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What Am I Doing Here

Author : Bruce Chatwin
ISBN : 9781448105052
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this collection of profiles, essays and travel stories, Chatwin takes us to Benin, where he is arrested as a mercenary during a coup; to Boston to meet an LSD guru who believes he is Christ; to India with Indira Ghandi when she attempted a political comeback in 1978; and to Nepal where he reminds us that 'Man's real home is not a house, but the Road, and that life itself is a journey to be walked on foot'
Category: Biography & Autobiography

What Am I Doing Here

Author : Bruce Chatwin
ISBN : 033031310X
Genre : Adventure and adventurers
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What Are We Doing Here

Author : Marilynne Robinson
ISBN : 9780374717780
Genre : Literary Collections
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New essays on theological, political, and contemporary themes, by the Pulitzer Prize winner Marilynne Robinson has plumbed the human spirit in her renowned novels, including Lila, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Gilead, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In this new essay collection she trains her incisive mind on our modern political climate and the mysteries of faith. Whether she is investigating how the work of great thinkers about America like Emerson and Tocqueville inform our political consciousness or discussing the way that beauty informs and disciplines daily life, Robinson’s peerless prose and boundless humanity are on full display. What Are We Doing Here? is a call for Americans to continue the tradition of those great thinkers and to remake American political and cultural life as “deeply impressed by obligation [and as] a great theater of heroic generosity, which, despite all, is sometimes palpable still.”
Category: Literary Collections

Who Is God And What Am I Doing Here

Author : John Covington
ISBN : 9781617774218
Genre : Religion
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Do you know for certain whether you're going to heaven or hell when you die? John Covington does not know your fate either. However, inWho Is God and What Am I Doing Here?John offers some insights that may help you answer the two most important questions you may have about your existence. You are a good person—is that enough? Who is God, what is the Bible, and how can it affect you? This book will provide you with a better understanding of God, your purpose in life, and some commonsense steps on where to begin your journey to answer these questions. Jump into this book and find out for yourself,Who Is God and What Am I Doing Here?'Inquiring pilgrim disciples who are interested in being on the path with Jesus now have a faith primer. John Covington provides witty and practical insight for those who have unsatisfied curiosity about the world in which they live and have their being. His illustrative probing into the biblical stories helps the reader to grapple with what they believe in the context of fears and doubts. Covington unabashedly reveals what he sees and believes as a pilgrim disciple of the path with Jesus. This book is helpful reading for persons who are at different places along the path.' Bishop Ernest Lyght, West Virginia Conference United Methodist Church
Category: Religion

What Am I Doing Here

Author : Mary Bishop
ISBN : 1725844915
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Many of us ask the question: What am I doing here? The author has answered this question, in her own way, within the storyline of this book. The book can be read on two levels: one as a simple story and the other, as an allegorical journey of self awareness and spiritual understanding. This story is a walk through the 22 Major Tarot cards where the main character, Isra, can understand the lessons presented to her, with the help of the Tarot cards, in order for her to learn and grow spiritually throughout her lifetime. With the help of her friends, Isabel and Michael and a worn leather bound book of The Major Tarot cards, found in the wood panelled library, Isra's journey unfolds. * * * The feeling was becoming irresistible, building all the time. She looked around helplessly as she felt she was standing on the edge of an abyss. The soft lighting around her was warm and comforting yet she had the urge within, which was continuing to become stronger and stronger by the minute, to take this leap into the unknown. Thoughts whirled around in her head of the consequences of taking this bold action. She took a deep breath trying to calm herself and analyse the feelings that were making her feel so agitated. The lights enveloping her were changing now from a soft gentle white moving into sparkling deeper colours of indigo, violet and blue in turn. The atmosphere was feeling more compressed and she was finding her breathing was becoming shallow and more rapid. Suddenly, without warning, everything was moving beneath her and she felt herself in a whirling vortex, a kaleidoscope of shapes and the colours changing now, from blue to green, then yellow, orange and red, the colours getting darker and darker, the deeper she went down. The vortex was a swirling mass now twisting and turning all the time. Various symbols passed by quickly. She saw the glyph of the female sign and the astrological sign of Leo as everything whirled around her faster and faster until it all became a blur. Then suddenly it became very quiet and the energetic flow stopped. She became aware that something tumultuous had happened but now she had the overwhelming urge to sleep. As her eyes closed to deep slumber she felt a hand slip away from hers and then she slept for a long time. She awoke to the sunlight pouring through the windows showing dust motes dancing in the air She looked around hurriedly wondering where she was. The room was large with heavy furniture: a wardrobe, chest of drawers, writing desk and dressing table with blue curtains at the windows and she realised that she was lying in was a four poster bed. She looked around the room seeing beautiful pictures of Turner-like water scenes hanging from the walls. She desperately tried to remember what had happened, but nothing came. 'What am I doing here?' she cried out in desperation as she fought down a feeling of panic. Then there was a knock at the door and she felt her heart leap as though there may be help at hand to explain what was going on with her and why she was here. An old gnarled hand appeared around the door and she leapt back in her bed. 'Do you know who you are?' asked the owner of the hand. A little old lady, bent over, dressed in a long grey gown and shawl with her long grey hair straggling over her shoulders, appeared in the doorway. 'My name is Isra' she spluttered in astonishment at the vision before her, grabbing the heavy blue quilt closer to her chest. 'Hmm....do you know what your name means?' the old lady asked. 'No' Isra replied, thinking I had better get out of here, this is all so weird. 'No, no' the old lady continued as though reading her thoughts 'You are supposed to be here and your name means 'a traveller on a magical journey.' The crone grimaced in satisfaction and then said 'You had better get down for breakfast or you will be late' then promptly disappeared back out through the door again.

What Am I Doing Here

Author : Donald A. Webster
ISBN : 9781440122002
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Few people are lucky enough to experience close-up those mutually attracting worlds of politics and entertainment. Donald Webster is one of those. From his earliest memories he set his sights on Washington, D.C., where he imagined the fate of the world was decided. Over the years he realized his youthful dream --working in the Congress, the Treasury and the White House. But his political career failed to provide a sense of creative satisfaction, and when his first wife died, he cut loose from Washington and headed to a California beach and later to New York to study painting and photography. A long and winding trail finally led him to writing as his preferred means of creative self expression. His transformation from the world of politics to that of the arts took a decisive leap forward after he fell in love with actress Diana Douglas. Now married and living in Los Angeles, they have an ongoing creative partnership and a wide circle of vital artistic friends. The author's personal transformation in his work, his thinking and his innermost nature is substantially complete. This is the story of what happened along the way.
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What Am I Doing Here

Author : LeRoy R. Maleck
ISBN : 9781438979069
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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WHAT AM I DOING HERE? by Dr. LeRoy Maleck O.D. is Book III and potentially the most moving of his life experiences. This book contains the recollections of that time in life when a 22 year old army combat infantry medic was forced to rapidly mature and change forever. The author's first person style and account clearly comes from being there. This book chronicles his entry into the army as seen by a new recruit. The true account continues through basic training, continued training and the introduction to army life and situations that seem as a satire and have humorous moments. Follow his journey with the 137th Infantry Regiment, aboard a troop ship to England. Then in early July, D Day ] 28 Days, his Regiment is on Omaha Beach. Roughly 11 days later he, with his unit is engaged in something his training could not prepare him for, combat with a determined, entrenched enemy. Follow the exploits of war through the eyes of a combat infantry medic who went through, survived, and helped others survive. of some of the most brutal battles faced by the U.S. Army in World War II, Including the Northern France Campaign and the Battle of the Bulge. In addition to an army combat medic's first person account of his participation in World War II, the author has included a sorry about a rather amazing four legged friend, Speed. Speed was his Uncle Bill's dog, companion, and often hunting partner. In contrast to the War chronicles you may find this amazing heartwarming and just a great sorry about a truly amazing dog.
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What Am I Doing Here

Author : Abner Dean
ISBN : 9781681370491
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"What Am I Doing Here? is a startling masterwork by one of the forgotten innovators of American comics. In 1945, after more than a decade as a commercial illustrator--drawing advertisements and cartoons for Life, Time, Esquire, Newsweek, and many others--Abner Dean invented a genre all his own: One might call it the Existential Gag Cartoon. He used the elegant draftsmanship and single-panel format of the standard cartoons of the day, but turned them into more than just one-off jokes. With an inimitable mixture of wit, earnestness, and enigmatic surrealism, Dean uses this most ephemeral of forms to explore the deepest mysteries of human existence. What Am I Doing Here? depicts a world at once alien and familiar, in which everyone is naked but act like they're clothed--a world of club-wielding commuters and byzantine inventions, secret fears, and perverse satisfactions. Through it all strolls (or crawls, or floats, or stumbles) Dean's unclad Everyman, searching for love, happiness, and the answers to life's biggest questions"--

What Am I Doing Here

Author : Liz Cowley
ISBN : 9781903071861
Genre : Poetry
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Whatever the country, most women will identify with Liz's poetry as she explores the tapestry of women's daily lives in more than 100 witty and bittersweet poems in her own unique style—original, provocative, and often with a devilish sting in the tail. Dealing with the frustrations and disappointments along with the joys and pleasures of life, Liz is delighted when readers say to her "I don't normally like poetry, but I really love this."
Category: Poetry