John Daly Project-Life (An Autobiography)

Author: John Daly

Publisher: John F Daly


Category: Art

Page: 114

View: 2308

John Daly, Writer, Singer, Musician, takes you on a ride through his childhood and into his adult life with Alcoholism, Drug Abuse, Murder, Suicide and Psychic Phenomenon. Growing up with alcoholic parents produced psychological problems that lead John on a route to substance abuse himself. Finding out that his father was not his biological father after 59 years made him sort through his life for answers. This lead him to realize his life had a lot to offer as a story. A story that people in similar situations might relate to. If anyone has grown up with alcoholic parents or got caught up into drug abuse, this book might connect. If anyone has had family attempt or commit murder, this book might connect. If anyone has had family or friends commit suicide, this book might connect. But the thing that brings this book out and beyond the realm of human experiences, is the possibility of a continued connection with those who have passed on. The subtle hints they give. Hints that one might miss if not paying attention. Besides John's adventures that include things like: Performing on stage for hundreds of people, skydiving, scuba diving or flying experimental aircraft, John shares his experience of connecting with his loved ones in Spirit. Their love continues to show up even after their physical bodies have passed.

Athletes Breaking Bad

Author: John C. Lamothe,Donna J. Barbie

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476639531

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 6600

At their basic level, sporting events are about numbers: wins and losses, percentages and points, shots and saves, clocks and countdowns. However, sports narratives quickly leave the realm of statistics. The stories we tell and retell, sometimes for decades, make sports dramatic and compelling. Just like any great drama, sports imply conflict, not just battles on the field of play, but clashes of personalities, goals, and strategies. In telling these stories, we create heroes, but we also create villains. This book is about the latter, those players who transgress norms and expectations and who we label the "bad boys" of sports. Using a variety of approaches, these 13 new essays examine the cultural, social, and rhetorical implications of sports villainy. Each chapter focuses on a different athlete and sport, questioning issues such as how notorious sports figures are defined to be "bad" within particular sports and within the larger culture, the role media play in creating antiheroes, fan reactions when players cross boundaries, and how those boundaries shift depending on the athlete's gender, sexuality, and race.

Treasure Mountain Home

Author: George A. Thompson

Publisher: Dream Garden Press

ISBN: 9780942688894

Category: History

Page: 141

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Daly City

Author: Bunny Gillespie

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439614180

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 955

Nestled in the shadow of San Bruno Mountain and known as "The Gateway City" for its proximity to San Francisco, Daly City is much more than a typical suburb. A thriving and diverse community built along El Camino Real (The King's Highway), the road that connected all of the Spanish Missions in California, the city has evolved from a quaint agricultural town to an important business, residential, and transit center. This new collection of images, mostly vintage and rarely seen photographs, tells the city's journey from the original Spanish land grant through its 1911 incorporation and on to modern times. The town has always been cosmopolitan, developed with the help of Irish, German, and Italian settlers, and today's large numbers of Hispanic and Filipino residents. Aside from natural wonders like San Bruno Mountain and the dramatic Pacific coastline, Daly City also has man-made landmarks like the Cow Palace, which has long been host to large-scale events such as the Grand National Rodeo and political conventions. Nearby Colma is known for its cemeteries, but as readers will see in this book, shares a surprisingly rich history with Daly City.

Tales from Pinehurst

Author: Robert Hartman

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781582615516

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 203

View: 2420

This inside look at one of the most popular cities in America when it comes to championship golf shows how golf is more than a game, it is a way of life in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Tom Clarke

Author: Michael T Foy

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752499351

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 2863

Long overshadowed by fellow republicans Patrick Pearse and James Connolly, Tom Clarke was the man who made the Easter Rising possible. During an extraordinary life dedicated to Irish freedom he rose from humble origins and endured thirty years of struggle, imprisonment and exile before becoming a master conspirator in the Easter Rising. Endowed with a charisma and moral ascendancy, he held together a disparate group of followers and they, in turn, recognised his indispensable leadership by insisting that his name alone should have pride of place on the Proclamation. It was a gesture that, in a sense, guaranteed Clarke immortality; it also proved to be also his death warrant. But death held no terrors for Clarke who was to die satisfied in the belief that, with the sight of a tricolour flying over the GPO, he had changed the course of Irish history.