Category : Poetry
Editor : Copper Canyon Press
ISBN : 9781619321892
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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"Ursula K. Le Guin, loved by millions for her fantasy and science-fiction novels, ponders life, death and the vast beyond in So Far So Good, an astute, charming collection finished weeks before her death in January, 2018. Fans will recognize some of the motifs here—cats, wind, strong women — as well as her exploration of the intersection between soul and body, the knowable and the unknown. The writing is clear, artful and reverent as Le Guin looks back at key memories and concerns and looks forward to what is next: 'Spirit, rehearse the journey of the body/ that are to come, the motions/ of the matter that held you.'"―Washington Post "Le Guin’s farewell poetry collection, contains all that created her reputation for fiction—sharp insight, restless imagination, humor that is both mordant and humane, and, above all else, that connection to all creation, that 'immense what is'."—New York Journal of Books “It’s hard to think of another living author who has written so well for so long in so many styles as Ursula K. Le Guin.” —Salon “She never loses touch with her reverence for the immense what is.” —Margaret Atwood “There is no writer with an imagination as forceful and delicate as Le Guin’s.” —Grace Paley Legendary author Ursula K. Le Guin was lauded by millions for her ground- breaking science fiction novels, but she began as a poet, and wrote across genres for her entire career. In this clarifying and sublime collection—completed shortly before her death in 2018—Le Guin is unflinching in the face of mor- tality, and full of wonder for the mysteries beyond. Redolent of the lush natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, with rich sounds playfully echoing myth and nursery rhyme, Le Guin bookends a long, daring, and prolific career. From “How it Seems to Me”: In the vast abyss before time, self is not, and soul commingles with mist, and rock, and light. In time, soul brings the misty self to be. Then slow time hardens self to stone while ever lightening the soul, till soul can loose its hold of self . . . Ursula K. Le Guin is the author of over sixty novels, short fiction works, translations, and volumes of poetry, including the acclaimed novels The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed. Her books continue to sell millions of copies worldwide. Le Guin died in 2018 in her home in Portland, Oregon.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor :
ISBN : 1632964775
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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So Far, So Good beautifully lays out life like a mosaic-opportunities of acclaim and fortune among moments of deep heartbreak, regret, and personal disappointment, all culminating in a life destined for purpose. If you have ever felt alone, uncertain, or overwhelmed, or questioned why God has allowed difficult circumstances to become part of your personal narrative, Jody's story is for you. Every word on these pages comes with the hope that as you read them you will find healing and comfort in knowing you are not alone.

Category : Reference
Editor : Partridge Publishing
ISBN : 9781482899375
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 74
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This light hearted reading from the author is about a very important chapter of a person life transition from busy working life to more meaningful retirement. It is also about retiring without having millions to sit on. In short it's about the author's shoestring retirement. The book revealed how the author planned her financial needs before, during and her future in retirement. This book also mentioned the author's two cents worth on issue such as burnout and how you should watched and recognized it earlier to lessen the stress of your working life. Among other things mentioned in the book: - What and why about bucket list - The author's own list - What three years of retirement experiences learnt and bringing it to the next level - Element of humor in the form of sketches Readers can pick up some pointers on the positive aspect of retirement and living within your means.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Page Publishing Inc
ISBN : 9781643506746
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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So Far, So Good! is about Theodore (Ted) Doege, born in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1928, the second of five children in the family of Arthur and Erna Doege. In 1937, the family moved east to the small town of Bronxville near New York City, when Reverend Arthur Doege became president of Concordia Collegiate Institute, a small, Lutheran Church-affiliated high school and junior college.Attending Bronxville High School and then receiving a scholarship to Oberlin College, Ted graduated i

Category : Fiction
Editor : Hybrid Publishers
ISBN : 9781925282559
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 224
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Professor Dr Grafton Everest's latest outrageous entertainment takes us to London and New York after a series of hilarious meanderings in the land of Oz. So Far, So Good centres on our hapless professor's obsession with food and fame; his relationship with his increasingly independent wife Janet; their wayward (and soon to be married) daughter Lee-Anne; and his much-loved terrier Maddie. This cleverly plotted satire exposes the sad state of universities and of what now passes for politics in the West. Our obsession with technology, our fear of outsiders and our distrust of elites also come in for a pasting. Caught in a series of concentric conspiracies, Grafton manages to save the day, save the world and even launch Australia on the road to a republic. Well-known author and commentator, Professor Ross Fitzgerald, and Antony Funnell, of ABC Radio National's "Future Tense" fame, have produced the funniest Grafton Everest novel yet. The previous Grafton adventure, Going Out Backwards, was shortlisted for the 2017 Russell Prize for Humour Writing.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN : 9781609769956
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 279
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Pete Nadherny was the CEO of his own business in Cincinnati when he learned he had a brain tumor. His wife and the author of this book, Kathy, was a bank executive who traveled every week as part of her job. About their story So Far, So Good, she writes: "When Pete found his brain tumor, we both realized that 'this changed everything.' Both of us quit working. Pete's prognosis was grim. He had a grade IV Glioblastoma Multiforme brain tumor with an estimated life expectancy of six to eleven months." So began the journey captured in this memoir. "Pete had two brain surgeries, participated in a clinical trial, had six weeks of radiation, over thirty MRIs, had blood clots and nearly died once of pneumonia. Pete's attitude toward his illness was amazing. He was a fighter, always focused on living, not dying." When people asked how he was doing, he would say, So Far, So Good. "Pete lived twenty-five months and we had an amazing adventure together. Details of Pete's treatment and our trips are captured real time in the carepage entries we made to allow those following us to stay current over these twenty-five months. The carepage entries are included in the book. Our site had over 26,000 hits over those twenty-five months. Pete's death on Jan 26, 2008, was described on our carepage. The other dimension to this memoir is the spiritual journey Pete and I experienced as Pete faced his own death." So Far, So Good is a love story about two people coping with an awful disease together, "deepening our love for each other along the way." Proceeds will benefit the University of Cincinnati Brain Tumor Center, UCBrainTumorCenter.com http: //SBPRA.com/KathyBeechem

Category : Medical
Editor : iUniverse
ISBN : 9780595000180
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 110
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How old is old? It depends upon who you ask. How does it feel to be 80 and sick? In this book, Dr. Lemon asks his patients and listens to them and lets us in on their collective wisdom. John, an Iowa farmer, struggles his way through the health-care system, emerging as a man with a new heart, both in fact and in spirit. Ruby tells us, "I am too busy to get old; you gotta laugh.” Ione inspires us. She is 92, blind and crippled. She still dances around her walker. The people, their stories and their faith warm our hearts and make us less afraid as we progress on the journey we all must travel.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Pantera Press
ISBN : 9780648987444
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 309
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A powerful memoir from actor, writer, producer and proud Torres Strait Islander Aaron Fa’Aoso Aaron Fa’Aoso has earned a living as a professional footballer, a Kings Cross bouncer, a remote community health worker, an acclaimed actor and—most recently—as the owner and manager of his own media production company. Aaron’s story is all about what it means to be a successful Indigenous man in the twenty-first century. With generosity, humour and emotional insight he examines how the death of his father, when Aaron was only six, led to his being raised by his loving but fiery mother and his even fiercer grandmother. How belief in himself as a warrior, and as a descendent of a long line of warriors, made him – literally and metaphorically, for better and for worse – into a fighter. However, Aaron’s career, and his role as an emerging leader, were both hard-won in the face of many setbacks and heartaches. In 2008, a month after Aaron married for the second time and just as his acting career was flourishing, his new wife took her own life. In the dark times that followed Aaron eventually found strength and meaning in his family, and in his beloved Torres Strait community. Aaron talks frankly about mental health, racism, the personal impact of alcohol, as well as the consolations of belonging to Country, and the challenges facing remote communities. So Far, So Good is a rich and vivid reflection on life and a celebration of Torres Strait culture.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : iUniverse
ISBN : 9781462035793
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 196
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The author wrote his memoirs, So Far . . . So Good . . . The Other Lowell Thomas Story in 2000 and had them published. This book is a sequel to that one. It is not intended to be marketed. However, should anyone care to purchase a copy, the offer would not be refused. This book is intended to be primarily for family use and distributed to close friends.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Untreed Reads
ISBN : 9781611876055
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 199
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Every year, 40,000 Americans suffer spinal cord injuries. Lee Goldstein is one of them. Lee has been living with his injury for 66+ years, making him unofficially the longest living quadriplegic in history. The story of his injury and the reasons for his survival are chronicled in this stunning book. Lee tells of his terrible injury, his fight for life, and the amazing life he has led ever since. He was rescued from drowning by a famous singer. He hob-nobbed with celebrities during his hospitalization, and afterwards. Behind his success, as a young man and an adult, was a loving, caring and supportive family. Lee Goldstein and his late wife Marilyn raised five adopted children, including Tim, who suffers from autism, and whom they raised to successful adulthood. Lee’s present wife Ellen is a rock and has made Lee’s later years close to divine. No punches are pulled in this very honest and sometimes graphic account of what para/quads and their caretakers must be prepared to deal with every day, from the use of wheelchairs, to bathroom needs, to the sometimes life-threatening, embarrassing, or hilarious moments in the para/quad’s life. Everyone who reads this book will be inspired and will come to better understand the real lives of para/quads, how they must live in order to keep living, and knowing that a good attitude has much to do with how good life, even in a chair, can be.