Things We Forget

Author: J. J. Penn
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698139216
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Things We Forget from the Author: J. J. Penn. Sometimes the most important things in life are the ones we forget. This inspiring collection of hand-drawn notes began with a simple premise: It’s worth remembering what’s most important in life, even when you can’t see the bigger picture. From his very first note, written hastily in the backseat of a taxi for the benefit of the next passenger (it said “Never give up”), J. J. Penn has inspired both passersby and devoted online fans with his uplifting and quirky reminders. Every day since then, Penn’s simple notes, created with nothing more than a pen and a sticky pad, have been photographed and then left in public—on a park bench, at a bus stop—anonymously and hopefully, to spread a little goodwill and brighten someone’s day. Collected in book form, they serve as a heartfelt reminder about what matters most.

Why We Make Mistakes

Author: Joseph T. Hallinan
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780767931472
Size: 78.73 MB
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Why We Make Mistakes from the Author: Joseph T. Hallinan. We forget our passwords. We pay too much to go to the gym. We think we’d be happier if we lived in California (we wouldn’t), and we think we should stick with our first answer on tests (we shouldn’t). Why do we make mistakes? And could we do a little better? We human beings have design flaws. Our eyes play tricks on us, our stories change in the retelling, and most of us are fairly sure we’re way above average. In Why We Make Mistakes, journalist Joseph T. Hallinan sets out to explore the captivating science of human error—how we think, see, remember, and forget, and how this sets us up for wholly irresistible mistakes. In his quest to understand our imperfections, Hallinan delves into psychology, neuroscience, and economics, with forays into aviation, consumer behavior, geography, football, stock picking, and more. He discovers that some of the same qualities that make us efficient also make us error prone. We learn to move rapidly through the world, quickly recognizing patterns—but overlooking details. Which is why thirteen-year-old boys discover errors that NASA scientists miss—and why you can’t find the beer in your refrigerator. Why We Make Mistakes is enlivened by real-life stories—of weathermen whose predictions are uncannily accurate and a witness who sent an innocent man to jail—and offers valuable advice, such as how to remember where you’ve hidden something important. You’ll learn why multitasking is a bad idea, why men make errors women don’t, and why most people think San Diego is west of Reno (it’s not). Why We Make Mistakes will open your eyes to the reasons behind your mistakes—and have you vowing to do better the next time.

Learning To Re Member The Things We Ve Learned To Forget

Author: Cynthia B. Dillard
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781433112812
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Learning To Re Member The Things We Ve Learned To Forget from the Author: Cynthia B. Dillard. The power of our cultural memories: New visions -- The seduction of forgetfulness: re-membering body, mind and spirit -- The need to love Blackness: healing cultural memories of African beauty -- The power of rituals and traditions: re-membering African culture, re-membering African knowledge -- The importance of naming: spirituality, the sacred, and new questions for endarkened transnational feminist research (with Chinwe Okpalaoka) -- Pedagogies of community are pedagogies of the spirit: living Ubuntu -- The ability to create anew: re-membering to make the world we.


Author: Sarah Hepola
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473616093
Size: 49.87 MB
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Blackout from the Author: Sarah Hepola. A raw, vivid and ultimately uplifting memoir of addiction and recovery from the personal essays editor, in the spirit of Drinking: A Love Story and Wild. For Sarah Hepola, alcohol was 'the gasoline of all adventure'. She spent her evenings at cocktail parties and dark bars where she proudly stayed till last call. Drinking felt like freedom, part of her birthright as a strong, enlightened twenty-first-century woman. But there was a price. She often blacked out, waking up with a blank space where four hours should be. Mornings became detective work on her own life. What did I say last night? How did I meet that guy? She apologized for things she couldn't remember doing, as though she were cleaning up after an evil twin. Publicly, she covered her shame with self-deprecating jokes, and her career flourished, but as the blackouts accumulated, she could no longer avoid a sinking truth. The fuel she thought she needed was draining her spirit instead. A memoir of unblinking honesty and poignant, laugh-out-loud humor, BLACKOUT is the story of a woman stumbling into a new kind of adventure-the sober life she never wanted. Shining a light into her blackouts, she discovers the person she buried, as well as the confidence, intimacy, and creativity she once believed came only from a bottle. Her tale will resonate with anyone who has been forced to reinvent themselves or struggled in the face of necessary change. It's about giving up the thing you cherish most-but getting yourself back in return.

How Old Are We

Author: Shirley Scott
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450278604
Size: 15.85 MB
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How Old Are We from the Author: Shirley Scott. Ever ask y ourself how big space is? Or how long time will go on? Or maybe you want to know what is waiting for us after our suns dies and our galaxy turns into nothing but a black hole in space? May be you wonder what ghosts are and where aliens come from? Or you "just seem to have knowledge" of something you've never studied. Or maybe you have had a lot of deja Vu moments and you don't know why. How old are we explores all these questions and events to help you understand life, time and space in an easy to read book. Shirley is a student of the Universe and looks at all these subjects from a clairvoyant side. She views many things as metaphors supplied by the Universe to help us learn lessons the easy way, if we just look at them in a non-judgmental way. How Old are We shows us how clear life can be when you take the time to step off the stage see what is really going on in our life.

The Writer S Art

Author: James J. Kilpatrick
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449405614
Size: 27.86 MB
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The Writer S Art from the Author: James J. Kilpatrick. "Writing comes in grades of quality in the fashion of beer and baseball games," says James J. Kilpatrick, "good, better, and best." With the experience of a lifetime of writing, he tells us, he wants to make a few judgment calls. And Jack Kilpatrick, master of the art, is as good as his word. In the tradition of Theodore Bernstein, Edwin Newman, and William Safire, James J. Kilpatrick gives us a finely crafted, witty guide to writing well. Written for laymen and professionals alike, The Writer's Art highlights techniques and examples of good writing. A section of the book called "My Crotchets and Your Crotchets" comprises more than 200 personal judgment calls, often controversial, often funny, on word usage.

366 Days Of Recovery My First Year In Recovery

Author: Rozelle F. White
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1434394530
Size: 45.49 MB
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366 Days Of Recovery My First Year In Recovery from the Author: Rozelle F. White. I thank God for the ability to write from my heart,something I have never been able to do before. The death of my son,John,has definitely given me a whole different perspective about life and death.So many emotions I've had to deal with these last five years, so draining, mentally and physically. By publishing my poetry and messages from God, I call my "GodWinks" I'm sharing my heart with the world.This book is about my love for my son, my heartbreak from his death,my healing and what I have gained in my life because of the love from my son and God.My relationship with God is so wonderful and I give to him all the Praise and Glory to where I am today.God continues to direct my path, he has shown me that I still have my son but in a different way. I pray that "WORDS FROM GOD THROUGH A GRIVING MOTHER'S HEART" will show you that "time" and "God" will give your heart comfort,peace and joy once again in your life.

Holidays And Holy Days

Author: Bill Smith
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1608445690
Size: 55.33 MB
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Holidays And Holy Days from the Author: Bill Smith. This book, like the sermons that compose it, is intended to heighten our remembrance and appreciation for our nation's holidays and Christian holy days. In one sense, this book is a call to prayer-to get beyond the many words we use to celebrate these days to the one that truly matters-the word that tugs at our heart and opens our eyes to see, like Moses, the ground upon which we walk is holy and we too are called to help create a new world-one where strangers are welcomed, not feared; where love involves patience and kindness, not simply instant gratification; and where each holiday and holy day not only reenacts our family traditions and church rituals, but truly enriches and renews us. Although our holidays and holy days may indeed restore us for work, they play a much more important role in our lives when they allow us to reflect upon who we are and what meaning our lives have, not only for ourselves, but for our world. If any of our holidays and holy days are to be transformed into a time of genuine renewal, perhaps they need to allow for us to reflect upon our lives so we see a bigger picture-one that not only celebrates special days but sees them as opportunities to create a different, more loving and hopeful kind of world. It is my hope that in reading this book, we may hear a word may, however faintly, that calls us to see this bigger picture. Bill grew up in Kansas, graduated from the University of Kansas, and taught social studies to seventh graders before obtaining his seminary degree from Yale Divinity School. During seminary, Bill studied one year at Cambridge University in England and interned another year as youth pastor at the Union Church in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After serving as a campus minister at Indiana University in the late sixties, he and his wife, Patricia, moved to Washington where he spent thirty-three years ministering to five different churches in the Seattle area. A one-year pulpit exchange in Auckland, New Zealand, and a sabbatical year teaching high school English in Romania provided two enjoyable years abroad. Since retiring from the active ministry, Bill and Patricia have traveled widely and now live on the Washington coast where Bill enjoys gardening, playing tennis, listening to jazz, cheering on his beloved Kansas Jayhawks, and spending time with his son, Mark, daughter, Jennifer, and five grandchildren. Bill previously published a collection of his sermons, Sunday Mornings: Reflections on Life's Meanings.