Our Only World
Author Wendell Berry raises broader issues that environmentalists rarely focus on…. his insights are universal because Our Only World is filled with beautiful, compassionate writing and careful, profound thinking.” -Associated Press. Since the Second World War ended, America has performed like a gyroscope losing its balance, wobbling this way and that, unable to settle into itself and its own great promise. Wendell Berry has been a voice for that promise, a voice for reason and hope and urgent concern. In this new collection of ten essays, Berry confronts head-on the necessity of clear thinking and direct action. WENDELL BERRY is an essaying, novelist, and poet, and has written more than thirty books. He lives and works in his native Kentucky with his wife, Tanya Berry, and their children and grandchildren. Author Wendell Berry raises broader issues that environmentalists rarely focus on. In one sense Berry is the voice of a rural agrarian tradition that stretches from rural Kentucky back to the origins of human civilization. But his insights are universal because Our Only World is filled with beautiful, compassionate writing and careful, profound thinking.” -Associated Press. “Even at age 80, Wendell Berry continues to be one of the most compelling social critics of our age. This new collection of essays enhances the basic themes of his previous work, including local economies, conservation of energy, and opposition any powers that destroy land, creatures, and human life. If you are weary of the injustice embedded in daily American life, Berry offers here not easy answers, but rather a vision of a rich and sustainable way of life.” -Relevant Magazine. “Our Only World is quintessential Berry.When you pick up this volume, be prepared to spend some time with it because the Big Ideas it holds within its pages are ones you will ruminate on for a long, long time to come.” -Leo Weekly. “Asking hard questions and providing even harder answers, Berry never disappoints. Our Only World is worth a nice, slow, contemplative read.” -CiRCE Institute. “Adhering to an uncompromising ethic that combines stern humility with compassion, Berry rallies a sense of hope and responsibility for confronting growing physical and political problems These essays are classic Berry, balancing the fiery conservationist prophet with the lucid and thoughtful poet; the reflective farmer with the visionary writer.” -Publishers Weekly Starred Review. “Early readers of his latest collection, Our Only World, agreed that the poet, novelist, farmer and conservationist continues to be the eloquent voice of reason and thought that has made him a favorite of indie booksellers for more than fifty years.” -Shelf Awareness.
Amway – Compassionate Capitalism
Eddie Edvis would be very happy for you to join him in his Amway network but would nevertheless be equally happy should you choose to join your friend’s network. Why Eddie Edvis Does Amway:There will be a thousand-and-one reasons why those who do Amway do Amway but at the end of the day, despite whatever else anyone may say, it all comes down to $-money, but even as that is so, and even within the money reason, there can be a number secondary motivators that drive the primary $-motivator and, in this write-up, I would like to examine some of those and hopefully dispel some of the negatives that prevent many from coming forth to declare themselves an accredited Amway IBO like I have. Amway is not necessarily just for the downtroddened, the down-and-outers. Within my group, there are highly successful and publicly-recognised businessmen as there are university professors, professionals and academics and even government scholars who turn down imminent promotions on completion of their bonds, resign and do Amway full-time. The most successful Amway distributor in Malaysia, where Amway has been operating 35 years, is a durian seller and he is not even English-educated !I am happy and proud to be identified as an Amway IBO and I exhibit a little sign identifying myself as such on the door to my apartment at home, as I am allowed to do. Yes, Amway is a multi-level marketing company but it is not pyramidal and it is not illegal. There are some amazing stories from the annals of Amway’s Malaysian history of IBOs who have worked and built their networks but who either have passed on, or, have stopped working the network and migrated overseas where either the deceased ‘s beneficiaries enjoy the benefits of the network that’s bequest them and which continues to grow of its own or continue to enjoy the fruits of their earlier labor from their new home overseas. Today, in Singapore, after having been here since 2002, with islandwide revenues in the mid S$40m, Amway is recognized as an exemplary corporate citizen and has received letters of commendation from Prime Minister, Mr Lee Hsien Loong, recognizing it for its contributions to the wider community and especially for its sponsorships of the recently concluded and successful inaugural Youth Olympic Games. In Singapore, Amway has a 500-item product range which is increasing right at the moment as the company prepares to go onto online 3rd-party product marketing. Worldwide, Amway has been in business 52 years, having been incorporated in the US in 1959. Eddie Edvis sincerely hopes you have read the above carefully and that you will resolve to consider and possibly join Amway. As indicated above, I would be, of course, very happy should you choose to join me in my network but I would be equally happy should you prefer to join Amway through someone else’s network – but do give Amway a go.