THE STORY: This comedy concerns Polly Emerson, a pretty young thing who wants to be an actress. Polly's husband, Don, is a successful advertising man, who yearns to be a playwright and has a shelf of unproduced plays to his credit. Don understandab
Jack Wilson found himself riding in the back of a pickup truck wondering how everything could have gone so wrong. He looked up the road and caught a glimpse of the strange, enclosed city looming in the distance. His father had agreed to leave the safety of their secluded cabin in the mountains and travel hundreds of miles with him to try and find Lori. It had been over two years since he saw her last. Jack loved her desperately but had no idea how she felt toward him. They had prepared for months, planning out every detaila "or so he had thought. Now Jack's father was dead, the plan was totally shot, and he was making it up as he went along with his life in the balance. He had four days to infiltrate the city, find Lori, and escape before he would surely be discovered and killed. He couldn't have dreamed how the next four days and a mysterious letter from his father would forever change his life. Wake Up, O Sleeper is a page-turning thrill ride that you won't be able to put down. The shocking ending will leave you asking: 'Am I awake or asleep?'"
"The birth of a child is a miraculous event that is momentous for both mother and father. However, it can also be an incredibly hectic time. Wake Up, the Baby’s Coming is the hilarious account of this wonderful and frenzied experience.One night, Mommy and Daddy are sleeping peacefully. As the baby realizes it is too big for the womb, it cues its mother with a series of sharp kicks. After waking abruptly from her sound sleep, Mommy discovers that it is time to go to the hospital and frantically rouses Daddy.The couple now face the chaotic task of gathering their things and traveling to the hospital. Upon arrival, the commotion does not subside as they prepare to give birth to a beautiful baby. After all is said and done, two have now become three in this extraordinary experience.
Though raised Catholic, in the early 1950s Jack Kerouac became fascinated with Buddhism, an interest that would have a profound impact on his ideas of spirituality and their expression in his writing from Mexico City Blues to The Dharma Bums. Published for the first time in book form, Wake Up is Kerouac’s retelling of the story of Prince Siddhartha Gautama, who as a young man abandoned his wealthy family and comfortable home for a lifelong search for Enlightenment. As a compendium of the teachings of the Buddha, Wake Up is a profound meditation on the nature of life, desire, wisdom, and suffering. Distilled from a wide variety of canonical scriptures, Wake Up serves as both a concise primer on the concepts of Buddhism and as an insightful and deeply personal document of Kerouac’s evolving beliefs. It is the work of a devoted spiritual follower of the Buddha who also happened to be one of the twentieth century’s most influential novelists. Wake Up: A Life of the Buddha will be essential reading for the legions of Jack Kerouac fans and for anyone who is curious about the spiritual principles of one of the world’s great religions.
With every possible choice we must identify early and treat early all types of addiction. Then support the maintenance of recovery in everyone. Chemical Dependency Family Intervention needs to be commonplace and the media needs to focus on Recovery. Part of the problem is the adult attitudes are pro early drinking in adolescents and some even drink with their children and think nothing of it. All people should look at their own relationship with alcohol and other drugs. There is a responsible adult mature way to approach alcohol when people are 21 years old. Those people who are in recovery with alcoholism or addiction do live a productive happy life. The people who are still drinking/drugging along with all their: family/friends who are addicted to them are in desperate need of help. As a society we need to recognize this. We need not sensationalize on the negative, but instead repeatedly showcase those who are healthy recovering families and also families who are healthy and do not have alcoholism/addiction in their family background. Make an effort to read this book and take action to call a Chemical Dependency Family Interventionist and learn about the family disease of Chemical Dependency. Recovery for the whole family is possible. So many people will do anything to get their alcoholic/addict help they think, but when you ask them to take a look at themselves and their interaction with their alcoholic/addict many times they say, Well maybe, I dont know or I will definitely think about that. Later they will do nothing. A Chemical Dependency Family Intervention takes courage. This courage energizes when children who were originally filled with fear, confront their addicted parents and are supported by their aunts, uncles and cousins. The family promises to take care of them while their parents are receiving treatment. Courage is when a husband confronts his alcoholic wife with love and believes that recovery is possible even while major dysfunction within the family with the children exists. Will any of you have that courage to follow through and accomplish an intervention? Perhaps, you will after you read this book and start talking to one another. The key ingredients are forgiveness, love, and persistence along with courage. You may have none of these ingredients, but you can get them so that you can have a possible serene life with your sober family member and your family working on their own recovery road. Beyond your wildest dreams. (A saying from AA)