The Lost Art of Losing

The Lost Art of Losing

A collection of aphorisms by award-winning novelist Gregory Norminton. By turns comic and despairing, jubilant and wry, they present, through fragments, a picture of the mind - and of troubling times.

Author: Gregory Norminton

Publisher: Vagabound Voices Pub Limited

ISBN: 1908251069

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 94

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Gregory Norminton transforms the aporism into something more accessible and personal- using aphorisms to question everything, including the aphorism itself.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Art of Losing

The Art of Losing

Used by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc. - James
Tate, “The Lost Pilot,” from Collected Poems. Copyright © 1991 by James Tate
and reprinted by permission of Wesleyan University Press. - Dylan Thomas, “A ...

Author: Kevin Young

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781620404843

Category: Poetry

Page: 320

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“Kevin Young has thoughtfully gathered many of these sorrowful perambulations and grievous plummets.” -Billy Collins The Art of Losing is the first anthology of its kind, delivering poetry with a purpose. Editor Kevin Young has introduced and selected 150 devastatingly beautiful poems that embrace the pain and heartbreak of mourning. Divided into five sections (Reckoning, Remembrance, Rituals, Recovery, and Redemption), with poems by some of our most beloved poets as well as the best of the current generation of poets, The Art of Losing is the ideal gift for a loved one in a time of need and for use by therapists, ministers, rabbis, and palliative care workers who tend to those who are experiencing loss. Among the poets included: Elizabeth Alexander, W. H. Auden, Amy Clampitt, Billy Collins, Emily Dickinson, Louise Gluck, Ted Hughes, Galway Kinnell, Kenneth Koch, Philip Larkin, Li-Young Lee, Philip Levine, Marianne Moore, Sharon Olds, Mary Oliver, Robert Pinsky, Adrienne Rich, Theodore Roethke, Anne Sexton, Wallace Stevens, Dylan Thomas, Derek Walcott, and James Wright.
Categories: Poetry

The Lost Art of Compassion

The Lost Art of Compassion

Particularly when we come upon hard times in life, there's a danger of losing our
sense of confidence, feeling lost, and becoming discouraged with our progress in
inner development. This practice teaches us to face such circumstances ...

Author: Lorne Ladner

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0061748692

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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Now in paperback, this practical guide to cultivating compassion delivers Buddhist and psychological insight right where we need it most—navigating the difficulties of our daily lives. Compassion is often seen as a distant, altruistic ideal cultivated by saints, or as an unrealistic response of the naively kind-hearted. Seeing compassion in this way, we lose out on experiencing the transformative potential of one of our most neglected inner resources. Dr Lorne Ladner rescues compassion from this marginalised view, showing how its practical application in our life can be a powerful force in achieving happiness. Combining the wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism and Western psychology, Ladner presents clear, effective practices for cultivating compassion in daily living.
Categories: Psychology

The Lost Art of Closing

The Lost Art of Closing

Fear of Losing Control Your prospective client may be afraid that if she allows
you access to the other stakeholders, the opportunity the two of you are trying to
build will be changed in ways that don't serve her. 105 the commitment to build ...

Author: Anthony Iannarino

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780735211704

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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If you want to succeed in sales, you need to know how to close. Anthony Iannarino, star sales blogger, consultant, speaker, and author of the national bestseller The Only Sales Guide You'll Ever Need, lays out the new rules of closing. Closing the deal is the most crucial step in the sales process. Yet most salespeople are following outdated, incorrect, and harmful advice telling them to aggressively and forcefully go for the hard sell--or else to sell so softly that they are afraid to ask for any commitments at all! They've heard "Always Be Closing" and "Never Be Closing." But neither of those mantras are true in the complex sales landscape we have today. Closing now is all about building trust with your clients and moving them down the path of 10 commitments....all the way to the dotted line. Iannarino argues that in a world with many competitors vying for the same clients and with clients who can do their own research, closing a sale is really about gaining commitments and doing all you can to build a relationship with your prospective client. In his rebuttal to conventional and disappointing "sales wisdom", Iannarino will teach readers to: · Develop deep relationships with clients by implementing closing strategies that build trust and help prospective clients understand the value of committing to move forward in the process. · Proactively, but not aggressively, ask for commitments without guilt or embarrassment about being pushy, manipulative, or self-oriented--all things that destroy trust. In a field rife with misperceptions about how to close a deal, Iannarino's book will be necessary reading for all sales people--to help them streamline the sales process and win more deals, faster.
Categories: Business & Economics

Teeth of a Lock the Art of Losing

Teeth of a Lock   the Art of Losing

... ladder in her nylon stocking and she grasps a tree beside her as she scans the
forest. she's lost the wolf. she cares that it is evading her, that it is gone, that it is
no longer with her. she knows this because she is stood in the middle of a forest,
 ...

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Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781447754343

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The Lost Art of Walking on Water

The Lost Art of Walking on Water

If you think I'm losing it, don't wait until I go out, buy a pistol, and aim it at my head.
Instead of giving a press conference after my demise, come over, talk to me
directly as soon as you hear, even at the risk of losing me as a friend. This is
without ...

Author: Michael Heher

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9781616439637

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Finding the Lost Art of Empathy

Finding the Lost Art of Empathy

I now know without a shadow of a doubt that I would not be writing this book if I
had not walked through the painful experience of losing Tennyson. I know this for
a couple of reasons. First, I would never have spent the last several years of my ...

Author: Tracy Wilde

Publisher: Howard Books

ISBN: 9781982122836

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Pastor Tracy Wilde reflects on the absence of empathy in today’s world and shares how Christians can renew their compassion to help unify not only the church, but society as well, in this timely and refreshing guide. Achieving meaningful relationships and cultivating lasting connections with others are often some of the most valuable experiences of our lives. So why can it sometimes feel so difficult to relate to the people around us if we all share the same human desire to bond? In Finding the Lost Art of Empathy, Tracy Wilde addresses the reasons why we struggle with showing empathy toward others and explains why we ultimately avoid it—and even avoid contact with others altogether. She explores the different facets that have promoted isolation instead of community and provides the antidote for a more unified, loving, and empathetic society. Inspirational and encouraging, Wilde inspires us to self-reflect and remove whatever obstacles from our lives that may be blocking our way to true fulfillment in our relationships—and living life the way God intends us to.
Categories: Religion

In Translation

In Translation

Lose something every day. Accept the fluster of lost door keys, the hour badly
spent. The art of losing isn't hard to master. Then practice losing farther, losing
faster: places, and names, and where it was you meant to travel. None of these
will ...

Author: Esther Allen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231535021

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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The most comprehensive collection of perspectives on translation to date, this anthology features essays by some of the world's most skillful writers and translators, including Haruki Murakami, Alice Kaplan, Peter Cole, Eliot Weinberger, Forrest Gander, Clare Cavanagh, David Bellos, and José Manuel Prieto. Discussing the process and possibilities of their art, they cast translation as a fine balance between scholarly and creative expression. The volume provides students and professionals with much-needed guidance on technique and style, while affirming for all readers the cultural, political, and aesthetic relevance of translation. These essays focus on a diverse group of languages, including Japanese, Turkish, Arabic, and Hindi, as well as frequently encountered European languages, such as French, Spanish, Italian, German, Polish, and Russian. Contributors speak on craft, aesthetic choices, theoretical approaches, and the politics of global cultural exchange, touching on the concerns and challenges that currently affect translators working in an era of globalization. Responding to the growing popularity of translation programs, literature in translation, and the increasing need to cultivate versatile practitioners, this anthology serves as a definitive resource for those seeking a modern understanding of the craft.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Poems

Poems

One Art The art of losing isn't hard to master; so many things seem filled with the
intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster. Lose something every day. Accept
the fluster of lost door keys, the hour badly spent. The art of losing isn't hard to ...

Author: Elizabeth Bishop

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781466889422

Category: Poetry

Page: 368

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A Boston Globe Best Poetry Book of 2011 This is the definitive edition of the work of one of America's greatest poets, increasingly recognized as one of the greatest English-language poets of the twentieth century, loved by readers and poets alike. Bishop's poems combine humor and sadness, pain and acceptance, and observe nature and lives in perfect miniaturist close-up. The themes central to her poetry are geography and landscape—from New England, where she grew up, to Brazil and Florida, where she later lived—human connection with the natural world, questions of knowledge and perception, and the ability or inability of form to control chaos. This new edition offers readers the opportunity to take in, entire, one of the great careers in twentiethcentury poetry.
Categories: Poetry

The Lost Art of Economics

The Lost Art of Economics

What is particularly ironic about losing the art of economics is that it was lost
while in plain sight . By that I mean that in the United States at least , the
entrenchment of the positive / normative distinction dates back to Milton Friedman
' s ( 1953 ) ...

Author: David C. Colander

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015050749111

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 203

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Economics is the study of a complex system in which simple laws are not always forthcoming. That complexity mandates three branches of the profession: positive, normative and the art of economics. The economics profession has focused on one of these - positive economics, and in doing so has lost the art of economics. In a series of provocative essays the author argues that most of what economists do is applied policy, which belongs in the art of economics, not in normative or positive economics. The essays explore the forces in academic institutions that have led economics to its current position, as well as the implications of the lost art for the economics profession and its future. In the end, the author is positive about the future of the profession, and predicts that in 2050 it will no longer be as Solow suggested it currently is - 'the overeducated in pursuit of the unknowable'. Instead it will be the 'appropriately educated in search of the knowable'.The essays are written in a highly accessible style, and can be enjoyed by most non-economists, as well as by those economists who don't take themselves too seriously. It can be usefully read by all economists, even those who do take themselves too seriously.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Lost Art of a Dying Breed

The Lost Art of a Dying Breed

I was losing it. I heard a faint giggle, but too broken and without care, I passed out
. When I came to, I was still holding tight her hand and the locket. Reverently, I
placed her hand over her heart and closed her eyes. Opening the locket, I started
 ...

Author: Matthew Jackson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465370488

Category: Fiction

Page: 294

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The Lost Art of a Dying Breed features 4 short stories and a myriad of poetry blended throughout. The Guardian is a story of a young man attempting to rescue a young woman from a rapidly hope fading situation. The Big Hurt is a science fiction tale of revenge, sacrifice and forgiveness, as the hero attempts to thwart the birth of an evil galactic government. Dialogue is a romantic drama about pain and love. Agent Zero is on the trail of a serial killer in the fourth tale. Completing the series is my rules on surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, pure stereotypical satire and comedy.
Categories: Fiction

In Her Shoes

In Her Shoes

losing faster: places, and names, and where it was you meant to travel. None of
these will bring disaster. I lost my mother's watch. And look! my last, or nexttolast,
of three loved houses went. The art of losing isn't hard to master. I lost two cities, ...

Author: Jennifer Weiner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781847395801

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Rose Feller is thirty years old, a high-powered attorney, with a secret passion for romance novels, an exercise regime she's going to start next week, and dreams of a man who will slide off her glasses, gaze into her eyes, and tell her that she's beautiful. Meet Rose's sister Maggie. Twenty-eight years old, drop-dead gorgeous and only occasionally employed, Maggie is a backing singer in a band called Whiskered Biscuit. She dreams of fame and fortune -- and of getting her dowdy big sister to stick to a skin-care regime. These two women with nothing in common but a childhood tragedy, shared DNA, and the same size feet, are about to learn that their family is more different than they ever imagined, and that they're more alike than they'd ever believe. The brilliant new novel by Jennifer Weiner, Who Do You Love, will be released in August 2015.
Categories: Fiction

Blue Peninsula

Blue Peninsula

one art The art of losing isn't hard to master; so many things seem filled with the
intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster. Lose something every day. Accept
the fluster of lost door keys, the hour badly spent. The art of losing isn't hard to ...

Author: Madge McKeithen

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429952323

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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"My son's illness is eight years old and has no name. It started when he was fourteen. He is now twenty-two. It is taking away his ability to walk and to reason. It is getting worse, some years more rapidly than others." These words begin the first section of Blue Peninsula, a narrative of a son's degenerative illness in thirty-three parts focused around poems that have provided companionship and sustenance to the author. When multiple diagnostic avenues delivered no explanation for the worsening disabilities of her older son, Ike, Madge McKeithen "became a poetry addict--collecting, consuming, ripping poems out of magazines, buying slender volumes that would fit in my pocket or pocketbook, stashing them in loose-leaf notebooks, on shelves, stacking them on the floor. In the midst of all this grief, I had fallen in love. With words. Poems, especially. And just in time." McKeithen draws on a wonderfully wide ranging group of of poets and lyricists--including Emily Dickinson, the Rolling Stones, Paul Celan, Bruce Springsteen, Marie Howe, Walt Whitman, and many others--to illuminate, comfort, and help to express her sorrow. Some chapters are reflections on friendships and family relationships in the context of a chronic and worsening illness. Some consider making peace with what life has dealt, and others value intentionally reworking it. Not written to suggest easy solace, this powerful work aims to keep company, as would any individual whose loved one is on a course in which the only way out is through.
Categories: Self-Help

The Art of Losing It

The Art of Losing It

This is the nucleus of The Art of Losing It a young mother jerking from emergency to emergency as the men in her life drop dead around her; a high-functioning radio show host waging war with her addictions while trying to raise her two ...

Author: Rosemary Keevil

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 9781631527784

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

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When her brother dies of AIDS and her husband dies of cancer in the same year, Rosemary is left on her own with two young daughters and antsy addiction demons dancing in her head. This is the nucleus of The Art of Losing It a young mother jerking from emergency to emergency as the men in her life drop dead around her; a high-functioning radio show host waging war with her addictions while trying to raise her two little girls who just lost their daddy; and finally, a stint in rehab and sobriety that ushers in a fresh brand of chaos instead of the tranquility her family so desperately needs. Heartrending but ultimately hopeful, The Art of Losing It is the story of a struggling mother who finds her way—slowly, painfully—from one side of grief and addiction to the other.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Lost Art of Conversation

The Lost Art of Conversation

The habit of wrangling with people who will not listen without interruption , and
who try to shout down their company , nay even the habit of losing one's temper ,
engenders a noisy and harsh way of speaking , which naturally causes a ...

Author: Horatio Sheafe Krans

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101072899022

Category: Conversation

Page: 366

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Categories: Conversation

A Book on Angling being a complete treatise on the art of Angling in every branch with explanatory plates etc

A Book on Angling  being a complete treatise on the art of Angling in every branch with explanatory plates  etc

If a pike comes to the top of the water standing on his tail , as it were ( as if you
were weighing him ) , and with open mouth ' grins ghastly ' at you , shaking his
head to and fro savagely , you are in no little danger of losing him . I have lost
scores ...

Author: Francis Francis (the Elder.)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0018719598

Category:

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The Lost Art of Drawing the Line

The Lost Art of Drawing the Line

But does it make the doctor breathe easier that the chances of losing a baseless
claim are only , say , one in twenty ? Those are the odds of a test ... .soda pop or
peanut butter . If America is based on THE LOST ART OF DRAWING THE LINE
31.

Author: Philip K. Howard

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015050481897

Category: Law

Page: 255

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Discusses the implications of well-meaning efforts to protect the individual, especially in terms of the resulting loss of individual freedom in contemporary society and the loss of accountability.
Categories: Law

The Art of Grief

The Art of Grief

Compassionate Friends offers parents who have lost a child the opportunity to
meet with other bereaved parents and talk about their children and the depth of
the pain of losing a child. Oftentimes parents feel that others who have not lost a ...

Author: J. Earl Rogers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135916602

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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Art and other expressive therapies are increasingly used in grief counseling, not only among children and adolescents, but throughout the developmental spectrum. Creative activities are commonly used in group and individual psychotherapy programs, but it is only relatively recently that these expressive modalities have been employed within the context of clinical grief work in structured settings. These forms of nonverbal communication are often more natural ways to express thoughts and feelings that are difficult to discuss, particularly when it comes to issues surrounding grief and loss. Packed with pictures and instructional detail, this book includes an eight-session curriculum for use with grief support groups as well as alternative modalities of grief art therapy.
Categories: Medical

The Dao of Doug 2 the Art of Driving a Bus

The Dao of Doug 2  the Art of Driving a Bus

Unfortunately, with the reduction in service and with new hires, this connection is
lost. And the reality of losing a half hour in an early morning commute to open up
a coffee shop or warehouse is lost upon newer drivers. The fact that the new ...

Author: Douglas Meriwether

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781452522814

Category: Transportation

Page: 196

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“Do you have a car?” “Yes, I do, and you’re sitting in it! Today’s car number is 5481. I get a new car everyday, and I can hold up to fifty people at once! I get to take you where you want to go and get paid to do it. I don’t have to worry about parking, because it is free. I don’t have to pay for gas because this car uses free city hydroelectric power. I have a camera to send a bill to someone blocking my parking space. If there is any trouble, help can be here in three minutes. I sold my truck when I moved here and I haven’t had to pay for tires, batteries, gas, parking, or insurance. My employer is my insurance company. The money is coming in, not going out. I am kind of like the ultimate in ride share, without any carbon emission!”
Categories: Transportation

Smuggling Days and Smuggling Ways Or The Story of a Lost Art

Smuggling Days and Smuggling Ways  Or  The Story of a Lost Art

It was at this particular stage of the proceedings that the smugglers incurred the
greatest risk of coming into collision with the coastguard , and not only of losing
their goods but of forfeiting their liberty , for a time at least . To ensure a
successful ...

Author: Henry N. Shore

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822035091560

Category: Great Britain

Page: 287

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Categories: Great Britain