Just My Two Cents

Just My Two Cents

Author: Chansoo Kim

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781468568769

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 258

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Two scores and seven years ago, I set foot on American soil in order to pursue my Postgraduate medical training at New York University Medical CenterBellevue Hospital, New York City, New York. Now, looking back upon the vast time-span of the five decades gone by, I can hardly believe that our national landscape has undergone a sea change. According to an old Oriental adage, Even Mother Nature changes in a decades time, thus the inevitable changes have turned at least five times over beyond recognition. America as we know it today is a drastically different country from what we observed back in the 60s: many a thing that was acceptable back then is no longer even permissible, or downright illegal. Indeed, it goes without saying that the last half a century has been both tumultuous and cataclysmal in U.S. history. I have lived in Springfield, IL for 38 years since 1974 in a professional move from Honolulu, Hawaii and I became a U.S. citizen in 1976 when we celebrated the Bicentennial. I am still very grateful to my adopted country for what she has done for me and my family. My two children were born, raised and educated in this blessed nation. Nothing gives me more pleasure and happiness than to see them vigorously strive for their own professional careers. As we live in a diverse, pluralistic society, aptly called melting pot or tossed salad, I, myself, am always determined to be an active Player in the Great American Game of Life rather than being an idle or passive spectator. For nearly quarter a century, whatever social issues or subjects might come along to grab my attention, I havent hesitated to express my personal or professional opinion or viewpoint by writing to the Editor of newspapers, local and national, magazines, periodicals as well as professional journals. My letters and communications number altogether a little over 120. Now, I xxii call them collectively, JUST MY TWO CENTS. Most of them were published in the respective media, and my readers responses, whether favorable or critical, are also included. If indicated, some references are provided for further elucidation. I am well aware that my voice is feeble or hardly audible like a voice in the wilderness. Yet, I believe that I leave behind my footprints on the Prairie that I have traversed thus far. This book would not have come into existence without the loving and faithful support of my beloved wife, Young, who is always the source of my strength. My special thanks go to Aimie Trussell and Ms. Sara Barger who shared unselfishly their precious time with me in the preparation of the manuscript. I will always be grateful to them for their generous help. February 20, 2012 Chansoo Kim, M.D.

My Two Cents: A Project Nartana Case #10

My Two Cents: A Project Nartana Case #10

Author: Kimberly Vogel

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329050112

Category: Fiction

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Escaped from prison, the man nicknamed Aqua searches for his family. His only thought is to find his wife and daughter. Agent Trevet and the police are trying to find him. On the way something happens that changes everything. Aqua’s daughter has been kidnapped by the same people who framed him. Will he be able to save her before the agent and the police catch him?

Two Cents Revisited

Two Cents Revisited

Author: George Stewart

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781467858533

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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With his tongue firmly planted in his cheek, smoking a cigar and sipping a glass of wine, George Stewart, a 25-year veteran of the news business discusses history, fantasy, politics and most of all friendship and love of life in his adopted home town of Tustin, CA, small town U.S.A.; a town with a large quirk factor. The proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the Rescue Mission's Village of Hope located on the former Marine Base in Tustin, CA. The News business is fast becoming a thing of the past. Step back into George's worldof small townAmericana with politics, parades, chili cook-offs, Easter egg hunts, flamingoes, history, valentines, Rocky T.Parrot, and most of all friendships. It will amuse and delight you and help you remember- life is fleeting - It's to laugh.

Devotional Poems of the heart

Devotional Poems of the heart

Author: Dr. Stewart Snook

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467061212

Category: Poetry

Page: 170

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This book is a collection of personal and devotional poems. They come from the author's heart. They reflect what is meaningful to him. Each poem is like a piece of the life God gave me. The slice of life that God gives is worth recording. Each poem brings out some of the practical truths of the Christian life which the reader may apply to daily life. Many of these poems often came to me when I remembered some phrase or saying that my parents or grandparents used. The poems follow this order: first, some favorite poems that I like. Then come poems on my personal life, my family life, and making decisions. Then follow poems about special friends, teachers and co-workers. Finally, I conclude with some poems on theological concepts that have intrigued me. The book is devotional in that it directs the readers' hearts to God. They include Scripture and seek to help people follow God, and see God in the everyday things of life. I trust that these lines will lead the reader to a time of reflection, prayer, spiritual decision and growth.

That's in the Bible?

That's in the Bible?

Author: William D. Mayo

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781463474362

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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That's In The Bible? illustrates the significant impact the Bible has had on our everyday conversational language. Throughout history, written and verbal language has been seasoned with hundreds of colorful expressions lifted directly from its pages. This is no less true in our modern language - newspapers unknowingly use catchy phrases as headlines that are actually derived from biblical texts. Advertisers lure customers with limited time offers, such as "Don't Miss the Boat!" - a direct reference to Noah and the Ark. And people use familiar colloquial expressions casually in everyday speech perhaps without even being aware of the fact that they are using an expression originally penned in Scripture. This book explores many such phrases - everyday expressions - voiced from the corporate boardroom to the schoolyard playground. Each phrase is traced to its original biblical roots. The study of word and phrase origins is known as etymology - from the Greek words etymon meaning "true sense" and logos meaning "word". This book presents the "true sense" of the word and promotes Bible discovery, readership, and witnessing. It is intended to illustrate the Bible as a genuinely user-friendly resource.

Gerard Kenney 3-Book Bundle

Gerard Kenney 3-Book Bundle

Author: Gerard Kenney

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459742994

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 584

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Treacherous and remote, the Arctic and the fabled Northwest Passage have long been elusive goals for explorers. Gerard Kenney shares stories of exploration in the Arctic region. This three-book bundle includes: Ships of Wood and Men of Iron: A Norewegian-Canadian Saga of Exploration in the High Arctic A history of explorations of the Arctic in Canada, beginning with Otto Sverdrup's Norwegian expedition. Dangerous Passage: Issues in the Arctic The story of the opening up of the Northwest Passage and the ensuing potential risks to the Arctic environment and Canadian sovereignty are explored. Lake of the Old Uncles Kenney recounts a journey that led him to build a log cabin on the small, inaccessible Lake of Old Uncles and shares a personal philosophy inspired by Henry David Thoreau.

Dreamer Who’s Been Extremely Blessed

Dreamer Who’s Been Extremely Blessed

Author: Edgar Francis Poree Jr.

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475975314

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Edgar Frances Poree Jr., a lifelong resident of Louisiana, looks back at his struggles, disappointments, and successes in this memoir that examines the African American experience in the South. As a Black male, he dealt with deeply rooted prejudices, religious discrimination, and conflict with older members of the Black community. He constantly faced inner turmoil, but he remained steadfast in his focus to achieve his goals and navigate the transition from segregation to integration. Poree learned to be resourceful early, convincing the owner of a nearby grocery store to give him a job cleaning the store and organizing the shelves. He went on to start his own business polishing hardwood floors while in the seventh grade. His love for music eventually helped him earn a scholarship at Xavier University in New Orleans, and from there he was on his way. From his teaching career to his successes as a business executive and civic leader, Poree shares his memories of real people, real places, and real divisions. His hope is that you’ll be emboldened, encouraged and inspired to achieve your own dreams.

It is Not Now

It is Not Now

Author: John Gould

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781608937004

Category: Humor

Page: 196

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It is Not Now is collection of stories based upon real life, as well as a reflection on lost ways and changing values. It is a celebration of the eccentric people and lives of small towns all across Maine. Gould's wise, charming, and irreverent writing, honed by half a century of acute observation and practice of his craft, brings the American past to life even as it finds humor and hope in the American present.

My Friend Manny

My Friend Manny

Author: Big Adam

Publisher: PageFree Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1930252609

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

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About the Author ?Big Adam? was born and raised in Cherokee, North Carolina, and attends Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama. He plans to graduate in May 2003 with a degree in Journalism. He loves to write, go bowling, take long walks alone late at night, read, go to church, cats, driving alone late at night, and is a huge fan of Godzilla, Garfield, and race car driver Jeff Gordon. He also serves as editor of the university newspaper. He started to write at the young age of four when he discovered the wonder of pens and pencils. His first stories were written and illustrated on plain white paper and stapled together. By age nine, he had written a story about a young boy who was the victim of sexual harassment from a babysitter. It was a concept way ahead of his own time and knowledge. His writings soon became more vivid and more chillingly realistic, possibly due to years of child abuse and being harassed at school by both teachers and peers. After one of his stories was discovered in his bedroom, its realism content sent his folks into a fury. They threatened him if he ever wrote something like that ever again, which was nothing more than the truth of what he was going through at the time. After that, he had to write and express himself in secret, when he was certain nobody would know that he was still cultivating his talent as a writer. He was finally removed from this abusive environment when he was 12. A trip to the beach in 1993 sparked his imagination like nothing else. The idea for one of his first novels was born, and it would take him another seven years to finish. That novel, The Writer, appeared in Spring 2001. He has also started several other novels and he vows tofinish all of them.

One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent

One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent

Author: Bonnie Worth

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780375828812

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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THE CAT IN the Hat puts to rest any notion that money grows on trees in this super simple look at numismatics, the study of money and its history. Beginning with the ancient practice of bartering, the Cat explains various forms of money used in different cultures, from shells, feathers, leather, and jade to metal ingots to coins (including the smallest—the BB-like Indian fanam—and the largest—the 8-foot-wide, ship-sinking limestone ones from the Islands of Yap!), to the current king of currency, paper. Also included is a look at banking, from the use of temples as the first banks to the concept of gaining or paying interest, and a step-by-step guide to minting coins. A fascinating introduction is bound to change young reader’s appreciation for change!