnt it be awesome if you could have a conversation with someone about anything no matter how tricky the topic and still not be judged? Growth and conversations go hand in hand. Both represent each other. In a classical conversation, our aspirations, our thoughts, our sense of responsibility can all shift because we begin to perceive life differently after meeting different people. This allows us to arrive at new interpretations and choices that truly make greater sense and impact. As we dwell in a technology-driven era, our conversations are endangered because we have abandoned face-to-face conversations in the name of mere connections. If you are wanting, struggling, trying to find a place where you can learn and have conversations (even the hard ones), if you are ready to deepen your awareness, develop emotional flexibility, or simply tease your curiosity, this book is for you. In the book, author and counselor Sunita K. Mani offers practical guidelines on how to deal with everyday issuesbig or small, addiction, infatuation, career, body image, parents, friendships, and more. It contains chunks of conversations related to different aspects that define the life of a young adult. Divided into short crisp segments of dialogues pertaining to a concerned topic, Sunita journeys through the minds of youngsters. Sunita has helped many young adults search their souls and find their answers to complex problems and a way out of tricky situations. She presents to help young people build their self-confidence, dismantle inner obstacles, and find the courage to chase their passion.