Blast off and brace for turbulence with this wild ride through the life of a U.S. flight attendant. With the perfect mix of informative writing, real-world examples, and beautifully written lyrical prose, Straight Guy in the Queer Skies is sure to join the short list of compulsory works for frequent fliers, travel enthusiasts, or anyone considering a career in the sky. From the flight attendant interview-not what you think-to crew juice and pill shopping in Argentina, Brian Easley walks readers through the inner-workings of the profession so cleverly that you're sure to feel as if you've already completed your first six months "on the line."
Preston Wiley is a spoiled rich kid with a boathouse and a sailing yacht. But amid the outrageous parties and fast-paced life of his senior year, he awakes into a new world of ideas and free expression and is forced to choose between the opposing viewpoints of two powerful mentors. Teachers are not supposed to have feelings and opinions. But Laird Hardin is a thirty-three-year-old ex-fighter jock who is struggling at the breaking point in his self-sacrificial roles of father, teacher, and husband. From deep within the throes of a midlife crisis, he tries to reignite his youth with drugs, prostitutes, and ultimately with the most forbidden fruit of all. Meanwhile, Gavin McBride is a former Peace Corps worker who is just settling into his first stateside teaching position. Gavin is a twenty-six-year-old anti-theist on a mission to save the world with a series of YouTube monologues that take on the government and organized religion. What Gods Would Be Theirs? is a literary novel that takes place on the northern shore of Lake Travis in a wealthy suburb of Austin, Texas. It is a fast-moving story about love, loss, the human appetite, and the search for meaning in a chaotic world.
Literary Analysis & Essay Writing Guide is an essential reference tool for anyone studying literature or writing an essay in high school or college. Whether preparing for your Advanced Placement (AP) English Literature and Composition exam or writing a paper for a graduate-level literature course, Literary Analysis & Essay Writing Guide will help you on your way.
By arranging the elements of composition and literature graphically around several wheels, teachers and students are better able to visualize how the elements of literature develop style, coherence, and meaning. Flip to the corresponding page of any element to find a detailed definition of the term, several examples, factors to consider, and additional questions to ask about how that device functions in the literature or composition at hand. The guide also contains sections for figures of speech and mechanics where the proper conventions of English are fully explained and illustrated.
The endearing tale of a Texas rancher with a flare for poetry and drama. He sees a decaying ship being used as an ornament in front of a seafood restaurant and is offended that such a relic would be condemned to that fate. So he buys the vessel and repairs it just enough for one last voyage. After assigning ranks and positions to each of the neighborhood boys (including his own son), the Captain and his rag-tag crew row the ship to the center of a small lake and give her the burial she deserves.