Plain Living and High Thinking in American Culture
Author: David E. Shi
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Looking across three centuries of want and prosperity, war and peace, this work introduces a cast of practitioners and proponents of the simple life, among them Thomas Jefferson, Scott and Helen Nearing, Jimmy Carter and Jane Addams. It finds that nothing is simple about our mercurial devotion to the ideal of plain living and high thinking. Though we may hedge a bit in practice and are now and then driven by motives no deeper than nostalgia, this work stresses that the diverse efforts to avoid anxious social striving and compulsive materialism have been essential to the nation's spiritual health.
René Guénon (1886-1951) is undoubtedly one of the luminaries of the twentieth century, whose critique of the modern world has stood fast against the shifting sands of recent philosophies. His oeuvre of 26 volumes is providential for the modern seeker: pointing ceaselessly to the perennial wisdom found in past cultures ranging from the Shamanistic to the Indian and Chinese, the Hellenic and Judaic, the Christian and Islamic, and including also Alchemy, Hermeticism, and other esoteric currents, at the same time it directs the reader to the deepest level of religious praxis, emphasizing the need for affiliation with a revealed tradition even while acknowledging the final identity of all spiritual paths as they approach the summit of spiritual realization. The present volume, first published in 1958 by Guénon's friend and collaborator Paul Chacornac, whose bookstore, journal (first called Le Voile d'Isis, later changed to Études Traditionnelles), and publishing venture-Éditions Traditionnelles-were so instrumental in furthering Guénon's work, was the first full-length biography of this extraordinary man to appear, and has served as the foundation for the many later biographies that have appeared in French, as well as the lone biography in English, René Guénon and the Future of the West, by Robin Waterfield. Its translation and publication in conjunction with The Collected Works of René Guénon represents an important step in the effort to bring Guénon's oeuvre before a wider public.
A Candid Account of Rosie Drum’S Life from 1960S Scotland.
Author: Rosie Drum
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Sixties. The Swinging Sixties. The Beatles. Carnaby Street. Vidal Sassoon. Mary Quant. The Pill. The Permissive Society. The Simple Life is a world away from all this. It is the story of a girl growing up in Edinburgh in that decade. How am I supposed to love this cried her mother when Rosie was born. She grew up with a permanent void in her heart. Against all odds Rosie came to find that people could love and respect her. From her radio interviews with people like Frankie Vaughan and Andy Williams, Rosie now sits on influential committees and has fulfilled her lifelong dream of meeting the Queen. Her life begins solitary and somewhat sheltered, but blossoms as she matures. Life throws numerous obstacles at her, as it does to so many people, but she just gets on with things. Ever positive, ever determined, Rosie has the innate ability to turn dire situations into a source of marvel and enthusiasm. When her world plunges her into the depth of despair, help comes through her circle of loyal friends and Rosie never forgets the kindnesses bestowed upon her. This is an insightful look at life and how to deal with it. You will identify with many of the situations that beset her. Laugh with Rosie, cry with Rosie you will do both as you will be enticed to look upon life as a set of fascinating circumstances.
In the spring of 1902, when the back-to-the-land movement was at its height, an exodus began to Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds. East End London workmen - jewellers, silversmiths, enamellers, cavers, modellers, blacksmiths, cabinet-makers, book-binders and printers - fled from the rushed and crowded life of the big city to a rural idyll of craftsmanship and husbandry which was, at the time, all good socialists' dream. This extraordinary idealistic movement was to have a lasting impact not only on the lives of the 150 London immigrants and their leader, the architect, Charles Robert Ashbee, but also on the nature of the little town they occupied. The Guild of Handicraft had been formed in Whitechapel in 1888. It blended an attitude to art, design and manufacture with a view of how society might be changed for the better. This book traces its fortunes and misfortunes, hilarious and grave, and the many eccentrics, idealists and men of letters and the arts who were involved, including William Morris, Roger Fry, Mrs Patrick Campbell, Edward Carpenter, Holman Hunt, Frank Lloyd Wright, Lowes Dickinson and Sidney and Beatrice Webb. Set in the heart of the Cotswolds, Fiona MacCarthy's account of this attempt to resolve the dilemma faced by artists and craftsmen working in a mass-produced society, documents one delightful and intriguing experiment in utopian social history.
The spirit of simplicity is a great magician. It softens asperities, bridges chasms, draws together hands and hearts. The forms which it takes in the world are infinite in number; but never does it seem to us more admirable than when it shows itself across the fatal barriers of position, interest, or prejudice, overcoming the greatest obstacles, permitting those whom everything seems to separate to understand one another, esteem one another, love one another. This is the true social cement, that goes into the building of a people.
I seriously began writing down many of the John Robert and Bobby Lyon stories when grandchildren started arriving. But I began telling them to my children, Bobby, Greer, and Andy over 25 years ago. The main characters, Bobby Lyon and John Robert, were the imaginary friends of Bobby. Soon Greer told me of Sally, Cappie (“Cathy”), and the twins, Tina and Sasha. In time, John Robert and Bobby Lyon evolved into cousins, raised on the family farm and the girls became Bobby Lyon’s sisters. By the time Andy came along the stories had seasoned and each character possessed his own individuality. This book is made up of a series of loosely-related short stories, which can stand alone or read as one to create a larger narrative. Grownups pass down stories of the family, the land, the community, and their faith. Four generations presently live on and work this land. Few people today believe a place exists like the farm Bobby Lyon, John Robert and their families live on; though it is not the ground, the terra firma, that is special, but the people who have chosen this small corner of the whole, big world as home I hope I have done the stories my family enjoyed justice.
Free Yourself from the Chains of Debt and Find Financial Peace
Author: Gary Collins
Publisher: Second Nature Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
The ground-breaking financial book every American should own! Would it shock you that every American has the potential to be a millionaire? Are you tired of living paycheck to paycheck? Do you feel trapped under a mountain of bills? Does it seem like the cards are stacked against you? Bestselling author, teacher, and former government agent Gary Collins has helped thousands of people rise above the poverty line into a life of abundance. And now he’s here to help you adopt a financially secure mindset so you can live on your own terms. The Simple Life Guide To Financial Freedom: Free Yourself from the Chains of Debt and Find Financial Peace exposes the consumer-driven US culture that traps everyday people beneath high credit card balances with crippling interest rates. Through eye-opening, real-life examples and figures, you’ll discover common money mistakes and fiduciary pitfalls designed to drain your income. Using Collins’s simple methods, you’ll restructure your spending habits to create a purposeful, prosperous future. In The Simple Life Guide To Financial Freedom, you’ll discover: - Why average Americans fall far short of their millionaire potential, and how you can avoid going down the same path - Simple tactics to break free from the cycle of debt and make the most of your money - Proven strategies to achieve the financial independence you need to follow your dreams - Real-life success stories to guide you down the path to stress-free fiscal security - Condensed and clear explanations of budgetary concepts, the perils of consumerism, and much, much more! The Simple Life Guide To Financial Freedom is your one-stop handbook to improve your monetary status. If you like frank insights, mind-blowing facts and figures, and simple fixes to complex problems, then you’ll love Gary Collins’s wealth-building resource. Buy The Simple Life Guide To Financial Freedom to empower every dollar today!
The Road to Freedom and the Mobile Lifestyle Revolution
Author: Gary Collins
Publisher: Second Nature Publishing
Want to leave the rat race in your rearview mirror? Discover the mile-by-mile guide to a whole new life on the open road. Do you feel trapped in your humdrum routine? Do you want more from life than a paycheck and a permanent address? Author and entrepreneur Gary Collins has found true freedom and fulfillment in his life on the road. Now he’s here to help you liberate your lifestyle and find lasting joy through simplicity. The Simple Life Guide To RV Living: The Road to Freedom and the Mobile Lifestyle Revolution contains step-by-step instructions for transitioning to a carefree traveling lifestyle. From the author’s first-hand experiences, you’ll learn the ins and outs of selecting and outfitting your ideal home-on-wheels. With Collins as your navigator, you’ll steer clear of costly and time-consuming hazards of mobile living for a smooth ride into your adventurous new life. In The Simple Life Guide To RV Living: The Road to Freedom and the Mobile Lifestyle Revolution you’ll discover: - How to declutter and downsize your life for a stress-free new beginning - How to select an RV that will meet all of your personal mobile living needs - How to handle common obstacles for a trouble-free transition into your new life - Gary Collins’ personal story of running his business remotely and riding the road - Tips and tricks for saving money and time along your journey and much, much more! The Simple Life Guide To RV Living: The Road to Freedom and the Mobile Lifestyle Revolution is your must-have roadmap for mobilizing your future. If you like first-hand advice, practical how-to guides, and forging your own path, then you’ll love Gary Collins’ first guidebook in The Simple Life, a liberating life adventure series. Buy The Simple Life Guide To RV Living: The Road to Freedom and the Mobile Lifestyle Revolution to grab the wheel of your destiny today!
14 Powerful Lessons for Living a Life of Success and Integrity
Author: Gary Collins
Publisher: Second Nature Publishing
Are you struggling to live the life you want and focus on the things that matter? Do you lack the ability to stay focused and complete important tasks? How do you live a life true to yourself, instead of what others want you to be? The deathbed research reveals that this is the #1 regret on a dying person’s mind. Millions of people, just like you, secretly believe that their lives could be simpler, happier, and more fulfilling if they only had the freedom to live it on their terms. In this power-packed guide, best-selling author Gary Collins shares the 14 powerful life lessons that make this possible. No more struggling to make changes by raw willpower, or by following complicated systems or weird success philosophies. Gary teaches you to align your habits with a simple set of sound principles so you can live a life of success and integrity. If you’re tired of feeling uncertain, unfulfilled, or anxious about your career, your finances, your health, or your relationships, this is the book you’ve been searching for. The Simple Life Guide to Small Habits for Big Change unpacks a step-by-step series of eye-popping positive habits that will change your life today and forever. In this book you'll discover: * How to be more effective at taking responsibility for your destiny in life instead of blaming others. * Understanding why your health is critical for living a life of happiness and abundance. * Learn how to have financial discipline to live a life of freedom. * Why addition by subtraction is the key to living a simpler life. * How to ignore outside forces that continually get you off track for a life of success. * Why if you never take chances and are afraid to fail, you will never succeed. And much, much more! Gary Collins has helped hundreds of thousands of people worldwide to achieve their dreams and live the life they want... get this book today and start living a life of success and abundance!
This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘The Simple Life Limited by Ford Madox Ford - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Ford Madox Ford’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Ford includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘The Simple Life Limited by Ford Madox Ford - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Ford’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles
Thoughts on ridding ourselves of the excess baggage of property, possessions, and material trappings. "I heard a man today complaining of the trouble he has with his property -- but he could so easily have less of it!"
Homespun Hints for Family Gatherings, Spending Less, and Sharing Your Bounty
Author: Georgia Varozza
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Emphasizing Amish values of faith, simplicity, and self-sufficiency, author Georgia Varozza (Homestyle Amish Kitchen Cookbook) offers fresh ideas to make faith, serenity, and healthy living a stronger presence in everyday life. Drawing on her family's Plain roots, she provides innovative suggestions and easy-to-follow instructions to help readerscreate a home atmosphere that promotes faith and familysimplify their lives by controlling technologyenjoy the satisfaction of successful do-it-yourself projectsdiscover the benefits of growing and raising their own foodgenerate less waste by repurposing, reusing, and recyclingPractical and hands-on, this book is a great resource for people who want to make a few simple changes or fully embrace a more wholesome lifestyle.
Paris Whitney Hilton is an American television personality, socialite, business woman, model, and singer. She is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. Born in New York City and raised there and in Beverly Hills, California, Hilton began her modeling career as a teenager when she signed with New York-based modeling development agency Trump Model Management. Her lifestyle and rumored short-lived relationships made her a feature of entertainment news and tabloid magazines, and Hilton was proclaimed "New York's leading It girl" in 2001. In 2003, a sex tape with Hilton and her then-boyfriend Rick Salomon, later released as 1 Night in Paris, was leaked to the public. Released only three weeks before the premiere of the reality television series The Simple Life, in which she starred alongside her long-time friend Nicole Richie, the sex tape became a media sensation.