Dispatches from Ray s Planet

At sixteen, sitting with him in the high school cafeteria, Claire vowed to find Ray's planet. Dispatches from Ray's Planet draws on Ray and Claire's correspondence to tell the story of two siblings from two very different planets.

Author: Claire Finlayson

Publisher: Caitlin Press

ISBN: 1773860305

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As a child, Claire's big brother Ray was always bright and inquisitive, and she looked up to him. But as the two became teenagers, Ray struggled to acquire the social skills that came more easily to Claire and their friends. Claire tried to help, pointing out what he should or shouldn't have said or done. Ray insisted that he wasn't the problem--"On my planet...", he would explain, there were no social climbers, no cocktail parties, no subtle hints or subliminal messages to miss. On his planet, the telling of little white lies would be a capital offence. At sixteen, sitting with him in the high school cafeteria, Claire vowed to find Ray's "planet." After graduation, Ray took a job as a letter carrier with Canada Post, but after thirty-three years on the job he had developed plantar fasciitis, his feet so painful he couldn't walk. Instead of seeking medical help, he began leaving mail in his truck overnight--a serious dereliction of duty. He was fired, blew his appeal, and spiralled into a suicidal depression. Claire didn't know he was in trouble until he reached out to her by email. Thus began a remarkable email correspondence that pulled back the curtain on an inner life Claire couldn't have imagined. Where in-person interactions plunged him into hot water, by email, Ray's writing revealed a compassionate, funny, sad man who showed extraordinary insight into his often self-destructive way of navigating the world. Ray was fifty when Claire realized he might have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), but by then, having survived without a diagnosis his whole life, Ray was reluctant to have a label pinned on him and resisted Claire's efforts to fix him by trying, in all sincerity, to make him more like her. Dispatches From Ray's Planet draws on Ray and Claire's correspondence to tell the story of two siblings from two very different planets. There are thousands of Rays in our world, hiding in basements or holding up walls at social functions. In this collective memoir, Claire and Ray share their journey with the hope that others can also learn that we all perceive the world in different ways, and that "different" does not necessarily mean dangerous.
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Dispatches from Planet 3

The well-known constellation looks as if it is leaking cosmic rays Hemisphere's Telescope largest cosmic-ray detector, the Array situated in western Utah, began observing a relatively large number of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays ...

Author: Marcia Bartusiak

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300240580

Category: Science

Page: 288

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An award-winning science writer presents a captivating collection of cosmological essays for the armchair astronomer The galaxy, the multiverse, and the history of astronomy are explored in this engaging compilation of cosmological “tales” by multiple award†‘winning science writer Marcia Bartusiak. In thirty†‘two concise and engrossing essays, the author provides a deeper understanding of the nature of the universe and those who strive to uncover its mysteries. Bartusiak shares the back stories for many momentous astronomical discoveries, including the contributions of such pioneers as Beatrice Tinsley and her groundbreaking research in galactic evolution, and Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the scientist who first discovered radio pulsars. An endlessly fascinating collection that you can dip into in any order, these pieces will transport you to ancient Mars, when water flowed freely across its surface; to the collision of two black holes, a cosmological event that released fifty times more energy than was radiating from every star in the universe; and to the beginning of time itself.
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Planet Cancer

... Our temples ransacked but our spirits remain Open wounds expose our open hearts X-rays reveal our bones of steel! ... everything else as Soul returns to this smoldering land W H A T N o W ? Dispatches from the Planet P L A N E T.

Author: Di Heidi Adams

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762766659

Category: Health & Fitness

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Tapping the collective wisdom of the young adult cancer community Each year, nearly 70,000 young adults between 18 and 40 are diagnosed in the United States with cancer. While there are many sources of information for patients, the special concerns of this age group are rarely discussed. One remarkable exception is PlanetCancer.org. For nearly a decade, those in this “gap” age have sought out this online community for resources, networks, and support from those who have been there and done that. Planet Cancer is an honest, down-to-earth guide to living in this new world, from Diagnosis to Post-Treatment. Each chapter is informed by Planet Cancer's voice—authoritative, funny, friendly, no-nonsense. Experts address issues from all sides around bedrock “What It's Really Like” essays: deeply personal, unflinching, and often hilarious pieces written by people who actually experienced on Planet Cancer things like banking sperm, adopting a child, or undergoing brain radiation. The book, enlivened with quotes and real-life stories from Planet Cancer members, gives the uninitiated a sense of community and removes some of the mystery and fear of the unknown. Planet Cancer is now a LIVESTRONG initiative.
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Lonely Planet Canada s Best Trips

Ray has been travel writing for nearly two decades, bringing Japan, Korea, Mexico, Tanzania, Guatemala, Indonesia, and many parts of the United States to life in rich detail for top-industry publishers, newspapers, and magazines.

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781838690182

Category: Travel

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Discover the freedom of the open road with Lonely Planet's Canada's Best Trips. Featuring amazing road trips, plus up-to-date advice on the destinations you'll visit along the way. Tour the Sea to Sky Highway, the country's stunning coastline and the Cabot Trail- all with your trusted travel companion.
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Lonely Planet New York the Mid Atlantic

Lonely Planet, Amy C Balfour, Ray Bartlett, Michael Grosberg, Adam Karlin, Brian Kluepfel, Virginia Maxwell, Simon Richmond, ... He has sent dispatches from every continent barring Antarctica (one day!) and his essays and articles have ...

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781788685429

Category: Travel

Page: 839

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Lonely Planet’s New York & the Mid Atlantic is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Watch the world go by in New York’s Central Park, hop between grand sights and museums in Washington DC’s National Mall, and explore postcard-perfect Pennsylvania Dutch Country – all with your trusted travel companion.
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Lonely Planet Eastern USA

Lonely Planet, Trisha Ping, Mark Baker, Amy C Balfour, Ray Bartlett, Gregor Clark, Adam Karlin, Brian Kluepfel, Vesna Maric, Virginia Maxwell, Kevin Raub, ... He has sent dispatches from every continent barring Antarctica (one day!) and ...

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781838690151

Category: Travel

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Lonely Planet's Eastern USA is your most up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the Florida Keys, hit the streets of New York City and watch leaves change color in New England- all with your trusted travel companion.
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Lonely Planet USA

Lonely Planet, Benedict Walker, Kate Armstrong, Brett Atkinson, Carolyn Bain, Amy C Balfour, Ray Bartlett, ... Monitors flicker through the latest video dispatches from cult pop and electronic acts, while DJs take the dance ...

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781787019515

Category: Travel

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Lonely Planet USA is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gaze into the mile-deep chasm of the Grand Canyon, hang 10 on an iconic Hawaiian wave, or let sultry southern music and food stir your soul; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the USA and begin your journey now!
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Dispatches From the Sofa

1 can learn mare from watching Fur/Jidden Planet than 1 ever did from someone shouting small talk at me in a fashionable bar. I've given up cool for cosy. ... And get me a coffin with Blu-ray. ... DISPATCHES FROM THE SOFA 279.

Author: Frank Skinner

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446493861

Category: Humor

Page: 336

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A collection of Frank Skinner's most brilliant, biting, gut-bustingly funny columns for The Times. For several years, legendary comedian Frank Skinner wrote a weekly column for The Times. Without fail, he sat down and wracked his brain to think of something to write 900 words about, frequently giving up and writing about football instead. Dispatches from the Sofa is the brilliant result. Pondering such random topics as the potential demise of Margaret Thatcher, the love-hate relationship with your football club, the banking crisis and the evil phenomenon of Jedward, this is wit and wisdom, and a fine sense of the absurd, all rolled into one.
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Renegade Planet

Then of course we had to toast the new Home Planet of the Anunnaki in the Constellation Zeta Reticuli 2. We knew from the dispatches received in the Great Pyramid on a periodic basis that things were going well there.

Author: Caleb Levi

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465381279

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

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I present this work as a novel, a work of fiction...even though I myself believe it to be more truthful than any other version of our ancient history. Conceptually, the novel attempts to trace Earth's history in the very broadest of ranges from its beginnings up until about 1500 B.C. That history is seen through the eyes of extraterrestrials, who have had a close connection with Earth from its beginnings. The overall view is taken in the first place from the research and writings of Zecharia Sitchin. He has done the basic spadework and interpretation on ancient Sumer, whose clay tablets all too clearly reveal the presence of extraterrestrials who call themselves the Anunnaki. My own research has taken me down a path that seems strange even to me. I have come across a pair of ancient documents that taken together seem to lead to a sensational conclusion. I have used my imagination and these two documents to fabricate a story that I hope embraces an essential truth...a truth about human history that will, if accepted, shake orthodox concepts to their very foundations. It might be inferred that what I have done is blend my knowledge of the Anunnaki and the Holy Bible of orthodox Christianity. In such an amalgamated view, Jehovah is viewed not as an omnipotent creator of the universe, but rather as the extraterrestrial that I believe he was. Pulling no punches and stating it as blatantly as I can, the portrait that emerges of Jehovah is not a sympathetic one. It may seem that I have given him motivation which explains his biblical actions but does not justify them. Also his sudden disappearance from human history may seem explained in my novel. And yet, in the final analysis, the truth is that I have done nothing. It is the two ancient documents themselves that orchestrate everything written in what I have chosen to call a novel. So in all honesty I must list myself not as author, but as editor. That, I think, puts things in their truest perspective. I understand this book is bound to cause at the very least controversy. Orthodox religions may even condemn it as blasphemous. But for me it is the closest approximation I have to truth. -- Caleb Levi
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