Gloria Plevin: Art and Essays

Gloria Plevin: Art and Essays

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The scope and beauty of Gloria Plevin's work are revealed in this gorgeous catalog that springs from a major retrospective at ARTneo: The Museum of Northeast Ohio Art. The book's 106 color reproductions highlight the best paintings, pastels, prints and drawings from the artist's five-decade career. A prominent painter of Northeast Ohio and Chautauqua County, Plevin's still lifes, portraits, botanicals, and Chautauqua landscapes grow from her desire to show us the places, people, pets, and things she loves. According to Butler Institute of American Art curator Robert L. Kurtz, "Plevin creates an art of astounding beauty, an art whose power forces the viewer to look anew at what are often ordinary objects." Inspired by Mary Cassatt, Pierre Bonnard, and Fairfield Porter, Gloria Plevin is one of the small group of American artists who rejected 20th century trends toward abstract and conceptual art, choosing instead to advance art's power to capture and celebrate the life around us. The artist's short essays offer insight into her process for creating specific works along with reflections on art, nature, family, and country life. This splendid catalog is an essential resource for anyone interested in Gloria Plevin's art as well as a wonderful treat for art-lovers, artists, and aspiring artists alike. Includes introductions by William Busta and ARTneo curator Christopher Richards, photos of the artist in her studio, and a detailed chronology of Plevin's career.

God Came to My Garage Sale

God Came to My Garage Sale

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God Came To My Garage Sale is an inspirational fiction vignette collection of Spiritual miracles experienced at an ordinary garage sale by an Atheist woman who encounters numerous Ethereal people and Divine events, challenging her long-held belief system and forever transforming her life. Forced to drastically downsize and sell most of her accumulated material possessions due to bankruptcy and unexpectedly losing her "American Dream" home, the dreaded task of organizing and conducting a garage sale turned out to be the most amazing and life-altering Spiritual Awakening experience of her existence. If you have an open mind to the possibility of God and the afterlife, then be prepared for a truly eye-opening, page-turning literary experience! "Near-Death Experiences, Out-of-Body Events, After-Death Communications, Mystical Miracles!! Today, people the world o'er are having weird and transformative encounters they often don't understand. Spiritual leaders declare 'The veil is thinning', scientists conduct research into deeper consciousness and black holes, and Dr. Marni Hill Foderaro brings these truly Divine and life-altering experiences home to our modern American middle-class existence, sensitizing us about what to watch for and what it all means. This amazing and inspirational book is an enlightening manual for learning about the loving world we came from and how we are connected to it and each other." -Diane Willis, Founder and President of Chicago IANDS (International Association for Near Death Studies), Native American Flutist, Spiritual Counselor "Dr. Marni Hill Foderaro brilliantly takes the reader on a journey of truth and clarity through relatable scenarios of everyday life that we, the reader, can totally, easily and personally connect with. Thought provoking and challenging insights are the readers' reward in this literary find entitled: God Came To My Garage Sale." -Christopher Stillar, Canadian Psychic Medium, Author of Pennies from Heaven: A Medium's Two Cents on Life and Death "Dr. Marni Hill Foderaro, through her honesty, strength, insight and open awareness very positively and eloquently articulates that Divine light comes out of earthly darkness, hardships and challenges, and that Spiritual synchronicities exist through the relatable common." -Lea Mittel, Michigan-based evidentiary Psychic Medium of truemediumreadings.com

Healing Stories: My Journey From Mainstream Psychiatry Toward Spiritual Healing (signed)

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Here Be Dragons : A Parent?s Guide to Rediscovering Purpose, Adventure, and the Unfathomable Joy of the Journey

Here Be Dragons : A Parent’s Guide to Rediscovering Purpose, Adventure, and the Unfathomable Joy of the Journey

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Before our three kids, we had been decent people. Interesting even. One of us had taught Shakespeare to gang members while the other flew reconnaissance missions off North Korea. But our own children had proven our biggest challenge. We were passionate and service-driven folks, except we were not demonstrating this to our kids. We spent so much time trying to be good parents that we forgot to be good people.
Something had to change.

Two parents challenge one another to find balance between work and family life. Their stories are both uproarious and poignant as they raise children and strive to leave their mark on the wider world. Filled with tender moments and plenty of laughs, Here Be Dragons recounts the adventures of a family trying to stay afloat, and offers a life raft to the rest of us in choppy waters.

Hidden in Plain Sight A Memoir of Illuminated Blessings

Hidden in Plain Sight A Memoir of Illuminated Blessings

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Hidden in Plain Sight is a down-to-earth subjective account of the author's abbreviated brush with cancer. An abrupt melanoma diagnosis threatens to unhinge an otherwise unproblematic orientation. There is an unsettling role reversal as the author, a registered nurse, becomes the patient.

Past and present intertwine as vivid examples of God's provision are illuminated during a crisis that seemingly surfaced out of nowhere. The universal themes are thought-provoking and relatable, regardless of one's status or circumstances.

May 9, 2019 marks the ten-year anniversary of the author's cancer-free status!

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Hidden Secret Power of Freemasonry: A Book for All Masons and Non-Masons

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It is entertaining to be anti-Masonic and perpetuate conspiracy theories and stories based on satanic worship rather than join Freemasonry or any other private organization primarily structured with improving the individual in society. The Masonic term "making good men better" is the desire of the craft concerning all people living in a multicultural society to better themselves. This is masonry in a nutshell. To achieve this betterment takes a great deal of work and self-introspection, which the critics of the craft refuse to endure and fail to examine the important historical esoteric symbols associated with the craft. This book is dedicated toward neutralizing such superficial negative ideology pursued by critics who have a personal interest in negating the significant works of the greatest fraternal organization in the world. Contained herein are chapters on women in Freemasonry, the Catholic Church, and Freemasonry (which contains an addendum relating to over one hundred cardinals and bishops who, under pseudonyms, were Freemasons), a chapter on the 133rd Psalm (providing a line-by-line interpretation of a work which provides the important ideological, humanistic basis for both society and Freemasonry) with an important chapter analyzing the final end-period of a man's life as it related to Ecclesiastes Chapter 12. Men join Freemasonry because in their hearts, they seek to improve themselves. In a reality, any can start living as principled individuals, exercising the same values without being a Freemason. All that is required is desire and work effort, with a foundation from the Holy Bible to betterment of himself. However, the Masonic Craft assists an individual in this journey by providing defined structure, support, and a roadmap that helps focus the advancement and, as such, increases the probability of a successful outcome. Freemasonry centers on learning how to charge one's self with thought and physical conduct. However, in order to improve, one must read, study, and understand the true nature of reality in life, buttressed by the role of oneself and those with which one socializes. This philosophy underlines why the most important virtues of Freemasonry are symbolic and teach us to be better humans. Freemasonry gains its structure and foundation through an inherent love of an adherence to the Holy Bible and would not exist without that devotion. The foundation of Masonry is predicated on the fact that the craft and the Bible are intricately interconnected, just as other holy books around the world are central to their Freemason organizations. Much of Masonry's symbolism is taken from biblical sources, especially Genesis and the stories surrounding the building of King Solomon's temples. Great emphasis is placed on the development of moral and ethical virtues and the building of character, with truth being the guiding principle of our lives. Thus, brotherhood and charity are natural outcomes and further define one of Masonry's major tenets. Masonry uses proven methods to enhance the lives and spirits of members in a tangible way. In every Masonic lodge, upon its altar, there is a Holy Bible supporting the square and compasses. This old familiar book, so beloved by so many generations, is our Volume of the Sacred Law and represents the Great Light in Freemasonry. The Bible is open when the lodge opens; the Bible is closed when the lodge closes. No lodge can transact its own business, much less initiate candidates into the mysteries of the craft, unless the Book of Holy Law lies open upon its altar. It is the true responsibility of each individual Mason to seek out and understand the true nature of reality through the teachings of Freemasonry discovered in the symbols of the craft. The individual must learn to recognize and interpret the footprints of the deity and the sublime methods that he uses to reveal his message. So mote it be. May the mystery begin

Honey, I Shrunk the Grief!

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Honoring Their Memory Levi T. Scofield, Cleveland's Monumental Architect and Sculptor

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Hope Expired Life Persists

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The book is a biography of Dr. Jacob Stupay, a survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto, who was the author's uncle. The book deals with Polish history in the 1920s and 1930s and later the brutal occupation of Poland by the Nazis. It also covers the German plan to first force Jews into ghettos, and later to remove them from Europe or to exterminate them, obliterating their history and culture. The author discusses conditions in the Warsaw Ghetto, and highlights the little-known ghetto medical school and the hunger research project. The author provides some details on how the Nazis implemented their plan for the total destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto. Jacob Stupay survived the war after losing 27 members of his immediate family. The author discusses the impact of this catastrophic loss and how and why he choose to live. The author ends with the possible meaning of this tragedy for humanity.
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Hope for the Alzheimer's Journey: Help, Organization, Preparation, and Education for the Road Ahead

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H.O.P.E. for the Alzheimer's Journey equips Alzheimer's caregivers with knowledge, tools, and advice for their difficult road ahead. The concepts are conveyed in an open, honest, and creative manner using original family email communications from Carol B. Amos's own journey. Carol also introduces The Caregiving Principle(TM) a simple approach that provides a deeper understanding of a person with Alzheimer's disease and a framework for the caregiver's role. She provides examples of how The Caregiving Principle(TM) helped her connect with her mother. H.O.P.E. for the Alzheimer's Journey encourages caregivers to take care of themselves and provides inspiration for a less stressful, more rewarding journey.