These Animals Are Killing Me

Author: Katrina Morgan

Publisher: Bookbaby

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 188

View: 164

Readers are invited to join a typical busy family for one year of hysterical and true-life interruptions. Their beloved pets create more havoc and chaos than deserved with harrowing trips to the veterinarian, injuries, and quirky personalities of their own. Add in the wildlife who regularly appear (pigs, skunks, muskrats, mice and occasional "two-legged" animal) and readers will be shaking their heads in incredulous disbelief, and snorting at the outcome. With two or more interconnected stories per month, the author recounts one ridiculous life disruption after another. The stories are presented as calendar dates as though the reader has stumbled upon a journal giving readers a voyeuristic view of someone else's chaotic world. Beginning in September, readers are introduced to the characters: hyper-active, zany Katrina, her quieter, well-centered husband John and their three very different aged children. Independent Deanna is in college, deep thinker Michael is nervously entering middle school, and fearless Spencer is headed off to first grade. The difference in ages and stages creates a constantly changing dynamic. Add in klutzy but loveable dog Bear, conniving Fat Cat Chance, and a myriad of wildlife who saunter in and out of their acreage and you have These Animals Are Killing Me. Readers will turn to page one and plummet unceremoniously into the first day of school and all the stress such a day ensues. The century-old kitchen is a mess; instructions are being barked out, the dog is running excitedly from one end of the room t the next, the cat is winding his way through legs purposely trying to trip us, anxieties are relieved, lunches packed and the day memorialized with pictures. Despite careful preparation, the morning goes completely off kilter when the youngest child, Spencer, âmoons' Michael's school bus effectively ruining his brother's foray into middle school. Overly protective Katrina then attempts to slyly follow the school bus through two towns to ensure her children arrive at school safely. That she is eventually caught and gently chastised by the bus offers a life lesson as well. All chapters are presented in the same manner as the author moves through a calendar year. The scenarios will be familiar to most busy adults, juggling over-packed calendars: trips to the veterinarian, an ill-timed phone call during an ob/gun appointment, carving out time to attend a school event, yelling at slow drivers in a mad dash across town, gearing up for the chaos of Holidays, family vacations, frightening rescues, turning forty, natural disasters and the many other unexpected happenings that can occur in a calendar year. At the end of each episode, the author shares small windows of clarity in which the world rights itself and we see, if even just momentarily, what is important, what is right, what is good. These Animals are Killing Me is a gentle yet fun reminder that our over-stuffed and chaotic days usually have a good deal of humor behind them, if we look hard enough. Woven throughout are two common threads; First, beloved pets, pesky wildlife and even curious animals of the âtwo legged' variety, add color and dimension to our lives. Secondly, there is no such thing as a mundane life when we open ourselves to laughter.
Animals

These Animals Are Killing Me

Author: Katrina Morgan

Publisher: Bookbaby

ISBN:

Category: Animals

Page: 178

View: 658

Readers are invited to join a typical busy family for one year of hysterical and true-life interruptions. Their beloved pets create more havoc and chaos than deserved with harrowing trips to the veterinarian, injuries, and quirky personalities of their own. Add in the wildlife who regularly appear (pigs, skunks, muskrats, mice and occasional "two-legged" animal) and readers will be shaking their heads in incredulous disbelief, and snorting at the outcome. With two or more interconnected stories per month, the author recounts one ridiculous life disruption after another. The stories are presented as calendar dates as though the reader has stumbled upon a journal giving readers a voyeuristic view of someone else's chaotic world. Beginning in September, readers are introduced to the characters: hyper-active, zany Katrina, her quieter, well-centered husband John and their three very different aged children. Independent Deanna is in college, deep thinker Michael is nervously entering middle school, and fearless Spencer is headed off to first grade. The difference in ages and stages creates a constantly changing dynamic. Add in klutzy but loveable dog Bear, conniving Fat Cat Chance, and a myriad of wildlife who saunter in and out of their acreage and you have These Animals Are Killing Me. Readers will turn to page one and plummet unceremoniously into the first day of school and all the stress such a day ensues. The century-old kitchen is a mess; instructions are being barked out, anxieties relieved, lunches packed and the day memorialized with pictures. Despite careful preparation, the morning goes completely off kilter when the youngest child, Spencer, âmoons' Michael's school bus effectively ruining his brother's foray into middle school. Overly protective Katrina then attempts to slyly follow the school bus through two towns to ensure her children arrive at school safely. That she is eventually caught and gently chastised by the bus offers a life lesson as well. All chapters are presented in the same manner as the author moves through a calendar year. The scenarios will be familiar to most busy adults, juggling over-packed calendars: trips to the veterinarian, an ill timed phone call during a doctors appointment carving out time to attend a school event, yelling at slow drivers in a mad dash across town, gearing up for the chaos of Holidays, family vacations, frightening rescues, turning forty, natural disasters and the many other unexpected happenings that can occur in a calendar year. At the end of each episode, the author shares small windows of clarity in which the world rights itself and we see, if even just momentarily, what is important, what is right, what is good. These Animals are Killing Me is a gentle yet fun reminder that our over-stuffed and chaotic days usually have a good deal of humor behind them, if we look hard enough. Woven throughout are two common threads; First, beloved pets, pesky wildlife and even curious animals of the âtwo legged' variety, add color and dimension to our lives. Secondly, there is no such thing as a mundane life when we open ourselves to laughter.
Health & Fitness

My House Is Killing Me!

Author: Jeffrey C. May

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 408

View: 504

This book is a must for all home occupants as well as perfect for those contemplating moving to or purchasing a property.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Killing Me Softly

Author: EBENEZER GYASI

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 196

View: 715

When we look around us, we find so much suffering in the world that we can’t help but ask “Why”? Long time ago God in Hosea 4:6 lamented that his people were being destroyed for the lack of knowledge. His people are still being destroyed today. The question again is “Why”? In John 10:10, Jesus said the devil comes into our lives not to do anything but to steal, kill and destroy. As believers, Jesus has given us the authority over all the powers of the thief, murderer, destroyer, and our real enemy Satan, also known as the devil. Somehow, we seem to have forgotten our spiritual heritage, our spiritual rights and responsibilities, and therefore the devil has taken undue advantage of our ignorance. This book along with the companion end-time spiritual warfare prayer book, Target or Weapon- The Prayer Book provide instructions on how to stand on the Word of God, to help you vanquish the controlling spirits in your life. Let these prayers be part of your daily spiritual exercise. Standing on the Word of God causes a shaking in the spiritual realm on your behalf, because God backs His Word and watches to perform it.
Biography & Autobiography

Killing Me Softly

Author: Charles Fox

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 293

View: 114

Charles Fox has composed more than 100 motion picture and television scores, among them the themes of many iconic series, including Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Love, American Style, and Love Boat. In this memoir, Fox recounts his development as a musician, describing the cornerstone events of his musical and personal life. He reflects on the highlights of his career, working with some of the greatest names in entertainment, film, television, and records, including Jim Croce, Barry Manilow, Lena Horne, and Fred Astaire.

Mourning Has Broken

Author: Carmella B'Hahn

Publisher: Crucible Publishers (UK)

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 240

View: 541

This book is about transformation through adversity. It is for anyone feeling tested by life, especially those struggling with grief from any cause or working in the fields of healing, counselling, or bereavement. It is a book full of riveting stories from those who have broken through rather than broken down, stories that lighten the spirit and offer a collective blueprint for human potential in the face of difficulty. Author Carmella BHahn speaks from a place of deep personal experience. Her five-year-old son, Benjaya, drowned in a river in England in 1992 -- an event that subsequently became her greatest teacher. In 1997, she began a quest to determine whether those who face traumatic challenges in life have the greatest opportunity to wake up from automatic pilot and discover their innate resilience. By interviewing people who have experienced and healed from the effects of major adversity, she sought to discover what keys allow us to thrive rather than just survive. Interviewees whose healing stories appear in the book, include Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Hafsat Abiola, whose parents were both assassinated in Nigeria for fighting for democracy, Cambodian and Bosnian children of war, individuals who have faced AIDS, cancer, a car crash, a house fire, divorce, death of a child, suicide of loved ones, a fireman who worked in the heart of the rubble on September 11th in New York City, and many more. The personal stories, which represent people from different ethnicities, economic levels, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, and disabilities, take people on a voyage of discovery, inspiring new perspectives on traumatic events and offering practical keys to effective living. After each section of the book, there are questions and reflections to help readers internalize the content of the book in a real and self-revealing manner.
Fiction

My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me

Author: Kate Bernheimer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 516

The fairy tale lives again in this book of forty new stories by some of the biggest names in contemporary fiction. Neil Gaiman, “Orange” Aimee Bender, “The Color Master” Joyce Carol Oates, “Blue-bearded Lover” Michael Cunningham, “The Wild Swans” These and more than thirty other stories by Francine Prose, Kelly Link, Jim Shepard, Lydia Millet, and many other extraordinary writers make up this thrilling celebration of fairy tales—the ultimate literary costume party. Spinning houses and talking birds. Whispered secrets and borrowed hope. Here are new stories sewn from old skins, gathered by visionary editor Kate Bernheimer and inspired by everything from Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” and “The Little Match Girl” to Charles Perrault’s “Bluebeard” and “Cinderella” to the Brothers Grimm’s “Hansel and Gretel” and “Rumpelstiltskin” to fairy tales by Goethe and Calvino and from China, Japan, Vietnam, Russia, Norway, and Mexico. Fairy tales are our oldest literary tradition, and yet they chart the imaginative frontiers of the twenty-first century as powerfully as they evoke our earliest encounters with literature. This exhilarating collection restores their place in the literary canon.
Human ecology

Faith and Nature

Author: Anne Nash

Publisher: Century

ISBN:

Category: Human ecology

Page: 96

View: 660

Pets

Empty Cages

Author: Tom Regan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Pets

Page: 229

View: 186

Taking the American media to task for distorting the image of animal rights activists, the author exposes the links between animal user industries and the big media corporations while offering a shocking portrait of the treatment of animals within these industries.
Psychology

Don't Stop Now, You're Killing Me

Author: David Brandt

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 235

View: 650

Describes common examples of sadistic and masochistic behavior, explains how people develop these self-destructive tendencies, and gives advice on changing one's behavior
Business & Economics

Killing Me Softly

Author: Eddie J. Girdner

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 165

View: 606

Girdner (international relations, Bashkent U., Turkey) and Smith (English and philosophy, North Central Missouri College) examine the toxic waste industry and the economic logic behind its expansion. The authors contend that class is the main factor determining where toxic waste dumps are sited both in the U.S. and globally. The text centers around the story of how the politically marginalized people of Mercer County, Missouri successfully resisted the attempts of Amoco Waste- Tech to build a toxic landfill in their area. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR