The Father's Almanac

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Author: S. Adams Sullivan

Publisher: Main Street Books

ISBN: 0307783936

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 416

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A perennial bestseller, now revised and updated for a new generation of fathers, this readable, inspiring guide to the world of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers is an indispensable treasury of advice, ideas, and suggestions. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Marguerite Kelly's Family Almanac

The Perfect Companion for Today's Family--a Helpful Guide to Navigating Through

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Author: Marguerite Kelly,Katy Kelly

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671792938

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 607

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Offers encouragement, support, and guidance on all aspects of family living, including advice on day care, aging grandparents, TV watching, divorce, explaining AIDS, and other issues of modern life

Children's Book-a-Day Almanac

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Author: Anita Silvey

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1466828048

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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Part fun- and information-filled almanac, part good book guide, the Children's Book-a-Day Almanac is a new way to discover a great children's book--every day of the year! This fresh, inventive reference book is a dynamic way to showcase the gems, both new and old, of children's literature. Each page features an event of the day, a children's book that relates to that event, and a list of other events that took place on that day. Always informative and often surprising, celebrate a year of literature for children with The Children's Book-a-Day Almanac.

A Land of Dreams

Ethnicity, Nationalism, and the Irish in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Maine, 1880–1923

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Author: Patrick Mannion

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 077355405X

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Wherever they settled, immigrants from Ireland and their descendants shaped and reshaped their understanding of being Irish in response to circumstances in both the old and new worlds. In A Land of Dreams, Patrick Mannion analyzes and compares the evolution of Irish identity in three communities on the prow of northeastern North America: St John’s, Newfoundland, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Portland, Maine, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These three port cities, home to diverse Irish populations in different stages of development and in different national contexts, provide a fascinating setting for a study of intergenerational ethnicity. Mannion traces how Irishness could, at certain points, form the basis of a strong, cohesive identity among Catholics of Irish descent, while at other times it faded into the background. Although there was a consistent, often romantic gaze across the Atlantic to the old land, many of the organizations that helped mediate large-scale public engagement with the affairs of Ireland – especially Irish nationalist associations – spread from further west on the North American mainland. Irish ethnicity did not, therefore, develop in isolation, but rather as a result of a complex interplay of local, regional, national, and transnational networks. This volume shows that despite a growing generational distance, Ireland remained “a land of dreams” for many immigrants and their descendants. They were connected to a transnational Irish diaspora well into the twentieth century.

Llewellyn's 2011 Witches' Spell-A-Day Almanac

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Author: Chandra Alexandre,Castiel,Elizabeth Barrette,Dallas Jennifer Cobb,Raven Digitalis,Ellen Dugan

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738711365

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 260

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Add a little magic to each day in 2011. The quick and easy spells in this almanac make it perfect for beginning spellcasters and busy Witches. Cast a shadow spell, make a protection charm, scry with a magic mirror--the bewitchments, recipes, rituals, and meditations in Llewellyn's Witches' Spell-A-Day Almanac help you use the unique energies of each day and season to gain skill in your Craft and enhance your life. For your convenience, the 365 spells are cross-referenced by purpose: love, health, money, protection, home and garden, travel, and communication. This handy spellbook features space for notes and a wealth of spell-crafting essentials so you can create your own spells. Planetary influences for each day * The Moon's sign and phases A glossary of magical terms * Pagan holidays and lore Color and incense correspondences for each day Timing tips to add planetary power to your spells The magical workings in this spellbook were composed by many of your favorite Witches and writers: Chandra Alexandre, Elizabeth Barrette, Castiel, Dallas Jennifer Cobb, Raven Digitalis, Ellen Dugan, Abel R. Gomez, Ember Grant, James Kambos, Sharynne MacLeod NicMhacha, Paniteowl, Susan Pesznecker, Diana Rajchel, Laurel Reufner, and Tess Whitehurst. ~ 10th Year of Publication! ~

A Look Backward and Forward at American Professional Women and Their Families

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Author: Rita James Simon

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761815822

Category: Social Science

Page: 166

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This edited volume contains the thoughtful and often inspiring papers that were presented at the Fourth Annual Conference of the Women's Freedom Network in 1997. Written by scholars, homemakers, entrepreneurs, professionals, and military personnel, the articles in this collection address the status of women, their careers, and their families now and in the past. The volume is divided into four sections, each devoted to a particular area where women have played a significant role. The first section focuses on the family with papers describing the difficult choices women must make to meet the demands of home and career, the changing role of fathers, and impact of divorce on children. In section two, several women discuss their successful careers as entrepreneurs and CEOs in a variety of businesses. The papers in section three deal with the topic of women in the military, addressing issues ranging from physical fitness and injury to pregnancy and sexual scandal. The last section offers insiders' views on the history and professional experiences of women involved in medicine, journalism, law, and academia. Heart-felt and informative, the articles in this collection offer insight into the multi-faceted and ever-changing lives of women today."

Early American Almanac Humor

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Author: Robert K. Dodge

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879723934

Category: Humor

Page: 172

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This collection is a selection of comic items from almanacs published between 1776 and 1800. Dodge uses his smooth, astute writing style to unfold the humor in a section of American Heritage. The eight chapters are categorized by subject, including "Comic American Heroes," "The Tall Tale," and "Men, Women, Marriage, and Sex."

The Drummer's Almanac

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Author: Jon Cohan

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 0793566967

Category: Music

Page: 77

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(Book). This celebration of the art of drumming is a must-have for all drummers, beginning to advanced. With essential tips on techniques and tongue-in-cheek anecdotes, The Drummer's Almanac is informative and fun. Features lots of photos, interviews, quotes, jokes, tuning tips from the pros, maintenance info, studio stories, helpful hints, and so much more!

Almanac

Poems

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Author: Austin Smith

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400848032

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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Almanac is a collection of lyrical and narrative poems that celebrate, and mourn the passing of, the world of the small family farm. But while the poems are all involved in some way with the rural Midwest, particularly with the people and land of the northwestern Illinois dairy farm where Austin Smith was born and raised, they are anything but merely regional. As the poems reflect on farm life, they open out to speak about childhood and death, the loss of tradition, the destruction of the natural world, and the severing of connections between people and the land. This collection also reflects on a long poetic apprenticeship. Smith's father is a poet himself, and Almanac is in part a meditation about the responsibility of the poet, especially the young poet, when it falls to him to speak for what is vanishing. To quote another Illinois poet, Thomas James, Smith has attempted in this book to write poems "clear as the glass of wine / on [his] father's table every Christmas Eve." By turns exhilarating and disquieting, this is a remarkable debut from a distinctive new voice in American poetry. ______ From Almanac: THE MUMMY IN THE FREEPORT ART MUSEUM Austin Smith ? Amongst the masterpieces of the small-town Picassos and Van Goghs and photographs of the rural poor and busts of dead Greeks or the molds of busts donated by the Art Institute of Chicago to this dying town's little museum, there was a mummy, a real mummy, laid out in a dim-lit room by himself. I used to go to the museum just to visit him, a pharaoh who, expecting an afterlife of beautiful virgins and infinite food and all the riches and jewels he'd enjoyed in earthly life, must have wondered how the hell he'd ended up in Freeport, Illinois. And I used to go alone into that room and stand beside his sarcophagus and say, "My friend, I've asked myself the same thing."