Days Like These

Days Like These

What was I doing this morning ? Would I come in and look at the Press Club speech ? Typed very fast and got in there by 9.30 . Ran the speech . Not much to do , he's in fine shape , looks like he's reading off a few scribbled notes .

Author: Michael Gurr

Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing

ISBN: 0522852823

Category: Dramatists, Australian

Page: 300

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This memoir by a leading Australian playwright casts a shrewd eye over Australian culture and politics. Michael Gurr has written, directed and acted. He's also been a political activist, for causes such as asylum seekers in Australia. He's worked with the Australian Labor Party as a speech writer. He has won a number of awards, including four state Literary Awards for Drama. The diary meshes the personal with the politicalandmdash;from the Dismissal in 1975, through the rise of economic rationalism, net culture, and globalisation to the transformed Australia of 2006. As a playwright and activist, Michael Gurr has been a close observer of Australian politics and culture for more than twenty years. Days Like These is his personal account of a writer's evolution against the backdrop of a changing nation: a clear-eyed, often darkly humorous riff on how the times have come to be out of joint. Michael Gurr is the recipient of four State Literary Awards for Drama in NSW and Victoria. His work has been produced Australia-wide and in the UK and the USA. He was speechwriter for Steve Bracks in the campaign that returned the ALP to power in Victoria in 1999.
Categories: Dramatists, Australian

Days Like These

Days Like These

I swear that none of these Faraday House women has ever pooped with a toddler on her lap or sniffed her underwear and decided: “Yep, good for another day.” That's because they all have au pairs and/or fulltime nannies.

Author: Sue Margolis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698175631

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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In the new novel from the author of Losing Me, one woman is about to discover what happens when you take the “grand” out of “grandma.” Recently widowed, Judy Schofield jumps at the chance to look after her two grandchildren for six weeks while their parents are out of the country. After all, she’s already raised her own daughter—and quite successfully, if she may say so herself. But all it takes is a few days of private school functions, helicopter parents, video games, and never-ending Frozen sing-alongs for Judy to feel she’s in over her head. As weeks become months, Judy feels more and more like an outsider among all the young mothers with their parenting theories du jour, especially when she gets on the wrong side of the school’s snooty alpha mom. But finding a friend in another grandmother—and a man who takes her mind off all the stress—almost makes it worthwhile. She just needs to take it one incomprehensible homework assignment and one major meltdown at a time. . . .
Categories: Fiction

Days Like These

Days Like These

It seems like only yesterday that the whole business of them being kept in bags was accidentally divulged. That their eyes are now being used as road markings is something we all need to reflect upon ...

Author: Brian Bilston

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781035001675

Category: Poetry

Page: 565

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In this playful, innovative collection, Brian Bilston writes a poem to accompany every day of the year. Each poem is inspired by a significant – often curious – event associated with that day: from Open an Umbrella Indoors Day to the day on which New York banned public flirting; from the launch of the Rubik’s Cube to the first appearance of the phrase, ‘the best thing since sliced bread’. Perfect for reading aloud and sharing with friends, Days Like These: An alternative guide to the year in 366 poems will take the blues out of Monday, flatten the Wednesday hump, and amplify that Friday feeling. A brilliant way to enliven every day of the year.
Categories: Poetry

On Days Like These

On Days Like These

We now want to hear from the man who made this all possible: Clough. ... A year ago almost to the day, I threw a box containing a European Cup medal across a massage table in Munich thinking that a day like this could never happen for ...

Author: Martin O'Neill

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781035008490

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 383

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Martin O’Neill is one of the most fascinating and respected figures in football. On Days Like These tells the story of his remarkable career. For the first time, Martin O’Neill reflects on one of the most varied and successful football careers in the British Isles. He made his breakthrough playing for Distillery in Northern Ireland before joining Brian Clough’s legendary Nottingham Forest team, becoming one of the few players who made the epic journey from the Second Division to the glory years: winning the First Division championship, two League Cups and back-to-back European Cups. O’Neill represented Northern Ireland over sixty times, playing alongside George Best and captaining the side at the 1982 World Cup, where they reached the quarter-finals. As a manager, O’Neill’s celebrated leadership of Celtic saw them win seven trophies, including three Scottish Premier League titles; and in England he successfully led Leicester City to two League Cups and Aston Villa to an unprecedented three consecutive top six Premier League finishes. He oversaw the Republic of Ireland reaching the Euros in 2016, when they made it to the second round for the first time in their history. With a career spanning over fifty years, Martin tells of his exhilarating highs and painful lows; from the joys of winning trophies, promotion and fighting for World Cups to being harangued by fans, boardroom drama, relegation scraps and being fired. Written with his trademark honesty and humour, On Days Like These is one of the most insightful and captivating autobiographies and a must-read for any fans of the beautiful game.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Mama Said There d Be Days Like This

Mama Said There d Be Days Like This

For example , one day I was really getting revved up , and I found this note on my pillow from my six - year - old ... When I take opportunities like these to listen to what they have to say , those " Mad at You " moments quickly turn ...

Author: Jenn Doucette

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736919392

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 196

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Mothers often feel they are running as fast as they can to keep up or to stay just ahead of those who want a piece of their time, energy, and self. Author, speaker, and mother Jenn Doucette offers a humorous and insightful look at how every mom on the run can head for much-needed rest stops by: experiencing girl time choosing contentment setting boundaries and achieve freedom getting a grip on emotions giving themselves a break With comedic flair, Doucette confesses to her own failings as well as God's successes in the face of them, reminding mothers that it is healthy to laugh, take a break, and practice grace.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Five Thousand Days Like this One

Five Thousand Days Like this One

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Acknowledgment is due to the publications where some of these essays appeared: The Qeorgia Review originally published "After- wards," "Baldwins," and "Influenza 1918," which was later reprinted in Best American Essays, ...

Author: Jane Brox

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)

ISBN: UVA:X004276819

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 182

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Presents the history of the author's family who were farmers in New England's Merrimack Valley
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Figments of My Reality

Figments of My Reality

When the questions are in shades of gray, it's hard to think what to say on days like these. When I wrap my arms around you tight, my insides feel just right on days like these. When my emotions are tossed about, I just want to shout on ...

Author: Elias Tobias

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781481756372

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 177

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Figments of My Reality is an anthology of poetry written by Elias Tobias from high school to the present, which explores the facets of reality from the common themes of life. These poems are really little stories of characters, observed or experienced by the author, without the introductions and conclusions. These are snapshots of their thoughts, leaving the settings and character details up to the reader. The poems focus of the feelings of the moment, and possible reasons of decisions or reactions of these feelings. These collective actions create who we are, and why we do what we do.
Categories: Family & Relationships

What Dreams May Come

What Dreams May Come

Thank you for the way she takes these morning naps so I can have a little quiet time with you. On days like these, Susannah would stop and think about her mother, think about how hard it would have been to be newly widowed with a baby ...

Author: Alana Terry

Publisher: Firstfruits Publishing

ISBN: 9781941735459

Category: Fiction

Page: 146

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She’s got her heart set on becoming a missionary. He’s determined to recruit her for the job. But is it possible to fall in love with someone you’ve never even met? Susannah’s convinced that God has called her to the mission field. That’s why she’s serving him with single-minded focus in Orchard Grove, waiting for the day when she can leave her small town to take the gospel to the nations. Is falling in love with her missionary recruiter part of God’s plan for her life or a distraction from the real goal? Scott loves his life. Traveling the globe, offering spiritual support to missionaries around the world offers enough excitement that the loneliness hardly ever gets to him … Until he receives an application from a young girl with a heart for the mission field as large as his own, a young girl he finds himself falling for even before they get the chance to meet face-to-face. Unfortunately, a promise Susannah made to her family may tear her and Scott even farther apart than the miles that separate them. Book one in an inspirational sweet romance series by award-winning Christian author Alana Terry, who has won awards from Women of Faith, The Book Club Network, Grace Awards, and several others, What Dreams May Come is based off of the author’s own experiences falling in love with (and eventually marrying) her missionary recruiter.
Categories: Fiction

Martel Papers Or Life Scenes in the Reign of Terror

Martel Papers  Or  Life Scenes in the Reign of Terror

knoweth the way that I take , and when he hath tried me , I shall come forth like gold . ” ” “ Yes , father , " was the reply , " I know these things are true . ... Yet days like these were not unexpected by her ...

Author: Washington Frothingham

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433076090343

Category: France

Page: 510

View: 965

Categories: France

The Garden that I Love

The Garden that I Love

Even in restless and changeful days like these , the most powerful influence in the Present is the influence of the Past ; just as the influence of our thoughts , actions , and decisions will be felt more a hundred years hence than they ...

Author: Alfred Austin

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063542370

Category: Gardens

Page: 168

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Categories: Gardens