Emerson Black's superhero identity is no secret: patrolling the night skies as THE BLACK SINISTER, he enforces his own brand of psychotic justice, no matter the cost. Joined by his unhinged butler Danby, Emerson protects the citizens of Coal City from kidnappers, gangs, and jaywalkers alike. But who will protect the city from THE BLACK SINISTER? And what happens when the Mayor hatches a plan to finally rid Coal City of its deranged anti-hero?
Featuring the signature ink-black marksmanship of Troy Nixey (Lobster Johnson), the rich colors of Dave McCaig (Low), and the pyscho-kinetic language of Kaare Andrews (Renato Jones). Expect big bold superheroics in the tradition of Jack Kirby, Doctor Seuss, and Robocop!
In this life-giving book, Morland shares his journey of discovering the timeless tools of family peace that transformed him and his family. He shows how these tools broke the unhealthy patterns of the family he grew up in and saved his relationship with his wife and two daughters. With refreshing honesty and humility, he helps readers believe that they too can start from where they are right now--no matter how broken--to transform their family culture and their family legacy and to generously offer grace to the people who matter most in their lives.
I let a clerk sell me a hideous sport coat. Every time I put it one, I got mad again. I let a car salesman sell me a car I didn't want. I let a real estate agent sell me some property I knew was not a good investment. I did things for people I didn't want to do then blamed them for asking. It was not their fault, it was my fault. People told me what to think, how to talk, how to dress,and what color to paint my house. I let people make me miserable for sixty years.
One day some one said something that suggested I was born without a brain and should stop breathing to conserve oxygen. That's when I made up my mind to find a way to make apple pie out of the garbage people threw at me. As I talked to others I found many of them had the same problems I had.
For years I analyzed my past. I collected pieces from my life and others until I finally had the recipe for my first pie.
Everything around me is just like it has always been, the boss, the weather, my wife, my kids,. the church people, my neighbors, everything. Nothing has changed. I just changed the way I solve people problems. You can too.
Has anyone ever asked if you’ve dated people who aren’t good to you? Have you ever said, “Man, that was a really great break-up — I can’t wait to do that again with someone new!” Of course not, none of us wants to get hurt or to end up with a broken heart. But do you have adequate tools to evaluate potential danger in a relationship?
When you start a relationship, you might almost feel like you do when buying a car — confused, dazzled by the fancy paint job, overwhelmed with the possibilities. With a little awareness you can avoid unnecessary stress and evaluate traits that really matter.
We may not always be able to stop a person from falling for a really bad type. Th ere will always be extremes like Jeffrey Dahmer, Charles Manson, or Ted handwriting and consider what information lurking there might benefit our relationships.
Even when the person in question is a regular guy or gal, there is no excuse for not being aware of certain red flags before bringing the new love interest home for dinner to meet Mom and Dad. You don’t want to discover that you’re the main course!
Jack Canfield says, “Be the Victim or be the Victor.” This book is dedicated to all survivors who make the choice to overcome
their own personal ordeals and struggles. You are here today because you choose to be the victor. Because when it comes to being safe - we all have a choice!
The Handbook of Research on Effective Communication, Leadership, and Conflict Resolution evaluates operational strategies and interpersonal skill development for the successful leadership and management of modern organizations. Highlighting various governance and interaction techniques that assist in mediating organizational controversies, this handbook of research is a vital source for professionals, leaders, managers, and human resource specialists interested in developing skills needed to efficiently communicate, collaborate, and negotiate across differences within an organization.
“The Fox and the Hawk,” is a refreshingly original short story with teaching moments for readers 7-years-old and up. Written by Barbara Kennedy (MPH/MSW), the story develops as does the tenuous relationship between a (girl) Fox and a (boy) Hawk, who start off with seemingly nothing in common except that they’re hanging from the same tree at the same time of year near a ranch in the American Southwest.
We first meet Fox sunbathing on a grassy knoll one morning, daydreaming, and without a care in the world. A dark shadow blocking the sun alerts her to a buzzard, and she races off to her foxhole to hide. But just as she ventures out again, sure the coast is clear, she is grabbed by the nape of the neck, snatched off her feet, and flies through the air. dropped down on a tree branch by Hawk—the overseer of the area—who has, it turns out, and a good thing, just rescued her from a pack of approaching coyote. He is put off by Fox’s lack of gratitude as he risks his own life to intercept the coyotes’ plans. But Fox focuses on her pinched neck, may have issued the word ‘barbarian.’
Thus, Fox appears to be a self-involved redhead and Hawk, an arrogant, self-important tree-dweller. But there’s more to both than meets the eye, and as they bump into each other in the forest and spar, they learn about the other, coming to terms with their differences that are suddenly strengths. They work towards trust and closeness, and maybe, someday, a kiss. Or not. Who knows? You decide.
Kennedy says the story can be read on two different levels: by children, who will see some of the differences, like the worms. Fox just assumed that Hawk would eat worms—don’t all birds eat them for breakfast? But mostly they want everyone to be safe and happy. So they are somewhat relieved when Fox returns with a plate of bugs and berries; it shows kindness, understanding and resilience. Young adults and adults will see the deeper meaning and universal struggle for connection. Preconceived notions, irrational fears, language barriers, adaptability, trust issues. A non political cultural diversity piece for all ages.