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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.