Getting Here

Getting Here

It became obvious that Betty and I were committed to each other; however, I believed that marriage was an ... that we would not be conformists butthat we wouldlive together assoonas Iwas financially able, in lieu of getting married.

Author: Peter Ney

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440171390

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

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The night before his seventh birthday, Peter Ney and his family were awakened by the sound of yelling and of breaking glass as their home was vandalized. Kristallnacht was just the beginning of the Nazi violence against the Jews, and it shaped the rest of Peter’s life. Spanning seventy years, Getting Here narrates the many twists and turns of his life. Two months after Kristallnacht, Peter’s parents placed him on a train to England; he was one of 10,000 German children granted safe refuge in England via the Kindertransport. His parents joined him in London just before the start of World War II, and as a family they immigrated to the United States. This memoir tells of Peter’s journey from Germany—from his adolescence and art school training, to his fifty-six year marriage to Betty; work as a designer of consumer products, and human engineer in the space program, a twenty-year career as a trial attorney, and his tenure as a judge on the Colorado Court of Appeals. More than seventy years ago, Peter and his family arrived penniless in the United States. Getting Here not only describes that journey, but rejoices in the fulfilling of the American dream—from a seat on a refugee train to a seat on the appellate bench.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Getting to the Good Part

Getting to the Good Part

I wanted to get up and run over to him, but I was afraid. I couldn't really make out his face, so I didn't know why he was here. Perhaps he'd come to rub it all in. “I'm not sleeping,” I answered softly. “What are you doing here?

Author: Lolita Files

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780759526938

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Reesy Snowden & Misty Fine have been friends since childhood. Misty's work life is thriving & she has found Mr. Right at last. Although Reesy's trying to be happy for her friend, she is troubled by this intrusion into the one friendship that has always come first for both women. Nonetheless, Reesy's dreams of a dance career have become reality & she is also seeing a man who might be a keeper. Unfortunately, her self-destructive tendencies threaten to destroy her, until true love & friendship save the day.
Categories: Fiction

Getting to Resolution

Getting to Resolution

There are no easy answers , and sometimes people won't budge , but here are some suggestions that have worked for me : 1. Honor their position and ... Once you understand them , you can form a strategy to get them to the table . 2.

Author: Stewart Levine

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1576750051

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 853

A comprehensive guide, based on the principles of "Conversational Competence," shows readers how to initiate the sort of conversations that result in collaboration and resolve the differences that impede joint ventures. 25,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. Tour. IP.
Categories: Business & Economics

Getting to 50 50

Getting to 50 50

Here's what I'd like to do. ... You have to agree on the goals and the expectations for yourselves—both as individuals and as a couple. Then you have a benchmark ... Getting to 50/50 is a lot more fun when you have likeminded friends to ...

Author: Sharon Meers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781936740673

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 340

View: 228

Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober are professionals, wives, and mothers. They understand the challenges and rewards of two-career households. They also know that families thrive not in spite of working mothers but because of them. You can have a great career, a great marriage, and be a great mother. The key is tapping into your best resource and most powerful ally—the man you married. After interviewing hundreds of parents and employers, surveying more than a thousand working mothers, and combing through the latest government and social science research, the authors have discovered that kids, husbands, and wives all reap huge benefits when couples commit to share equally as breadwinners and caregivers. Mothers work without guilt, fathers bond with their kids, and children blossom with the attention of two involved parents. The starting point? An attitude shift that puts you on the road to 50/50—plus the positive step-by-step advice in this book. From “baby boot camp” for new dads to exactly what to say when negotiating a leave with the boss, this savvy book offers fresh ideas to today’s families offering encouragement, hope, and confidence to any woman who has ever questioned her choices regarding work and family.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Getting to Know the Holy Spirit

Getting to Know the Holy Spirit

Then he said, “I have a word from the Holy Spirit that there is a little girl here who was born blind, and tonight the Lord wants to heal you and give ... This will be a great book for all of us who are getting to know the Holy Spirit!

Author: Mahesh Chavda

Publisher: Chosen Books

ISBN: 9780800794712

Category: Religion

Page: 189

View: 364

Through exploring biblical teachings and personal stories, two international Christian leaders show believers how to develop a close, personal friendship with the Holy Spirit.
Categories: Religion

Getting to Plan B

Getting to Plan B

There is more to a successful business model than revenue, of course. The real work begins once you have identified your customers, the pain you resolve or delight you provide, and how much you can entice customers to pay for your ...

Author: John Mullins

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781422126691

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 267

View: 239

Unlock better opportunities with a new strategy for reinventing any business model. Succeeding with a new business whether in a corporation or a venture based setting requires taking a leap of faith. But in order to grow, the business will need to morph and adjust many times before it meets the needs of a viable market. "Getting to Plan B" guides you through specific steps to effectively reinvent your entrepreneurial business model.
Categories: Business & Economics

Getting to Yes

Getting to    Yes

The goal of Getting to “Yes” is to get readers to “Yes,” the famous last word of Ulysses, and to get them there as joyfully as possible. Getting to “Yes” is a reading guide for those who are approaching James Joyce's Ulysses for the ...

Author: Scunner Crabbit

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781796091038

Category: Study Aids

Page: 250

View: 191

Getting to “Yes” is a reading guide for those who are approaching James Joyce’s Ulysses for the first time. Ulysses is generally considered the world’s most difficult novel because you have to read it on so many levels. Getting to “Yes” guides the reader along the first level—that is, the literal story line itself—and introduces the reader to all the major characters and their interactions within the story line.
Categories: Study Aids

Getting to Excellent

Getting to Excellent

In short : • Aim to help students build a network of concepts and understandings , and to use them in new contexts . • Leave time to help students clarify their understandings . • Encourage " minds on " the topic through engaging ...

Author: Judith A. Langer

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807744727

Category: Education

Page: 146

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Getting to Excellent is for everyone, educators, parents, civic leaders, who want students to think sharply, like learning, and have the high literacy skills that will open the path to success in school, work, and life. Using data from her groundbreaking study of diverse middle and high schools, Judith Langer shows us what makes the difference between highly effective schools and typical, business-as-usual schools. This very accessible volume: Provides research-based guidance from schools in California, Florida, New York, and Texas, four states with diverse students and different testing demands. Features many examples of schools in action, identifying particular features that are present in effective schools but don't exist in others. Examines the extent to which teachers and administrators are affected by the larger environment, leading to professional growth or malaise. Includes models for providing rich and exciting learning environments that undergird success for all students. Includes self-inspection checklists to help administrators, teachers, and others place their own school, on the continuum from "typical" to "excellent," and identify areas that need improvement.
Categories: Education

Getting to Zero

Getting to Zero

But, as Mike pointed out, there was no way to get to zero without excellent contact tracing. WHO were going to need to step up. In a similar vein, my recent trips to the north of the country and the conversations I'd been having with ...

Author: Sinead Walsh

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786992499

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 444

View: 333

In 2014, a 28-year old British doctor found himself co-running the Ebola isolation unit in Sierra Leone's main hospital after the doctor in charge had been killed by the virus. Completely overwhelmed and wrapped in stifling protective suits, he and his team took it in turns to provide care to patients while removing dead bodies from the ward. Against all odds he battled to keep the hospital open, as the queue of sick and dying patients grew every day. Only a few miles down the road the Irish Ambassador and Head of Irish Aid worked relentlessly to rapidly scale up the international response. At a time when entire districts had been quarantined, she travelled around the country, and met with UN agencies, the President and senior ministers so as to be better placed in alerting the world to the catastrophe unfolding in front of her. In this blow-by-blow account, Walsh and Johnson expose the often shocking shortcomings of the humanitarian response to the outbreak, both locally and internationally, and call our attention to the immense courage of those who put their lives on the line every day to contain the disease. Theirs is the definitive account of the fight against an epidemic that shook the world.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Getting To Manana

Getting To Manana

We had ponced about all day causing no end of problems to them and their real guests, yet they were still kind and noble. There was no time for poignant bonding, however: we had to get to Salobrena in time for dinner.

Author: Miranda Innes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446422021

Category: Travel

Page: 368

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In 1996, former Country Living garden editor Miranda Innes decided to change her life completely. Tired of urban living, bored of her career, out of love with her long-standing partner, she and her son spied a romantic ruin in Andalusia amid its own olive groves, and made an offer. What happened next - selling her London house, and handing in her notice at the magazine - was going to be straightforward, or so she thought. She had not counted on the sudden emergence of a New Man in her life, the plans of Arsenal football ground to purchase her back garden, a badly slipped disc and the logistics involved in moving a lifetime's possessions. Nor had she realised what a struggle re-building the house, room by room, or planting a garden in the hostile terrain of southern Spain would be. But helped by her new husband, Dan, and an assortment of eccentric locals, not least by the worldly wisdom of Juan the builder, she made it, and over the ensuing four years, the house and pool were built and the garden began to take shape. This is the story of how Miranda got to mañana, of her love affair with Spain, and a countryside where 'great jagged peaks range above little fields, white villages tumble like sugar cubes down the sides of hills, and white houses grow room by room in a puzzle of rectangles, topped by corrugated cinnamon-brown terracotta tiles moulded on a man's thigh'. Illustrated throughout with line-drawings by Dan Pearce, Getting to Mañana is a book to read and treasure.
Categories: Travel