Bay School Blogger: Nan Walker
As a writer, I think I have a pretty cool job. There cannot be many occupations where you are allowed to spend countless hours in private contemplation, just imagining. Clearing my head (which often involves going for a walk or taking a cycle ride along the beach) is a very important aspect of my creative process (or at least that is what I tell my family and the people I work for). When my mind drifts (and it doesn´t take much to start this process), it takes me down a whole new career path, one that I spent most of my teenage years (who am I kidding, most of the last four decades) dreaming of. In my mind, I´m a rock star. There are many similarities between the roles of writer and rock star (and not all of them are positive): They are both creative jobs. They can both lead to fame and fortune (although most of us will be lucky if our creative output pays the rent). Some writers might even lead a bit of a rock and roll lifestyle (I now limit my creative stimulants to several really (really) strong cups of coffee throughout the day). Success in both careers can equally be attributed to luck as much as it can be to talent (although there is no substitute for hard work). You can wear what you want to work (although I´m perhaps a little too old for a spandex jumpsuit). There are plenty of ´´industry-type´´ people who will try and take advantage you. Most people who aspire to become either writers or rock stars fail. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Juan G. Molinari. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055060/bk_acx0_055060_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´The Fear Factor´´, by Michael Specter: The swine flu vaccine.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Test Drive´´, by Paul Goldberger: A model World Trade Center Memorial in Brooklyn..THE FINANCIAL PAGE ´´Inconspicuous Consumption´´, by James Surowiecki: Will the lessons of the economic downturn endure?THE ANNALS OF COMMUNICATION´´Searching for Trouble´´, by Ken Auletta: Google´s growing pains.LETTER FROM CALIFORNIA´´Call Me´´, by Tad Friend: The most feared blogger in Hollywood.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Making Up´´, by Anthony Lane: A review of The Invention of Lying. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/091007/pe_nyer_091007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stop being a poser. Start being a Christian. Is your faith for real? How about your walk with God? If everyone who claimed to love Jesus actually did, this world would be a drastically different place. We currently live in a time when being a poser Christian is not only easy, it seems to be purposely overlooked - especially where the act of reflecting Jesus is concerned. Claiming to love Jesus without following Him is bogus, fraudulent, and frankly not Christian at all. God has called you to be set apart, to live authentically, to walk in a genuine Jesus swagger. He wants followers, not pretenders. From Christian blogger and pastor Jarrid Wilson, Jesus Swagger is about calling out the phony, showing the pretender the door, and welcoming the characteristics of Jesus with an open soul. If you are suspicious of your own motivations or even your life as a Christian, it´s time to be honest, come clean, and get real. It´s time to take the Jesus swagger evaluation test and start living a life that screams ´´Christ follower.´´ PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Graybill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/001446/bk_oasi_001446_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Part memoir, part self-help book, Frankly My Dear, I´m Gay takes listeners on a lighthearted, poignant, humorous, and multifaceted journey out of the closet with nationally known author, blogger, podcaster, speaker, and coming out coach Rick Clemons. Embracing the trips, falls, and triumphs of learning to walk in a new set of heels, Clemons brings a fresh perspective on how to be uniquely you as a flag-waving - or quietly standing on the sidelines - member of the LGBT community. Calling upon his own and clients´ experiences, Clemons doles out amusing yet sincere insights and advice for navigating a mutually respectful divorce, raising children as a gay parent, and learning how to date, mate, and be in a healthy same-sex relationship. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Clemons. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/motv/000045/bk_motv_000045_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In her dynamic new devotional, Godly Freedom, Bible teacher and best-selling author Rebecca Livermore taps into the truths penned long ago by the apostle Paul to the church in Corinth. To put it bluntly, the Corinthians were a big hot mess. Among other things, they dealt with issues such as: Sexual sin Chaotic worship Lawsuits between believers Many other types of division Paul caught wind of the troubles, and wrote them a very straightforward letter - which we now know as the book of 1 Corinthians - to deal with the issues. When you consider what a mess the church in Corinth was, it´s easy to stand in judgment of them - until you realize that they were people just like us. That´s the bad news. The good news is that the principles laid out in the 24 devotionals in this book provide modern day applications to the truths laid out in 1 Corinthians. Applying these lessons will keep you from making the mistakes the Corinthians made. Each devotional includes a passage of scripture from 1 Corinthians, a story or illustration related to the scripture, a prayer, and suggestions for applying the truths. This book will take you on a journey - a journey to Corinth, but even more importantly, a journey to becoming a more mature believer in Jesus. It is for any Christian that desires a closer walk with God. Rebecca Livermore is a best-selling author, blogger, and the cofounder of Ordinary Believer, a ministry focused on helping "everyday" Christians apply biblical truths in meaningful ways. She has been married to her husband, Chuck, for more than 30 years and is the mother of two young adults who affectionately nicknamed her "Hot Rod Mama". 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer L. Vorpahl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089506/bk_acx0_089506_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you are a beginner blogger or want to create your first WordPress website from scratch, this step-by-step beginner guide will walk you through the entire process from registering your free domain to launching your site! If you´re considering purchasing this guide you´re probably wondering: How can I create my first professional WordPress blog or website without hiring a designer or coder? Do I need to know anything about WordPress or coding to do this myself? How can I get a beautiful, mobile-friendly site without hiring someone to code it? How can I have a blog that gives me all the professional tools and advantages of a great blogging platform without breaking the bank? Can I really do all this myself? WordPress is the answer and this guide shows you how to get your first WordPress blog or website up and live on your own domain EVEN IF you have zero experience and are on a tight budget. It´s tough to justify a big expense for a website if you´re not even sure if it will take off or if your business will still be around in one month from now, but let´s face it, if you DO NOT have a website in this day and age you´re at a serious disadvantage. In this guide we´ll show you how to get an amazing professional website built all by yourself on the world´s best blogging platform (WordPress), give you the step-by-step process for doing it yourself, and show you how to do all this for less than the cost of one Latte per month. It´s very affordable if done right. WordPress, The Blogging Platform that ANYONE can build on for FREE. WordPress was built to be a platform that everyone can take advantage of and start publishing beautiful, mobile-friendly and search-engine-friendly websites, blogs, and blog posts. WordPress is a done-for-you blogging platform that is by far the most popular website and blogging software on the planet. In fact, 27% of the Internet is powered by WordPress and is the top content management system (CMS) in the world. Why is WordPress widely considered the best blogging and site building platform available and used by the top bloggers and websites in the world? WordPress is free and anyone can use it. WordPress is open source and anyone can build functionality like plugins and themes for it. WordPress has the most functionality and is the most adaptable of any CMS. Here´s exactly what you get in this guide: You will get the exact steps to set up your site or blog live on the web, on your own domain, even if you have zero technical experience. No coding required! If you follow along and take action, you can accomplish this whole process in 30 minutes or less. This guide does not require technical or website development experience. You will learn all about WordPress, and why I recommend it for your site. You will learn why it´s critical for you to have your site or blog on your own domain and why it could be a HUGE business mistake to go with a free blogging option like Tumblr or Blogger or even the free extension version of WordPress: WordPress dot com You will learn how a blog can become a lucrative home-business, and the 7 most popular ways of making money from a blog. You will learn about web hosting and why you must have a reliable host for your website and get my top recommendation for hosting for your site. You´ll learn how to install WordPress on your site in seconds.
A tornado has destroyed a small Minnesota community and among the missing are not only a group of students but PEAK Rescue team leader Chet King. Ty Remington will stop at nothing to rescue his mentor, not even when the girl he loved - and lost - walks back into his life. But Brette needs his help more than he knows, despite her stubborn determination to push him away. And when he gets a second chance, loving her just might cost him more than he can imagine. A blogger for Vortex Storm Chasers, Brette Arnold didn´t expect her adventures to land her in the same place as Ty, the guy who she walked - no, ran - from over a year ago. She had her reasons - good ones. The kind that tell her that falling for him again would only lead to heartache. But Ty isn´t the kind of man to give up - not on the missing students, or on her. Life and love hang in the balance in Susan May Warren´s breathless story of holding on to hope during a deadly summer of storms. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cynthia Farrell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/011944/bk_reco_011944_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Warning: do not launch your crowdfunding project before listening to this book. Fact: Over 65% of crowdfunding projects fail. Why? Top five reasons for failure: 1. Campaign missing key elements 2. Launched before gathering your tribe 3. Expected that if you build it, they will come 4. Poor advertising/social media strategy 5. Lack of partners Hacking Kickstarter, Indiegogo (or any other crowdfunding site) walks you step-by-step into the process of creating, launching, and wrapping your crowdfunding project. Learn: How curated communities can give you added exposure How to get featured in Kickstarter and Indiegogo´s newsletters (solid gold) How to grab funders´ attention the moment they land on your page How to generate traffic to your project How to easily find and target bloggers and journalist who want to publicize your project How to relaunch a failed campaign Websites to post your projects to for added exposure Comprehensive list of popular and niche crowdfunding sites And much more! Tried and true tactics, tips and secrets that work. Get a copy of this book now and you´ll be able to enhance your project´s success rate tenfold! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrice Williams Marks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087969/bk_acx0_087969_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, Mario Vargas Llosa is one of the godfathers of Latin American fiction. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2010. He also once ran for president of his native country, Peru. Politics and literature are the driving forces in his life. And, they often come together. For instance, one of his most recent novels is The Feast of the Goat - the story of Rafael Trujillo, the infamous dictator of the Dominican Republic. Vargas Llosa tells Steve Paulson why he found the subject so compelling and what became of his own political ambitions. Then, the politician and the playwright Vaclav Havel was known first as the romantic poet in blue jeans, the dissident Czech playwright who was thrown in jail for his anti-communist plays, and who emerged to inspire the so-called Velvet Revolution that overthrew the Soviet Union. Havel was elected President of the Czech Republic and served from 1993 to 2003. Near the end of his time in office, Steve Paulson spoke with him about the role of writers and artists in a democracy. Next, some of the largest demonstrations in American history took place just a few blocks from our studios, in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. Republican Governor Scott Walker had proposed cutting pensions and benefits for thousands of public employees. For days, hundreds of thousands of peaceful protestors occupied the State Capitol. They ate there. The slept there. And they wrote there. Among them was sleep-in activist and blogger, Christie Taylor. After that, V.S. Naipaul won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001. A Trinidadian-British citizen, he’s known for his novels focusing on the legacy of the British Empire’s colonialism. Among them, the modern classic called A Bend in the River. Steve Paulson talks with him.Following that, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian novelist whose book Half of a Yellow Sun is set during the period of civil violence surrounding the creation of Biafra. She tel... 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/120824/rt_tbon_120824_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.