Salvatore is only eight years old when he's sent to the Sicilian sulfur mines to work off his family's debt with the Mafia in 1888. Though the work is brutal, as he grows older, there is one bright spot-the beautiful Marianna, who also toils at the Miniera Di Zolfo. When they are teenagers, they fall in love and wed. For a time, they gain respite from the hard work and have two children, Samuel and Benedetto. But after three years, Salvatore must return to the mines; his family never sees him again. Marianna does her best to raise the boys without Salvatore, but a peasant's life in early twentieth-century Sicily is not easy. The Sicilian Experience of Mr. Benny shares the story of the early years of author J. B. Zito's grandfather, Ben. It provides historic insight into the rough existence the peasants faced, the trials with which common citizens dealt, and the desire of many to immigrate to America for a better life. The first of three volumes, The Sicilian Experience of Mr. Benny narrates the story of one family's early history that originated in Sicily, Italy.
The author concludes that all major NDE elements are within the bounds of Catholic theology. The light tunnel and friendly light beings are part of common culture, but NDE reincarnation, previous lives and "the contract" are assumed to be at odds with Catholic theology. These NDE elements are actually mislabled and misunderstood but are within the bounds of Catholic theology. NDE elements examined are: Light tunnel, Light being(s), Boundary of Heaven, Jesus, Life contract and task , Previous lives, Reincarnation, Life review, Heaven, Unconditional love, Salvation, Religion, Spiritual level (vibration of spirit), Purgatory, Hell, Distressing NDE, Ketamine induced NDE and more.
Life's challenges become more difficult with age, especially those older than 60 years of age who I'll call "seniors." These challenges include health issues, moving, getting good medical care, caregiving, and coping with various forms of stress. The chapters herein discuss these problems including personal experiences with the medical and health care systems, experiences as a caregiver, and the stress caused by all of the political conflicts and scandals as the world around us is changing at an accelerating pace. These stresses are particularly difficult for seniors. The honesty and trust of people, including government and medical personnel, lawyers, and the public in general becomes overwhelming at times when it seems that the situations are getting worse, and not being resolved. It is hoped that the information presented herein will help others when faced with similar issues.
Amongst other things, Barry V Levine is an educator, administrator, actor and writer. In this book, the reader will enjoy just a small selection of Barry's work. The pieces included in this compilation are both thought-provoking and whimsical. It includes poetry, tributes, Parsha, narratives, retrospectives and more. Each piece was hand-selected by Barry's son Matthew. This book was put together as a gift from a son to his father but in actuality, is a gift to anyone who reads it.
This is now my third short subject book (Approx. 4,472 words in length), regarding a negative publishing experience I have had on the world wide web, that I was eventually able to glean positive things from. While I have written about other similar experiences in past books, this is my first time for relating this particular one. I will not be referring to any websites by name, as I provide some details regarding my experience. There are many writers for content websites and those who are publishing their self-authored eBooks who have at-times, experienced the bad side of dealing with online business entities, just as I have. For many, this results in them putting a halt to their efforts in attempting to publish successfully because they literally feel as if they have hit a wall that hinders their ability to grow as aspiring writers. This is especially true when they have several bad experiences with e-commerce publishing companies, which can leave them with a bad impression in-general, toward businesses that are within this field. It is my opinion, that just about any negative online experience in publishing, can present positive possibilities and certainly not all publishing opportunities are potentially negative because many have great potential and are offered by highly ethical companies. With this said, it sometimes requires honest-but-shrewd thinking and a determination to move forward regardless of any setbacks that might be experienced by developing authors. Much of what I relate within the headings of this book, is in regard to a content website I previously wrote for that is actually reputable and that does display a high level of online quality. My experience with the site CEO/owner, does not necessarily detract from the aspects they have gained toward positive online presence. It does however, demonstrate the fact that authors/writers who contribute to them, are not always recognized for the essential part they may play in building and sustaining their visitor-traffic via their published articles. When content contributors recognize a downward trend in treatment from the administration of websites they enter into contract with, they should seriously consider taking some degree of action to overcome it, as an obstacle to their own growth as authors. Over time, this can make a difference within the field of content websites in-general, who should be willing to offer contracts/agreements that are reasonably beneficial to writers and treatment toward them that is reasonably fair for their hard work. Certainly content websites should also protect their own interests and should be recognized for having the authority to correct their contract contributors and to also reprimand them when it becomes necessary. If such a relationship becomes unreasonably imbalanced in the favor of either party, the slighted party should be prepared to seek resolution to the problem. In-short, I believe it is important for sincere writers to move forward from negative experiences they may have in regard to online publishing, which is the subject of this book. It is my sincere hope that the personal experience I relate within the headings that follow and the advice I add to my related experience, will offer a bit of positive inspiration to my fellow online publishers, who are simply seeking to enter into honest relationships with ethical e-commerce companies. HEADINGS: 1. My First Experience as an Editor for a High Traffic Website 2. A Misspelling in the Same Article that Granted Me Editorship 3. A Legitimate Correction Request with an Insulting Attitude 4. When Unnecessary Venting Takes Over Professional Etiquette 5. Basic Standards in Business Practice are Obvious (No Surveys Required) 6. The Apple Doesn't Fall Far from the Tree 7. The Dark Cloud with the Silver Lining 8. Things I Recommend for Aspiring Authors Considering Content Website Work
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