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Meditations on Barnwood By Bryan Barber
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Striking a deal with some old farmers that wanted their barn dismantled, one man, craving a challenge, deconstructed a 100-year-old barn--by himself. Through the last heat of summer, the fair wet... More > weather of fall and the freezing wind of winter he picked apart a building that saw a century unfold. Using prime redwood and cedar the builders expected it to be an icon of the farming culture, but surely they never expected a middle-aged nurse to be the one to slip her mighty beams to the ground and use them in decorating his home. In this poetic adventure of demolition, the man finds more than the prize of wood in his labors and gives a panoramic view of life as an adventurer and somewhat incongruously as a nurse. Both world's collide as he struggles against the behemoth barn and his "day" job. From thirty feet atop a barn and in the dark cold moments of death in the Emergency Room he tells a story of remembrance, renewal, Zen, fate, fortune, and healing.< Less
School Tryouts By Elias Sassoon
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Interesting collection of poems. Autobiographical in nature, arising from the time I made the decision to switch careers from writer to full-time teacher. I was burned out writing for major... More > corporations. There was too much politics and aggravation. I had a license to teach Social Studies earned years before in college as a backup. Why not switch careers! But, making the switch was not easy. The change in job environments made my head spin. One major obstacles was that no school would hire me, the middle aged writer to be a regular teacher. Districts were looking for the young and not the old and bearded. How to break in? I took a job a substitute teacher for a pittance, trying to make contacts to help unearth a regular Social Studies position. I took a job working in a suburban Long Island, NY high school and began my second career. The only problem with that, the writer in me would not disappear while the teacher in me never could rise from the depths.< Less
Last Summer in Rockaway By Richard Grayson
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Acclaimed short story writer Richard Grayson has been keeping a diary since the summer of 1969 when he turned 18, a time recounted in his first published book of diary entries, SUMMER IN BROOKLYN. In... More > LAST SUMMER IN ROCKAWAY, it's 1991 and he's turning 40 and spending his final summer in New York City, living in the beachfront apartment that had been his grandparents' longtime home. Having just survived bankruptcy, Grayson is about to shake up his life by moving to a strange city and becoming a first-year law student in middle age. Richard Grayson's previous diary books include SUMMER IN BROOKLYN: 1969-75; MORE SUMMER IN BROOKLYN: 1976-79; WINTER IN BROOKLYN, 1971-72; SPRING IN BROOKLYN, 1975; AUTUMN IN BROOKLYN, 1978; A YEAR IN ROCKAWAY, 1980; SOUTH FLORIDA WINTERS, 1981-84; WEST SIDE SUMMERS, 1984-87; LATE SPRING IN SUNRISE, 1982; INDIAN SUMMER: PARK SLOPE, 1985; SPRINGTIME IN LAUDERHILL, 1986; EIGHTIES' END: 1987-89; SUMMER IN NEW YORK, 1990; and FIRST FALL IN GAINESVILLE, 1991.< Less
The “People Power” Makin’ Money Superbook: Book 12. Artist - Craftsperson Business - Jobs - Career (Includes Graphic Arts, Museum Jobs) By Tony Kelbrat
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This book is a mix of jobs and self-employment opportunities. In order to sell your products, refer to internet auctions and flea markets. Many people have a delusional idea of an artist's life... More > they got from TV and movies. The coolest people are always artists and they're always making lots of money. The mass media picks a few people and showcases them as star artists while thousands of artists just as good or better at their craft than these stars get nothing. That's the way it is in arts. There are very few true geniuses out there. A painting is a subjective experience. An actor spews out rehearsed lines. A thousand actors can easily do any role as well as anyone else. The only way to detect a true artist is through a literary work or music that moves you. Everything else is opinion. I've known plenty of talented, middle-aged poor artists. That's the way most artists live. Most eventually take on another job. Schoolteachers make up a big percentage of artists with day jobs.< Less
Everything I Never Wanted to Be By Dina Kucera
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"Raw and funny." -Joel Stein, Time Magazine columnist. "Like a maelstrom." -ForeWord Review. "Malcolm in the Middle meets Cops." -The Compulsive Reader. Everything I... More > Never Wanted to Be is the true story of a family's battle with alcoholism and drug addiction. Dina's grandparents were alcoholics, her father was an alcoholic, she is an alcoholic and pill addict, and all three of her daughters struggle with alcohol and drug addiction, including her youngest daughter who started using heroin at age 14. Dina's household also includes her husband and his unemployed identical twin, a mother who has Parkinson's, and a grandson who has cerebral palsy. On top of all that, Dina is trying to make it as a stand-up comic so she can quit her job as a grocery store clerk. Through it all Dina does her best to hold her family together, keep her faith, and maintain her sense of humor. This is a horrific but ultimately uplifting story that can change behavior, save lives, and make you laugh along the way.< Less
Walk With Me Awhile By M. Scott Campbell
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An intimate portrait of many of my best works from the last two decades: a collection of essays, pictures, lyrics and poetry... The essays range all across the philosophical wheel: a math proof... More > attempt, discussions on metaphysics, sub-atomic physics, spirituality, sexuality, the dreaded modal fallacy, metaphor theory, social protest theory, music theory, cognition theory, consumerism, literature reviews, Project Management, Burkean pentad theory, visual censorship, and, well, many, many more... The Poems are, as many of you might realize, fairly fluid and abstract -- and speak truths from my heart and soul. Caveats: 1. I have been known to use the "F" word in some of my poetry -- just sayin', you have been warned... 2. Some of my essays are extremely controversial, as I tend to kick the elephant in the middle of the room from time to time... This would be a fantastic piece to set on your coffee table (unless, of course, you expect young children of a reading age to wander through unattended)...< Less
John Sargent: 260 Plates By Maria Peitcheva
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John Singer Sargent was an American leading portrait painter of Edwardian era luxury. During his career, he created about 900 oil paintings and more than 2,000 watercolors, as well as countless... More > sketches and charcoal drawings. His oeuvre documents worldwide travel, from Venice to the Tyrol, Corfu, the Middle East, Montana, Maine, and Florida. In 1907, at the age of fifty-one, Sargent officially closed his studio and focused on landscapes in his later years. After 1917, most critics began to consign him to the masters of the past, "a brilliant ambassador between his patrons and posterity." Modernists treated him more harshly, considering him completely out of touch with the reality of American life and with emerging artistic trends including Cubism and Futurism. Sargent quietly accepted the criticism, but refused to alter his negative opinions of modern art. He retorted, "Ingres, Raphael and El Greco, these are now my admiration, these are what I like."< Less
John Sargent: His Palette By Arron Adams
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John Singer Sargent was an American leading portrait painter of Edwardian era luxury. During his career, he created about 900 oil paintings and more than 2,000 watercolors, as well as countless... More > sketches and charcoal drawings. His oeuvre documents worldwide travel, from Venice to the Tyrol, Corfu, the Middle East, Montana, Maine, and Florida. In 1907, at the age of fifty-one, Sargent officially closed his studio and focused on landscapes in his later years. After 1917, most critics began to consign him to the masters of the past, "a brilliant ambassador between his patrons and posterity." Modernists treated him more harshly, considering him completely out of touch with the reality of American life and with emerging artistic trends including Cubism and Futurism. Sargent quietly accepted the criticism, but refused to alter his negative opinions of modern art. He retorted, "Ingres, Raphael and El Greco, these are now my admiration, these are what I like."< Less
Alone in the Wilderness: One Man’s Survival in the Forests and Nature of Maine as a Wild Man of America (Hardcover) By Joseph Knowles
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In 1913 Joseph Knowles, a professional illustrator, set out into the wilderness of Maine to begin a two-month survival experiment - this book is his story, inclusive of his original... More > illustrations. Commissioned by the Boston Post to venture into the woodlands, Joseph Knowles was far from your typical survivalist. Middle-aged and quite portly, he was a newspaperman rapidly going to seed. However, a will to escape what he termed the 'sham side of modern life' led him to undertake a quest to live off the land for some two months, his quest constantly reported on by his own paper. In terms of writing, Knowles realist reflections upon his time in the woods represent a clear departure from the vaunting of the natural world so popular in American literature. Rather than admire nature's beauty, he combines his own thoughts on life with descriptions of the physical and mental effects of living in the great outdoors, while including elements of popular adventure stories such as Tarzan.< Less
Alone in the Wilderness: One Man’s Survival in the Forests and Nature of Maine as a Wild Man of America By Joseph Knowles
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In 1913 Joseph Knowles, a professional illustrator, set out into the wilderness of Maine to begin a two-month survival experiment - this book is his story, inclusive of his original... More > illustrations. Commissioned by the Boston Post to venture into the woodlands, Joseph Knowles was far from your typical survivalist. Middle-aged and quite portly, he was a newspaperman rapidly going to seed. However, a will to escape what he termed the 'sham side of modern life' led him to undertake a quest to live off the land for some two months, his quest constantly reported on by his own paper. In terms of writing, Knowles realist reflections upon his time in the woods represent a clear departure from the vaunting of the natural world so popular in American literature. Rather than admire nature's beauty, he combines his own thoughts on life with descriptions of the physical and mental effects of living in the great outdoors, while including elements of popular adventure stories such as Tarzan.< Less

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