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Journeys of Conscience
     

Journeys of Conscience

by Curtis L. Ivery
 

Some lives are blessed with meaning, or rather, some individuals are blessed enough to be able to imbue their lives with meaning. Curtis L. Ivery's climb from rural poverty in childhood to success as a government official and prominent educator is meaningful on several levels.

On an individual level, it shows how intelligence and persistence over time

Overview

Some lives are blessed with meaning, or rather, some individuals are blessed enough to be able to imbue their lives with meaning. Curtis L. Ivery's climb from rural poverty in childhood to success as a government official and prominent educator is meaningful on several levels.

On an individual level, it shows how intelligence and persistence over time can pay off regardless of obstacles. On a social level, it shows that, for those who think and plan and keep their conscience in play, America is truly the land of opportunity.

But Ivery's greatest gift to the reader is on the level of inspiration and encouragement. This collection of previously published newspaper articles demonstrates how a keen mind and thoughtful attitude can make life into a learning adventure.

Ivery brings us nostalgia reminiscent of Mark Twain as he chronicles his boyhood learning experiences and shows how the genesis of his future success lay in a childhood poor in monetary terms but rich in culture and community.

Along the way he writes about the privilege of growing up in America, rich or poor, offers his views on the true meaning of communication, tackles in his balanced and thoughtful manner several of modern America's ethical dilemmas, writes movingly about the modern American family, examines both the shortcomings and richness of modern American culture, and ponders the amazing ability of writers to communicate with wit and grace.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595710741
Publisher:
Word Association Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/2005

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