At the start of 2005, 18 months after his wife Loretta lost her battle with cancer, Ray Uzanas sold his house in Rhode Island and began a journey of self discovery, renewal, and adventure.
Author: J. R. Gildart
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
At the start of 2005, 18 months after his wife Loretta lost her battle with cancer, Ray Uzanas sold his house in Rhode Island and began a journey of self discovery, renewal, and adventure. Ray's was a 21st century odyssey where he not only came to accept his past loss but also passionately and privately experienced the challenges and joys of traveling around the lower 48 states. For 20,000 miles, over a period of nearly six months, Uzanas crossed the country on its less traveled byways with little advance planning, using only the logistics of the situation and his interests to determine his route. Finding the elusive Venus fly trap growing in the wild, sleeping in a tree hut in the forest of Georgia, solo hiking within the barren White Sands of NM, encountering a curious and hungry bear in Sequoia, talking photography with a former Ansel Adams student in Mendocino, often crossing the path of Lewis & Clark's 1803/05 expedition, observing the predator/prey drama in Yellowstone's Lamar Valley, meeting tribal elders of the Crow Indians in Montana, participating in a Nebraska cattle auction, walking the Field of Dreams baseball diamond - and much more - are part of his unforgettable odyssey. His visits to such places as Wounded Knee, South Dakota, his (strictly investigational) stop at a Nevada brothel, and exploration of several dinosaur fossil beds provide insightful, provocative perspectives. Uzanas takes the reader on a trip to both the well-known and the off beat treasures of U.S. history and culture, and he accomplishes this with unbridled curiosity and enthusiasm. Ray's odyssey is a personal memoir and travelogue that stimulates the reader's sense of adventure and learning. It will be especially inspirational to baby boomers, retirees, and young people interested in independent travel, and it is one man's attempt to cope with the loss of a loved one.
The opening entry suggests, then, that Clarke's diary served him as a repository
of information for possible future use: in ... pages he recorded the basic facts of
births, marriages, and deaths.8 It was less a diary as such, that is, than a journal;
Author: Kenneth C. Dewar
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Category: Biography & Autobiography
When Charles Clarke settled in Elora, Ontario, in 1848 he joined the ranks of the province's radical reformers, becoming a vigorous critic of everything in Canada that smacked of the old regime - rank, privilege, and monopoly - and an enthusiastic supporter of everything promised by the new - equity, democracy, and individual opportunity. He played a prominent role in drafting the 'Clear Grit' platform of 1851, supporting such ideas as a householder's suffrage, the secret ballot, and representation by population. He later espoused the two great causes of nineteenth-century Anglo-Canadian liberalism - provincial rights in Canada and Irish Home Rule in Britain. Equally involved in local affairs - from the Sons of Temperance to the Natural History Society - Clarke tirelessly promoted the natural beauties of Elora and tried to protect the environment of the Grand River gorge from the ravages of industry and human carelessness. Using Clarke's journalistic writings, his private diary, and a memoir he wrote later in life, Kenneth Dewar paints a vivid picture of Clarke's evolving sense of himself and his world in an age of profound transformation.
Trooper gains the bluffs with his horse ( pen & ink sketch ) 322 . View from bluffs
of Reno ' s crossing place ( photograph ) 323 . Warriors mount horses for battle ( pen & ink sketch ) 324 . Troopers observe Indians from the bluffs ( pen & ink ...
... their progress and ingenuity. For vents to insert through their stonewalling;
plastic tubing and mesh cannibalised from a sieve. For roof drainage; plastic pipe
, pond liner, inserted with marker pen tops shoved down to secure the liner in
But as Raul tells it in his Louis Mendoza–edited collection, raulsalinas and the
Jail Machine: My Pen Is My Weapon (University of Texas Press, 2006), he was
saved from despair and cynicism, and indeed transformed, while in prison by the
Author: Fred Ho
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Health & Fitness
When American saxophonist and social activist Fred Ho was diagnosed with stage 3b colo-rectal cancer in 2006 he underwent immediate surgery to remove the tumor and began preparing for chemotherapy. Within days his friends mobilized to arrange grocery deliveries, transport, companionship, and housekeeping duties—they called themselves “Warriors for Fred.” Fred chose to write his astonishing cancer memoir as a diary, acknowledging that all the greatest warriors from Sun Tzu to swordsman Murasashi to Bruce Lee wrote daily diaries because warfare against a most formidable enemy will be won, ultimately, on the philosophical level. With incredibly detailed entries Fred talks frankly about his battle—his meticulous research, his various treatments, his successes, and his failures. Together, he and his loved ones discuss plans for future artistic projects: a new opera on Antony and Cleopatra, a project with a native Alaskan totem carver, and an underwater ballet for synchronized swimmers. He learns to find joy in the simple things: the beauty of the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, a fresh pork bun, or a night of Battlestar Galactica on DVD. Above all, we learn what it means to truly live in the present—through Fred’s unflinching description of the effects of colon cancer—and about his search not just for “a cure” in a medical sense, but for true healing. For Fred, this includes understanding the way of the warrior—one who fights for beauty, justice, health, equity, and sustainability.
Author: William Makepeace ThackerayPublish On: 1853
male hand , like that of her who pens this tale of chivalry , can never hope to do
justice to the terrific theme . You have seen two engines on the Great Western
Line rush past each other with a pealing scream ? So rapidly did the two warriors
... Captain Glazier ' s diary furnishes one of his vivid pen - pictures in an
admirably conceived criticism upon the mental ... In his early life he was both a warrior and a counselor , and these distinctions he held , not from any hereditary
right , but ...
... one of wood , the other of leather ; his eyeglasses ; two dinner bowls , a
wooden fork and spoon ; the famous see - not , speak - not , hear - not monkeys
in porcelain ; his diary , prayer - book , spittoon , paper knives , pen and pencil .
Author: P. D. Tandon
Publisher: New Delhi : National Book Trust, India; [sole distributors in India: India Book House
Category: India Politics and government 20th century
... the substance of which , as it appears in the Captain ' s diary , is well worth
repeating : “ He expressed regret that white men had so ... Continuing he said : I
am told that Che - no - wa - ge - sic , the Chippewa warrior , will accompany you .
Introduction Indeed , although there is clearly much in the diaries of which the
Bortons could be proud , the book is by no ... of the words on the paper , the very
flow of the pen , all of which is difficult to recapture with such immediacy in print !
A soldier accomplished in the art , and chivalric in the practice of war , the echoes
of our country have rung with the ... but he seems to value the triumphs of the pen
more than those of the sword , and thus , in seeking to gain advantage by the ...
The title , The Happy Warrior , I have taken from Wordsworth's poem , quoting the
version in The London Book of English Verse ... When Lady Hamilton first went to
India in 1886 , she kept a diary for eight months recounting her love affairs ,
engagement and marriage . ... to life in her pages in all their finery or stripped to
their naked souls , delineated by her fuent pen in a natural and uninhibited
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Author: Reel Publishing
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A man of the pen he was indeed . His possessions still include the handwritten diary with the originals of the articles . The years he spent in London were
memorable in many other ways . On two occasions he was in the presence of the
"In the first in this series of three unofficial Minecraft adventure books, it’s time for our 12-year-old hero to choose his future vocation to study at the Minecraftia school. His options are less than tantalizing: farmer, butcher, crafter, miner. What this noob really wants is to be a warrior like his hero, Steve. So when he learns that the five best students in school that year will get the chance to start warrior training, it’s on"--Amazon.com
The first account which appeared in print of the memorable Siege of Derry , in
1689 , was the Diary of it published by ... is more likely to get full credit for his
merit , than the illiterate warrior whe requires another man ' s pen to do justice to
The pen of the biographer is usually employed to - record the incidents of a long
and eventful life , -to chronicle the deeds of the warrior , the statesman or the poet
, whose fame has been world - wide , and the records of whose achievements ...
The hale and hearty old warrior , Marshal McMahon , is credited with being the
projector of this laudable step . The first allusion that I have observed in regard to
introducing the common quail of Europe into the United States was from your pen
... stand the shock remain ' d . On Poitiers ' plains it nought avail ' d Against those
quills to raise the shield , For round bim fell each warrior ... The quill pen ' s feats ,
in every age and clime , Afford a theme deligbtful and sublime . Thougb steel ...
as he exclaimed when permitted to resume , " are we to be at the mercy of a
scratch of the pen of the Irresponsibilities at ... pathos of the tie in graceful words
and with a cordial manner that brought tears into the dimmed eyes of the old warrior .