Burnt Out

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Author: William Hughes

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462072354

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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In the sequel to Burnt Offerings, Brian Fogerty has left his life in Philadelphia and retired to Florida. His attempts at starting anew have gone nowhere. He wonders what to do next. He agrees to help out a friend at a burn center in Miami. He is able to once again enjoy life and lift himself out of his burnt out state of mind by performing surgery. He is able to suppress the ghosts of his past, his wifes murder and friends betrayal. Brian is even able to start a relationship again with Vivian, a pharmaceutical representative, at the hospital. However, as his life improves, new dangers come to him. He becomes entangled in a drug smuggling ring, which threatens his life. He must keep himself one step ahead to protect himself and those he cares about or lose everything dear to him.

A Burnt-Out Case

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Author: Graham Greene

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504052501

Category: Fiction

Page: 199

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A famous architect struggling with a crisis of faith escapes to a leper colony in the Congo, in Graham Greene’s “greatest novel” (Time). Querry is a world-renowned architect noted for his magnificent churches, each designed not for the glory of God, but for the satisfaction of self. Suddenly infected with indifference, he has abandoned his pursuit of pleasure. Now he has reached the end of desire at the end of the world—a colony of lepers in the remote jungles of Africa. Here, under the guidance of Doctor Colin, a fellow atheist, Querry’s consideration of the sick could be something close to a cure for his own suffering. So too, it first seems, could a local plantation owner’s lonely and abused wife—Querry’s unlikely confessor. But when Querry reluctantly agrees to build a hospital and his good intentions brand him a modern-day saint, all the intrusive and dangerous piety of civilization returns. And this time it could be inescapable. From “the ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man’s consciousness and anxiety” comes Graham Greene’s celebrated novel about the consequences of conviction, the sickness of the soul, and the tenuous endurance of the human spirit (William Golding).

The Devil Wants You Busy, Bound and Burnt Out

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Author: Barbara A. Desormo

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449763715

Category: Social Science

Page: 108

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The Devil Wants YOU Busy, Bound and Burnt Out challenges us to dig deep to see if we are burying our emotional pain or are we working for other reasons. God spoke one time and said "You don't like it when your children assume anything and I don't like it when my children assume either." Building the temple was a good thing that David wanted to do, but the fact remained, God said "NO!" Now if God had no problem saying "NO" and we are made in the image and likeness of God, why can't we say it? God wants us to have life and more abundantly but first we must learn when to say no regardless of our internal drive to keep busy. Yes, the thief comes to steal, kill and destroy our health, relationships and even our lives; but Jesus came to give us life and more abundantly. However, in order for us to receive HIS life, we must first discover why we go beyond the call of duty and do things God or even we intended to do. As you read, The Devil Wants YOU Busy, Bound and Burnt Out, I want you to think of these words: Why do you do the things you do Is a question that I'm asking you Do you do it to please the Master Or is your hand reaching out For the praise of men Time and Again If you are then your motives are wrong So listen very carefully To this little song Who do you love? The creature or Creator Who do you love The Giver or the gift Which do you love? The praise of men or Jesus 3 out of 6 Take your pick In Whom and which do you love Barbara A. Desormo

Burnt Out In Bangkok

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Author: Tom Moon Mullins

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465330147

Category: Fiction

Page: 225

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“An old fashioned love story wih the main character being a retired cop from Jersey City, New Jersey and the other being a woman employed in the oldest profession in the world who will drive this urban cop, over the edge!” “Mullins Brings Out The Voyeruism in us all.” “Let Mullins Show You How Picking Up A beautiful sexy Thai Girl in Bangkok who will do anything for as little as Five bucks, is as easy as picking up a bunch of bannanas at the Pathmark in Jersey City” “U very hansom, where u come from, u buy me drink, u want long time or short time?” "These are usually the fi rst words out of the girls mouth as you enter a Bangkok Bar." “Beautiful Young Thai Girls perform sexual acts as if it’s a bodily function.” “Love, lust, liquor, heartache and vengeance are the main ingredients of this page turner!”

I Should Be Burnt Out By Now... So How Come I'm Not?

How You Can Survive and Thrive in Today's Uncertain World

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Author: Peg Neuhauser,Ray Bender,Kirk Stromberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470675267

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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"An uplifting ready for anyone with a hectic and stressful life, which is, let's face it, all of us." — Neil Bradford, Managing Director, Forrester North America There has been a great deal of talk during the past two decades about the serious problem of stress and burnout. Most of the discussion focuses on the pessimistic side of the story. The underlying assumption is that we are in a fierce struggle, one that we frequently lose. Burnout is presented as almost inevitable, and solutions focusing on recovery are offered. But there is another, more optimistic side to the story. What about the people who endure tough times with courage and grace, or bounce back from crises with renewed energy when logic tells you the situation should have left them depleted and discouraged? For all the talk about burnout, the fact is that the majority of people spend most of their lives coping amazingly well. Being good at not burning out is a skill more than a genetic personality trait. Just like any skill, you have to work at it. You can learn to manage your behaviour and your thinking, but it takes discipline and practice to do it. There are thousands of success stories every day about people who continue to survive and make the best of tough times. So how do they do it? What are the real stories of how individuals survive and thrive during uncertain and difficult times? And what is their advice on preventing burnout? This book answers these questions.

The Burnt-out Marriage

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Author: Raymond Sarif Easmon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Africa, Sub-Saharan

Page: 239

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The Burnt-Out Town of Miracles

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Author: Roy Jacobsen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0857057987

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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'A compact and compelling novel by an iconic Norwegian writer...[and] thanks to Don Bartlett and Don Shaw's crisp translation, we see it obliquely' - Independent Set in Finland in 1939, this is the story of one man who remains in his home town when everyone else has fled, burning down their houses in their wake, before the invading Russians arrive. Timo remains behind because he can't imagine life anywhere else, doing anything else besides felling the trees near his home. This is a novel about belonging - a tale of powerful and forbidden friendships forged during a war, of unexpected bravery and astonishing survival instincts. The Burnt-Out Town of Miracles is not a novel about war, but about the lives of ordinary people dragged into war, each of whom only wants to find the path back home. Roy Jacobsen uses the dramatic natural landscape of light and darkness, fire-blazing heat and life-robbing cold to spectacular effect.

Legacies of the Asia-Pacific War

The Yakeato Generation

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Author: Roman Rosenbaum,Yasuko Claremont

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136936211

Category: History

Page: 272

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When we look in detail at the various peripheral groups of disenfranchised people emerging from the aftermath of the Asia–Pacific War the list is startling: Koreans in Japan (migrants or forced labourers), Burakumin, Hibakusha, Okinawans, Asian minorities, comfort women and many others. Many of these groups have been discussed in a large corpus of what we may call ‘disenfranchised literature’, and the research presented in this book intends to add an additional and particularly controversial example to the long list of the voice- and powerless. The presence of members of what is known as the yakeato sedai or the generation of people who experienced the fire-bombings of the Asia–Pacific War is conspicuous in all areas of contemporary Japan. From literature to the visual arts, from music to theatre, from architecture to politics, their influence and in many cases guiding principles is evident everywhere and in many cases forms the keystone of modern Japanese society and culture. The contributors to this book explore the impact of the yakeato generation - and their literary, creative and cultural and works - on the postwar period by drawing out the importance of the legacy of those people who truly survived the darkest hour of the twentieth century and re-evaluate the ramifications of their experiences in contemporary Japanese society and culture. As such this book will be of huge interest to those studying Japanese history, literature, poetry and cultural studies.