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Going Against The Grain

Author : Linda Taylor
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Louise isn't sure where her life took the wrong turning, but it's not shaping up as well as she might have hoped. She's just turned thirty-two, her job as a party planner - the latest in a long line of occupations - might kindly be described as not her natural forte, and she watches helplessly as her dynamic elder sister charges up the career path. The only road Louise seems to be on is the one paved with good intentions. Scatty, disorganised, bad at co-ordinating her wardrobe, Louise resolves that it's time to get it together - even her boyfriend is part-time. But then she discovers she's succeeded at one thing: getting pregnant...

Going Against the Grain How Reducing and Avoiding Grains Can Revitalize Your Health

Author : Melissa Smith
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Diets high in grains can lead to a host of health problems such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, fatigue, and more. Going Against the Grain outlines the disadvantages and potential dangers of eating various types of grains and provides practical, realistic advice on implementing a plan to cut back or eliminate grains on a daily basis. This book also includes easy-to-follow grain-free recipes and helpful suggestions for dining out.

GM Crops

Author : Liz Orton
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Tan Siak Kew

Author : Fiona Tan
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'A scholar by inclination, a businessman by necessity, a diplomat by duty' — those were the apt words chosen by a reporter in 1966 to describe Mr Tan Siak Kew and his multi-dimensional public life. He was a fervent supporter of education, President of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce for multiple terms, Singapore's first ambassador to Thailand, nominated member of the Legislative Assembly, community leader of the Teochews, and notable philanthropist. Effectively bilingual and conscious of his responsibility to both his community and the new nation which was about to be born, Tan was able to act as the bridge between the Chinese-speaking and English-speaking communities with his tact and non-partisan position. Tan Siak Kew: Going Against The Grain, is a biographical sketch of this under-appreciated pioneer, telling the story of his public life through historical records and discussions with his contemporaries.

Going Against the Grain

Author : Ann S. Bayer
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This book is about passion, advocacy, and the willingness of parents to "go against the grain." It’s about Hawai‘i professionals choosing public education for their children in a state that adheres to a commonly held belief that "public schools are failing and private schools are succeeding." University of Hawai‘i education professor Ann Bayer interviewed fifty-one parents, including five who chose private schools. Physicians, professors, attorneys, military officers, teachers, legislators, business executives and entrepreneurs, bankers, and administrators of both genders and from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds were among those interviewed. Bayer begins by asking parents why they chose to send their children to public schools. She also asks them to describe the reaction of families, friends, and colleagues to their decision and their children’s school experiences—both positive and negative. From these conversations the concept of what constitutes a "good public school" emerges as well as the opportunities provided by such schools. Several parents remark that their children have gone on to attend the same colleges and universities as private school graduates. Other chapters examine more closely the prevalent belief in the superiority of Hawai‘i’s private schools and its impact on students, parents, and teachers. Bayer argues that it is important to understand this belief system and how both newcomers and longtime residents are exposed to it given its influence on parental decisions about schooling. Finally, she returns to interviews with parents for suggestions on how to improve public education in Hawai‘i and to address the question "Why should we care about the public school system?" Responses spark frank discussions on the broader implications for the civic and economic health of a community fragmented by two-tiered schooling. Candid and insightful, Going Against the Grain provides a much-needed look at education in Hawai‘i. It will be essential reading for parents, teachers, administrators, legislators, policy makers, and others interested in promoting and supporting public education and understanding its role in a democracy.

Going Against the Grain

Author : John Simons
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DescriptionThis is a true account of a cocaine smuggler in the 21st century and what it was like to be involved in this high risk business. It is one man's story from beginning to end but there are hundreds of people languishing in prisons all over the world that have been on the smuggling gig. It is not a long story but it follows our man through the mayhem and madness of the smuggling world in a much laid back manner. This is not the guns and violence type of story but it is honest and heartfelt and whatever your view on the DRUG scene the author has tried to "humanise" this story. It may take you on a few twists and turns on the journey but it is all relevant and hopefully you will reach the conclusion with a good feeling. About the AuthorJohn Simons was born in Berwick on Tweed 22nd August 1952 and lived in Wooler in Northumberland for the first 6 years of his life. His dad was a sailor but when he left the sea he moved the family to Gravesend in Kent, John as well. John was educated at The H.M.S. Worcester nautical training college, a proper English "Public School" with all the posh folk to go along with it. There he learned how to become an officer and a gentleman and the rudiments of shipboard life and of navigation and everything else nautical. He then went on to become an apprentice navigating officer (cadet in short) with The Scottish Ship Management and to John this was manna from heaven. He was in his words "being paid to travel the world and chase women" and had the best job "in the world"! John soon found he was suffering under an illusion and on the long trips across the Pacific he would ruminate over the whys and wherefores of life and began to understand that there was more to this life than met the eye. After a lot of thought John packed in his career with the Merchant Navy in order to "find out what it is all about." He went to live in a commune in Lancashire and really "dropped out, tuned in and turned on," as they used to say but it wasn't in the hippie lifestyle that he found some sort of fulfilment. What was bothering John was the same thing that bothers all of us at some point in our lives, "why am I here"? He needed answers and to that end he went looking, without knowing what it was he needed to find or where to find it. In the course of his search he came across a young Indian man called Maharaji who said he could show him who he was, not just pretty words but an experience. He revealed him a thing we call Knowledge and from that moment on the answer was evident for John, he had searched the world only to find what he was looking for was already within him. John went on to get married and have 2 children both of whom are now in their thirties, one is in Australia and the other in Frome in Somerset. He split from his wife early on in the marriage but became a single parent with his son while the daughter stayed with her mum. John has had a long and varied career and has had a lot of fun doing it all, whether it is messing about with cars or chopping down trees or being put upon by this insane system we have to live with. One thing John can't abide is hypocrisy which is all we have to put up with from politicians and other so called luminaries we have spouting forth their opinions with gay abandon while the rest of us have to suffer their greed and relentless legislation putting all the power into the wrong hands.John's mum died last year and left him a bit of cash so he bought a plot of land in France and he hopes to retire there at some point but at present John is currently looking after his dad down in deepest Hampshire while trying to get to his land in France whenever the opportunity presents itself. John started writing purely by accident when he was asked to write a "disclosure" while in prison and the disclosure went on for a while, about 40,000 words to be precise and it ended up being published as Prison and Beyond, his first attempt but not his last, this is testament to that.

Going Against the Grain

Author : Nathan Blackaby
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What does it look like to live as a Christian man today? Is Christianity a crutch for the weak, or a world-changing calling to live as Jesus did, going against the grain of the world's expectations? Nathan Blackaby, CEO of Christian Vision for Men, explores how the call on men to live as Christians requires us to live life differently. In part one, he draws on some of his personal experiences and marries them up with biblical examples, and in part two, he looks at some of these biblical characters in more detail, and unpacks their against-the-grain living. Written especially for men wanting to find out more about Jesus (but also a great book for Christian men wanting to re-boot their way of thinking), Going Against the Grain paints a refreshingly honest picture of faith and who the real Jesus calls us to be.

Going Against the Grain

Author : Marilyn Mcbride
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Going Against the Grain is about a journey to find the causes of degenerative disease as perceived not through the eyes of mainstream medicine, but rather through the eyes of the core issues that promote disease. The result of this experience has been to come to an understanding that our negative or inharmonious thoughts, perceptions, and beliefs are the core cause of disease, that they indeed open the door to disease in the physical body. Accepting the true nature of the way the immune system works at the physical level has led to an understanding of the nutrients needed to empower the immune systems ability to sustain the human body while we work to release and heal the core cause of disease. The guideline for the journey was to stay within the perimeters of the inherent natural order of things versus the route much of science, pharmaceutical companies, and the FDA are taking in pursuing these same answers while ignoring the natural order in lieu of power and wealth.

Going Against the Grain

Author : Sung
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Why? Because it is tradition. Because society says so. Because your parents told you to. This is what a young girl growing up in Seoul Korea is taught and expected to live by, and Sunnie was no different, at least on the outside. She dressed, spoke, and behaved obediently like the other girls her age; no difference between them. She learned her ideas about gender, age, society, and politics were ones to be safely kept to herself. So she went through life resenting the unfair double standards between the old and young, and men and women. Secretly questioning the practice of ancient traditions in a modern world, she went along with whatever she was told. She grew up, got married, had children, and became very successful, slowly accepting the Korean way and for a brief time pushing her childhood questions about society into the deepest depths of her mind, until suddenly a culmination of bad events left her family in financial ruins holding nothing but a plane ticket to New York City. Follow Sunnie's journey as the young girl living under strict Korean tradition grows into a woman starting over, completely from scratch in the United States. Her second chance. Who will she decide to be?This is a true story of heartache and triumph that explores women's rights, Asian and American culture, immigration, and most importantly the human experience through the eyes of a curious and lovable girl from Korea.

Going Against the Grain

Author : Nia M Kamau
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Going Against the Grain is a self-help/ memoir for troubled youth. The book is loosely based off the life of Anthony "lil Ant" Barnes, who was once a troubled youth trapped in the juvenile system himself. This book was written when he was 16 years old. Now, Akewi Karamba, he is releasing his story, testimony and the tools to overcome that lifestyle. He gives the honest and upfront truth about the streets and what it will do to you. Going Against the Grain is not your ordinary self-help book. The stories, poems, life lessons and challenges will move and motivate the reader to adapt a more positive and productive lifestyle.

Going Against the Grain

Author : Noor Fianti
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Going Against the Grain

Author : Elizabeth Aaronsohn
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Teachers who want to develop a meaningful curriculum, requiring students to develop problem-solving skills and pursue their individual interests, often face criticism from colleagues with traditional teaching styles. Through a rich case study, Elizabeth Aaronsohn illustrates the difficulties of becoming a student-centred teacher within a traditional school which conforms to teacher- or content-centred education. She argues that student-centred teaching ought to become the norm in schools.

Against the Grain

Author : The World's Leading Experts
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The phrase Against The Grain has been in known written use since the early 17th century, but its meaning has not changed over the years. In 2013, we apply this phrase to non-traditionalists who work outside of the norm or commonly-accepted thought patterns. Entrepreneurs, in particular, are well-known for using this non-traditional approach to attain success in their unique endeavors, and the Celebrity Experts(r) in this book have survived and thrived in the midst of the constantly-changing marketplace - going Against The Grain. Successful entrepreneurs, including our Celebrity Experts (r), have often made decisions that appear unusual and go Against The Grain. They carefully assess the conditions and make decisions that many would claim foolhardy, risky or illogical. However, they are not bystanders - they have achieved their goals! Have you? The Celebrity Experts(r) in this book include entrepreneurs, mentors and coaches. They go a step further and empower you with the secrets of their success. To the reader who wants to enjoy success, these Celebrity Experts(r) will share proven ways to move forward with their plans, the mindset required and the way to do it. They will be formidable guides. So, to move forward, follow the Celebrity Experts(r) and go Against The

Going Against the Grain

Author : Patrick R. Hirtle
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Saul Bellow Against the Grain

Author : Ellen Pifer
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Pifer contends that Bellow's fiction is fundamentally radical. Going against the grain of contemporary culture and its secular pieties, he undermines accepted notions of reality and challenges the "orthodoxies" created by materialist values and rationalist thought. Charged by his belief in the soul, his 10 novels test the assumptions of traditional realism. Pifer stresses the importance to Bellow of the invisible world, the longing for revelation, and the capacity to love and to suffer. She also shows how Bellow's hero is a man torn between his modern predilection for secular rationalism and a primordial attachment to the soul, and how he is led to demolish reigning idols of contemporary thought and culture. ISBN 0-8122-8203-5: $29.95.

Going Against the Grain

Author : Tawnya Taddiken Johnson
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Against the Grain

Author : Bhob Stewart
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Bhob Stewart's long-awaited Against the Grain: Mad Artist Wallace Wood is the definitive book ever produced on the career of one of science fiction and comics' finest artists. In addition to a remarkable memoir of life at the Wood Studio, former Wood associate Bhob Stewart also provides a biographical portrait, tracing Wood's life from Minnesota to Manhattan while exploring the humorous spirit, dark detours, and psychological twists of a gifted maverick who often went against the grain. From childhood drawings and ambitious teenage samples to an endless parade of pages for a variety of publishers - Avon, EC, Fox, Marvel, Warren, and more - plus illustrations for Galaxy Science Fiction, this is the most stunning display of Wood art ever assembled. Many of the artists and writers who knew Wood personally have also contributed articles and essays, making this book a huge compendium of imaginative art, insights and critical commentary. Bill Pearson, executor of the Wood Estate, has made available rare drawings directly from Wood's own files, while noted art collector Roger Hill, an authority on artists of the EC era, provides a wealth of obscure, previously unpublished Wood drawings and paintings.

Bigfoot Theories Vs Facts

Author : Daniel Joseph Benoit
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The view and study of Bigfoot and The detailed truth not shared, also ignored by science. The awareness and knowledge that will really help you draw your own conclusions with a more clear view. I did some poking around the hornets nest here.

Women Going Against the Grain

Author : Lana Russ-Trent
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Against the Grain

Author : Richard Manning
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In this provocative, wide-ranging book, Against the Grain, Richard Manning offers a dramatically revisionist view of recent human evolution, beginning with the vast increase in brain size that set us apart from our primate relatives and brought an accompanying increase in our need for nourishment. For 290,000 years, we managed to meet that need as hunter-gatherers, a state in which Manning believes we were at our most human: at our smartest, strongest, most sensually alive. But our reliance on food made a secure supply deeply attractive, and eventually we embarked upon the agricultural experiment that has been the history of our past 10,000 years. The evolutionary road is littered with failed experiments, however, and Manning suggests that agriculture as we have practiced it runs against both our grain and nature's. Drawing on the work of anthropologists, biologists, archaeologists, and philosophers, along with his own travels, he argues that not only our ecological ills-overpopulation, erosion, pollution-but our social and emotional malaise are rooted in the devil's bargain we made in our not-so-distant past. And he offers personal, achievable ways we might re-contour the path we have taken to resurrect what is most sustainable and sustaining in our own nature and the planet's.