Josaphat-Robert Large is a well known Francophone poet. As fresh as the morning dew, his verses cull their essence from the multicultural tapestry found throughout the Caribbean Islands. In French as in Creole, Large's poetry translates the day-to-day expressions of the people from these picturesque lands, all the while transmitting the essential qualities of authentic poetical forms.Large is also a Novelist and his latest Les terres entourées de larmes (L'Harmattan, Paris, 2002) (Lands surrounded by tears), won the first Prize of the best French Caribbean Book for the year 2003. The author divides his time between his native Haiti and his residence of adoption: New York City.Text XXVII am here Painting a picture with a verbal brush I'm gonna put the color of dawn in it With a piece of sky And a beautiful bougainvillea Under a bit of a brand-new sunMany tiny beads of rain are tickling the horizon A group of miniature houses on stilts are dancing Along the sea Tonight I'm gonna draw a beautiful dream! J-R.L (p.69)
'I seem to have banged on this year rather more than usual. I make no apology for that, nor am I nervous that it will it make a jot of difference. I shall still be thought to be kindly, cosy and essentially harmless. I am in the pigeon-hole marked 'no threat' and did I stab Judi Dench with a pitchfork I should still be a teddy bear.' Alan Bennett's third collection of prose Keeping On Keeping On follows in the footsteps of the phenomenally successful Writing Home and Untold Stories, each published ten years apart. This latest collection contains Bennett's peerless diaries 2005 to 2015, reflecting on a decade that saw four premieres at the National Theatre (The Habit of Art, People, Hymn and Cocktail Sticks), a West End double-bill transfer, and the films of The History Boys and The Lady in the Van. There's a provocative sermon on private education given before the University at King's College Chapel, Cambridge, and 'Baffled at a Bookcase' offers a passionate defence of the public library. The book includes Denmark Hill, a darkly comic radio play set in suburban south London, as well as Bennett's reflections on a quarter of a century's collaboration with Nicholas Hytner. This is an engaging, humane, sharp, funny and unforgettable record of life according to the inimitable Alan Bennett.
Keep On Keepin' On offers snippets of encouragement to keep you going during times of life changing struggles or just everyday struggles. Simple encouragement with well-known and lesser known quotes as well as songs for those times when life needs a bit of cheering up. The goal of this book is to offer simple encouragement by also highlighting ways this author overcame personal struggle. Keep On Keepin' On hopes to provide inspiration to keep you going beyond the struggle to the other side.
Author: Brian J. Daugherity
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Release Date: 2016-08-03
Virginia was a battleground state in the struggle to implement Brown v. Board of Education, with one of the South’s largest and strongest NAACP units fighting against a program of noncompliance crafted by the state’s political leaders. Keep On Keeping On offers a detailed examination of how African Americans and the NAACP in Virginia successfully pursued a legal agenda that provided new educational opportunities for the state’s black population in the face of fierce opposition from segregationists and the Democratic Party of Harry F. Byrd Sr. Keep On Keeping On is the first book to offer a comprehensive view of African Americans’ efforts to obtain racial equality in Virginia in the later twentieth century. Brian J. Daugherity considers the relationship between the various levels of the NAACP, the ideas and actions of other African American organizations, and the stances of Virginia’s political leaders, white liberals and moderates, and segregationists. In doing so, the author provides a better understanding of the connections between the actions of white political leaders and those of black civil rights activists working to bring about school desegregation. Blending social, legal, southern, and African American history, this book sheds new light on the civil rights movement and white resistance to civil rights in Virginia and the South.
Author: Jean Davis
Publisher: Xulon Press
Release Date: 2008-05-01
This is the story of Ron Davis, a charismatic young man who struggled to beat a 12 year addiction to drugs, only to be brutally murdered at the age of 39. The story of his parents, Brooks and Jean Davis, two ordinary people with extraordinary courage, who barely overcome one tragedy, only to be dealt another. A story of faith. Though Ron stumbled many times on the path to overcoming his addiction, he never once gave up the fight, always believing that victory was possible. A story of hope. Just as Ron never lost faith in himself, Brooks and Jean never lost faith in their son. Nor did they stop believing that the man responsible for Ron's murder would eventually be brought to justice-despite a crushing series of blows in a legal battle that lasted nearly eight years. A story of miracles and promise. Over ten years after his death, Ron Davis continues to touch the lives of a great many people. His legacy serves as a reminder that good can still come from even the worst of circumstances. FOREWORD BY PAUL HOWARD, DISTRICT ATTORNEY, ATLANTA This book is an inspiring story with a priceless message for every person searching for help, hope, reassurance and healing. Jesse Helms U.S. Senator (1973-2003) The Davis family has shown incredible strength as they have dealt with the addiction of a loved one, the murder of a son and a legal system which seemed to favor the guilty. Dr. Jerry McGee, President Wingate University Jean Davis and her husband Brooks have been married 57 years. They have one son and three grandchildren. Active in both their church and community, they reside just outside Charlotte, North Carolina. Ed Robertson is a nationally known writer, journalist, and author of five books. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Did Mike come into Tim's life or did Tim come into Mike's life? Either way, Mike, the intelligent, wheel-chair bound teenager, and Tim, the athletic, can-do young adult will never be the same! Now Tim Wambach writes the true-life account of their uncommon friendship, offering stories that will keep you rolling on the floor in laughter, while your heart fills with new understanding and compassion. Through the years, Mike's humor, creativity, and strength through adversity touched Tim's heart, and opened his eyes to what life is like for those with special needs. Now let them share their remarkable journey with you. This truly is an uplifting story with an unbelievable ending.
Author: Michael Farquhar
Release Date: 2014
In 2004 I compiled a book entitled "I Remember It Well", comprised of letters home, travel essays and extracts from my diaries covering a twenty month period, following the completion of my university studies, from 1965-1967, during which time I hitchhiked, youth-hosteled and worked my way throughout most of Western Europe. I concluded that document by noting that over the intervening years I continued to travel abroad and indicated that I was planning a five week trip to Australia in November, 2004. I did take that trip, preceded the year before by a trip to Morocco and Egypt.During these trips I began to write periodic travelogues which I e-mailed home to members of my family and a few friends, reflecting my impressions of the people and the sites that I experienced in the various places that I visited. By 2006 I had fallen into the pleasant practice of usually taking one major trip abroad every year and I began seriously and regularly to write travelogues of my day-to-day activities and impressions of the diverse locales that I had visited. In addition, during the past decade, I also traveled extensively in the United States of America taking shorter mini trips.I have retained copies of those travelogues, covering my travels abroad during the period 2006-2018, and have incorporated into them numerous photographs which I took with my point and shoot camera during those trips. This series of books, "Keeping On Keeping On", demonstrates that, if you are comfortably retired and in good health, there is nothing to stop you from keeping on keeping on traveling until you can no longer keep on.traveling, which is something I hope to continue to do for quite some time.I have often been asked what stands out in terms of the most memorable places I have visited. Over the years it has become increasingly clear to me that what scenes are most etched in my travel memories are the natural beauty and unspoiled wildlife in so many parts of the world. Among my favourites are Antarctica, Halnong Bay in Vietnam, the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, the Iguassu Falls in Argentina and Brazil, the desert near Wadi Rhum in Jordan, the Ngorongoro and the Serengeti National Parks in Tanzania, the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya, the Joshua Tree National Park in California and the Acadia National Park in Maine, U.S.A..
In Keep on Keepin' On, LaToya NaShae joins her faith with yours on a 21-day journey of pressing toward the promise of God. Blessed is the one who yields to the process. For in doing, so an inward work of completion produces an outward life of fullness.
Kids face many challenges every day. Finishing homework and household chores, learning new life skills, and navigating moral choices all come with the opportunity to either persevere or to give up and quit. This song-story is a great tool to help children keep on keeping on. It will help kids push through feeling overwhelmed or intimidated to experiencing the sense of accomplishment that comes with a job well done! For Ages 5-11. (*The book comes with a free link for the song! Details inside.)
Author: Keep on Keeping on
Release Date: 2017-11-13
Beginning in July of 1988, (Delvin) John Flynn has built a network of old boys from the long-closed St. Mary's Orphanage, Gravesend, Kent, England. They call themselves the "Keep On Keeping On" group The Courage to Look Back is the sequel to The Boys of St. Mary's (published in 2015).