Just an Ordinary Day

Mallie went home after dinner without saying any more about the dress. When we were sitting in the living room Mother said to Dottie, 'Dear, please don't worry about the dress. I think Mallie really thought she was helping, ...

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241257956

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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A remarkable collection of dark, funny and haunting short stories from the inimitable author of 'The Lottery'. An anxious devil, an elderly writer of poison pen letters and a mid-century Jack the Ripper; a pursuit though a nightmarish city, a small boy's thrilling train ride with a female thief, and a town where the possibility of evil lurks behind perfect rose bushes. This is the world of Shirley Jackson, by turns frightening, funny, strange and unforgettably revealed in this brilliant collection of short stories. 'Jackson at her best: plumbing the extraordinary from the depths of mid-twentieth-century common. [Just an Ordinary Day] is a gift to a new generation' - San Francisco Chronicle 'For Jackson devotees, as well as first-time readers, this is a feast ... A virtuoso collection' - Publishers Weekly

Directions how to Spend Every Ordinary Day to God

Some Serious Reflections on Death, and the Uncertainty of Time Christian Society for Promoting Religion and Piety among the Poor (Leeds, England). DIRECTIONS lo How to spend every Ordinary Day to God , REMARKABLE DEATHS OF TWO YOUNG MEN ...

Author: Christian Society for Promoting Religion and Piety among the Poor (Leeds, England)



Category: Future life

Page: 12

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An Extraordinary Year of Ordinary Days

But I'm fairly focused, and by 4:30 on an ordinary day, the book is fifteen hundred new words to the good, and I'm moderately happy with the work. january 24 Bill is back from the vet with the news: Cushing's, definitely. Not good.

Author: Susan Wittig Albert

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292784384

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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From Eudora Welty's memoir of childhood to May Sarton's reflections on her seventieth year, writers' journals offer an irresistible opportunity to join a creative thinker in musing on the events—whether in daily life or on a global scale—that shape our lives. In An Extraordinary Year of Ordinary Days, best-selling mystery novelist Susan Wittig Albert invites us to revisit one of the most tumultuous years in recent memory, 2008, through the lens of 365 ordinary days in which her reading, writing, and thinking about issues in the wider world—from wars and economic recession to climate change—caused her to reconsider and reshape daily practices in her personal life. Albert's journal provides an engaging account of how the business of being a successful working writer blends with her rural life in the Texas Hill Country and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico. As her eclectic daily reading ranges across topics from economics, food production, and oil and energy policy to poetry, place, and the writing life, Albert becomes increasingly concerned about the natural world and the threats facing it, especially climate change and resource depletion. Asking herself, "What does it mean? And what ought I do about it?", she determines practical steps to take, such as growing more food in her garden, and also helps us as readers make sense of these issues and consider what our own responses might be.

No Ordinary Day

“You are on an adventure.” “I'm scared.” “If you were not scared, you would be having just an ordinary day.” That got through to me. I knew what an ordinary day was like. I did not want to go back to that. Then it was like I could see a ...

Author: Deborah Ellis

Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd

ISBN: 155498176X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 162

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Shortlisted for the SYRCA 2013 Diamond Willow Award, selected as an American Library Association 2012 Notable Children's Book, a Booklist Editors' Choice, nominated for the OLA Golden Oak Tree Award, and a finalist for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards: Young Adult/Middle Reader Award, the Governor General's Literary Awards: Children's Text and the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award There's not much that upsets young Valli. Even though her days are spent picking coal and fighting with her cousins, life in the coal town of Jharia, India, is the only life she knows. The only sight that fills her with terror are the monsters who live on the other side of the train tracks -- the lepers. Valli and the other children throw stones at them. No matter how hard her life is, she tells herself, at least she will never be one of them. Then she discovers that she is not living with family after all, that her "aunt" was a stranger who was paid money to take Valli off her own family's hands. She decides to leave Jharia ... and so begins a series of adventures that takes her to Kolkata, the city of the gods. It's not so bad. Valli finds that she really doesn't need much to live. She can "borrow" the things she needs and then pass them on to people who need them more than she does. It helps that though her bare feet become raw wounds as she makes her way around the city, she somehow feels no pain. But when she happens to meet a doctor on the ghats by the river, Valli learns that she has leprosy. Despite being given a chance to receive medical care, she cannot bear the thought that she is one of those monsters she has always feared, and she flees, to an uncertain life on the street. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions). CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.3 Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact). CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.6 Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.

Just an Ordinary Day

A collection of previously unpublished stories by the late author ranges from her college writings to the chilling tales she wrote before her death

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher: Bantam


Category: Fiction

Page: 388

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A collection of previously unpublished stories by the late author ranges from her college writings to the chilling tales she wrote before her death

The Extraordinary Tale Of An Ordinary Boy

All the way to school he was speaking to every animal he could see, giving them all cheery waves and a friendly ... He had a very ordinary day that day except that he kept drifting into a daydream about the old patch of fence at the end ...

Author: Stuart Paton

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467009881

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

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Freddy Bloomenberg is a very ordinary boy but when he discovers a hidden entrance to a mysterious land at the bottom of his own garden then the most extraordinary tale begins. Follow Freddy as he meets new friends, fights new enemies and most importantly as he discovers a land more extraordinary than his wildest dreams.

Out of the Ordinary

But she nonetheless starkly disagreed with Orwell and colleagues as to what such an ordinary day might look like. She had no time for the notion that there is some kind of communal harmony underlying everyday life just waiting to be ...

Author: Marc Stears

Publisher: Belknap Press

ISBN: 0674743873

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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From the end of WWI to the 1950s, a group of British writers and artists including George Orwell, Barbara Jones, and Dylan Thomas forged a politics that resisted the empty idealism of their age. Celebrating the wisdom and pragmatism of ordinary life, they offered a remedy for the destructive polarization that afflicts us again today.

An Ordinary Dude s Guide to Meditation

But maybe one day, after you've been exercising on a regular basis, one of your co-workers mentions how much stronger and leaner you look. ... Imagine it's an ordinary day and you're stuck in traffic after work.

Author: John Weiler

Publisher: John Weiler


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 103

View: 718

There are hundreds of meditation books out there. Many written by monks, and some written by hippies and spiritual gurus. But how many of these books are written by an ordinary dude? Someone who is just like you: someone who has a day job, whose preferred outfit is jeans and a t-shirt, and enjoys knocking back a few beers on Friday night? I'm as ordinary as they come. The only difference...I've been meditating for over 13 years. And I want to show you how you can meditate too—in a straightforward language that any ordinary dude or dudette can understand. Over a decade of practice, meditation has transformed my life, bringing more peace, calm and clarity into it than I could have ever imagined when I started at the age of 19. And now, I want to share how meditation can do the same for you.