Having the Last Say

But when I tell a story in the past tense, something elegiac creeps in as well because I am mourning the passage of time. Well, friends, that elegiac quality is not inappropriate to this task we are taking on.

Author: Alan Gelb

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698195646

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Renowned writing coach Alan Gelb shows baby boomers how to create “last says”—short personal narratives that serve as a powerful form of life review. As the baby-boomer generation ages, its members are looking ahead to the biggest challenge of all: making sense of life in its third act. Having the Last Say takes life review out of the realm of memoir writing and journaling—making the rich and timeless tradition of authentic storytelling accessible to those who have never considered themselves “writers.” In creating “legacies” in the form of short personal narratives, you will have the opportunity to reflect on the people, actions, and events that have shaped your life and your values, and to share these stories with those who matter most. Gelb's reassuring and straightforward advice will help you every step of the way, from identifying an engaging topic to employing creative writing techniques to construct a compelling story.

Having Our Say

They're turning in their graves , while Sadie and me are getting the last word , in this book . And honey , I surely do love getting the last word . I'm having my say , giving my opinion . Lord , ain't it good to be an American .

Author: Sarah Louise Delany

Publisher: Kodansha America

ISBN: 156836010X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 210

View: 194


A dual memoir reflecting a century of life together traces the lives of sisters Sadie and Bessie Delany, the oldest surviving members of one of America's preeminent Black families

Image Bite Politics

Overall, Republicans had the last say in a slight majority (51.6%) of these stories. Looking at election years individually, G.O.P. candidates were favored in terms of having the last say in all but the 2004 election.

Author: Maria Elizabeth Grabe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190451677

Category: Psychology

Page: 344

View: 432


Image Bite Politics is the first book to systematically assess the visual presentation of presidential candidates in network news coverage of elections and to connect these visual images with shifts in public opinion. Presenting the results of a comprehensive visual analysis of general election news from 1992-2004, encompassing four presidential campaigns, the authors highlight the remarkably potent influence of television images when it comes to evaluating leaders. The book draws from a variety of disciplines, including political science, behavioral biology, cognitive neuroscience, and media studies, to investigate the visual framing of elections in an incisive, fresh, and interdisciplinary fashion. Moreover, the book presents findings that are counterintuitive and challenge widely held assumptions--yet are supported by systematic data. For example, Republicans receive consistently more favorable visual treatment than Democrats, countering the conventional wisdom of a "liberal media bias"; and image bites are more prevalent, and in some elections more potent, in shaping voter opinions of candidates than sound bites. Finally, the authors provide a foundation for promoting visual literacy among news audiences and bring the importance of visual analysis to the forefront of research.

Having Our Say

And you surely do love getting the last word . BESSIE . We're having our say , giving our opinion . SADIE . Lord ain't it good to be an American . BESSIE . I'll tell you a little secret : I'm starting to feel optimistic .

Author: Emily Mann

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 0822215020

Category: Drama

Page: 62

View: 191


THE STORY: HAVING OUR SAY opens as 103-year-old Sadie Delany and 101-year-old Bessie Delany welcome us into their Mount Vernon, New York, home. As they prepare a celebratory dinner in remembrance of their father's birthday, they take us on a remark

Delius and His Music

But the concerto is destined to end not in despair but in tranquillity: Ex. 7.9 returns for the final time, ... flickers from the 1st bassoon, the 1st flute having the last say in Delius's favoured imprint of a rising quaver triplet.

Author: Martin Lee-Browne

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781843839590

Category: Music

Page: 524

View: 373


The first comprehensive study of the music of Frederick Delius (1862-1934), from his earliest pieces up to his final compositions, with background information and a complete list of works.

Having Fun Together

Well, with any luck, that's the last we'll see of them.” “They seemed to be blaming me for the rain,” said Elizabeth. Her parents laughed. “There are some people who put you in the wrong whatever you do,” said Derek.

Author: Robin Pegler

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 9781606938171

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 514

View: 799


Life should be fun, and Having Fun Together sets a delightful example of joyous entertainment for young readers. A collection of 90 enchanting children's stories, these tales take place in Johannesburg and center around six boys and girls, who are between the ages of six and nine. Some of the children in the group are black, and others are white. They are typical kids, although very intelligent and imaginative, and like many youngsters, they spend most of their time looking for fun -- and that often leads to impulsive and forgetful behavior. When the author combines the children's search for good times with their imaginative natures, a variety of embarrassing and entertaining situations result. But fun loving does not necessarily mean irresponsible. When the situation calls for it, these children can be mature, responsible, and eager to help their friends.

Let Go of the Past and Start Having a Blast

words and hope that they would be said back to me. I never set a deadline on when this would actually occur. I thought I had all the time in the world. I was wrong. One Saturday morning around half past eight, I got the call.

Author: Bob Wosczyk

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 9781627872867

Category: Self-Help

Page: 200

View: 822


Having the Frenchman s Baby

Jean-Marc was a good man, but he and Giselle never missed an opportunity to remind him it was Paulette's family who had the last say in the matter. Her parents had brought her into the world and raised her. They wanted what they felt ...

Author: Rebecca Winters

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781460366967

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 717


Rachel Valentine is the wine buyer for the Valentine family's exclusive Bella Lucia restaurants, and her relationship with master winemaker Luc Chartier should be strictly business…. Romanced by the beautiful Alsace vineyards, and seduced by the charismatic Luc, Rebecca can't help but fall in love. But their one night of passion is followed by a shocking revelation about Luc's past. Heartbroken, Rebecca returns home—only to discover that she is pregnant with Luc's child.

Having Faith in the Face of Uncertainty

No matter what another flawed individual pronounces over you or determines about your condition, we should always know that God has the last say. Nothing really prepares you for the emotional rollercoaster that comes with having dreams, ...

Author: Nicholas A. Meade

Publisher: Nicholas A. Meade Ministries

ISBN: 9780986165436

Category: Religion


View: 416


Have you ever struggled to hold on to your faith in the midst of uncertain times? Have you wondered if you would lose hope all because you could not see what awaited you on horizon? You are not alone. Life's circumstances have a way of challenging the integrity of our faith. Looking back often strengthens our faith as we remember that we have overcome these seasons of uncertainty. This book, Having Faith in the Face of Uncertainty looks back on the author's period of uncertainty surrounding the premature birth of his son. He reflects on the journey and its uncertainty. In doing so he points out God's work in the process and how he endured in spite of this uncertainty. The purpose of this book is to provide hope for all those who feel their faith slipping away because of the unknown and to encourage others to tell similar stories. Like the author, we all have our faith challenged by uncertain times on occasion but the good news is our faith can survive. "Having Faith in the Face of Uncertainty is a wonderful account of how we can become overconfident in ones’ own faith only for God to expose areas in our lives in need of nourishment, but it also is valuable in exposing the treasure of self-reflection and seeing God’s hand at work when initially it seemed invisible. The human condition is unique to every individual but encouragement can always be drawn from becoming aware of the mental and physical struggles we face. This individual account my husband experienced is a true gem for people of faith, and hopefully it will inspire you to tell your story." -from the foreword by Tanesha R. Meade

Having a Go at the Kaiser

RE 1916-10-12 Dear Mother, Just a few lines to say that I received your letter dated Sept 25th also one of your parcels containing fags ... I had a letter from Gabe last night saying that he was alright & had been having his teeth out.

Author: Gethin Matthews

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 9781786833488

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 689


This book is based on more than a hundred letters sent home by three Swansea brothers during the First World War, almost all of which relate to the period 1916–18 when Richard, Gabriel and Ivor Eustis were serving in different theatres. The run of letters written to different members of the family allow us to build a picture of what the brothers thought about a range of different issues as the war was being waged, and of how their beliefs and ideas evolved as situations changed. In common with other soldiers’ letters to their families, information on the battles fought is scarce – they are rather concerned with keeping the family bonds strong during the men’s absence. The dynamics of the family are revealed in letters full of sibling rivalry and affection.

Having Their Say

Swift said while Blackburn served in the U.S. House of Representatives, she did not vote for equal pay for women or ... writing, “So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have ...

Author: Kristie Bunton

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476643755

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 271

View: 403


After Natalie Maines of The Dixie Chicks expressed her opposition to the Iraq War and President Bush in a country music concert, she was told to "shut up and sing." When NFL player Colin Kaepernick protested police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem, he was applauded by some and demonized by others. Both had their careers irrevocably altered by speaking out for their beliefs. This book examines the ethical issues that arise when famous people speak out on issues often unrelated to the performances that brought those figures to public attention. It analyzes several celebrity speakers--singers Taylor Swift and the Chicks; satirist Jon Stewart; actor Tom Hanks; and athletes Serena Williams, Stephen Curry, Colin Kaepernick, and Naomi Osaka--and demonstrates that justifiable speaking requires celebrity speakers, journalists, and audiences to consider ethical issues regarding platform, intent, and harm. Celebrity speakers must exercise ethical care in a digital world where audiences equate celebrity status with authority and expertise about public issues. Finally, this book considers how people who are not famous can understand their ethical responsibilities for speaking out about public issues in their own spheres of influence.

Having Their Say

Mr. Potter has said several times to me , taking care of this problem would allow other problems to be handled more ... We have heard time and again over the last several months that the Postal Service has 37,000 retail facilities ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security


ISBN: UCSD:31822037830254

Category: Postal service

Page: 172

View: 465


Having Your Say

5 In August last year British newspapers reported one Brazilian research study that suggested these dissidents were exhibiting sociopathic symptoms and antisocial traits, such as low levels of empathy and high levels of callousness, ...

Author: J. R. Shackleton

Publisher: Do Sustainability

ISBN: 9780255368018

Category: Law

Page: 284

View: 297


Today should be a Golden Age for free speech – with technology providing more ways of communicating ideas and opinions than ever before. Yet we’re actually witnessing a growing wave of restrictions on freedom of thought and expression. In Having Your Say a variety of authors – academics, philosophers, comedians and more – stress the fundamental importance of free speech, one of the cornerstones of classical liberalism. And they provide informed and incisive insights on this worrying trend, which threatens to usher in a new, intolerant and censorious era.

So You Re Still Having a Bad Day

“Yeah, that's what you said last time,” I said in a low voice. “What was that?” he asked with a confused look. “What did you say, honey?” Amanda asked, rubbing my arm. “I said ... that ... we're getting out of here at a good time.

Author: Matthew Braga

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491758007

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

View: 239


We all have bad days and sometimes even guiltily gain some comfort in knowing deep inside that others probably have it worse than us. With that in mind, Matthew Braga shares his second collection of short stories that proves we are never alone when it comes to having bad days. Sean is a writer who has a story he really wants to tellif he can get it past his hard-nosed editor. As a murder mystery unfolds, only Sean knows if his story about little Bobby and his bloody discovery is derived from his imagination or his past. William Stanley is a happily married father and construction safety officer who has always dreamed about what life would be like if he had chosen a different path. He is about to find out as he endures a tragedy that tests his resilience in ways he never imagined. Mark is having trouble remembering a childhood incident. But when his towns sheriff gets involved, Mark soon discovers that some things in life are better left alone. In this short story collection, three men must endure unique challenges as a bad day looms on the horizon and patiently waits to wreak havoc on their lives.

Having Wonderful Crime

“Well,” Dennis said, “you see, she wanted to get married. Most of her girl friends were married, or getting married, or divorced, and they sort of looked down on her. The ones that weren't married were in business or something, ...

Author: Craig Rice

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 9781789540086

Category: Fiction

Page: 258

View: 391


On a break from the Windy City, aspiring crime novelist Jake Justus and his wife, Helene, are acquainting themselves with Manhattan's finest cocktail lounges when they befriend Dennis Morrison, a blind-drunk groom. The handsome former male escort thought he'd found his bounty in homely heiress Bertha Lutts, but while their wedding night may have been a bust, the morning after turned out to be the real horror. It seems Bertha has vanished from their bridal suite and in her place is an unidentified beheaded woman. Having taken a shine to Dennis, Jake and Helene call on his best defense: Chicago attorney John J. Malone. Winding his way through both the city's low lives and its high society, Malone quickly discovers a link between the nameless victim, the missing bride, and a slick gigolo: a bohemian Greenwich Village poetess who is free with her verse, knows more than she realizes, and is becoming more frightened with every New York minute. But when Dennis disappears as well, Malone's left with the itchy feeling that another dead end is right around the corner. The basis for the 1945 film starring Carole Landis and Pat O'Brien, Having Wonderful Crime is "a pleasure to read as pure entertainment but there's a also a wicked social voice reporting back from the eyries of the wealthy and privileged. [Rice's] observations are worthy of Tom Wolfe at his best and nastiest" (Ed Gorman). Having Wonderful Crime is the 3rd book in the John J. Malone Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

I Pierre Rivi re Having Slaughtered My Mother My Sister and My Brother

some shoes , we were making cider ; and she saw my father busy one morning and she went off saying nothing to anyone ... but he said no , and he pondered , at last he said : well , I give up I am leaving everything , I shall throw ...

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803268572

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 148


To free his father and himself from his mother's tyranny, Pierre Rivière decided to kill her. On June 3,1835, he went inside his small Normandy house with a pruning hook and cut to death his mother, his eighteen-year-old sister, and his seven-year-old brother. Then, in jail, he wrote a memoir to justify the whole gruesome tale. Michel Foucault, author of Madness and Civilization and Discipline and Punish, collected the relevant documents of the case, including medical and legal testimony, police records. and Rivière's memoir. The Rivière case, he points out, occurred at a time when many professions were contending for status and power. Medical authority was challenging law, branches of government were vying. Foucault's reconstruction of the case is a brilliant exploration of the roots of our contemporary views of madness, justice, and crime.

How to Get What You Want Without Having To Ask

You'll struggle getting people to say yes to you if you can't say no to other people. ... I'm not pretending it's vital in every last instance, but there are lots of things that you'll struggle to achieve if you don't have a clear head ...

Author: Richard Templar

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 9780273751021

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 781


In this clever book, bestselling author Richard Templar delivers a collection of principles, tactics and techniques that will make sure things always go your way, without you even having to ask. You’ll discover the secrets of being the kind of person who gets what they want, and the secrets of making it easy for people to say yes to you (sometimes without even realising they are doing it). And for those rare occasions where you really do have to ask, you’ll find priceless advice on exactly what to say and how to say it, so that you’ll definitely never have to ask twice.

Having Had a Spiritual Awakening

I am so proud to say that at last I had mastered my problem with honesty. God put me in a spot where if I chose to say nothing and walk away, the lady would never have known. Had it been a few weeks back I would have been wearing her ...

Author: Al-Anon Family Groups

Publisher: Al-Anon Family Groups Inc.


Category: Self-Help

Page: 122

View: 397


This beautiful book features member sharings, photographs, and artwork from around the globe, reflecting the diversity of Al‑Anon members' spiritual experiences. Long out of print, Having Had a Spiritual Awakening… is now available exclusively as an e-book.

Having a Ball

He should never say the word bed in my presence. “Um, sure, okay. Have a nice time resting.” Could I be any more pathetic? He chucked me under the chin and began gathering his things. “Hey, did you watch the game last night?

Author: Misty Simon

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 9781509218554

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

View: 401


Danner Tenley’s stroll through a thrift store nets her a fortune-telling ball that reminds her of her youth. It’s all fun and games until it starts using her name and giving her very direct messages. But that’s nothing compared to the completely rude gnome with a perma-smile who pops out of her wall to tell her how to use the ball. On top of that, a troll has threatened to take over Danner’s life if he doesn’t get a certain book. Toby Nelson, Danner’s friend and landlord, doesn’t know what he’s being roped into, but if she needs help, he’ll be there for her. Meeting a gnome is quite the experience, and fighting a troll is something he’s not looking forward to; falling in love with his best friend isn’t even on his radar. In a race against time, Danner has only a bad-tempered gnome and her hunky landlord to help her. How bad can it be?