A child of the Second World War, Alan Young developed two passions early in life; music and literature. In his twenties, having flunked an interview for the BBC, he decided to leave the world of academia behind and seek adventure in East Africa, using his academic experience to teach native Kenyans under the Teachers for East Africa scheme and becoming, briefly, an Outward Bound instructor helping to lead a party up Kilimanjaro. Roads Taken is his account of those vividly remembered days in a strange land which became a second home to him and where he made friends from all races and backgrounds.ÿ
The work of student affairs professionals is demanding and unpredictable. This book addresses the particular challenges that it presents to women in mid-career. While much has been written about new graduate students, new professionals and senior administrators in student affairs, scant attention has been paid to the issues of mid-career, and particularly as they impact women. Here are the stories of over twenty women, from widely different backgrounds, reflecting on their lives at mid-career. They describe the choices they made and share the lessons they have learned, particularly the ever-present concerns about reconciling the demands of work and responsibilities to family and partners . The volume focuses on issues that have particular and significant meaning for women. The individual narratives are grouped into five sections, each beginning with a scholarly introduction to its topics. The sections deal with education and self development, such as the life implications of embarking on a doctorate; dual career couples and such decisions as relocation; choices about having children and responsibilities for the care of aging parents; arriving at mid-career; and alternatives to traditional, linear career progression in student affairs administration. This volume is a particular gift to women currently in mid-career positions in student affairs, women embarking on their personal and professional journey in student affairs, the partners of such women, their colleagues, and the individuals who supervise them.
A renowned historian and engineer explores the past, present, and future of America's crumbling infrastructure. Acclaimed engineer and historian Henry Petroski explores our core infrastructure from both historical and contemporary perspectives, explaining how essential their maintenance is to America's economic health. Petroski reveals the genesis of the many parts of America's highway system--our interstate numbering system, the centerline that divides roads, and such taken-for-granted objects as guardrails, stop signs, and traffic lights--all crucial to our national and local infrastructure. A compelling work of history, The Road Taken is also an urgent clarion call aimed at American citizens, politicians, and anyone with a vested interest in our economic well-being. Physical infrastructure in the United States is crumbling, and Petroski reveals the complex and challenging interplay between government and industry inherent in major infrastructure improvement. The road we take in the next decade toward rebuilding our aging infrastructure will in large part determine our future national prosperity.
Roger L. Youmans, MD grew up in Kansas City, Kansas and attended the University of Kansas with a Summerfield and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity for excellence in scholarship. He married Mary Winkie Stewart after his first year in the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Following his graduation and internship he became a resident in General Surgery, but after one year he took his family with him to Congo where he staffed a rural hospital for six months during the riots that followed Congos Independence from Belgium. He completed his surgical residence at the University of Kansas Medical Center, passed his Surgical Boards, Missionary Orientation Course, and studied French and completed the course in Tropical Medicine in the Princess Astrid School of Tropical Medicine in Belgium, with distinction, before returning to Congo with his family under the Board of Missions of the United Methodist Church. He spent his adult life practicing and teaching surgery and tropical medicine in various medical schools in America and Africa. He was named the outstanding teacher at the Oral Roberts University School of Medicine in 1972 and again in 1974, and received the Distinguished Service Citation from the University of Kansas in 2008.
Set in 1975, The Road Taken chronicles the adventures of two boys, Dave and John, as they set out to find themselves just as every young man must do. These two boys decide to go to Europe to escape their humdrum lives of school, work, and family. Equipped with ten-speed bikes and rudimentary camping gear, the boys are ill-prepared for the adventures that await them. During the two months that they are away, they discover a whole new world. They have to rely on each other to survive, and they realize the vastness of the world around them. They come to understand that their portion of Michigan and their problems are really just a small piece of a massive puzzle. The whole experience causes them to change forever.
The Road Taken by John Hudson brings together three sequences of poems created for walks in London and France. "Shapeshifter", written for a small rural community in France, explores the transformations a community uses and undergoes in order to thrive on a daily basis. "Stride" draws inspiration from the poet's cultural roots on London's East End and undertakes a twelve mile walk across varied terrain, socially, physically, spiritually and psychologically. "A Strange Guide to Places" walks a thirty four kilometre path in a sequence of poems that can be read in either direction and takes the reader on a journey beyond the confines of physical geography into a landscape of imaginative possibilities.
Running out of gas in unfamiliar territory, a grumpy trucker, and a friendly waitress is life after divorce for Cheryll. Her only thoughts are to get as far away from James as possible. However, due to some unforeseen events, she finds herself needing his help and looking to find a new way of life for comfort. In this story, Jacquinita A. Rose gives light to a road taken by many women and men. Rose’s readers have a front row seat to what it’s like to start over after divorce. With its discomforts and rollercoasters of emotions, Rose shows that there is still room to start anew.
"In his landmark memoir The Road Taken, Patrick Leahy looks back on a life lived on the front lines of American politics. As the senior-most member and de facto dean of the chamber, Senator Leahy has been a key author of the American story. Leahy established himself as a moral leader and liberal pioneer over four decades spanning nine presidential administrations. [...] The Road Taken is also a moving personal portrait. Born in Vermont in 1940, Leahy got his first taste of politics at age six after riding his tricycle into the Governor’s office. Twenty-eight years later he became the first Democrat and youngest person ever elected to the United States Senate from Vermont. He writes movingly of his wife of nearly sixty years, Marcelle, his family life, his beloved home state of Vermont, and his unexpected life as an actor with cameos in five Batman movies. Despite being born legally blind in one eye, Leahy became an accomplished photographer, shooting history as he witnessed it. His intimate portraits illustrate the book, showcasing history through the lens of his life." -- Publisher's website.