Reality's Pen: Reflections on Family, History & Culture

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Hillcrest Publishing Group, Oct 2, 2012 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Reality's Pen portrays the Eastside of Asheboro, NC as a mother who provides a safe cocoon filled with neighborly concern and care. This location, aka "The Hill," is a place of magic, with a sense of community pervading the air. This comfortable milieu flung author Thomas D. Rush out into the world like a cultural arrow aimed at intriguing future events. From a 1989 one-on-one, prophetic conversation with the first African-American President of the United States, to a mystical revelation from a mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr., Reality's Pen provides a mesmerizing tapestry of reflections. Rush includes his timely residence in celebratory Chicago, along with an enticing view of fellow North Carolinian Michael Jordan, as Jordan led his Chicago Bulls to their first NBA championship.
 

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This book written by Thomas Rush has so many stories that evoke memories of the 1950's - 1980's that my emotions began to run all over the place.I remembered being a parent and a teacher at that time and I was trying so hard to instill values into my own children as well as my students, There are many more stories in the book that you will love to read but just let me say that the love that his mother instilled in him for reading is dear to my heart as a parent and as a librarian.
The author has the unique ability to actually bring you into his stories. They are so descriptive and down to earth that I feel as if I am a participant in many of the stories. I felt like I was actually there. I feel confident that as you read this book you too will find yourself an active participant.
 

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Contents

Chapter 2Momma and Daddy
7
Back To The Future
14
The Model Of His Example
21
Taking Care Of Your Own
31
Chapter 3The Law of Attraction
38
The Doctor Does Make House Calls
84
My Meeting With Malcolm X
90
A Change Is Gonna Come
105
Coming Home
151
Chapter 7Aunt Mary
159
She Kept Her Word
165
Chapter 8Principles
173
Dont Let Others Tell You What Youre Capable
185
The Picture On The Wall
194
Chapter Stealing Home
200
Music And
211

Chapter 4Inspiration
111
A Love Of My Own
129
The Feast Of Black History
136
Chapter 5A
145
One Incredible Human Being
227
AfterwordA Job WellDone
259
About The Author
272
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