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Volume One: Offbeat Essays Exploring the Irony in the Ordinary
This is the first book in the Kindle series, Happy Accidents, Collected Essays of David Boyne. Other... read more
“"Sometimes we get what we want.""Sometimes, I think about why we suffer, and why we tell stories, and why we get tattoos.""Bumper stickers are smugly moralistic and self-absorbed. I could be wrong, but I suspect an American must be responsible. Possibly an Australian. But I cannot imagine anyone in Peru or Japan or Finland being the first to think, "Hey! I can print a terse message on opaque weather-resistant material with an adhesive backing then slap it on the bumper of my car and Shout My Truth® and Values™ to the World!""Voldemort is a Republican""Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.""I love Happy Accidents. A single Happy Accident has the rejuvenating power to keep me going for days, for weeks, and, at least 7 times in my Life, a single Happy Accident has kept me going for years. I live for Happy Accidents.""Watch me. Do what I do."”
When science discovers the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to find they are not it. — Bernard BailyHighlighted by 5 Kindle customers
Philo of Alexandria, and he said— 'Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.'Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
'What do I do? I spend most of my time falling apart and putting myself back together.'Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
Consider the health care dealers. A Citizen goes to a doctor expecting dialogue, consultation, expertise, education and a participatory relationship. (Most doctors consider Citizens to be a real pain in the ass.)Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, 'You're tearing up the grass!' 'We're not raising grass,' Dad would reply. 'We're raising boys.”—Harmon KillebrewHighlighted by 3 Kindle customers
Introduction, by Patty Kadel
Every Obituary is a First Novel
Hurry Up and Wait
Mean People Suck!
Memoirs of a Failed Step-Father:
Dancing in the Streets
Black Teeth and Bubonic Plague
Plein Air Peeing
Shall We Dance?
About the Author