It started out as a simple Bucket List goal but became much, much more. Bold Moves chronicles Diane's journey as a first time marathoner. You will quickly discover, as Diane did, that the training journey involved more than running. Her nearly six month commitment to train and eventually run 26.2 miles brought forth lessons about family, work life balance, faith, leadership and sacrifice. Aiming to be a “one and done,” the training journey takes Diane through some surprises as she discovers the parallels of running and facing life's struggles. Bold Moves is an inspirational story that will prod readers to assess the items lingering on their Bucket List. If Diane can turn her dreams into reality, why can't you?
In the summer of 1976, the first women were admitted to the United States Military Academy, and the first women to complete a four-year ROTC program were commissioned as second lieutenants. Lori, Maura, Anne, and Amelia's journey into a male-dominated army are chronicled in this exciting, page-turning adventure, as they face the challenges of being accepted into an army that is struggling to integrate women.
"Excellent read. An interesting, historically-based story that follows the journey of the first women at West Point. This book gives invaluable insights into how large institutions effectively adjust to change." -BG (Ret) Anne Macdonald, West Point graduate, Class of 1980
LORI and TRISH, two of a small group of the first women chosen to be cadets at West Point, are assigned to West Germany for Cadet Troop Leader Training in the summer of 1978. Maura and Anne, two of the first female ROTC commissioned lieutenants, are assigned as their sponsors.
Many people have visions of what they want their lives to be. Big goals, lofty dreams, or aspirations that move them forward. But do they leave them at dream level or do things daily that ACTUALLY bring them into reality? In penny speak, do they turn their “$20-bill visions” into penny-sized pieces of action that will help them achieve their goals bit by bit? Life enthusiast Leslie Stein uncovers insights on discovering our hidden “$20-bill visions” by paying attention to the tiny, small, & previously unnoticed moments (the metaphorical pennies of our lives). Each chapter uncovers a new perspective about why little things matter...perhaps more than the big ones. Penny Perspectives takes you on a journey of discovery to find life lessons in the ordinary using the most unlikely of teachers...abandoned coins. Step over them & keep living as you always have. Start picking them up and see that everything you truly want has been right beneath your feet all along. In this book, Leslie Stein combines the humor, inspiration, & intelligence that helped her turn a curiosity for picking up pennies into a movement that collected thousands of dollars for do-gooders & charities working to create change in their local communities. It is a book that will have you asking, “Am I choosing perspectives that will help me live the life I want?” “Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, we do in life comes down to a choice of perspective.” --Leslie Stein
California Revival Knits explores the decorative elements of Southern California architectural style in knitted form-tilework becomes colorwork, wrought iron turns into twisted stitches, and much more.
A Tale of Two Kiddos is a hilarious journey through the misery of pregnancy, diaper disasters, parenting fails, sibling abuse, and more. Great gift for baby showers and friends/family that are in the midst of raising mini-humans.