Chasing Dream

Author: Dandi Daley Mackall

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414369778

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 5786

Even though she has spent the week doing selfish things, nine-year-old Ellie asks God for help when her beloved horse becomes sick.

Chasing the Dream

Life in the American Hockey League

Author: Starkey, Ted

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1770909141

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 9460

Go on the road with the best hockey players not in the NHL What is life really like in North American hockeyÍs top minor league? As told by dozens of the players, coaches, broadcasters, personnel, and owners who work a grinding schedule every winter, Chasing the Dream goes behind the scenes with seven AHL teams. Find out how playersÍ dreams of lacing up their skates in the NHL motivate them through long bus rides and games where theyÍre constantly gunning for a precious spot in the majors. From young prospects to veterans whose own hopes have faded, hear from AHL players on why todayÍs minor league is no longer like Slap Shot, what playing three games in under 48 hours can do to a player, and why fighting „ once a staple of the minors „ is on the decline. Learn about the game from coaches, alumni, and broadcasters, as well as AHL president Dave Andrews, who reveals how the AHL is becoming an even more important tool for NHL teams in the salary-cap era. Load your gear on the bus and take a tour around the many venues, personalities, pranks, and memories of the once-small AHL „æan organization that now crosses the continent and is big business for players and owners.

To Chase a Dream

A Soccer Championship, an Unlikely Hero and a Journey that Redefined Winning

Author: Paul "Whitey" Kapsalis,Ted Gregory

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 1782550194

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

View: 6238

Winners of 8 national championships, Indiana University is to men’s college soccer what University of North Carolina is to college basketball or University of Notre Dame is to college football. To Chase a Dream is the true story of one kid’s near-impossible desire to play soccer at that national powerhouse, a kid who was told time after time that he simply wasn’t good enough and never would be. What all the doubters failed to consider was that inside the body of an under-sized, humble Paul Kapsalis was the heart of a lion. This is his journey, a story that affirms that perseverance, optimism, hard work, a willingness to learn, and kindness can lead to remarkable achievements and transform a kid who just wanted to play soccer into a leader of men. It took him 5 years, fighting through rejection and a career-threatening injury, but Paul got where he never expected to go. Here’s a chance to see how he did it.

Chasing a Dream

Author: Carla Coulson

Publisher: Penguin Global

ISBN: 9781921382307

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 7386

Eleven years ago, Sydney girl-about-town Carla Coulson swapped a corporate job and a cushy life for an old camera, an uncertain future and a way of living that would ignite her soul. She recorded the first part of her journey - her new life in Florence and, later, Paris - in the best-selling books Italian Joy and Paris Tango Early in her new career as a photographer, Carla was advised to 'shoot from the heart'. In this wonderfully diverse collection of photographs, taken in Italy, France, Greece, India and her native Australia, Carla does just that, lovingly recording the people and places she has encountered along the way. Her joie de vivre radiates from every photograph, be it of a weather-beaten Greek fisherman or a Moulin Rouge dancer wearing nothing but a well-placed tie, the sumptuous interior of a Venetian salon or children frolicking on a Sydney beach. Carla moves effortlessly from highly stylised fashion shoots in the grand hotels and palazzo of Europe to real-life shots of factory workers in India. In this highly evocative collection of photographs, Carla records her personal quest to enrich her life. Chasing a Dream will inspire you to seize the day and follow your heart.

Chasing Dreams

Author: Ernie Tolin

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449083803

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

View: 2829

Ernie Tolin had wanted to go to the US Naval Academy. He would not be able to realize that dream. He would pursue a second dream of working with aircraft and being able to work on the National Forest. He gave up a full time job to pursue this dream and would spend the majority or his life working for the US Forest Service. His first assignment was the "Air Attack Unit" at Chino airport. He would be reassigned to an aerial reseeding project on the San Dimas Experimental Forest. He would continue working on research projects and would receive a permanent appointment and work for the "Fuel Break Project." Ernie would eventually get transferred to the new Forest Fire Laboratory in Riverside California. Helicopter projects, fire fighting, re vegetation and vegetation survey work would keep Ernie busy for a couple of years. Working at the Fire Lab would require analysis of large volumes of data. The only way to do the analysis was to use hand calculators or learn how to use mainframe computers. Ernie became a computer programmer and began writing programs to analyze not only field data but use the technology to dispatch fire equipment and make maps of fuel types for fire simulations. Ernie would be reassigned to Washington DC to work on automated mapping systems. Soon, he would be heading up a technical group of computer specialist. He would help develop specifications for major computer purchases. By the late 1970's Ernie would head up a group of specialist to analyze data for the Roadless Area Review (RARE II). Ernie would be named as the Director of Computer Science in the California Pacific Island Region and he would move to the San Francisco Bay area. Ernie continued working as the Director of Computer Science & Telecommunications Staff until his retirement.

Chasing a Dream

A Horseman's Memoir

Author: Grant Golliher

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546589051


Page: 176

View: 5408

Struggling to make sense of a world wrought with the chaos of a mentally ill mother and emotionally absent father, Grant Golliher turns to mules and horses for companionship. This is a gravitation that will shape the course of his life to the core of his very being. Grant leaves home at a young age to pursue the life of a cowboy. He works his way around the West finding work where he can get it, but always with the horses he loves. From Wyoming pack strings to ranch hand in Nevada and polo horse trainer in California, his life is full of mishaps and adventure. Grant's life follows the path the horses take him. As he learns to develop his training techniques for teaching troubled horses he discovers that they are teaching him in return.

Dream Chasing

Dream, Hope, Betrayal, Grit, Sacrifice, Triumph

Author: S.B. Misra

Publisher: Roli Books Private Limited

ISBN: 9351940098

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 199

View: 9199

In Deora, a remote village near Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, Shiva Balak walked 24 kilometres to and back from his school each day, only to be left wondering why there were no schools in his own village. A brilliant student, he struggled through extreme hardships, and achieved laurels by winning a scholarship to fund his post-graduate degree in geology in Canada. 'This book chronicles the journey of an extraordinary Indian who has the courage to be ordinary. I went to his village and came away humbled. Dr Misra turned his back on what the affluent West had to offer him, and returned to his country to serve the people of rural India. His is an underdog story of a young scientist from an Indian village whose credit as a discoverer was snatched by his Western colleagues . who had to honour him decades later. This book is a must read for every Indian.' - Mahesh Bhatt, Filmmaker S.B. Misra became a star in the scientific community when he discovered 565-million-year-old fossils that were the oldest records of multicellular life on earth. However, he pondered over the long walk to school each day, which thousands of children were still making in his rural backyard. Abandoning a promising world of fame and recognition, he returned to India to realize his dream - a dream of education for young children in his village. This is an inspiring story of an ordinary Indian in rural India, where class barriers and gender discrimination still exist. This is a story of courage, determination, faith and the will to dream big and fulfill those dreams in the face of adversity.

Power Forward

Author: Hena Khan

Publisher: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1534411992

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 6057

From the critically acclaimed author of Amina’s Voice comes the first book in an exciting new middle grade series about a fourth-grader with big dreams of basketball stardom. Fourth grader Zayd Saleem has some serious hoop dreams. He’s not just going to be a professional basketball player. He’s going to be a star. A legend. The first Pakistani-American kid to make it to the NBA. He knows this deep in his soul. It’s his destiny. There are only a few small things in his way. For starters, Zayd’s only on the D-team. (D stands for developmental, but to Zayd it’s always felt like a bad grade or something.) Not to mention, he’s a bit on the scrawny side, even for the fourth grade team. But his best friend Adam is on the Gold Team, and it’s Zayd’s dream for the two of them to play together. His mom and dad don’t get it. They want him to practice his violin way more than his jump shot. When he gets caught blowing off his violin lessons to practice, Zayd’s parents lay down the ultimate punishment: he has to hang up his high tops and isn’t allowed to play basketball anymore. As tryouts for the Gold Team approach, Zayd has to find the courage to stand up for himself and chase his dream.

Chasing the Dream

Author: Ben M. Baglio

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439319515

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 4260

Jody's dolphin research finds her in the beautiful Caribbean, where she witnesses the horrible conditions that some dolphins are living in for the sake of tourists.

Chasing a Dream Where the Sunflowers Grow

Author: Deborah Ann Norsworthy

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449716936

Category: Religion

Page: 72

View: 3739

After James and Deborah Norsworthy had their ninth child, God led them to adopt Lera, who has Down syndrome like their youngest child, Hannah. Hannah had some complications at birth requiring six surgeries to save her life, and Lera was an orphan in Ukraine who the Norsworthys believed needed to be in their family, not in an institution. Chasing a Dream where the Sunflowers Grow is about survival and the rescue to save both girls and the way God speaks to us and gives us the desires of our hearts. With God, all things are possible!

Chasing the Dream

Author: Ryk Neethling,Clinton Van der Berg

Publisher: Struik Pub

ISBN: 9781770220300

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 233

View: 1698

An uplifting story of a sportsman who has become an iconic South African figure, Ryk writes candidly about his life and gives inspirational advice on how to achieve success

Chasing the American Dream

Understanding What Shapes Our Fortunes

Author: Mark Robert Rank PhD,Thomas A. Hirschl PhD,Kirk A. Foster PhD

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199703302

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 7174

The United States has been epitomized as a land of opportunity, where hard work and skill can bring personal success and economic well-being. The American Dream has captured the imagination of people from all walks of life, and to many, it represents the heart and soul of the country. But there is another, darker side to the bargain that America strikes with its people -- it is the price we pay for our individual pursuit of the American Dream. That price can be found in the economic hardship present in the lives of millions of Americans. In Chasing the American Dream, leading social scientists Mark Robert Rank, Thomas A. Hirschl, and Kirk A. Foster provide a new and innovative look into a curious dynamic -- the tension between the promise of economic opportunities and rewards and the amount of turmoil that Americans encounter in their quest for those rewards. The authors explore questions such as: -What percentage of Americans achieve affluence, and how much income mobility do we actually have? -Are most Americans able to own a home, and at what age? -How is it that nearly 80 percent of us will experience significant economic insecurity at some point between ages 25 and 60? -How can access to the American Dream be increased? Combining personal interviews with dozens of Americans and a longitudinal study covering 40 years of income data, the authors tell the story of the American Dream and reveal a number of surprises. The risk of economic vulnerability has increased substantially over the past four decades, and the American Dream is becoming harder to reach and harder to keep. Yet for most Americans, the Dream lies not in wealth, but in economic security, pursuing one's passions, and looking toward the future. Chasing the American Dream provides us with a new understanding into the dynamics that shape our fortunes and a deeper insight into the importance of the American Dream for the future of the country.

Chasing the Gender Dream

Author: Jennifer Merrill Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781593301484

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 149

View: 4317

Did you know that a baby can be preselected for gender, that you can now virtually pick "pink" or "blue"? This book tells you how. Chasing the Gender Dream is a detailed guide to gender selection of a child-from the prospective of someone who researched all the methods for conceiving a daughter, who tried a few and who ultimately succeeded. It also relates others' experiences with sex selection and provides the latest news about available laboratory technologies for "family balancing." If you're interested in knowing what home methods increase your chances of conceiving a boy or girl, what is being done in high-tech gender determination and what it's like to undergo fertility treatments for sex selection-Chasing the Gender Dream has all the answers.

Chasing Dreams

Living My Life One Yard at a Time

Author: Jim Bruton,Jerry Kill

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633196054

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 4855

When University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill stepped down due to health concerns in October 2015, he said, "I can't do what I love doing anymore." What Kill loved doing, and did remarkably well, was turn around college football programs. In this book Coach Kill shares for the first time his inspirational, thought-provoking, and heartwarming story, from his early years playing for and working under Dennis Franchione to guiding the Gophers to a New Year's Day bowl game and being named Big Ten Coach of the Year. Kill describes his dedication to his players, how he drove them, and made them into disciplined and inspired football players. Readers will also learn about Kill's work to bring awareness to cancer and epilepsy.

Chasing Dreams

A College Student's Pursuit of Destiny

Author: Matthew Chance

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449731724

Category: Religion

Page: 140

View: 501

Our journey through life is like traveling by train. We live life station-to-station, trying to pick the right train to board. While traveling the railways of life, Matthew Chance learned to navigate his way through some gracious guidance and some bad mistakes. Once a devout, humble, discerning youth, he turned to all forms of prodigality in teenage rebellion. As he awakened to his senses, he was about to graduate high school. By the grace of God and a family whose hope for him never faded, he now attends Baylor University. These revelations have released him to see Philippians 4:13 become a reality: we can truly do all things through Christ who gives us strength. His life has been radically transformed by the concepts he learned through the revelations in this book.

Chasing Dreams

Author: Larry Stewart

Publisher: Trafford on Demand Pub

ISBN: 1426958021

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 4833

Clint McBride wanted to have it all--a beautiful wife, a great career, success, wealth--all before age 30, but it was not to be. Everything came crashing down on him, including his beautiful home that he burned to the ground. Doors opened for Clint everywhere he went, as his best friend's father took the young architect into his construction business. Deal followed deal, success followed success, and soon Clint and his wife, Dusty, seemed to have it all. But it was too much too soon for the young couple--especially for Clint, whose greed for more wealth, more power, and more success dominated his life. Clint and Dusty had it all and then lost it. Terrible things happened to the two of them as Clint's dreams became obsessions and overpowered their lives in Woodside, California. When greed and betrayal took over, Clint left for Europe. In a drunken stupor on the airplane to Madrid, he met Father Bernardo, who eventually brought renewed direction and meaning to Clint's life and helped turn failure into new success. What lay ahead meant new places, new people, a new life, and new dreams to chase--dreams that Clint never could have imagined before.

Matt Damon

Chasing a Dream

Author: Mark Bego

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Pub

ISBN: 9780836271317

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 96

View: 7747

Presents the life and career of the actor and screenwriter who shared the best screenplay Oscar for "Good Will Hunting" with his friend and partner, Ben Affleck

Chasing Dreams in Lefkas

Author: Diane Griffith

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1606930478

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 6473

This inspiring and true adventure story is about the author and her husband s journey to find beauty and meaning on the little known Island of Lefkas. The realistic descriptions of the people and places in the evocatively Greek environment take you right there with them, sharing in this heart-warming venture. The text moves along at a comfortable pace, and the prose is vivid and full of memorable images that contrast the Island s beauty with their traveling hardships. Follow them on their journey and find out if they found the secret of true happiness, or were they merely chasing dreams? Note from the author: I wrote this book because I wanted to share some unforgettable experiences with other dreamers who might not have had the opportunity to 'opt out of the rat race' the way my husband, Tony and I did in 1991. It was a way out of a depressing situation when Tony was made redundant shortly before his 50th birthday. When you have reached rock bottom there is nowhere else to go, but up. When you lose all material things sometimes if you are determined you can overcome all difficulties, but you have to have a dream and follow it. Then you can gain so much more. Because we live in a pre-planned society rare opportunities are often missed. It is only when we look back we wonder why we never saw them at the time. Why did we hesitate? Why did we lose our dreams? Maybe in the great scheme of things there is a reason for everything. Maybe the drastic change in our circumstances was an opportunity for us to find our dream and have the adventure of a lifetime... This is what I want to share in the hope that it will help people in today's economic crisis to take on a challenge, to find a dream and do something that they might never have done. Then they can look back and say, "I'm glad we had that recession."