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Thoughts of a Crazy Old Man

Thoughts of a Crazy Old Man

Author: Mikel W. Dawson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781491890103

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 170

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When you’re on the downhill side of life, what things do you think about? This is one of the questions crossing the mind of Mikel W. Dawson. The author has experienced many facets of life, and now wants to raise questions and give a little advice on how to approach the turns in life’s road. Thoughts of a Crazy Old Man also answers a lot of question that readers have asked since his previous book Guide’s Life. This book doesn’t just cover one subject, but many things common to us all. Life, weather, work, women, politics, religion, and kids are just a few of the topics Mikel expounds on and gives some advice, telling what he’s learned over the years and the things he’s done. Thoughts of a Crazy Old Man isn’t meant to provide all the answers, but rather give insight on how one man has dealt with the things common folk experience every day. If you want to find out how a guy growing up in Southwest Idaho in the late ‘50s and who graduated high school in the 70’s figured out his own answers, grab a drink, pull up a comfortable chair, and put on your reading glasses. Get ready for Thoughts of a Crazy Old Man.

The Crazy Old White Man from the Hood

The Crazy Old White Man from the Hood

Author: Lee Gaylord

Publisher: Publish America LLC

ISBN: 9781413724660

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 196

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The Crazy Old White Man was the street name given to the author when he lived in the hood. It is about his life and how he became The Crazy Old White Man and those who were a part of his life during that time. You will get a look at the drug culture and the streets of Detroit. You will meet addicts and people of the streets. The author pulls no punches and is honest and straightforward about the events in his life. There are some success stories and some failures. There are some laughs and some tears. It is real life, and it shows that the people of the streets are normal people who may have made a wrong turn in life. They are lost souls who need to find themselves.

Children in the Muslim Middle East

Children in the Muslim Middle East

Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292724907

Category: Social Science

Page: 477

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Today nearly half of all people in the Middle East are under the age of fifteen. Yet little is known about the new generation of boys and girls who are growing up in a world vastly different from that of their parents, a generation who will be the leaders of tomorrow. This groundbreaking anthology is an attempt to look at the current situation of children by presenting materials by both Middle Eastern and Western scholars. Many of the works have been translated from Arabic, Persian, and French. The forty-one pieces are organized into sections on the history of childhood, growing up, health, work, education, politics and war, and play and the arts. They are presented in many forms: essays in history and social science, poems, proverbs, lullabies, games, and short stories. Countries represented are Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Israel/West Bank, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Lebanon, Turkey, Yemen, and Afghanistan. This book complements Elizabeth Fernea's earlier works, Women and the Family in the Middle East and Middle Eastern Muslim Women Speak (coedited with Basima Bezirgan). Like them, it will be important reading for everyone interested in the Middle East and in women's and children's issues.

Sasquatch - Legend in the Shadows

Sasquatch - Legend in the Shadows

Author: James Stewart

Publisher: PublishAmerica

ISBN: 9781456091583

Category: Fiction

Page: 170

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"In a chance to get away from the college scene for a few days, three young students have embarked on a camping trip in the northern part of Washington State. However, unknown to them, this is the territory where the legendary Shadow Beast lives. Having accidentally wounded one of these beasts, it has put all their lives in danger. The Shadow Beasts now come seeking revenge. Joseph, being a Native American, now must choose between his native ancestry, with its myths and beliefs, or the white man's way. His decision or indecision could very well cost him his life. Ethan's faith in himself, and his ability to control his greatest fear will be tested as he finds himself alone in a narrow tunnel that leads to a dead end. Chase, after being kidnapped by the Shadow Beast, is now trapped in an abandoned old mine. A mysterious elderly man confronts Chase and tells him that he must save the life of the wounded Shadow Beast, or face their wrath. Now the honor and courage of these three young men will be tested as never before in their lives. With their decisions deciding whether they live or die.

Poor Man's Medicine

Poor Man's Medicine

Author: Dayton Lummis

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475966893

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 238

View: 870

POOR MAN’S MEDICINE is the third volume of what can be called “The Notational Trilogy”—acerbic views, interpretations and opinions about contemporary human existence, society, the environment, culture, and everything else. These pieces are sometimes wistful thoughts of things past, or often unease about the future that we are being dragged into. About previous books in this trilogy, readers have said they have been “informed, amused and—often—outraged!” These reactions will continue, and, as before, the reader WILL NOT BE BORED!

Galaxies and Fantasies

Galaxies and Fantasies

Author: Andy McKell

Publisher: Elsewhen Press

ISBN: 9781915304162

Category: Fiction

Page: 186

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Prepare for the unexpected Galaxies and Fantasies is an eclectic collection of tales from master-storyteller Andy McKell, crossing genres from mythology to cosmology, fairytale to space opera, surrealism to hyper-reality. What they all have in common is a twist, a surprise, a revelation. Leave your pre-conceptions aside when you read these stories, prepare for the unexpected, the extraordinary, the unpredictable. Some are quite succinct and you’ll be immediately wanting more; others are more elaborate, but deftly devised, and you’ll be thinking about them long after you’ve finished reading. These are stories that will stay with you, not in a haunting way, but like a satisfying memory that often returns to encourage, enchant or enrich your life. Cover design: Alison Buck

The Grand Old Man and the Great Tradition

The Grand Old Man and the Great Tradition

Author: Luisa Bienati

Publisher: U of M Center For Japanese Studies

ISBN: 9781929280551

Category: Social Science

Page: 177

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In 1995, on the thirtieth anniversary of Tanizaki Jun’ichiro’s death, Adriana Boscaro organized an international conference in Venice that had an unusally lasting effect on the study of this major Japanese novelist. Thanks to Boscaro’s energetic commitment, Venice became a center for Tanizaki studies that produced two volumes of conference proceedings now considered foundational for all scholarly works on Tanizaki. In the years before and after the Venice Conference, Boscaro and her students published an abundance of works on Tanizaki and translations of his writings, contributing to his literary success in Italy and internationally. The Grand Old Man and the Great Tradition honors Boscaro’s work by collecting nine essays on Tanizaki’s position in relation to the “great tradition” of Japanese classical literature. To open the collection, Edward Seidensticker contributes a provocative essay on literary styles and the task of translating Genji into a modern language. Gaye Rowley and Ibuki Kazuko also consider Tanizaki’s Genji translations, from a completely different point of view, documenting the author’s three separate translation efforts. Aileen Gatten turns to the influence of Heian narrative methods on Tanizaki’s fiction, arguing that his classicism, far from being superficial, “reflects a deep sensitivity to Heian narrative.” Tzevetana Kristeva holds a different perspective on Tanizaki’s classicism, singling out specific aspects of Tanizaki’s eroticism as the basis of comparison. The next two essays emphasize Tanizaki’s experimental engagement with the classical literary genres—Amy V. Heinrich treats the understudied poetry, and Bonaventura Ruperti considers a 1933 essay on performance arts. Taking up cinema, Roberta Novelli focuses on the novel Manji, exploring how it was recast for the screen by Masumura Yasuzo. The volume concludes with two contributions interpreting Tanizaki’s works in the light of Western and Meiji literary traditions: Paul McCarthy considers Nabokovas a point of comparison, and Jacqueline Pigeot conducts a groundbreaking comparison with a novel by Natsume Soseki.

Heart of the Messenger

Heart of the Messenger

Author: Melody Styles

Publisher: Melody Styles

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 439

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Erina loved listening to her Uncle Bower’s stories, even now when she was only eight hafmons from adulthood. She loved the excitement, the adventure, the magic and the heroes, where good always conquered evil and the damsel was always rescued by the dashing knight. She was also certain none of those things would ever happen to her, safely trapped as she was in her quiet village life. She had no idea that every five thousand turings one person was required to save the world from decent into an eon of cruelty and suffering at the hands of the Shadis. Nor that she could be forced to take on such a perilous journey to the Isle of Cloud, where good and evil are not so easily identified, and where legends and monsters leap from their fairytales to become sword-wieldingly larger than life. The trigger in those tales was always by the arrival of a mythical creature, like a white unicorn, which Erina saw this morning… Start an adventure that will change the world, and possibly yourself.