NATIONAL BESTSELLER A charmingly relatable and wise memoir-in-essays by acclaimed writer and bookseller Mary Laura Philpott, “the modern day reincarnation of…Nora Ephron, Erma Bombeck, Jean Kerr, and Laurie Colwin—all rolled into one” (The Washington Post), about what happened after she checked off all the boxes on a successful life’s to-do list and realized she might need to reinvent the list—and herself. Mary Laura Philpott thought she’d cracked the code: Always be right, and you’ll always be happy. But once she’d completed her life’s to-do list (job, spouse, house, babies—check!), she found that instead of feeling content and successful, she felt anxious. Lost. Stuck in a daily grind of overflowing calendars, grueling small talk, and sprawling traffic. She’d done everything “right” but still felt all wrong. What’s the worse failure, she wondered: smiling and staying the course, or blowing it all up and running away? And are those the only options? Taking on the conflicting pressures of modern adulthood, Philpott provides a “frank and funny look at what happens when, in the midst of a tidy life, there occur impossible-to-ignore tugs toward creativity, meaning, and the possibility of something more” (Southern Living). She offers up her own stories to show that identity crises don’t happen just once or only at midlife and reassures us that small, recurring personal re-inventions are both normal and necessary. Most of all, in this “warm embrace of a life lived imperfectly” (Esquire), Philpott shows that when you stop feeling satisfied with your life, you don’t have to burn it all down. You can call upon your many selves to figure out who you are, who you’re not, and where you belong. Who among us isn’t trying to do that? “Be forewarned that you’ll laugh out loud and cry, probably in the same essay. Philpott has a wonderful way of finding humor, even in darker moments. This is a book you’ll want to buy for yourself a
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Comprises a revised second edition of film editor Walter Murch's thought-provoking essay on the art and process of film editing. Originally published in 1992, revisions take new technologies such as digital editing into account. c. Book News Inc.
Large eyes, small eyes, eyes that see 360 degrees, eyes that work together, eyes that swivel separately from each other, and eyes that see like telescopes. Strong graphic art and lyrical text to capture imaginations.
In this thoroughly updated fourth edition, award-winning contact lens author, lecturer, and researcher, Professor Nathan Efron, presents an easily accessible, systematic account of how to identify, understand, and manage contact lens complications. Professor Efron is renowned for his ability to distil often-complex principles of ocular physiology and pathology into a clinically-friendly format. The subject matter is arranged logically by tissue structure - which is the way practitioners naturally approach clinical problems. Beautifully presented and lavishly illustrated with full-color schematic diagrams and clinical pictures, this book can serve as both a practical chair-side manual and authoritative reference. Thoroughly revised, capturing the latest advances and concepts in contact lens related ocular pathology. Updated 'Complications quick-find index' at the beginning of the book, constituting a valuable practitioner aid to formulating a rapid diagnosis and treatment plan, and serving students as a useful examination study aid. Incorporates findings from the Dry Eye Workshop II (DEWS II) and the International Workshops on Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and Contact Lens Discomfort. Two new chapters - "Lid Wiper Epitheliopathy" and "Lid-Parallel Conjunctival Folds." Over 1,500 references cited as the basis of a thorough evidence-based approach. 60 superb new clinical pictures and schematic diagrams, making over 650 in total. Grading scales for 16 contact lens complications, making this the most comprehensive and widely-used grading system available today. Grading morphs computer program as a computer-based aid to assessing condition severity. Self-help grading tutor computer program to help you hone your grading skills. Pictorial tear film classification system.
Life can change in the blink of an eye. That's a truth Andy Slater learns as a young man in 1982, taking the Chicago 'L' to work every morning. Andy's life is laid out before him: a good job, marriage to his female college sweetheart, and the white picket fence existence he believes in. But when he sees Carlos Castillo for the first time, Carlos's dark eyes and Latin appeal mesmerize him. Fate continues to throw them together until the two finally agree to meet up. At Andy's apartment, the pent-up passion of both young men is ignited, but is snuffed out by an inopportune and poorly-timed phone call. Flash forward to present day. Andy is alone, having married, divorced, and become the father of a gay son. He's comfortable but alone and has never forgotten the powerful pull of Carlos's gaze on the 'L' train. He vows to find him once more, hoping for a second chance. If life can change in the blink of an eye, what will the passage of thirty years do? To find out, Andy begins a search that might lead to heartache and disappointment or a love that will last forever.
“For most of my life, I have been thinking I was in control of situations, people, outcomes, and reactions, and that if I just held on tight enough or forced my way enough, then everything would be okay.” Follow Christy Hardin on her spiritual journey in this heart-warming, faith-filled book, as she shares how life’s challenges ultimately taught her to submit her control to God in order to grow her faith and her relationship with Him. Blink tells her story of being a teen mom and how she, after a failed relationship with a drug-addicted boyfriend and after having to make a traumatic, life-altering decision, went on to find the true love of her life and create a large, beautiful family. Hardin imparts how being a young, single mother, losing her father, and later accepting the diagnosis of autism for one of her children required releasing control and allowing God to be the center of all of her relationships. Hardin’s transparency and vulnerability will not only bring you to tears, but will entice you to have more compassion for those around you and perhaps even investigate your own faith journey.
- Author : Anonim
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 2001
- Genre : Automation
- Pages : 68
- ISBN : NASA:31769000451875
Adaptive automation refers to technology that can its mode of operation dynamically. Further, both the technology and the operator can initiate changes in the level or mode of automation. Further, both the technology and the operator can initiate changes in the level or mode of automation. The present paper reviews research on adaptive technology. It is divided into three primary sections. In the first section, issues surrounding the development and implementation of adaptive automation, are presented. Because physiological-based measures show much promise for implementing adaptive automation, the second section is devoted to examining candidate indices. In the final section, those techniques that show the greatest promise for adaptive automation as well as issues that still need to be resolved are discussed.
A hitman DI Gavin Sexton is looking into a spate of teenage suicides when he encounters a young girl, paralyzed with locked-in syndrome. Unable to communicate in any other way, she blinks the words: ‘I hired a hitman’. Was it suicide? Recovering from loss of sight, Sexton’s old partner DI Jo Birmingham is keeping her promise to investigate the apparent suicide of Sexton’s own wife, Maura. But why does he no longer seem to care? Secrets thrive on stigma Sexton believes the girl who cannot move has suffered enough. But how far should he go to protect her? And what if Jo discovers an uncomfortable truth? Blink will grab you from the first page, and won’t let go.
When Josh was four, a little girl named Rachel was kidnapped and never found. Twelve years later, Chatham Clairborne appears, apparently on the hunt for her runaway sister. But Josh suspects she is also tied to the mystery of Rachel. Josh falls for Chatham, but Chatham remains elusive. He can't tell if she's lying or not. But he's sure that once he finds out the truth about her, he will be able to unlock the mystery of Rachel's disappearance—and find out who the true Chatham Clairborne is. But will he discover the truth in time? And does he really want to know what the truth is?
How do we think without thinking, seem to make choices in an instant -- in the blink of an eye -- that actually aren't as simple as they seem? Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others? Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience and psychology, the author reveals that great decision makers aren't those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number of variables.
As a young man in Glasgow’s underworld, Ian ‘Blink’ MacDonald fought, robbed and slashed his way to the top, developing a taste for the high life along the way. His notoriety earned him an offer of work from Scotland’s most feared gangster, Arthur Thompson, but MacDonald had other plans: to finance a new life in Spain with the multimillion-pound proceeds of a high-risk armed bank robbery. But the job went badly wrong, and MacDonald was jailed for 16 years. In prison, he met scores of high-profile inmates, including torture-gang boss Eddie Richardson, high-society serial killer Archie Hall, notorious lifer Charles Bronson and Ronnie O’Sullivan senior, father of the snooker star. On his release, MacDonald became a magnet for trouble, enjoying a hedonistic, drug-fuelled lifestyle and finding himself drawn into conflict with police, gangsters and businessmen. Rearrested several times, he was the target of more than one terrifying murder attempt. In Blink, MacDonald provides an eye-opening account of his highly eventful journey through life in Glasgow’s brutal gangland.
- Author : United States. Federal Aviation Administration
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1968
- Genre : Air traffic control
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : MINN:30000008218855
Inspired by a report into the systematic abuse of children at a Welsh-language comprehensive school during the 1980s, this tale—though based on tragic events—is a warm-hearted and humorous drama that examines father figures and family life.
The smell of salt water, a gust of sea breeze and the bell-like ringing of a fairys laugh are the only hints that something magical is happening to Kate, Mia, Lainey and Gabby. In a blink of an eye, the four friends are whisked out of their ordinary lives to the most wonderful place of all Never Land, home to fairies, mermaids ... and now four lost girls. The girls dont want to leave right away, but Queen Clarion and Tinker Bell have figured out a way for them to get home. Will Kate, Mia, Lainey and Gabbys fantastic adventure end before its barely begun?
It is 1962 and in a pit village of County Durham, Gloria, the local hair stylist, is found dead. Refusing to accept the suicide explanation embraced by the village, Gloria`s young niece keeps her eyes open and tries to work out what has happened.
The speed of life is a source of constant fascination. Blink! The speed of Life engages you in exploring how to add years to your life and life to your years. Thirty topics are presented, each one inviting your input. And your exploration will be rewarded with the discovery of life-enhancing options. Even though Blink! Has been designed as an engrossing single sitting read, you'll find yourself re-reading it, referring to it and recommending it to others. It will become your constant companion - an epiphany in every read.
Graduate student Seth Borders is suddenly struck by the ability to see multiple potential futures. Seth soon stumbles upon a beautiful woman named Miriam, a Saudi Arabian princess. Cultures collide as they're thrown together and forced to run from an unstoppable force determined to kidnap or kill Miriam.