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Author : Amy Hall Category : Body, Mind & Spirit Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing ISBN : 9781449451325 Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 320
It's true, life is wonderful. Every day there is a multitude of fantastic, magical moments. Unfortunately, they can easily slip beneath your radar and go unnoticed in hectic modern life. Tune in to these ever-present treasures and appreciate them in their full color and beauty. This book is a charming collection filled with the daily sights, sounds, and sensations that will make you pause, smile, and recognize that life is a daily delight. Instead of becoming buried in interminable paperwork today, take a moment and listen to the ice cream truck's song or the pattering of rain against the window. Indulge in a thick chocolate milkshake poured from a stainless steel canister or sneak a slurp straight out of the milk jug. Find humor in watching kittens at play or a dog with a ball in his mouth. Enjoy life, because every moment counts.
Author : Katie Poindexter Category : Biography & Autobiography Publisher : WestBow Press ISBN : 9781973671916 Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 230
Hardships, loss of health, heartbreak, and hope. This is the heart of Katie’s story. For three years, she battled an unknown, debilitating sickness. Finally, Katie was diagnosed with mold poisoning, fibromyalgia, chronic migraines, and a weak immune system – a diagnosis that still affects her life today. In the midst of her health struggle, she endured the heartbreaking and unexpected death of her intended fiancé. Yet during her hard, tear-stricken journey, Katie saw God lovingly taking care of her and bringing her encouragement through friends, the Bible, and His beautiful creation. Katie found hope and encouragement in the simple and true phrase, “God is good.” Her solid belief in this phrase sustained her during her journey as she learned more about her faith in the God Who loves her. Although the journey has been hard, Katie wouldn’t trade it for anything. It made her who she is today. Because of her love for people and her passion for her faith, Katie desires to use the story God has written for her to bring hope and inspiration to others. It is her sincere prayer that God uses her story to remind others just how good God is. Join her as she recounts the journey that made her realize that God is good, even when life is hard.
Author : Della Marie Category : Fiction Publisher : Page Publishing Inc ISBN : 9781634177795 Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 116
Mary is a beautiful young single mother who made some mistakes and tried to get her life together. In doing so, she meets David who is tall, handsome, and successful. This charming man imminently sweeps Mary off her feet. David promises Mary the world and then some and actually delivers on this promise giving a life of luxury she used to dream of as a child. Unbeknown to her, David really has another agenda. Mary spends the next ten years quietly suffering on a continual roller coaster of ups an
Author : Gary Saul Morson Category : Literary Criticism Publisher : Stanford University Press ISBN : 9780804718226 Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 554
Books about thinkers require a kind of unity that their thought may not possess. This cautionary statement is especially applicable to Mikhail Bakhtin, whose intellectual development displays a diversity of insights that cannot be easily integrated or accurately described in terms of a single overriding concern. Indeed, in a career spanning some sixty years, he experienced both dramatic and gradual changes in his thinking, returned to abandoned insights that he then developed in unexpected ways, and worked through new ideas only loosely related to his earlier concerns Small wonder, then, that Bakhtin should have speculated on the relations among received notions of biography, unity, innovation, and the creative process. Unity--with respect not only to individuals but also to art, culture, and the world generally--is usually understood as conformity to an underlying structure or an overarching scheme. Bakhtin believed that this idea of unity contradicts the possibility of true creativity. For if everything conforms to a preexisting pattern, then genuine development is reduced to mere discovery, to a mere uncovering of something that, in a strong sense, is already there. And yet Bakhtin accepted that some concept of unity was essential. Without it, the world ceases to make sense and creativity again disappears, this time replaced by the purely aleatory. There would again be no possibility of anything meaningfully new. The grim truth of these two extremes was expressed well by Borges: an inescapable labyrinth could consist of an infinite number of turns or of no turns at all. Bakhtin attempted to rethink the concept of unity in order to allow for the possibility of genuine creativity. The goal, in his words, was a "nonmonologic unity," in which real change (or "surprisingness") is an essential component of the creative process. As it happens, such change was characteristic of Bakhtin's own thought, which seems to have developed by continually diverging from his initial intentions. Although it would not necessarily follow that the development of Bakhtin's thought corresponded to his ideas about unity and creativity, we believe that in this case his ideas on nonmonologic unity are useful in understanding his own thought--as well as that of other thinkers whose careers are comparably varied and productive.
Author : Greg Milner Category : Music Publisher : Granta Books ISBN : 9781847086051 Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 464
From our CD collections to iPods bursting with MP3s to the hallowed vinyl of DJs, recordings are the most common way we experience music. Perfecting Sound Forever tells the story of recorded music, introducing us to the innovators, musicians and producers who have affected the way we hear our favourite songs, from Thomas Edison to Phil Spector. Exploring the balance that recordings strike between the real and the represented, Greg Milner asks the questions which have divided sound recorders for the past century: should a recording document reality as faithfully as possible, or should it improve upon or somehow transcend the music it records? What does the perfect record sound like? The answers he uncovers will change the way we think about music.
Author : Geoffrey Percival Category : Philosophy Publisher : Cambridge University Press ISBN : 9781107497719 Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 193
Originally published in 1940, this book contains an expanded English translation of Books 8 and 9 of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. These two books are devoted to a discussion on the nature of friendship and the role it played in Greek life, and Percival supplies an introduction with a background to the subject of ancient friendship prior to Aristotle's formulation. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in ancient friendship or the philosophy of Aristotle.
Author : Veselin Penef Category : Philosophy Publisher : Page Publishing Inc ISBN : 9781662445903 Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 326
The book reveals the Reality of Life. Life’s origin, life’s reason for existence is answered. The personal choice for the self, self-creation, is shown. Life’s eternity, life’s indestructible nature is proven. The immortality of the soul is proven. The book proves God’s existence. Unlimited power is disproven. The philosophy of the book is titled the one philosophy. The One Philosophy includes all opposites, the Middle Ground between which is taken and confirmed. All that is lacking of the good is exposed. Philosophy is the answer to knowledge of the good, not religion, not democracy. The philosopher-king is advocated. The three main human objectives are put forth: understanding of life’s laws, the creating of the good society, the need to live in peace. Only philosophy has the answers. This book marks the new human beginning. It is groundbreaking. The phony, not-so-peaceful-and-loving the real Jesus Christ is exposed. The destruction of Jesus Christ is complete. The greatest human questions are answered. The basis of future humanity will be the One Philosophy.
Author : J. L. Ackrill Category : Philosophy Publisher : Princeton University Press ISBN : 9781400835829 Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 600
In a single volume that will be of service to philosophy students of all levels and to their teachers, this reader provides modern, accurate translations of the texts necessary for a careful study of most aspects of Aristotle's philosophy. In selecting the texts Professor J. L. Ackrill has drawn on his broad experience of teaching graduate classes, and his choice reflects issues of current philosophical interest as well as the perennial themes. Only recent translations which achieve a high level of accuracy have been chosen; the aim is to place the Greekless reader, as nearly as possible, in the position of a reader of Greek. As an aid to study, Professor Ackrill supplies a valuable guide to the key topics covered. The guide gives references to the works or passages contained in the reader, and indication of their interrelations, and current bibliography.