Chasing the Dream

Life in the American Hockey League

Author: Starkey, Ted

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1770909141

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 4415

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.

Chasing Dream

Author: Dandi Daley Mackall

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414369778

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 4881

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 a Dream

A Horseman's Memoir

Author: Grant Golliher

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546589051

Category:

Page: 176

View: 4392

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.

Chasing a Dream

Author: Carla Coulson

Publisher: Penguin Global

ISBN: 9781921382307

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 7500

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 the Dream

Author: Ben M. Baglio,Judith Lawton

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439319515

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 8268

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.

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: 3574

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 the Gender Dream

Author: Jennifer Merrill Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781593301484

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 149

View: 5348

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 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: 4851

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 Dreams

Author: Ernie Tolin

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449083803

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

View: 6854

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.

Power Forward

Author: Hena Khan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 153441200X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 5733

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.

Singlewide

Chasing the American Dream in a Rural Trailer Park

Author: Sonya Salamon,Katherine MacTavish

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501712322

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

View: 7237

In Singlewide, Sonya Salamon and Katherine MacTavish explore the role of the trailer park as a source of affordable housing. America’s trailer parks, most in rural places, shelter an estimated 12 million people, and the authors show how these parks serve as a private solution to a pressing public need. Singlewide considers the circumstances of families with school-age children in trailer parks serving whites in Illinois, Hispanics in New Mexico, and African Americans in North Carolina. By looking carefully at the daily lives of families who live side by side in rows of manufactured homes, Salamon and MacTavish draw conclusions about the importance of housing, community, and location in the families’ dreams of opportunities and success as signified by eventually owning land and a conventional home. Working-poor rural families who engage with what Salamon and MacTavish call the "mobile home industrial complex" may become caught in an expensive trap starting with their purchase of a mobile home. A family that must site its trailer in a land-lease trailer park struggles to realize any of the anticipated benefits of homeownership. Seeking to break down stereotypes, Salamon and MacTavish reveal the important place that trailer parks hold within the United States national experience. In so doing, they attempt to integrate and normalize a way of life that many see as outside the mainstream, suggesting that families who live in trailer parks, rather than being "trailer trash," culturally resemble the parks’ neighbors who live in conventional homes.

Chasing the Dream

A Mid-life Quest for Fame and Fortune on the Pro Golf Circuit

Author: Harry Hurt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 279

View: 1244

The successful author and journalist describes how, at the age of forty-three, a mid-life crisis sent him on a quest to rediscover a dream that he had given up more than twenty years earlier, to reenter the world of competitive golf and make the PGA tour. 40,000 first printing.

Chasing Down a Dream

A Blessings Novel

Author: Beverly Jenkins

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062412663

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8434

NAACP nominee and USA Today bestselling author Beverly Jenkins continues her beloved Blessings series with a heartwarming novel about what really makes a family. There’s never a dull day in Henry Adams, Kansas. Tamar July has never had a great relationship with certain members of her family. In fact, she’d characterize it as a “hate/hate relationship.” But when her cousin calls her with the news that she’s dying and wants Tamar to plan the funeral, she’s shocked but is willing to drop everything for her. After a horrendous storm, Gemma finds a young boy and his little sister walking on the side of the road. She takes them in, and quickly falls in love with the orphaned siblings. But when Gemma contacts Social Services to try to become their foster mother, she’s told a white woman cannot foster African-American children. In the midst of these trials, Jack and Rocky are trying to plan their wedding. The entire town comes together to lend a helping hand. Though the residents of Henry Adams face seemingly insurmountable obstacles, each of them will discover that family comes in many forms, especially during the most trying of times.

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: 4686

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.

On Point

Author: Hena Khan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1534412034

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 8201

From the critically acclaimed author of Amina’s Voice comes the second book in an exciting new middle grade series about a scrawny fourth-grader with big dreams of basketball stardom. Now that Zayd has made the Gold Team, he’s hustling hard and loving every minute of the season. But when team starts to struggle, Zayd can’t help wondering if it has something to do with him. Even worse, his best friend Adam suddenly starts acting like he doesn’t care about basketball anymore, even though they are finally teammates. He stops playing basketball with Zayd at recess and starts hanging out with other kids. Then, Adam up and quits the Gold Team to play football instead. While his uncle’s wedding preparations turn life into a circus at home, Zayd is left on his own to figure things out. He has to decide how to still be friends with Adam and step up to fill the empty shoes he left on the court. Does Zayd have what it takes to be on point and lead his team back to victory?

Amina's Voice

Author: Hena Khan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481492063

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 2121

"A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family's vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community"--

Chasing the Chinese Dream

Stories from Modern China

Author: Nick Holdstock

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1786722208

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 5343

China is undergoing the biggest and fastest societal and economic change in human history. Driving this dizzying transformation is the idea of the ‘Chinese Dream’, the promise that in the new China, anyone can make it. Journalist and writer Nick Holdstock has travelled the length of this huge country in order to find out the reality behind this rhetoric – from the factory-owner, to the noodle seller, from the karaoke maids to the hoteliers, and from the deserted, ageing countryside to the young and overcrowded cities. Chasing the Chinese Dream follows a cast of extraordinary characters: we meet the people getting rich; running factories and buying luxury cars and Louis Vuitton bags. But we also meet those left behind, trapped by a system which forces long hours and no prospects upon them. A spell-binding and magical narrative, this book looks to tell the story of modern China through the people who are living it.

Chasing the Scream

The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs

Author: Johann Hari

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1620408929

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 8178

The New York Times Bestseller The Book Behind the Viral TED Talk For the first time, the startling full story of the disastrous war on drugs--propelled by moving human stories, revolutionary insight into addiction, and fearless international reporting. What if everything you think you know about addiction is wrong? One of Johann Hari's earliest memories is of trying to wake up one of his relatives and not be able to. As he grew older, he realized he had addiction in his family. Confused, unable to know what to do, he set out on a three-year, 30,000-mile journey to discover what really causes addiction--and what really solves it. He uncovered a range of remarkable human stories--of how the war on drugs began with Billie Holiday, the great jazz singer, being stalked and killed by a racist policeman; of the scientist who discovered the surprising key to addiction; and of the countries that ended their war on drugs--with extraordinary results. His discoveries led him to give a TED talk and animation which have now been viewed more than 25 million times. This is the story of a life-changing journey that showed the world the opposite of addiction is connection.