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Carole Hyder - Wind and Water and Living Feng Shui
Tuesday, July 27, 2004 07:30 pm

Feng Shui works with the circulation and flow of the life force (eh'i) in the living and working environment to create balance and harmony. It provides ways to create or select an ideal living or work space to bring prosperity, productivity, and peace. Throughout the centuries, Feng Shui has been extensively used in all Eastern cultures. It has recently found its way to the West where it has gained popularity as people have come to realize it's power.

Wind and Water

Your Personal Feng Shui Journey presents Feng Shui as simple suggestions that can be done on a daily basis. There are many Feng Shui books that provide the complete didactic approach. In this book, each page will provide information and a corresponding activity. Instead of reading about Feng Shui, this book will provide an immediate experience of Feng Shui.

Living Feng Shui

Living Feng Shui features 20 case studies that demonstrate feng shui's ability to transform living and working spaces. With the help of popular feng shui consultant Carole Hyder, the reader learns how to analyze a space, identify life issues, and address desired changes.
Hendrik Hertzberg - Politics: Observations and Arguments 1966-2004
Tuesday, August 03, 2004 07:00 pm Bound to be Read

Imagine if the Rolling Stones were just now releasing its first greatest hits album, and you'll have some idea of how long overdue, and highly anticipated, Politics is. Here are Hendrik Hertzberg's most significant and hilarious and devastating and infuriating dispatches from the American scene--a scene he has chronicled for four decades with an uncanny blend of moral seriousness, high spirits, and perfect rhetorical pitch. Politics is at once the story of American life from LBJ to GWB and a testament to the power of the written word in the right hands. In those hands, everything seems like politics, and politics has never seemed more interesting. Hertzberg breaks down American politics into component parts--campaigns, debates, rhetoric, the media, wars (cultural, countercultural, and real), high crimes and misdemeanors, the right, and more--and draws the choicest, most telling pieces from his body of work to illuminate each, beginning each section with a new piece of writing framing the subject at hand. Politics 101 from the master, Politics is also an immensely rich and entertaining mosaic of American life from the mid-1960s to the mid-2000s--a ride through recent American history with one of the most insightful and engaging guides imaginable.
Bryan Burrough - Public Enemies
Wednesday, August 04, 2004 07:00 pm

In 1933, police jurisdictions ended at state lines, the FBI was in its infancy, the highway system was spreading, fast cars and machine guns were easily available, and a good number of the thirteen million Americans who were out of work blamed the Great Depression on the banks. In short, it was a wonderful time to be a bank robber. On hand to take full advantage was a motley assortment of criminal masterminds, sociopaths, romantics, and cretins, some of whom, with a little help from J. Edgar Hoover, were to become some of the most famous criminals in American history. Bryan Burrough's grandfather once set up roadblocks in Alma, Arkansas, to capture Bonnie and Clyde. He didn't catch them. Burrough was suckled on stories of the crime wave, and now, after years of work, he succeeds where his grandfather failed, capturing the stories of Bonnie and Clyde, Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, and the rest of the FBI's nemeses, weaving them into a single enthralling account. For more than forty years, the great John Toland's Dillinger Days has stood as the only book that provides the entire big picture of this fabled moment in American history. But an extraordinary amount of new material has come to light during those forty years, a good deal of it unearthed by Burrough in the course of his own research, and Public Enemies reveals the extent to which Toland and others were fed the story the FBI wanted them to tell. The circles in which the "public enemies" moved overlapped in countless fascinating ways, large and small, as Burrough details. The actual connections are one thing; but quite another is the sense of connectedness Hoover created in the American public's mind for his own purposes. Using thetools of an increasingly powerful mass media, Hoover waged an unprecedented propaganda campaign, working the press, creating "America's Most Wanted" list, and marketing the mystique of the heroic "G-men" that successfully obscured an appalling catalog of professional ineptitude. When the FBI gunned down John Dillinger outside a Chicago movie theater in the summer of 1934, Hoover's ascent to unchecked power was largely complete. Both a hugely satisfying entertainment and a groundbreaking work with powerful echoes in today's news, Public Enemies is the definitive history of America's first War on Crime.
Kathy Kater - Real Kids Come in All Sizes
Thursday, August 12, 2004 07:30 pm

Based on proven classroom techniques, Real Kids Come in All Sizes is a guide for parents who want their children to feel comfortable in their own bodies while living healthy lives. The author, an experienced psychotherapist, begins by debunking six damaging myths about body image, eating, and weight that permeate our culture. She then presents parents with practical strategies to challenge these myths by talking to their children about their genetic legacy, their changing bodies, hunger and appetite, the need for physical activity, and how to maintain perspective on their looks. While learning how to successfully provide their children with a blueprint for healthy choices and attitudes, parents will also read about important?and often controversial?issues such as childhood obesity, the definition of healthy weight, the effect of mass media, and how cultural differences and prejudice influence body image attitudes. Armed with this knowledge, parents will be better prepared to take an active role in the development of their child's body intelligence.
Barbara Rossing - Rapture Exposed
Monday, August 16, 2004 07:00 pm

The idea of "The Rapture"--the return of Christ to snatch born-again Christians off the earth--is an extremely popular interpretation of the Book of Revelation in the Bible and a jumping-off point for the best-selling Left Behind series of books. However, most Christian churches and biblical scholars condemn rapture theology as a distortion of Christian faith with little biblical basis. Yet this interpretation, based on a psychology of fear and destruction, guides the daily acts of thousands if not millions of North Americans and people worldwide. In The Rapture Exposed, professor of theology and ordained minister Barbara Rossing argues that the Left Behind novels' script for the world's future distorts the Bible, is disingenuous, and flat out wrong. There is neither "rapture" of Christians off the earth, nor does Revelation predict that a seven-year tribulation culminating in war in Israel and the Middle East. Rather, Rossing argues, Revelation offers a vision of God's healing love for the world--a love that will not be left behind. The Rapture Exposed makes the case for reclaiming Christianity from fundamentalists' destructive reading of the biblical story and back into God's beloved community.
Howard Frank Mosher - Waiting for Teddy Williams
Tuesday, August 17, 2004 07:00 pm

Waiting for Teddy Williams begins on the eighth birthday of Ethan -- E.A. -- Allen in the remote village of Kingdom Common, Vermont. Here, in a region that lags decades behind the rest of New England, E.A. lives with his honky-tonk mother, Gypsy Lee, and his acid-tongued Gran, wheelchair-bound since the Sox"s heartwrenching playoff loss to the Yankees in 1978. Haunted by a dark mystery in his family"s past, E.A. is an outcast in town, except when it comes to baseball. Into the Allens" world comes a drifter named Teddy, who is determined to do one decent thing in his life by teaching E.A. how to really play ball. As E.A. grows up and learns the secrets of baseball, we get to know Kingdom Common and its fl inty, colorful people. We also meet the Red Sox and their manager, the Legendary Spence. With the Red Sox"s new owner vowing to move the team to Hollywood if they lose the Series again, Spence has to take a chance on a young nobody from Vermont.
Jonathon Odell - View From Delphi
Thursday, August 19, 2004 07:30 pm

Set in pre-civil rights era in Mississippi, The View From Delphi is the story of two young mothers, Hazel and Vida -- one white and the other black. Having only two things in common -- the devastating loss of their sons, and a deep and abiding loathing for one another -- the novel focuses on both of their lives: their drastically differing stories and their drastically differing lives.When Vida is hired as a maid by Hazel's husband to keep tabs on his unpredictable wife, they reluctantly start to see the other as her last chance at personal redemption. Together, the form an unholy alliance to turn the town of Delphi on its head.With an irreverent vein of dark humor, Jonathan Odell has created an absorbing novel, exploring the sometimes contradictory sentiments around race, family and home.
Larry Flynt - The State of the Union: Sex, Lies, and Politics
Friday, August 20, 2004 06:30 pm

Voted best guest speaker in 2002 on college campuses on First Amendment issues, Flynt continues to make the rounds and recently spoke at Harvard, Cornell, and Yale.- The 1996 film, The People vs. Larry Flynt made him a household name.- Will appeal to readers of Michael Moore, Bill O'Reilly, Al Franken and Bill Maher.- Flynt contains to make news--he's currently suing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and the Department of Defense.- His Hustler Hollywood retail chain has stores in Los Angeles, San Diego, Cincinnati, with five new locations to come in 2003: Atlantic City, Ft. Lauderdale, New Orleans, Phoenix, and Columbus.
Chuck Strinz - Back on the Mississippi
Tuesday, August 31, 2004 07:30 pm

In 1979, Strinz and his wife moved to the Twin Cities, where he was employed as a copywriter and producer for two prominent advertising agencies before launching his own freelance copywriting business. During this period, he wrote for myriad organizations including advertising, promotion, journalism and television production firms. He also devoted some of his time to writing short stories and producing short films, including a script for Twin Cities Public Television's "Minnesota Living History" series, and the creation of optically-printed titles for the "Energy Issues" television program. In 1983, Strinz added a new and relatively unknown category to his business and creative endeavors: online communications. Through 1994, he pioneered Internet products that predated the World Wide Web, broke new ground with a syndicated radio program about high tech and home electronics, edited and co-wrote the world's first online humor magazine, and consulted with a range of small and large corporations including QWest, WCCO-TV, Minnesota Public Radio,, and British Telecom. Strinz sold his consulting business in 1994 to devote more time to his home, his family, and his work as a creative writer and Webmaster. Strinz lives in Eagan, Minnesota with his wife and two children. He enjoys history, hiking, nature, depression-era movies, and driving on the back roads of the country. Writing and producing this program is the culmination of a large part of his training and experience.
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