The Wisdom Trail

In the Footsteps of Remarkable Women

Author: Janet Lieberman,Julie Hungar

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101105089

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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An invitation to eavesdrop on a remarkable group of women who in their eighth and ninth decades reflect with candor and insight on the common threads in their well-lived lives The Wisdom Trail follows the life trajectories of extraordinary women, now in their seventies and eighties, who share to a remarkable extent a set of qualities that produced their successful lives. The vital women whose voices are captured in this book look back with well-earned perspective on the crises and opportunities, the decisions and accidents that marked their varied but ultimately satisfying paths. In listening to the lively and candid recollections of these women, Janet Lieberman and Julie Hungar offer stories that have value for women and men alike. From the heyday of Good Housekeeping-the era of the silent majority-to World War II, when the absence of men at home set a new measure of independence for women, through the sexual revolution and the civil rights and women's movements, these women have accumulated powerful stories that address the essential facets of women's lives: family, work, and love. As Lieberman and Hungar lead readers along The Wisdom Trail, they identify a set of characteristics these women share that has relevance for men and women of all generations, and which make them worth pondering and reflecting on today. Flexible pragmatism gave them the ability to maneuver their way around constraints that at the time appeared insurmountable. Deep personal courage enabled them to leap into risky personal career decisions and face down bias at home and in the workplace. All of them displayed the love and care to form and nourish deeply satisfying relationships. Their capstone quality was a lifetime commitment to serving the community and the world beyond. The Wisdom Trail is a journey into a world where women share their triumphs and their tragedies with equal parts generosity and instruction. It is also an examination of the arc of American life-from hardship to boon years-and the effect that has had on the character of women and their families. The value of the lessons contained in The Wisdom Trail is perhaps never more useful than it is today as women continue to struggle with balancing work and home and all Americans face the challenge of doing more with less.

The Wisdom Trail

In the Footsteps of Remarkable Women

Author: Janet E. Lieberman,Julie Yearsley Hungar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781410420466

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

View: 8603

The Wisdom Trail follows the life trajectories of an extraordinary yet often overlooked generation of women. Born before and during the Great Depression and now in their eighth and ninth decades, these vital woman look back with well-earned perspective on the crises and opportunities, the decisions and accidents that marked their varied but ultimately satisfying paths. Guided by Janet Lieberman and Julie Hungar, this is a journey into a world where women share their triumphs and tragedies with equal parts generosity and instruction. Book jacket.

Wisdom from the Trail

Inspirational Stories from Hiking

Author: Wayne Sheridan,Keith Sheridan

Publisher: Jeremiah 30:2 Publications

ISBN: 1944187286

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 4044

When the tragic events of 9-11 struck, Keith was in the Shenandoah National Park on the Appalachian Trail (AT) and I was on a bus to join him that day to hike through the Park. It was quite a day getting to him since my bus had been halted short of my stop. Thanks to a friend with a car, I did join him where the AT crossed a road. We decided to continue our hike in spite of the events because the terrorists wanted to disrupt our way of life and we did not want them to succeed. Keith later finished the entire AT in Georgia. We have hiked many miles together. One thing Keith and I have experienced in common is that God has taught us spiritual truths consistent with the Bible while walking the trails. Neither Keith nor I are wise on our own. Any wisdom that is shared in these devotional stories is from God and the Bible. It is our hope that these lessons of wisdom gained on our hikes will be helpful to you as a reader on your own trail of life. The inspirational stories in Wisdom from the Trail can be meaningful for devotional times, for encouragement, for wisdom and for message illustrations. We pray that God will use these words to become living manna for each reader. ~Wayne Sheridan

On Trails

An Exploration

Author: Robert Moor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476739242

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 1423

Winner of the Pacific Northwest Book Award “The best outdoors book of the year” —Sierra Club A New York Times Bestseller A Best Book of the Year—as chosen by The Boston Globe, The Seattle Times, Amazon, National Post, New York magazine, The Telegraph, Booklist, The Guardian Bookshop From a debut talent who’s been compared to Annie Dillard, Edward Abbey, David Quammen, and Jared Diamond, On Trails is a wondrous exploration of how trails help us understand the world—from invisible ant trails to hiking paths that span continents, from interstate highways to the Internet. In 2009, while thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet: How do they form? Why do some improve over time while others fade? What makes us follow or strike off on our own? Over the course of the next seven years, Moor traveled the globe, exploring trails of all kinds, from the miniscule to the massive. He learned the tricks of master trail-builders, hunted down long-lost Cherokee trails, and traced the origins of our road networks and the Internet. In each chapter, Moor interweaves his adventures with findings from science, history, philosophy, and nature writing—combining the nomadic joys of Peter Matthiessen with the eclectic wisdom of Lewis Hyde’s The Gift. Throughout, Moor reveals how this single topic—the oft-overlooked trail—sheds new light on a wealth of age-old questions: How does order emerge out of chaos? How did animals first crawl forth from the seas and spread across continents? How has humanity’s relationship with nature and technology shaped world around us? And, ultimately, how does each of us pick a path through life? Moor has the essayist’s gift for making new connections, the adventurer’s love for paths untaken, and the philosopher’s knack for asking big questions. With a breathtaking arc that spans from the dawn of animal life to the digital era, On Trails is a book that makes us see our world, our history, our species, and our ways of life anew.

Zen on the Trail

Hiking as Pilgrimage

Author: Christopher Ives

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614294607

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 8427

Discover how hiking can be a kind of spiritual pilgrimage—calming our minds, enhancing our sense of wonder, and deepening our connection to nature. Evoking the writings of Gary Snyder, Bill Bryson, and Cheryl Strayed, Zen on the Trail explores the broad question of how to be outside in a meditative way. By directing our attention to how we hike as opposed to where we’re headed, Ives invites us to shift from ego-driven doing to spirit-filled being, and to explore the vast interconnection of ourselves and the natural world. Through this approach, we can wake up in the woods on nature’s own terms. In erudite and elegant prose, Ives takes us on a journey we will not soon forget. This book features a new prose poem by Gary Snyder.

A Trail of Memories

The Quotations Of Louis L'Amour

Author: Angelique L'Amour

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307768414

Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 5344

For decades, generations of readers have shared their favorite passages of favorite Louis L'Amour novels and short stories: parents with their children, neighbors with their friends, executives with their staff and clergy with their congregations. They pass around dog-eared copies of the books, underlined and yellowing, recalling words that echoes in their readers' hearts and minds long after the last page was turned. Now, many of these selections have been collected in a remarkable volume representing some of the richest ore of the L'Amour lode: voices that heralded the settling of the frontier, of the man and women whose spirit and soul shaped our nation. In these words, Louis L'Amour describes the American experience, bringing our heritage to life, in ways no other author has. No L'Amour reader has a more unique perspective on his work than Angelique, his only daughter. In an extraordinary feat for every Louis L'Amour fan, and in loving appreciation of her father, she has compiled A Trail of Memories: The Quotations of Louis L'Amour, drawn from her father's best-loved works of fiction, including the Sackett novels, Last of the Breed, The Walking Drum and nearly two dozen others. "By reading his words, each reader has met a part of my father," she writes in her introduction. "Each hero has a bit of Dad's experience that makes him who he is. With Lanso, it is all those boxing matches as Dad grew up. With Barnabas Sackett, it is the sailor and explorer in my father...I think that this collection of quotations from my father's books reveals much of what makes Dad who he is, for these words are the heart and soul of what he believes, and what he wants to leave behind." Angelique has selected nearly a thousand of her favorite, most powerful and poignant L'Amour quotations--arranged by category and annotated with the book in which it appears--on more than a score of universal subjects such as: Love, Friendship and Loyalty; Family and Home; Honor, the Law and Justice; the Frontier; Women; and Men and Bravery. One such example from Sackett's Land: "He never knew when he was whipped--so he never was." A wonderful gift from a daughter to her father--and from Angelique L'Amour to her father's readers--A Trail of Memories: The Quotations of Louis L'Amour will be a cherished keepsake of words to enjoy, and words to live by. From the Hardcover edition.

The Quest

On the Path to Knowledge and Wisdom

Author: Will Freeman

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781495932328

Category: Coaches (Athletics)

Page: 210

View: 5118

"One day Will and Cameron are headed to California on a father-son motorcycle trip. The next, after both have an inexplicable sense that they should go north, they change course. Later, they find themselves sitting in a Wyoming diner with Great Thunder, who speaks insightful truths about Will's life when they have known each other only a few short minutes. The Quest details Will's real-life journey of self-discovery that begins with a fortuitous meeting with a special mentor, and continues through the following years as he learns to apply Great Thunder's lessons about simplifying life and trusting intuition"--Back cover.

The Wisdom of Wolves

Lessons from the Sawtooth Pack

Author: Jim Dutcher,Jamie Dutcher

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426218869

Category: NATURE

Page: 224

View: 4691

"Lessons Jim and Jamie Dutcher learned from six years of living in the Idaho wilderness with gray wolves"--

Wisdom Sits in Places

Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache

Author: Keith H. Basso

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826327052

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 8672

This remarkable book introduces us to four unforgettable Apache people, each of whom offers a different take on the significance of places in their culture. Apache conceptions of wisdom, manners and morals, and of their own history are inextricably intertwined with place, and by allowing us to overhear his conversations with Apaches on these subjects Basso expands our awareness of what place can mean to people. Most of us use the term sense of place often and rather carelessly when we think of nature or home or literature. Our senses of place, however, come not only from our individual experiences but also from our cultures. Wisdom Sits in Places, the first sustained study of places and place-names by an anthropologist, explores place, places, and what they mean to a particular group of people, the Western Apache in Arizona. For more than thirty years, Keith Basso has been doing fieldwork among the Western Apache, and now he shares with us what he has learned of Apache place-names--where they come from and what they mean to Apaches. "This is indeed a brilliant exposition of landscape and language in the world of the Western Apache. But it is more than that. Keith Basso gives us to understand something about the sacred and indivisible nature of words and place. And this is a universal equation, a balance in the universe. Place may be the first of all concepts; it may be the oldest of all words."--N. Scott Momaday "In Wisdom Sits in Places Keith Basso lifts a veil on the most elemental poetry of human experience, which is the naming of the world. In so doing he invests his scholarship with that rarest of scholarly qualities: a sense of spiritual exploration. Through his clear eyes we glimpse the spirit of a remarkable people and their land, and when we look away, we see our own world afresh."--William deBuys "A very exciting book--authoritative, fully informed, extremely thoughtful, and also engagingly written and a joy to read. Guiding us vividly among the landscapes and related story-tellings of the Western Apache, Basso explores in a highly readable way the role of language in the complex but compelling theme of a people's attachment to place. An important book by an eminent scholar."--Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.

The Wisdom of Merlin

7 Magical Words for a Meaningful Life

Author: T. A. Barron

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698184904

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 5655

A book of advice from Merlin, the greatest wizard of all time Based on an address he gave to students at the University of Oxford in 2013, T.A. Barron, author of the New York Times bestselling Merlin Saga, channels the wizard Merlin and offers advice on how to live a meaningful life. Divided into sections, each revolving around a magical word, this book poetically explores the concepts of Gratitude, Courage, Knowledge, Belief, Wonder, Generosity, Hope, and Love. A gem of inspiration, this is the perfect graduation gift, sure to encourage readers of all ages to live life to the fullest. Praise for The Wisdom of Merlin: "Perfect for a graduate's gift."--Kirkus Reviews From the Hardcover edition.

Computational Framework for Knowledge

Integrated Behavior of Machines

Author: Syed V. Ahamed

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470480410

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 500

View: 8243

"Intriguing . . . [filled with] new ideas about overarching intellectual themes that govern our technologies and our society." —Nikil Jayant, Eminent Scholar, Georgia Research Alliance "Dr. Ahamed is correct in observing that 'silicon and glass have altered the rhythm of mind' and that computers need to be more 'human.'" —Bishnu S. Atal, Member, National Academy of Engineering This book combines philosophical, societal, and artificial intelligence concepts with those of computer science and information technology to demonstrate novel ways in which computers can simplify data mining on the Internet. It describes numerous innovative methods that go well beyond information retrieval to allow computers to accomplish such tasks as processing, classifying, prioritizing, and reconstituting knowledge. The book is divided into five parts: New knowledge sensing and filtering environments Concept building and wisdom machines General structure and theory of knowledge Verb functions and noun objects Humanistic and semi-human systems This book offers new mathematical methodologies and concrete HW/SW/FW configurations for the IT specialist to help their corporations explore, exploit, compete, and win global market share.

Hike Your Own Hike

7 Life Lessons from Backpacking Across America: Wanderlearn, Book 1

Author: N.A

Publisher: SonicTrek, Inc.

ISBN: 0976581213

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

View: 2750


Grace Trail

Find Your Footing and Move Toward the Life You Were Meant to Live

Author: Anne Barry Jolles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996837002


Page: 182

View: 1461

No matter who you areNo matter what you've been throughGrace Trail® will connect where you are now with where you want to go.You can walk the trail anywhere, anytime, with anyone by just showing up and asking the questions shared in this book.Created by acclaimed life coach Anne Barry Jolles in 2012 to help her cope with the worry of having a son in combat in Afghanistan, Grace Trail has guided thousands of people to begin a simple conversation around joy, hope and resiliency. Plymouth, MA is the site of the original, beloved path, but it is not the only one. Grace Trail can be walked anywhere, from the comfort of the reader's kitchen to the office or any outdoor spot. Filled with easy to implement ideas, inspirational anecdotes, humor, compassion and realistic optimism, this book offers readers practical, immediate tools to take "5 Steps Toward Your Best Life.®" By asking and reflecting on key questions about the five components of GRACE - Gratitude, Release, Acceptance, Challenge and Embrace - you will find that you are walking off your worries and accessing hope. Move toward the life you were meant to live with Grace Trail.Grace Trail is the Trail that leads you back to you.

Collaborative Intelligence

Thinking with People who Think Differently

Author: Dawna Markova,Angie McArthur

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0812994906

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 787

A breakthrough book on the transformative power of collaborative thinking—essential reading for anyone who works as part of a team, who manages others, or simply wants to better understand how people think

The Wisdom of Your Heart

Discovering the God-Given Purpose and Power of Your Emotions

Author: Marc Alan Schelske

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 0781414652

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 707

Christians believe many myths about emotions: Emotions lead you astray. Emotions aren’t spiritual. And the biggest myth: God is not emotional. The truth is emotions are a God-given source of wisdom when we know how to interpret them. Marc Alan Schelske explores: How to notice our emotions and hear their truth Brain research that gives unexpected insight into emotions’ purpose Why denying our emotions hurts couples, families, and even the church Why no one can mature spiritually without maturing emotionally The Wisdom of Your Heart provides a path for listening to the spiritual insights that your emotions offer every day.

Almost Somewhere

Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail

Author: Suzanne Roberts

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803243995

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

View: 7826

Day One, and already she was lying in her journal. It was 1993, Suzanne Roberts had just finished college, and when her friend suggested they hike California’s John Muir Trail, the adventure sounded like the perfect distraction from a difficult home life and thoughts about the future. But she never imagined that the twenty-eight-day hike would change her life. Part memoir, part nature writing, part travelogue, Almost Somewhere is Roberts’s account of that hike. John Muir had written of the Sierra Nevada as a “vast range of light,” and this was exactly what Roberts was looking for. But traveling with two girlfriends, one experienced and unflappable and the other inexperienced and bulimic, she quickly discovered that she needed a new frame of reference. Her story of a month in the backcountry—confronting bears, snowy passes, broken equipment, injuries, and strange men—is as much about finding a woman’s way into outdoor experience as it is about the natural world she so eloquently describes. Candid and funny and, finally, wise, Almost Somewhere is not just the whimsical coming-of-age story of a young woman ill-prepared for a month in the mountains but also the reflection of a distinctly feminine view of nature.

The Path

What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life

Author: Michael Puett,Christine Gross-Loh

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476777837

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 9917

For the first time an award-winning Harvard professor shares the lessons from his wildly popular course on classical Chinese philosophy, showing you how these ancient ideas can guide you on the path to a good life today. The lessons taught by ancient Chinese philosophers surprisingly still apply, and they challenge our fundamental assumptions about how to lead a fulfilled, happy, and successful life. Self-discovery, it turns out, comes through looking outward, not inward. Power comes from holding back. Good relationships come from small gestures. Spontaneity comes from practice. And excellence comes from what you choose to do, not your “natural” abilities. Counterintuitive. Countercultural. Even revolutionary. These powerful ideas have made Professor Michael Puett's course the third most popular at Harvard University in recent years, with enrollment surging every year since it was first offered in 2006. It's clear students are drawn by a bold promise Professor Puett makes on the first day of class: “These ideas will change your life.” Now he offers his course to the world.

Gendering Wisdom the Host

Biblical Invitations to Eat and Drink

Author: Judith E. McKinlay

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1850757763

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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The Wisdom of Stability

Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture

Author: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Publisher: Paraclete Press

ISBN: 1557258155

Category: Religion

Page: 163

View: 8080

Voted Best Book of 2010 by Englewood Review of Books "In whatever place you live, do not easily leave it." –Abba Anthony In an age where we might email a friend in Africa, skype a co-worker in Brazil, and teleconference with people in different time zones–all in one day–the sheer speed of life can be dizzying. Like children stumbling off a merry-go-round, says Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, we are grasping for something to anchor our lives in a sea of constant change. In The Wisdom of Stability, Wilson-Hartgrove illuminates the biblical and monastic understanding of why staying in one place is both a virtue and good for you. "For the Christian tradition," he writes, "the heart's true home is a life rooted in the love of God." When we cultivate an inner stability of heart – by rooting ourselves in the places where we live, engaging the people we are with, and by the simple rhythms of tending to body and soul – true growth can happen. The Wisdom of Stability is a must-read for pastors, leaders, and anyone seeking an authentic path of Christian transformation.

The Wisdom of Money

Author: Pascal Bruckner

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674972279

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 3427

Money is an evil that does good, and a good that does evil. It is wise to have money, says Pascal Bruckner, and wise to think and talk about it critically. One of the world’s great essayists guides us through the commentary that money has generated since ancient times, as he builds an unfashionable defense of the worldly wisdom of the bourgeoisie.