Doing nothing is not as easy as it sounds! Because of our ridiculously busy,livesbombarded constantly with electronic and visual stimulation, to sit quietly doing nothing is an skill,an art,that has to be learnt. Wheter you are genius,someone who wishes to find peace, well-being and mindfulness,someone who enjoys sitting around in the midst of a whirl of activity or if you simply enjoy being a lazy bones,then this is this is the book for you !
You may know his name, but you’ve certainly heard the gold record novelty song, “Aba Daba Honeymoon,” that he recorded with Debbie Reynolds; you’ve seen the 1950 MGM musicals Three Little Words and Summer Stock; you’ve laughed and loved Father of the Bride with Elizabeth Taylor, Two Weeks with Love, and Crazy For You. Film,television, and stage actor. Magician. Songwriter. Novelist. Carleton Carpenter has been them all, as well as a bellhop, professional magician, circus clown,church organist, barroom piano player, carny pitchman, commercial spokesman, Navy Seabee, screenwriter, ASCAP composer and lyricist, cabaret singer, Vaudeville performer, and recording artist. Discover the more than twenty New York stage productions, countless tours around the country, hundreds of TV and radio shows, gold records, and the many films in which he appeared. His resume reads like a Who’s Who of Hollywood, including his associations with Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury, Bert Lahr, David Merrick, Ray Bolger, Mary Martin, Carol Channing, Jane Powell, and Janet Leigh. His life story reverberates with ecstasy and anxiety, yet through it all, the absolute joy of his work overcame all obstacles, and he achieved more in his life than most people could dream. The autobiography of Carleton Carpenter. 20 chapters. Introduction by Debbie Reynolds. More than 60 rare photos tracing his more-than seventy-year career. “A marvelously entertaining memoir from a uniquely talented artist in the theatre and movies.” - Angela Lansbury “Carleton Carpenter has led many lives, before and after he duetted on ‘Aba Daba Honeymoon’. I’m so glad he has chosen to share those lives with us in this wonderful new book.” - Leonard Maltin “At the movies,Carleton Carpenter was the boyish equivalent of an all-American Fourth of July picnic—wholesome, delightful, and utterly without pretense. The story of his life is equally likeable—candid, funny, and full of joy. For anyone who misses the golden days of Broadway and Hollywood, he shares his show business memories without artifice, phony sentimentality, or any of the usual axes to grind. This book puts a smile on your face and keeps it there.” -Rex Reed
How will three months living in a small wooden hut in the forests of a Buddhist Monastery in the South of France affect him? How about seeing his brother for the first time in two years, the brother who now happens to be a Monk? See how one email from his brother led Sutter, a lost young man and vagabond, to fly across the world and how that one email will change the direction of his life forever. It will be opposite to the days and nights he spent in bars drinking, taking drugs and chasing women. There will be no mobile phone, no laptop computer, no social media and no daily newspaper. How will an arrogant young Australian carnivore handle a vegetarian diet for three months? Three months without sex, alcohol or drugs? Three months without friends? Three months without any distractions? A raw exploration into Sutter’s time in Plum Village, see as he explores his new surroundings, shares a tiny hut with his Monk brother, meets new people from around the world and struggles with his own personal demons.
In this astonishingly inventive novel, Diane Schoemperlen uses the 100 stimulus words from the Standard Word Association Test as a narrative framework for exploring her heroine's growing understanding of the meaning of love. A tour de force of wit and wordplay, In the Language of Love is a wise and compassionate collage of one woman's coming of emotional age.
Study and review of our COLLECTIVE EVOLUTION has resulted in * Our scientific discoveries * Our current technology * Our knowledge regarding our origin, development and current existence. All of which tends to dismiss belief in the existence of a God who created us and our entire reality, its easy to conclude that. WE ARE ON OUR OWN and that EVERYTHING THAT'S EVER HAPPENED are but FLUKY, CHANCE, RANDOM OCCURRENCES STILL WE MARVEL at the incredible glory, beauty, majesty, awesome power, complexity, magnificent design and wonder in our observed reality of both our world and our universe. We reflect on GOODNESS and EVIL in our world and realise that EVOLUTION really has NO STANDARDS regarding good and evil. These only exist in our minds and are judgements of what happens in our lives and our relationships with others. Our history however shows us that this concept is very important in our lives and that our ancestors believed in and developed systems incorporating good and evil resulting in worship of a God or Gods that existed and controlled all humanity. WERE THEY ALL WRONG? I don't think so, this book acclaims with joy God's existence, His love for us and His desire to help each of us to find our path back to Him. So that we can share Eternity with Him.
Celebrating 100 years of Peter Pan, the book explores the cultural contents of Barrie's creation and the continuing impact of Peter Pan on children's literature and popular culture today, especially focusing on the fluctuations of time and narrative strategies. --from publisher description
A CLASSIC FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF UNDER MAGNOLIA Frances Mayes—widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer—opens the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. In evocative language, she brings the reader along as she discovers the beauty and simplicity of life in Italy. Mayes also creates dozens of delicious seasonal recipes from her traditional kitchen and simple garden, all of which she includes in the book. Doing for Tuscany what M.F.K. Fisher and Peter Mayle did for Provence, Mayes writes about the tastes and pleasures of a foreign country with gusto and passion. Now with an excerpt from Frances Mayes's latest southern memoir, Under Magnolia
Best-selling author Barbara Berger’s new book is a practical spiritual handbook that offers readers a complete guide to the awakening consciousness that is emerging on planet Earth. In this book, Barbara not only maps out the incredible power of mind, but she explains how to use this power wisely. The message of the book is very relevant for everyone in this time of crisis because the book offers a roadmap of how to use so much of the information that is floating around today in so many spiritual books. It’s a major work and the best book Barbara Berger has written so far. The promise of this book is that it shows readers how to find a way out of suffering by waking up to the nature of reality and the nature of mind to find the peace and happiness they seek in the present moment.
" ... Explaining how we can use the era of 2012 as a unique opportunity for growth, Sitler proposes that following the Mayan way has "the potential to ground our lives more harmoniously in nature's infinitely complex ways, to broaden our perspectives on human existence, and to connect us more substantively with our innate capacity for comassion.""--Back cover.