Two-time Edgar Award finalist Lamar Giles spotlights the consequences of societal pressure, confronts toxic masculinity, and explores the complexity of what it means to be a “real man.” Del has had a crush on Kiera Westing since ...
Author: Lamar Giles
Category: Young Adult Fiction
An Indie Next List Pick! In his first contemporary teen novel, critically acclaimed author and two-time Edgar Award finalist Lamar Giles spotlights the consequences of societal pressure, confronts toxic masculinity, and explores the complexity of what it means to be a “real man.” Del has had a crush on Kiera Westing since kindergarten. And now, during their junior year, she’s finally available. So when Kiera volunteers for an opportunity at their church, Del’s right behind her. Though he quickly realizes he’s inadvertently signed up for a Purity Pledge. His dad thinks his wires are crossed, and his best friend, Qwan, doesn’t believe any girl is worth the long game. But Del’s not about to lose his dream girl, and that’s where fellow pledger Jameer comes in. He can put in the good word. In exchange, Del just has to get answers to the Pledgers’ questions…about sex ed. With other boys circling Kiera like sharks, Del needs to make his move fast. But as he plots and plans, he neglects to ask the most important question: What does Kiera want? He can’t think about that too much, though, because once he gets the girl, it’ll all sort itself out. Right?
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the JudiciaryPublish On: 1939
Second , the fact that politics pure and simple — sometimes not so pure and not so simple — seems to be a controlling consideration in making appointments to
these boards . We have no career service worthy of the name , and it is a rare ...
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
Man is the which the pure simple is not , 44. No essential finit can pro ultimate
effect , inasmuch as he can comprehend , and acknowlduce a pure , or total
motion , 44 , 45 . edge , the intinite end of his creation ; not so brute animals ,
With this book, readers seeking something reminiscent of the classic Mindfulness in Plain English can receive instruction on meditation practice as they become acquainted with the legacy of a renowned Buddhist figure.
Author: Upasika Kee Nanayon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Upasika Kee was a uniquely powerful spiritual teacher. Evocative of the great Ajahn Chah, her teachings are earthy, refreshingly direct, and hard-hitting. In the twentieth century, she grew to become one of the most famous teachers in Thailand--male or female--all the more remarkable because, rarer still, she was not a monastic but a layperson. Her relentless honesty, along with her encouraging voice, is one reason so many contemporary Buddhist teachers recall Upasika Kee so fondly, and so often. With this book, readers seeking something reminiscent of the classic Mindfulness in Plain English can receive instruction on meditation practice as they become acquainted with the legacy of a renowned Buddhist figure. Pure and Simple, the first widely-available collection of her writings, will be gratefully received not only by those who knew Upasika Kee, but by anyone who encounters her for the first time in its pages.
“Pure and simple. No, not so pure and not so simple. I couldn't have done what
he did. Some people have good sense, some people just bang into walls until
they find the exit. There it is, on the right, around this bend. Slow down.” The gate
Author: Marc Strange
Short-listed for the 2008 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Novel Joe Grundy is an ex-heavyweight boxer whose main claim to fame was that he got knocked out by champ Evander Holyfield. Now he’s chief of security for a posh old hotel, the Lord Douglas, in downtown Vancouver, and life is pretty good. But then a young neo-hippie inherits more than half a billion dollars and decides to give it all away. As soon as the kid checks into the Lord Douglas with the intention of holding a press conference to announce the scheme, Joe knows big trouble is headed his way, especially when the kid winds up dead. Grundy sets out to discover who murdered the would-be philanthropist only to collide with suspects and sucker punches around every corner. Joe had some pretty tough battles during his days in the ring, but this time the stakes are higher, the opponents are lethal, and the final count could be fatal.
He would stride through the evergreen conifers to stand alone against the wind
and the sky , and through that window he would see ... Curious , because the
idea was so pure and simple it had not occurred to anyone else for quite a long
Cartoon by Swinnerton . in substance ( as interpreted by the Communist Party in
America and the Socialist Party ) had been ... but perhaps not so pure and not so simple as appears on the surface , " a bit of heavy - handed wit which Roosevelt ...
Not only must the Service be pure, but it must be so pure that no suspicion can
possibly attach to it. ... Why not have laid down the simple and wholesome rule that it is not permissible for Civil servants to speculate in any differences
Nor was it a poetical or sentimental theism : “ God , man , nature ; love , beauty ,
trust , song ; all safe , or very few having anything to fear . ” It was not that . Nor
was it a pure , simple , Christian theism : “ God , man , law , sin ; a great prophet ;
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and CurrencyPublish On: 1945
Well , clearly , I think there is no immediate occasion for a loan of that kind ,
because I judge that there is not any intention to establish ... But it is a
management question , as I see it , quite pure and simple , about which I have no
strong feeling .
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency
Y' too the best class of officer does not —too young, because, owing to his
entering the Navy Y" to leave the Service in ... to be a thoroughly efficient military
aviator, as pure and simple—probably, in fact, not Very pure, and distinct from
mere air ...
inen : as though he had saied , thou didst deserue a greater Loue , then that of
wiues towards their husbands . ... her the continuance thereof : but she feares
that this vnion is not so pure , simple , and attentive as her Loue makes her wish .
6 , and which he will not suffer to be given to any other being , plainly imports ,
signifying essence in the most pure , simple , and abstracted notion that possibly
can be conceived , from an Hebrew root that signifies to be : and therefore the ...
We gather that he believes it to be a relation co - existent with the organic
creation , but developed in it as a subsequent creation . He argues , indeed , and
rightly , that a simple existence - a pure atom - is not conceivable by the human ...
... though the the evidence before the Court at Malta , proof of this loss is not very
satisfactorily their Lordships are not in a ... the rate of salvage remuneration
excess of what appears to be right that pure and simple to be allotted in addition
it is not so ; therefore we know the Lord hath not spoken to this man , but he
speaketh of himself ; therefore thou shalt not be ... O David , thou wast not a man
after God ' s own heart , if thy heart were not as pure , and thy life as holy , as a simple ...