There's a point in a man's life where he looks around him and asks whether this is really where he wants to be - what he wanted to do with his life. And even if he's achieved all his childhood dreams, maybe that's not enough any more.
Author: Nick Page
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Health & Fitness
Men, the midlife crisis, spirituality - and sheds A new bike - running the marathon - splashing out on a sports car - having an affair - taking up triathlon - upping sticks and moving to the country - getting divorced - even going into the church... There's a point in a man's life where he looks around him and asks whether this is really where he wants to be - what he wanted to do with his life. And even if he's achieved all his childhood dreams, maybe that's not enough any more. Nick Page has been there, and he decided to build a shed. Not to answer the question, but so that he'd at least be able to get some peace to think about it properly. Join him on a journey of discovery, into what the midlife crisis really is, and whether there's a better way to go at it than frittering away time and money trying to pretend you're really younger than you are.
Dominique and the others entered the shed and subjected him to close scrutiny.
She questioned him only in French. He answered fluently. His accent sounded
different to her, not like the other Canadians she had handled. She mentioned
Author: Patrick Ford
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This is the story of the original Jack Riordan, uncle of the Jack Riordan of ‘Drowning in Her Eyes’ and ‘The House that Jack Built’. He grows up in a sleepy country town and joins the air force during the Second World War. He trains and travels to England, where he becomes a bomber pilot. He is reported missing on operations, and presumed dead, his body never recovered. But the story is not that simple. He is shot down into the North Sea and he and two of his crew survive to be rescued by Dutch fishermen. They get him ashore and feed them into the escape network for downed fliers. There Jack meets Dominique, a French girl who is part of the resistance. They fall in love and stay together, fighting the Germans, until Jack is taken prisoner by the SS just before the liberation of Paris. He does not know that Dominique has fallen pregnant and he never knows, for he is executed by the Germans. After the war, Dominique searches for him without success. Finally, after her death, their daughter, Vivienne, becomes obsessed with finding her lost father’s last resting place. After much research she does find him. He had been buried wearing another man’s identity discs. Vivienne travels to Australia to find her unknown relatives, and in the process she finds a love of her own.
pitch-dark night, armed with a map and torch. Carver first . . . wait five minutes . . .
Ferris next . . . wait five minutes. I left the lights of the house behind me and
stepped deeper and deeper into the black night and along the narrow lane into ...
Author: Paul Ferris
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Sports & Recreation
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award The Sunday Times Sports Book of the Year The Times Sports Book of the Year Telegraph Football Book of the Year 'Ferris's wonderful memoir represents a twin triumph. He has endured every kind of setback in life but has invariably reinvented himself; and his writing is a pure pleasure.' The Sunday Times 'Enough depth and humanity to make your average football autobiography look like a Ladybird book.' Telegraph 'A masterpiece of the genre' Brian McNally 'Football memoirs rarely produce great literature but Ferris's The Boy on the Shed is a glistening exception.' Guardian 'Fascinating and stylishly told.' David Walsh, The Sunday Times The Boy on the Shed is a story of love and fate. At 16, Paul Ferris becomes Newcastle United's youngest-ever first-teamer. Like many a tricky winger from Northern Ireland, he is hailed as 'the new George Best'. As a player and later a physio and member of the Magpies' managerial team, Paul's career acquaints him not only with Kevin Keegan, Kenny Dalglish and Bobby Robson, Ruud Gullit, Paul Gascoigne and Alan Shearer but also with injury, insecurity and disappointment. Yet this autobiography is more than a tale of the vagaries of sporting fortune. It begins during 'The Troubles' in a working-class Catholic family in the Protestant town of Lisburn, near Belfast. After a childhood scarred by his mother's illness and sectarian hatred, Paul meets the love of his life, his future wife Geraldine. Talented and carefree on the pitch, shy and anxious off it, he earns a tilt at stardom. His first spell at Newcastle turns sour, as does his return as a physio, although obtaining a Masters degree shows him what he could achieve away from football. When Paul qualifies as a barrister, a career in Law beckons. Instead, a craving to prove himself in the game draws him back to St James' Park as part of Shearer's management triumvirate - with unfortunate consequences. Written with brutal candour, dark humour and consummate style, The Boy on the Shed is a riveting and moving account of a life less ordinary
Author: St. John of the CrossPublish On: 2012-03-06
... for material fire, acting upon wood, first of all begins to dry it, by driving out its
moisture and causing it to shed the water which it contains within itself. Then it
begins to make it black, dark and unsightly, and even to give forth a bad odor,
Author: St. John of the Cross
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Literary Collections
In this spiritual masterpiece — a classic of Christian literature and mysticism — the author addresses pride, avarice, envy, and other human imperfections, describing methods of conversion through prayer, submission, and purification.
She got up, went to the shed, took up a hoe and did a little amateur gardening.
She was getting ... The factory worker had left his night shift early, on the pretext
of stomach sickness, which proved unfortunate for his fun-loving wife. Thirty-four,
Author: Mary Jane Staples
Publisher: Random House
It is summer, 1941, and the country is still at war. In the Devon village of Ashleigh, however, evacuees from the London blitz are living in an atmosphere of rural peacefulness, although Daisy Ricketts of Bermondsey isn't sure if she'll ever get on with carping Mrs Mumford, the subject of whispers because of her husband's mysterious disappearance. David, the elder son of Tommy and Vi Adams, meets Kate Trimble, a cockney girl from Camberwell who has just arrived in Ashleigh with her aunt. Kate is imaginative and precocious, while David is happy-go-lucky , and as the war is directly affecting the lives of so many other members of the Adams family, Kate and David establish a friendship in the summer sunshine of Devon. But as their friendship develops some exciting undercurrents, an incident occurs which brings home to them the darker intrigues of wartime and provides a devastating shock to everyone.
A Psychiatrist Explores the Connection Between Darkness and Spiritual Growth
Gerald G. May ... However much we practice meditation, no matter how we force
ourselves and no matter how many tears we shed, we cannot produce this water.
Author: Gerald G. May
Now in paperback: a distinguished psychiatrist, spiritual counsellor and bestselling author shows how the dark sides of the spiritual life are a vital ingredient in deep, authentic, healthy spirituality. Gerald G. May, MD, one of the great spiritual teachers and writers of our time, argues that the dark 'shadow' side of the true spiritual life has been trivialised and neglected to our serious detriment. Superficial and naively upbeat spirituality does not heal and enrich the soul. Nor does the other tendency to relegate deep spiritual growth to only mystics and saints. Only the honest, sometimes difficult encounters with what Christian spirituality has called and described in helpful detail as 'the dark night of the soul' can lead to true spiritual wholeness. May emphasises that the dark night is not necessarily a time of suffering and near despair, but a time of deep transition, a search for new orientation when things are clouded and full of mystery. The dark gives depth, dimension and fullness to the spiritual life.
This patroness of your darkness doesn't shed brilliant light on your problems.
Instead, her torch gives you hints, intimations, and suggestions. After a while, you
may feel comfortable with the wafer-thin intuitions you experience. You may not ...
Author: Thomas Moore
Every human life is made up of the light and the dark, the happy and the sad, the vital and the deadening. How you think about this rhythm of moods makes all the difference. Our lives are filled with emotional tunnels: the loss of a loved one or end of a relationship, aging and illness, career disappointments or just an ongoing sense of dissatisfaction with life. Society tends to view these “dark nights” in clinical terms as obstacles to be overcome as quickly as possible. But Moore shows how honoring these periods of fragility as periods of incubation and positive opportunities to delve the soul’s deepest needs can provide healing and a new understanding of life’s meaning. Dark Nights of the Soul presents these metaphoric dark nights not as the enemy, but as times of transition, occasions to restore yourself, and transforming rites of passage, revealing an uplifting and inspiring new outlook on such topics as: • The healing power of melancholy • The sexual dark night and the mysteries of matrimony • Finding solace during illness and in aging • Anxiety, anger, and temporary Insanities • Linking creativity, spirituality, and emotional struggles • Finding meaning and beauty in the darkness
Just don't do it with the bathroom mirror; you could hurt yourself some dark night.
A Basket of Shed Antlers Not all shed antlers are suitable for mounting,
especially when you don't have a matching pair. Most sheds are modestly sized
Author: Dennis Walrod
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Newly rewritten chapter on the future of antlers. Collecting, scoring, and carving antlers. A complete and multi-faceted guide for Whitetail, mule deer, elk, and moose antlers.
It did not tend to show negligence in leaving the space between the shed and the
bulkhead unprotected , but simply a neglect to ... Indeed , it would seem to be but
common prudence not to use an unfinished walk on a dark night unless it was ...
'I haven't slept for the past few nights. ... then pad through the house and look out
the back window towards the garden, where light would shine from along the
joins of the tin shed, outlining it like a child's linedrawing hovering in the dark. Night ...
Author: Fran Cusworth
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
The people you meet in a moment can change your life forever. LOVE ACTUALLY meets THE SLAP. At the scene of an accident, three ordinary people are thrown together in a heartfelt romp through the dramas of suburban life. Grace, hardworking and tired, wants another baby. But she's weighed down by debt, a manic 4-year-old and a jobless husband determined to make his inventions into reality. Can they both get their way, or will competing dreams tear their marriage apart? Eddy analyses risk for a living, but his insecurities have brought his own life to a halt. He won't let go of the flighty, unfaithful Romy, but will he ever risk believing in himself? Melody is trying to raise her son Skip in the city while holding true to her hippie lifestyle. But will past mistakes and social pressure force her to leave her beliefs behind? 'A stunning concoction of human life, tragedy, joys, love and loss' Maxine, Goodreads
Author: Christopher M. BachePublish On: 2000-05-26
Because we must shed many layers to discover the deeper truths about
ourselves, this process has many stages, and it would be a mistake to emphasize
any one at the expense of the others. Nevertheless, one transition stands out as ...
Author: Christopher M. Bache
Publisher: SUNY Press
Combining philosophical reflections with deep self-exploration to delve into the ancient mystery of death and rebirth, this book emphasizes collective rather than individual transformation. Drawing upon twenty years of experience working with nonordinary states, the author argues that when the deep psyche is hyper-simulated using Stanislaw Grof's powerful therapeutic methods, the healing that results sometimes extends beyond the individual to the collective unconscious of humanity itself.
Author: Assize Courts (MANCHESTER)Publish On: 1867
The CHAIRMAN : Did you see the shed set on fire ? WITNESS : I did not . The
CHAIRMAN : Now , who set it on fire ? The witness hesitated . The CHAIRMAN :
You must know . You told me just now you saw it set on fire , and dark as the night ...
The heavy , luxurious yellow light from below the clouds ” ( PS , 295 ) is the light
of lust and satiety which suggests a flow of the shed blood to the Mexican sun .
Ramón is stabbed in the back and nearly dies from loss of blood . While he is put
Yes , Pomp , ” we said , " if rabbits and squirrels are scarce in daytime , chickens
and ducks are plenty at night . ... And had not Irish Joe heard strange sounds
about the sheds that dark night he stayed alone while watersmoking that same
Maria never saw the dark side of her husband, but poor Melody saw it on a daily
basis as he only acted this way when Maria was not around. Because Maria
worked at night, Melody had to deal with her stepfather alone. He never liked her,
Author: Ronda Hutchinson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
A sweet farm girl leaves abusive parents and then an abusive husband to set herself on a road to success of becoming a jockey. Along the way, she encounters a couple that accept her and her daughter as family, and grows to love a man that must face and stand up to his father. Because of her patience and unique communication with horses, she calms a temperamental colt and gains his confidence to win the English Grand National aboard him and learns how to pace a special filly enroute to a winning ride in the Kentucky Derby.
The writer who's shed the most light on the experience of spiritual darkness is the
sixteenth-century Spanish Carmelite ... to contain the books that have been
written about the work of John of the Cross on the dark night of the soul, and
there is ...
Author: Susan Pitchford
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Contemporary Christianity is afflicted with two problems: First, our spiritual life is often bland and lukewarm. Distracted and fragmented by our lives, and malnourished on conventional piety, we feel out of touch with the God described in the Bible as a consuming fire." Second, we don't know how to make sense of suffering, especially the pain of spiritual darkness and aridity. The answer to both of these problems is passion. In God in the Dark, Susan Pitchford explores the two faces of passion:desire, the mutual attraction between the soul and God; and suffering, especially our confusion and grief when we find ourselves in dark places. We often misinterpret times of darkness, assuming we've fabled and God has abandoned us. Pitchford suggests that darkness is not a place of abandonment but a place of intimacy and a special call to a deeper relationship with the God who desires us. Once we understand this, we will not have to fear the dark, and when the night closes in around us, we can experience it as an embrace.
The balloon man continued his check as he was used to the unlit sheds at night,
however, there were a few members of the ... In July 2008 The Dark Knight,
sequel to hit movie Batman Begins, took the box office by storm and it will forever
Author: Damien O'Dell
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The first book to explore, in depth, the complete range of paranormal phenomena reported throughout Bedfordshire in modern times.
And for an instant , just before becoming one with the advancing night , the
clouds radiated orange . The rapid change of light reminded me of driving
towards the sunrise one Monday morning . Along the highway bales of hay lying
in the fields ...
Author: Hanna Kay
Publisher: Macmillan Education AU
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Hanna Kay describes her journal, begun in summer 2003, as a dialogue between one and oneself. She says: 'Keeping a journal is like meeting this person inside me head-on'. And that person is an artist whose journal helps the reader understand something of the way an artist thinks. Both her journal and the paintings produced in her studio measure the passing of the seasons and the artist's emotional empathy with the Australian landscape the and living things about her as she responds to the seasonal changes wrought by Nature. She says: 'The locals [in rural NSW] refer to my Studio as "the shed". For me the 200 square metres framed by iron-bark posts and corrugated iron, is a sanctuary in which I dare to experiment, question, or be idle. The solid structure and the five acres that surround it protect me from the world's follies.' Her observations of the environment are recorded poetically, her own musing interspersed with references to world literature. The book is dedicated: 'To Nature, while she's still around'.
The shed was completely burnt except one corner . I could see none of the
atacking party ; it was a very dark night . When the shed blazed up the attacking
party retired further back . I could not recognize the voice again . I don ' t know if I
[After no amount of rapping stirs him in the continuing the darkness night, Eric
goes directing to a luxuriance house. He stops his feet at a pair of matter steps
hack inside a dark storage shed. It has probably been abandoned in favor of
Author: Shirley Xia
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Against a multi-cultural background, Shirley Xia’s “Calla-Annex” unfolds a touching yet sometimes amusing tale about human prejudice and confl icts as well as about human understanding and mutual affection. Although the theme is a recurrent one which can be found in almost all good literary works, the actions of the story are approached by the forgiving author in a passionate and sometimes humorous way. So the reader can gain both enlightenment and fun from this fascinating story.