A collection of afterwords from New York Times bestselling author Lawrence Block, a Grand Masater of the Mystery Writers of America. In a career spanning more than fifty years, Lawrence Block has produced more than one hundred books, ranging in genre from hard-boiled detective stories to pseudonymous erotica. Collected here for the first time are more than forty-five afterwords from the works that made him a master of modern fiction. Each afterword is an insightful reflection on the experiences that have brought Block’s fiction to life, from the lessons he learned as a reader at a literary agency to the unlikely—and semi-autobiographical—origins of the acclaimed Matthew Scudder series. Witty and inspiring, Afterthoughts is a must-read for Block fans and mystery lovers alike. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lawrence Block, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
Afterthoughts describes rural life and beekeeping in Iowa, before the author was a medical student at the State University of Iowa. Turner traveled as a Pfizer medical student representative in the 1952 summertime, before working on an acute poliomyelitis ward later that summer. A “blind date” with polio nurse Dorothy Turner led to marriage in 1953, and the experiences of medical intern and nursing life together in Phoenix, followed by nursing and U.S. Public Health Medical Service positions in 1955 serving Oklahoma’s Cherokee and Choctaw Native Americans. Orthopedic residency training in San Francisco and Philadelphia preceded a long career at the renowned Lovelace Clinic in Albuquerque. After Dorothy’s 1985 death from cancer, eventual marriage in 1990 to Karen Howard led both of us to challenging and meaningful retirement non-profit organization positions, and to unique foreign travel experiences. Afterthoughts is a retrospective book, after previous publication of “Pathways Taken - A Hawkeye In the Enchanted Land” by AuthorHouse in 2004.
Excerpt from Afterthoughts N o breeze 'plained there, nor cooing bird, Deep down the torrent raved, unheard, Only the cow-bells' clang, subdued, Shook in the fields below the wood. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Poems to Heal the Heart for Adolescents and Their Parents and Guardians
Author: Mrs. D.
Category: Family & Relationships
Afterthoughts presents an unforgettable journey into the world of adolescence as seen through the eyes of a high school counselor. Each and every day, a very special someone enters the counselor’s office, knowing that it will be a safe haven to bare his or her soul. It is behind those closed doors that tears fall, heartfelt stories unfold, and answers to life’s most difficult questions begin to unravel. From the fourteen-year-old boy struggling with alcoholic parents to the young girl continuing to fight her addictions; these are emotional journeys that will affect all who read them deeply. As a way of saying thank you to all those who have opened their hearts to her, author and school counselor Mrs. D. shares a journal created especially for them, presented in poetry and prose. A Familiar Voice Amidst the chaotic confusion, the office phone rings. Years have passed since the dismal dark voice on the other end So frantically fought back thoughts of taking her life. She speaks softly, slowly, tearfully, of today’s breakup. She silently suffers within her own world of sadness. With a tearful tone, she speaks of him And their connection, The indescribable innocence they shared together. Can she sustain the painful prison of being alone?
Poetry is utilizing words as raw materials but instead of creating a product that you can touch it is creating a picture, an idea or story in a meaningful pattern. Thus, you are creating a product that you can't physically touch but it touches you...emotionally, you can't see with your eyes but you can visualize in your mind, and poetry has no limits or barriers. It invokes thoughts and powerful feelings in both listeners and readers. Afterthoughts is an autobiography in which poetry is the chosen literary genre. Each poem is a depiction of love found, love lost, heartbreak, hardship, success, inspiration and much more that I have experienced in my lifetime.
To young couples getting married, the author's wedding gift is a wicker valise fitted with tableware and linen. A card is enclosed which reads: "Make life a picnic." It is his credo. What follows is a collection of articles culled from his contributions to a small town periodical. Reminiscent of Harry Golden's "For Two Cents Plain," his journey takes you through the past century touching briefly on subjects ranging from show biz, WWII, to his friendships with bygone day celebs. With large doses of humor and whimsy, each chapter is a short story which, when linked together reveals much of the writer's biography. His wish for you, the reader, is that Afterthoughts becomes your "picnic" ground!
JUDGEMENTAL AFTERTHOUGHTS concludes a loose trilogy of volumes of aphoristic philosophy beginning and continuing with 'Revelationary Afterthoughts' and 'Revolutionary Afterthoughts', and the 'afterthoughts' here, subsequent to the impressive 'Free Testament of a Bound Genius', have been subtitled 'As Testamentary Evidence of a Free Genius', a genius who is not above investigating common slang and verb/noun expletives from a standpoint that, adhering to a broader framework, is able to pinpoint and categorize them with a view not only to exposing the class or gender limitations of their reductionist usage but, hopefully, to undermining the mindless alacrity with which certain persons so utilize them.
Growing up in the inner city, Chris seen and heard a lot, only in his early twenties, he's what most might call an old soul. By his teenage years, he had a maturity and sincerity in his writings that were both thought provoking and heart warming. Early joy and pain have helped him to write about love, life and everything in between. Follow him in his journey from boy to young man as he expresses his life's trails and tribulations, up rises and down falls through passionate poetry. Travel from word to word, one poetic entry to the next. Witnessing a writing explosion on the topics of growing up without active parents and coping with the passing loved ones while contemplating his own death.
In this latest selection of Pointless Conversations, the previous 12 eBooks and their diverse, eclectic and unequivocally stupid topics are discussed and reassessed once more. Is Superman still a cowardly extraterrestrial? Are Holodecks more of a danger to our bowels than we once thought? Is it wrong to steal Bacon from Liam Neeson, and are some breakfast cereals racist? All these truly essential questions and more are answered...or at least attempted...in Pointless Conversations: The Afterthoughts Collection.
This is the companion of and sequel to 'Revelationary Afterthoughts' (2003) and, like what precedes it, the subject-matter is particularly focused on axial relativity not only with regard to the distinctions between what have been called 'the above' and 'the below', but also between those across the axial divide who, though commonly bound, remain symptomatic of independent and incompatible traditions which can only be transcended or modified on the basis outlined in the text of what is, by any standards, another compellingly cogent example of aphoristic philosophy at its best.
This qualitative journey explores how literature informs and challenges my under¬standing of teaching and learning. Insights, questions, and conflicts are revealed through a series of essays in which my evolving teacher identity is illuminated through literature and imagination. Hopefully reading this portrayal of literature, which has been a source of educational insight and imagination for me, will be of use to other educators as they reflect on their own teaching. The primary works of literature used to facilitate this journey are: The Red Badge of Courage (1895), Les Miserables (1862), and American Idiot (2004); Light in August (1932), Seinfeld scripts (1991-98), and Frankenstein (1818); and The Odyssey, Night (1960), and The Souls of Black Folk (1903). By delving beneath my exterior ‘teacher mask,’ a collage of images, anecdotes, reflections, aspirations, and fears is exposed. As a resource for pre-service teachers or a reflective exercise for veteran teachers, this study aims to benefit educators by providing a new pathway through which to better understand their intrinsic identities as teachers. Each chapter concludes with “Recommendations for Reflection” that readers are encouraged to consider individu¬ally and/or collectively. The spirit of daydreams allows me to integrate literature, autobiography, and imagi¬nation through inventive and inspired discourses with literary figures, using au¬thentic quotations as content for original commentaries that further examine the intrinsic nature of teacher identity. My hope is that this journey will inspire other educators to further reflect on realities and possibilities of what it means to be a teacher.
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These fifteen carefully chosen essays by well-known scholars demonstrate the vitality and variety of psychoanalytic film criticism, as well as the crucial role feminist theory has played in its development. Among the films discussed are Duel in the Sun, The Best Years of Our Lives, Three Faces of Eve, Tender is the Night, Pandora's Box, Secrets of the Soul, and the works of Jacques Tourneur (director of The Cat People and other features).