To recognize and encourage the talents of literary artists, the Arts Council of Westerville, Westerville Public Library and the ThisWeek Westerville News & Public Opinion newspaper invited writers of all ages to be a part of the Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest.
Foreword by Dr. Mehmet OzA renowned personal trainer to Olympic athletes, movie stars, Broadway actors, and supermodels, draws on twenty years of experience to create a powerful three-step fitness approach--combining mindful techniques with effective workouts--to achieve stunning results in only fifteen minutes a day. With a foreword by Dr. Mehmet Oz.Cutting edge research in the fields of neuroscience and neuropsychology shows that negative thinking prevents people from improving bad health and shedding excess weight. As the research makes clear, your mindset is the crucial factor when it comes to slimming down, toning up, and boosting overall well being.Joel Harper's Mind Your Body provides simple, effective ways to harness your brainpower to make lasting changes. Utilizing his powerful three-step approach, readers will learn how to quickly and simply access mindful techniques, combine them with effective fifteen minute workouts, and eat simply and deliciously to quickly, efficiently, and effortlessly yield successful weight loss, a leaner and firmer body, reduced stress, improved health, increased happiness, and enhanced energy.You'll notice improved mood, impulse control, motivation, and energy in just one day. In one week, you will have established new ways of thinking, moving, and eating that will deliver effortless weight loss, energy surges, and more restful sleep. At the end of four weeks, you will have dropped a dress size, lost up to ten pounds or more, shed fat, toned up, doubled your energy levels, and have bulletproof motivation--all thanks to a positive new outlook and fifteen minutes a day. Mind Your Body shows you how--
Gina Townsend is trying to be a mother to her six-year-old niece, Amanda Jane, but the girl's biological father isn't helping matters. Reed Hollingsworth has returned to Glory, no longer the scruffy, gangly boy Gina remembers, but a sexy and successful man. Reed feels betrayed that neither Townsend sister bothered to tell him he was a father until he had money, but he's not about to shirk his responsibilities. So when he demands Gina move in with him as part of Amanda Jane's custody agreement, he tries not to notice pretty much everything about her--especially the way his solemn-faced daughter laughs when they play together. Raising a child together, Reed and Gina learn that some dreams come and go, but some are a spark that burns eternal.
Chock-full of incredible advice that's stood the test of time and based on the popular blog, ASK THE PAST is the tongue-in-cheek compilation of hilarious and fascinating answers to everyone's questions, drawn from real antique sourcebooks by a Yale University-trained historian and bibliophile--
A beguiling exploration of the joys of reading across boundaries, inspired by the author's year-long journey through a book from every country. Following an impulse to read more internationally, journalist Ann Morgan undertook first to define the world and then to find a story from each of 196 nations. Tireless in her quest and assisted by generous, far-flung strangers, Morgan discovered not only a treasury of world literature but also the keys to unlock it. Whether considering the difficulties faced by writers in developing nations, movingly illustrated by Burundian Marie-Thérese Toyi's Weep Not, Refugee; tracing the use of local myths in the fantastically successful Samoan YA series Telesa; delving into questions of censorship and propaganda while sourcing a title from North Korea; or simply getting hold of The Corsair, the first Qatari novel to be translated into English, Morgan illuminates with wit, warmth, and insight how stories are written the world over and how place-geographical, historical, virtual-shapes the books we read and write --
Provides practice questions and answers, a subject review, and three full-length sample exams.
Packed with the signature can-do attitude that makes beloved artist Danny Gregory a creativity guru to thousands across the globe, this unique guide serves up a hearty helping of inspiration. For aspiring artists who want to draw and paint but just can't seem to find time in the day, Gregory offers 5- to 10-minute exercises for every skill level that fit into any schedule--whether on a plane, in a meeting, or at the breakfast table--along with practical instruction on techniques and materials, plus strategies for making work that's exciting, unintimidating, and fulfilling. Filled with Gregory's encouraging words and motivating illustrations, Art Before Breakfast teaches readers how to develop a creative habit and lead a richer life through making art.--Amazon.com.
Jane and Vincent have finally gotten some much-needed rest after their adventures in Italy when Vincent receives word that his estranged father has passed away on one of his properties in the West Indies. His brother, who manages the estate, is overwhelmed, and no one else in his family can go. Grudgingly, out of filial duty the couple decide to go. The sea voyage is long and Jane spends enough time unable to perform glamour that towards the end of the trip she discovers that she is with child. They are overjoyed, but when they finally arrive at the estate to complete what they expect to be routine legal tasks, they realize that nearly everything they came expecting to find had been a lie. Also, the entire estate is in disarray, with horrifying conditions and tensions with the local slave population so high that they are close to revolt. Jane and Vincent's sense of peril is screaming out for them to flee, but Vincent cannot stand to leave an estate connected with his family in such a condition. They have survived many grand and terrifying adventures in their time, but this one will test their skills and wits more than any they have ever encountered before, this time with a new life hanging in the balance --~The magical adventure that might result if Jane Austen walked on the grimmer side of the Regency --
Gunslinging, chain smoking, Stetson-wearing Taoist psychopomp, Elouise Lou Merriwether might not be a normal 19-year-old, but she's too busy keeping San Francisco safe from ghosts, shades, and geung si to care much about that. It's an important job, though most folks consider it downright spooky. Some have even accused Lou of being more comfortable with the dead than the living, and, well... they're not wrong. When Lou hears that a bunch of Chinatown boys have gone missing somewhere deep in the Colorado Rockies she decides to saddle up and head into the wilderness to investigate. Lou fears her particular talents make her better suited to help placate their spirits than ensure they get home alive, but it's the right thing to do, and she's the only one willing to do it. On the road to a mysterious sanatorium known as Fountain of Youth, Lou will encounter bears, desperate men, a very undead villain, and even stranger challenges. Lou will need every one of her talents and a whole lot of luck to make it home alive....--Page  of cover.
In this intimate memoir of life beyond the camera, Connor Franta shares the lessons he has learned on his journey from small-town boy to Internet sensation--so far. Connor offers a look at his Midwestern upbringing as one of four children in the home and one of five in the classroom; his struggles with identity, body image, and sexuality in his teen years; and his decision to finally pursue his creative and artistic passions in his early twenties, setting up his thrilling career as a YouTube personality, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and tastemaker. Exploring his past with insight and humor, his present with humility, and his future with hope, Connor reveals his private struggles while providing heartfelt words of wisdom for young adults. His words will resonate with anyone coming of age in the digital era, but at the core is a timeless message for people of all ages: don't be afraid to be yourself and to go after what you truly want.--From publisher description.
A renowned legal scholar tells the definitive story of Hollingsworth v. Perry, the trial that will stand as the most potent argument for marriage equality. In 2008, California voters passed Proposition 8, rescinding the right of same-sex couples to marry in the state. Advocates for marriage equality were outraged. Still, major gay-rights groups opposed a federal challenge to the law, warning that it would be dangerously premature. A loss could set the movement back for decades. A small group of activists, however, refused to wait. They turned to corporate lawyers Ted Olson and David Boies--best known for arguing opposite sides of Bush v. Gore--who filed a groundbreaking federal suit against the law. A distinguished constitutional law scholar, Kenji Yoshino was also a newly married gay man who at first felt ambivalent about the suit. Nonetheless, he recognized that Chief Judge Vaughn Walker's decision to hold a trial in the case was momentous. Boies and Olson rose to the occasion, deftly deploying arguments that LGBT advocates had honed through years of litigation and debate. Reading the 3,000-page transcript, Yoshino discovered a shining civil rights document--the most rigorous and compelling exploration he had seen of the nature of marriage, the political status of gays and lesbians, the ideal circumstances for raising children, and the inability of direct democracy to protect fundamental rights. After that tense twelve-day trial, Walker issued a resounding and historic ruling: California's exclusion of same-sex couples from civil marriage violated the U.S. Constitution. In June 2013, the United States Supreme Court denied the final appeal in Hollingsworth v. Perry, leaving same-sex couples in California free to marry. Drawing on interviews with lawyers and witnesses on both sides of the case, Yoshino takes us deep inside the trial. He brings the legal arguments to life, not only through his account of the case, but also by sharing his own story of finding love, marrying, and having children. Vivid, compassionate, and beautifully written, Speak Now is both a nuanced and authoritative account of a landmark trial, and a testament to how the clash of proofs in our judicial process can force debates to the ultimate level of clarity--
It’s the 4th of July and the Petectives are feeling the heat! In the midst of a sweltering heat wave, feline detectives Yoshi and Gatsby get word that an old enemy is back and running a protection racket in their neighborhood. When an attack lands Gatsby’s girlfriend in the veterinary hospital, he gets hot under the collar but it may take Yoshi’s cool logic to shut down a gang of animal criminals and clear a dog from a horrible accusation. The Petectives are back and there’s going to be fireworks!
Do you have more clutter in your mind than on your coffee table? A little organization can bring a lot of peace to your frazzled heart. Whether you embrace structure or cherish your flexibility, you can learn how to use organization as a tool to clear out the clutter that really matters: the clutter in your spirit. Shannon Upton's unique blend of organizational techniques, relatable personal stories, and scripture will help you to live out your faith as you run your home. Shannon joyfully shares practical, manageable ways for you to make your household run more smoothly as you grow closer to Jesus in a real way!
Greg Anderson discovers his twin sister, Jessica, murdered just outside of his apartment. The victim of a drive-by shooting. While mourning her loss, a friend shows Greg a side of the Internet he's never seen before called the deep web. On here, you can buy drugs, stolen merchandise, fake IDs, and more. It's here that Greg finds his sister's picture posted on a hitman site, boasting of the murder. Angered by the police's disinterest, he sets out to find the website's creator.
The project to gain Earth's ratification into the Dil-Terra Interplanetary Alliance has stalled. Doubts assail renowned Chikondran diplomat, Minister Warnach Sirinoya, when he meets Sandra Warner, the young Terran administrative specialist assigned to help steer the massive project back on course. Never could he have imagined their first rocky encounter would alter the direction of his life, ushering him from private turmoil and personal disgrace. Neither could he have dreamed that she would inexplicably draw him into legendary mysteries on his own world. Sandra Warner strives to prove herself while refusing to allow her family's disapproval or tragic events to derail her goal of building a diplomatic career. Intelligent, driven, and sensitive, she surprisingly finds empathy with the difficult Minister Sirinoya. Two people from different planets and dramatically diverse backgrounds balance unexpected turns in their relationship with cultural differences, demanding careers, lofty dreams, and personal sorrows.
Julia Wren has an unseen enemy. Pressured into staging her play for the genteel residents of Tuxedo Park, college student Julia resigns herself to mingling with the upper crust. But she never imagined she'd have to protect herself from danger lurking in the production. Or that she'd have to join forces with wealthy heartthrob Robert Malcolm to do so. Even though they're from different worlds, Robbie's captivated by the feisty young playwright--and he won't see her hurt. Together they work to discover who's out to get Julia. But as their love grows, will they be able to overcome their different social standings before the curtain falls on their romance?--Back cover.
After only a few weeks in Arcanum Ohio, Marc Sindri finds himself in love with Brenwyn the witch; hospitalized by Jeremiah Stone’s sex-conjured demon; and woefully behind in his construction deadlines to open the new renaissance faire by May first. Moving in with Brenwyn for protection from further supernatural attacks during his rehabilitation, Marc delegates the work on Arcanum Faire to his minions, Eleazar the ren faire libertine and Michael the overwrought artisan. The path to the faire’s opening day is not smooth, obstructed by invisible tentacle demons, undead skinless bunnies, interference from OSHA and even the Vatican, but Marc slowly recovers. With luck, he will soon be healthy enough to lift a chainsaw or survive sex. Through a vegan Thanksgiving, a tool-bedecked Christmas, and lovers’ spats with a woman that can throw lightning bolts, Marc makes his way mostly unscathed. If only his semi-erotic dream about hedgetrimmers and a sacred grove didn’t end up leaking into Brenwyn’s sleeping mind.
A woman of extraordinary talents... Lusinda Havershaw turns invisible in moonlight—just her, not her clothes. She can’t help it or prevent the process; it just happens. The descendent of a rare race, her ancestors have been burned as witches, persecuted and tormented as the devil’s children. She must be careful to avoid detection. However, as her family has no other means of support, she reluctantly sheds her petticoats and corset during full moons to prowl the gas-lit streets of London, stark naked, as a thief for hire. A man with a dangerous mission... The only tools British spy and master safecracker James Locke needs are his hands and his brains. But when a hand tremor threatens his mission to secure a list of agents for the Crown, the accidental discovery of a lady thief with an extraordinary secret may just be his salvation. However, as James and Lusinda discover, there’s more than one kind of trouble to be found in the moonlight. The kind that begins with blackmail and ends with a kiss...
The Large Hadron Collider sits deep below ground in Switzerland and France, accelerating protons to near light-speed and smashing them to learn the secrets of the universe. Shannon Fields, senior press relations officer, plays a key role at the CERN research facility in informing the world, in easily understood language, of the great discoveries the giant LHC makes. But there is a looming problem with a new discovery. Soon after the LHC goes to maximum power, an unexpected and inexplicable result occurs; a result that both pleases and baffles those who experience it. People begin to hear the voices of dead friends and relatives. Shannon, her brilliant physicist father, and a trusted security officer strive to unravel the mystery of The Voices at CERN before reputations are dashed and the integrity of CERN as a world-leading scientific facility is forever tarnished. Their discovery of the answer to the mystery of the voices focuses world attention on CERN. But the discovery also leads to an immediate threat from an intractable foe; a threat, which if carried out, would destroy the LHC and cause unequaled harm to every major nation in the world. Shannon and the others rush to stop their foe before the unthinkable happens.
Uncle Tom's master sells him, separating him from his wife, and he becomes attached to the gentle daughter of his new owner, but after her death, he is sold to the evil Simon Legree.
The supermodel and TV host culls the best advice from her favorite doctors, fitness gurus, dietitians, and experts to present practical advice, proven tips, recipes, products, and regimens, from raw eating to chemical-free cosmetics, for living a cleaner, greener lifestyle.
This is a history of the Middle East; we cannot categorize using one or the other of the Middle East selections given--~ The definitive history of the Middle East, thoroughly revised and updated through 2012. One of the most crucial, volatile, and complex regions of the modern world, the Middle East has long confounded the dreams of conquerors and peacemakers alike. This now-classic book, fully updated to 2012 and still the essential work on the subject, follows the historic struggles of the Middle East from Napoleon's campaign in Egypt and Syria, through the slow decline and fall of the Ottoman Empire, to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the history of Islam and its recent resurgence. For this fourth edition, Economist correspondent Nicolas Pelham contributes an extensive new section examining recent developments throughout the Middle East, including the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, the situation in Iran, the region's relations with the United States under President Obama, the Arab Spring, and more--
Cindy was hoping that the only drama this Halloween season would be trying to figure out costumes for Jeremiah and her to wear to a costume party. As it turns out, though, there are a lot more tricks in store than treats.
Cindy finally thought that she knew everything she needed to about Jeremiah's past. She was wrong.
Cindy was hoping that the only drama this Halloween season would be trying to figure out costumes for Jeremiah and her to wear to a costume party. As it turns out, though, there are a lot more tricks in store than treats.
LeBron James is back in Cleveland's court, and the city is on fire as its chosen one has decided to come home. His highly publicized, and equally highly emotional, return to Cleveland reveals his penultimate goal: to bring a championship back to northeast Ohio where he grew up. Now, for the first time ever, the full story is told from the beginning as author Vince McKee covers James's entire journey in every detail both on and off the court - from the start of his career with the Cavaliers in Cleveland to his departure to Miami, his time with the Heat, and finally, the much debated and highly anticipated return of the King. Although pro basketball is an international juggernaut in terms of dollars, this story revolves more around hometown pride and character than money or celebrity. --
The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Love Playbook, La La Anthony is again opening up her playbook to share her no-nonsense advice. La La is a self-made entrepreneur with a successful fashion line, a cosmetics company, a reality show, and a budding acting career to her credit. From humble beginnings, she created a career that she loves through sheer determination and hard work, and now she shares her hard-won wisdom on how her readers can do the same. With her unparalleled drive and enterprising attitude, La La knows what it takes to follow a dream, define goals, and work relentlessly to achieve them. In The Power Playbook, she will share her tried-and-true advice for reaching new levels of success in whatever you set out to do. Perfect for those setting out for the first time or for more established professionals looking to reevaluate their goals, The Power Playbook has an inspiring message for women of all ages. Illustrated by personal stories of her own professional triumphs and challenges, La La reveals her secrets to finding success on your own terms and reminds us that big dreams require hard work, resilience, and an undying belief in yourself--~The Power Playbook is the empowering guide to forging professional success, establishing financial independence, and finding balance for a truly satisfying life. The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Love Playbook, La La Anthony is again opening up her playbook to share her no-nonsense advice. La La is a self-made entrepreneur with a successful fashion line, a cosmetics company, a reality show, and a budding acting career to her credit. From humble beginnings, she created a career that she loves through sheer determination and hard work, and now she shares her hard-won wisdom on how her readers can do the same. With her unparalleled drive and enterprising attitude, La La knows what it takes to follow a dream, forge goals, and work relentlessly to achieve them. In The Power Playbook, she will share her tried-and-true advice for reaching new levels of success in whatever you set out to do. Big dreams require hard work, resilience, and an undying belief in yourself. Illustrated by personal stories of her own professional triumphs and challenges, La La reveals her secrets to finding success on your own terms.--
Whether you're walking in the woods, camping, hiking, canoing, or just enjoying your own backyard, this book will help identify all your nature discoveries, including birds, mammals, tress, wildflowers, insects, reptiles, amphibians, fish, spiders, mushrooms, ferns, grasses, even constellations overhead and rocks underfoot it's all here. With authoritative and broad coverage, using nontechnical and lively language and containing more than 2,000 color photographs, this guide is an essential reference for nature lovers living in or visiting the midwest.