A story that features elements of the Gubbi Gubbi People. Language as advised by Senior Elder Dr Eve Fesl OA,, CM
Rich girls do it best! At least, that's how Victoria Whitford's selling it. Sure, she's triumphantly returned home to take over the family empire, but before everything gets settled, she's treating herself to one last no-holds-barred fling. And she's got the Man To Do all primed and ready--the gardener's son.
She's been having this fantasy since she was sixteen. Now Tori's up for the sexual challenge.... She'll convince him to do as she pleases--he'll be her last best conquest.... Jake Conners can't believe his eyes. Tori, sleek and sophisticated, buff and beautiful. Full of promises, full of potential. When she backs him into a corner and offers him the sexual experience of a lifetime, he can't resist. She's hot, unstoppable and better at this game than he'll ever be. He knows when he's beaten. But what's really worrying him is Tori.
How long will he have before daddy's little rich girl tells him: time's up?
“We tell ourselves stories in order to live,” Joan Didion observed in The White Album. Why is this? Michael Austin asks, in Useful Fictions. Why, in particular, are human beings, whose very survival depends on obtaining true information, so drawn to fictional narratives? After all, virtually every human culture reveres some form of storytelling. Might there be an evolutionary reason behind our species’ need for stories? Drawing on evolutionary biology, anthropology, narrative theory, cognitive psychology, game theory, and evolutionary aesthetics, Austin develops the concept of a “useful fiction,” a simple narrative that serves an adaptive function unrelated to its factual one. In his work we see how these useful fictions play a key role in neutralizing the overwhelming anxiety that humans can experience as their minds gather and process information. Rudimentary narratives constructed for this purpose, Austin suggests, provided a cognitive scaffold that might have become the basis for our well-documented love of fictional stories. Written in clear, jargon-free prose and employing abundant literary examples—from the Bible to One Thousand and One Arabian Nights and Don Quixote to No Exit—Austin’s work offers a new way of understanding the relationship between fiction and evolutionary processes—and, perhaps, the very origins of literature.
For twenty-five years, Charlotte Curtis was a society/women’s reporter and editor and an op-ed editor at the New York Times. As the first woman section editor at the Times, Curtis was a pioneering journalist and one of the first nationwide to change the nature and content of the women’s pages from fluffy wedding announcements and recipes to the more newsy, issue-oriented stories that characterize them today. In this riveting biography, Marilyn Greenwald describes how a woman reporter from Columbus, Ohio, broke into the ranks of the male-dominated upper echelon at the New York Times. It documents what she did to succeed and what she had to sacrifice. Charlotte Curtis paved the way for the journalists who followed her. A Woman of the Times offers a chronicle of her hard-won journey as she invents her own brand of feminism during the 1960s and 1970s. In the telling of this remarkable woman’s life is the story, as well, of a critical era in the nation’s social history.
Sách 25 TÌNH HUỐNG PHÁP LÝ ĐỜI THƯỜNG với dòng phụ chú GIÁ NHƯ TÔI BIẾT LUẬT SỚM HƠN đưa ra 25 tình huống pháp lý mẫu trong ứng xử hằng ngày để giúp mọi người hành xử đúng pháp luật, tránh được những hậu quả tai hại do kém hiểu biết về pháp luật. Sách tuyên truyền pháp luật một cách nhẹ nhàng, sinh động, dễ áp dụng vào đời thường. Trong Lời tác giả ThS. Đặng Thị Hân Ni đã viết: “...Qua nhiều vụ kiện, tôi nhận thấy những người vướng nỗi khổ pháp luật hầu hết chỉ vì thiếu hiểu biết pháp luật. Người dân nghèo, đã ít hiểu biết còn cả tin, trong khi hệ thống pháp luật vô cùng rối rắm. Thực tế, không ít người dân phải bán luôn cả mảnh vườn còn lại để theo đuổi những vụ kiện kéo dài hàng chục năm, nhưng kết thúc chẳng như mong đợi.
Có lần, một thân chủ trả tiền phí cho chúng tôi, bà cố vuốt những đồng tiền lẻ đủ loại mệnh giá cho thẳng, nâng niu như chẳng muốn rời xa nó. Nhìn những đồng tiền nhăn nheo, cũ nát, tôi nghĩ đến những giọt mồ hôi đổ trên vết nhăn đó. Không chịu nổi cảm giác ấy, tôi đã nói sẽ bảo vệ miễn phí cho bà. Thế nhưng, bà không chịu, bà quyết phải trả tiền vì sợ nếu không trả, tôi sẽ không làm việc nhiệt tình... ...Hơn 10 năm tiếp nhận thông tin, tư vấn pháp luật cho những người dân, những người vô tình vướng vào vòng lao lý... tôi nhận ra mọi tranh chấp, khổ đau, lao lý có cùng nguyên nhân là do người dân ít hiểu biết pháp luật.”
E. Lawrence's classic memoir Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Lawrence of Arabia claimed that he inspired a "dream palace" of Arab nationalism. What he really inspired, however, was an American idea of the area now called the Middle East that has shaped U.S. interventions over the course of a century, with sometimes tragic consequences. America's Dream Palace brings into sharp focus the ways U.S. foreign policy has shaped the emergence of expertise concerning this crucial, often turbulent, and misunderstood part of the world. America's growing stature as a global power created a need for expert knowledge about different regions. When it came to the Middle East, the U.S.
government was initially content to rely on Christian missionaries and Orientalist scholars. After World War II, however, as Washington's national security establishment required professional expertise in Middle Eastern affairs, it began to cultivate a mutually beneficial relationship with academic institutions. Newly created programs at Harvard, Princeton, and other universities became integral to Washington's policymaking in the region. The National Defense Education Act of 1958, which aligned America's educational goals with Cold War security concerns, proved a boon for Middle Eastern studies. But charges of anti-Americanism within the academy soon strained this cozy relationship. Federal funding for area studies declined, while independent think tanks with ties to the government flourished.
By the time the Bush administration declared its Global War on Terror, Osamah Khalil writes, think tanks that actively pursued agendas aligned with neoconservative goals were the drivers of America's foreign policy.
A Young Adult Fantasy Novel (book 2) Arie’s eighteenth birthday had come with many surprises, including a little sister, Amary, whom she would do anything to protect.
Together they traveled to their new home in a fantastical world full of enchantment. Unfortunately, among the fairies, shapeshifters, and otherworldly creatures, darkness still lurked, and the natural balance of light and dark teetered on the brink of destruction. In order to save the two worlds she loved so dearly, Arie needed to accept her destiny as the butterfly princess and lead her people into a battle against the shadows, knowing that not everyone would survive. With loved ones by her side, she would discover her strength did not come from within, but from those who believed in her most.