In this hilarious collection of observations, Cosby brings us more of his wonderful and wacky insights into the human condition that are sure to become classics. In the tradition of Fat Albert, I DIDN'T ASK TO BE BORN offers a host of new characters, including Peanut Armhouse and Old Mother Harold. Not since Mushmouth, Dumb Donald, Bucky and the Cosby Kids has there been such a memorable cast. Over the past century few entertainers have achieved the legendary status of William H. Cosby Jr. His success spans five decades and virtually all media-remarkable accomplishments for a kid who emerged from humble beginnings in a Philly housing project. In the tradition of his bestselling books, Fatherhood and Cosbyology, the doctor of comedy holds forth on everything from first love to the Bible. Bill Cosby may not have asked to be born, but we're sure glad he was.
It is May 1979 and Paul Barone is an academic dean who is constantly reminded by everyone around him how lucky he is that he has a prestigious job and a wonderful family. Unfortunately what no one knows is that Paul does not have what he wants most. Dr. Alex Vitale, the beautiful chairwoman of the science department, is thrilled her first novel is being published. After sharing her good news with Paul, she suggests that they write a novel together that will challenge the societal excesses that have been occurring during the last two decades. When Paul finally agrees to take on the project, the co-authors begin writing separately with the goal of eventually blending their stories. But when they find themselves entangled in the very forces they are fighting against, Paul and Alex come to a fork in the road where they must reflect not just on the passionate love story they have created together, but also their own backgrounds to resolve how their conflictand the novelwill end. Fork in the Road shares the tale of two college professors who decide to collaborate on writing a novel and in the process, unearth the truth about their charactersand themselves.
Can you think of anyone or any living thing for that matter that could have asked to have been born or created onto this Earth? Do you know anyone who could have chosen their skin color, ethnicity, gender or race? Some people say when we're born we're born with a clean slate. Can you say this is true in the eyes of today's society? With this country (USA) and the world being so divided on so many issues, how is it that we all seem to easily forget that we're all only just human beings? We're born, we live and then we all going to die one day, so why are we so divided by separatisms if we're all just one human family? Are our financial and class statuses, religions, political affiliations, ideologies, races and cultures above and beyond what our Creators intended for us all? Oh what a tangled web we weave to leave behind for our youth!! I Didn't Ask To Be Born... But Now That I'm Here... is a "thought provoker" written to discuss a wide range of topics relating to human perceptions and how it can be used as a "tool" or "deterrent" towards how we deal with others who may look, think and act differently, but are a part of the same species (human). See how easily changing your thinking and life can be if you chose to do so. If it is true how some may say we are what we eat, then I'm guessing the same can be said that we are also what we think and do?
The Life Recovery Bible25th Anniversary Edition points to God himself as the primary source of recovery. Millions of people have been helped by this Bible. New articles provide a fresh perspective on recovery. Help for leaders is provided in a general facilitator's guide and a step-by-step meeting guide. These offer help to anyone starting or running recovery groups at church or in the community.Features: New inspirational Preface Article: A Word about Addictions Article: An Early History of Life Recovery Article: Thriving in a Secular Recovery Group Article: Life-Giving Recovery Groups in the Church Life Recovery Facilitator's Guide Step-by-Step Life Recovery Meeting Guide The 12 Christian Foundations of Life Recovery The 12 Self-Evident Truths of Life Recovery Resources page, directing readers to helpful books and online resources
Hearings Before Subcommittee No 4 of the Committee on Armed Services House of Representatives Ninety third Congress First Session on H R 8593 to Amend Section 301 of Title 37 United States Code Relating to Incentive Pay to Attract and Retain Volunteers for Aviation Crew member Duties and for Other Purposes
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee No. 4
Jack Kerouac, a "ragged priest of the word" according to Ben Giamo, embarked on a spiritual quest "for the ultimate meaning of existence and suffering, and the celebration of joy in the meantime." For Kerouac, the quest was a sustained and creative experiment in literary form. Intuitive and innovative, Kerouac created prose styles that reflected his search for personal meaning and spiritual intensity. These styles varied from an exuberant brand of conventional narrative (On the Road, The Dharma Bums, and Desolation Angels) to spontaneous bop prosody (Visions of Cody.Doctor Sax, and The Subterraneans). Giamo's primary purpose is to chronicle and clarify Kerouac's various spiritual quests through close examinations of the novels. Kerouac began his quest with On the Road, which also is Giamo's real starting point. To establish early themes, spiritual struggles, and stylistic shifts, however, Giamo begins with the first novel, Town and Country, and ends with Big Sur, the final turning point in Kerouac's quest. Kerouac was primarily a religious writer bent on testing and celebrating the profane depths and transcendent heights of experience and reporting both truly. Baptized and buried a Catholic, he was also heavily influenced by Buddhism, especially from 1954 until 1957 when he integrated traditional Eastern belief into several novels. Catholicism remained an essential force in his writing, but his study of Buddhism was serious and not solely in the service of his literary art. As he wrote to Malcolm Cowley in 1954, "Since I saw you I took up the study of Buddhism and for me it's the word and the way I was looking for." Giamo also seeks IT--"a vital force in the experience of living that takes one by surprise, suspending for the moment belief in the 'real' concrete grey everyday of facts of self and selfhood . . . its various meanings, paths, and oscillations: from romantic lyricism to 'the ragged and ecstatic joy of pure being and from the void-pit of the Great World Snake to the joyous pain of amorous love, and, finally, from Catholic/Buddhist serenity to the onset of penitential martyrhood."