Fast-paced, lyrical, dirty, and hilariously unvarnished, Slow Getting Up is an unforgettable look at the real lives of America's best athletes putting their bodies and minds through hell.
Author: Nate Jackson
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Biography & Autobiography
One man's odyssey into the brutal hive of the National Football League As an unsigned free agent who rose through the practice squad to the starting lineup of the Denver Broncos, Nate Jackson took the path of thousands of unknowns before him to carve out a professional football career twice as long as the average player. Through his story recounted here—from scouting combines to preseason cuts to byzantine film studies to glorious touchdown catches—even knowledgeable football fans will glean a new, starkly humanized understanding of the NFL's workweek. Fast-paced, lyrical, dirty, and hilariously unvarnished, Slow Getting Up is an unforgettable look at the real lives of America's best athletes putting their bodies and minds through hell.
Author: Koshin Paley EllisonPublish On: 2019-06-18
Each chapter closes with a contemplation to help integrate the teachings into your life. This book is about getting back in touch with your values, so you can live energetically, authentically, and lovingly.
Author: Koshin Paley Ellison
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
An inspiring book that will help readers rediscover their values and discover a way to truly live life to the fullest. Each of us has an enormous capacity for love—a deep well of attention and care that we can offer to ourselves and others. With guidance that is both simple and wholly transformative, Koshin Paley Ellison, Zen teacher and psychotherapist, shows us how to uncover it: pay attention, be of service, and be with others. With this inspiring and down-to-earth book, drawn from the Zen precepts and illustrated with anecdotes from Koshin’s own life and practice, you’ll learn how to explore and investigate with your own core values, identify the mental habits that could be unconsciously hurting yourself and others, and overcome isolation. Each chapter closes with a contemplation to help integrate the teachings into your life. This book is about getting back in touch with your values, so you can live energetically, authentically, and lovingly. This an invitation to close the gaps we create between ourselves and others—to wake up to ourselves and the world around us. It’s time to live wholeheartedly.
Asked now about his almost supernatural reputation for not getting hurt on the
field, he says that only part of it was skill; that he sometimes did get hurt, but didn't
show it. “I always made it a point to get up slow after a play. That way when I did ...
New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
I got up off the living room floor and listened for the next ring to pierce my ears.
Smash that fucker when I find it. I squinted out the daylight that was coming
through the louvers and causing me to go blind. I rubbed my day old crew cut and
Author: Dennis J. Greza
A contemporary novel that tracks the meandering exploits of malcontent Carl Wallington who finds himself in deep trouble with his domineering girlfriend Deborah McCaul, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives. In the unforgiving public light of Deborah’s campaign, Carl’s seemingly poor judgment on the job creates a career-ending scandal he’d rather not deal with so he flees Philadelphia and the eventual consequences of his transgression. Carl’s journey and purpose become increasingly blurred by alcohol and drugs and he becomes convinced that Deborah and her mob are hunting him down and closing in for their revenge. He is haunted by memories of his fatherless childhood and determined to locate the only man he could ever call “Dad.” Leaving behind one undeniable clue as to his whereabouts, Carl hibernates on an Amtrak train and vanishes for twenty-four critical hours. As his friends and enemies converge on Savannah and await his arrival, Carl—a supposed fugitive—wakes up in Orlando and receives tragic but confusing news via a nomadic old clairvoyant named Helen. He races northward to verify the validity of her claim and ultimately discovers the sordid reality of life on the run and its brutal, deadly consequences.
EXAMPLE 1 Lost on an island The eairplaine Cras i got out and laned down on
the sand for a wilden. i got up and i saw nobody i walk around to see were i was.
it look to me as if i was on a island. i was very hunge. so as i look up i saw some ...
Author: Diane Griffin
First Published in 1978. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Author: Ann L. Standford Ph.D.Publish On: 2008-09-04
I was grateful for this slow period. I barely got through the rest of the summer and
needed all the rest I could get to try and build up my body for the beginning of fall
when the busy life in Lyon got off to its usual start. I was part of the fall scene for ...
Author: Ann L. Standford Ph.D.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Keep Getting Up is the first book of its kind to be written by a black woman career public servant. Its about her 40-year journey finding her identity and meaning for her life as a youngster and as an adult, and then finding her place on the world stage as an ambitious and talented professional. In her sheltered environment her parents, her school teachers, and the community in which she grew up in Kansas failed to prepare her for the truth of the Black Experience in America. When she stepped out onto the world stage at age 17 ready to make her mark on the world, she crashed into the wall of racial discrimination that shattered her belief system and rocked her self-confidence. A few years later in seeking employment, she discovered institutional racism that circumscribed what she could do, when and how she could do it. These new realities were almost life-threatening. A setback for sure, but for only a period long enough for her to educate herself about what life in America was all about for Blacks, and the time it took to develop carefully crafted strategies to overthrow all racial barriers placed in her path. She triumphed over all obstacles to her success along her journey and rose to the top ranks in public service. This book is a must read, particularly for those who are concerned about social justice for all in America.
“I will need your help, so come on up here and give me a hand,” replied Slow
Pete. ... I don't want the humans to find us here,” Slow Pete said. ... Please get up
and help me continue getting the things I need to make eyeglasses for Du Moe.
Author: NJ ELIZABETH
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A Mouse in the House is a loveable tale about three little tails, constantly thinking with their bellies but always following their hearts. Slow Pete, the old and wise rat, leads Big Ralph, the large and brave rat, and Du Moe, the small but courageous mouse, through all sorts of adventures. But living in Mr. Newman’s house isn’t all fun and games. When a robbery leaves Mr. Newman tied up and stranded, the three little friends come to his rescue and prove to him that rodents aren’t really all that bad. Whether it’s Slow Pete making a pair of glasses for Du Moe, or Big Ralph taunting humans to entertain his friends, A Mouse in the House is a story about companionship, bravery, perseverance, and teaches that sometimes, big fun comes from small heroes.
“We got five goals for now.” “Yeah ... “Number one is the reading class,” I say,
rolling up my shirt sleeves. ... “So listen to Madonna for a half hour after you get up—if it's okay with your mom— which leads us to number four, which is go to
Author: Peter Blauner
Publisher: Open Road Media
A New York probation officer locks horns with a brutal drug dealer in this “gripping” Edgar Award winner from a New York Times–bestselling author (Library Journal). As a probation officer in a city plagued by drugs, murders, and corruption, Steven Baum supervises marginal criminals—not dangerous enough for prison, but too damaged to go totally free. He watches them, keeps them in line, and once in a long while, helps one improve his life. The job is a vicious grind, but Steven is good at it, and he is about to be rewarded with a transfer to active duty. But first he has to deal with Darryl King. A small-time dealer with big aspirations, Darryl is the kind of thug who makes probation officers want to quit. Although the boy terrifies him, Steven holds out hope for helping him turn his life around. What he doesn’t know is that Darryl is a cop-killer—and his troubles have only just begun. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Peter Blauner including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
So Manabozho got up drowsily and peered about him and in the direction his
other self had indicated but saw nothing; he had been so slow getting to his feet
that the enemy had slunk back of the point and, consequently, were out of sight.
Author: Thomas A. Green
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Arranged by geographical regions, an anthology of American folktales offers legends, myths, folktalkes, jokes, and personal experiences.
Shut that fuss up here!” And they'd get up other mornings. I remember it just as
good. My brother Arnold had to get up and do the work, you know. They (the boys
) were slow getting up. I had heard Arnold say it more times than one, but I didn't
Author: Alice W. Martin
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The story surrounds the life and times of Minnie Johnson Burruss, who was born and raised in rural America around the turn of the 20th Century. Growing up poor but proud Ms. Minnie had to work hard from childhood through adulthood. As a teenager, she met and married a true gentleman named Jacob Burruss. With a houseful of children, a lot of wisdom and a strong faith in God, they lived through the Great Depression and many other trials and tribulations, including the fire that consumed their son, Matthew. Meet Emma and Annie Lou, Jacobs two sisters, loving but as different as night and day. Contrast Emmas quiet spirit with the insatiable Annie Lou who slips away frequently into the dark of the night. This story (italicized words) is narrated by Ms. Minnie a few years before her death and is based on true events. Only the storyline has been embellished by the author. The characters names and the geographical locations have been changed to protect the innocent. Sit back and take a trip back through time as you spend an evening with Ms. Minnie. First Copyrighted June 2007 by Alice W. Martin Library of Congress, United States Copyright Office Registration No. TXu1-361-060 All rights reserved. No part of this work may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission from the publisher or author, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles or reviews. Printed in the United States of America. This book is based on actual occurrences. The storyline itself has been created based on the personality of and knowledge about the characters lives. The names and locations have been changed to protect the innocent.
The thick black square above him is still not getting light, but he thinks of his
mother getting up in the dark for the lambs, and he thinks there are probably
people safe in bed in other places on this planet, waking up under fresher,
Author: Rory Mullarkey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The Private misses the farm. The Captain dreams of painting. The Corporal relishes the fight. And a hundred years later, The Woman seeks to understand. 1916 – In the darkness of the French night, three young soldiers, a private, a corporal and a captain, cross no man's land towards the enemy trench. Stealth is key to their survival and so they walk in silence, with nothing to communicate the thoughts in their heads save for the barest of gestures. 2014 – A woman goes on a day trip to visit the touristic monuments commemorating the Battle of the Somme at Vimy Ridge and the Loghnagar Crater – the site of a mine explosion that killed over 6,000 people – where she encounters remembrance, restaurants and bright, themed gift shops. Each Slow Dusk is a startling play about action, humanity, and the legacy of war. Immersing you in the reality of conflict through vivid, thrilling detail, it gives you a fresh way of thinking about war – from the past soldiers' perspective to the woman's present-day experience. Each Slow Dusk was published to coincide with the first production and national tour of the play by Pentabus Rural Theatre Company, in autumn, 2014.
Author: Charlene Ann BaumbichPublish On: 2014-10-28
“Mom, tell me you're not thinking about getting up on ladders or...” “Good
heavens no, Jacob! I know of a right dandy handyman who will do anything I ask
for a very fair fee. Why, he's already gussied the place up and brought everything
up to ...
Author: Charlene Ann Baumbich
Publisher: Diversion Publishing Corp.
“Be warned—this series is addictive. You’ll soon be hooked on the small town of Partonville and its cast of assorted characters” (BookReporter). In her late eighties, Dorothy Wetstra is still going strong—getting around in her 1976 Lincoln Continental (nicknamed “The Tank”), playing bunco with friends, and catching up on local events while sitting at the counter at Harry’s. But her beloved car seems to be ailing, and as Dorothy packs up her possessions at Crooked Creek Farm and prepares to move to Partonville, Illinois, she’s determined to find a silver lining. For example, her new home is conveniently located—perfect for her new life as a pedestrian—and she gets to decorate it any way she pleases! Plus, her new friends Katie and Josh will be relocating from Chicago to Crooked Creek Farm. As the moving process proves more arduous than expected, Dorothy realizes it may be time for her to slow down. But old habits die hard, and Dorothy’s routines will prove as hard to break as The Tank itself . . . “Fans of Jan Karon’s Mitford or Philip Gulley’s Harmony will revel in the antics of the residents of Partonville.” —Publishers Weekly
“Wake the fuck up man! Ourguests have finally arrived!” No answer. “Stephen!”
No answer. I cursed long and loud. “What good are all these radios we passed
out if nobody answers them?” Continuing with a string of expletives that would wake ...
Author: Hollis Weller
Publisher: Permuted Press
For two veteran police officers and their small group of friends, the first day of the outbreak starts out like any other until they are confronted with a new and unexpected enemy. Each one of them is forced to confront the unthinkable. Zombies are real, and craving the living with an insatiable appetite. Against the full specter of a society crumbling around them, and the dead stalking the living in the streets, it will take all of their skill, knowledge and courage to survive. Yet, amongst it all, they still face enemies among the living as well. Armed gangs free to roam the streets. Powerful men who want to play politics with people’s lives, and wolves in sheep’s clothing. Together, the group faces an uncertain future as they struggle against relentless enemies, living and dead, in a devastated America. Matvei, the Russian mercenary, had been poised to carve out his own empire from the ashes of humanity. Horribly underestimating the enemy he now faced, the once leader of an army struggles to survive against the very creatures he helped create. For Mike and Stephen, the idea to use an abandoned prison as a modern day fortress was brilliant. Solid stone walls protected them and their growing group of survivors against the relentless advance of the undead howling for their blood, giving the people inside a sense of hope in these dark days. Utilizing the skills and knowledge of the people sheltered inside, they had turned the old prison into a working community. They had shelter, food, and weapons to combat the dead. What could go wrong? In a nearby conclave was Father Kettle. He was a man used to his position of authority as a man of God to get anything he desired. Now, along with a congregation of ruthless murderers, he desires everything the survivors hold dear. Father Kettle’s personal assassin, Jonas, had infiltrated the prison to undermine their cause. Joining their conspiracy, burning with the need for revenge is former Councilman Lewis. All the while, far to the north in the burning remnants of Chicago, the countless eyes of an undead host, filled with hunger and rage, looked to the south…
One local cop summed up the neighborhood point of view. “These wolves have
no fear of humans,” he said. Over a thousand people were planning a local rally
to protest against the wolves. Yontz always wondered how people got so excited
Author: James Fielder
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Category: True Crime
Never Trust a Chained Captive. That was one of the rules David Parker Ray posted on the isolated property where he and his girlfriend Cynthia Hendy lived near New Mexico's Elephant Butte Lake. They called their windowless trailer The Toybox. Over the years they lured countless young women into its chamber of unspeakable pain and horror--and filmed every moment. A Satanist, Ray was the center of a web of sadism, sex slavery, and murder. Authorities suspect he murdered more than 60 women. In October 2011, a flood of tips led to a renewed search for the remains of more possible victims. This updated edition reveals all the details, plus the inside story on the controversial movie based on these unforgettable events. "An eye-opening journey into the world of criminal sexual sadism." --Jim Yontz, Deputy District Attorney, Albuquerque, New Mexico 16 pages of haunting photos "Darkly fascinating. . .a shocker from beginning to end." --Gregg Olsen, New York Times bestselling author
I ended up in the hospital in intensive care with gas in my lungs. It took five days
to get it out. My doctor told me that if I went up the hill past the Legion, he wouldn't
take care of me anymore because of the gases at St. Ignatius. It was a sore spot ...
Author: Renée Jacobs
Publisher: Penn State Press
"A pictorial chronicle of the Centralia, Pennsylvania, mine fire disaster in 1962, which led, decades later, to the destruction of the town. Includes interviews and historical background"--Provided by publisher.
The uterus was supposed to have been thoroughly emptied ; still , she had a slow getting up , and continued to have a purulent vaginal discharge . She gradually
grew weak , had slight fevers , poor appetite , headaches and very much ...
Next morning, I find myself wide awake, but a little slow getting up, even though it
feels like 8am East Coast time not the 5am West Coast time. The daily horoscope
reads, “Pair up with the perfect partner for passionate pastimes.” Ah good, a ...
Author: Jim Oooooo
Planning an Alaska Inside Passage Cruise? Like a magnificent symphony, let this account amuse you and inform you. Grand themes occur with repetition and variation - incredibly beautiful scenery, great fun on board the ship, and culturally broadening excursions at every port. Snow-capped peaks on both sides of the Inside Passage, Native Peoples, totem poles, eagles, salmon, whales, and bears. Alaska, so different and so grand! What do you want to find and do on your Alaska Inside Passage Cruise?
If Oster starts talking about getting up before dawn to go game fishing, Lore
casually mentions that she will be up most of the night, filming moonlight on water
for her latest art documentary. Soon she carries the Hammex with her wherever
Author: Nicola Griffith
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Nicola Griffith, winner of the Tiptree Award and the Lambda Award for her widely acclaimed first novel Ammonite, now turns her attention closer to the present in Slow River, the dark and intensely involving story of a young woman's struggle for survival and independence on the gritty underside of a near-future Europe. She awoke in an alley to the splash of rain. She was naked, a foot-long gash in her back was still bleeding, and her identity implant was gone. Lore Van de Oest was the daughter of one of the world's most powerful families...and now she was nobody. Then out of the rain walked Spanner, an expert data pirate who took her in, cared for her wounds, and gave her the freedom to reinvent herself again and again. No one could find Lore if she didn't want to be found: not the police, not her family, and not the kidnappers who had left her in that alley to die. She had escaped...but she paid for her newfound freedom in crime, deception, and degradation--over and over again. Lore had a choice: She could stay in the shadows, stay with Spanner...and risk losing herself forever. Or she could leave Spanner and find herself again by becoming someone else: stealing the identity implant of a dead woman, taking over her life, and inventing her future. But to start again, Lore required Spanner's talents--Spanner, who needed her and hated her, and who always had a price. And even as Lore agreed to play Spanner's games one final time, she found that there was still the price of being a Van de Oest to be paid. Only by confronting her past, her family, and her own demons could Lore meld together who she had once been, who she had become, and the person she intended to be.... In Slow River, Nicola Griffith skillfully takes us deep into the mind and heart of her complex protagonist, where the past must be reconciled with the present if the future is ever to offer solid ground. Slow River poses a question we all hope never to need to answer: Who are you when you have nothing left?
I got up tae get off, walk the last bit home wi' him. Couldnae find the bugger.
ATHOL. Evelyn was waiting for me when I got back. Could it be Morna? she said.
Could be, I said as I walked past her. But I wouldn't phone her, simple as that.
Author: David Harrower
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
THE STORY: Morna works as a cleaner for well-off families in Edinburgh. She spends her time drinking, attempting affairs and trying to understand her twenty-year-old son with whom she shares her Dalry flat. Athol, her elder brother by two years, lives nea
“You'd have to give a better performance than last night to get me into a
desireinduced sex coma,” she bit back. “I think I hit all the right spots. It's ten o'
clock and you're just getting up.” He winked and pressed the up button on the
Author: Rhonda Laurel
Publisher: Etopia Press
The Blake Boys Book Seven Tyler Blake is making quite a name for himself in the racing circuit and has everything he’s ever wanted—fame, the support of his family, and hot women clamoring for his attention. But he can’t get a certain bookseller out of his head. The passionate night he spent with Michelle Bradley on the eve of his brother’s wedding still haunts him. He’s too busy living the dream to want commitment, but when he hears Michelle is seeing someone, it bothers him more than he’s willing to admit. Michelle Bradley is making some major changes in her life. Fed up with months of pursuing the elusive Tyler Blake, she’s ready to throw in the towel. The night she spent with Tyler might as well never have happened, because he doesn’t seem to know she’s alive. But when a cooking class inspires Michelle to funnel her passion into the fine art of cuisine, she finds a new outlet: writing a food blog. Until a glimpse of Tyler on television kissing a woman after a big win sends her into a tizzy. With the help of the Blake women, Michelle kidnaps Tyler and takes him to a secluded cabin so they can have it out once and for all. She hopes the fabulous meal she’s prepared will entice him to stay, at least long enough for dessert… Keywords: interracial romance, BWWM, race car driver, sports romance, bookstore owner