Raising Ollie



Author: Tom Rademacher

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452966373

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

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The account of one radically new school year for a Teacher of the Year and for his nonbinary, art-obsessed, brilliant child Seven-year-old Ollie was researching local advanced school programs—because every second grader does that, right? Ollie, who used to hate weekends because they meant no school, was crying on the way to school almost every day. Sure, there were the slings and arrows of bullies and bad teachers, but, maybe worse, Ollie, a funny, anxious, smart kid with a thing for choir and an eye for graphic art, was gravely underchallenged and also struggling with identity and how to live totally as themselves. Ollie begged to switch to a new school with “kids like me,” where they wouldn’t feel so alone, or so bored, and so they made the change. Raising Ollie is dad Tom Rademacher’s story (really, many stories) of that eventful and sometimes painful school year, parenting Ollie and relearning every day what it means to be a father and teacher. As Ollie—who is nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns, and prefers art to athletics, vegetables to cake, and animals to most humans—flourishes in their new school, Rademacher is making an eye-opening adjustment to a new school of his own, one that’s whiter and more suburban than anywhere he has previously taught, with a history of racial tension that he tries to address and navigate. While Ollie is learning to code, 3D model, animate, speak Japanese, and finally feel comfortable at school, Rademacher increasingly sees how his own educational struggles, anxieties, and childhood upbringing are reflected in his teaching, writing, and parenting, as well as in Ollie’s experience. And with this story of one anything-but-academic year of inquiry and wonder, doubt and revelation, he shows us how raising a kid changes everything—and how much raising a kid like Ollie can teach us about who we are and what we’re doing in the world.

The Desert Flowers Lily

“Good, as long as you understand the two of us will be raising Ollie together. Though I'm excited to be part of our family, I won't be taking on all the child-rearing responsibilities alone.” “That's only fair.” He pulled her closer.


Author: Judith Keim

Publisher: Wild Quail Publishing

ISBN: 9780999900925

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

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The power of love and the strength of women working together are proved once again. When Lily Weaver is asked to help Alec Thurston, the one man she’s ever truly loved, and to come to Palm Desert, California, she doesn’t hesitate. He’s dying of cancer and needs her help in overseeing the sale of his hotel, The Desert Sage Inn, to another hotel group. For five wonderful years, she was his assistant at the hotel until he kindly told her their relationship was getting too serious, and he helped her find other work. With her organizational skills and attention to detail, she’s his perfect choice to oversee the details of the sale to help make a smooth transition while maintaining the reputation of the upscale property. Unappreciated in her job with a law firm in New York State, she’s eager to leave it and the cold weather to head for the desert. Her only regret is leaving her sister and three-year-old niece behind. Lily arrives at Alec’s house to find two other women summoned to help him. Rose Macklin was once the social director at Alec’s hotel, and Willow Sanchez is like a daughter to him. They join forces to help him, lovingly accepting his nickname for them—the Desert Flowers, similar to the well-known Charlie’s Angels. As Lily forms her friendship with the other women, she becomes intrigued with the man the hotel company has put in control of the transition. Brian Walden is a war veteran who has never married and is someone who Lily finds, to her delight, she can talk to about most anything when they meet up for early morning walks. Disaster strikes them both as they’re falling in love. Lily ends up having to raise her niece, and Brian is left with a son he never knew he had. It seems only natural that they turn to one another for help, and Lily wonders if this is as Alec might have planned all along. A series for those who love stories about strong women facing challenges and finding love and happiness along the way. Be sure to read the other upcoming books in the series: Lily, Willow, and Mistletoe and Holly Other series written by Judith Keim are receiving a lot of love: The Hartwell Women Series, The Beach House Hotel Series, The Fat Fridays series, the Salty Key Inn Series, the Chandler Hill Inn series, and the books in the Seashell Cottage Collection.

Game Theory Evolving

Ollie uses the same strategy in both, bluffing on the first round with 40% probability (that is, he raises with H or L on the first round, and drops with M). Stan has two mixed-strategy best responses to Ollie, one of which uses two ...


Author: Herbert Gintis

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400830077

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

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Since its original publication in 2000, Game Theory Evolving has been considered the best textbook on evolutionary game theory. This completely revised and updated second edition of Game Theory Evolving contains new material and shows students how to apply game theory to model human behavior in ways that reflect the special nature of sociality and individuality. The textbook continues its in-depth look at cooperation in teams, agent-based simulations, experimental economics, the evolution and diffusion of preferences, and the connection between biology and economics. Recognizing that students learn by doing, the textbook introduces principles through practice. Herbert Gintis exposes students to the techniques and applications of game theory through a wealth of sophisticated and surprisingly fun-to-solve problems involving human and animal behavior. The second edition includes solutions to the problems presented and information related to agent-based modeling. In addition, the textbook incorporates instruction in using mathematical software to solve complex problems. Game Theory Evolving is perfect for graduate and upper-level undergraduate economics students, and is a terrific introduction for ambitious do-it-yourselfers throughout the behavioral sciences. Revised and updated edition relevant for courses across disciplines Perfect for graduate and upper-level undergraduate economics courses Solutions to problems presented throughout Incorporates instruction in using computational software for complex problem solving Includes in-depth discussions of agent-based modeling


I hear him raising Ollie. “I'm gonna find them by figuring out the focal point on the Earth of three constellations. Magic lines. On the ground. You can't see them. But they're there. We follow the right ones.


Author: Dan Champagne

Publisher: PonderHouse

ISBN: 9780991357819

Category: Fiction

Page: 828

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Laiel Brockade is a broodling of Hell, one of the children of the Devil, and a master of black magic. Hearing rumors of the discovery of the scroll of Abaddon, the Destroying Angel, a magical artifact whose purpose is to summon said bringer of the biblical Apocalypse to the earth, Laiel sets out to gain possession of it. He is soon joined by allies such as a gang of ruthless biker outlaws and a vampire, and with enemies arrayed against him at every turn such as witches, cultists, warlocks, and monsters of every stripe, as well as his own siblings, among them the Antichrist, himself. Determined to gain control of the scroll, and increasingly desperate, the various forces involved use every power of magic at their disposal to defeat and destroy one another. Treachery, deception, and murder abound as every villain and monster (un)imaginable arise from behind every shadow and out from under every bed to fight for dominance. As the body count rises, and the destruction mounts to epic proportions, the question becomes: How many battles can be fought, how many must die, and how much of the earth must lie in ruins before we acknowledge that a magical war has begun?

Beneath Pearly Irish Skies

I didn't like raising Ollie alone.” “Well, neither Ollie nor our twins will be alone.” He leaned over her. “We're a family. Now and forever.” Her heart seemed to fill her chest. “I like those words.” “They are grand words, aren't they?


Author: Ava Miles

Publisher: Ava Miles Inc.

ISBN: 9781949092370

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 792

International Bestselling Author Ava Miles delivers another showstopping feel-good tale about a single mom starting over in Ireland and the unexpected Prince Charming who helps her find her purpose and more than a glimmer of happiness. Megan Bennet no longer believes in fairytales. Her life certainly isn’t one. Widowed at thirtyish with a young son isn’t the happily ever after she’d envisioned when she was a kid. She needs a new fairy godmother. Except now that she’s living in the quaint Irish town of Caisleán, she can feel magic in the air, and it’s not just the local matchmaking ghost. It’s in everyone she meets—especially Kade Donovan, the owner and operator of a pony therapy farm. Kade listens to her and encourages her in a way no man ever has before, even going so far as to enlist her help on his farm. He’s a true—if unexpected—Prince Charming. But her storybook life went south before—what’s to say it won’t again? Better to have loved and lost, right? Except is she that brave? Will she be able to set the past aside so she and Kade can move from friends to lovers, with maybe even a happily ever after thrown in? If you love books by Nora Roberts, Nicholas Sparks, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Debbie Macomber, Robyn Carr, Elin Hilderbrand, Danielle Steele, Barbara O'Neal, Susan Mallery, Kristan Higgans, Sherryl Woods, Jill Shalvis, Roisin Meaney, Melody Grace, Melissa Foster, Addison Cole, Bella Andre, Lucy Kevin, Brenda Novak, Catherine Bybee, Tricia O'Malley, Kathryn Andrews, RaeAnne Thayne, Sheila O'Flanagan, Cathy Kelly, Ruth Hogan, Jenny Colgan, Shari Low, Sophie Cousens, Portia MacIntosh. Perfect for fans of Sophie Ranald, Mhairi McFarlane and Zara Stoneley, Holly Martin, and Barbara Freethy try Ava’s! Millions love them! For readers who enjoyed the Virgin River series, Happily Inc, Sweetbriar Cove, Sweet Magnolias, Whiskey Creek, and The Callaways and The Gannett Island series, Seaside Summers, Faraday Country, The Sullivans, Veils and Vows, The Summer Sisters, Indigo Bay Sweet Romance series, and more! Keywords: Keywords: sweet romance, clean romance books, friendship, free romance, free ebook, family saga, small town romance series, clean and wholesome, billionaire romance, romance series, romantic women’s fiction, best friends, women friends, lighthearted romance, fun romance, southern romance, beach read, friendship, heartwarming romance, laugh romance, feel good romance, inspirational romance, contemporary romance, happily ever after, HEA romance, 7 brides for 7 brothers, Hallmark movies, heartwarming by Harlequin, romantic comedy, romantic comedy series, funny romance, modern romance, lighthearted romance, light romance, romance for adults, contemporary romance, swoonworthy, beach reads, good characters, LOL romance, romantic comedy books free, romance books free, family, love, love books, long series, long romance series, captivating romance, beach romance, beach reads for women, books for summer, Hello Sunshine Book Club, books for the beach, love and friendship, vacation romance, friends to lovers, second chance romance, second chance romance with baby, best friend romance, enemies to lovers, medical romance, doctor and nurse romance, doctor romance, Christmas romance, holiday romance, montana romance, romance novels for teens, mountain town romance, forbidden romance, falling for the wrong man romance, secret baby romance, secret pregnancy romance, Valentine’s Day romance, short romance, short story romance books, romance anthologies, romance collections, waitress romance, love triangle sweet romance, workplace romance, workplace romantic comedy, family romance, Free romance, contemporary romance, new adult, free new adult romance, free sports romance, free small town romance, standalone romance, free romance series starter, Irish books.

Komatke Gold

Ms. Sarah Lewis, kept her previous name, but was thankfully not raising Ollie, as the boy was called. He was being raised by an “uncle and aunt” in Sells. The folks had a nice place and never had children, except for Ollie.


Author: Benjamin Vance

Publisher: Benjamin Vance

ISBN: 9780985916848

Category: Fiction

Page: 147

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An adventure novel dealing with brutal murders, smuggling, archeological discovery, and a life's validation. An unsuspecting retired military officer attempts to retrace steps of early manhood by revisiting the venue of his first and only love. He quickly finds himself involved in a series of baffling situations which tax his situational awareness, personal relationships, combat skills, and lead to a reassessment of goals and friendships. He finds his first love and attempts to rebuild the relationship in spite of the emotional and physical barriers erected to hinder his progress. With the help of wise and astute Native Americans he overcomes the setbacks and begins to revive his true character and ability to love and nurture. Contemporary themes underscore this Southwestern adventure, which embraces the paramount values of family, close relationships and enduring love.

One Who Knows Horses

... if I could keep them alive, they could help around the camp and cook more of that stew. Besides, I was beginning to believe in fate. My mother had always been a strong believer in fate. Had I not benefited by raising Ollie, ...


Author: Max Windham

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781546283461

Category: Fiction

Page: 182

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In the year 1830, Zachery Morris leaves the hot humidity of Mississippi with his big stallion Ollie. Having known the horse since its birth, Ollie is Zacherys best friend. Over the course of his travels, men often offer to pay to breed Ollie, fawning over his bloodline, but Zachery always refuses. Ollie is something unique. Truly, its almost as if he can detect evil in men. While traveling through St. Louis, Zachery picks up four travel companions: Mathew, Pete, and the twins. They travel deep into the majesty of the Rocky Mountains, trusting safety in numbers. Mathew soon takes charge as their leader. Pete, the old trapper, just waits around to take orders. The twins dont even have names, but they do their share. Journeying through such beautiful wilderness has its dangers, as Zachery soon discovers. In some areas, he is the only white man whos ever been there, which comes as a shock to the natives. As he seeks his fortune, lessons are learned and blood spilled in the dangerous plains of the Wild Westbut Zachery and Ollie ride on, following their shared destiny of greatness.

Raising The Bar

Cora asks and Kyah raises her fist with a 'Yeah' in agreement. I turn back once and see Mason's arms moving ... I yell at the same time as the girls are both shouting for 'GramB and Grandpa Ollie.' I can hear them both in the kitchen, ...


Author: B. C. Shannon

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781329746220


Page: 334

View: 691

Rhiannon - What do you do when what you thought was your fairy tale turns out to be a nightmare, leaving you as a single mom? You put on your big girl panties and get your priorities in line. Those consist of two things, my career as a gymnastics coach at Hot Shotz and my daughter. A retired baseball player is definitely not part of the plan. Mason - They call me the Hitman and I have a reputation. I don't stop at 3rd base. Some say I'm crazy to give up my career playing professional baseball and all the perks to move back home to Northwest Indiana. My heart just isn't in it anymore. My once charmed life isn't the same since my other half died. Now I'm a single dad doing what's best for my little girl. Both of us have the best intentions, but our past isn't done with us yet.

Girl Heart Boy No Such Thing as Forever

Trying tomatch Ollie'sserious face – how didhedo it without creasing up? – I nodded vigorously. 'Oh yes. Mmm, yes, now you see this is verygood. Definite emulsifier here, and ... yes, itis,it's raising agents.Definitely raising agents.


Author: Ali Cronin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141344263

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 385

Extra X-rated scenes exclusively available in this ebook edition! Real love. Real lives. The real thing . . . Girl Heart Boy is the irresistible new romantic series for teens, combining the romance of The OC with the realism of Skins and the sexiness of E L James' Fifty Shades of Grey - for a teen audience. Perfect for fans of Tammara Webber's Easy, Coleen Hoover's Slammed and Abbie Glines' The Vincent Boys. Four girls, three boys, turning 18. Get set to follow their eventful final year at school . . . Cass is Ms Monogamy. Ashley is a player. Donna is a party girl. But what about Sarah? Her friends tease her for being uptight, but she's waiting for The One. Now she's found him, but is he forever - or is Sarah just his summer fling? Immerse yourself in the stories and engage with the characters through our books, ebooks and online webisodes. Fall in love with Girl Heart Boy at facebook/GirlHeartBoy. *Don't miss the fantastic Girl Heart Boy writing competition on Movellas.com* About the Author: Ali Cronin is a British author with wide experience writing for young adults in print and online. She cut her teeth on Bliss, Sugar and J17 magazines, then became producer of the BBC's website for teens, before leaving to write full-time. Girl Heart Boy is her first book series.

Cures of Crowns

Raising his hands, he turned and faced them as they hollered and cheered. The roar soon turned to a chant of them, shouting his name, “Bralgon, Bralgon, Bralgon.” “Cheering him on is not going to help his big head,” Ollie said, ...


Author: Garris L. R. Coleman

Publisher: Garris L. R. Coleman

ISBN: 9781792316203

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

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In Curse of Crowns, comes an original series from Author Garris L. R. Coleman that is full of mystery, action, romance, and surprises that are sure to excite fantasy fans from all over. In volume one, the epic tale packs a riveting adventure certain to keep readers desiring more. Before the dawn of existence lies the setting of darkness until the light was born. With it came many worlds filled with life. As some planets live in peace, they are oblivious to the malicious that is brewing and secretly at work to threaten their way of life. While other worlds have opened its doors to deceit, betrayal, and murder, all will find that light is just as evil and ruthless. Life will forever change for those who dwell throughout the lands as old yet hidden and young yet exposed Kings Transcend.