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This is an unusually easy to read treatise on economics, thanks to Bob Drake's abridgment and recasting. For those who have been confused about "mainstream" economics, Henry George reduces economics to its essentials. He presents a very plausible case for economics being a relationship between land, labor, and capital. Unlike Karl Marx, he says that all three are valuable; but that the ability to speculate in land artificially enriches landowners at the expense of capitalists and 's solution is to impose a single tax on the unimproved value of land (that is, based only on its location and natural quality) and abolish all others. In George's view, this tax would be easy to collect (every county auditor/assessor has this information already) and would remove the intrusive bureaucracy of income and corporate tax ever, I did not find anything in George's theory to act as a brake on the greed of government
For some reason the app says I have no coverage, yet when I go to the website it says I do have coverage. Not sure why this is as I just recently got a new vehicle through a bank loan and they require full coverage on the car, so I know very well I have coverage. Don't know if it's a bug or tech issues but I'd like to know the reason. Aside from that the insurance is good.
Got rear ended and filed a claim through the app. It never went through. I even got a confirmation e-mail. After I resubmitted my claim over them phone the next day because progressive said they didn't get the claim from the app, I got a response for my rating from progressive saying they actually did receive my claim through the app (it was probably the claim I called in because the app didn't work)They seem a little confused.
Love how they say you can get diacoumrs but its nothing more than another cookie cutter discount program. Only way to get an a+ grade is to not drive at all which defeats the purpose. Not everyone works days, some work the overnight shift or get off after midnight and they penalize you for that which is total bs.
Im upset with Progressive rn. The app is fine but the customer service sucked. I called to dispute two $20 returned payment fees that where made to my accout by progressive for something that was not my fault. The 1st guy I spoke with was [email protected]#$% with too much attitude. He was no help and told me that he could not remove the fees for whatever reason. I hung up frustrated and called back some few hours later to cancel my policy. A different guy answered and when I told him about the fees he immediately told me he could remove them for me and did exactly that. Idk why the 1st guy was being such an ass and no help. You guys really need to re-evaluate your costumer service team. Anyways for now, I am still with Progressive.
I entered my policy number several times, and their system can't even find my policy number. I had to call them, and wait for someone to pick up to submit a glass claim. I gave them the same claim number, and they found it with no problem. Get it together Progressive.
Overrated! For two vehicles as paying $160 a month with the snapshot at the time of renewal they want me to pay $5 more a month with a B+ rating on the snapshot this insurance company is overpriced and overrated and what's sad is I have a perfect driving record zero at-fault accidents zero moving citations I don't even have parking tickets stay where you are or find someone better their customer service department is lacking something big and it's called customer service and now it's a big sucker I found an insurance company where I am saving $45 a month and I have way more coverage and additional renters coverage
FINALLY – an engrossing true memoir by a fat woman (her phrase) who has succeeded at being an athlete in the world of long-distance running! But this memoir is much more than being an ultra-marathoner who has run up to a 62-mile race – it is about being “a beautiful work in progress.”We tune in to an inspiring life overcoming childhood challenges in Brooklyn, becoming a musician, Spanish teacher, coach. The author, Mirna Valerio, tells her story simply and truthfully. In her early 30s, in 2008, she topped 300 pounds, had recurring pains in her chest, and feared a heart attack. After many tests, the doctor told her she was “morbidly obese” and would die if she didn’t change her lifestyle.Mirna didn’t want to leave her young son motherless and her loving husband a widower. The next day she began running for her life! Soon she completed a mile run – in 17-plus minutes! Over the coming months she built up to 5K and then 10K. After two years of consistent training, she finally did a half marathon, and then her first marathon in 2011. Recently she completed a 100K (62-mile) run. Today, in her early 40s, she weighs 240 pounds but is athletic and healthy.Mirna is proud of her body, but she doesn’t have the kind shown in “before and after” photos. Still, she has fully accepted who she is and shares that pride through her races, interviews, blog and book. She encourages others to have pride in who they are, not strive to measure up to society’s perfect body image.Her story inspires me. I got a bit tired of too many details of her many marathons, but I’m sure runners will like those details. Also, some photos would’ve really helped us “see” her and be awed even more. (Like I did, you can easily do an internet search as she has been featured in magazines and TV shows.)This book shares Mirna's journey in a relaxed way, lessons she has learned, painful losses of friends and family members to obesity, victories of marathons finished – a few times in last place!This is her KEY LESSON which inspires me: “Lean into the discomfort. Embrace what is difficult.”AND THIS POEM --“Fat girl running, swimming,moving, learning, pausing, progressing,jiggling, rubbing, chafing, shaking,sinking, rising, living,being.”Whether we’re athletes or not, this is a memoir to inspire and motivate us. I recommend it.
I'm simply staggered by Mirna Valerio's story; it's amazing and inspirational beyond what I can describe. Simply an amazing person. There are passages that left me uplifted and ones that left me in tears. I hope some in my family can read this story for inspiration to persevere despite health and weight problems, to use parents as inspiration and support, yet to improve every generation, to take the strengths from our parents and reach higher. Her writing is deceptively clear, easy to read, and at times quite lyrical. You can picture the trails meandering through the woods, the fall of rain, the encroaching dark, etc.Mirna Valerio describes her childhood interwoven with her adult struggles and marathon runs. Even her DNF (Did Not Finish) runs are life lessons. I love how she doesn't beat herself up about choosing to save her health/avoid injuries and run further another day. She makes no excuses and simply flies higher.I'm actually at a loss for words and will simply say that if you enjoy inspiring autobiographies, this one's for you. Mirna Valerio is one amazing lady.
What a beautiful book! This book brought a smile to my face while reading it. I have been struggling first as a runner and now as a walker at the back of the pack group. Mirna shows how wonderful and inspiring it is to compete in races no matter where you finish, just that you finish (or in some cases just start the race). She shows how hard her journey has been and her accomplishments (and even not so great races along the way). I hate that society still shames people because we don't fit into a runner/athlete mold, but Mirna shines above it. Well done! I love that I can refer to my body as a beautiful work in progress. This book is a must read for runners/athletes.
I just finished A Beautiful Work in Progress by Mirna Valerio, a [email protected]#$% athlete who knows her way around a typewriter. Ms. Valerio wrote an incredible, inspiring book that I inhaled like a plate of hot biscuits with a side of red-pepper e book goes down easily like (see above) because every sentence is obviously filled with love, both self-love and love for humanity. It is obviously a book about the life of a person who has overcome many serious obstacles to become the human she is, and every anecdote she shares is positive even when it is negative. Not in a saccharin way but in a way that tells you how she has managed to get through many 10K, 20K and even longer is is a great book for aspiring and veteran athletes, but even more importantly it's a great book for people who haven't yet found their physical milieu. (Full disclosure - I'm not an athlete. But I do have a job where I need to train regularly to keep up my job performance, so I know a good book of this sort when I see it.) Or maybe even better, this book could serve as inspiration for anyone who is still waiting to find their passion, the thing that drives them to get out of bed every morning. There's plenty of "GET UP AND DO IT, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR" in this book, but in the way a really good mommy would say it to their petulant kid.And then the best surprise of the book was that even though Ms Valerio is obviously at the center of this book, there are other beautifully fleshed out characters here - her negative alter ego (the villain-turned ally) and the gorgeous trails she runs through (the ally/sometimes villain). It's a REALLY good man-vs nature book! Who knew?This book is highly, highly recommended.
What makes a runner? Do we have pre-conceived notions about what a runner should look like? What if we were to leave our stereotypes at the door and we welcomed some new faces to the table? Who might we meet? How will we enrich our lives in doing so?We might meet someone like Mirna, who knows that she doesn't look like many of the people she's met at races, but she doesn't let your prejudice get in her way. A Beautiful Work in Progress chronicles Mirna's life. Mirna shows what has given joy throughout her life: movement, family, books, travel, food, and challenge. Her ebullient nature is infectious and readers will follow Mirna's journey from moving with joy as a child, to becoming a runner when faced with a health-crisis as a young mother, to taking on ultra-marathon challenges around the roughout the book, Mirna honors her path, which has taken her from Brooklyn to Baltimore, from New Jersey to the Javelina Hundred. Beautifully written, I left this book feeling gratitude for much of my own journey. Mirna's never-say-can't attitude is infectious. Her experiences in the ultra-community will leave readers wanting to participate so they can meet these stalwart runners, or at least encourage readers that they can tackle whatever marathon, literal or figurative, they are oose your challenge, smile, find your team, and enjoy the journey. You, too, can be a beautiful work in progress.
This is a beautifully written autobiography by Mirna Valerio. It is not a chronological account of her life but skips around to various points of her history ... much like sitting at her kitchen table as she regales moment after moment as they come to her. It reminds me of someone chatting with me and saying, "I remember the time ..." It's warm, inviting, motivational and simply moving. Love this book.
I have the privilege of actually knowing the incredible person who wrote this book. That said, I did not know many of the stories Mirna recounts in this narrative, nor did I fully comprehend some of the trials she has overcome to get to where she is. Read this book. Period. It is inspirational, it is empowering, it is educational, and it is smart. I challenge you to read this book and NOT be compelled to get off your bum. I had the crazy idea that I would sit down and binge read it, but this was simply impossible. I became impossibly torn between reading and heading outside for a run. (Going for a run won, then I quickly returned to reading.) If you want to embrace the athlete in you and give yourself permission to appreciate your own awesomeness no matter where you are in the "progress" of being you, you need to read this book!
I am not a runner. This book seemed to be the best that was offered in September so I decided to give it a try. This autobiography is for distant runners or for anyone who would like to be. The author has written a very candid story of her running life and discovering herself. Serious, telling, witty and life changing.
It's a book about the author and her journey to becoming an athlete, but it's also a book that inspired me to embrace my inner athleticism and enjoying the feeling of having my body move. I've recently started exercising regularly and this book really spurred me on. Thank you, Mirna, for sharing your story with those of us who want to be healthy but don't have the "socially accepted" body type to be an athlete. You prove that we can do it too.
An honest, funfilled look into the life of runner extraordinaire, Mirna Valerio. Totally down to earth, Mirna takes us from her first attempt at running to improve her health to successful completions of trail races, 50K's and 100K's. Nothing can stop her adventurous and engaging spirit. Go Mirna!
For me this book had seemed a lost gem since I'd first read John Lennon's endorsement of it in Rolling Stone's 1971 image shattering interview. It wasn't as salacious as I'd thought it would be -- how could it have been, considering its era and subject matter? -- but it does give a fascinating look at the group at the precise moment they'd gone from being a small dance hall band to becoming an international phenomenon.
I've just finished this book and loved it. Although published in 1964 (and I read it after "all" the others), the book has a freshness, candour and objectivity that make it timeless. I understand why Mark Lewisohn said in the preface to the 1995 reprint that this is maybe the best book ever written about the Beatles. "A true book," said John in his 1970 Rolling Stone interview. "He wrote how we were." e author, an American writer who spent three months with "the boys" in 1963-1964, covered their 1963 six-week tour in Britain, the 1964 tour in Paris and the first trip to the Unites States (February 1964).It's a written report with live glimpses. Michael Brown tells it like it happened and/or it was said, without parti pris and without any s author's blank neutrality and insight, as well as the authenticity of the reported events and dialogues (I recognized all the clichés, stereotypes and even syntax!), its conciseness (141 pages, small format) make it a real reference book--*the* reference book for those years, its reality being surpassed only by the video/tape rt of the text appears in oral style--short dialogues with rapid switches from the Beatles to the people around them. The other part consists of succinct summaries of facts and events, as well as letters from fans and press cuttings. This way, we hear the Beatles, Epstein, Sommerville, Murray the K, different journalists, photographers, policemen and fans, but also have relevant, coherent and cohesive details of facts, and the mix is really consistent. And there are photos, of course; en noir et a whole the volume is a gem: a rare insight into the Beatles personalities, conception of life, attitudes towards one another, entourage, press, fans. We have access to their opinions and explanations about their success, what meant Hamburg or being from Liverpool, parents and education, about being young and getting old, their life or life in 's pricey but it's really worth.
I've been wanting read this since Rolling Stones' John Lennon interview in 1971. Lennon was right about it. I can't believe this book was published at the height of Beatlemania because it really does quote them honestly and reveals their attitudes not in a "teen idol" way. I never saw it in a bookstore.
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