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Clapping with One Hand

Poems Inspired by Zen, Mozart, and my Experience of India Over two thousand years ago, music and poetry were closely allied, if not considered to be one, the poet and musician both being inspired by the same muse. Musician, activist and author George Wolfe evokes the spirit of this ancient view in this collection of poems born from his study of Indian Classical Music, Mozart, and the philosophy of Zen. This volume expresses a synthesis of thought by someone who’s life experience stretches across the landscape of a life-long contemplative journey.

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A Story of True Tenacity: A Commemorative History of Sutton-Garten Company

The history of Sutton-Garten Company began in December 1918 when William Raymond Garten and Charles R. Sutton arranged for a line of credit and began operations as the Service Welding Apparatus and Supply Company at 425 N. Capitol Avenue in Indianapolis. Eventually, the Garten family bought Sutton’s shares but continued under the same name. This history describes how, over a one-hundred-year span, a small family-owned business weathered the storms of world wars; the Great Depression; increasing regulation, complexity, and competition; and many other challenges. It tells how Sutton-Garten accomplished this feat—that is, through the vision of its early leaders; through...

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Fear of a Black Republican: The Story of José Evans

José Evans is a graduate of Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, and he earned a B.A. in Political Science and English from the University of Indianapolis and an M.B.A. from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana. Evans is an internationally known education reformer and founder of the Black & Latino Policy Institute. He has more than 20 years of experience in politics and government and is author of The Emperor Penguin and Fear of a Black Republican.

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Lunch with the Partners

“Lunch” is all Rabb would say as he walked by my office.  The partners were going to lunch and I was invited.  For a young lawyer, lunch with the partners was an anticipated part of the day. For the four-man Vincennes law firm of Emison Emison & Doolittle, “lunch” was one hour, more or less, most days of the week, where interesting persons discussed a multitude of topics.  Though all four lawyers usually attended, it was not a requirement.  In fact, to me, it was a privilege that came with being a member of the firm.

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Grandma A to Z

An inspirational life, illustrated one letter at a time Dr. Mercy Obeime is a board certified family medicine physician with added qualifications in Bariatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She graduated from the University of Benin in Nigeria and completed family medicine residency at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. She is the Director of Community and Global Health at Franciscan Health. She is the Director of Medical Training at the Marion County Public Health Department, where she oversees the training of students and residents in community and global health. She is a consultant at the Vitas Hospice...

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No More Mumbo Jumbo

Bridging the Communication Gap Between Educators and Families Let’s face it: educators speak a language all their own filled with complicated words, terms and acronyms. They call it “Educationese” but to parents and caregivers, it’s just Mumbo Jumbo. This book uses the principles of broadcast journalism to help educators recognize and translate Mumbo Jumbo into clear, concise, effective communications. It’s designed to help them form rich relationships with parents and caregivers. Readers will learn how to use the right words, tone and body language to engage families. No More Mumbo Jumbo is not a typical education book. It is short,...

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Pepper the Parrotfish

Pepper The Parrotfish is the first in the Great Animal Trait children’s book series. Each adventure filled story features a lovable character who reveals a unique animal fact. Our stories educate while encouraging children to share what makes them special in our world. What does the parrotfish have to do with our white sandy beaches? Ride the waves with Pepper on a fun filled day of underwater adventure and learn what makes the miraculous parrotfish a special part of our planet. Discovering Pepper’s Great Animal Trait might surprise you! Part of the proceeds from the sale of this book will...

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Tales from the East

In the history of Lithuanian literature Vincas Krėvė occupies a most prominent place, acknowledged by literary specialists in the West as well as in the East. He was one of the initiators of modern Lithuanian literature. In addition to Krėvė's preoccupation with Lithuanian historical and legendary past, he explored with inquiring interest and probing psychological insight the rustic life of his own region of Dzūkija, as it had existed at the turn of the century, and city and village life of independent Lithuania. The third aspect of Krėvė's creative activities extends far beyond his native material and milieu. Since he...

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Ice Cream Cones as Casualties

On June 30, 1969, the Purdue University Creamery closed. After the doors were locked and production of quality dairy products on the Purdue campus ceased, only memories lived on, and many of those memories are the basis for this book. Ice Cream Cones as Casualties is a documented historical review of people, buildings, events, and products that made the Purdue Dairy Department one of the country’s leading research, extension, and educational institutions for dairy manufacturing. Also included are personal stories of nostalgia as told by former students, faculty, and people of the West Lafayette community. Some of the world’s greatest...

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