To encapsulate some of what I had started to think about, read about, write about,
and explore, it all seemed to revolve around meaning, purpose, passion, love,
and spirituality. Could I truly love who I was becoming, which would allow me to ...
Author: Jason Hughes
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This memoir is based on my experiences in this world. Bob Marley, Princess Diana, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Mother Theresa, Deepak Chopra, Oprah Winfrey, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. have all talked about essentially the same thing: that there is One Universal Love that flows inside us all. And yet, life is often about harmonizing with the co-existence of opposite values. We constantly strive for balance within ourselves between life and death, being happy or sad, up and down, love and fear, pain and growth, and light and dark. One cannot exist without the other. Together, and individually, we all travel this vast spectrum at our own rate of speed and in our own unique ways. Experiencing these opposites is what often makes this journey interesting. Only by keeping our focus on the positive as much as possible, can we achieve, and enjoy, a healthy balance. But, if life is an inevitable balance between up and down, and good and bad, are we all at the mercy of the changing tides? How do we directly impact our experience? Why do so many of us wait for something bad to happen in our lives before we actually wake up and begin to move through life seeing clearly, as Nature intended. All too often we must go through many forms of pain before we discover the true growth that was intended for us. My own conscious contact came about as a result of a devastatingly painful experience, after which I began to realize that nothing is impossible, and that only together, can we realize this truth. I began to understand how much we all share in this life, and I realized we are clearly meant to work through our pain collectively. Together, we will discover happier states of existence. It is only with the true caring and sharing of so many, that I was able to survive a potentially insurmountable ordeal, and I am here today to share with you all I have learned. And this is my story -- of how I came to experience, embrace, and be transformed by, that Universal Love that great men and women before me, have also discovered. My goal is to connect and relate with you, my reader, on the most important and meaningful levels. I have learned that love is the answer, and when we open up to the many ways we can receive love every moment of our lives together, then life takes on a whole new meaning, one that will be better than anything we can imagine. It is my sincere hope that this book helps to heal, and promotes goodness in a world that can often be a tough playing field.
by Roger Vaughn Baker, 02-03-08 There was a man who delicately invested
heart and soul to the dream of elderly love Months on end he wrote the story of
his dream and with only two did he share this story of love Bound by the laws of
What kept David Goldman going when everything looked so hopeless? In A Father's Love, Goldman recounts his extraordinary battle, despite overwhelming odds, to bring his abducted son back home.
Author: David Goldman
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The inspiring, heart-rending story of a father's unwavering love for his son. David Goldman and his Brazilian wife, Bruna Bianchi, led what appeared to be a happy life in New Jersey. But in June 2004, Bianchi took their four-year-old son, Sean, to Brazil for what she said would be a two- week vacation. Once there, she informed Goldman that she was staying in Brazil-and keeping Sean, setting in motion an international controversy that would eventually reach the highest levels of the U.S. and Brazilian governments. It would be almost five years before David saw Sean again. What kept David Goldman going when everything looked so hopeless? In A Father's Love, Goldman recounts his extraordinary battle, despite overwhelming odds, to bring his abducted son back home. It is a riveting story full of peculiar ironies, unfathomable elements, threats, and legal twists and turns. Goldman describes in detail the wrenching emotions he went through and how he relentlessly rallied support behind the scenes from both high-level U.S. government officials and national media organizations. Father and son were finally reunited in December 2009, and Goldman writes about the challenges he is now facing as he works to rebuild his relationship with his son, and the advocacy work he is doing on behalf of other children in similar circumstances. Goldman's unusual story movingly celebrates an ordinary man's incredible love for and loyalty to his son, and his ability to overcome the unimaginable to keep them together. It is a testament to how connected any father and son can be.
This is a story of teenage dreams, which, as any Peel fan knows, are hard to beat. Between 1967 and 2004 John Peel picked over 2000 bands to come and record over 4000 sessions to be played on his radio show.
Author: Ken Garner
Publisher: Random House
This is a story of teenage dreams, which, as any Peel fan knows, are hard to beat. Between 1967 and 2004 John Peel picked over 2000 bands to come and record over 4000 sessions to be played on his radio show. Many were young and had never been in a recording studio before, for some it was the start of an illustrious career, for others it was the only recognition their musical talent ever got. For over 35 years the cream of British musical talent made the journey to the BBC's studio in Maida Vale, from Pink Floyd to Pulp, the Small Faces to the Smiths. And because John Peel was so respected his sessions took on a legendary status - they were a rite of passage that every new band wanted to go through. Unfettered by commerical pressure the Peel Sessions were a unique British institution - an archive of music that reflects one man's passion for finding and encouraging new music. Includes a full sessionography listing songs, band members and broadcast dates. Jarvis Cocker writing about his first Peel Session aged 18 (Wayne the drummer was 15): 'We travelled down to Maida Vale in a van driven by a very strange man we'd contacted via a card pinned to the Virgin record shop noticeboard. We'd had to borrow lots of equipment from a band called The Naughtiest Girl Was a Monitor 'cause we didn't have enough stuff of our own. The session was to be produced by Dale Griffin, who used to be the drummer in Mott the Hoople; I seem to remember that he was wearing cowboy boots. I think the crisis point came when Wayne was attempting to get a home-made synth-drum to work that a friend of his at school had made out of a rubber burglar-alarm mat and an old electronic calculator - Dale Griffin looked at this 15-year-old kid crouching on the floor bashing what looked like a doormat with some wires coming out of it and just put his head in his hands. But to his credit, the session did get finished and after it, everything else started for me...'
Will he succeed or fail miserably in his quest to find love in this city? This is a funny and sometimes heart wrenching tale of a man trying to navigate the pitfalls of the modern dating world in the city.
Author: Charles Wiedenmann
Publisher: Independently Published
Love at first swipe! One man's story of returning to Philadelphia in search of the perfect girlfriend. Will he succeed or fail miserably in his quest to find love in this city? This is a funny and sometimes heart wrenching tale of a man trying to navigate the pitfalls of the modern dating world in the city.
That was love for you—blinding, incapacitating and most of the time a pain in the
butt. At least she'd had a ... he was quite a nice guy at heart, certainly a looker,
and she almost wished she hadn't judged him so harshly. Only almost, though;
Author: Natalie Fox
Did he belong to another woman? Never in her life had Christie felt so cheated. More than anything she hated Victor Lascelles for standing on that beach with his arms wrapped around her cousin, showing the world where his heart truly lay…. He had warned her not to let paradise go to her head, but it had, and so had he. He had lied and cheated while smiling his way to her tortured heart…. And to think she had once believed she could love him….
This volume makes available three of Capon's sought-after early works: An Offering of Uncles, The Third Peacock, and Hunting the Divine Fox.
Author: Robert Farrar Capon
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
This volume makes available three of Capon's sought-after early works: An Offering of Uncles, The Third Peacock, and Hunting the Divine Fox. Each book offers a refreshingly different take on key theological issues--the priesthood of humankind, the problem of God and evil, and the language of theology.
Michael Barakiva's One Man Guy is a romantic, moving, laugh-out-loud-funny story about what happens when one person cracks open your world and helps you see everything—and, most of all, yourself--like you never have before.
Author: Michael Barakiva
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Alek Khederian should have guessed something was wrong when his parents took him to a restaurant. Everyone knows that Armenians never eat out. Why bother, when their home cooking is far superior to anything "these Americans" could come up with? Between bouts of interrogating the waitress and criticizing the menu, Alek's parents announce that he'll be attending summer school in order to bring up his grades. Alek is sure this experience will be the perfect hellish end to his hellish freshmen year of high school. He never could've predicted that he'd meet someone like Ethan. Ethan is everything Alek wishes he were: confident, free-spirited, and irreverent. When Ethan gets Alek to cut school and go to a Rufus Wainwright concert in New York City's Central Park, Alek embarks on his first adventure outside the confines of his suburban New Jersey existence. He can't believe a guy this cool wants to be his friend. And before long, it seems like Ethan wants to be more than friends. Alek has never thought about having a boyfriend—he's barely ever had a girlfriend—but maybe it's time to think again. Michael Barakiva's One Man Guy is a romantic, moving, laugh-out-loud-funny story about what happens when one person cracks open your world and helps you see everything—and, most of all, yourself--like you never have before.
In the process, he made exciting new discoveries about the tribal people and about himself. Into the Heart is the fascinating story of his journey of discovery.
Author: Kenneth Good
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Anthropologist Kenneth Good went to the rain forests of the Amazon to study the Yanomami. He found more than one of the few remaining peoples untouched by modern civilization. During more than a decade of observation, Good found himself accepted, indeed virtually adopted, by the tribe and eventually fell in love with a young Yanomami woman. In the process, he made exciting new discoveries about the tribal people and about himself. Into the Heart is the fascinating story of his journey of discovery.
Labor of Love is much more than the story of a unique pregnancy and birth — it’s a beautiful and controversial love story about going against the tide, a powerful statement about the evolution of family and identity in the new ...
Author: Thomas Beatie
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Thomas Beatie electrified the world in April 2008 with his announcement that he was seven months pregnant and due to give birth in July. The news made headlines across the globe, but it’s only one chapter in a fascinating saga. Labor of Love reveals Beatie’s unique life experiences: his less-than-idyllic childhood in Hawaii, his feelings of being a young man trapped in the body of a woman, his fight to conceive a child, and the obstacles surrounding the delivery. This astonishing narrative permits an intimate look at a family that refuses to let other people’s definitions of family deter them from creating one on their own terms. Labor of Love is much more than the story of a unique pregnancy and birth — it’s a beautiful and controversial love story about going against the tide, a powerful statement about the evolution of family and identity in the new millennium.
Regard other people's person as one's own. Consequently, when feudal lords love one another, they will not fight in the fields. When heads of families love one
another, they will not usurp one another. When individuals love one another, they
Author: Robert K. Wen
Philosophy One Mans Overview is for those who have had little contact with the discipline of philosophy but have a persistent interest in the subject, and for those who think recurrently about where they stand in the larger scheme of things. The book aims to expose the reader to a wide array of ideas from the worlds most influential philosophers, aiding him or her to become more perceptive and confident on lifes journey. The book has three segments. The first provides an introduction to philosophy terminology, an explanation of philosophys relevance and usefulness, and a summary of the three major world philosophical traditions the Western, Indian and Chinese. The second discusses the three traditions more substantially, exploring the philosophies of such thinkers as Lao Zi, Aristotle and Kant, and philosophies such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Existentialism and Contemporary New Confucianism (). Finally, the third segment compares the three philosophical traditions. It also includes some thoughts of the author on world peace, as well as on a world viewbased on a deism with Nature as its representation--concerning human character, the living of a life as the purpose of life, and the meaning of death.
"First published as One man's love by Harlequin Books in 1986 and Mystic by Harlequin Books in 1986."--Title page verso.
Author: Lisa Jackson
Publisher: HQN Books
Two stories of romance, secrets and suspense from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson! One Man's Love Stacey Monroe made it a rule not to get personally involved with any of her patients--and certainly not with their fathers! But when Nathan Sloan brought his daughter in to see her, Stacey fell in love with both of them almost immediately. But Nathan was a man with many secrets--secrets that might put Stacey in danger... Mystic Savannah Beaumont once loved Travis McCord, but then Travis left her to marry someone else. Now, nine years later, Travis has returned to the Beaumonts' California ranch to confront Savannah's father about his suspicious political ambitions and the Beaumont family legacy. Jilted once before, Savannah is determined to keep Travis at a distance, but when he comes to her, desperate for her help, she'll have no choice but to risk her heart once more...
On the contrary, we are here for God's strong desire to lavish His love upon us
and for him to have an eternal personal face-to-face fellowship and relationship
with His special creation. The Bible says, "Beloved, let us love one another: for love ...
Author: Neighl Groh
Publisher: Xulon Press
The three most pervading questions asked by a majority of rational people are: ~~ How did I get here? ~~ Why am I here? ~~ What is my destiny? The author in his quest for answers to these questions has been induced to offer his discoveries in the writing of this book. It is my most sincere wish that perhaps many seeking souls might gain some insight into their search for answers to these all encompassing questions found in their lives, especially during these times of much uncertainty that our world seems to have gone mad. The author is persuaded that he has found answers for profound questions and solace in his daily search of the Holy Scriptures, in addition to the opinions found in the writing of scholars, theologians, philosophers and scientists. ~~ Neighl L Groh During the first forty years of my life, I lived as a nominal Christian despite the fact that I was impressively taught the importance of Christian living by my parents starting at a very early age. My mother commenced teaching my five sisters, my brother and me very early in our lives that we must follow, love and receive the Lord Jesus and accept Him as our personal Savior. In the early 1960's I met a group of Christ loving men that changed my attitude and I developed an unquenchable thirst for a much broader knowledge of God's plan and purpose for my life. Starting at the age of forty and continuing until my present age of eighty-five years, I have made it a practice to read the Old Testament once and the New Testament twice each year.
You realize a woman ' s love is like a fly ? " He raised an eyebrow at me . “ And
just like a fly , her love is just as likely to land on a pile of shit as it is a rose . ” He
took out his hanky , blew his nose , and stuffed it into the front pocket of his ...
Author: Ivan Elizabeth Coyote
Publisher: arsenal pulp press
From the award-winning author of Close to Spider Man comes this series of stories about being queer and searching out new frontiers. Including the hilarious account of an attempted lesbian wedding in a Las Vegas chapel, and a touching tale of being beguiled by an uncle's girlfriend, these are stories about being on the road: to the northern tundra or the southern desert, through cities and towns, on horses, in trucks and vans, with family, friends and lovers. In achingly personal tones, Coyote paints honest and beautiful portraits of life and the spirits within.
Now one night an old and lonely man reviewed the li e he'd led, And be sadly
thought ofone he loved, his wife who'd left ... will leave its master, unless it
sometimes gets a bone, And like a dog, man'sfaith willfail ifhe can never see love
Author: Charles T. Johnson
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
There is no one that can promise that tomorrow will even come, And there is no guarantee at all that we will see tomorrows sun. The promise of another day is not a guarantee things will change, In fact there is no guarantee that there are any days that remain. Then what value is there in today if tomorrow may never come, Why worry about a day not here when our present one isnt done. We should focus on the present and treat each hour as if the best, For times a gift he loans to us when it is gone we have none left. For once its gone its truly lost, not one minute can be returned, The values in how we used it, and most important what we learned. So if were frugal with our time, and use it to learn about his way, He will reward us with additional time in the form of another day. But remember time is still Gods gift; it has value and great worth, A tool hed have us use to learn about his wisdom here on earth. So each moment that he gives to u, is ours to try to be like him. But if we squander what he gives, well not have that time again.
What I Love About Cricket is the story of a summer when a 'master' cricket obsessive teaches his novice 'pupil' the wisdom of the game.
Author: Sandy Balfour
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
What I Love About Cricket is the story of a summer when a 'master' cricket obsessive teaches his novice 'pupil' the wisdom of the game. Sandy Balfour is cast as the supposed master and his sixteen-year-old daughter's new boyfriend - the skateboarding boy wonder - is the reluctant pupil. This beginner's guide to the infuriatingly perverse game of cricket is a love letter addressed both to those who utterly fail to understand it and to those who need reminding why they fell in love in the first place. What unfolds is wonderfully observed, very funny and as much about fathers and daughters, love and life, as it is about cricket.
One man's love is another man's hate Don't cry ifI die you can't change your own
fate You know then ifI could I would live forever If I had that much time we would
spend it together One man's goo intent is another's mans lore Don't laugh if I fall ...
Author: Marie Hilton
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This collection of poems are from many different friends and family’s ideas. One is from my ten year old granddaughter, Erin! They were given to me in hopes that I would review, edit, and publish them. It took a lot of time and effort to make some of them into a readable poem. I had to go through them line by line. I did not want to lose the message that each wanted to convey. Everyone is not a poet, but they seem to have a lot of interesting thoughts to write about. I found it comforting to know that many of them see this world as it really is. I am confident that you the reader, from young to old, will find several of these poems to ponder and relate to the intended meaning of the individual poems. Even if you don’t, they are worthy of your time to read. I believe that in a poem you can express yourself freely, which is why poems are written by many who never intend to publish the things they feel very deeply about and write them down. If you have some writings stuck away somewhere, get them out and dust them off and clean up the grammar. You may be pleasantly surprised at what you have wrote down. You may become the next poet in your time.
“There are two issues you're dealing with here: betrayalby one man and your love foranother.” Vicshook herhead, confused. “I don't understand the point you'
retrying tomake, Mom.” “Didn't you just sithere and tell me that you love A.J.?
Author: LaConnie Taylor-Jones
Publisher: Genesis Press, Inc.
Nursing administrator Victoria Bennett has soured on love. She has sworn off men; they bring too much drama and too much pain into her life. That is, until she meets pediatrician A.J. Baptiste, a single parent who is determined to woo her. A.J. will stop at nothing to have her, and Victoria finds her resolve put to the test . . . but is this a fight she really wants to win?