OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD—FROM THE BOTTOM OF M Y HEART Learning to
be my mother's daughter took a lifetime. It might have been easier if I could have
defined her. But she was a paradox, and I was her naive daughter who thought ...
Author: Adelaide S. McLeod
"From award-winning Boise author, Adelaide McLeod, comes a rollicking look at life in the west, past and present. Told with Scottish verve and humor, these enchanting essays offer a glimpse into a life fully lived. McLeod's elegant writing offers the clear voice of a masterful storyteller with a questioning mind and a sympathetic heart." -Dennis Held, Editor and author of Betting on the Night"In vignette-like style, Adelaide McLeod has taken events and locations from her childhood through adulthood-from her back alley to the mountains of Peru-and extrapolated them into real insights for both her and the reader. Her ability to make a helix of the arcane around the mundane through her awareness of generational differences between value systems is most impressive." -Dr. Wallace K. Pond, Psychologist, and Professor at Boise State University
Using my neighbor K.C.'s deluxe, self-adjusting ladder, I carefully commenced
my climb to the roof. At step three my fear of heights kicked ... patron saint of
persons afraid of heights. At step six, I felt something bounce off the top of my head.
Author: Michael Delphy Hunt
Perfect Turkeys is the second in a series of books, that examines (through short stories) the often hilarious, and always funny life and times of Michael Devin Hughes. Whether searching for the Perfect Turkey for Thanksgiving, or trying to locate the Fig Queen's House in Brewster Hollow, or reserving a hotel room with a chain hotel, Michael Devin Hughes complicates the most simple of tasks. Though quadruple-divorced, Hughes maintains relations with his ex-wives and children, as the short stories, "Dancing With My Daughter," "A Walk at Sunset With My Son," and "Chief of Personal Appearance" reveal. Michael Devin Hughes' obsessive nature is deliciously illustrated in "Lemon Bars." His humorous bond with his father is wonderfully amplified in "The Buffet Line." And Hughes incredibly bad timing is hilariously detailed in "Dinner and Railroad Crossings."
Release on 1991 | by United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Ethics
If he doesn't remember, he doesn't remember. If he does, he does. The Witness. Off the top of my head? Chairman Heflin. Yes, sir. The Witness. Is the question.
Right. I've read this memo through once, a week ago. All right. And on the top of ...
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Ethics
Kathy Westbrook has had to work out that there is more risk to her integrity as a
manager by making bad decisions 'off the top of my head', than there is from
saying 'I'm going to have to think about that', or 'I'll ring you back'. She talks of how
Author: Tony Watson
Category: Business & Economics
The Emergent Manager examines the process of becoming a manager within organizations and considers how people relate the ways in which they 'manage' their lives to their development as managers in the workplace. At the heart of the book is the idea of the individual engaged in a continual process of 'becoming'. Focusing on the reported experiences of managers, the book is richly illustrated throughout with examples drawn from a variety of workplaces, including the civil service, academia, the retail industry, construction and engineering, banking and the prison service. Tony Watson and Pauline Harris together provide a new understanding of the nature of the management role and the ways in which
First, I sat down and then reclined onto its rough dusty surface. He went and
stood behind my head and once he did that, I got the feeling that he was going to
open up or cut off the top of my head. So I panicked. He hesitated in response to
Author: M. Dianne Goodman-Larson
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Door To Atlantis describes what really happened to us in that Atlantean cataclysmic event which submerged the continent over a period of one day and a night. Many thousands of years ago, a race of extraordinary beings determined the future of mankind, influenced our technologies and changed the direction and the genetic make-up of humanity. Door to Atlantis describes the gods of Atlantis, the Ancient Elder Brothers, Interdimensional Portals of Atlantis, the Mars Atlantis Voyagers and their genetic and technological experiments. The book is an expose of how advanced technologies reshaped the destiny of mankind taking us down through the dimensions. What happened during our transit back up to the Fifth Dimension? It discloses UFO sightings and extaterrestrial encounters. You may or may not be convinced by these startling revelations, but it is the truth that many have been waiting for. Door to Atlantis also addresses spiritual precepts about new dimensions ruled by "thought" that we will be moving into an must prepare for by the end of the "cycle". Door to Atlantis encourages people of this planet to wake up and recognize their legacy of little known expression in mankind today and their multidimensinal spirit.
A Blind Man's Journey to Climb Farther than the Eye Can See: My Story Erik
Weihenmayer ... I suggested, my heart pumping adrenaline into every corner of my body. Maybe I could find a ... His head bounced hollowly off the wall. It made
me a ...
Author: Erik Weihenmayer
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The incredible bestselling book from the author of No Barriers and The Adversity Advantage Erik Weihenmayer was born with retinoscheses, a degenerative eye disorder that would leave him blind by the age of thirteen. But Erik was determined to rise above this devastating disability and lead a fulfilling and exciting life. In this poignant and inspiring memoir, he shares his struggle to push past the limits imposed on him by his visual impairment-and by a seeing world. He speaks movingly of the role his family played in his battle to break through the barriers of blindness: the mother who prayed for the miracle that would restore her son's sight and the father who encouraged him to strive for that distant mountaintop. And he tells the story of his dream to climb the world's Seven Summits, and how he is turning that dream into astonishing reality (something fewer than a hundred mountaineers have done). From the snow-capped summit of McKinley to the towering peaks of Aconcagua and Kilimanjaro to the ultimate challenge, Mount Everest, this is a story about daring to dream in the face of impossible odds. It is about finding the courage to reach for that ultimate summit, and transforming your life into something truly miraculous. "An inspiration to other blind people and plenty of us folks who can see just fine."—Jon Krakauer, New York Times bestselling author of Into Thin Air From the Trade Paperback edition.
Release on 2011-08-19 | by Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts
Again , off the top of my head , I am not Chair : Two very quick final questions .
going to guessa on it . Q175 Stephen Barclay : A much more basic Q178 Stephen
Barclay : Perhaps you could just question , but could you just confirm what ...
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts
Publisher: The Stationery Office
Category: Technology & Engineering
This report assesses the Ministry of Defence's performance in managing the supply chain to front line troops. The MoD rightly puts a strong emphasis on ensuring troops get the supplies they need. Equally, providing an efficient supply chain would release resources for the front line. The Committee believes there should be greater emphasis on securing value for money and that there is room for it to find efficiencies in the supply chain without jeopardising operational effectiveness. Previous reports have identified persistent problems with late deliveries, unnecessary costs and missed targets. At present, the MoD does not have the information to identify where savings could be made. It does not know the full costs of its current activities or the cost of alternative supply options. The failure to collect basic data about where supplies are stored has directly contributed to the MoD accounts being qualified for three consecutive years. The MoD is now seeking to resolve these information problems through a major initiative known as the Future Logistics Information Services project, expected to be implemented by 2014. Until then, the Department will continue to store data in systems that are at critical risk of failure. It is vital that the MOD sustains its programme in order to secure value for money. Measures which could improve the efficiency of supply operations include putting more pressure on suppliers to deliver on time, keeping stocks at lower levels to reduce the risk of them deteriorating, and benchmarking performance against relevant comparators such as other armed forces.
... his head should be taken off . The sentence was literally executed on the 14th
July , the criminal supporting its horrors with the same astonishing fortitude . ...
His last words were : ' I wonder , will the top of my head be blown off ? ' The same
She reached into her bag and fumbled for her planner. “Oh, I don't have my stuff
with me, and I don't know her work phone number off the top of my head. Here,
take one of my cards.” “Are you a lawyer, too?” he asked, and then perused her ...
Author: Christine Son
In this exhilarating debut, three women find that sometimes the best way to nourish your dreams is with friendship—and by daring to try something that’s not on the menu. If there's one thing these three friends can agree on, it's that being a high-achieving Asian-American woman can mean a lot of pressure. Whitney Lee works at a law firm, but no one—not even her best friends—knows about her fantasies of making it as a singer. Restaurateur Hercules Huang is poised to be the next big name in the cooking world, but her strained relationship with her unassimilated father mars her accomplishments. Audrey Henley, the adopted daughter of Texas billionaires, is thrilled when her less-than-wealthy boyfriend proposes, but her mother worries that she’s repeating the mistakes she made decades ago. They're the closest of friends—who still need to learn to trust each other. But through dinners, a weekend getaway, and shared set-ups and let-downs, these three realize that sometimes, to live the life of your dreams, all you have to do is let go of the need to be perfect. "Off the Menu is filled with characters who will resonate with anyone who has struggled to balance pleasing others with following a dream. Christine Son’s attention to cultural details will remind readers of Amy Tan, and the satisfying conclusion of the story is the perfect end to a day spent curled up with this delectable novel."—Tasha Alexander, author of And Only to Deceive and A Fatal Waltz
No , sir : I had the ship to look out for , and keep her afloat ; for just then the cap'n
bolted into the cabin ; and , when I looked down about ... I sung out to him at the top of my voice . ... now as bald as a turnip . that it took every hair out of my head .
and I'll just look and GODDAMN STUFF IS FALLING OFF THE TOP OF THE
REFRIGERATOR!! GODDAMN SALAD BOWL WE NEVER USE JUST BOUNCED
—OWWW!—OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD!!! Now I stepped on the salad tongs and
Author: Ian Frazier
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Based on his widely read columns for The New Yorker, Ian Frazier's uproarious first novel, The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days, centers on a profoundly memorable character, sprung from an impressively fertile imagination. Structured as a daybook of sorts, the book follows the Cursing Mommy—beleaguered wife of Larry and mother of two boys, twelve and eight—as she tries (more or less) valiantly to offer tips on how to do various tasks around the home, only to end up on the ground, cursing, surrounded by broken glass. Her voice is somewhere between Phyllis Diller's and Sylvia Plath's: a hilariously desperate housewife with a taste for swearing and large glasses of red wine, who speaks to the frustrations of everyday life. Frazier has demonstrated an astonishing ability to operate with ease in a variety of registers: from On the Rez, an investigation into the lives of modern day Oglala Sioux written with a mix of humor, compassion, and imagination, to Dating Your Mom, a sidesplitting collection of humorous essays that imagines, among other things, how and why you might begin a romance with your mother. Here, Frazier tackles another genre with his usual grace and aplomb, as well as an extra helping of his trademark wicked wit. The Cursing Mommy's failures and weaknesses are our own—and Frazier gives them a loving, satirical spin that is uniquely his own.
Sitch a cuttin ' off heads and runnin ' troo de middle ,, Sitch a cuttin ' off heads I
nebber did see . ' Spose any Niggar ' send his ... The sun shone with its usual
good nature - as if nearly fell off the top of my head . You know the grand stand at
Obviously her brother isn't too thrilled about that. “ . ... Samira finished her bite of
bread so J.P. silently offered her his other half. ... I can name three people right off the top of my head who would give their right arm to teach at the university.
Author: Judith Kay
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Out of My League is a compelling story of letting go of the past in order to grow into the future. At its center is a couple, two worlds apart, who find themselves facing decisions that challenge their independence, their commitments, and their way of life. Neither knew that a single trip to the library packed the potential to change them both forever. Consumed by ambition, J.P. Ralston has control over everything in his reach. A successful law practice, any woman he desires, and total social freedom. A sudden turn of events has J.P. scrambling for parental rights as he is forced to come to terms with remnants of past mistakes. In the midst of the chaos, one woman threatens to strip the jurisdiction hes come to know as his own life. Samira Cartwright is a young widow, raising her daughters, completely content in the world shes created for herself. Safe from relationships and social agendas, Samiras days are immersed in family affairs and managing the business of the Maple Street Library. One visitor awakens her spirit in ways shed banished from memory. Samira suddenly finds herself longing for companionship and dreaming of the man who dared to make her whole again. Out of My League is so real readers will find their own lives etched in the pages. Love never makes a wrong choice. Yet surrendering what has always been to seek what might yet be is the challenge of a lifetime.
Not off the top of my head. We could sit down and go through a more detailed
analysis going through our records, if you would like, but there is a wide variety of
different types of cases. Ms. MUSKETT. I meant in terms of police misconduct. MR
Author: Mary Frances Berry
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Hearing held before the U.S. Comm. on Civil Rights in L.A., CA, June 15-17, 1993. Unsettling episodes beginning with & emanating from the beating of Rodney King, a black man, by several white L.A.P.D. officers in Mar. 1991, confirmed the prior opinion of the Comm. that the tensions between racial & ethnic groups in L.A. required attention. During the 1993 hearing, the Comm. concentrated on 3 areas: (a) the administration of justice -- relating to police practices & policies; (b) economic development -- pertaining to unemployment, the L.A. Transportation System, job training & small bus. initiatives; & (c) the portrayals or projections of minorities through TV in both news & entertainment production.
O " The restaurants in the village are very good . I can only think of one name
though off the top of my head - Heroes . " Q " There are some really great little
places down in the Village , but most of them are kind of expensive ( something to
go to ...
Release on 2013-12-19 | by Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts
Lin Homer : I don't know that off the top of my head . Q181 Mr Bacon : When you
say that , it's interesting to me . Which bits of the industry write to you Q189 Mr
Bacon : The three numbers that I have from supporting it ? Government — these
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts
Publisher: The Stationery Office
Category: Business & Economics
In pursuing unpaid tax, HMRC has not clearly demonstrated that it is on the side of the majority of taxpayers who pay their taxes in full. Last year the Department collected less tax in real terms than it managed to collect in 2011-12. This was despite the stated ambition to crack down on tax avoidance. The tax gap as defined by HMRC did not shrink, but in 2011-12 grew to £35 billion. Furthermore, this figure does not include all the tax revenue lost. HMRC pursues tax owed by the smaller businesses but seems to lose its nerve when it comes to mounting prosecutions against multinational corporations. It predicted that it would collect £3.12 billion unpaid tax from UK holders of Swiss bank accounts and this figure was built into budget estimates, but in 2013-14 it has so far secured just £440 million. HMRC aims to make the UK more attractive to business but the incentives to international corporations may also enable them to avoid tax. HMRC needs to strike the right balance between support and enforcement. The implementation of the Real Time Information system has been encouraging overall though some small businesses are continuing to struggle. It is of concern that HMRC is planning from April 2014 to fine companies even though some face continuing challenges. The successful implementation of Universal Credit depends on RTI continuing to work properly but the system does not have full disaster recovery arrangements. System failures could have serious consequences for payments to individuals
Off the top of my head, I can't say for certain, but I can check my calendar. Why do
you want to know?” In the middle of punching his Palm Pilot with a stylus, he
stopped and stared at Casey with horror. “Oh, dear Lord. Is that when...when
Author: Ginna Gray
A serial killer is targeting the women of Mears, Colorado, and so far the police have nothing to go on. Detective Casey O'Toole is assigned to jump-start the investigation, and she discovers two unsettling facts: the victims were all patients of a prominent plastic surgeon, and each of them bears an uncanny resemblance to herself. Ruled out as a suspect, Dr. Mark Adams offers to assist Casey in any way he can and, despite her resistance, their relationship quickly turns personal. The pressure on Casey to find the killer mounts steadily as terror grips the small mountain community. Then a stunning twist leads Casey to the deadly truth—and to the face of a killer nearly as familiar as her own.
I'd have regularly trowelled ' em on : I'd have lied the hair off the top of my head , -
if I'd had any , —and I'd have made a good job of it , too . The top of my head
would have been as bald as the palm of your hand by the time I got through , if
oFF tHe toP oF MY HEAD you liveyou die you breathe you cry you live every day
you die every night eventually you are going to decay so live every day like it'
syour last alright? DON'T KNOW I'm split between two factions don't know to