A Dream About Lightning Bugs

Author: Ben Folds

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147118806X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 5512

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

Chicken Foots Stew

Author: Michael Delphy Hunt

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595742629

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

View: 8176

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.

The Lightning Bug

Author: Calvin Johnson-Rowe

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1608445399

Category: Fiction

Page: 182

View: 553

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?

Into Your Dreams

Author: Janece O Hudson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 144052503X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 1019

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: 4029

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...

Phantom Island

Author: Krissi Dallas

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438961790

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 9272

"One fateful summer night ...when one rule is broken ... five teenagers will discover an unexpected adventure full of magic, romance, and true friendship." Seventeen-year-old Whitnee has spent six years rebuilding her identity after her father's mysterious disappearance left her with more questions than answers. With her two best friends, she returns as an employee to the summer camp of her childhood. Nestled in the Texan hill country, Camp Fusion is everything Whitnee remembers ... except for the haunting visions that only she can see. One fateful night, Whitnee and her friends embark on a magical journey where unexpected adventure and heart-stopping romance collide - a journey that might unlock the dark, complicated mysteries of Whitnee's family history. But will she find the answers she is looking for before it is too late?

My Magnetic Compass

Author: The Scribe

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1105570673


Page: 206

View: 2894

WWJD Stories for Teenagers

Author: Honor Books

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781562925703

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 255

View: 7361

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: 2271

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: 321

View: 6904

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