Tuesday, 22 January 2013
The stories include the tale of an amateurish kidnapping in Nicaragua that could have been told by Woody Allen, and a David Sedaris-esque tale of two ships passing in a Paris art supply store. Existential stories from a man lost on the flooded Amazon River at night, and from a woman who encounters a grizzly--in the same area where her father and stepmother were killed by a bear. Insightful stories about a woman's spiritual journey in Peru (complete with hallucinogens!), and about a female journalist's friendship with an Iraqi translator in Syria. And stories about endangered species in exotic locales, including helping a sea turtle lay its eggs on a Costa Rican beach, and taking a blind man to visit the mountain gorillas in Rwanda.
Be There Now is travel writing at its most authentic--real people sharing real stories of awe and insight, fear and laughter, humility and humanity as they explore the world around us and seek footholds on their own inner journeys. In a world that often demands that we "be here now," it is nice to take a break, daydream, and "be there now" with thoughtful people who take us with them on journeys that lead to inspiration, insight, humor, and deeper meaning.
Be There Now is part of a series of anthologies of creative nonfiction on various topics from Dream of Things, which strives to publish anthologies that fill the gap between popular collections that can be regarded as "short and sweet," and the Best American Essays series, which tend to be longer-form. The goal for Dream of Things anthologies is to be not short and sweet, but short and deep.
Meet Kira Donovan. Fiercely loyal, overly optimistic, and ensnared by the promise of a full-ride college scholarship, Kira signs the SCI Recruit contract to escape memories of a tragedy that left her boyfriend and friends dead.
Meet Blake Sundry. Bitter about being raised in Exile and his mother’s death, Blake’s been trained to infiltrate and destroy the SCI. Current barrier to success? His Recruit partner—Miss Goody Two Shoes Kira Donovan.
Meet Ethan Darcton. Born with a defective heart and resulting inferiority complex, Ethan’s forced to do his SCI elite family’s bidding. Cleave-worthy Kira Donovan catches his eye, but the presiding powers give defect-free Blake Sundry first dibs.
Kai Emery likes to be indiscernible; however, his infatuation for his classmate, Sienna Fynn, has made his invisibility status all the more impossible to upkeep. His world spirals out of control when he discovers that he is a shapeshifting were-leopard, and finds himself unable to control his newfound anatomy. An unpredictable vampire enters his life, leading him down a path that soon reveals his destiny, and discloses another world, filled with magic and terrifying darkness. When he finds himself in danger from the god of magic and darkness for disobeying a curse bestowed upon his kind, forbidding him from falling in love with a human, he has to fight for survival, and protect everyone that he loves.
Nothing kills health, fitness, your waistline and your self-esteem like cravings for chocolate, sugar, cheese, ice cream, chips, bacon, burgers & fries…
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A family of charred boogeymen who haunt the garden decide they don't like trespassers... A classmate with a crush comes back from the grave and decides to make Peter her Undead Prince Charming...
Astrology can be a very complicated subject, but this book explains it as simple and plain as it is at all possible to do with Astrology.
It is written in plain English and made easy to understand, even if you know nothing about astrology.
It is also ideally suited to people with a basic knowledge looking to further their understanding on the subject.
It is pleasurable to read and complemented by funny cartoons.
It will help you identify your strengths and make the best use of them.
It will help you overcome your fears and weaknesses.
It has a description of all the Star Signs.
It has an explanation of the Ascendant and the 12 signs.
• How Can I Protect My Computer? Unfortunately, malicious software is a reality today. Learn what all those terms mean and how you can protect yourself.
• Why Is My Computer So Slow? This is the most common complaint heard when dealing with technology. Learn how to address this yourself simply and safely.
• How Can I Surf The Web Safely? It is hard to imagine life before the Internet. Learn how to do so safely and securely for you and your family.
• What Do All These Terms Mean? Ever notice how the local computer nerd speaks a language all their own? Read on to remove the mystery of these terms with simple, easy to understand descriptions.
• How Do I Set Up Wireless At Home? Wireless networking has become as common as the cold.
Don’t Throw IT ~ Get To Know IT is designed to teach the “normal” user how to use their computers safely and securely, Using analogies and light humor the author will guide you through the common issues faced daily when dealing with that silicon monster on the desk before them.
By pointing out the many free utilities and services out there, you can gain control over your technology in ways many only thought available to large corporations or those speaking “advanced nerd”. Using your computer safely and securely should not have to cost you the proverbial arm and leg. For example, did you know you could have superb antivirus control without paying a cent? How about Internet monitoring to keep malicious sites from displaying on you or your children’s computers or tablets? Even that can be yours free.
While designed with the computer novice in mind, even the computer geeks in the audience can learn from the items presented. While the material is geared toward the Windows user, Apple fans will find the information extremely valuable, as the principles and practices discussed affect all users of all operating systems.
Technology should be a tool and not a task.
…all presented in a way even the authors Mother-In-Law can understand!
Sveta was three years old when her father disappeared, so it’s a shock when, in the mail, she receives an invitation to a salsa dance competition in New York. At the bottom of the invitation is a note: “Please come to the competition and enter, my little lady.” No one but her father has ever called her that. Why has her father surfaced after all these years? Sveta wants answers, even if it means entering the late-night, sultry world of salsa dancing in St Petersburg and New York City and coming into uncomfortably close contact with the Russian mob.
You will find easy dessert ideas in almost every category - chocolate desserts, banana desserts, lunchbox desserts, Christmas desserts, Thanksgiving desserts and even healthy desserts.
Three of the recipes are so easy and wonderful that you will wonder how you lived so long without them: Chocolate Ice Cream Pie, World's Best Cheesecake and Floating Island. Try them first! The first two are long-standing favorites in the author's family for birthday dinners and holiday desserts and the last was one was discovered while working as a corporate consultant in Switzerland.
Do you suffer from insomnia, and feel like your body has failed you and you don’t know why? Or perhaps you have some suspicion on what is causing the issue. This book helps you hone in on the reason you may be losing precious sleep, and then provides guidance and tips including:
- Identifying and busting down your roadblocks to improved sleep
- How to tackle your specific sleep problem
- Recognizing the number one cause of insomnia, and knowing how to beat it
- Understanding and implementing the best approach to curing insomnia.
A physicist begins a quest to measure the soul but soon finds himself drawn into the world of the enigmatic Max Richardson, where research is sold to the military at the highest bid. However, he soon discovers another purpose when an extremely talented young psychic enters his life. He devises a project and builds a team to stretch the frontiers of exploration, only to make a reality-shattering discovery...
Written in the style of a TV series, Seven Point Eight draws together quantum physics, psychic powers, alternate dimensions, time travel, past lives, ancient wisdom, drama, romance, and conspiracy in a soap opera for the soul.