Gone to Pot

Author: Jennifer Craig
Publisher: Second Story Press
ISBN: 1772600350
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
View: 1789
After losing her job and learning she might also lose her house because of a bad investment, Jess, a fiercely independent and hilariously wry BC grandma, resorts to growing pot in her basement to make ends meet. She then has to juggle her public life as a grandmother and member of the town’s senior women’s group – The Company of Crones – with her secret life as a pot grower. The unusual characters she meets along the way include Swan, the enigmatic young woman who introduces her to the grower’s world, and Marcus, the socially awkward “gardener” who shows her the tricks of the trade. Both of her new young friends are more than they appear, and Jess’ adventures in pot growing break down barriers in both her old and new circles. The delightful outcome of an almost legitimate business leaves Jess and her associates flushed with success.

Going to Pot

A Novel
Author: Jill Laurimore
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466889179
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 6500
In deepest, rural England, Fliss and Ivor Harley-Wright are dead broke and at their wits ends in ancient, collapsing Little Waitling Hall. The Hall is not even theirs -- hence they are at the beck and call of both Ivor's terrifying, exasperating mother, Titty, and the bank. Their one drop of hope lies in the sale of the family's sole resource -- The Harley-Wright Collection of Commemorative Drinking Vessels. Their potential savior comes in the dubious form of a youngish Tom Klaus, lawyer to an asset-stripper, billionaire American. In short, an unlikely customer. He is sent to scout out the goods with what he thinks is a very firm grasp of English culture. Instead he finds mud and Titty. Can the Harley-Wrights persuade Tom to love sodden Suffolk and pull them from their financial mire?

How Mendocino County Went to Pot

Memories of Life in Mendocino Redwood Country in the Last Half of the 1900S
Author: Dennis Tavares
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 9781426989223
Category: Nature
Page: 352
View: 7619
The story is a lively and anecdotal factual account and a cautionary tale of the local and national events that shaped the destiny of late 1900's forest product and fishing industries in Mendocino County and the world we live in. Thus it is a must read for anyone who longs for development of sustainable communities, who would avoid the mistakes of the past, and who would be a partner in the ultimate triumph of conservation.

Gone to Pot

Author: Karl Manke
Publisher: Alexander Books
ISBN: 9781570902840
Category: Fiction
Page: 306
View: 1598
s this story for you? This story is a daring view into the underbelly of the sixties and seventies. For all of you who survived these tumultuous times, this account will serve as a recollection. This story is also for all of you who weren't there and may wonder if you could have survived. In either case, this story is a revealing adventure. The characters in this story come alive in telling ways-their altruistic ideals, their efforts, their misguided expectations, their successes and failures are distinctive in crazy ways and hit a nerve in all of us. To say this period of American culture is anything less than pivotal is an understatement. The effects this era's fallout has had on values, morality, and politics have become no less than worldwide.

Nonfiction Reading Comprehension

Social Studies
Author: Ruth Foster
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources
ISBN: 1420680242
Category: Education
Page: 144
View: 6625

Early American Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases

Author: Bartlett Jere Whiting
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674219816
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 555
View: 1284
Mr. Whiting has combed all the obvious sources and hundreds of out-of-the-way publications of local journals and historical societies. This body of material, "because it covers territory that has not been extracted and compiled in a scholarly way before, can justly be said to be the most valuable of all those that Whiting has brought together," according to Albert B. Friedman. "What makes the work important is Whiting's authority: a proverb or proverbial phrase is what BJW thinks is a proverb or proverbial phrase. There is no objective operative definition of any value, no divining rod; his tact, 'feel,' experience, determine what's the real thing and what is spurious."

Genes and the Motivation to Use Substances

Author: Scott F. Stoltenberg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1493906534
Category: Psychology
Page: 144
View: 4228
Human beings have been using intoxicating substances for millennia. But while most people have used psychoactive substances without becoming dependent on them, a significant minority develop substance use disorders. The question remains: why does addiction occur in some and not others? The 61st installment of the Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, Genes and the Motivation to Use Substances probes the complex role of genetics in substance use and abuse across diverse methodologies, research organisms, levels of analysis and disciplines. Its combined lifespan/motivation approach to individual differences sheds necessary light on genetic vs. environmental factors in vulnerability, addiction risk, the relationship between behavioral disinhibition and substance use and the motivation to quit. While alcohol use/abuse is the focus of much of the book, its chapters provide scientific and clinical insights into substance abuse in general as well as implications for treatment. And an intriguing conclusion discusses the need to bridge the gap between genetics and neuroscience and the best scientific conditions in which this integration may thrive. Included in the coverage: • Rodent models of genetic contributions to the motivation to use alcohol. • The adolescent origins of substance abuse disorders • The developmental matrix of addictive behavior • The genetics of cannabis involvement • The DNA methylation signature of smoking • Genomics of impulsivity: integrating genetics and neuroscience. Reflecting the current state of knowledge in a field with groundbreaking potential, Genes and the Motivation to Use Substances is a fascinating resource for psychologists, psychiatrists, geneticists, neuroscientists, social workers, policymakers and researchers in addiction.

Talk About America, 1951–1968

Author: Alistair Cooke
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497697697
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 268
View: 4526
“There is never going to be anyone else like Cooke, a chronicler of amazing times.” —The Daily Telegraph As the voice of the BBC’s Letter from America for close to six decades, Alistair Cooke addressed several millions of listeners on five continents. They tuned in every Friday evening or Sunday morning to listen to his erudite and entertaining reports on life in the United States. According to Lord Hill of Luton, chairman of the BBC, Cooke had “a virtuosity approaching genius in talking about America in human terms.” This second collection of Cooke’s personally selected letters covers tumultuous events in American history such as the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement. His analysis of the origins of the conflict in Vietnam is clear eyed and compelling, and in three thoughtful and incisive essays—on Brown v. Board of Education, the struggle to integrate the Deep South, and the riots in Watts—Cooke identifies the changing racial attitudes that defined the era. He reflects on the rise of drug use among college students and offers a paean to the beauty of Golden Gate Park. With characteristically incisive portraits of political and cultural figures such as John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Robert Frost, H. L. Mencken, Charles Lindbergh, and John Glenn, Talk About America: 1951–1968 is rich with humor, compassion, and commitment. In this superb overview of an astonishing era in America’s twentieth century, Alistair Cooke is at the top of his game.

American Rambler

48 Original, Hilarious, Laugh-Out-Loud Newspaper Columns
Author: David Latham
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595427456
Category: Humor
Page: 132
View: 6152
You'll laugh out loud when you read American Rambler! AWARD-WINNING HUMOR WRITER DAVID F. LATHAM is editor of The Montanian, a weekly newspaper in Libby, Montana, and author of over 170 humor columns, short stories and news parodies. Readers say his American Rambler column is "funnier than Dave Barry" and "a cross between Patrick McManus and George Carlin." His first two books of short stories, The Storyteller's Guide to Leona, Montana, and A as in Leona, Montana, are available at www.iuniverse.com.

English Etymology

Or, a Derivative Dictionary of the English Language
Author: George William Lemon
Publisher: N.A
Category: English language
Page: 693
View: 6495

Why Do Linguistics?

Reflective Linguistics and the Study of Language
Author: Fiona English,Tim Marr
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441123091
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 256
View: 2008
What do we need to know about language and why do we need to know it? This book shows how viewing the world through a linguistics lens can help us to understand how we communicate with each other and why we do it in the ways we do. Above all this book is about noticing. It is about encouraging readers to pay attention to the language that surrounds them. The book addresses fundamental linguistic questions such as: Where do people's beliefs about language come from? Who decides what language we should speak? How do we choose the best way to express what we mean? It introduces a set of practical tools for language analysis and, using examples of authentic communicative activity including overheard conversations, Facebook posts and public announcements, shows how this kind of analysis works and what it can tell us about social interaction. Exploring language and language use from a social, intercultural and multilingual perspective, the authors demonstrate the relevance of linguistics in understanding day-to-day interaction. This book will help readers not only to become informed, active observers of language for its own sake, but also to be able to take on and challenge some of the misconceptions, assumptions and prejudices that so often underlie public discussion of language issues.

To be Indian

The Life of Iroquois-Seneca Arthur Caswell Parker
Author: Joy Porter
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806133171
Category: Social Science
Page: 309
View: 5356
Born on the Seneca Indian Reservation in New York State, Arthur Caswell Parker (1881-1955) was a prominent intellectual leader both within and outside tribal circles. Of mixed Iroquois, Seneca, and Anglican descent, Parker was also a controversial figure-recognized as an advocate for Indians but criticized for his assimilationist stance. In this exhaustively researched biography-the first book-length examination of Parker’s life and career-Joy Porter explores complex issues of Indian identity that are as relevant today as in Parker’s time. From childhood on, Parker learned from his well-connected family how to straddle both Indian and white worlds. His great-uncle, Ely S. Parker, was Commissioner of Indian Affairs under Ulysses S. Grant--the first American Indian to hold the position. Influenced by family role models and a strong formal education, Parker, who became director of the Rochester Museum, was best known for his work as a "museologist" (a word he coined). Porter shows that although Parker achieved success within the dominant Euro-American culture, he was never entirely at ease with his role as assimilated Indian and voiced frustration at having "to play Indian to be Indian." In expressing this frustration, Parker articulated a challenging predicament for twentieth-century Indians: the need to negotiate imposed stereotypes, to find ways to transcend those stereotypes, and to assert an identity rooted in the present rather than in the past.

Trying Leviathan

The Nineteenth-Century New York Court Case That Put the Whale on Trial and Challenged the Order of Nature
Author: D. Graham Burnett
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691146157
Category: History
Page: 266
View: 2126
Recounts the 1818 trial Maurice v. Judd in which the new science of taxonomy was pitted against a dispute over the regulation of whale oil and the then-popular view that the whale was a fish.

Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of Commom Phrases, Allusions, and Words that Have a Tale to Tell
Author: Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
Publisher: N.A
Category: Allusions
Page: 1061
View: 5964

Ein Papagei in Brooklyn

Author: David Duchovny
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641190304
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 6407
Marty Fullilove und sein Sohn Ted sind beide auf ihre ganz eigene Art im Leben gescheitert. Der Vater als zynischer Lebemann, der an nichts ein gutes Haar lassen kann. Der Sohn als Möchtegern-Schriftsteller, der als Erdnussverkäufer im Stadion arbeitet. Beide haben seit Jahren kein Wort miteinander gewechselt. Da braucht es schon einen unheilbaren Lungenkrebs, damit Ted seinem Vater einen Besuch abstattet. Zunächst wird er mit den üblichen Vorwürfen und Beschimpfungen begrüßt. Doch nach und nach finden die beiden zueinander – über Baseball, die Suche nach der wahren Liebe und die Freuden des Cannabiskonsums.

Diary of an Eco-Outlaw

An Unreasonable Woman Breaks the Law for Mother Earth
Author: Diane Wilson
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603583823
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
View: 8834
Diane Wilson is an activist, shrimper, and all around hell-raiser whose first book, An Unreasonable Woman, told of her battle to save her bay in Seadrift, Texas. Back then, she was an accidental activist who worked with whistleblowers, organized protests, and eventually sunk her own boat to stop the plastic-manufacturing giant Formosa from releasing dangerous chemicals into water she shrimped in, grew up on, and loved. But, it turns out, the fight against Formosa was just the beginning. In Diary of an Eco-Outlaw, Diane writes about what happened as she began to fight injustice not just in Seadrift, but around the world-taking on Union Carbide for its failure to compensate those injured in the Bhopal disaster, cofounding the women's antiwar group Code Pink to protest the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, attempting a citizens arrest of Dick Cheney, famously covering herself with fake oil and demanding the arrest of then BP CEO Tony Hayward as he testified before Congress, and otherwise becoming a world-class activist against corporate injustice, war, and environmental crimes. As George Bernard Shaw once said, "all progress depends on unreasonable women." And in the Diary of an Eco-Outlaw, the eminently unreasonable Wilson delivers a no-holds-barred account of how she-a fourth-generation shrimper, former boat captain, and mother of five-took a turn at midlife, unable to stand by quietly as she witnessed abuses of people and the environment. Since then, she has launched legislative campaigns, demonstrations, and hunger strikes-and generally gotten herself in all manner of trouble. All worth it, says Wilson. Jailed more than 50 times for civil disobedience, Wilson has stood up for environmental justice, and peace, around the world-a fact that has earned her many kudos from environmentalists and peace activists alike, and that has forced progress where progress was hard to come by.

And We Did Cope

Author: William Brinker
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469195259
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
View: 6168

Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: N to Raz

Author: John Stephen Farmer
Publisher: N.A
Category: English language
Page: N.A
View: 3133