Days Like These

Days Like These

The sound of it felt like exclusion for many years now it's a better music . ... The day I stood my ground and told him No was the day he disappeared . Just like that he ... July 1996 We sit down , the journalist and me 249 Days Like These.

Author: Michael Gurr

Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing

ISBN: 0522852823

Category: Dramatists, Australian

Page: 285

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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

Endearments they were above or beyond them — Sweetie smacked of her first husband's amateur act of his one time lesbian love affair Honey risked one of them condemned to wait forever for the other to come home the temptation to ...

Author: Jane Williams

Publisher: Interactive Publications

ISBN: 9781922120649

Category: Poetry

Page: 126

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This collection is a great introduction to this award-winning poet (best known for her first book Outside Temple Boundaries or her latest book with Interactive Press, City of Possibilities).
Categories: Poetry

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: 179

View: 706

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

View: 224

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: Poetry

Page: 176

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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: Poetry

Quicklet on The Best John Lennon Songs Lyrics and Analysis

Quicklet on The Best John Lennon Songs  Lyrics and Analysis

The chorus “nobody told me there'd be days like this” echoes the 1961 hit “Mama Said” by The Shirelles, ... but turns it on its head: John Lennon's mother died, therefore there was nobody to tell him “there'd be days like these.

Author: Brien Southward

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 9781614642657

Category: Study Aids

Page: 35

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ABOUT THE BOOK John Lennon is regarded not only as one of the most important and influential musicians of the 20th century. As the leader of The Beatles, he guided the band to a level of international superstardom that had until then never been seen before and which has only been matched by Michael Jackson. Even after the breakup of The Beatles, his solo work regularly made the charts, and he and his wife Yoko Ono remained controversial public figures. His songs ranged from the whimsical to the sincere; his musical style tore down creative barriers, and involved countless musical and studio innovations. Songs like Imagine carried anti-war messages that even today remain deeply moving and inspiring, but also which present a radical challenge to societys current status quo. MEET THE AUTHOR Brien Southward grew up close to the headquarters of the Pawnee tribe in Pawnee, Oklahoma. He wrote his first book-length works in high school and immediately thereafter began writing professionally during college and after. He holds a double-BA in Linguistics & German Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and has conducted research in linguistics and literary criticism. His other interests include playing and composing music, computers/programming, and writing fiction. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Imagine is how radical its message is below the surface. It's an extraordinarily well-respected pop song, loved by many people who would not agree with the songs anti-government, socialist, and anti-religious message, but who love its sense of optimism and its uplifting musical quality. Indeed, its worth remembering that in the very first line of the song John asks his listeners to imagine theres no heaven, and a few stanzas later adds imagine no possessions / I wonder if you can. Such statements must surely terrify certain people of influence who have a very strong personal interest in the concepts of heaven and property. CHAPTER OUTLINE Quicklet on the Best John Lennon Songs: Lyrics and Analysis + Introduction + John Lennon: Selected Lyrics + Conclusion + Sources and Additional Reading The Best John Lennon Songs: Lyrics and Analysis
Categories: Study Aids

Mama Said There d Be Days Like This

Mama Said There d Be Days Like This

(but she never said just how many) "When life trips you up, lie there and laugh!" — Charlene Ann Baumbich We all have them. Days when you want to toss up your hands in frustration, or crawl back to bed and put the covers over your head, ...

Author: Charlene Ann Baumbich

Publisher: Vine Books

ISBN: 089283918X

Category: Humor

Page: 212

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From the author of How to Eat Humble Pie and Not Get Indigestion comes a collection of essays--some never before published--intended to entertain, elicit laughter, and inspire healthy doses of perspective concerning our day-to-day trials.
Categories: Humor

Growing Pains

Growing Pains

It's days like these when I remember all of you, on days like these, the things we used to do. It's days like these that I wish there were more of, so that we could spend more time together, just the four of us. One Of Those Days I ...

Author: Correina D. MacRae


ISBN: 9780557764051



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Society s Child

Society s Child

I kept thinking, Days like these. It's days like these that make you want to pack it in. Before I knew it, I had a first verse: On days like these, when the rain won't fall and the sky is so dry that even birds can't call I can feel ...

Author: Janis Ian

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440635168

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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Janis Ian was catapulted into the spotlight in 1966 at the age of fifteen, when her soul-wrenching song ?Society?s Child? became a hit. An intimate portrait of an interracial relationship, ?Society?s Child? climbed the charts despite the fact that many radio stations across the country refused to play it because of its controversial subject matter. But this was only the beginning of a long and illustrious career. In this fascinating memoir of her more than forty years in the music business, Ian chronicles how she did drugs with Jimi Hendrix, went shopping for Grammy clothes with Janis Joplin, and sang with Mel Tormé?all the while never ceasing to create unforgettable music. In 1975, Ian?s legendary ?At Seventeen? earned two Grammy awards and five nominations. Her next two albums brought her worldwide platinum hits. But after seven albums in as many years, she made a conscious decision to walk away from the often grueling music business. During this period, she struggled through a difficult marriage that ended with her then husband?s attempt to destroy her, and a sudden illness that very nearly cost her her life. The hiatus from music lasted for close to a decade until, in 1993, Ian returned with the release of the Grammy-nominated Breaking Silence. Now, as she moves gracefully into her fifth decade as a recording artist and writer, Ian continues to draw large audiences around the globe. In Society?s Child, Janis Ian provides a relentlessly honest account of the successes and failures?and the hopes and dreams?of an extraordinary life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography