The 80s. A totally rad decade when hair was taken to new heights, we all wanted our MTV and everyone knew the answer to, "who you gonna call?" The Breakfast Club enlightened us about detention and Marty McFly took us back to the future.
And Then I Smiled: Reflections on a Life Not Yet Complete finds grace in life's simplest moments. Through poems, essays and stories, readers journey from beaches, mountain streams and city parks to destinations in realms seldom visited, both inside and outside the physical world.
Frightened by their new teacher, Ava, Ellie and Griffin are not excited about the new school year. Their fear is replaced with curiosity about Miss Snoddy. Every day she wears old-fashioned clothes smelling of moth balls and lace-up, black leather shoes. The trio quickly learns their teacher knows a lot about American history.
Ava, Ellie, and Griffin never had a teacher like Miss Snoddy … not even close! They are in awe of her amazing stories about our country’s history. When they learn about the Civil War, the friends are saddened by the treatment of slaves and the number of families separated and broken apart.
They trusted him. Kings, Prime Ministers, dedicated civil servants and a few of the world’s poorest folk trusted the late CSU Professor, Dr. Jerry Eckert and together they worked to change the world. Although he passed away in 2015,his legacy continues on through the lives he touched and through the stories in his memoir; reminding us that one person can change the world.
In this stunning book of words and images, Suzette McIntyre and Kerrie Flanagan illuminate this thought, portraying beauty in all its aspects through striking photography and inspiring poetry...
In the mid 1800's Henry David Thoreau immersed himself in nautre to ponder life. After two years of seclusion he wrote, 'Walden Pond,' which was his reflection on simple living and self discovery.
The places we end up in this life depend on the paths we take. Some paths are smooth, some bumpy, others wind, but all of them are laced with emotion. Kindled by Robert Frost's 1916 poem, "The Road Not Taken," the authors explore paths we do take.
A young boy, orphaned in a faraway land, is taken in by a local Buddhist temple. In his teenage years, he contemplates his future. The Odyssey of a Monk follows his life, chronicling those he meets and the teachings he receives. This story is but one of many possibilities.
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