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Keeping Score

By Linda Sue Park
  • ISBN Code: : 0547394454
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : keeping-score.pdf

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Both Maggie Fortini and her brother, Joey-Mick, were named for baseball great Joe DiMaggio. Unlike Joey-Mick, Maggie doesn’t play baseball—but at almost ten years old, she is a dyed-in-the-wool fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Maggie can recite all the players’ statistics and understands the subtleties of the game. Unfortunately, Jim Maine is a Giants fan, but it’s Jim who teaches Maggie the fine art of scoring a baseball game. Not only can she revisit every play of every inning, but by keeping score she feels she’s more than just a fan: she’s helping her team. Jim is drafted into the army and sent to Korea, and although Maggie writes to him often, his silence is just one of a string of disappointments—being a Brooklyn Dodgers fan in the early 1950s meant season after season of near misses and year after year of dashed hopes. But Maggie goes on trying to help the Dodgers, and when she finds out that Jim needs help, too, she’s determined to provide it. Against a background of major league baseball and the Korean War on the home front, Maggie looks for, and finds, a way to make a difference. Even those readers who think they don’t care about baseball will be drawn into the world of the true and ardent fan. Linda Sue Park’s captivating story will, of course, delight those who are already keeping score.

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  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 626
  • Pdf File: cluster-based-industrial-development.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book attempts to provide an effective strategy for industrial development based on the KAIZEN management training experiments conducted in Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Vietnam, and Tanzania. We focus on micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in industrial clusters, because clusters consisting of MSEs are ubiquitous and have high potential to grow.

St. Louis Cardinals Fans' Bucket List

By Dan O'Neill,Adam Wainwright
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Triumph Books
  • Book Code : 1633194981
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 132
  • Pdf File: st-louis-cardinals-fans-bucket-list.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Every St. Louis Cardinals fan has a bucket list of activities to take part in at some point in their lives. But even the most die-hard fans haven't done everything there is to experience in and around St. Louis. From visiting Ballpark Village to learning how to do an Ozzie Smith backflip, author Dan O'Neill provides ideas, recommendations, and insider tips for must-see places and can't-miss activities near Busch Stadium. But not every experience requires a trip to St. Louis; long-distance Cardinals fans can cross some items off their list from the comfort of their own homes. Whether you're attending every home game or supporting the Cards from afar, there's something for every fan to do in The St. Louis Cardinals Fans' Bucket List.

Beyond Ordinary

By Justin Davis,Trisha Davis
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Book Code : 9781414382647
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 121
  • Pdf File: beyond-ordinary.pdf

Book Short Summary:

How safe is your marriage? The answer may surprise you. The biggest threat to any marriage isn’t infidelity or miscommunication. The greatest enemy is ordinary. Ordinary marriages lose hope. Ordinary marriages lack vision. Ordinary marriages give in to compromise. Ordinary is the belief that this is as good as it will ever get. And when we begin to settle for ordinary, it’s easy to move from “I do” to “I’m done.” Justin and Trisha Davis know just how dangerous ordinary can be. In this beautifully written book, Justin and Trisha take us inside the slow fade that occurred in their own marriage—each telling the story from their own perspective. Together, they reveal the mistakes they made, the work they avoided, the thoughts and feelings that led to an affair and near divorce, and finally, the heart-change that had to occur in both of them before they could experience the hope, healing, and restoration of a truly extraordinary marriage.

It's All About Service

By Ray Pelletier
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 0471735345
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 919
  • Pdf File: it-s-all-about-service.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Practical strategies for better customer service based on theprinciples of servant-leadership Individuals in the workforce and the clients they serve are thefundamental building blocks of every company in America. Executivestalk about customer service; but their employees are the ones whomake it happen (or not). Author Ray Pelletier reveals the vitalimportance of a happy workforce in creating a happy client. Bycaring for employees, managers create an environment in whichemployees can care for customers. This book shows senior leaders,managers, and supervisors how to develop a managerial style thatcombines teamwork, trust, listening, forethought, and ethics tonurture a happy workforce and improve customer service. Built onthe foundations of the servant-leadership model, the book offerseffective, easy-to-implement strategies to develop these vitalmanagerial skills. It's All About Service reveals that leaders whocare for their people create businesses that care for theirclients-and gain an edge over the competition.

The Game

By Robert Benson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101215917
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 437
  • Pdf File: the-game.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the spirit of Field of Dreams, a remarkable book about baseball and the meaning of life. A game between the Iowa Cubs and the Nashville Sounds at an AAA park in Nashville provides the lens through which Robert Benson explores the game of baseball and the meaning of life in The Game. It is an ordinary week night game in the early part of the season between two teams that will finish far out of first place in the Pacific League. But Benson shows us how in this average game of baseball, just as in our everyday lives, the routine plays-the seemingly minor yet vital moves, empty of bravado-eventually win the game. In beautifully measured prose, Benson links events in his life to the innings in this baseball game. Married to a woman who can quote baseball stats with the best of them, and with two children who share his love for the game (his teenage daughter made the decision early on that she would be the first woman to play for the Yankees), Benson explores the ways in which baseball has always somehow shaped and defined his life. The Game is an extraordinary testament to the everlasting wonder and magic of the great American pastime.

101 Leadership Ideas

By John DiNapoli
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Book Code : 1645841944
  • Total of Pages : 214
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 914
  • Pdf File: 101-leadership-ideas.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This handbook is based on more than thirty-five years of John DiNapoli’s leadership experience in the US Army, the US Army National Guard, and the corporate world. The tenets discussed are in alphabetical order because there is no particular order for these principles. It has been the author’s experience that good leaders need to understand and follow them all if they want to be effective. To be sure, we are all stronger in some areas than others, and you may find that because of these strengths, you are more comfortable with select ideas. That is a good thing. We should all look to maximize opportunities to display our strengths. DiNapoli challenges you to read those pages that cover skills where you are less comfortable. In addition to maximizing our strengths, we should all look for areas to stretch or capabilities and improve. DiNapoli says this as someone who, on occasion, has delayed focusing on improving specific skills outside of his comfort zone.

Are u ok?

By Kati Morton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Da Capo Lifelong Books
  • Book Code : 0738234982
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 604
  • Pdf File: are-u-ok.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A licensed marriage and family therapist and YouTube personality, Kati Morton answers the most commonly asked questions about mental health, including when to get help and where to find it. Get answers to your most common questions about mental health and mental illness -- including anxiety, depression, bipolar and eating disorders, and more. Are u ok? walks readers through the most common questions about mental health and the process of getting help -- from finding the best therapist to navigating harmful and toxic relationships and everything in between. In the same down-to-earth, friendly tone that makes her videos so popular, licensed marriage and family therapist and YouTube sensation Kati Morton clarifies and destigmatizes the struggles so many of us go through and encourages readers to reach out for help.

20 Ways to Make Every Day Better

By Joyce Meyer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : FaithWords
  • Book Code : 1455560014
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 321
  • Pdf File: 20-ways-to-make-every-day-better.pdf

Book Short Summary:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer shares powerful, practical ways to experience a new level of joy and excitement about life every day. The traffic is backed up, the kids are screaming, and the car is making a funny noise again. Any one of these challenges can test our temperament and rob us of joy. Our impulse is to write today off and hope for a better tomorrow. However, this creates a hard pattern to break. One terrible day easily turns into many-and soon we're living a life far from what God has in mind for us. A new, transforming sense of excitement, happiness, and contentment in our lives is possible when we pursue God's goodness each day. In 20 WAYS TO MAKE EVERY DAY BETTER, Joyce Meyer shares biblical illustrations, actionable advice, uplifting stories, and the encouragement we need to start enjoying the life God created for us.

151 Quick Ideas to Manage Your Time

By Robert E. Dittmer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Red Wheel/Weiser
  • Book Code : 1601639139
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 459
  • Pdf File: 151-quick-ideas-to-manage-your-time.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Too many of us live our lives trying to shoehorn our many activities and responsibilities into too few time slots available. Increasingly for business people, fathers and mothers, even kids, (ineffectively) managing the myriad of activities has become an all-consuming chore. And we're so stressed that our relationships and job performance suffer. Why? Because we organize our time and our lives poorly: We spend five years of our lives waiting in lines, three years in meetings, and two years playing telephone tag! We get interrupted 73 times per day, interfering with our productivity, and take an hour of work home every night, interfering with our family time.But we can solve these problems. This book presents 151 quick and easy ways to meet these challenges in our daily lives. Each idea comes from the real world experiences of people like you--people who are experimenting with, examining, and discovering unique solutions to the time problems all of us face every day. These tried and tested ideas work! And now they are available to you. Select those that fit your particular circumstance and try them out! Here are a few: Start Your Day the Night Before Undercommit and Overdeliver Organize Your Workspace Block Contingency Time Every Day Use Voice Mail as a Call Screener Fight SPAM with an E-mail Blocker Do more in less time, take control of your schedule, and create a new balance between your work and your family life. You'll be surprised at how easy it is to take charge of your time and increase your quality of life--day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute.

From the Pastor's Pen

By Samuel G. May
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1973618036
  • Total of Pages : 252
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 590
  • Pdf File: from-the-pastor-s-pen.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the midst of an ever-changing world, there is one thing that never changesthe Word of God. As you travel on this journey called life, its good to have that constant from day to day. But even still, many of us could use a way to keep the constant and loving message of God ever closer to our hearts. From the Pastors Pen is a daily companion for you on your journey. This devotional journal includes not only a daily devotional but also a space for you to write down your thoughts. For each day, you will find a passage of scripture along with author and pastor Samuel G. Mays commentary and reflections related to those verses, and while the devotionals do not follow any particular pattern, you will discover how they reflect the variations in the tapestry of life. So whether you are dealing with hardships or just need daily spiritual bread and nourishment, you can chronicle your walk in faith no matter the circumstances. Once completed, your own copy of From the Pastors Pen will stand as a unique volume that reflects this chapter in your life. There will not be another one like it in the entire world!

Wrigley Regulars

By Holly Swyers
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Book Code : 0252090314
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 997
  • Pdf File: wrigley-regulars.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Holly Swyers turns to the bleachers of Chicago's iconic Wrigley Field in this unique exploration of the ways people craft a feeling of community under almost any conditions. Wrigley Regulars examines various components of community through the lens of "the regulars," a group of diehard Chicago Cubs fans who loyally populate the bleachers at Wrigley Field. In a time when many communities are perceived as either short-lived or disintegrating, the Wrigley regulars have formed their own thriving set of pregame rituals, ballpark traditions, and social hierarchies. Swyers examines the conditions, practices, and behaviors that help create and sustain the experience of community. At Wrigley Field, these practices can include the simple acts of scorecard-keeping and gathering at the same location before each game or insisting on elaborate rules of ticket distribution and seating arrangements, as well as more symbolic behaviors and superstitions that link the regulars to each other. A bleacher regular herself, Swyers uses a qualitative approach to define community as the ways in which people arrive at an awareness of themselves as a group with a particular relationship to the larger world. The case of the regulars offers a challenge to the claim that community is eroding in an increasingly fragmented and technologically driven culture, suggesting instead that our notions of where we find community and how we express it are changing.