Very Married : Field Notes on Love and Fidelity

Very Married : Field Notes on Love and Fidelity

Katherine Willis Pershey has never slept with the mailman or kissed an ex-boyfriend. Good thing, since she’s married. But simply not committing adultery does not give you the keys to “happily ever after,” as Pershey has come to find out in her own marriage and in her work as a pastor. What is this sacred covenant that binds one person to another, and what elements of faith and fidelity sustain it? In Very Married: Field Notes on Love and Fidelity, Pershey opens the book on all things marital. With equal parts humor and intelligence, Pershey speaks frankly about the challenges and consolations of modern marriage.

Get the Meeting! : An Illustrative Contact Marketing Playbook

Get the Meeting! : An Illustrative Contact Marketing Playbook

What’s the one critical networking skill that can make or break your career? Your ability to Get the Meeting! Hall-of-Fame-nominated marketer and Wall Street Journal cartoonist Stu Heinecke’s innovative concept of Contact Marketing—using personalized campaigns to create alliances with executive assistants and reach the elusive VIPs who can make or break a sale, with response rates as high as 100 percent—has helped professionals around the world open more doors in their careers and reach new heights of success.

America in the Age of Trump : A Bipartisan Guide

America in the Age of Trump : A Bipartisan Guide

America in the Age of Trump is a bracing, essential look at the failure of a great nation to meet the needs of its people and the challenges of the age—and the resulting collapse of public trust in government, as well as a pervasive crisis of national values, from broken families to a loss of faith in the American idea itself. This crisis of values occurs just as the country faces an unprecedented array of fiscal, economic, social, and national-security challenges: out-of-control federal spending, frighteningly large deficits, massive gaps of income and opportunity, cultural division, and a dangerous world in which American power seems increasingly incidental.

Dancing Queen : Marie De Médicis’ Ballets at the Court of Henri IV

Dancing Queen : Marie De Médicis’ Ballets at the Court of Henri IV

Under glittering lights in the Louvre palace, the French court ballets danced by Queen Marie de Médicis prior to Henri IV’s assassination in 1610 attracted thousands of spectators ranging from pickpockets to ambassadors from across Europe. Drawing on newly discovered primary sources as well as theories and methodologies derived from literary studies, political history, musicology, dance studies, and women’s and gender studies, Dancing Queen traces how Marie’s ballets authorized her incipient political authority through innovative verbal and visual imagery, avant-garde musical developments, and ceremonial arrangements of objects and bodies in space.

Sustainable Happiness : Live Simply, Live Well, Make a Difference

Sustainable Happiness : Live Simply, Live Well, Make a Difference

We’re bombarded by messages telling us that bigger and better things are the keys to happiness—but after we pile up the stuff and pile on the work hours, we end up exhausted and broke on a planet full of trash. Sarah van Gelder and her colleagues at YES! Magazine have been exploring the meaning of real happiness for eighteen years.

Hitting Pause : 65 Lecture Breaks to Refresh and Reinforce Learning

Hitting Pause : 65 Lecture Breaks to Refresh and Reinforce Learning

Pauses constitute a simple technique for enlivening and enhancing the effectiveness of lectures, or indeed of any form of instruction, whether a presentation or in an experiential setting. This book presents the evidence and rationale for breaking up lectures into shorter segments by using pauses to focus attention, reinforce key points, and review learning. It also provides 65 adaptable pause ideas to use at the opening of class, mid-way through, or as closers.

Hand Lettering A to Z : A World of Creative Ideas for Drawing and Designing Alphabets

Hand Lettering A to Z : A World of Creative Ideas for Drawing and Designing Alphabets

Create an alphabet all your own with a helping hand from Hand Lettering A to Z and its team of international artists here to help you get started. Your hand lettering contains a little bit of you! Hand lettering not only expresses what you have to say, but also demonstrates the creativity in your communications. In Hand Lettering A to Z, artist and author Abbey Sy has invited four international artists–Meg Hyland, Joao Neves, Tessa Go, and Lisa Lorek–to join her in designing all new alphabets for you to draw and use in many different languages. You don’t have to be a trained artist to master the art of hand lettering. These alphabets are for every skill level, and will suits any taste.

Kodály in the Second Grade Classroom : Developing the Creative Brain in the 21st Century

Kodály in the Second Grade Classroom : Developing the Creative Brain in the 21st Century

Since the mid-twentieth century, Zoltán Kodály’s child-developmental philosophy for teaching music has had significant positive impact on music education around the world, and is now at the core of music teaching in the United States and other English speaking countries. The Kodály Today handbook series is the first comprehensive system to update and apply the Kodály concepts to teaching music in elementary school classrooms. Kodály in the Second Grade Classroom provides teachers with a step-by-step road map for developing children’s performance, creative movement, and literacy skills in an organic and thoughtful manner.

Gulyás Judit: „Mert ha irunk népdalt, mért ne népmesét?” : a népmese az 1840-es évek magyar irodalmában

Gulyás Judit: „Mert ha irunk népdalt, mért ne népmesét?” : a népmese az 1840-es évek magyar irodalmában

A kötet azt a kérdést vizsgálja, hogy a reformkori magyar kultúrában, a népköltészet és az irodalom egyre intenzívebb kölcsönhatásának időszakában milyen kísérleteket tettek az elit kultúra bizonyos képviselői arra nézvést, hogy egy addig elsősorban a szóbeliségben hagyományozódó narratív műfajt, a tündérmesét beillesszék a nemzeti irodalom műfaji rendszerébe.

Who Knew? : Answers to Questions About Classical Music You Never Thought to Ask

Who Knew? : Answers to Questions About Classical Music You Never Thought to Ask

Did you ever leave an opera performance wondering why the singers use so much vibrato? Or a symphony, wondering who decided where on stage the orchestra members should sit, or why they tune their instruments to an oboe rather than an electronic tuner? Why is Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture played on the 4th of July? And how does a composer choose what key to compose in? In Who Knew?: Answers to Questions about Classical Music You Never Thought to Ask, master music educator Robert A. Cutietta provides lucid answers to these and more than 140 other questions submitted by listeners to his popular weekly radio program.