The Missing Element

Inspiring Compassion for the Human Condition

The Missing Element

Everyone longs to be understood in their essence. In "The Missing Element", author Debra Silverman describes human nature in a compassionate and succinct way, and offers ways for us to get to know ourselves in depth with the wisdom of archetypes. The information in this book stands on the shoulders of our elders, who understood the four directions, the four elements, the four noble truths. Whatever pain you experience is specific to your personality type, based on the four elements. The 'missing element' is twofold: it refers to the Observer inside you – the part of you that can stand outside of judgment and see yourself with a more wise and compassionate approach – much like our elders did. And it also refers to the elements that make up your personality and more specifically, to the element which is your weakest. Your issues will repeat themselves again and again until you can see yourself and others from the compassionate vantage point that unites all of us. You will understand that your life and all its stories were designed by your soul to get your attention right now. It is inviting you to seek the wisdom of the ages to help you grow... that’s why you found this book at this moment in time!

The Missing Element

The Missing Element

After decades of clandestine government operations, James "Beck" Becker and his wife Elizabeth return to Beck's childhood home town to enjoy a settled retirement in the small Mississippi river community of Red Wing, Minnesota. But "settled" is a relative term and no matter where Beck goes, intrigue follows.When Minneapolis computer genius, Katherine Whitson, disappears under peculiar circumstances, her husband exploits a sympathetic Red Wing acquaintance to enlist Beck's aid in finding her. As Beck searches for Katherine, the tangled trail leads from her luxury Minneapolis warehouse district condo, through her husband's extra-marital escapades, past the entrenched hierarchy of elite computer professionals, and into the mind-bending world inside computer microprocessors.Katherine's kidnapping is clearly more complicated than a typical abduction.As it turns out, the Beckers must use all of their considerable experience -- his as a military intelligence operative; hers as a CIA code-cracker -- to save Katherine and bring her abductors to justice.

Redeeming Economics

Rediscovering the Missing Element

Redeeming Economics

“Groundbreaking.” —Washington Examiner Economics is primed for—and in desperate need of—a revolution, respected economic forecaster John D. Mueller shows in this eye-opening book. To make the leap forward will require looking backward, for as Redeeming Economics reveals, the most important element of economic theory has been ignored for more than two centuries. Since the great Adam Smith tore down this pillar of economic thought, economic theory has been unable to account for a fundamental aspect of human experience: the relationships that define us, the loves (and hates) that motivate and distinguish us as persons. In trying to reduce human behavior to exchanges, modern economists have forgotten how these essential motivations are expressed: as gifts (or their opposite, crimes). Mueller makes economics whole again, masterfully reapplying the economic thought of Aristotle, Augustine, and Aquinas.

Cracking the COOP & HSPT

Cracking the COOP & HSPT

Provides advice for vocabulary, reading comprehension, mathematics, language, and analogies, and includes four full-length practice tests.

Standards Driven Math

Geometry I, Second Edition

Standards Driven Math

Standards Driven MathT addresses the California Content Standards individually through this Student Standards HandbookT. Students can focus more directly on content standards for improved math success. In addition to standards being covered one-at-a-time, explanations of the meaning of each content standard are provided and appropriate problem sets are included. There is also a subject index by standard. Standards driven means that the standard is the driving force behind the content. No matter what textbook students are using, all will benefit from the direct standards approach of Standards Driven MathT. Every student should practice directly from a Student Standards HandbookT. Developed directly from one of the nation's most rigorous sets of state standards-California, this book is useful for spring standards test prep. No classroom should be without one for every student. Nathaniel Max Rock, an engineer by training, has taught math in middle school and high school including math classes: 7th Grade Math, Algebra I, Geometry I, Algebra II, Math Analysis and Calculus. Max has been documenting his math curricula since 2002 in various forms, some of which can be found on MathForEveryone.com, StandardsDrivenMath.com and MathIsEasySoEasy.com. Max is also an AVID elective teacher and the lead teacher for the Academy of Engineering at his high school.

Standards Driven Math: Combo Book: 7th Grade Math, Algebra I, Geometry I, Algebra II, Math Analysis, Calculus

Standards Driven Math: Combo Book: 7th Grade Math, Algebra I, Geometry I, Algebra II, Math Analysis, Calculus

Addressing the California Content Standards, this series of study guides is useful for spring standards test preparation to help students improve their math and math-related success. Each volume provides explanations of the content standards and includes appropriate problem sets.

The Myth of the Missing Black Father

The Myth of the Missing Black Father

Common stereotypes portray black fathers as being largely absent from their families. Yet while black fathers are less likely than white and Hispanic fathers to marry their child's mother, many continue to parent through cohabitation and visitation, providing caretaking, financial, and other in-kind support. This volume captures the meaning and practice of black fatherhood in its many manifestations, exploring two-parent families, cohabitation, single custodial fathering, stepfathering, noncustodial visitation, and parenting by extended family members and friends. Contributors examine ways that black men perceive and decipher their parenting responsibilities, paying careful attention to psychosocial, economic, and political factors that affect the ability to parent. Chapters compare the diversity of African American fatherhood with negative portrayals in politics, academia, and literature and, through qualitative analysis and original profiles, illustrate the struggle and intent of many black fathers to be responsible caregivers. This collection also includes interviews with daughters of absent fathers and concludes with the effects of certain policy decisions on responsible parenting.