Crimes of the Heart

Author: Beth Henley

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822202509

Category: Drama

Page: 106

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THE STORY: The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried

Chanting from the Heart

Buddhist Ceremonies and Daily Practices

Author: N.A

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 9781888375633

Category: Religion

Page: 360

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An essential resource for people who practice mindful living, or for anyone interested in liturgy, the newly revised Chanting from the Heart reflects Thich Nhat Hanh's contemporary emphasis on ecumenism. The book contains traditional and contemporary chants and recitations for daily spiritual practice; ceremonial texts for special occasions like weddings, remembering the deceased, and honoring Buddha’s birthday; and verses for day-to-day activities such as blessing a meal, sweeping, drinking tea, and washing the dishes. Also included are more than 20 discourses comprising some of Buddha’s most fundamental teachings, including the Heart Sutra, the Discourse on the Mindfulness of Breathing, the Discourse on Happiness, the Discourse on Taking Refuge in Oneself, and the Discourse on Love. This lovely book is a quintessential reference for Buddhist practitioners on any level of experience and for anyone who wants to celebrate life and the art of mindful living.

Signs from the Heart

California Chicano Murals

Author: Eva Sperling Cockcroft,Social and Public Arts Resource Center (Venice, Los Angeles, Calif.)

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826314482

Category: Art

Page: 116

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Over the past twenty-five years, Chicano artists have made a unique contribution to public art in California, transforming thousands of walls into colorful artworks that express the dreams, achievements, aspirations, and cultural identity of the Mexican-American community. Signs From the Heart tells the inside story of this new and important American art form in four interpretive essays by noted Chicano scholars about its historical, artistic, and educational significance.

Learning from the Heart

Lessons on Living, Loving, and Listening

Author: Daniel Gottlieb

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402749996

Category: Self-Help

Page: 170

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A heart-warming, inspirational follow-up to Letters to Sam draws on his perspective as a quadriplegic to share his thoughts on and insights into what it means to be human, including what divides and unites us, the problems of family life, parental problems, the challenges confronting the disabled and the aging, and issues of injustice in the modern world.

Gifts from the Heart

Simple Ways to Make Your Family's Christmas More Meaningful

Author: Virginia Brucker

Publisher: Insomniac Press

ISBN: 1897178301

Category: Cooking

Page: 335

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Simple ways to make your family's Christmas more meaningful.

From the Heart of Covington

A Novel

Author: Joan A. Medlicott

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429977883

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The three spunky ladies who so charmed readers in The Ladies of Convington Send Their Love and The Gardens of Covington welcome us back to the small Southern town of Covington, to their quaint white farmhouse with yellow shutters on Cove Road. Life lessons abound throughout From the Heart of Covington, as housemates Hannah, Grace, and Amelia continue to surround themselves with love and hope, meeting each new challenge with equanimity and heart and placing their trust in one another as their friendship strengthens and grows. In helping a dear friend and neighbor cope with illness, the ladies develop a deeper mutual compassion and a true appreciation for the softness of heart and toughness of spirit that join them as women. Amelia, feeling strong and adventurous, takes a momentous trip to New York City to further her burgeoning photography career. Grace, kindhearted as ever, becomes involved with a little girl at the local elementary school who may be having terrible problems at home. Meanwhile, Hannah's daughter, Laura, is involved in a tragic accident that has serious consequences for all concerned. With the same compassion and heart readers have already come to know and love, Joan Medlicott once again reveals how life's journeys and challenges only strengthen our loving commitments to family, friends, and loved ones. It's another inspiring message of courage, self-acceptance, and hope.

Straight from the Heart

Author: Tami Hoag

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553904901

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag comes this powerful novel of passion, heartbreak, and redemption—a story that celebrates our capacity to love one time, for all time, even in the face of adversity and change. They say that each of us becomes an entirely new person every seven years. But Rebecca Bradshaw doesn’t feel any different when an old lover shows up severely injured at the hospital where she runs the physical therapy department. Seven years ago baseball player Jace Cooper left her without a second thought or the chance to share the life-changing secret she swore she’d keep from him forever. Now he was back, wanting both her help and a second chance. Becca hadn’t changed, and she didn’t believe Jace had either, but as she helped him repair his broken body and his fractured past, she would find she was wrong on both counts. The only thing that had stayed the same was the most important thing of all—and now suddenly time was running out. From the Paperback edition.

101 Questions about Blood and Circulation, with Answers Straight from the Heart

With Answers Straight from the Heart

Author: Faith Hickman Brynie

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780761314554

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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Presented in a question-and-answer format, a comprehensive guide to the circulatory system discusses blood poisoning, heartburn, and a wealth of other relevant topics and features tables, source notes, graphs, photographs, and black-and-white line art as well as a glossary and an index.

Reflections from the Heart of Educational Inquiry

Understanding Curriculum and Teaching through the Arts

Author: George Willis,William Henry Schubert

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791405567

Category: Art

Page: 388

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This unique book discusses and illustrates the ways the arts have influenced curriculum inquiry and the teaching and learning process. It is divided into two parts. The first part focuses on aesthetic, epistemological, ethical, ontological, and political explanations of the influence of the arts on curricula. The second part offers personal accounts by well-known scholars who have been influenced by works of art and who have translated those influences into their classroom curricula and teaching.

From The Heart

Voices of the American Indian

Author: Lee Miller

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307788105

Category: Social Science

Page: 428

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Lee Miller retrieves the voices of Indian people over five centuries and weaves them into an alternate history of the continent, while introducing us to the grandeur and diversity of the 500 nations who held this land before the first European set foot on it. Here, collected in one volume, is the testimony of more than 250 Indian civilizations—of the Aztec king Moctezuma, the Seminole leader Osceola, Tecumseh, Cochise, Sitting Bull, Geronimo, and Sara Winnemucca. Through their eyes, we see the shaping events of the past in a radically different light, one that is tragic yet shows courage in the face of adversity. “Extraordinarily moving. . . . A haunting and eloquent anthology that serves as a testament to the courage and the nobility of Native Americans in the face of physical and spiritual genocide.” —Booklist