The Family Thing

The Family Thing

“That's a good thing to have happen if Bardar is going to escape,” said Sally. Brian looked at his wife in amazement. “What convinced you that he really exists?” “Are you kidding?” asked Sally. “I've seen more amazing things tonight ...

Author: Karl Shook

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595759514

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 166

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Dave and Brenda Brentwood are spending the summer with their Uncle Rob and Aunt Caryn in North Carolina. But the trip won't be all fun and games. There has been a monster trapped in a cave on the Brentwood property for over seventy years. After all those years, someone is trying to open up the cave. If their uncle can prevent the cave from being opened, they'll all have a nice quiet summer. If he can't then the family would have a terrible battle on their hands, and Brenda, twelve and Dave, eight, will truly find out what it means to be part of the family thing
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

A Family Thing

A Family Thing

Jake got more restless with his job. He loved working the family business, but it never quite clicked for him. Jake is not normally a complainer. So when he kept coming home with more and more bad things to say about the shop, ...

Author: Randy Beal

Publisher: The Route Group

ISBN: 9780985058746

Category: Fiction

Page: 122

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"Jacob. Would you be a dear and run out and bring your pregnant wife some chocolate cake? Pretty please?" Jake's wife Rachel is "in a family way" with their first child and Jake isn't quite sure what to make of the increasing demands it places on him. "Chocolate cake in the middle of the night? Really?" Despite the excitement of welcoming a newborn and the first grandchild in the family, Jake is still figuring out his own lot in life. Would he be a good provider, a good disciplinarian, a good role model, a good dad? Living life in his head is both a blessing and a curse. Only by tapping into the legacy and lunacy of his family will he come to terms with his new role.
Categories: Fiction

Heaven It s a Family Thing

Heaven  It   s a Family Thing

Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For since He Himself was tempted in ...

Author: Craig Shipp Sr.

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781664227156

Category: Religion

Page: 146

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Heaven-It’s a Family Thing is the first in a planned series of subject based study books. Hopefully, these writings will be found to be helpful to any and all who decide to use them alongside scripture in developing and living with a fuller understanding of God and His plan as described in the Bible. My goal is to speak in plain everyday language, as this is all that I know, but to see scripture as it is revealed with a thorough and clear view toward its teachings and quite possibly a more complete view of the subject at hand. As in this writing I have attempted to fully explain Baptism as the scriptures discuss and in such a way as I have never really heard taught from the pulpit. A more complete understanding of the Will of God and what He has provided for us through this Baptism, so that all who are willing might be able to truly state, “Abba Father.”
Categories: Religion

There Is No Such Thing as a Blended Family

There Is No Such Thing as a Blended Family

It wouldn't be called a blended family if there were not two parents and some children. His children: They typically don't live with him and he ... discontent, and pain among the family unit. Things are just not the same any longer.

Author: Tanya L. Rhiner

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469169149

Category: Self-Help

Page: 65

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The picture on the front cover has a story behind it. In 1991, I ordered them through a catalog. Without even skipping a beat I separated the kids by family. Why I did this, I dont have a clue. Perhaps, its natural to cling to who belongs to whom.
Categories: Self-Help

When You Got A Good Thing A Small Town Family Romance

When You Got A Good Thing  A Small Town Family Romance

The longer I stayed away, the worse it got, until it became this huge, overwhelming thing I didn't know how to get past. I didn't feel worthy—of the family, of forgiveness. Everybody moved on with their lives, without me in them, ...

Author: Kait Nolan

Publisher: Take The Leap Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

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Categories: Fiction

The Family Beach House

The Family Beach House

Shedid know that old people shouldn't betalking about starting a family. Oh, crap, Hannah thought.AmI trying to sabotage this whole family thing? Am I tryingtoconvince myself that I'm too oldto takeon that sort of responsibility? No.

Author: Holly Chamberlin

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 9781617732591

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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In this poignant, evocative novel, bestselling author Holly Chamberlin sweeps you into the picturesque town of Ogunquit, Maine, where a family in flux explores their ties to a beautiful beach house, and to each other. Some houses have a personality of their own. Larchmere is that kind of place--a splendid, sprawling home with breathtaking views that open to briny Atlantic air and seabirds' calls. It's the place where Tilda McQueen O'Connell grew up and now vacations each year, and where she and her three siblings--Adam, Hannah, and Craig--have gathered to commemorate the tenth anniversary of their mother's passing. But instead of the bittersweet but relaxing reunion Tilda expected, she finds chaos. Her father's plan to marry a younger woman has thrown the fate of the beach house into uncertainty. For Tilda, the stakes seem the highest. Alone and vulnerable two years after her husband's death, she sees Larchmere as not just a cherished part of her history, but her eventual refuge from the world. Faced with losing that legacy, Tilda must embrace an unknown future. And all the McQueens must reconcile their shared, sometimes painful past--and learn how to love one another even when it means forging a life apart. . . "A dramatic and moving portrait of several generations of a family and each person's place within it." --Booklist "An enjoyable summer read, but it's more. It is a novel for all seasons that adds to the enduring excitement of Ogunquit." –The Maine Sunday Telegram
Categories: Fiction

The Power of the Family

The Power of the Family

Comedian George Burns said, "Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city." He was joking about the persistent ... They have a lot of family stuff on them, and we can laugh at them a thousand times.

Author: Paul Pearsall

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: 0385260059

Category: Social Science

Page: 372

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Speaking to the need for a nurturing family, the author demonstrates--using five families as examples--the unique healing potential that the family provides
Categories: Social Science

Lies Behind the Family

Lies Behind the Family

Fall rush is starting to get underway and knowing that things have been quiet for a few months people begin to think the murderer has left town since the heightened tension and look outs all over town. Vanessa and Lindsay are becoming ...

Author: Richard Sichelski

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469117379

Category: Fiction

Page: 121

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This story takes place in a typical small college town in Illinois that holds a long time dark secret. By a mere chance several college students are connected in a way they would never have thought possible. As a string of "accidents" occur that are soon to be discovered murders, the secrets and lies begin to unravel the small town and some of its oldest residents. New relationships are beginning to form as old ones are revisited or tested. Among the fight, confusion, truth and lies a struggle to save lives, may cost more than anyone is willing to give.
Categories: Fiction

The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal

The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal

... nor has he ever published anyany member of the family . thing in the papers in relation to the dangers from Prof. D. G. Lyon , of Cambridge , was called upon arsenic . He has been a long but silent sufferer from by the Chairman ...

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ISBN: PSU:32239000861514

Category: Medicine

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Categories: Medicine

A Field Marshal in the Family

A Field Marshal in the Family

The only honourable thing to do, surely, would be to go at once to his tutor, inform him that he had accidentally read this particular examination paper and presume it would be changed. On the other hand if he did no such thing he would ...

Author: Brian Montgomery

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781848844254

Category: History

Page: 371

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Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery of Alamein has attracted the attention of countless historians over the last 70 years but, despite this coverage, views of his character remain controversial and contradictory. His younger brother Brian, himself a successful soldier, enters the fray with this charming and revealing book examining the background of this legendary military commander. He provides a fascinating account of the influences of Monty’s family genes together with a wealth of unknown details about his career. His grandfather, Sir Robert Montgomery, played a key role in crushing the Indian Mutiny and his adventures have intriguing parallels with those of Monty’s two generations later. Dean Farrar, his maternal grandfather, was a powerful Victorian educational and religious figure (Headmaster of Marlborough College and Dean of Canterbury) and author of the iconic Eric, or Little by Little. The author examines in the most entertaining and frank manner Monty’s idiosyncratic character traits; his opposition to tradition, his Nelsonian approach to rules and regulations, his ruthlessness and determination and his unfashionable views on the absolute necessity for self publicity – and the most intensive training to get the maximum from his subordinates, down to the most junior levels.
Categories: History

The Library of Wit and Humor Prose and Poetry

The Library of Wit and Humor  Prose and Poetry

she kinder got reconciled after a while , PARTING WITH THE FAMILY especially as Jay seemed fond of playing with the ... with pine burs in his clothes and a - mother - in - law was always taking things stick of sassafras in his mouth ...

Author: Ainsworth Rand Spofford

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HXDA74

Category: Wit and humor

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Categories: Wit and humor

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Believes family allowance a good thing, noticed improvement in other families, better clothes, better lunches at school, etc. West Central Alberta— In this area, which is prosperous, the allowance is not felt. A very good thing for low ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B4223017

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Waiting for Zo

Waiting for Zo

I'm not sure keeping it from Mom and Dad is the best thing, though. They may have some advice that's worth listening to. This is a family thing and we all have to be involved. We have to take care of it because nobody else is going to.

Author: James R. Ament

Publisher: Hugo House Publishers, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781936449057

Category: Fiction

Page: 366

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"A sweeping novel of love and loss, city and country, growing old and staying young. Waiting for Zoë is a thoughtful look at the ability of grown men and young women to confront change and absorb life's most challenging moments," writes Mark Stevens, author of Antler Dust: An Allison Coil Mystery. Waiting for Zoë is a genre-bending character driven, mainstream novel that explores a person’s ability to endure in the face of tragedy—and love. James R. Ament says, “It’s a love story, but it’s not a romance. There are underlying religious themes, but it’s not a philosophical book. There’s a little political commentary here and there, but it’s not about politics. It explores some very serious themes, but there are light moments and humor, too.” Set in Wyoming, Colorado, New York City, and Southern California, it makes the reader ask the hard question: who is in charge of creating ourselves? Ament says, “I had this story in mind about a young person who apparently has everything going for her, but then her life falls apart. The question is: Does she get it back? And if so, how?” And from writer Stephen Knapp, Evergreen Newspapers. “The characters are sharply defined and appealing, and the dialogue flows smoothly and moves the narrative along at a comfortable pace. The settings and situations are neither contrived nor trite, and the conflicts are at once challenging and accessible. In short, there’s nothing within Waiting for Zoë that marks its author as a newcomer to the literary stage,”(Reprinted with permission of Evergreen Newspapers).
Categories: Fiction

Scholarship

Scholarship

It's a family thing.” “Oh, how unusual. Alexei is rather a fine name, but then so is Sacha, unique in the school. We don't have either. Don't worry. A number of our boys are called by their informal names.

Author: Ian John Copeland

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781447885658

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The Strand Magazine

The Strand Magazine

The family thing amusing , too , both here and from the loss , however , is the country's gain ; for a drawing - room windows . It goes without Princess is coming to us who has received saying that just at the time of my visit- the wise ...

Author: George Newnes

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002786772P

Category: England

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Categories: England

Images of Human Nature

Images of Human Nature

They should have these feelings about things that have died and things that will exist as well as about the currently living. Everything—whether part of the past, present, or future— is part of one integrated, extended family.

Author: Donald J. Munro

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400859740

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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In this volume Donald Munro, author of important studies on early and contemporary China, provides a critical analysis of the doctrines of the Sung Neo-Confucian philosopher Chu Hsi (1130-1200). For nearly six centuries Confucian orthodoxy was based on Chu Hsi's commentaries on Confucian classics. These commentaries were the core of the curriculum studied by candidates for the civil service in China until 1905 and provided guidelines both for personal behavior and for official policy. Munro finds the key to the complexities of Chu Hsi's thought in his mode of discourse: the structural images of family, stream of water, mirror, body, plant, and ruler. Furthermore, he discloses the basic framework of Chu Hsi's ethics and the theory of human nature that is provided by these illustrative images. As revealed by Munro, Chu Hsi's thought is polarized between family duty and a broader altruism and between obedience to external authority and self-discovery of moral truth. To understand these tensions moves us toward clarifying the meaning of each idea in the sets. The interplay of these ideas, selectively emphasized over time by later Confucians, is a background for explaining modern Chinese thought. In it, among other things, Confucianism and Marxism-Leninism co-exist. Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Categories: Philosophy

Death and the Family Tree

Death and the Family Tree

“ See , Mama and Daddy were dead set on having me at this big family thing this weekend , and it seemed like — well , we thought it would be a good time to tell them . That's why we got Aunt Willie to invite Gretchen's folks ...

Author: Linda Berry

Publisher: Five Star (ME)

ISBN: 1594145261

Category: Fiction

Page: 251

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Ogeechee's oldest living ex-mayor, Julian Stubbs, is murdered the day after he is honored at Ogeechee's bicentennial celebration. Chief of Police, Henry Huckabee, and Officer Trudy Roundtree investigate Julian's death, but have to sort out some other mysteries.
Categories: Fiction

The Family Question and Other Plays

The Family Question and Other Plays

(collapsing on a stool) Plenty of things are wrong. The villa is just safe. Real strong he—robbers have walked through that door (points infear) How did they come in? Perhaps they created a hole through the villa.

Author: Dickson M. Mwansa

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781493141234

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 260

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This collection contains nine most important works written and performed between 1973 and 1989. Three of the plays won first positions in national drama competitions (The Cell, the Family Question, and the Headmaster and the Rascals). Subsequently, the Family Question was performed in Detroit and published in Chicago by Bedford publishers. the Cell has been reviewed in various journals and books, Father Kalo commissioned by the Ministry of Health and John Hopkins School of Medicine was a campaign play against the spread of HIV and AIDS. Themes that preoccupy the author include alienation for returnees from the diaspora in Europe and the USA, power and its corrupting influences, ethnicity and with its offshoots of overdependence and nepotism, and intricate relationship encompassing HIV/AIDS, love and marriage. They are multilayered plays variously classified as tragic comedies, allegories, satires, characterised by high sense of humour.
Categories: Literary Collections

Peasants in Revolt

Peasants in Revolt

They were the ones who became administrators and overseers because it was a family thing. If my father had been an empleado, when he died everything would have gone to his son. That was how they did it–through the family and through the ...

Author: James Petras

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477304587

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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Based on extended interviews at the Culiprán fundo in Chile with peasants who recount in their own terms their political evolution, this is an in-depth study of peasants in social and political action. It deals with two basic themes: first, the authoritarian structure within a traditional latifundio and its eventual replacement by a peasant-based elected committee, and second, the events shaping the emergence of political consciousness among the peasantry. Petras and Zemelman Merino trace the careers of local peasant leaders, followers, and opponents of the violent illegal land seizure in 1965 and the events that triggered the particular action. The findings of this study challenge the oft-accepted assumption that peasants represent a passive, traditional, downtrodden group capable only of following urban-based elites. The peasant militants, while differing considerably in their ability to grasp complex political and social problems, show a great deal of political skill, calculate rationally on the possibility of success, and select and manipulate political allies on the basis of their own primary needs. The politicized peasantry lend their allegiance to those forces with whom they anticipate they have the most to gain—and under circumstances that minimize social costs. The authors identify the highly repressive political culture within the latifundio—reinforced by the national political system—as the key factor inhibiting overt expressions of political demands. The emergence of revolutionary political consciousness is found to be the result of cumulative experiences and the breakdown of traditional institutions of control. The violent illegal seizure of the farm is perceived by the peasantry as a legitimate act based on self-interest as well as general principles of justice—in other words, the seizure is perceived as a “natural act,” suggesting that perhaps two sets of moralities functioned within the traditional system. The book is divided into two parts: the first part contains a detailed analysis of peasant behavior; the second contains transcriptions of peasant interviews. Combined, they give the texture and flavor of insurgent peasant politics.
Categories: Social Science

The Impact of Racism on African American Families

The Impact of Racism on African American Families

From a family systems theory perspective, poverty may, among many things, lead to conflict over family rules by setting up ... “The right thing to do is X, but we are in desperate circumstances, so I say we should violate the rule about ...

Author: Professor Paul C Rosenblatt

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472415608

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

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In spite of the existence of statistics and numerical data on various aspects of African American life, including housing, earnings, assets, unemployment, household violence, teen pregnancy and encounters with the criminal justice system, social science literature on how racism affects the everyday interactions of African American families is limited. How does racism come home to and affect African American families? If a father in an African American family is denied employment on the basis of his race or a wife is demeaned at work by racist slurs, how is their family life affected? Given the lack of social science literature responding to these questions, this volume turns to an alternative source in order to address them: literature. Engaging with novels written by African American authors, it explores their rich depictions of African American family life, showing how these can contribute to our sociological knowledge and making the case for the novel as an object and source of social research. As such, it will appeal to scholars and students of the sociology of the family, race and ethnicity, cultural studies and literature.
Categories: Social Science