Raise the Flag: Lean Thy Arms

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AuthorHouse, Feb 10, 2012 - Fiction - 156 pages
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“Artistic, educational, inspirational stories. Photos with color and contrast,” Homeless Spartacus speaks from the park bench about Raise the Flag: Lean Thy Arms. Barbara Blue Jeans says, “When I read Something About Hats, I laughed so hard I peed my pants.” Never judge a book by the cover nor a person by their color, by the length of their hair or by the clothes they wear, so chill with this literary six-pack and enjoy reading stories in Raise the Flag: Lean Thy Arms. And this author rides many miles on bicycle while camping outside and doing promo and doing photos, making "Seattle Summer" and "Raise Our Flag" photo journals. This author makes framed photo prints, posters, and calenders available through his website at http://www.jamesmorebooks.com/ Raise the Flag: Lean Thy Arms by James More is a book with a literary six-pack of stories about this author’s journey for education, purpose, and career. When in eighth grade, my principal keeps me in school with an after school lesson so I have a chance in life to use my education to make something, to do something, to be someone, and pay attention because this makes the difference. How awesome this becomes forty years later, like wandering across a desert wasteland, and this author evolves toward this purpose. So don’t make the same mistakes in history by judging this book by the cover. You must look inside at the photos and read the stories in this literary six-pack, five autobiographical and one allegorical fiction. The author, James More, graduates from Channahon Grade School. He bounces in and out of several high schools, attending Joliet Central, Lane Tech in Chicago, Morris Area Vocational, before graduating from Minooka high with honors. After escaping the institution of high school by running out the front doors with a diploma under his arm many moons ago, he works numerous jobs. White Lightning electric company employs him. After three years of nuclear station duty of miscellaneous labor for the mass production of electricity, he earns a promotion to a difficult, dangerous, and demanding occupation of electrical lineman. He attends college night classes after working his difficult day time occupation climbing poles, digging holes, operating equipment, and working on and around high voltage electricity. When he catches a 1986 Fish Ohio State record steel head, a thirty six-inch, seventeen-pound fish that makes spectacular head shaking leaps six feet above the water and long drag stripping runs on six-pound test line, good luck prevails without big fish lies. And, this marks a turning point in his life. He suffers from an agonizing injury after slipping and falling ten feet off a pole in training, and he is forced to leave the security of his occupation. He embarks on a journey searching for purpose and a career. He begins full time classes at Joliet Junior College where he defines his major. He earns his BS degree from Northern Michigan University. with all those rights and privileges. Years later, he practices writing beyond the cozy confines of college classes with teachers telling him and professors feeding him assignments. After his dad passes in 1998, he acquires an old Mac computer from Minooka Library. He writes stories about going hunting, fishing, and camping with his dad. He completes a home study course. In 2010 after winning a judgement against corruption in law enforcement when they beat him without cause for arrest, electrocute him, and bash his head on concrete, he uses the award for restitution to publish six stories. Under duress and suffering adversity, while camping in a tent in a woods along a river, look here how his education prevails by bringing you, Raise the Flag: Lean Thy Arms. Raise the Flag: Lean Thy Arms is autobiographical story from a memoir about how learning from an after school lesson makes the difference, forty years later. Beware of Your Barber is from a memoir about how perplexing defining goals can be at a young age. Summer of Eighty Eight is from a memoir on the author’s arduous path reaching for the fruits of education and he goes fishing with his dad and he nets a BS degree to big to throw back. Uncle Sam and the IRS Man is an allegorical fiction for discussion purposes because this could be anyone, anywhere, and humanity has come a long way with advances in medicine and health care since overcoming the dark ages, killer plagues, wars against reasoning, and those growing pains in history and social economics not so easily detected when standing so close to the picture, today. Lean Thy Arms is from a memoir going duck hunting with my dad, and I write this story using short stubby pencils while I am held prisoner in jail, falsely accused without probable cause for arrest, under duress of law enforcement beating me down, trying to brand me a felon and bury me in prison by bringing false charges, false reports, and false testimonies against me for a living nightmare. And, Lean Thy Arms is a story from Jake’s Book, a collection of stories about going hunting, fishing, camping, working, and spending quality time with my dad from when I practice writing in 1998 beyond my college classes. Something About Hats is from a memoir and from notes in my journal, and something to think about but don’t tell the horses this story is not about them. Something About Hats is a literary work of humor, which is said to be a universal medicine, and a drama in story form.

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