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North was on track to go nowhere. According to his brothers, ice skating was a hobby not a career. That didn’t stop him from dreaming of an Olympic Medal.
Even if it was an impossible dream without a coach.
Hadley had been on track to the Olympics when a skating accident left her crippled and unable to skate. With no future plan other than skating Hadley returns home tired and broken. She would never be again, an Olympic ranked skater. When their tracks collide North finds hope and a future in Hadley. She could be everything he needs her to be. She could help him reach that elusive dream. Hadley’s trying to find her future. That path doesn’t necessarily include North. North is a skater with his eyes set on a medal, and Hadley can never be again.
She just wanted peace. Leaving tracks is for North to do. Hadley has already cut hers into the ice.
Steampunk fashion springs from the inspiration of the past, but blossoms today in trendy stores and cutting-edge haute couture. While many of Steampunk’s most dramatic incarnations can be found on Fashion Week runways, it can also be found in ample supply among casual everyday street wear.
Steampunk Fashion is the design sourcebook for the Steampunk fashion aesthetic. Inside you'll meet the trendsetters who are influencing what we love to wear: the designers, artists, writers and photographers behind the new flowering of neo-vintage style. The author takes you on a wide-ranging journey through the culture behind the trend—the books, art, films and images that are driving Steampunk fashion. Learn the “rules” of Steampunk style. Understand how diverse outfits can be grouped together into basic thematic categories—from gadgeteers, explorers and aristocrats to officers, scientists or ragamuffins. Discover the personal style that fits you best, and add a bit of Steampunk fashion to your wardrobe! Four do-it-yourself tutorials show you how to craft your own apparel, with projects for making a tailcoat, cravat, ruffle shrug or overskirt.
The helmet is the invention of Arthur Lindsey, a professor of neuropsychology, who spent his career developing the device which evokes a sensation described as the presence of God. Arthur now lives in a nursing home, having suffered a sudden and catastrophic stroke at his desk. Unable to communicate or care for himself, Arthur's only remaining faculty is his mind, from which thoughts flow freely and unfettered. Arthur’s wife, Eleanor and his two adult children, Marvel and Warren struggle to move on with their lives while trying to sustain a meaningful connection to Arthur who remains frozen in his body, elusive and unavailable to them. Gene, Marvel’s boyfriend, discovers the helmet and all of Arthur's papers. His enthusiasm for Arthur’s research mystifies the family. Gene is determined to find a way to unravel this body of scientific work, certain there are clues to be discovered that would explain the mysteries of mind control, God and possibly death. Gene is convinced that Arthur understands what is said to him and they spend many hours together studying the science behind the helmet. Unbeknownst to the family, Gene’s ultimate goal is to run the experiments, so he can feel the ‘sensed presence of God’, as Arthur’s helmet promises. The God Helmet follows Arthur’s journey from trying to tackle the inherent controversy of a real God, to coming to terms with life dependent on the care and goodwill of others. And Gene’s journey, trying to find answers in Arthur’s research that will settle his mind before he must face life’s inevitable end.
Have you ever wished you could find the energy and motivation to change your habits for more than a couple of days? Do you have a goal you just can’t seem to reach, or a sense that you’re stuck? Ever felt unable to get in shape, achieve a dream, or take the next step in your career?
Our predominant experience is that we have a body, with which we work, eat, dance, make love, have pleasure. But sometimes when we are sick, tired, or in pain, our perception changes; then we experience that we are our bodies. That is the experience which Elisabeth Moltmann-Wendel explores in this unique book.