Doing the Homework

Class Notes From the School of Life

by Lawrence Jacklin

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/6/2024

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 272
ISBN : 9781504352598
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 272
ISBN : 9781504352581

About the Book

A twelve year old boy stands nervously before his parish priest, knowing the man will not be very happy with the answer he is about to give, but the boy has learned that the truth is always best. As he braces for his chastisement he could never have imagined the reaction his simple truth would bring: that he was now Damned to Hell – Forever! His mind reeling in disbelief, questions swirling in confused anger and fear – How? Why? And then the realization that everything he had been taught about God was wrong! And this One question above all else – then What is God? Is there even really any such a thing as God, or Heaven and Hell? Despite the title, Doing the Homework is not any form of textbook or workbook. Doing the Homework presents the emotional side of a long journey to find the answers to these and other questions. There are intellectual answers, including the findings of Quantum Physics supporting these ancient, spiritual truths. But it is the emotions which have the greatest impact. Thus this story is told in the oldest Language of Emotions; perhaps the oldest Language of Truth: Poetry. In a style which is part Kahlil Gibran, part e. e. cummings, and all Lawrence Jacklin, these poems range from seemingly casual comments to truly profound inspiration, all served with a generous seasoning of humor. Doing the Homework will engage you, entertain you, and give you a new perspective on both the universe and yourself. And in the end, it will give you Hope for a better life and a better world.

About the Author

Artist, Poet, Philosopher, Recovering Catholic, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Chief Cook and Bottle Washer, Dancer, and Self-Proclaimed Human Being. Lawrence Jacklin was a psychiatric social work tech in the U.S. Army, a regional caseworker for the Illinois Department of Public Aid, and a private investigator who often worked under cover. He currently lives with his wife of nearly 22 years in Louisville, Kentucky.