The dream of pure freedom in the South Pacific islands has never died on the mainland; sometimes it's more of an ache than a dream. Over time and through the mill of popular culture, the dream has been distilled into two enduring images: the hula dancer and the tiki god. This book displays over 500 color images of collectible hula dancers and tiki gods with which readers can have a little exotic fun and maybe catch a tropical thrill along the way. The hula dance provided an escape in its original culture, and here the dancers are shown in sections devoted to flat images, three-dimensions, crank girls, and Hollywood's versions from the twentieth century. The tiki gods that 1960s surfers wore for luck around their necks may have deeper meanings as well, and became the most important symbol of cool adulthood that mainland youngsters could imagine. Here lamps, figures, posters, and souvenirs all come together for entertainment and enjoyment. All dreamers of tropical pleasures will covet copies of this book to linger over. And the values guide will bring them quickly and happily back to reality.
The nursery was high up under the eaves, so that the rest of the house seemed faraway -- a wonderful region where music might sound, or where, by stealing down, one might see fair ladies like the princesses of the tales smiling at gallant gentlemen. One's own mother might turn, indeed, into a princess just before it was time to go to bed, with white arms and jewels upon her neck. Then one fell asleep knowing that no day in Weir could be without its enchantment, whether the clouds seemed caught in the tree-tops, or the snow flew and made the red roofs white; or whether the sun danced on the green lawns, for each day ended with a faery tale, and these are the tales of Weir.
In the Sierra Madre Mountains of Northern Mexico, isolated from the chaos of the Mexican Revolution, lived a peaceful, indigenous people known as the Tarahumara. There, away from civilization, 16-year-old Suré fell in love with a Jesuit missionary priest, Leandro. Their love convinces him to leave the priesthood and begin a family in the “civilized” world. The aftermath of the Mexican Revolution leads the romantic couple to be victimized by machismo and drunken savagery, forcing Suré into a twenty-year journey to overcome discrimination and violence. Inspired by the 2014 immigration crisis of unaccompanied minors into the U.S., Praying for an Eclipse is a trilogy of historical fiction that follows the family saga of Suré and her descendants over five generations. Book One, Mother Moon, narrates the traumatic rift that separates Suré from her family, creating and emotional and psychological divide that will mark the lives of her descendants in the following books.
O Bitcoin é uma forma de dinheiro, assim como o real, dólar ou euro, com a diferença de ser puramente digital e não ser emitido por nenhum governo. O seu valor é determinado livremente pelos indivíduos no mercado. Você lembra como a internet e o e-mail revolucionaram a comunicação? Antes, para enviar uma mensagem a uma pessoa do outro lado da Terra, era necessário fazer isso pelos correios. Nada mais antiquado.
Você dependia de um intermediário para, fisicamente, entregar uma mensagem. Pois é, retornar a essa realidade é inimaginável. O que o e-mail fez com a informação, o Bitcoin fará com o dinheiro. Com o Bitcoin você pode transferir fundos de A para B em qualquer parte do mundo sem jamais precisar confiar em um terceiro para essa simples tarefa. O Bitcoin é a maior inovação tecnológica desde a internet, é revolucionário, sem precedentes e tem o potencial de mudar o mundo de uma forma jamais vista. À moeda, ele é o futuro. Ao avanço da liberdade individual, é uma esperança e uma grata novidade.
This classic history of woman's oppression is one of the first attempts to document the sad legacy of injustice and discrimination against women, which is unfortunately inseparable from the history of both Christianity and the evolution of the Western state. Beginning in the pre-Christian era, where she finds more evidence of freedom for women than in subsequent eras, pioneering women's rights advocate Matilda Joslyn Gage traces the patterns of male domination in both church and state that kept women in virtual bondage. Among the topics of her research is the medieval exaltation of celibacy as an expression of the male belief that women were unclean and the cause of original sin, the gross discrimination against women in canon law, abuse of women in the feudal system, the persecution of women as witches, the virtual slave status of wives and their almost total legal subjugation to their husbands, toleration of polygamy, the debilitating drudgery of woman's daily work, and the widespread opposition to women's education by both church and state. Perhaps the most farseeing and radical of the early feminists, Gage had the vision to realize that society's fundamental institutions had to be drastically reformed before women would begin to enjoy equal rights. Many of her concerns sound very modern: she deplored the unequal treatment of the prostitute vs. her client, the practice of non-conviction or of pardoning in rape trials, unequal pay, wife battering, the sexual abuse of female children, and many other abuses that only today are being seriously addressed. Originally published in 1893, this work was the fruit of twenty years of research and should be read by everyone who supports equality between men and women. This new edition is complemented by an introduction by renowned author, lecturer, and historical performer Sally Roesch Wagner, who helped found one of the country's first programs in women's studies. She is executive director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation.
The prodigal son. A second chance. The long kept secret. Home? I had returned. I hadn’t been here for seven years. I was angry that last summer, and once I got away, I didn’t want to come back. The irony was the career I sought to escape this small town was the very reason I was here. My first movie was a featured film at the Traverse City Film Festival. As an independent film director, my premiere brought me back home. Home. A place I didn’t recognize. Or maybe home didn’t recognize me? I had it all in California: a girlfriend who was the daughter of a movie financier, a job that led to connections in the film industry, and a condo overlooking the ocean in Malibu. What I didn’t have was family. I had left them all behind. I was the prodigal son. The last person I expected to see was her. Britton McKay. She had been my summer love as a teenager. Not just once, but over several summers; until the last one. That was seven years ago.
Now, she looked more beautiful than I remembered. Seeing her again flooded me with memories long suppressed. She reminded me of everything I once had and left behind. Now, she had returned too. Can lost romance be rekindled? Can unanswered questions be revealed? Can I make this place my home again? ++++++ L.B. Dunbar reunites you with the Carter and Scott families as all are gathered home. Your favorite families await with flashbacks, celebration, and heartbreak. Welcome back to Elk Rapids.