Tuesday, January 27, 2009

College Financial Aid


It’s that time of year….time to apply for financial aid.
Have you seen the site College for All Texans, http://www.collegefortexans.com/? It’s the right place to find everything a Texas resident needs to know about preparing for, applying to, and paying for college or technical school.

And in case you missed these sites in the Sunday Fort Worth Star Telegram, check out:

FastWeb http://www.fstweb.com/
FindTuition.com http://www.findtuition.com/
Scholarships.com http://www.scholarships.com/
ScholarshipExperts.com http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/
Student Aid on the Web http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/

New York Times Best Seller Lists


Published: January 23, 2009



__________
FICTION HARDCOVER

PLUM SPOOKY, by Janet Evanovich. (St. Martin’s, $27.95.) The bounty hunter Stephanie Plum hunts an evil genius and his sidekick, who are hiding in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens.
Call #: F EVA

THE HOST, by Stephenie Meyer. (Little, Brown, $25.99.) Aliens have taken control of the minds and bodies of most humans, but one woman won’t surrender.
Call #: F MEY

BLACK OPS, by W. E.B. Griffin. (Putnam, $26.95.) An Army officer and special presidential agent is targeted for death — but by whom?
Call #: F GRI

SCARPETTA, by Patricia Cornwell. (Putnam, $27.95.) The forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta takes an assignment in New York City.
Call #: F COR

THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE, by David Wroblewski. (Ecco, $25.95.) A mute takes refuge with three dogs in the Wisconsin woods after his father’s death.
Call #: F WRO

CROSS COUNTRY, by James Patterson. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) Alex Cross chases the leader of a lethal teenage gang.
Call #: F PAT

FIRE AND ICE, by Julie Garwood. (Ballantine, $26.) A reporter and her F.B.I. bodyguard uncover a conspiracy in Alaska.
Call #: F GAR

THE HOUR I FIRST BELIEVED, by Wally Lamb. (Harper, $29.95.) A man reconstructs five generations of family history and secrets from a cache of old diaries and letters.
Call #: F LAM

ECLIPSE, by Richard North Patterson. (Holt, $26.) A San Francisco lawyer agrees to defend a Nigerian reformer whose wife he loved in college.
Call #: F PAT

THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. (Dial, $22.) A journalist travels to the island of Guernsey to meet residents who resisted the Nazi occupation.
Call #: F SHA

FROM DEAD TO WORSE, by Charlaine Harris. (ACE, $24.95.) Following a deadly explosion at a vampire summit, the cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse faces danger.
Call #: F HAR

RUNNING HOT, by Jayne Ann Krentz. (Putnam, $25.95.) Two members of the Arcane Society, dedicated to paranormal research, encounter a group of criminal sensitives.
Call #: F KRE

A MERCY, by Toni Morrison. (Knopf, $23.95.) In 17th-century America, a slave mother urges a Northern farmer to buy her daughter so that she can have a better life.
Call #: F MOR

THE CHRISTMAS SWEATER, by Glenn Beck with Kevin Balfe and Jason Wright. (Threshold Editions, $19.99.) A boy learns from his disappointment with his mother’s gift.
Call #: F BEC

DIVINE JUSTICE, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central, $27.) Members of Washington’s Camel Club rally to save their leader, who is hiding out in the town of Divine, Va.
Call #: F BAL



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NONFICTION HARDCOVER

OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent — from the author of “Blink” and “The Tipping Point.”
Call #: 302 GLA

GUILTY, by Ann Coulter. (Crown Forum, $27.95.) The columnist argues that liberals victimize everyone else by pretending to be victims themselves.
Call #: 320.513 COU

DEWEY, by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter. (Grand Central, $19.99.) The kitten left freezing in the returned-book slot of an Iowa public library, and his rise to fame.
Call #: 636.809 MYR

TOO FAT TO FISH, by Artie Lange with Anthony Bozza. (Spiegel & Grau, $24.95.) Humorous memories from the comedian, a member of the cast of “The Howard Stern Show.”
Call #: BIO LAN

AMERICAN LION, by Jon Meacham. (Random House, $30.) Andrew Jackson, the seventh president, in the White House, by the editor of Newsweek.
Call #: BIO JAC

WHY WE SUCK, by Denis Leary. (Viking, $26.95.) Sardonic essays from the actor and comedian, currently the co-creator and star of the TV series “Rescue Me.”
Call #: 814.54 LEA

THE AMERICAN JOURNEY OF BARACK OBAMA, by the editors of Life magazine. (Little, Brown, $24.99.) Photographs and essays, starting with Obama’s birth in Hawaii.
Call #: BIO OBA

A BOLD FRESH PIECE OF HUMANITY, by Bill O’Reilly. (Broadway, $26.) The Fox News commentator on his upbringing and career.
Call #: BIO ORE

HOT, FLAT, AND CROWDED, by Thomas L. Friedman. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27.95.) How a green revolution can renew America, by the New York Times columnist.
Call #: 363.7 FRI

THE ASCENT OF MONEY, by Niall Ferguson. (Penguin Press, $29.95.) A financial history of the world.
Call #: 332.042 FER

MULTIPLE BLESSINGS, by Jon Gosselin, Kate Gosselin and Beth Carson. (Zondervan, $19.) A couple has sextuplets.
Call #: 306.874 GOS

WISHFUL DRINKING, by Carrie Fisher. (Simon & Schuster, $21.) A memoir based on Fisher’s one-woman show.
Call #: BIO FIS

THE INHERITANCE, by David E. Sanger. (Harmony, $26.95.) The foreign policy challenges that George Bush left for President Obama, by a New York Times correspondent.

THE RETURN OF DEPRESSION ECONOMICS AND THE CRISIS OF 2008, by Paul Krugman. (Norton, $24.95.) This updated edition of a 1999 book by the Nobel Prize-winning economist discusses the origins of the current financial crisis and how it can be contained.

ANIMALS MAKE US HUMAN, by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26.) Being attentive to animals’ emotions, positive and negative, can help them have a better life.



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ADVICE, HOW-TO, AND
MICELLANEOUS HARDCOVER


THE LAST LECTURE, by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow. (Hyperion, $21.95.) Thoughts on “seizing every moment” from Pausch, a Carnegie Mellon professor who died of pancreatic cancer at age 47.
Call #: 004.092 PAU

THE POWER OF SOUL, by Zhi Gang Sha. (Atria, $26.) Applying the soul’s power for healing, the prevention of illness, rejuvenation and enlightenment.

FLAT BELLY DIET!, by Liz Vaccariello and Cynthia Sass. (Rodale, $25.95.) Nutrition advice and workout tips from the editors of Prevention magazine.
Call #: 613.25 FLA

THE ULTRAMIND SOLUTION, by Mark Hyman. (Scribner, $27.50.) How to pinpoint underlying biological problems to improve brain performance and allay depression, anxiety and more.

THE SECRET, by Rhonda Byrne. (Atria/Beyond Words, $23.95.) The law of attraction as a key to getting what you want.
Call #: 158.1 BYR

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

New York Times Best Seller Lists




Published: January 16, 2009



__________
FICTION HARDCOVER

PLUM SPOOKY, by Janet Evanovich. (St. Martin’s, $27.95.) The bounty hunter Stephanie Plum hunts an evil genius and his sidekick, who are hiding in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens.
Call #: F EVA

THE HOST, by Stephenie Meyer. (Little, Brown, $25.99.) Aliens have taken control of the minds and bodies of most humans, but one woman won’t surrender.
Call #: F MEY

BLACK OPS, by W. E.B. Griffin. (Putnam, $26.95.) An Army officer and special presidential agent is targeted for death — but by whom?
Call #: F GRI

SCARPETTA, by Patricia Cornwell. (Putnam, $27.95.) The forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta takes an assignment in New York City.
Call #: F COR

THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE, by David Wroblewski. (Ecco, $25.95.) A mute takes refuge with three dogs in the Wisconsin woods after his father’s death.
Call #: F WRO

CROSS COUNTRY, by James Patterson. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) Alex Cross chases the leader of a lethal teenage gang.
Call #: F PAT

FIRE AND ICE, by Julie Garwood. (Ballantine, $26.) A reporter and her F.B.I. bodyguard uncover a conspiracy in Alaska.
Call #: F GAR

THE HOUR I FIRST BELIEVED, by Wally Lamb. (Harper, $29.95.) A man reconstructs five generations of family history and secrets from a cache of old diaries and letters.
Call #: F LAM

ECLIPSE, by Richard North Patterson. (Holt, $26.) A San Francisco lawyer agrees to defend a Nigerian reformer whose wife he loved in college.
Call #: F PAT

THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. (Dial, $22.) A journalist travels to the island of Guernsey to meet residents who resisted the Nazi occupation.
Call #: F SHA

FROM DEAD TO WORSE, by Charlaine Harris. (ACE, $24.95.) Following a deadly explosion at a vampire summit, the cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse faces danger.
Call #: F HAR

RUNNING HOT, by Jayne Ann Krentz. (Putnam, $25.95.) Two members of the Arcane Society, dedicated to paranormal research, encounter a group of criminal sensitives. Call #: F KRE

A MERCY, by Toni Morrison. (Knopf, $23.95.) In 17th-century America, a slave mother urges a Northern farmer to buy her daughter so that she can have a better life.
Call #: F MOR

THE CHRISTMAS SWEATER, by Glenn Beck with Kevin Balfe and Jason Wright. (Threshold Editions, $19.99.) A boy learns from his disappointment with his mother’s gift.
Call #: F BEC

DIVINE JUSTICE, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central, $27.) Members of Washington’s Camel Club rally to save their leader, who is hiding out in the town of Divine, Va.
Call #: F BAL



__________
NONFICTION HARDCOVER

OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent — from the author of “Blink” and “The Tipping Point.”
Call #: 302 GLA

GUILTY, by Ann Coulter. (Crown Forum, $27.95.) The columnist argues that liberals victimize everyone else by pretending to be victims themselves.
Call #: 320.513 COU

DEWEY, by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter. (Grand Central, $19.99.) The kitten left freezing in the returned-book slot of an Iowa public library, and his rise to fame.
Call #: 636.809 MYR

AMERICAN LION, by Jon Meacham. (Random House, $30.) Andrew Jackson, the seventh president, in the White House, by the editor of Newsweek.
Call #: BIO JAC

TOO FAT TO FISH, by Artie Lange with Anthony Bozza. (Spiegel & Grau, $24.95.) Humorous memories from the comedian, a member of the cast of “The Howard Stern Show.”
Call #: BIO LAN

WISHFUL DRINKING, by Carrie Fisher. (Simon & Schuster, $21.) A memoir based on Fisher’s one-woman show.
Call #: BIO FIS

HOT, FLAT, AND CROWDED, by Thomas L. Friedman. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27.95.) How a green revolution can renew America, by the New York Times columnist.
Call #: 363.7 FRI

WHY WE SUCK, by Denis Leary. (Viking, $26.95.) Sardonic essays from the actor and comedian, currently the co-creator and star of the TV series “Rescue Me.”
Call #: 814.54 LEA

MULTIPLE BLESSINGS, by Jon Gosselin, Kate Gosselin and Beth Carson. (Zondervan, $19.) A couple has sextuplets.
Call #: 306.874 GOS

A BOLD FRESH PIECE OF HUMANITY, by Bill O’Reilly. (Broadway, $26.) The Fox News commentator on his upbringing and career.
Call #: BIO ORE

THE RETURN OF DEPRESSION ECONOMICS AND THE CRISIS OF 2008, by Paul Krugman. (Norton, $24.95.) This updated edition of a 1999 book by the Nobel Prize-winning economist discusses the origins of the current financial crisis and how it can be contained.

ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT’S ME, CHELSEA, by Chelsea Handler. (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, $24.95.) Humorous personal essays from the stand-up comedian.
Call #: 306.709 HAN

ANIMALS MAKE US HUMAN, by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26.) Being attentive to animals’ emotions, positive and negative, can help them have a better life.

THE SNOWBALL, by Alice Schroeder. (Bantam, $35.) The life of Warren Buffett.
Call #: BIO BUF

THE ASCENT OF MONEY, by Niall Ferguson. (Penguin Press, $29.95.) A financial history of the world.
Call #: 332.042 FER



__________
ADVICE, HOW-TO, AND
MICELLANEOUS HARDCOVER

THE POWER OF SOUL, by Zhi Gang Sha. (Atria, $26.) Applying the soul’s power for healing, the prevention of illness, rejuvenation and enlightenment.

THE LAST LECTURE, by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow. (Hyperion, $21.95.) Thoughts on “seizing every moment” from Pausch, a Carnegie Mellon professor who died of pancreatic cancer at age 47.
Call #: 004.092 PAU

FLAT BELLY DIET!, by Liz Vaccariello and Cynthia Sass. (Rodale, $25.95.) Nutrition advice and workout tips from the editors of Prevention magazine.
Call #: 613.25 FLA

THE ULTRAMIND SOLUTION, by Mark Hyman. (Scribner, $27.50.) How to pinpoint underlying biological problems to improve brain performance and allay depression, anxiety and more.

THE BEST LIFE DIET COOKBOOK, by Bob Greene. (Simon & Schuster, $25.) More than 175 recipes for eating well while shedding pounds.
Call #: 641.563 GRE

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Have you heard about the Wovel?

"A wovel is a Web novel," according to Victoria Blake, one of the creators. Every week, the author posts an installment. Installment length hits the sweet-spot of online reading—long enough to get interested, short enough to read in the cubicle at work. At the end of every installment, the author writes in a plot branch point. Does the heroine kill her lover? Will the zombies catch the soldier? Is the box empty, or is it filled with bees?You vote. You decide. Current selection: Jemiah Jefferson’s cyberpunked “Firstworld” To sign up, visit Underland Press (www.underlandpress.com), which publishes both online and traditional print books. To read or listen to the NPR Victoria Blake interview, go to www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=98503490.

New York Times Best Seller Lists















Published: January 2, 2009



__________
FICTION HARDCOVER

SCARPETTA, by Patricia Cornwell. (Putnam, $27.95.) The forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta takes an assignment in New York City.
Call #: F COR

CROSS COUNTRY, by James Patterson. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) Alex Cross chases the leader of a lethal teenage gang.
Call #: F PAT

THE CHRISTMAS SWEATER, by Glenn Beck with Kevin Balfe and Jason Wright. (Threshold Editions, $19.99.) A boy learns from his disappointment with his mother’s gift.
Call #: F BEC

THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE, by David Wroblewski. (Ecco, $25.95.) A mute takes refuge with three dogs in the Wisconsin woods after his father’s death.
Call #: F WRO

THE HOST, by Stephenie Meyer. (Little, Brown, $25.99.) Aliens have taken control of the minds and bodies of most humans, but one woman won’t surrender.
Call #: F MEY

JUST AFTER SUNSET, by Stephen King. (Scribner, $28.) Short stories blending fantasy and psychological realism.
Call #: F KIN

THE LUCKY ONE, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central, $24.99.) A marine returning home sets out to find the woman whose photo he found in Iraq.
Call #: F SPA

THE HOUR I FIRST BELIEVED, by Wally Lamb. (Harper, $29.95.) A man reconstructs five generations of family history and secrets from a cache of old diaries and letters.
Call #: F LAM

ARCTIC DRIFT, by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler. (Putnam, $27.95.) In his 20th adventure, Dirk Pitt searches for a crucial element that will help reverse global warming.
Call #: F CUS

DIVINE JUSTICE, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central, $27.) Members of Washington’s Camel Club rally to save their leader, who is hiding out in the town of Divine, Va.
Call #: F BAL

A MERCY, by Toni Morrison. (Knopf, $23.95.) In 17th-century America, a slave mother urges a Northern farmer to buy her daughter so that she can have a better life.
Call #: F MOR

YOUR HEART BELONGS TO ME, by Dean Koontz. (Bantam, $27.) A man is stalked by a woman who resembles the donor of the heart he received in a transplant operation.
Call #: F KOO

THE GATE HOUSE, by Nelson DeMille. (Grand Central, $27.99.) In a sequel to “The Gold Coast” (1990) a tax attorney and his ex-wife explore a reconciliation.
Call #: F DEM

THE CHARLEMAGNE PURSUIT, by Steve Berry. (Ballantine, $26.) The former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone searches for the truth about his father’s death on a secret submarine mission to the Antarctic.
Call #: F BER

THE PRIVATE PATIENT, by P. D. James. (Knopf, $25.95.) Cmdr. Adam Dalgliesh investigates the murder of a journalist who had been a patient at a private clinic.
Call #: F JAM



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NONFICTION HARDCOVER

OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent — from the author of “Blink” and “The Tipping Point.”
Call #: 302 GLA

DEWEY, by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter. (Grand Central, $19.99.) The kitten left freezing in the returned-book slot of an Iowa public library, and his rise to fame.
Call #: 636.809 MYR

AMERICAN LION, by Jon Meacham. (Random House, $30.) Andrew Jackson, the seventh president, in the White House, by the editor of Newsweek.
Call #: BIO JAC

A BOLD FRESH PIECE OF HUMANITY, by Bill O’Reilly. (Broadway, $26.) The Fox News commentator on his upbringing and career.
Call #: BIO ORE

TOO FAT TO FISH, by Artie Lange with Anthony Bozza. (Spiegel & Grau, $24.95.) Humorous memories from the comedian, a member of the cast of “The Howard Stern Show.”

MULTIPLE BLESSINGS, by Jon Gosselin, Kate Gosselin and Beth Carson. (Zondervan, $19.) A couple has sextuplets.
Call #: 306.874 GOS

WHY WE SUCK, by Denis Leary. (Viking, $26.95.) Sardonic essays from the actor and comedian, currently the co-creator and star of the TV series “Rescue Me.”
Call #: 814.54 LEA

HOT, FLAT, AND CROWDED, by Thomas L. Friedman. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27.95.) How a green revolution can renew America, by the New York Times columnist.
Call #: 363.7 FRI

THE SNOWBALL, by Alice Schroeder. (Bantam, $35.) The life of Warren Buffett.
Call #: BIO BUF

DO THE RIGHT THING, by Mike Huckabee. (Sentinel, $25.95.) A campaign memoir and statement of principles from the former Republican presidential aspirant.

WHEN YOU ARE ENGULFED IN FLAMES, by David Sedaris. (Little, Brown, $25.99.) The humorist’s latest essays.
Call #: 814.54 SED

NO LIMITS, by Michael Phelps with Alan Abrahamson. (Free Press, $26.) Secrets of the swimmer’s success.

WISHFUL DRINKING, by Carrie Fisher. (Simon & Schuster, $21.) A memoir based on Fisher’s one-woman show.
Call #: BIO FIS

THE AUDACITY OF HOPE, by Barack Obama. (Crown, $25.) The president-elect asks Americans to move beyond political divisions.
Call #: 973.049 OBA

ANNIE LEIBOVITZ AT WORK, by Annie Leibovitz. (Random House, $40.) Memorable photographs, and a text — part memoir, part commentary — based on conversations with the book’s editor.



__________
ADVICE, HOW-TO, AND
MICELLANEOUS HARDCOVER

THE LAST LECTURE, by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow. (Hyperion, $21.95.) Thoughts on “seizing every moment” from Pausch, a Carnegie Mellon professor who died of pancreatic cancer at age 47.
Call #: 004.092 PAU

THE PURPOSE OF CHRISTMAS, by Rick Warren. (Howard Books, $17.99.) Reclaiming the holiday as a time for celebration, salvation and reconciliation.
Call #: 263.915 WAR

BAREFOOT CONTESSA BACK TO BASICS, by Ina Garten. (Clarkson Potter, $35.) Cooking techniques and nearly 100 new recipes for elegant meals.

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2009, edited by Craig Glenday. (Guinness, $28.95.) Tallest, fastest, youngest, most.

BREAKTHROUGH, by Suzanne Somers. (Crown, $25.95.) Eight steps to wellness: advice on hormone therapy from Somers and a group of doctors.



__________
BUSINESS HARDCOVER

OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent — from the author of “Blink” and “The Tipping Point.”
Call #: 302 GLA

THE SNOWBALL, by Alice Schroeder. (Bantam, $35.) The life of Warren Buffett.
Call #: BIO BUF

HOT, FLAT, AND CROWDED, by Thomas L. Friedman. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27.95.) How a green revolution can renew America, by the New York Times columnist.
Call #: 363.7 FRI

THE ASCENT OF MONEY, by Niall Ferguson. (Penguin Press, $29.95.) A financial history of the world, stressing the link between politics and economics.

CALL ME TED, by Ted Turner with Bill Burke. (Grand Central, $30.) The entrepreneur’s personal story.

THE RETURN OF DEPRESSION ECONOMICS AND THE CRISIS OF 2008, by Paul Krugman. (Norton, $24.95.) The recipient of the 2008 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics revises his earlier work from 1999 to reflect current economic crisis.

PANIC, by Michael Lewis. (Norton, $27.95.) Author of “Moneyball” chronicles modern day market crashes, from 1987 up to 2008.

THE TOTAL MONEY MAKEOVER, by Dave Ramsey (Thomas Nelson, $24.99.) Debt reduction and fiscal fitness for families, by the radio talk-show host.
Call #: 332.024 RAM

THE BLACK SWAN, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. (Random House, $26.95.) A financial trader with an expertise in probability theory and statistics, debunks much about economic forecasting.
Call #: 003.54 TAL

TALENT IS OVERRATED, by Geoff Colvin. (Portfolio, 25.95.) The myth that “greatness” is derived from innate talent is debunked.

FREAKONOMICS, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. (Morrow, $27.95.) A scholar uses economics to explore the incentives that drive such disparate groups, including crack gangs, sumo wrestlers, school teachers, campaign fund-raisers and real estate agents.
Call #: 330 LEV

THE TEN ROADS TO RICHES, by Ken Fisher and Lara Hoff­mans. (Fisher Investments, $24.95.) How America’s millionaires and billionaires made their fortunes, and what to learn from them.

32 WAYS TO BE A CHAMPION IN BUSINESS, by Earvin “Magic” Johnson. (Crown Business, $25.95.) NBA superstar highlights his entrepreneurial skills.

THE 4-HOUR WORKWEEK, by Timothy Ferriss. (Crown, $19.95.) Because life isn’t all about work.
Call #: 650.1 FER

ENOUGH, by John C. Bogle. (Wiley, $24.95.) The founder of the Vanguard mutual fund group offers thoughts on financial obses­sion, corporate excess and sound professional values.