Description : This story is an attempt to touch the pulse of todays boys and girls. They spend countless hours in front of their many different games. Preteens match their skills against the latest games and machines. They use gigabytes to compete in 3-D and virtual media. They attend public, private, parochial, and religious schools where they are required to be inside most of the day. They return home to their games and begin to play. Again they are inside, defeating their games in stride. It makes you wonder if they ever go outside. Children spend so much time inside. How can they feel alive? How do they get in touch with nature other side? Todays parents dont want their children out of reach. A ten-year-old boy walking through the woods would be a security breach. I wrote this story to get parents to think. I wrote this story for preteen boys and girls to virtually link.
Description : An illuminatingly beautiful and timely oral history chronicling of the spiritual, intellectual, and artistic wisdom and expressions of African Americans. Creatively and purposely written for spiritual leaders, activists, students, and academicians, as well as creative and performing artists, readers will find this book an invaluable resource for examining and interpreting the rich storytelling traditions of Africa.
Description : In a lyrical love letter to guide dogs everywhere, a blind poet shares his delightful story of how a guide dog changed his life and helped him discover a newfound appreciation for travel and independence. Stephen Kuusisto was born legally blind—but he was also raised in the 1950s and taught to deny his blindness in order to "pass" as sighted. Stephen attended public school, rode a bike, and read books pressed right up against his nose. As an adult, he coped with his limited vision by becoming a professor in a small college town, memorizing routes for all of the places he needed to be. Then, at the age of thirty-eight, he was laid off. With no other job opportunities in his vicinity, he would have to travel to find work. This is how he found himself at Guiding Eyes, paired with a Labrador named Corky. In this vivid and lyrical memoir, Stephen Kuusisto recounts how an incredible partnership with a guide dog changed his life and the heart-stopping, wondrous adventure that began for him in midlife. Profound and deeply moving, this is a spiritual journey, the story of discovering that life with a guide dog is both a method and a state of mind.
Description : Brings together all of the writings of Northrop Frye, both published and unpublished, on the subject of Canadian literature and culture, from his early book reviews of the 1930s and 1940s through his cultural commentaries of the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
Description : Maybe once or twice in our lives, God grants us the high honor of meeting someone special-someone who walks so closely with Christ that -for the moment-we are sure that we are walking and talking with our Savior. That is what happened when many years ago God allowed my path to cross that of Marion Woods. From that first encounter, like so many others, I knew that Marion was someone very special. His love of God, his passion and compassion for God's children were so clearly evident and contagious. From then on, I have treasured each moment God has given us together. I urge our mission team members to "lean in close" to drink in every word Marion has to share with us. Likewise, I spend every free moment sitting as close as I can-drinking in every bit of wisdom, every ounce of inspiration and every drop of laughter. God grants us these rare gems only so often and I thank God for the gift of Marion Woods. Pull up a chair, sip a cup of Costa Rican coffee and be prepared to feel God's presence as Marion takes you on a walk with the Savior. Rev. Jimmy Towson Metter, Ga.- FUMC
Description : Truly touching poetry at its finest capturing life's essence and purpose. Beautiful, relatable, and exceptionally inspiring to read! A gift to the poetry world indeed!
Description : A Thousand Walks is a collection of poetry and haibun with nature as a major theme. The poems take various forms including a few haiku and tanka. There are several award-winning haibun, which are a Japanese form of literature comprising prose interspersed with haiku-like poetry, and dealing with a journey, usually in, or about, nature.
Description : This study examines the new ecological dimensions of the regional impulse in the poetry of three major, contemporary poets of the Pacific Northwest of the United States. The study opens with a survey and analysis of the discussion of a general regional aesthetic in poetry in the Northwest during the 20th century and argues that the important development visible in the regional impluse since World War II in these poets has less to do with an earlier regional aesthetic than with the elements of an ecological metaphor. strategies of expressing the metaphor within the context of their common region is explored. It is argued that in the poetry the ecological metaphor conveys a new view of the relationship between man and non-human nature, between man and place, in which man is seen as an integrated and inseparable part of the natural systems of a region. This poetic metaphor is ethical in that it voices a concern about the destruction of the natural environment, suggests a model of ecologically correct behaviour, and envisages a harmonious balance where the human and non-human meet as equals. integrity of the non-human world, the poetry tends to reject images and emblems of our contemporary industrial-technological society, and to harken back not only to earlier Romantic and Transcendental currents in poetry, but more significantly, to the vision of man's place in nature as traditionally perceived by native Americans. Finally, the study concludes with a brief survey of other Northwest poets who emphasize regional and/or ecological themes - including a glance at three prominent Northwest Native American poets - and a brief discussion of the political dimensions of this metaphor.