When Wes Blake disappears along with his millions it initially seems that he might have left his third wife and run off to start a new life. Detective Bill Reardon quickly dismisses that scenario when he learns that others whom Wes knew in his youth have also recently disappeared along with their riches. What is the common thread that binds these men together? And what is their fate? Has the perfect crime finally been committed? Reardon’s uncanny sense for people coupled with his plodding ways turns up a unique way of disposing of evidence. Much of the Funfun club action takes place in picturesque New England villages and in Naples, Florida—such a wonderful place to die.
When Wes Blake disappears along with his millions it initially seems that he might have left his third wife and run off to start a new life. Detective Bill Reardon quickly dismisses that scenario when he learns that others whom Wes knew in his youth have also disappeared along with their riches. What is the common thread that binds these men together? And what is their fate? Has the perfect crime finally been committed? Readon's uncanny sense for people coupled with his plodding ways turns up a unique way of disposing of evidence. Much of The Funfun Club action takes place in picturesque New England villages and in Naples, Florida - such a wonderful place to die.
Now bestselling author D. A. Benton shows you how to break through your personal glass ceiling and earn $100,000 a year -- or more! Her can-do plan not only helps you change your whole approach to making money but, more important, helps you make new choices that lead to a happier, more successful life in every way.
The story of baseball in America begins not with the fabled Abner Doubleday but with a generation of mid-nineteenth-century Americans who moved from the countryside to the cities and brought a cherished but delightfully informal game with them. But Didn't We Have Fun? will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about baseball's origins. Peter Morris, author of the prizewinning A Game of Inches, takes a fresh look at the early amateur years of the game. Mr. Morris retrieves a lost eraand a lost way of life. Offering a challenging new perspective on baseball's earliest years, and conveying the sense of delight that once pervaded the game and its players, Mr. Morris supplants old myths with a story just as marvelous-but one that reallyhappened. With 25 rare photographs and drawings.
In today's world, a club needs to offer more than state-of-the-art equipment and certified fitness instructors to recruit and retain members. You need something that will appeal to your members and keep them coming back. In Successful Programs for Fitness and Health Clubs: 101 Profitable Ideas, you will learn how to utilize programming to meet your strategic and financial goals. Written by internationally-respected programming consultant Sandy Coffman, this book will teach you exactly what programming is and how to make it work for you. Successful Programs for Fitness and Health Clubs: 101 Profitable Ideas presents more than 100 ready-to-use programs for use in fitness centers, group exercise studios, pools, gyms, and classrooms. The programs are designed to get hundreds of new members involved immediately. But the text is far more than just a program recipe book. Coffman addresses the challenges faced in programming, including teaching skills, communication skills, marketing techniques, and follow-up procedures. Her advice will help you design programs that unite members with common interests and abilities and foster a sense of belonging and commitment. Such programming leads to increased participation, reduced attrition, greater retention, more referrals, less downtime, and improved staff productivity. The text will first lay the foundation for programming by presenting the key principles and concepts that need to be considered. Part I explores -the five steps to programming success, -the 10 keys to member retention, -hiring and training the right people, -why a program director is needed, -internal and external promotions, and -niche marketing. By understanding and using the information in Part I, you can successfully implement the programs in Part II. Here you will find 101 actual programs, with numerous variations--including ideas for court sports, group exercise, and programs aimed at adults, families, kids, seniors, and women, covering a broad range of fitness levels, from beginners and intermediates to advanced participants. It also includes programming for specific time frames, such as the holiday season, spring, or summer. An activity finder located in the front of the text makes it easy to find programs based on criteria ranging from the type of activity or member to the type of special event. In addition to providing vital information for planning your programs, Successful Programs for Fitness and Health Clubs: 101 Profitable Ideas comes with a CD-ROM containing more than 60 files that will help you create support materials to get your programs started. You will find printable quizzes, flyers, score cards, invitations, scoring systems, round robin tournament schedules, and logos--most of which can be customized to include information specific to your facility, such as logo, contact names, dates, times, and more. Additional files provide templates to create T-shirts, buttons, and other promotional pieces. Headings and icons in the text indicate when to refer to the CD-ROM for certain materials. When it comes to enhancing your club offerings, follow the expert programming advice from Sandy Coffman. With it you will be able to create, implement, and deliver successful programs that will attract and retain new members and ultimately make your club a greater success.
Buoyant and entertaining, this melding of memoir and fiction recounts with humor and candid observation a gay man's romances in his seventies, offering insight into the joys (and a few of the sorrows) of loving, living, and aging with grace, style, and a fearless sense of fun. Bouncing between Montevideo, New York, and Paris, the narrator reveals his adventurous life, his many lovers, his varied careers from dance to advertising, and the upbeat outlook that sustains him as he pursues the elusive Fenil, a handsome Uruguayan policeman. David Leddick's short sketches, interspersed with memories, attitudes, and opinions drawn from the past, combine in a vivid tale of a life lived with panache at an age when most people think the adventure has already ended.
Are you are a female athlete who dreams of playing collegiate soccer? Are you the parent of a daughter who loves soccer? Author and Doctor Georgia Hinman surveyed more than 1,600 collegiate female soccer players for advice and information about their soccer experiences from Pigtails to Preseason-growing up, enduring the recruiting process, and getting in to college. With two daughters who played collegiate soccer, Hinman shares personal experiences and weaves principles that soccer players of all ages will find useful. Beginning soccer players will learn fundamental values for playing the game and picking a team. Middle and high school players will find time management, resume writing, and test-taking tips, and those applying to college will find useful strategies for applying to colleges and picking the right division and school. It's never too early or late to learn the values of Pigtails to Preseason."
McDermott "Derry" Stanton is an old-money playboy who sleeps his way through half the world, one willing woman at a time. A bear shifter, he never hibernates alone. Sometimes even one woman isn't enough. But when this irresistible billionaire meets Jessica Murphy, everything changes. The man who views life as a female feast suddenly acquires more discerning tastes. The only woman who can satisfy him now... Is Jessica Murphy. He must have her. Immediately. Frequently. Jess, however, doesn't want any man, least of all a spoiled playboy who's about to become her brother-in-law. A pre-med student with deep ambitions and a past filled with painful rejection, she's all business. Too bad Derry Stanton is her business. A frequent customer at the Platinum Club where she waits tables, and now the best man to her maid of honor in her sister's wedding, the guy is everywhere. And pretty soon, she finds herself everywhere, too. In his arms, on his bed, between the sheets.... But sex is the last thing she needs. Or it was until she meets Derry and starts hearing the Beat. And feeling a connection she'd never imagined, never dreamed, never hoped for. It's all too unbearably good. * * * The Billionaire Shifter's Virgin Mate is the second book in the Billionaire Shifters Club series by Diana Seere, the paranormal pen name for two New York Times and USA Today bestselling romantic comedy authors. This book is a standalone *within* a series. Learn more about us on our Diana Seere Facebook page. ;) Topics: paranormal romance, shifter romance, shapeshifter romance, billionaire romance, billionaire shifter, shifter wedding, reformed rake, billionaire wolf, billionaire shapeshifter romance, paranormal, otherworldly, fantasy, wolf, bear, mountain lion, contemporary romance, hot romance, hot shifter romance, firefighter romance, montana romance, boston romance, otherworldly romance, PNR romance, shifter myth, series, shifter romance series, instalove, biotech billionaire, bbw romance, bbw shifter
Hannah Sugarman seems to have it all. She works for an influential think tank in Washington, D.C., lives in a swanky apartment with her high-achieving boyfriend, and is poised for an academic career just like her parents. The only problem is that Hannah doesn't want any of it. What she wants is much simpler; to cook. When her relationship collapses, Hannah seizes the chance to do what she's always loved and launches an underground supper club out of her new landlord's town house. Though her delicious dishes become the talk of the town, her secret venture is highly problematic, given that it is not, technically speaking, legal. She also conveniently forgets to tell her landlord she has been using his place while he is out of town. On top of that, Hannah faces various romantic prospects that leave her guessing and confused, parents who don't support cooking as a career, and her own fears of taking a risk and charting her own path. A charming romantic comedy, The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs is a story about finding yourself, fulfilling your dreams, and falling in love along the way.
In his first collection since Fancy Beasts, a book that "slice[d] straight through nerve and marrow on its way to the heart and mind of the matter" (Tracy K. Smith), Alex Lemon dazzles us again with his exuberance and candor. Whether in unrestrained descriptions of sensory overload or tender meditations on fatherhood and mortality, Lemon blurs that nebulous line between the personal and the pop-cultural. These poems are full of frenetic energy and images pleasantly, strangely colliding: jigsaws and bathtubs and kung-fu and X-rays. It's a distinct brand of edginess that readers of Lemon will once again applaud. A lean and muscular collection, The Wish Book marks a new high in this poet's unstoppable career.
Breakups, like book clubs, come in many shapes and sizes and can take us on unexpected journeys as four women discover in this funny and heartwarming exploration of friendship from the USA Today bestselling author of Ten Beach Road and My Ex-Best Friend’s Wedding. On paper, Jazmine, Judith, Erin and Sara have little in common – they’re very different people leading very different lives. And yet at book club meetings in an historic carriage house turned bookstore, they bond over a shared love of reading (and more than a little wine) as well as the growing realization that their lives are not turning out like they expected. Former tennis star Jazmine is a top sports agent balancing a career and single motherhood. Judith is an empty nester questioning her marriage and the supporting role she chose. Erin’s high school sweetheart and fiancé develops a bad case of cold feet, and Sara’s husband takes a job out of town saddling Sara with a difficult mother-in-law who believes her son could have done better – not exactly the roommate most women dream of. With the help of books, laughter, and the joy of ever evolving friendships, Jazmine, Judith, Erin and Sara find the courage to navigate new and surprising chapters of their lives as they seek their own versions of happily-ever-after.
Established in 1911, The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and is circulated worldwide. Each issue contains feature articles, columns, and departments about, or of interest to, Rotarians. Seventeen Nobel Prize winners and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners – from Mahatma Ghandi to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – have written for the magazine.
Where do your favorite Wuzzleburg friends go to play and have fun? The Wubb Club! Join Wubbzy, Walden, and WIdget as they welcome their new friend Daizy to the ultimate clubhouse. In the Wubb Club, you can be on a farm, under the sea, or even in outer space!
Want to become a successful pickup artist? Now you can! How to Meet and Pick Up Women is the book you've been looking for. It's the book for the guy who's tired of chasing down the same tired information on the subject and just wants to get it done. It's for the guy who wants to get his game on, but doesn't seem to know how to start. It's for the guy who is done wasting time with plans and programs that don't work. It's for the guy who wants to become a pickup artist in his own right and simply wants to know how. Covering topics as how to meet and talk to women, sex, mingling and how to develop better social skills, How to Meet and Pick Up Women is the most comprehensive guide on the market. This book is about what a pickup artist is, how he operates and how to become one. It is simple, effective and to the point and written from a FYI and/or a DIY perspective. If you've ever wondered if this is the life for you-or you just want to improve your existing game-this is the book that will help you get the job done. So, whether you are one of those guys who wants to get his game on and become a pickup artist or just a guy who wants to learn how to meet and talk to women, How to Meet and Pick Up Women is the book for you.
1970, Irish team competes in Jersey Channel Islands. Left to right: Harry Evans, Dave Kenny, Hugh OBrien Moran, David Govan, Roger Steadman, Eamon Matthews, Bo Vance, Kevin Cavey, Alan Duke. This nostalgic story takes one back to the beginning of surfing in Ireland, which was hammered into reality by one ambitious youth attempting to live the dream. He was entranced by the Hawaiian Islands and sunny California and thus yearned to make Ireland in that image. This meant expanding the sport and putting Ireland on the world map of surfing nations, and thats just what happened. Much of this was inspired by his reading an article in the 1962 edition of Readers Digest. The story depicted surfers in Oahu on head-high waves, just like the waves in Ireland, he thought! As he went, he gathered supporters and soon formed Irelands first surf club. In March 1966, they mounted an exhibit stand in at the Irish Boat Show. At this show valuable contacts were made that were to become lifelong. His club went on a series of surfaris around the coast and introduced the sport in such places as Strandhill, Rossnowlagh, and Tramore. He then competed in the 1966 World Surfing Championships in San Diego and, with his colleagues, staged the first Irish Surfing Championships in Tramore, County Waterford, in September of 1967. The story tells of the people who responded to the clarion call and just how proficient these surfers were to become. It also relates comical yarns, told by the people they met on their way, and also the encounters that early surfers experienced as they attempted to make fiberglass boardsand then try them in the heaving ocean. The book concludes with a look at the 2006 Silver Surfari celebrating the fifty years of the sport. Old timers returned for the event held in Lahinch, County Clare, and Rossnowlagh, County Donegal. All this was done because it was felt that before the passage of time dimmed memories of old, it was good to rally those icons to whom so much is owed.