On the front was the tagline, “It's not just a job ... it's an adventure!” The flashy brochure was ... He could go on an “adventure.” He wasn't aware of any naval bases near ski areas, but it didn't involve rent, jobs, or college.
“It’s not just a job ... it’s an adventure!” is the recruiting slogan of the US Navy in the mid-1970’s, at the end of Vietnam. Americans have been told the war in Southeast Asia is over. Seaman Matthew Bertram, expecting a Navy enlistment of travel and adventure discovers that the war is not yet over. When he finds himself on charges for diving into Subic Bay to save his Chief’s dentures, he discovers that the life of Navy adventure will take a sudden and catastrophic turn as he takes on a mission that will change his life forever. Writer Mark David Albertson brings the US Navy of the mid-70’s to colorful life, exploring the world of a young sailor intent on finding adventure. Along with the fun of exploring new places, Mark paints a portrait of what it was like to be a sailor during this unusual time in history. His remarkable knack of telling a good sea story will leave readers laughing, crying, and on the edge of their seats as Mark’s character experiences an adventure he never knew was coming.
Release on 2020-11-06 | by Donald W. Marcari
The young Master-at-Arms just looked at me. Guess you can't have a sense of humor and work here. The Navy, it's not just a Job; it's an Adventure! Guess the recruiters didn't tell him ... It wasn't a question. “We'll bring him right in.
Conduct Unbecoming is a military courtroom drama. Commander Mike DeMarco, the Navy's most successful criminal defense attorney, is fed up with the bureaucracy and contemplates retirement. However, he takes one last case for a young sailor, Joshua Miller, who is charged with the murder of a marine war hero and is facing the death penalty. The evidence is largely circumstantial, yet Miller, for some reason, refuses to cooperate in his own defense. DeMarco presses on believing he can win an
Release on 2000-07 | by Gordan Runyan
It's not just a job . ... Those recruiting commercials never showed guys doing the tedious parts of their jobs . Like RAM inventories . But then , it wasn't adventure that had made him join , so that was all right with him .
I, for one, wasn't going to say anything. I had learned my lesson. The navy's slogan is “It's not just a job. It's an adventure.” I quickly learned that being called shithead and fuckface was simply part of the job, and the adventure ...
Life is full of trials and adversity and such trials and adversity often poses a challenge for a person at times when that person least expects it. Byron Smith began experiencing some of life’s trials and adversity prior to his high school graduation which was supposed to be a time a triumph. As a teenager he found himself embattled against adults who were supposed to be mentors and role models in his life. Little did Byron know that the unjust encounter was the first of several encounters to come. Early on Byron responded angrily to adversity but then he began to find solace in an unlikely source, music. He used music to help himself cope and navigate through trying times. After completing college Byron embraced the concept of dealing with adversity with intelligence, tact, and diplomacy. In his story he details how he prescribes certain songs for himself when he needs comforting. He also shares his observations of how music has a different affect on today’s youth because they are not listening to prescription music but are bombarding their ears and brain cells with poisonous music that desensitizes them and diminishes their desire to use intelligence, tact, and diplomacy to battle adversity.
Release on 2014-03-26 | by Dave Edlund
Wow, it's been a long time since we last spoke! ... I just wasn't ready to commit to the demands of the curriculum, and the thought of seven or more years in school plus ... You know the slogan: It's not just a job; it's an adventure.
"This book is fast-paced and lively, reminiscent of a Tom Clancy thriller." - The US Review of Books In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, author Dave Edlund brings readers face to face with the promise of energy independence... and its true cost. As one by one the world’s leading alternative energy researchers are assassinated, Peter Savage and his friend Jim Nicolaou race against the clock to preserve the secret that promises to change the landscape of the world... or start a global war. Described as "taut, "heart-thumping" and "with spot-on science," Dave Edlund shows us theoretical abiogenic oil production and, more importantly, the terrifying array of unintended consequences that accompany the belief that energy independence can be realized. Crossing Savage won the Ben Franklin Silver Medal for Popular Fiction, and was a finalist in the INDIEFAB awards. "The military scenes could not have been better written if Tom Clancy wrote them himself." - Stephen Martino, author of The New Reality. Praise for Dave Edlund's Peter Savage Novels "I would follow Peter Savage into any firefight." -James Rollins,New York Times bestseller of The Demon Crown "Edlund is right at home with his bestselling brethren, Brad Thor and Brad Taylor." - Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author of the Caitlin Strong series "Required reading for any thriller aficionado" –Steve Berry, New York Times and #1 international bestselling author "Action on almost every page" -Foreword Reviews "Plenty of heart-racing action" -San Francisco Book Review Read the whole series! • Crossing Savage - Book 1 • Relentless Savage - Book 2 • Deadly Savage - Book 3 • Hunting Savage - Book 4 • Guarding Savage - Book 5 • Lethal Savage - Book 6
The Way of the Wall Street Warrior
Release on 2021-11-09 | by Dave Liu
That's almost 1000 mg of caffeine a day, or just 200 mg shy of what the FDA says can cause seizures. ... given to firms that sell Liu811909_c08.indd 68 02-09-2021 08:13:18 68 CHAPTER 8 Your Career Isn't Just a Job; It's an Adventure.
A Wall Street Insider's Guide to getting ahead in any highly competitive industry "Dave learned how to win in investment banking the hard way. Now he is able to share tools that make it easier for budding bankers and other professionals to succeed." —Frank Baxter, Former CEO of Jefferies and U.S. Ambassador to Uruguay "A must-read for anyone starting their career in Corporate America. Dave's book shares witty and valuable insights that would take a lifetime to learn otherwise. I highly recommend that anyone interested in advancing their career read this book." —Harry Nelis, Partner of Accel and former Goldman Sachs banker In The Way of the Wall Street Warrior, 25-year veteran investment banker and finance professional, Dave Liu, delivers a humorous and irreverent insider’s guide to thriving on Wall Street or Main Street. Liu offers hilarious and insightful advice on everything from landing an interview to self-promotion to getting paid. In this book, you’ll discover: How to get that job you always wanted Why career longevity and “success” comes from doing the least amount of work for the most pay How mastering cognitive biases and understanding human nature can help you win the rat race How to make people think you’re the smartest person in the room without actually being the smartest person in the room How to make sure you do everything in your power to get paid well (or at least not get screwed too badly) How to turn any weakness or liability into an asset to further your career
Morning by Morning
Release on 2003-02-18 | by Paula Penn-Nabrit
Home schooling reminds me of that old commercial for the Navy, “It's not just a job—it's an adventure!” When I think of adventure, I think . . . exciting, unusual, bold, and maybe risky—something with an unpredictable outcome.
Home schooling has long been regarded as a last resort, particularly by African-American families. But in this inspirational and practical memoir, Paula Penn-Nabrit shares her intimate experiences of home-schooling her three sons, Charles, Damon, and Evan. Paula and her husband, C. Madison, decided to home-school their children after racial incidents at public and private schools led them to the conclusion that the traditional educational system would be damaging to their sons’ self-esteem. This decision was especially poignant for the Nabrit family because C. Madison’s uncle was the famed civil rights attorney James Nabrit, who, with Thurgood Marshall, had argued Brown v. Board of Education before the U.S. Supreme Court; to other members of their family, it seemed as if Paula and C. Madison were turning their backs on a rich educational legacy. But ultimately, Paula and C. Madison felt that they knew what was best for their sons. So in 1991—when Evan was nine and twins Charles and Damon were eleven—the children were withdrawn from the exclusive country day school they’d been attending. In Morning by Morning, Paula Penn-Nabrit discusses her family’s emotional transition to home schooling and shares the nuts and bolts of the boys’ educational experience. She explains how she and her husband developed a curriculum, provided adequate exposure to the arts as well as quiet time for reflection and meditation, initiated quality opportunities for volunteerism, and sought out athletic activities for their sons. At the end of each chapter, she offers advice on how readers can incorporate some of the steps her family took—even if they aren’t able to home-school; plus, there’s a website resource guide at the end of the book. Charles and Damon were eventually admitted to Princeton, and Evan attended Amherst College. But Morning by Morning is frank about the challenges the boys faced in their transition from home schooling to the college experience, and Penn-Nabrit reflects on some things she might have done differently. With great warmth and perception, Paula Penn-Nabrit discusses her personal experience and the amazing outcome of her home-schooling experience: three spiritually and intellectually well balanced sons who attended some of the top educational institutions in this country. What we learned from home schooling: -Use your time wisely. -Education is more than academics. -The idea of parent as teacher doesn’t have to end at kindergarten. -The family is our introduction to community. -Extended family is a safety net. -Yes, kids really do better in environments designed for them. -Travel is an education. -Athletics is more than competitive sports. -Get used to diversity. -It’s okay if your kids get angry at you—they’ll get over it! -from Morning by Morning From the Hardcover edition.
Release on 2012-02-07 | by E.J. Copperman
Although I certainly understood her plight, screaming up at her wasn't getting me anywhere. ... “We're just renting for the week,” the woman replied. “Vacation. ... Parenting—it's not just a job; it's an adventure.
The ghosts haunting Alison Kerby's Jersey Shore guesthouse are sad. Maxie wants to know who murdered her ex-husband, and Paul pines for his still-living almost-fiancee. The only one who isn't missing her ex is Alison-because The Swine just arrived on her doorstep...
Life Stinks Dead s Worse
Release on 2011-04-12 | by Lawrence Paul Belitsky
I wasn't THAT tough, and didn't habor any suicidal tendencies to become one of the few, the proud, the dead on the beach! Navy? At the time, their recruiting slogan was “It's not just a job, it's an adventure.” “yea, now you're talkin', ...
A FUNNY, HISTORIC, INSPIRATIONAL, SELF HELP AUTOBIOGRAPHY THAT CLIMAXES WITH THE AUTHOR'S DEATH. -- OR IS IT REALLY JUST THE BEGININNING? AFTER HIS DEATH AND SUBSEQUENT RECOVERY, THE AUTHOR LOOKS BACK ON HIS WORLD-WIDE LIFE'S ADVENTURE IN A NEW PERSPECTIVE, ONLY TO RECOGNIZE THE UNSEEN FORCE THAT HAS ALWAYS GUIDED HIM. THESE AMAZING MEMIORS HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE - EVEN THE MOST JADED OF READERS---ADVENTURE, MURDER, FOREIGN INTRIGUE, A TOUCH OF MYSTERY ALONG WITH A DASH OF ESPIONAGE, A LOVE STORY, AND EVEN A GUEST APPEARANCE BY THE LORD ALMIGHTY HIMSELF!!! IT'S ALL PRESENTED IN A WITTY, ENTERTAINING UNIQUE STYLE WORTHY OF HOLLYWOOD'S FINEST FICTION. BUT IT'S NOT---IT'S ALL TRUE!! GUARANTEED TO BE NOTHING LESS THAN THOUGHT PROVOKING AS WELL AS AN ENJOYABLE READ.
Release on 2006-09-05 | by Colby Buzzell
wannabe and a bum without a job or a future. ... I joined because, like they say in the old recruiting commercials, I wanted to “Be all that you can be,” and more importantly, “It's not just a job, it's an adventure.
An underemployed, skateboarding party animal, Colby Buzzell traded a dead-end future for the army—and ended up as a machine gunner in Iraq. To make sense of the absurd and frightening events surrounding him, he started writing a blog about the war—and how it differed from the government’s official version. But as his blog’s popularity grew, Buzzell became the embedded reporter the Army couldn’t control—despite its often hilarious efforts to do so. The result is an extraordinary narrative, rich with unforgettable scenes: the Iraqi woman crying uncontrollably during a raid on her home; the soldier too afraid to fight; the troops chain-smoking in a guard tower and counting tracer rounds; the first, fierce firefight against the “men in black.” Drawing comparisons to everything from Charles Bukowski to Catch-22, My War depicts a generation caught in a complicated and dangerous world—and marks the debut of a raw, remarkable new voice.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-29 - Publisher: Springer
This is the first book to examine the discourse of reality television. Chapters provide rigorous case studies of the discourse practices that characterise a wide range of generic and linguistic/cultural contexts, including dating shows in China and Spain, docudramas in Argentina and New Zealand, and talent shows in the UK
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-14 - Publisher: Routledge
This interdisciplinary collection brings together leading and emerging scholars of discourse, conceptualizing how discursive practices shape social, political, and even material realities today. Discourses in Action presents a wide range of essays that explore fundamental concerns for the social consequences of text, talk, and discursively informed actions and possibilities of
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-07-10 - Publisher: Lexington Books
Trans-Reality Television offers an overview of contributions which engage with the phenomenon of reality television as a tool to reflect on societal and mediated transformations and transgressions. The chapters in this volume are divided into four sections, all of which deal with how we see the fluid social at work
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-09 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
The discursive study of religion is a growing field that attracts increasing numbers of students and researchers from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds. This volume is the first systematic presentation of the research into religion and discourse. Written by experts from various disciplines, each chapter offers an integrative overview
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-01-20 - Publisher: Universal-Publishers
This dissertation is an attempt to define a Chinese "modernism," exemplified by the narrative practices of four major writers in Taiwan today, from the perspective of comparative literature and recent development of literary theory. I propose that modernity of Taiwanese fiction is not so much a result of Western influences