It was Shirley. She was completely pale, her face a blank mask. She was sitting down in the chair behind my desk at the windows and didn't look at me when I came in from the massage room. I looked at her for a moment then quietly asked, "Shirley, please tell me what's going on." After three or four seconds of no response, I was going to say something else when Shirley slowly looked up. She didn't say anything but just looked at me. As I looked at her I wasn't sure what to make of the look on her face. Shirley's mouth opened but nothing came out of it at first. Then she said, "We are under attack from aliens." After a moment I asked, "Like from outer space aliens, Shirley?" She nodded. I listened quietly and didn't hear any explosions or sirens. Beside Shirley on the small desk was a radio. I stepped over and turned it on. Shirley had heard correctly. First-time author Richard H. Wildey is a massage therapist and energy practitioner in Charleston, West Virginia. He is the head manager and missionary of The Triumph Church and is immersed in writing his second novel. Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/RichardHWildey
A serial killer stalks Harlem's Strivers' Row... On a sweltering Harlem summer night, ex-cop Mali Anderson steps out to celebrate her friend Claudine's divorce from a handsome, cheating deadbeat who couldn't keep his fists out of her face. But Claudine doesn't show up for their dinner. Instead, she is found brutally murdered in her elegant home just off Strivers' Row, and Mali has no doubt Claudine's ex did it. Despite his threats, she can't keep out of the investigation. Especially when another woman meets the same savage, bizarre fate.... The two murders are just the start of a trail that leads street-smart Mali through the trash-talking and wise philosophizing of barbershops, beauty parlors, and bars...and toward a cunning killer whose homegrown hatred is zeroing in on Mali herself.
A Chance for Possibility defends the view that the objective modal realm is tripartite: truths about possible worlds supervene on modal truths, which in turn supervene on truths about objective chances. An understanding of supervenience in terms of grounding is developed which — unlike the standard modal characterization — allows the question of what modal truths supervene on to have a non-trivial answer. Relying on this understanding, a negative result is established: modal truths do not supervene on truths about possible worlds, whether possible worlds are conceived of as Lewisian concreta or as abstract objects of some kind. Instead, a conception of pleonastic possible worlds is developed that reverses the direction of supervenience. On the basis of linguistic considerations concerning our use of natural language ‘might’ and ‘might have’ sentences, Steinberg finally argues that truths about objective chances are able to provide a supervenience base for modal truths. A Chance for Possibility is an investigation in analytic metaphysics, drawing on related work in the philosophy of logic and language as well as linguistics. It provides a detailed case study for the fruitful use of a notion of grounding in the clarification and evaluation of longstanding philosophical issues.
When Tess Kelly's grandfather passed away, his will stipulated the bizarre request that she was to live for one year away from her jet set lifestyle to write her first novel. Even though it was an eccentric request, it was not unlike her grandfather. Agreeing to go, her life becomes a twisting tale of courage, romance, loss and deceit as she learns to adapt to a rustic life in the wilderness.
Follow the exploits of a young Haitian American from Lake Worth, Florida, with dreams of breaking free of the game and moving to Haiti for a normal life. Top 6 is a group of young Haitian Americans with dreams of becoming rappers. Their dreams are deferred when city officials, law enforcement, and the court system decide to finger them for crimes they didn’t commit. Unjustly charged with the RICO act, these young men are fighting for their lives to beat a biased judicial system designed to incarcerate the poor from third-world countries. It will take a lot to overcome their profiles as violent drug lords. Jamal Pierre is from the southside of Lake Worth, and he is fresh out of jail. He looks for his chance to break out of the game and reclaim his life. He wants to move his family back to Haiti, where they can live peacefully, out of harm’s way. But as he continues to be challenged by the constant drama with his rivals from the other side of town—as well as the interest of a racist cop—he realizes his chance to break free may be even more out of reach than he originally thought. Will he be able to make good on his promise to Brooklyn, his friend in jail, to get his family out while he can?
Boyhood, Baseball, and the Struggle for Redemption in the Inner City
Author: Jonathan Schuppe
Pubpsher: Henry Holt and Company
Category: Social Science
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist follows an embattled Little League team in inner-city Newark, New Jersey, revealing the complex realities of urban life in one of America's most dangerous cities When Rodney Mason, an ex-con drug dealer from Newark's rough South Ward, was shot and paralyzed, he vowed to turn his life around. A former high-school pitching ace with a 93 mph fastball, Mason decided to form a Little League team to help boys avoid the street life that had claimed his youth and mobility. Predictably, the players struggle—they endure poverty, unstable family lives with few positive male role models, failing schools, and dangerous neighborhoods—but through the fists and tears, lopsided losses and rare victories, this bunch of misfits becomes a team, and in doing so gives the community something to root for. With in-depth reporting, fascinating characters, and vivid prose, Jonathan Schuppe's A Chance to Win is both a penetrating, true-to-life portrait of what's at stake for kids growing up poor in America's inner cities and a portrait of Newark itself, a struggling city that has recently known great hope as well as failure.