Elderescence

Author: Jane Thayer
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761831452
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Thirty-five million Americans are living beyond the age of sixty-five, a twenty-five year increase in life expectancy since 1900. This longevity, once the gift of a few, has become the destiny of many. This time of life is not just about retiring; in fact many who retire return happily to some type of employment. It is a new stage of life filled with its own unique challenges and opportunities. Co-authors Jane Thayer and Peggy Thayer, a mother-daughter team of psychologists, have named this stage of life, 'elderescence.'

Let Evening Come

Author: Mary Chase Morrison
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ISBN: 9781864486292
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Neither memoir nor inspirational tract, this is a thoughtful consideration of the gains and losses of the ageing process.

The Courage To Grow Old

Author: Phillip L. Berman
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Representative, established, well-known, respected, and venerated persons, born from 1897 to 1923, tell what it is to grow old

Lucifer Leviathan Lilith And Other Mysterious Creatures Of The Bible

Author: Joel R. Soza
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0761868984
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The bible is indeed a world of the strange and mysterious when it comes to the variety of creatures that are presented in its texts. These often times serve as images of good versus evil, or order versus chaos. Flat and narrowly myopic literal readings of the bible that at times lacks for imagination and creative insight to the bible’s occasional and amazingly metaphorical maze fall far short of what is needed to appreciate the full depth of the biblical world’s imagery. Therefore this work explores the meaning of the bible’s mysterious creatures with an emphasis on three creatures that all appear in the book of the prophet Isaiah: Lucifer (Isa 14:12), Leviathan (Isa 27:1), and Lilith (Isa 34:14). These mysterious creatures of the bible live on and can both inspire and cause fear. It is a marvelous mixed world of biblical metaphor and realism to be found in the likes of Lucifer, Leviathan, Lilith and the rest of the mysterious creatures that make a biblical appearance.

The Popcorn Dragon

Author: Jane Thayer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0688083404
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You could hardly blame Dexter, ordinarily a well-behaved young dragon, for showing off when he suddenly found that he could make clouds of smoke. The temptation is irresistible, but Dexter quickly becomes insufferable. First he watches his own reflection in the river in order to admire the smoke. Then he puffs it in the faces of his friends: the zebra, the giraffe, and the elephant. He even blows smoke rings around his own tail to prove how clever he is. Soon Dexter has no friends left. He is a very lonely dragon indeed, until quite by accident he discovers a way his talent can be used to win back his playmates. This wonderful story -- first published in 1953 -- will delight both young readers and their parents, and so will Lisa McCue's appealing new pictures of this lovable show-off.

Being Single On Noah S Ark

Author: Leonard Cargan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742559592
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Cargan provides a brief history of marriage and family life and the changes occuring in them between 1950 and 2005. This book further evaluates the stereotypes that are applied to singles, noting changes that have occured in these beliefs.

Abigail Adams

Author: Charles Akers
Publisher: Longman
ISBN: 9780321328878
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The Puppy Who Wanted A Boy

Author: Jane Thayer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060526963
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When Petey the puppy decides that he wants a boy for Christmas, he discovers that he must go out and find one on his own.

The Life Of An Activist

Author: Randy Jurado Ertll
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 076186136X
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The Life of an Activist is a non-fiction narrative that describes key steps on how to become and evolve into an effective activist and community leader. The book describes social movements and provides useful advice on how to successfully manage non-profits to accomplish positive social change that truly improves people’s lives. The author is a lifelong activist who was born in the United States but was deported to El Salvador as a baby. He spent his childhood in El Salvador but moved back to the United States and grew up in South Central Los Angeles during the tumultuous and violent decades of the late 1970s and 1980s. He has also lived and worked in Rochester, Minnesota; Madrid, Spain; Washington, D.C.; and Alexandria, Virginia. In each of these cities, he observed and learned a great deal about social movements and activism. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to improve their own lives and communities through activism. As Gandhi stated, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” The Life of an Activist: In the Frontlines 24/7 will truly be life-changing and inspirational.