The Lost Art of Walking

I love walking, so when I discovered this book, I was pleased to find an author who pursues my passion. In I have been walking for more than 45 years, I have advocated the pleasures of walking, its green benefits to the environment and the undeniable impact on our health.

“I have strolled and wandered, pottered and tottered, dawdled and shuffled, mooched and sauntered and meandered”, Geoff Nicholson starts off his book about the history, science, philosophy and literature of Pedestrianism.

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The Young King and Other Stories

This collection of seven stories by Oscar Wilde (e.g., “The Young King”, “The Happy Prince”, “The Star Child”) is ideal for classroom and independent study.

It is a simplified edition, and any words outside a 1300-word vocabulary are explained in the back of the book.

Each story comes with reading comprehension questions, which can be used for discussion in class or as a written assignment.

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What can I write about?

This book includes 7,000 topics for High School students.

This second edition has been updated to fit today’s topics and is a good resource for students and teachers alike.

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The Working Poor

While I was in the States in the summer of 2006, my husband’s aunt gave me a copy of The Working Poor by David Shipler. The book’s title immediately caught my eye as I had experienced this: working seven days a week, but cereal for dinner.

The book brought back so many memories about working and trying to live with minimum wages. Twice I had lived in the States and most times I worked three jobs just to pay the bills, but could not afford to see a doctor. I was one of the 45 million people living in the U.S. without health insurance. While I was in the U.S. and working more than full-time hours, there was no way to take a holiday. Minimum wage earners have no paid vacations and bills needed to be paid. But as soon as I moved OUT of the United States, I would make enough money to be able to afford a holiday/family visit in the United States. Sounds unbelievable?

Shipler cites many cases and he researched his topic very carefully. He also interviewed people from all walks of life (Korean immigrants to the U.S., WASPS, African-Americans, etc.) He gives a very true account what life is like for people only earning minimum wages. This should be made mandatory reading in all high schools across the United States and overseas. It would be a real eye-opener to anyone – even to Americans, who live a middle-class life, in their middle-class suburb, separated by districts and private schools from all this poverty.

Seeing abject poverty in an industrialized country is much more shocking than finding the same situation in a Less Economically Developed Country (LEDC).

Another article he wrote is Let’s Manage Our Immigrants

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A Fine, Fine School

This book will delight anyone – young and old- who deals with schools, students, teachers, and principals.
For students – you will see you are not the only ones feeling as if you are spending your whole life at school.
For teachers – you will see it could be worse with a principal like the one in the story.
For parents – not only are your children studying hard to get an education, but others spend long hours to get them there as well.
For principals – hand this book to your teachers to remind them how lucky they are.
Every reader will feel very grateful for having a “normal” life after having read this humorous book on school life.

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