Pieces of Me is a collection of poems that gives you an instant personal connection with the author. It takes you on an emotional journey of experiences we've all had at one time in our lives. Every poem is a personal piece of Chaquon that she has handpicked from her collection. Her emotions are tangible as she bares pieces of her soul. Her use of words and the subject matter she writes about will keep you captivated as you experience her highs and lows and her joys and sorrows.
Each poem has been inspired by an experience in Chaquon's life--experiences of love, friendship, great joys, heartbreaking loss, and life in general. This is why the title is so fitting. She is sharing pieces of herself with the world.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â What The Health is the official, stand-alone companion book to the groundbreaking documentary of the same name, directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, directors of the award-winning documentary, Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret. If the film is a peephole, then this book knocks down the entire door, diving into expanded interviews, extensive research, and personal narratives.
Â Â Â Â Â Scientific literature shows that eating saturated fatâmainly found in animal products like meat, dairy, and eggsâis more strongly associated with death than smoking cigarettes.
Â Â Â Â Â Think about that. If, at a neighborhood cookout, the dad next door offered youâand your childâa cigarette and a light, how would you react? And yet we accept, with thanks, the glistening beef burgers from that same dad.
Â Â Â Â Â Whatâs the difference between taking the cigarette and the burger? The smell and the taste. The social assumptions. The habits. The lack of knowledge.
Â Â Â Â Â Journey with Kip and Keegan as they crisscross the country, talking to physicians, dietitians, cardiologists, pediatricians, bariatric surgeons, lawyers, economists, activists, and food safety advocates in a passionate search for the truth about the food we eat, and the stunning implications for our health and the countryâs cascade of killer diseases.
Â Â Â Â Â There is a health revolution brewing. Many people know thereâs something terribly broken about the industrial food, medical, and pharmaceutical systems, but they donât know what it is. Itâs no wonder, because there is an intricate political and corporate apparatus in place to keep them from finding out.
Â Â Â Â Â People think heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are inherited, not realizing that what theyâve actually inherited are the eating habits of their parents and grandparents. Lifestyle choices like diet and (lack of) exercise are responsible for about 70 percent of deaths in this country. Diseases that kill millions can be prevented, or even reversed.
Â Â Â Â Â What The Health takes you on an adventure, uncovering the lethal entwining of the food, medical, and pharmaceutical industries with our own government, and the corporate, legislative web designed to confuse the public and keep Americans chronicallyâand profitablyâill.
The purpose of this book is to teach quantitative analysis to solve a variety of different business problems, using the Microsoft ExcelÂ® software program. The book is primarily written for students and business executives. It covers both theoretical and applied material. The book contains 22 chapters and 2 appendices. Prior to using this book, users should have some familiarity with statistics, accounting, and marketing. They should also be comfortable with using computers, particularly spreadsheets, and have some knowledge of the Internet. The following is a summary of the topics covered in this book. * Computer Literacy and Advanced Spreadsheet Commands * Quantitative Analysis * Financial Statements * Loans and Amortization Tables * Income Tax Calculation * Advanced Logical Statements * Payroll Calculation * Product-Market Strategies Using Excel's Drawing Tools * Sales and Profit Forecasting in Domestic and International Arena * Frequency Distributions and Descriptive Summary Measures of Data * Resource Allocation and Linear Programming * Simple and Multiple Regression Analysis * Annual, Quarterly, and Monthly Time Series Analysis * Chi-Square Test of Independence * Breakeven Analysis * Business Plans * How to Create a Web Page
Acclaim for Bits and Pieces: Stories to Soothe the Soul or Raise the Hackles by Chuck Mansfield
Lucine Marous has written, "From the warmth of the tributes honoring family and friends to the sharpness of the political comments in the vignettes chosen to be a part of the book there is ample evidence presented to support and fulfill the challenges of its title. Additionally, 'Things That Have Paid Off for Me in My Life' reveals the strength of character of the author which undoubtedly contributes to making the book so interesting to peruse. As every reader will learn, there is much here to warm the cockles of the heart."
Linda Giarraputo Jeans has e-mailed, "Powerful with no guessing where you stand. I have friends who would probably burn it, but I know more who will be cheering when they read this."
Former marine corps combat helicopter pilot and Vietnam War veteran Bain D. Slack has written, "Chuck Mansfield has proven before that he is a terrific author, editor, critic and philosopher. But he has outdone himself with BITS AND PIECES. When I read this book I laughed out loud at its humorous bits and I cried like a baby over its heart-breaking, gut-wrenching tragic pieces. This book gives us much needed relief from the idiotic, politically correct drivel that we have been inundated with for the past decade or so. It is a much longed-for return to that old fashioned American common sense. Every bit and every piece is dead-on accurate, right on target, right in the center of the bull's eye. I loved every word of this book. We need Mansfield's words in an era of such pathetic political correctness and so many lies by the left wing media and politicians."
Anne Groh has e-mailed that "I believe your new book is going to be a very accurate telling of the current history of our times."
Former US Air Force officer and gastroenterologist Dr. Denis M. Murphy has e-mailed, "Finally read the preface to your book. If the book is anything like the preface, it's going to be a gang buster! I shared that with Maureen and she agrees."
US Navy veteran and retired CEO James C. Norwood, Jr. has written, "I found Mansfield's new book well written, informative and I think he has a winner."
Brother Lawrence W. Syriac, SM, of Chaminade High School (Mineola, NY) has called the book "a great read and at times funny. I like the way it is sectioned off so you can read at several sittings."
Former US Air Force combat fighter pilot, Vietnam War veteran, and career American Airlines pilot George A. Krumenacker has e-mailed, "I read a good chunk of your manuscript and I find your compilation of vignettes a combination of common-sense conservative with a touch of whimsy and humor. Riveting throughout and fun and easy to read. Very enjoyable."
âIt's in the book. -Jim Nelson Did you know? Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades - King David, Clubs - Alexander the Great, Hearts - Charlemagne, and Diamonds - Julius Caesar. "When possums are playing'possium, they are not playing. They actually pass out from sheer terror. "In the 1940s, the Fcc assigned television's channel 1 to mobile services, two-way radios in taxicabs, etc. They never did assign any other channels. That's why our Tv's today start with channel 2. "Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt. "The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when horses pulled the fire engines. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight stairways. "The only two days of the year that do not have any professional sports games, Mlb, Nba, Nhl, or the Nfl are the day before and the day after the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. I have not failed. I've just found ten thousand ways that won't work. -Thomas Edison
The Stop Child Molestation Book has been called "groundbreaking," "hard-hitting," and "a must-read for every family in America." What makes this a break-through book is its plan of action to put an end to child molestation. Using new facts from their stu
What has been called the "Gap Theory" was a popular and consistent explanation of the first chapter of Genesis among fundamental, evangelical Christians up through the mid 1900s. With the rise of Young Earth Creationism, the gap theory was simply pushed to the background and ridiculed as a past effort to satisfy the claims of modern evolutionary science. In effect, the new teachers buried this doctrine with the debris of Noah's flood deposits. However, we shall see in this study that the YEC effectively left the literal Biblical record of Genesis 1 and leaped into the realm of pseudo-science to claim that Noah's flood deposited all the various sedimentary strata of the whole earth. In addition, they pontifically assert that the whole heavens and earth are only about 6000 years old. This study is going to prove that the YEC are the very ones who do not take the Scriptures literally. This study will prove conclusively that Moses did not make the blunder of either stating or inferring the earth is only 6000 years old. There is an abundance of biblical evidences that the Gap is not a theory, but a fact! In this study you will find that certain of the prophets and an apostle were inspired of God to look back in time, even to the "backside of earth's history," We shall be surprised to find that the past is as captivating as the future. In fact, as we better understand the past, we shall better comprehend the future. The cover picture is from two pages of the Jewish Sarajevo Haggadah, as seen in the Saravejou museum in Spain. This work was done in 1400 CE. The pictures on each page are to be read in the Hebrew manner from right to left. The pictures graphically depict the six-day activity of God in preparing the earth of man's habitation. Two things are to be noted: first, these six days are preceded by a scene of the earth in a chaotic condition as described in the second verse of Genesis 1 (first fame, upper right hand corner); second, on the first day light was made and nothing else ( third verse of Genesis 1, second frame). Obviously, this six hundred year old work was not influenced by modern scientific theories, rather it represents a long standing interpretation in Judaism.
In search of a better life, these new migrants arrived in New York City from the poverty-stricken and violent ghetto of Western Kingston, Jamaica. Predisposed to violence and experienced in the life of the street, they aged between twenty and thirty-five. They were different from all those that came before them from this exotic island.
With the potential for a drug sale at any time, these new arrivals squared-off against one another in the streets of New York City, fighting for control of the illicit yet lucrative cocaine and crack market. From Brooklyn to Queens, Manhattan to the Bronx, the city was divided into three gang strongholds, basically no-go areas.
Joe Dog and the Loyalist posse took control of South Jamaica, Queens; Blacka and the Raiders posse control Brooklyn; and Fowl and the Centralist posse controlled the Bronx.
In addition to the Jamaicans, there were two black American gangs, one came out of Brooklyn and the other from Queens. When they crossed paths with the Jamaicans, it was war.
Then there was the Gem Girls. This was a gang of girls from western Kingston led by a light-skinned lesbian named Patsy. These girls were as ruthless as their male Jamaican counterpart.
The desire for instant gratification and material satisfaction was impetus for the violence and killings that followed. None dared to stand in their way. This violence caught the attention of the newly elected mayor Jack Jackson, who established a gang task force, headed up by a no-nonsense former Vietnam veteran named Todd Sullivan. On Todd's first day on the job, he shook his head and swore. "These fucking Jamaican posses are turning our city into a fucking killing zone. We are going to send every fucking one of them to prison."
"Ã¢ÂÂI have gotten so much help and a sense of competence in my parenting THIS WEEK!Ã¢ÂÂ Mother of two Ã¢ÂÂI love that this book offers practical tips you can use right away that are also based in research and experience.Ã¢ÂÂ Mother of two Ã¢ÂÂI wish I had this book when I was a new mother. I am going to give it to my daughter tomorrow.Ã¢ÂÂ Grandmother of four Ã¢ÂÂThe authorsÃ¢ÂÂ expertise with living, breathing children comes through on every page.Ã¢ÂÂ Diane Manning, Ph.D, former Chair of the Department of Education, Tulane University Ã¢ÂÂEmotional Muscle is a must read for anyone committed to understanding how values are conveyed and how the development of character can be supported.Ã¢ÂÂ Michelle Graves, Preschool Director, High Scope teacher trainer, Community Educator Ã¢ÂÂThe NovicksÃ¢ÂÂ book will be a valuable resource to generations of parents, daycare workers, preschool teachers and others caring for young children.Ã¢ÂÂ Paul Brinich, Ph.D, Clinical Professor, Depts. Of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill This book offers parents, grandparents, teachers and all who work with children useful ways to build EMOTIONAL MUSCLE. Your child can develop emotional muscles, like trust and adaptability for babies, empathy and agency in one-year-olds, resilience and mastery in two-year-olds, assertion and persistence in three-year-olds, internal controls and realistic standards in four-year-olds, cooperation and competence in five-year-olds and more. With these added strengths, your child will become a good friend to others, a responsible helper, a self-motivated learner, and be successful in meeting lifeÃ¢ÂÂs challenges. EMOTIONAL MUSCLE creates character."