And then Evan stepped on stage.
Evan was exactly the type her country-club parents would have disapproved of. Ripped abs and soul-deep eyes. Lightning-fast fists. One glance and she knew she had to be his - if just for these seven brief, torturously-exquisite days.
And, oh, Evan could play her. His fingers were connoisseurs of her body, drawing out her deeper notes, sending her soaring to heights she barely knew existed. She lost all sense of self, of rules.
Until the day she saw what she was never meant to see - and her world changed forever.
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Half of all proceeds of this novella benefit battered women's shelters.
Resonating Souls is the first of four novellas in the Bermuda Nights series. Due to the strong sexual content and adult situations, this romantic suspense story is recommended for readers aged 17+. The first three novellas have cliff-hanger endings, which lead to the final novella with a happily-ever-after.
Ophelia adores Boston and has lived in the region for nearly all her adult life. She's worked in Cambridge, hanging out at the Irish pubs and watching sculling on the Charles. She was at the first Celtics game at the Fleet Center and has pub-hopped her way down Lansdowne Street behind Fenway Park. She's seen the Nutcracker at the Wang and savored Locke-Ober before they closed. Ophelia’s been on the Boston to Bermuda cruise ship run three times and highly recommends the adventure! Most of all, Ophelia cherishes the spirit of Boston - a unique city unlike any other in the world.
The hopeful embrace destiny; the hopeless run from it.
Doms are not princes and Jacques Meszaros certainly isn’t. Or is he? A business tycoon, philanthropist and sexual Dominant, Jacques makes the rules, but doesn’t always abide them. On a whim, he offers Isabella Rey a soiree in paradise. What he finds when they arrive is a paradise uniquely his own: a destiny foretold long ago in the words of a gypsy.
Two women live inside Isabella. Her angel goes to church every Sunday, helps the sick and is fiercely loyal to family. Her devil is relegated to living in the shadows. Isabella is not looking for love, but a life-threatening twist of fate spurs her to pursue a fantasy. She allows her devil a moment in the sun.
Jacques wants forever. Forever is the one thing Isabella believes she cannot give. But paradise, once tasted, is not easily foregone.
Angel or devil? Dom or prince? Destiny awaits. Will theirs be a paradise lost or found?
Publisher's Note: Paradise was previously released by another publisher but has been re-edited and revised for this version.
And then Hannah meets Brandon.
Brandon is strong, intelligent, loyal, and everything Hannah could possibly dream of in a man. He has also just walked in on his fiancee in bed with his best friend. Hannah is willing to wait as long as it takes for him to work his way through this betrayal.
And then all Hell breaks loose ...
Half of the author's proceeds of all Ophelia Sikes books benefit battered women's shelters.
Love's Heat is the first novella in the Italian Nights series. Due to the strong sexual content and adult situations, this book is recommended for readers aged 17+. The first four novellas have cliff-hanger endings, which lead to the final novella with a happily-ever-after.
I come from a family which adores Italy. My parents strive to go every year, and I’ve been several times there myself. I took this very cruise through the Mediterranean Sea and wrote my notes while I traveled. The sights, sounds, aromas, and atmosphere of this exotic region are just as I personally experienced them.
If you haven’t been to Italy, Monaco, Spain, or France, I highly recommend it. Even if you have to save a little each year to make it a trip of a lifetime, it is well worth it. These locations are the cradle of civilization. The art, food, and culture created here resonate throughout time. In the meantime, enjoy this virtual vacation written from my first-hand experiences!
Marilyn Taylor McDowell has been bringing children and books together for over 25 years as librarian, storyteller, teacher, and proprietor of a children’s bookshop. This is her first novel. She lives in North Chittenden, Vermont.
From the Hardcover edition.
"A great talent."
-Ray Powers, Scott & Field
"An important satire on the culture of institutions and the uses of intellect . . . . rich in allegory"
-Jonathan Galassi, Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Sonya thought she was finally free. Her controlling, fault-finding parents had sold the family home in St. Louis and moved down to retire to Florida. Sonya's life could begin anew! But instead, she found herself lonelier than ever, missing her older brother who had escaped to California the moment he'd graduated from high school. So when her parents offered to fly her down to see the new condo and go on a six-day cruise, Sonya hesitantly agreed. After all, how bad could it be being stuck on a boat with her parents for a week?
The sole shining light was the bevy of stunningly handsome gay men she tumbled into the care of. They offered laughter, fun, and everything she could ever have dreamed of. And Dylan's arms around her could have been all she desired in life.
If only it could be real.
Half of all proceeds of this novella benefit battered women's shelters.
Key West Dreams is the first novella in the Cozumel Nights series. Due to the strong sexual content and adult situations, this book is recommended for readers aged 17+.
All of my books are written personally by me and are set in locations I have personally been. I took this cruise and wrote the first book while on board. My goal is to bring the sights, sounds, and textures of the location to life for you, so you can enjoy a virtual vacation!
Providing detailed information on each of the chakras and related spiritual gifts, Discover Your Master Chakra shows you how to best use your areas of giftedness and life’s work to increase your master chakra’s power and influence.
"Anyone wanting to understand themselves better will find that Larsen’s work offers a clear-cut, alternate point of view."—Library Journal
Las Vegas. Sin City. Heidi stepped off that plane ready to re-invent herself. Ready to delve into the glitz, glamour, and fantastical unreality which defines the mantra, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas."
What she wasn't ready for was Aedan.
Billionaire playboy. Supermodels dripping down his well-muscled body. He seemed to have it all. But for some reason he kept appearing where she least expected. And he made her feel a way she swore she never would again.
Like she could trust him.
Until the dark revelation that threatens to destroy her ...
Half of all proceeds of this novella benefit battered women's shelters.
Hardened is the first novella in the Vegas Nights series. Due to the strong sexual content and adult situations, this book is recommended for readers aged 17+.
Vegas is a spectacular place. I’ve been there many times. It’s a world of exploring exotic fantasy and releasing submerged desires. It boasts gorgeous, jaw-dropping artwork and bass-pounding nightclubs.
But Vegas is also a place with its dark side. Many are lured in by the bright lights and become lost in the shadows. One only has to look at the beggars lining the bridges, or the homeless found only blocks away from the shine of the strip, to see what can happen when gambling, drugs, drinking, and other vices run their course unchecked.
Teodor Rey is a sinner. A rock star with a guitar in his hand and the world at his feet. Teo wants the one thing he cannot have: the woman he calls his silent harmony. The only one who ever soothed the artist's tortured soul and satisfied the dark passions that rule him. The same one he betrayed with a narcotic mistress. Teo conquered his addiction to drugs. Never his addiction to Eva.
Eva DelZotto is a freak. A runaway with a finger in the air and a pen in her hand, Eva finds solace in words. Secret poems about pain and self-punishment and the submissive desires of a misunderstood girl who the world refuses to love. Until a boy with a guitar steals her secrets and teaches her how to live them. The same boy who leaves her behind. The one who will always own her heart.
Judas is the savior of rock and roll. An explosive band with a bad boy reputation and bonds that run deep, Judas is on the way to international superstardom, yet their front man is far from satisfied. Teo resurrected the band's career, but without his muse, nothing can resurrect his soul. When the band takes a hiatus from touring in New York City, divergent paths cross again.
Addiction is hell. Love is far and away worse. Can Teo regain what he lost? If so, at what price?
Enter the M&C Detective Agency, owned by two mouse friends, Murray and Cathy. They take on the crooks of Mouseville and Rattown with confidence. Whether searching for stolen cheese or solving a bank robbery, the M&C detectives always get their man, er, cat! A problem at the circus, a mystery at the baseball game, missing diamonds, and even a great train robbery cannot deter the mouse detectives.
The sleuths drive a bright, yellow Mousemobile convertible. They are well known around town, especially to the chief of police, who often calls on them for help. The mouse detectives turn even the most challenging case into a bit of fun, and the celebration of success always takes the form of a picnic with their friends.
The Thunderbolt Hits.
She hadn't thought it was real. But when she looks into Sean's eyes, the force of the connection staggers her. Her mind desperately seeks to pull her back - he's an ex-felon. Far too talented with those rippled muscles and toned fists. He's everything she should be staying away from.
She craves him from the depths of her soul.
His touch smolders her skin; his fingers expose her to worlds she never dreamt existed.
But when his secret is ripped free from the dark shadows, their lives teeter on the brink of destruction.
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Half of all proceeds of this novella benefit battered women's shelters.
Dwell in Possibility is the first of four novellas in the Worcester Nights series. Due to the strong sexual content and adult situations, this romantic suspense story is recommended for readers aged 17+. The first three novellas have cliff-hanger endings, which lead to the final novella with a happily-ever-after.
Ophelia adores Worcester, Massachusetts with all its gritty streets, rows of muted-colored three-deckers, and tough-as-nails can-do attitude. She’s lived in this area since college, with only a few brief flings in other locations. No matter where else she travels, the powerful allure of Worcester pulls her home again. Worcester's a mere hour west of Boston, with many of the same traditions of Irish culture and fierce pride.
Here the reader can find the episodes laid out in an understandable narrative sequence. The nativity at Bethlehem is followed by the visit of the wise men. And for each scene the rich details are collected from all the gospel accounts, giving a complete picture of complex events like the Sermon on the Mount or Jesus' climactic encounter with Pilate.
The new language is clear as well. It is traditional scripture inconspicuously updated for modern readers, supplemented with contemporary language for difficult concepts, and using the grand and familiar language of the King James where appropriate. Low-key explanations fill in the details. Short footnotes explain the key concepts, and longer endnotes provide additional depth.
This book opens the gospels to everyone--Christians who want to better understand their faith, and general readers who want to rediscover a great work of literature.
Mark Shepard is the author of “Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths,” “The Community of the Ark,” and “Gandhi Today,” called by the American Library Association’s Booklist “a masterpiece of committed reporting.” His writings on social alternatives have appeared in over 30 publications in the United States, Canada, England, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan, and India.
“A joy to read.” — Ray Olson, American Library Association Booklist, Sept. 1, 1989
“Will be welcomed by many. . . . Highly informative and full of little-known information.” — Harmony, Sept.-Oct 1989
“Shepard is able to transform the community and its members from mere images or abstractions into real individuals with both their [virtues] and their defects. Anyone interested in the history of contemporary communities will profit from Shepard’s keen observations.” — Andre J. M. Prevos, Utopian Studies
“Shepard makes the community come alive.” — PRC Newsletter, Spring 1990
The bell in the tower tolls, first weakly, but quickly building up strength to a full-bodied tone — then stops abruptly.
When I reach the courtyard of the main building, there are already people there, talking in small groups — people from La Borie Noble, from the Ark’s other villages, and guests from the local area; others are still on their way on the paths from La Flayssiere and Nogaret.
The people of the Ark wear their festival clothes, handmade all from white wool: the men with their heavy sweaters and pants, the women with their long dresses, and many of both with hooded cloaks down to their feet. The children rush around among the adults, then after a while pass out boughs for the adults to hold. The sun shines brightly, though the air hanging between the tree-covered mountain slopes is still icy-cold.
Now all gather in a circle, each one holding a bough. Soon the singing begins: a hundred voices raised in stately, full harmonies.
Glory to God in the highest heaven
And peace on earth to men of good will.
In the music, in the entire scene, the ancient and the modern seem to blend, giving a sense of timelessness. It is as if this could take place anywhere, in any time — while it is surprising to find it at all.
If you're serious about streaming and managing your music and movies collection, then a Home Theatre PC (HTPC) puts you firmly in control. Sure, you can stream media on Connected TVs, Blu-ray players and other receivers but you have limited opportunities to customise and tailor those offerings to your needs, your family’s needs and the needs of your home. Depending on your choice, you get these services, miss out on those services and are reliant on a benevolent manufacturer to continue adding new apps and maintaining existing apps.
But a HTPC with a small footprint - powerful and silent hardware running slick, easy to manage media center software is not a dream. It’s available for you today. Right now. You can build the hardware you want, install the services you prefer and play the media you love.
In this 513 page guide, we walk you step by through creating a first-class, small and mighty HTPC - you'll plan the specifications, components and form factor you need, select the hardware and learn how to assemble a barebones kit (such as our reference build, an Intel NUC HTPC) or build a PC from scratch.
From there, we deep dive into maximising performance of your HTPC through tweaking motherboard settings and installing Intel's Rapid Start and Smart Connect management applications. We'll install the latest release of Windows and configure the operating system for HTPC use, tailoring settings to support DTS and Dolby Digital audio, then enhancing video support for Blu-ray disc.
With support for Blu-ray on board, you'll be guided through advanced topics like region unlocking and DVD/Blu-ray ripping to a choice of formats, including MKV, BDMV and ISO for streaming in your favourite media center software. We install USB and Network TV Tuners for configuring Live and Recorded TV and use DVBLink to integrate our channels and EPG into a variety of popular media applications.
If you think we're done, then hold on! The guide takes a detailed look at configuring a universal remote control (the Logitech Harmony Hub) for use with our HTPC and look at various ways to download and manage music, video and TV metadata for our media collection. You'll learn the basics of popular file downloaders SABnzbd and uTorrent and we wrap up with a comprehensive review of leading media center packages Plex Media Server and XBMC.
Building a Windows Home Theatre PC is packed with tips, tricks and tutorials to help you build a kick-ass home theatre PC that will last you for years to come!
ChaptersChapter 1: Consider the EnvironmentChapter 2: Selecting Your HTPC HardwareChapter 3: Assemble a Barebones HTPCChapter 4: Build Your HTPC From ScratchChapter 5: Configure Your UEFI MotherboardChapter 6: Maximise Responsiveness With Intel Rapid Start and Smart ConnectChapter 7: Install Windows 8.1Chapter 8: Configure Windows Audio for DTS and Dolby Digital Surround Sound SupportChapter 9: Enhancing Windows Video and Blu-ray SupportChapter 10: Rip Your DVDs and Blu-rays for Viewing Any TimeChapter 11: View Live and Recorded TV on Your HTPCChapter 12: Configure a Logitech Harmony Remote to Control Your HTPCChapter 13: Manage Your Music MetadataChapter 14: Automatically Collate and Manage Movie & TV MetadataChapter 15: Flex Your Media Muscles With PlexChapter 16: Download Files on Your HTPC With SABnzbdChapter 17: Install a BitTorrent ClientChapter 18: Using XBMC Step by Step
1. To develop your power of concentration on the court. Learn the proper focus of attention for each phase of the game—shooting, ball handling, defense, and rebounding. You will also learn to use your power of concentration in practice to develop your physical and mental skills.
2. To teach you how to relax and maintain your composure on the court. Develop habits that will help you overcome pressure, play at optimum intensity, and let your body and mind work in harmony.
3. To help you to develop the essential quality of true confidence enabling you to become a clutch performer. Learn to control your mind and body when the game is on the line.
FOREWORD by Hall of Fame Coach RAY MEYER
FIRST QUARTER: MENTAL FUNDAMENTALS
Chapter 1: The Mental Revolution
Chapter 2: The Three Cs of Peak Performance
Chapter 3: Skill and Body Awareness
Chapter 4: Developing the Master Sense
SECOND QUARTER: FUNDAMENTAL SKILLS
Chapter 5: Shooting Fundamentals
Chapter 6: Shooting Slumps
Chapter 7: Free Throw Fundamentals
Chapter 8: Ball-Handling Fundamentals
Chapter 9: Defensive Fundamentals
Chapter 10: Rebounding Fundamentals
Chapter 11: Intensity
Chapter 12: Quickness
Chapter 13: The Mind in Athletics and Strength Training
THIRD QUARTER: MENTAL PRACTICE
Chapter 14: Suggestology and Mental Rehearsal: Easy-Chair Drills
Chapter 15: Mind Games
FOURTH QUARTER: GAME FUNDAMENTALS
Chapter 16: Pressure and the Emotional Elements of Sports
Chapter 17: Coping with Competition: The ABCs
Chapter 18: Pregame Programming and Postgame Analysis
Chapter 19: Momentum
Chapter 20: When the Game is on the Line
Chapter 21: Basketballology 101
Chapter 22: The Moral Elements
Chapter 23: Most Valuable Player
Chapter 24: Inner Horizons
Basketball FundaMENTALs was first published in hard cover format in 1987 and then published as a paperback in 1991. It has been translated into German and Japanese and has been endorsed by several NCAA and NBA champion coaches including:
DEAN SMITH, North Carolina, NCAA Champions 1982 & 1993
JIM VALVANO, North Carolina State, NCAA Champions 1983
DENNY CRUM, Louisville, NCAA Champions 1980 & 1986
LARRY BROWN, Kansas, NCAA Champions 1988, Detroit Pistons, NBA Champs 2004
JACK RAMSEY, Portland Trailblazers, NBA Champions 1977
MORGAN WOOTEN, DeMatha Catholic High School
God may mean different things to different people, but in the end there is one power and presence in the universe regardless of the name. More importantly, regardless of anyone’s current belief or lifestyle, that presence is in each of us and direct access to it is our right as spiritual beings. The challenge is to allow and practice noticing the feeling, the joy, and the grander experience of life that comes from accessing our spiritual nature.
Just as a runner trains to run a marathon, so to must we practice to reach our spiritual potential. God Confidence opens our thoughts and feeling of that potential and outlines the process for reaching the Divine Zone.
This collection of poems is divided into six sections, namely, Section: A “Guidance & Inspiration for Success in Job”, which is a good collection of poems which will inspire the readers to excel in their life. The poet has tried to relieve human from the tiresome work-life. This section guides the reader through the long journey of life by describing the meaning of work, and suggesting the ways of success in their causes. The book provides guidance and motivation to beginners and shows the right ways to achieve their goals by pouring their efforts in the right phase of wok.
Section: B “Harmony of Thoughts” will take to the new level of thinking and perception of the world. The poet has penned some of the poems which will give you peace of mind or you feel relaxed after reading them. He also mentioned the effect of being hopeless and thoughtfulness on the life.
Section: C “The Life”. In this section the poet has tried to define life in his own poetic way which is unparalleled in the world of poetry. Book picked some of the really good point regarding life, and expressed them in a poetic way.
Section: D “Digging Myself”. This section of the poem is about self-exploration and introspection wherein poets look back to his deed and re-interpret the life. He suggests the ways to life by looking inside their heart, and analyzing their own to explore that they are and can be.
Section: E “Love Affairs”. This section shows the youthful expression of the emotion of the love experience by poet in his life and gives a way to understand real meaning of love, when someone got hurt due to break-up. He also motivates youths to emerge from this emotional stage to boost them.
Section: F “Revolution”. This section expresses the poet’s way of revolution in the life and this is really exceptional work of poet. The book tells about the real meaning of revolution which author encountered in last few years, and looked them as a revolutionary act in the individual’s life.
Hope you will enjoy reading this collection of poems.
Because it aims squarely at replacing capitalism with an ecologically sound and socially just society, Creating an Ecological Society is filled with revolutionary hope. Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams, who have devoted their lives to activism, Marxist analysis, and ecological science, provide informed, fascinating accounts of how a new world can be created from the ashes of the old. Their book shows that it is possible to envision and create a society that is genuinely democratic, equitable, and ecologically sustainable. And possible—not one moment too soon—for society to change fundamentally and be brought into harmony with nature.
Considered outwardly lazy by some, scrounging, and near alcoholic, the Pygmies Sarno met had seemingly lost all desire to hunt or make music. Only after he had lived with them for some time (on a diet of tadpoles) was he allowed to join them in the rain forest where they still in relative harmony with nature. There Sarno experienced the extraordinary beauty and spiritual sophistication of their culture and the supreme importance of music as the principal means by which they communicate with the rain forest and its magical spirits.
Over the decades Sarno has recorded more than 1,000 hours of unique Bayaka music. He is a fully accepted member of the Bayaka society and married a Bayaka woman. Permanently changed by his experience and captivated by a Bayaka culture, In Song from the Forest Sarno has chronicled his attempt to protect the fragile existence of the Pygmies in an increasingly destructive world.
Once, when his son, Samedi, became seriously ill and Sarno feared for his life, he held his son in his arms through a frightful night and made him a promise: “If you get through this, one day I’ll show you the world I come from.” Now the time has come to fulfill his promise.
In a new major documentary film, Sarno tells the story of the Bayaka as he travels with Samedi from the African rain forest to another jungle, one of concrete, glass, and asphalt: New York City. Together, they meet Louis’ family and old friends, including his closest friend from college, Jim Jarmusch. Carried by the contrasts between rainforest and urban America, and a fascinating soundtrack, Louis‘ and Samedi‘s stories are interwoven to form a touching portrait of an extraordinary man and his son. SONG FROM THE FOREST is a modern epic film set between rainforest and skyscrapers.
This is the consensual starting point for Ray Pawson's latest foray into the world of evaluative research. But this is social science after all and harmony prevails only in the first chapter. Thereafter, Pawson presents a devastating critique of the dominant approach to systematic review - namely the 'meta-analytic' approach as sponsored by the Cochrane and Campbell collaborations. In its place is commended an approach that he terms 'realist synthesis'. On this vision, the real purpose of systematic review is better to understand programme theory, so that policies can be properly targeted and developed to counter an ever-changing landscape of social problems.
The book will be essential reading for all those who loved (or loathed) the arguments developed in Realistic Evaluation (Sage, 1997). It offers a complete blueprint for research synthesis, supported by detailed illustrations and worked examples from across the policy waterfront. It will be of especial interest to policy-makers, practitioners, researchers and students working in health, education, employment, social care, criminal justice, regeneration and welfare.
“Inspired by her 2006 book of the same name, Clinton’s unadorned text celebrates how civic spirit emerges…Most of the storytelling is found in Frazee’s delicately textured images, which exude energy, hope, and emotional authenticity.” —Publishers Weekly
“This work is a welcome reminder that all people ‘are born believers. And citizens, too.’” —Shelf Awareness
“A picture book to share with library audiences, families, and friends. Any audience that champions the abilities and potential of children will appreciate and promote its wise sentiment.” —School Library Journal
“This is a look forward, a clarion call that invites children to make the world—their own world—a better place.” —Booklist
A Washington Post Best Children’s Book of 2017
“What does it take to change the world?”
Former Secretary of State and Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton’s first book for young readers, inspired by the themes of her classic New York Times bestselling book It Takes a Village, and illustrated by two-time Caldecott Honor recipient Marla Frazee, asks readers what can they do to make the world a better place?
It Takes a Village tells the heartwarming and universal story of a diverse community coming together to make a difference. All kinds of people working together, playing together, and living together in harmony makes a better village and many villages coming together can make a better world. Together we can build a better life for one another. Together we can change our world.
The book will resonate with children and families and through the generations as it encourages readers to look for a way they can make a difference. It is a book that you will surely want to read again and again, a book you will want to share and a book that will inspire.
This is a book of wisdom for walking on the path of enlightenment. The Sutras provide the techniques and means to clear the mind from the accumulated experiences, conditioning and memories that bind humans to the world of sorrow. As one is established in Om, life is filled with peace, joy and harmony. The book is organized into twelve parts. Each part elaborates steps for breaking free of the limited identification and training the mind to achieve oneness with the universe. Each sutra is presented as Sanskrit text followed by transliteration, precise English translation and authoritative explanation.
• Mort Sahl, of a new political cynicism
• Lenny Bruce, of the sexual, drug, and language revolution
• Dick Gregory, of racial unrest
• Bill Cosby and Godfrey Cambridge, of racial harmony
• Phyllis Diller, of housewifely complaint
• Mike Nichols & Elaine May and Woody Allen, of self-analytical angst and a rearrangement of male-female relations
• Stan Freberg and Bob Newhart, of encroaching, pervasive pop media manipulation and, in the case of Bob Elliott & Ray Goulding, of the banalities of broadcasting
• Mel Brooks, of the Yiddishization of American comedy
• Sid Caesar, of a new awareness of the satirical possibilities of television
• Joan Rivers, of the obsessive craving for celebrity gossip and of a latent bitchy sensibility
• Tom Lehrer, of the inane, hypocritical, mawkishly sentimental nature of hallowed American folkways and, in the case of the Smothers Brothers, of overly revered folk songs and folklore
• Steve Allen, of the late-night talk show as a force in American comedy
• David Frye and Vaughn Meader, of the merger of showbiz and politics and, along with Will Jordan, of stretching the boundaries of mimicry
• Shelley Berman, of a generation of obsessively self-confessional humor
• Jonathan Winters and Jean Shepherd, of the daring new free-form improvisational comedy and of a sardonically updated view of Midwestern archetypes
• Ernie Kovacs, of surreal visual effects and the unbounded vistas of video
Taken together, they made up the faculty of a new school of vigorous, socially aware satire, a vibrant group of voices that reigned from approximately 1953 to 1965.
Nachman shines a flashlight into the corners of these comedians’ chaotic and often troubled lives, illuminating their genius as well as their demons, damaged souls, and desperate drive. His exhaustive research and intimate interviews reveal characters that are intriguing and all too human, full of rich stories, confessions, regrets, and traumas. Seriously Funny is at once a dazzling cultural history and a joyous celebration of an extraordinary era in American comedy.
From the Hardcover edition.
Fire and Lies is a novella of approximately 100 pages (25,000 words).
Private Investigator Riley Reid is determined to uncover the truth about an outbreak of strange fires in her home town of Stone Harbor, Virginia.
When the local church burns down, Riley is called in to help with the investigation. It soon becomes apparent that the blaze was no accident. But, how they were set and by whom? All the while more buildings are put to flame.
During her investigations, Riley finds a new lead on the whereabouts of her birth parents, and attracts the attentions of dangerous men. Men whose attentions can be deadly.
Nobody can be trusted, and no one is above suspicion. Join Riley and find out who the bad guys are, before they find you first.
Organized by seasons of the year, the book is filled with copy, charts, removable cards, and illustrative graphics that enmesh yoga's physical, mental, spiritual, scientific and emotional aspects, including:
- stories and explanations of yogic principles & poses
- mudras for meditation
- chakras and energetic meridians
- journaling and workbook opportunities
- blog support that mirrors the book to work, in tandem, with others from around the world
It is amazing in its depth and it's accessibility! It brings together so many activities, options, layers of self-enrichment in a beautifully illustrated, coherent and thought-provoking way.
Both on and off the yoga mat, gurus, students, teachers, and novices can elevate their yoga practice far beyond down dog. At its surface, A Light From Within provides step-by-step instructions for each of 52 yoga poses, with detail on alignment and form, breathing and benefits, precautions, and modifications for each. Then in its countless tips and activities, the book adds personal meaning to every practice: "Pearls of Wisdom" provide historical, anatomical, and inspirational stories, including words by which to meditate. Adjoining space for continued journaling moves the experience from physical to emotional.
Ambitious readers can keep the book bedside to reflect on their experiences weekly, record their reactions, and gauge their emotions. They create a Soul Symbol, resolve inner conflict, and complete a Chart of Emotions to experience newfound creativity and discover their personal relationship with the world.
As yoga becomes the exercise of choice for America's aging population, A Light From Within offers a holistic approach. Whether a basic yoga resource or a self-actualization tool, this revolutionary volume is a must in yoga libraries, as it guides the way to higher forms of movement, inner harmony, balance and wellness.