"Life On A Magic Carpet", the adventures of a Southern girl in the 1940's in New York City and in the South Pacific on tour as a dancer with the USO. On the surface, this collection of letters presents itself as a journal of experiences, but is more than that. What this really reveals is a wonderful mother/daughter friendship, and the need to share all the big and little moments of the day in frequent letters home. Summer in New York was spent auditioning for a job as a dancer and getting the USO job. The adventure begins with the summer auditions and classes, and a July visit from Mother.
On the surface, this collection of letters presents itself as a journal of experiences, but is more than that.
Author: Doris Lee Davis Pritchett
Category: Literary Collections
Magic Carpet Flying traces psychologist Pamela Ryan’s journey through her life’s adventures, from the rapture of achievement to the personal anguish of loss. Drawing on childhood lessons in rural Australia and later work in the Australian outback, Africa, Asia, and other parts of the world where she travelled to help others tackle the darkness of mental illness, suicide, and large-scale tragedy arising from terrorist attacks and natural disasters, Ryan reveals how she not only survived trauma but turned her journey into a "magic carpet ride." Exploring what it is to "live truth," to "make ourselves up as we go along," to aim for the stars, and to become the "pilot in command" of our own destiny, Pamela Ryan’s unforgettable journey in Magic Carpet Flying reveals what it means to be fully alive.
Magic Carpet Flying traces psychologist Pamela Ryan’s journey through her life’s adventures, from the rapture of achievement to the personal anguish of loss.
Author: Pamela Ryan
Category: Biography & Autobiography
From humble beginnings in wartime Peckham, where his first memories are of being carried down into the air-raid shelter by his mother, Phil Harris would go on to transform his father's market stall into Britain's biggest carpet retail chain, himself becoming one of the richest people in the country, a member of the House of Lords and a passionate supporter of charitable causes. An extraordinary retailer, largely instinctive with an exceptional feel for what the customer wanted, Harris and his astonishing business career, with its ups and downs, are the central themes to the book. Today he is as well-known for his charitable work. Severely dyslexic himself, with Tony Blair's personal support Lord Harris created the first academy school in London. There are now thirty-five Harris Academy schools, and it was David Cameron's relationship with Lord Harris that persuaded the former PM to espouse the academy school so enthusiastically. These, then, are the fascinating memoirs of one of the country's greatest entrepreneurs and philanthropists.
An extraordinary retailer, largely instinctive with an exceptional feel for what the customer wanted, Harris and his astonishing business career, with its ups and downs, are the central themes to the book.
Author: Phil Harris
The Magic Carpet is a collection of poems written by two friends over the last 4 years. This will prove to be your perfect companion while on a journey, adding color to your travel. This will also give you great company when you want to introspect, when you want to enjoy life’s little joys, or when you want to get back to enjoying life when you are in the middle of a lot of serious things happening around you. There is the vivid description of the coolness and joy brought by the ‘Kerala Monsoon’, there is a lot to laugh about in ‘A Neighbour’s Dog’, ‘Cat’astrophe, we have shared our ideas on God in ‘Praise the Lord’, ‘Who is God?’ and ‘The God Inside’; there is philosophy in ‘The Puppet Show’; there are beautiful ideas laid out in ‘My Favourite Things’ and ‘Hilarious Hues of Humans’. ‘My Motherland’ will appeal to the patriot within you and ‘Perhaps’ will make you think if poverty is robbing our nation of bringing out the talent hidden in many of her sons and daughters!! Get on the Magic Carpet and join us on this exciting journey!!
The Magic Carpet is a collection of poems written by two friends over the last 4 years.
Publisher: Notion Press
An autobiography of the longest career in Hollywood "When Micky offers a ride on his personal magic carpet of films, I'd say that it's definitely a ride worth taking. He's seen cinema unfold from its humble beginnings and I can hardly imagine a better tour guide through the storied history of movie magic." - George Lucas "Micky Moore was always more than a second unit director. He was a movie maker with an historic perspective and deep respect for American film." - Steven Spielberg From his introduction: A ride on a magic carpet is a wonderful thing. It allows you to see the past, the present and takes you into the future. It can give you new perspectives, offer up lessons and provide you with wild adventures. A magic carpet can give you a passport to almost anywhere and so it is with my magic carpet of films. My journey started when I was eighteen months old, in 1916, and continues right up into the 21st Century. It has made it possible for me to meet and work with people from all walks of the motion picture industry. It has taken me to many wonderful places around the globe. It has provided me with a career that extends from the silent days of films, called flicks, to the present era of blockbusters and high tech special effects movies. During this time, I have seen the silent films become talkies and talkies give way to surround-sound. I have seen picture shows go from black and white to color, from ten minute one-reelers to three-hour epics. I have seen film change from celluloid to digital and cameras go from hand-cranked to computerized. I have seen movies presented on a single screen enhanced by organ music give way to multiplexes and home theaters with THX. I have seen movies stars' careers rise and fall and the emphasis on celebrities in our culture. I have seen directors become as famous as their leading actors. I have seen the cost of a movie ticket go from 5 cents to over $10 and box office grosses now reported in the news along with the weather report. A lot has changed in the motion picture industry during my lifetime-good and bad-but one thing remained constant, my love of what I have done. Perhaps it was my destiny, a combination of fate and timing, an early start in the business and my adventurous attitude, that gave me an opportunity to work with some of the most talented individuals in the business and kept me an active part of the industry for so many years. But how do I share with you my story that spans nine decades? Perhaps, to keep things in perspective, let's go back in time on my magic carpet to the beginning.
I gained interesting insights into my life and career. I realized how fortunate I was
to have the opportunities and the timing that seemed to propel me forever forward
and upward. In reviewing my filmography, I could not help but be struck by how ...
Author: Micky Moore
Publisher: BearManor Media
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Reproduction of the Vol. 3, No. 2 (Jan. 1934) issue of Magic carpet magazine, including advertising pages.
Like Tou Dae, he felt, wildly, that nothing else in life was of any importance
compared to the love of this starry and vivid beauty. And he had it, and Tou Dae
hadn't. . . . He was her first love. She had never been permitted to so much as
look at ...
Author: Robert E. Howard
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Lucy Silchester keeps receiving this strange appointment card and sweeping its gold embossed envelope under the rug. Literally. She busies herself with a job she doesn't like, helping out friends, fixing her car, feeding her cat, and devoting her time to her family’s dramas. But Lucy is about to find out that this is one appointment she can’t miss, when Life shows up at her door, in the form of a sloppy but determined man. Life follows her everywhere – from the office, to the bar, and to her bedroom – and Lucy learns that some of the choices she has made and the stories she has told aren’t what they seem. Now her half-truths are about to be revealed, unless Lucy tells the truth about what really matters to her. The Time of My Life is another warm, thought-provoking novel from Cecelia Ahern, internationally bestselling author of P.S. I Love You.
My carpets very much needed to be cleaned. “Well, can I recommend Magic
Carpet Cleaners,” she said brightly, as though suddenly jumping to commercial
hour. “My husband”—ma husbaand— “is a devil for shining his boots in the living
Author: Cecelia Ahern
Publisher: Harper Collins
"Ruby's mouth was open in a silent scream. She gripped the carpet tightly as it climbed higher and higher. Panic rose like a lump in her throat." Ruby Rosemount is flying! A magic carpet (with attitude) is about to take her on the adventure of her life to a magical oasis. Here genies, wicked villains, sand sprites, spells and dungeons will test all of her powers - including the ones she still doesn't know she has.
"Ruby's mouth was open in a silent scream.
Author: Jodie Brownlee
Category: Australian fiction
Reproduction of the Vol. 3, No. 3 (July 1933) issue of Magic carpet magazine, including advertising pages.
From each stroke of life that felled him, he rose fiercer and more unrelenting. He
had not found existence easier in his long drift East which led him into the service
of Sir William de Montserrat, seneschal of a castle on the frontier beyond Jordan
Author: John Gregory Betancourt
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
This is a story written by a pilot who followed his father into commercial aviation. It is, on one hand, the biography of a professional pilot and, on other levels, provides us with insight into the mental disciplines necessary to follow such a career path. The story begins with a description of his life as a kid in rural New Jersey and follows him from his first flight to his last, some fifty years latter.As each passage of life ends, a new begins. The author provides us with an understanding of what it means to be a professional aviator and what he has learned along the way about his profession and about life. We see him grow as a person and as a pilot. We see the world through his eyes and gain an appreciation of his accumulated experiences both funny and those no so.Anyone who has spent years looking down on the world most certainly develops a different view of things than those who meander along the surface. This is certainly true of the author who provides the reader with a sense of his understanding along the way.
CHAPTER 2 “One can get a proper insight into the practice of flying only by
actual flying experiments. . . . The manner in which we ... It was an aluminum
magic carpet speeding through the night into the new dawn. We would land just
at first ...
Author: Robert Firth
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Get inspired to unleash your full potential and enjoy a life of wealth and abundance with this story collection from the creator of WildWealthy.com. Have you been searching for ways to live a truly fulfilling life? Do you want more happiness, wealth, good health and joy? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, then Living an Abundant Life will provide you with the answers you seek to living a truly amazing life! In this book you will learn some of the best kept secrets on how to enrich your life beyond your wildest dreams from some of the greatest international leaders and teachers in today’s world, including Neale Donald Walsch, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. Inside you will discover. . . . Why your attitude is the essence of your ultimate success Stop sabotaging yourself and get what you desire How to transform your life despite your current circumstances How to find your own definition of abundance even through adversity And more! If you want more out of life, love, and the world around you, then Living an Abundant Life is the life guide you’ve been waiting for.
Once you have entered into your inner realization, the magic of abundance
begins. ... the knowledge of how to call upon the genie to grant his wishes to
transform his life, plus how to use the magic carpet to transport him into a different
Author: Sandy Forster
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
JALLEZ RESUMES HIS JOURNAL : THE GENERAL FLATNESS OF LIFE . MORE
LIGHT ON THE MAGIC CARPET I rather think that “ diary - keeping " with me is
like malaria . For long periods it remains latent . My relapses are widely spaced ...
Author: Jules Romains
Praise for Life on the Brink: ..". an achingly raw memoir that balances existential quandaries with a healthy sense of humor." - Eric, Editor Have you ever wondered why we're here or what it's all for? Do you sometimes get so caught up in your thoughts that you forget that they aren't real and only exist in your head? What if you could change your perspective and view the events in your life as happening for you, rather than to you? Do you think this could change your reaction? Could it then also have a positive impact on your overall outlook and how you view each day? Life on the Brink is a book of memories and reflections, told with the author's charismatic and hilarious take on growing up, raising a family and facing life's many challenges. This book will help you laugh a lot, cry a bit, and slow down long enough to think. You might even end up a little more hopeful and believe the journey to discovery is worth the struggle.
As Steppenwolf says in their song, Magic Carpet Ride: Well, you don't know what
we can find Why don't you come with me little girl On a magic carpet ride You don
't know what we can see Why don't you tell your dreams to me Fantasy will set ...
Author: Andrew Stephenson
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The candid and highly entertaining autobiography of one of the UK's most popular TV presenters Eamonn Holmes is one of the most popular TV presenters in the UK. For twelve years he was the main anchor at GMTV drawing daily audiences of six million viewers. His humour, easy presenting style and ability to think on his feet have earned him not only millions of fans but several industry awards. But success has come at a cost... Both Eamonn's TV career and his life have been roller coasters of highs and lows. At the age of 21 Eamonn became the youngest ever anchorman in Irish television but when his show was axed, he faced an uncertain future. No home, no job and mounting debts prompted crippling panic attacks. And when his beloved father died, Eamonn made a clean break and decided to take a job on a brand new morning show, GMTV. The rest is history. From having a gun held to his head in Belfast to the breakdown of his marriage; from the TV guests he has loved and loathed to the rows with co-presenter Anthea Turner and his burning ambition to make it as a TV presenter, Eamonn reveals the highs and lows of his life as he has never done before.
I have no interest in DIY whatsoever and I strongly believe wherever possible you
should do what you do well in life and ... It was called the Magic Carpet and
emblazoned along the side of the van was a genie riding through the sky on a
Author: Eamonn Holmes
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A selection of twenty tales and myths, chosen because the Mississippi artist had designed the linoleum block prints used here for them years before.
Puss in Boots certain miller , it is said , an old man who had come to the time of
life when the accounts are balanced , called to his bedside his two sons . " I have
been sent for to pay the debt we all owe nature , " said the miller " and believe me
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
This volume of selected poems spans five decades and includes narrative poems, playful poems, mythological poems, poems about poems, poems paired with sculpture, poems paired with drawings, and haiku.
You, beautiful as a fairy tale prince, man-boy at forty beginning the central quest
even now in your own dark woods, Dantean, deep in the middle of the middle of
your life, wandering far from your origins, still far also from your circling back, only
Author: River Mary Malcolm
Millions of users have taken up residence in virtual worlds, and in those worlds they find opportunities to revisit and rewrite their religious lives. Robert M. Geraci argues that virtual worlds and video games have become a locus for the satisfaction of religious needs, providing many users with devoted communities, opportunities for ethical reflection, a meaningful experience of history and human activity, and a sense of transcendence. Using interviews, surveys, and his own first-hand experience within the virtual worlds, Geraci shows how World of Warcraft and Second Life provide participants with the opportunity to rethink what it means to be religious in the contemporary world. Not all participants use virtual worlds for religious purposes, but many online residents use them to rearrange or replace religious practice as designers and users collaborate in the production of a new spiritual marketplace. Using World of Warcraft and Second Life as case studies, this book shows that many residents now use virtual worlds to re-imagine their traditions and work to restore them to "authentic" sanctity, or else replace religious institutions with virtual communities that provide meaning and purpose to human life. For some online residents, virtual worlds are even keys to a post-human future where technology can help us transcend mortal life. Geraci argues that World of Warcraft and Second Life are "virtually sacred" because they do religious work. They often do such work without regard for-and frequently in conflict with-traditional religious institutions and practices; ultimately they participate in our sacred landscape as outsiders, competitors, and collaborators.
expression of Second Life religion, of the potential it has to reconfigure traditional
authority structures while also offering ... Echoing the covenant, the magic carpet
ride announced: “As an outstanding example of the dialogue between different ...
Author: Robert M. Geraci
Publisher: Oxford University Press
tan ' s carpet , that conveyed him wherever he wished - in fact , the invisible cap ,
the sword that could cut through stone ... Yes , thought I , there , up in that balcony
, that oleander bush in the red oiljar rests on the magic carpet , that , when the ...
Author: Walter Thornbury
In this enlightening look at J.K. Rowling's phenomenal bestsellers, a Christian minister illuminates the powerful, positive message Harry Potter and his magical world bring to readers of all ages. Potter fever has swept the world and shows no signs of abating. The books and the recent movie have attracted millions of followers and fans, all of them eagerly awaiting the next installments. Along with the widespread enjoyment and appreciation of Harry Potter and his friendships, however, criticism of the series has also emerged. The opposition has focused on two issues; the darkness of the novels and their apparent endorsement of witchcraft and the occult. In A Charmed Life, Francis Bridger, a theologian and pastor, argues that far from promoting the dark arts, the Potter books are firmly based in Christian values, and offer valuable insights into our characters, our relationships, our priorities, and our spirituality. Taking readers on an entertaining tour of Potterworld, Bridger shows that each adventure presents new ways of expressing and exploring key spiritual issues, from the meaning of justice, to the need to confront fears, to the debilitating effects of evil. As Harry and his friends deal with one another, face their enemies, cope with their variously dysfunctional families, and experience the common problems of growing up, Bridger demonstrates, it is their intrinsic human goodness, love, and friendship--not wizardry or magic--that allows them to triumph over evil.
The idea of the flying broomstick or magic carpet, for example, predates by
centuries the first, twelve-second-long, 120-foot powered flight by Orville Wright
in December 1903. But without that vision, nurtured by literature, it is doubtful that
Author: Francis Bridger
Category: Literary Criticism
A little cowboy's creativity allows him to mix his daily life with imaginary adventures.
50 Canada ) “ Whether it was summer , winter , spring , or fall , the cowboy led a
very special life . . . and he was happy ! ... On lazy days , his bedroom rug
becomes a magic carpet that transports him to an exotic world of genies and
castles in ...
Author: Joan Walsh Anglund
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction