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What Am I Still Doing Here

Author : Roger Lewis
ISBN : 9781444708707
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is Roger Lewis at his best: more cantankerous and curmudgeonly wit and musings about the pointlessness of life. Dark, witty and hilarious, Roger Lewis has a real way with words.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

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 On Earth Are We Doing Here

Author : Elaine A. Piha
ISBN : 9781452529806
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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What on Earth Are We Doing Here?: Exploring the Case for Human Suffering by Elaine A. Piha, C.C., M.A. Book Description Have you ever watched the evening news and wondered why there is so much pain and destruction in our world? Have you ever wondered why so many bad things happen to seemingly good people, perhaps yourself? So often, when something bad happens, it appears to be nothing more than meaningless suffering. But, what if your challenging experiences were actually loaded with hidden meaning, meaning that you yourself selected before you were even conceived? Could it be that you are the sole entity responsible for your circumstances, that no other source is to blame for your current state of affairs? We plan our life challenges before birth in a process called pre-birth planning, not for the mere principle of enduring pain, but for the personal growth that it affords our soul. Thus, human suffering has the noble purpose of teaching compassion as we each travel our own spiritual path. Giving meaning to our suffering is vital to our growth as a whole. Understanding the adversity in our lives leads to personal acceptance, freedom and fulfillment. Feelings of fear, anger and resentment are replaced with the motivation to extract as much meaning as possible from each earthly experience. This shift removes us from the victim role and places us in the driver's seat of our own lives.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

What Are You Doing Here

Author : Sheila McNeill
ISBN : 9781644249543
Genre : Fiction
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After my tenure as national president of the Navy League and after I think, perhaps, I have nothing to prove, I was wrong. I am asked to speak at the annual Thursday night dinner of the Submarine Veterans of WWII in November 2008. I came in at the last minute and sit down at the designated table full of submarine veterans and their wives. I was the last one to sit down. The submarine veteran next to me listens while we visit at the table for a few minutes and then turns to me and says, “What are you doing here? You don’t know anything about us. You aren’t a submariner. Why should you be speaking to us?” And I thought, Here we go again.
Category: Fiction

What Are We Doing Here

Author : Marilynne Robinson
ISBN : 9780349010434
Genre : Literary Collections
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New essays by the Orange and Pulitzer Prize winning author of Gilead, Home and Lila. In this collection, Marilynne Robinson, one of today's most important thinkers - admired by President Obama, and so many others - impels us to action and offers us hope. Marilynne Robinson has plumbed the human spirit in her renowned novels, including Lila, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award; Home, winner of the Orange Prize; 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 to continue the tradition of the great thinkers and to remake political and cultural life as "deeply impressed by obligation [and as] a great theatre of heroic generosity, which, despite all, is sometimes palpable still." In our era of rampant political and cultural pessimism, we run the risk of becoming bogged down in disillusionment and of losing sight of ways out of the mire. In What Are We Doing Here?, the incomparable Marilynne Robinson offers us balm: impelling us to action, but offering us hope.
Category: Literary Collections

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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

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 : 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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

What Am I Doing Here

Author : Hilary Brand
ISBN : 0715141619
Genre : Religion
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Have you ever wondered what church is all about? Ever found yourself in a service wondering what on earth is going on? And what the point of it all is? Whether you're completely new to church or have been coming to church for a while, this little book is here to help you! With a down-to-earth style and subtle humour, What Am I Doing Here? takes you through an Anglican Holy Communion service, demystifying what happens - and why. Subjects covered include: What are you doing here?: The need to meet your maker Worship: The need to celebrate and count our blessings Confession: The need for accounting procedures and a clean slate Sermons: The need for wise words and challenging questions The Creed: The need for a basic belief system Prayer: The need to engage with the wider world and ask for help The Peace: The need to live in right relationship with others Holy Communion: The need for strength, comfort and delight Being sent out and the after-church chat: The need to share the journey
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What S An American Doing Here Reflections On Travel In The Third World

Author : Stanley C. Diamond
ISBN : 9781609116590
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Stan Diamond's adventurous travel to remote corners of the world provides inspiration to the prospective and seasoned traveler alike. As a life-long educator, his observations about the value and meaning of such travel are thoughtful and informative, while his encounters with all kinds of people in unusual places offer knowledge, humor, surprise and joy. Stan's memoir begins with his childhood thumbing through pictures in an old World Book Encyclopedia and continues through his development as an enthusiastic voyager to some of the least likely destinations imaginable. So what else is there to worry about beside disease and sanitation, running out of gas or unavailability of medical care! Well, maybe rockslides and landslides, storms and floods, frozen roads and crazy drivers, marauding bandits and slippery thieves, insurrections and civil wars, spewing volcanoes and other such precarious hazards one might stumble upon... Frankly, I do not have any good advice for the reader about such things. Just try to avoid them if you can. Stan Diamond spent most of his life teaching children, directing schools and writing about his educational ideas. In his retirement he transformed those skills to become a popular lecturer, consultant and author. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with his wife Beverly. Publisher's Web site: http: //www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/WhatsAnAmericanDoing Here.htm
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Forbidden Trespass

Author : James Axler
ISBN : 9781460381236
Genre : Fiction
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WEARY WANDERERS In the war-torn wasteland known as Deathlands, desperation and destruction have replaced dreams and peace. Each day arrives with a new life-threatening challenge for wanderer Ryan Cawdor and his fellow band of survivors… FEAST OR FAMINE Bizarre murders are taking place in a fertile farming community, and the locals are quick to point fingers at Ryan and his companions. But they know another culprit is responsible. A colony of mutants has been driven from its underground home, forced to find sustenance in the light of day. And only human flesh will satisfy their hunger. Caught between a rock and a horde of hungry cannibals, Ryan and the companions face an ultimatum—help the cannies reclaim their territory, or risk becoming the next meal. Except something far more sinister— and ravenous—lurks beneath the lush fields…
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A High End Finish

Author : Kate Carlisle
ISBN : 9780698153899
Genre : Fiction
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THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING FIXER-UPPER MYSTERY SERIES! Don't miss the Hallmark Movies & Mystery Originals starring Jewel, based on the Fixer-Upper Mystery series! In the seaside town of Lighthouse Cove in northern California, everyone knows the best man for the job is actually a woman—contractor Shannon Hammer. But while her home-renovation and repair business is booming, her love life needs work. On a blind date with real estate agent Jerry Saxton, Shannon has to whip out a pair of pliers to keep Jerry from getting too hands on. She's happy to put her rotten date behind her, but when Jerry’s found dead in a run-down Victorian home that she’s been hired to restore, the town’s attractive new police chief suspects that her threats may have laid the foundation for murder. Determined to clear her name, Shannon conducts her own investigation—with the help of her four best friends, her eccentric father, a nosy neighbor or two, and a handsome crime writer who’s just moved to town. But as they get closer to prying out the murderer’s identity, Shannon is viciously attacked. Now she’ll have to nail down the truth—or end up in permanent foreclosure...
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A Matter Of Betrayal

Author : Patti Massman
ISBN : 9781469770833
Genre : Fiction
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The Vietnam War; a war in which the government betrays its people, the military betrays its soldiers, the soldiers betray those they are assigned to protect...and one woman betrays her best friend. A collage of real events, A Matter of Betrayal illustrates the impact of the Vietnam War on two strong-willed women. These women's lives and the lives of all Americans are ripped apart by the turbulent 60's and the Vietnam War, taking 30 years to heal. The daughter of a four star general, Jenny leaves behind her sheltered life for the front lines of a war no one understands. Among the incomprehensible horrors, she discovers love and then great pain as the man she loves becomes a casualty of war. Upon her return to the "world," she is betrayed by her best friend and forced underground to protect her daughter and her own true identity. Music becomes Jenny's tool for survivalthe way back to herself. Kick is also an army brat and Jenny's best friend. She takes another road leading away from the rigid world of her military parents. Without an ounce of Jenny's idealism, she opts to tackle New York. A would-be photographer, she dives into the underground pop art and drug scene, hoping along the way to snag a rich husband who will give her the security and status she longs to possess. Debased and broken by the heir of an industrialist family and driven by jealousy, she betrays her best friend, her husband and herself. Only when the truth comes out, as it does through Jenny's grown daughter as she returns to Vietnam to find her father, can the waters calm and real healing begin.
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The Sky Realm

Author : Sheeza Iqbal
ISBN : 9781452599328
Genre : Fiction
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The Sky Realm is where her rightful home is. Aaliyah, an everyday teenager on Earth, she has been led to believe that she is nothing more than an ordinary village healer. After a cruel attack on her grandmother, Aaliyah discovers not only that she is an Ultimate, who can reign over the four elements, but also that the people around her are not who she thought they were. Now, Aaliyah must do everything in her yet-to-emerge powers to defeat an evil force and salvage her home. Her journey of a thousand miles starts with a spark and consumes her as she strives for justice, love and power.
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Wink

Author : Brad Lockwood
ISBN : 9780595259250
Genre : Fiction
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Enter the world of two high tech nomads, leap job-to-job in their shoes, until finding those who need you more than you want to know... Wink is the humorous yet profound story of two post-dot-com software developers. Prostituted by their placement pimp Sally, the two work only to benefit their bank accounts. Their fickle loyalty catches-up with them when they are offered the opportunity to establish a software development firm for a distinguished gentlemen’s club. Now bosses instead of overly-demanding developers, roles suddenly reversed, they must quickly find bill-able hours for their quirky new staff and build the work environment of their dreams; but one that is actually productive. They soon realize that the company and technology they have created is being used for greed—Even more rampant than their own. Now they must make the first important decision of their otherwise worthless careers, and live or die with the consequences…
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Do You Want To Go To Jail Today

Author : Peter Hall
ISBN : 9781469116228
Genre : Law
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Why you should be reading this book. To the victims of crime: Make no mistake about it, after reading this book, you will know beyond a reasonable doubt that prisoners in jail are suffering. Whether it is on the city, county, or state level, prisoners are living in a world that far extends the suffering they have inflicted upon you. Having this knowledge will never make up for your loss or ill feelings. It can only do two things: give you peace of mind...or allow you to forgive. In any case, each and every day a criminal is behind bars, s/he is subject to disease, destruction, despair, and death. This book will provide you with extremely vivid details of the life of a prisoner...And I can assure you, whats going in the mind of a prisoner is far more torturous than whats happening in the cell. To the parents: What will it be today that sets you apart from the responsibility of being accountable to your children. How will you spend your day? What puts you at risk of coming to jail today? Consider the events that make up your day; the drives, the pick ups, the drops, the fighting, the stealing, the dealing, the doping, the drinking. How much longer can you play this game of roulette with your children? Whats it going take for you to already realize the sorrow, regret, and despair, you will feel by coming to jail and simultaneously abandoning your children. To the criminal: Are you alone? Did you come to jail today? Will you be here tomorrow? Does your history wish for a better re-occurrence of events unfolding in your life? Right now, at this very moment, are you in jail because of some unforseen future that should have been recognized long before the cuffs were place around your wrists? If you are in jail today, have been in jail before, or are setting yourself up to go to jail, this is the book to read. Jail is the sentence you receive for committing a crime. The sentence will be time. But the true punishment of your crime will come from the imprisonment of your mind. Peter Hall
Category: Law

Through The Angels Eyes

Author : Vartan Tasmajian
ISBN : 9781477122785
Genre : Fiction
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Is there life after death? Are there angels or demons? Martin Herzog was one of those people who adamantly opposed any notion of a spiritual life..until the day he got a very timely surprise visit by an angel named Dominic. The angel saves his life and takes him on a tour of the spiritual realm and makes it possible for him to see the earth just as angels see it. Martin discovers a world that was twice as crowded...a world where angels and demons lived side by side with humans and worked through them to get their work accomplished. Much to his surprise though, he finds a world that his heavily dominated by evil forces. He builds up a strong hatred toward demons and accepts to return Dominic's favor by taking on a mission to stop a large development near the village of Estes Park in the state of Colorado. Throughout the eight-month tenure, his mission becomes more adventurous. Danger creeps up and surrounds him like a fiery maze. With a threat against his life and the likelihood of being drawn into a nasty war against brutal and viciously organized crime families, will Martin Herzog decide to stay and fight the demons and their human allies or will he return home and leave his mission unfinished?
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Casino Infernale

Author : Simon R. Green
ISBN : 9781848669338
Genre : Fiction
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My name is Drood, Eddie Drood, but I should probably change that. My family has cast me out, but that doesn't mean the fight is over. Unfortunately, Eddie's had a falling out with his nearest and dearest - some of whom were trying to kill him, so he has a valid excuse. Now, he and his true love (and powerful witch), Molly Metcalf, are now in the employ of The Department of the Uncanny. Their Extremely Important Assignment is to attend Casino Infernale, an annual event held by the Shadow Bank, financiers of all global supernatural crime. Their mission: rig the game and bring the corrupt corporation crashing down. But at Casino Infernale, the stakes are high indeed - the winner takes all and the losers give up their souls . . . Casino Infernale is the seventh title in New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green's Secret History series featuring Eddie Drood.
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