My Dad Is My Hero

Author: Susan Reynolds
Publisher: Adams Media
ISBN: 9781598697940
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My Dad Is My Hero from the Author: Susan Reynolds. Children often have trouble telling their father how much they love him. Fortunately, this book expresses those emotions for them. This endearing collection of stories about the everyday heroics of the contributors’ fathers, and father figures, will show Dad how much he means to his children. From the story of a fly fishing trip that bonded father and daughter to the one that saw a friend’s imposing father turn into the contributor’s own loving father-figure, this wonderful book brings together tales of heroic dads from all walks of life, and is a great way for his kids to show him how much they care. And it lets dads everywhere know that they don’t need to be daring to be heroic—that it can be the little things that mean the most to his kids.

From Dawn To Daylight

Author: Dawn Downey
Publisher: Dawn Downey
ISBN: 9780996324038
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From Dawn To Daylight from the Author: Dawn Downey. Dawn Downey's second collection of essays is for everyone who savors down-to-earth stories with a twist of wisdom. Deeply honest and deeply personal, her observations are laced with quirky insights and self-deprecating humor. She draws inspiration from the flu, the garden, bad knees and bad TV. She explores larger themes of loss and estrangement, while retaining a youthful outlook on the vagaries of life and aging. Readers will journey from the mundane to the metaphysical. Here's an author who lets us in on her fear of cows. We follow her quest to learn compassion. We share her desire for peace. As she does in her spiritual memoir, Stumbling Toward the Buddha, Downey attempts to understand relationships. In Forgive Me, she reflects on the meaning of an insincere apology. ("Sorry you're inflexible. Sorry you're mad. Sorry you don't understand my position.") In 2015 Dawn-Mobile, she compares her body to a used car. ("I can ill afford the maintenance: gym memberships, yoga classes, chiropractors, therapists. And still, it backfires.") In Samsara, she aims her wit at envy. ("When an upscale lifestyle magazine featured my chic pal's Los Angeles home, it turned into a sixteen-page full-color spread of my jealousy. The green-eyed monster drooled all over her Ming porcelain.") And in Cemetery Song, she has a conversation with her mother, who died in her fifties. "You seldom laughed, and now I understand, now that I'm older than you ever got to be. Do you like my hair?") Dawn Downey's narratives describe the ties that bind us.

Stumbling Toward The Buddha

Author: Dawn Downey
Publisher: Pathless Land Press
ISBN: 9780692026397
Size: 63.76 MB
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Stumbling Toward The Buddha from the Author: Dawn Downey. In this collection of autobiographical essays, Dawn Downey chronicles a spiritual journey that leads her from revelations at a Buddhist monastery to transcendence at a Baptist church. The author loses her way in the foothills of California and discovers oneness in the high desert of Colorado. En route, she struggles to make sense of a depression that rises from sources lost to her memory and, years later, uncovers the hidden cause: childhood abuse. Neither mysticism nor meditation delivers up enlightenment, but they push her dangerously close to self-actualization. Downey confesses to feelings she's not proud of, but she finds redemption in the middle of the muck. A book for readers who love inspiration with a pinch of humor.

Caring

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Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress
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Congressional Record from the Author: United States. Congress.