Daybook

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Daybook

Daybook

The Journal of an Artist

  • Author: Anne Truitt
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 147674405X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 256
  • View: 3459
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A classic work for artists of all kinds, about reconciling the call of creative work with the demands of daily life, now with a new introduction by Audrey Niffenegger. Renowned American artist Anne Truitt kept this illuminating and inspiring journal over a period of seven years, determined to come to terms with the forces that shaped her art and life. Her range of sensitivity—moral, intellectual, sensual, emotional, and spiritual— is remarkably broad. She recalls her childhood on the eastern shore of Maryland, her career change from psychology to art, and her path to a sculptural practice that would “set color free in three dimensions.” She reflects on the generous advice of other artists, watches her own daughters’ journey into motherhood, meditates on criticism and solitude, and struggles to find the way to express her vision. Resonant and true, encouraging and revelatory, Anne Truitt guides herself—and her readers—through a life in which domestic activities and the needs of children and friends are constantly juxtaposed against the world of color and abstract geometry to which she is drawn in her art. Beautifully written and a rare window on the workings of a creative mind, Daybook showcases an extraordinary artist whose insights generously and succinctly illuminate the artistic process.

The Traveller's Daybook

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The Traveller's Daybook

The Traveller's Daybook

A Tour of the World in 366 Quotations

  • Author: Fergus Fleming
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 0857899287
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 300
  • View: 1935
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The Traveller's Daybook invites you to cross ocean, desert, mountain and ice-cap in the company of the world's greatest explorers, wanderers and writers... Fergus Fleming's day-by-day anthology of travel writing ranges widely across time as well as place: from Christopher Columbus's 'discovery' of the West Indies in 1492 to Anton Chekhov's journey through Siberia in the nineteenth century and on to Wilfred Thesiger's wanderings in Arabia's 'empty quarter' in the 1940s. Each quoted extract is accompanied by a brief commentary that introduces the writer and establishes the context of the excerpt. Fleming's itinerary offers both a wealth of exotic destinations, and a many-hued patchwork of moods: the astonishment of the seventeenth-century diarist John Evelyn on beholding the size of women's shoes in Venice; the stoic courage of Captain Scott facing death at forty degrees below zero; the exasperation of Dylan Thomas at finding himself in a 'stifflipped, liverish, British Guest House in puking Abadan'; and the philosophical introspection of Fridtjof Nansen as he drifts in an 'interminable and rigid world' of Arctic ice. Here you will find Napoleon's travel tips to his niece, a flight over Germany with Hitler, and an ex-pat dinner in Morocco where human blood is served from the fridge by the pint. Covering the whole calendar, including leap years, these 366 journeys are by turn lyrical, witty, tragic and bizarre - but always entertaining.

The Ancient Egyptian Daybook (HB)

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The Ancient Egyptian Daybook (HB)

The Ancient Egyptian Daybook (HB)

  • Author: Tamara L. Siuda
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1365587940
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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A Daybook for Nurses

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A Daybook for Nurses

A Daybook for Nurses

Making a Difference Each Day

  • Author: Sharon Hudacek
  • Publisher: SIGMA Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • ISBN: 1930538138
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 166
  • View: 1084
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The author of the honor society's award-winning Making a Difference: Stories from the Point of Care now provides daily inspiration for nurses in this softcover daybook. Be inspired everyday with quotations, stories, poems and inspirational thoughts especially for nurses! These daily motivational vignettes will provide inspiration and encouragement to nurses as they work each day to make a difference in the lives of the patients, families, and communities they serve.

The Rumi Daybook

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The Rumi Daybook

The Rumi Daybook

  • Author: Kabir Helminski,Camille Helminski
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 0834827735
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 384
  • View: 5594
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"My heart wandered through the world constantly seeking after my cure, but the sweet and delicious water of life had to break through the granite of my heart." When the words of Rumi enter your heart, something softens, breaks, and is subtly reborn. That he wrote the words seven hundred years ago in a medieval Persian world that bears little resemblance to ours makes their uncanny resonance to us today just that much more remarkable. Here is a treasury of daily wisdom from this most beloved of all the Sufi masters—both his prose and his ecstatic poetry—that you can use to start every day for a year, or that you can dip into for inspiration any time you need to break through the granite of your heart.

A Daybook of Prayer

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A Daybook of Prayer

A Daybook of Prayer

Meditations, Scriptures, and Prayers to Draw Near to the Heart of God

  • Author: Thomas Nelson
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN: 1418560715
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 384
  • View: 8561
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Readers are challenged with the simple but profound question: What would happen-how would your life be different-if you committed the next year to learning about prayer and devoting time to prayer every single day? A Daybook on Prayer weaves together poignant meditations from classic and contemporary Christian writers with powerful Bible verses, directed prayers, and personal prayer-starters, to create a life-changing resource for those who want to draw closer to the heart of God. The daily selections are drawn from many of the greatest historical and modern teachers on the subject of prayer, including Augustine, Thomas À Kempis, Martin Luther, Brother Andrew, John Wesley, A.W. Tozer, Andrew Murray, Oswald Chambers, Billy Graham, Charles Swindoll, Max Lucado, and many others.

Daybook, Turn, Prospect

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Daybook, Turn, Prospect

Daybook, Turn, Prospect

The Journey of an Artist

  • Author: Anne Truitt
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476745013
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 240
  • View: 5877
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All three of Anne Truitt’s artist’s journals in one e-volume, the illuminating, inspiring record of a woman’s reconciliation of the call of creative work with the demands of daily life—with a new introduction by Audrey Niffenegger. Anne Truitt kept a journal throughout her adult life, from her early years as one of the rare, celebrated women artists in the early 60s, through her midlife as an established artist, and into older age when she was, for a time, the director of Yaddo, the premier artists’ retreat in Saratoga. She was always a deep, astute reader, and a woman who grappled with a range of issues—moral, intellectual, sensual, emotional, and spiritual. While working intensely on her art, she watches her own daughters journey into marriage and motherhood, meditates on criticism and solitude, and struggles to find a balance in life. “Balance not stability is the source of security,” she says. Anne Truitt re-creates a life in which domestic activities and the needs of children and friends are constantly juxtaposed against the world of color and abstract geometry to which she is drawn in her art.

Daybook of Faith

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Daybook of Faith

Daybook of Faith

God's Presence for Your Day

  • Author: Jan Dargatz
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 1433681617
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 208
  • View: 9217
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A gathering of nearly one hundred devotionals with Bible passages that encourage us to examine our beliefs, grow in our understanding of God, apply faith to real life, and build trust that leads to an even greater standard of faithfulness.

A Philosophical Daybook

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A Philosophical Daybook

A Philosophical Daybook

Post-critical Investigations

  • Author: William H. Poteat
  • Publisher: University of Missouri Press
  • ISBN: 9780826207487
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 124
  • View: 552
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It was the invention and dissemination of alphabetic literacy some twenty-six hundred years ago that produced the Enlightenment that became our philosophical tradition. Descartes consolidated in his mind-body dualism the values and images of literacy that Western intellectuals embraced. But literacy was not without price, according to William H. Poteat: in a world of printed words and discarnate readers, nihilism and cultural insanity reign. Poteat strikes through the veil of our literate imaginations to an archaic but still active reality that antedates literacy—the intractable and substantial actuality of the lively words we speak and hear spoken. In the medium of printed words he seeks the philosophic import of our ongoing oral/aural life, which has been obscured and denigrated by the images and values we have learned as readers. By every available rhetorical strategy, therefore, this must be an anti-book. It must strive to defeat our centuries-old habituation to the book as spectacle, in order that we may be brought to dwell in the immediacies of our lively selves in the world, as we do in our oral/aural life. A Philosophical Daybook: Post-Critical Investigations sets out to induce a radical and irreversible transformation in the way we apprehend the world and our being in it. With journal entries written over fifteen months, Poteat attempts the impossible. In a world threatened by our own false conception of our nature and our place in the world, Poteat—by a feat of philosophical archaeology—seeks, still intact within ourselves, the ground for a new philosophy of the human.

A Daybook for Critical Care Nurses

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A Daybook for Critical Care Nurses

A Daybook for Critical Care Nurses

  • Author: Eileen Gallen Bademan
  • Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau
  • ISBN: 1930538898
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 180
  • View: 9375
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Daybook for Critical-Care Nurses combines 365 daily inspirations, tips, clinical pearls, and quotes on topics and issues essential to high acuity and critical-care nurses. Entries include lined journaling space. Twelve theme-based monthly essays open each month. This book can help to reduce nurses stress and increase satisfaction, encouraging them to stay in the nursing profession. Perpetual (no-date) format means nurses can start using the book whenever it is purchased, and content wont go stale. Forward by Beth Hammer, RN, MSN, APN-BC, 2009-2010 President, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, and Maria Shirey, RN, PhD, MBA, NEA-BC, FACHE, 2009-2011 Chair, AACN Certification Corporation