How To Get There

Author: Maggie Mackellar
Publisher: Random House Australia
ISBN: 1742752446
Size: 13.12 MB
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After Maggie Mackellar's acclaimed When It Rains, her second memoir traces with her characteristic candor and perception her move to Tasmania, for love, and the struggles and joys of settling there. In 2011, Maggie Mackellar moved from her family’s farm in Central West New South Wales to the east coast of Tasmania with her children and assorted menagerie to live with a farmer. Her story takes as its epigraph a quote from Roger McDonald: "Through every small opening in life, through the tiniest most restricted nerve ends, through rips and tears and tatters, life pours." In the book, she explores learning to love again after living through grief, and the complexities of doing this in a community with which she is unfamiliar, with two young children. She reflects on love after grief, juggling being a mother and negotiating a burgeoning relationship, the rhythms of country life, displacement, and the writing life. This is a book for anyone who has imagined taking a risk, for anyone who has moved to a new place and struggled with feelings of homesickness and displacement. It is a story about making a life in a remarkable setting—the east coast of Tasmania, on a sheep farm in a stone house built by convicts in 1828.


Author: Emily Head
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises
ISBN: 1598867202
Size: 18.18 MB
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Do you fear dying and going to hell? Do you think you're going to heaven, but you're still not sure that's where you'll spend eternity? If you said yes to either question, Emily Head's Heaven: How to Get There is a must read to put your worried mind at rest. In this little book, you hold the answer to the most important question known to man: "How do I get to heaven?" It also holds answers to such questions as: "Why do we have to die in the first place?" and "What does heaven look like?" All of the answers are given through Bible verses carefully explained by the author. With an English teaching background, Head writes in an easy to understand language concerning Christ's teaching about salvation. Young or old, you will find the answers you are searching for in Heaven: How to Get There.

How To Get There From Here The Ten Lessons That Have Served Me Well

Author: Coleman H. Peterson
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1468537431
Size: 18.83 MB
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THEN AND NOW In 1971, as an undergraduate student at Loyola University of Chicago, I often sat on the steps of the Chicago Water Tower during class breaks. I watched the traffic flowing north and south along Michigan Avenue’s bustling Magnificent Mile. As a kid who hailed from the housing projects on the west side of Chicago, I marveled at the late model cars, beautifully tailored pedestrians and the expensive boutiques that lined the street. I often wondered, “How do you get there from here?” In 1994, I arrived in Bentonville, Arkansas to assume my new post as the Senior Vice-President of the People Division for Wal-Mart Stores (Sam Walton’s term for human resources). Soon to become the world’s largest retailer and private employer, a Fortune #1 company and among the Fortune 100 Best Companies To Work For. I had experienced an exciting and satisfying journey. Today, residing on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina I enjoy my role as consultant and corporate board member for several public companies. Over the years, I have shared my thoughts on “getting there from here” in many places around the world. Why not finally put them in a book? Good question. This book is my answer. Enjoy.

The Journey To Greatness

Author: Noah BenShea
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412915643
Size: 43.51 MB
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There is no greater challenge in any of our lives than the opportunity to become as great as we might yet be. The Journey to Greatness introduces the components that one encounters along the journey to greatness and the realization that this is a journey for all of us, each on our own way. benShea explores what constitutes greatness, highlights all the way stations that we may all encounter on our own unique journeys, and aligns the journey to leadership and learning. Organized topically around "way stations" or stops along the way, benShea first challenges readers to identify the areas in which they have strengths and weakness, encouraging the reader to work through the book accordingly. "Way stations" include the following: Knowing little/fear, Observation and self-witnessing, learning, responsibility, communication, culture and climate, change and resiliency, personal growth, empowerment, handling adversity, and embracing opportunity, among others. benShea concludes by encouraging the reader to celebrate achieving the journey to greatness, but not to presume that learning ever stops or the journey ever ends. "Greatness is like the horizon - it retreats as you approach it." Greatness, too, is more how we travel than where we travel, a process, not an arrival.

Marina Man

Author: Jonathan Schwartz
Publisher: Magic Lamp Press
ISBN: 1882629671
Size: 13.96 MB
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Marina del Rey attorney Tom McGuire must defend his client against a charge of carjacking and murder, rescue a proctologist-turned-plastic-surgeon, and battle with a government administrator of the Federal Witness Protection Program. Tom also runs into a modern-day Indian tribe that inhabits a high-rise office building, and some militant environmentalists who have unique methods of combating a Malibu real estate development. The action is set in and around Marina del Rey, California, with excursions to Topanga Canyon and Catalina Island's tiny settlement, Isthmus Cove. Also included are confrontations at sea between Tom's aging Chris-Craft and a Mafia offshore racer. Throughout, attorney McGuire's description of the action that takes place in this novel is a sense of humor that could only come from a person who has performed standup comedy, as author Jonathan Schwartz has.