A Dream About Lightning Bugs

Author: Ben Folds

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147118806X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 7047

Ben Folds is an internationally celebrated musician, singer-songwriter and former front man of the alternative rock band, Ben Folds Five, beloved for songs such as ‘Brick’, ‘You Don’t Know Me’, ‘Rockin’ the Suburbs’ and ‘The Luckiest’. In A Dream About Lightning Bugs Folds looks back at his life so far in a charming, funny and wise chronicle of his artistic coming of age, infused with the wry observations of a natural storyteller. He opens up about finding his voice as a musician, becoming a rock anti-hero, and hauling a baby grand piano on and off stage for every performance. From growing up in working class North Carolina childhood amid the race and class tensions that shaped his early songwriting to painful life lessons he learned the hard way, he also ruminates on music in the digital age, the absurdity of life on the road, and the challenges of sustaining a multi-decade, multi-faceted career in the music business. A Dream About Lightning Bugs embodies what Folds has been singing about for years: Smile like you’ve got nothing to prove, because it hurts to grow up, and life flies by in seconds

Successful Aging

Author: Daniel J. Levitin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524744190

Category: Psychology

Page: 528

View: 9890

INSTANT TOP 10 BESTSELLER *New York Times *USAToday *Washington Post *LA Times "Debunks the idea that aging inevitably brings infirmity and unhappiness and instead offers a trove of practical, evidence-based guidance for living longer and better." —Daniel H. Pink, author of When and Drive SUCCESSFUL AGING delivers powerful insights: • Debunking the myth that memory always declines with age • Confirming that "health span"—not "life span"—is what matters • Proving that sixty-plus years is a unique and newly recognized developmental stage • Recommending that people look forward to joy, as reminiscing doesn't promote health Levitin looks at the science behind what we all can learn from those who age joyously, as well as how to adapt our culture to take full advantage of older people's wisdom and experience. Throughout his exploration of what aging really means, using research from developmental neuroscience and the psychology of individual differences, Levitin reveals resilience strategies and practical, cognitive enhancing tricks everyone should do as they age. Successful Aging inspires a powerful new approach to how readers think about our final decades, and it will revolutionize the way we plan for old age as individuals, family members, and citizens within a society where the average life expectancy continues to rise.

Chicken Foots Stew

Author: Michael D. Hunt

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595260195

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 1466

Chicken Foots Stew is centered around the life and times of quadrupled-divorced Michael Devin Hughes. The stories are Hughes' observations on family, life, and love, though not necessarily in that order. Fast-paced and genuinely funny, Chicken Foots Stew provides entertaining family reading. Among the short stories included in Chicken Foots Stew are the following: "Birthday Parties"—as Hughes and his son Malcolm attend the ultimate children's birthday party, Hughes attempts to go one better, but he is out of his league as he finds out; "Hotels"—Hughes prepares the perfect weekend for daughter Millicent only to discover that his choice of hotels does not meet his daughter's exacting standards; and "My Ex-Wife and Plants"—Hughes' first wife Marcia discovers she has been banned from buying plants at all area nurseries. Hughes adds to her misery, by playing a practical joke that backfires tremendously.

Into Your Dreams

Author: Janece O Hudson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 144052503X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 8205

Falling. Being chased. Showing up to an important event late—and naked. Chances are you've had these dreams, but what are they trying to tell you? In this one-of-a-kind dream guide, certified hypnotherapist and former psychology professor Dr. Janece O. Hudson helps you figure out what your unique dreams really mean for you. (Unlike typical dream dictionaries where one size fits all!) Part comprehensive guide and part interactive workbook, this book helps you decode the secrets of your subconscious—and teaches you how to use these secrets to improve your life. So pull up your covers, tap into your unique symbology, and shine a spotlight on your dreams!

The Gods of Gotham

Author: Lyndsay Faye

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755386779

Category: Fiction

Page: 353

View: 8648

August 1845 in New York; enter the dark, unforgiving city underworld of the legendary Five Points... After a fire decimates a swathe of lower Manhattan, and following years of passionate political dispute, New York City at long last forms an official Police Department. That same summer, the great potato famine hits Ireland. These events will change the city of New York for ever. Timothy Wilde hadn't wanted to be a copper star. On the night of August 21st, on his way home from the Tombs defeated and disgusted, he is plotting his resignation, when a young girl who has escaped from a nearby brothel, crashes into him; she wears only a nightdress and is covered from head to toe in blood. Searching out the truth in the child's wild stories, Timothy soon finds himself on the trail of a brutal killer, seemingly hell bent on fanning the flames of anti-Irish immigrant sentiment and threatening chaos in a city already in the midst of social upheaval. But his fight for justice could cost him the woman he loves, his brother and ultimately his life...

The Lightning Bug

Author: Calvin Johnson-Rowe

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1608445399

Category: Fiction

Page: 182

View: 5633

The Lightning Bug is a work of Science fiction. It is the first book in a series and introduces American teenager Matt Johnson. Matt and his friends discover a warning message hidden in the behavior of lightning bugs. The message leads to the discovery of secrets that run counter to accepted scientific and religious beliefs. Solving the mystery requires the teens overcome racial and political turmoil. The teens must find a way to save the world; but who will save them?

My Magnetic Compass

Author: The Scribe

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1105570673


Page: N.A

View: 3249

WWJD Stories for Teenagers

Author: Honor Books

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781562925703

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 255

View: 9910

Offers a collection of stories for teenagers featuring everyday problems and challenges, with solutions based on answering the question, what would Jesus do.

The Fireflies of Estill County

Author: Kim E. Wilson

Publisher: Emerald Books

ISBN: 1954779429

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

View: 2675

A vow made on one night of unspeakable horror binds four women decades later as they become the targets of justice—or revenge. Bertie Dunnigan, a seasoned criminal defense attorney in Louisville, Kentucky, receives an anonymous email with the subject heading “Fireflies.” She knows even before opening it that the worst night of her life has come back to haunt her. It was 1975 in Estill County, Kentucky, when Bertie and three of her closest friends set out on a sweltering July night for a little excitement and spirited fun. What began as an evening of teenage laughter and adventure would end with terror, forever changing the course of their lives. Read on in The Fireflies of Estill County to learn more about the night that transformed Bertie’s life.

Lotus and the Pool

Author: Hilda Lee Dail

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 087773478X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 804

This book offers a totally new, holistic approach to career development, involving the wisdom of the unconscious—expressed in dreams, symbols, personal myths, intuitions, and memories—as well as the analytical skills needed to set goals and plan strategies. It is designed for anyone who has to make important life decisions—whether in choosing a field, changing careers, trying to get more satisfaction out of work, planning for retirement, or reentering the job market. Based on the principles of creativity as revealed in the world's creation myths and in the techniques of artists, poets, and inventors, the book presents a ten-step process of creative career development. Case histories from the author's counseling practice demonstrate the process at work, and a workbook section gives exercises to help readers: • Examine past successes for clues to aptitude and values • Analyze the success factors that characterize their achievements • Use imaging and other creativity techniques to discover their own inner symbols and personal myths • Develop an action plan for finding or creating their ideal career