Mindful mending in a scientized world: With everything digitized also being scientized, the defining is a living quest. Indeed science is an alphabet of possibilities. Yes, science is safe, except when it isn´t, yet, as with Pi, the dividend is infinite. A poetry of mindful mending may fit this sending, but how snakes sidewind and sandfish swim, how early legged animals first crawled up, like a poet to his own shore, are the subtext to far beyond and more. Ecology needs new buzz words, fiercely motivating, to turn public attention toward mindful mending. Earth is our only viable hive. Swarming into action is essential. Here, in sparse rhythmic aphoristic poetry, Elihu Blotnick searches. Indeed, science is its own subject, a tool, a method, an outcome, and a guide. Those who toy with it are surprised when they draw laughs. Those who reject it do so to their peril. They limit themselves. Yet, even those who worship at its gates never arrive in its heaven. The universe is ultimately unknowable. We are cosmic miniatures and always will be. Of course, we can make fiction of the future but the universe itself is our chief critic and will have the last word, regardless. This is the author´s ultimate message, delivered in poetry that explores science in the context of language and discovery. Write real and see what happens, Elihu thought. But inspiration got the better of him: the poems are profound and prophetic. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elihu Blotnick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/140519/bk_acx0_140519_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The inspiration for the iconic film, this memoir by the father of a prodigy reflects on chess, competition, and childhood. Fred Waitzkin fell in love with chess during the Cold War–era showdown between Russian champion Boris Spassky and young American superstar Bobby Fischer. Twelve years later, Waitzkin’s own son, Joshua, discovered chess in Washington Square Park and began displaying the telltale signs of a prodigy. Soon, crowds gathered to watch the six-year-old, calling him a “Young Fischer.” An unstoppable player, little Josh was suddenly catapulted into the intense world of competitive chess. When Josh first sat down at a chessboard, he was a charming, rambunctious, rough-and-tumble child. Within weeks, he was playing the game with poise and constrained violence, as if there were a wise old man plotting moves inside him. Then, renowned coach Bruce Pandolfini discovered Josh in the park and began to refine the child’s game. In Searching for Bobby Fischer , Waitzkin recounts his journey with his son into the world of chess, from the colorful milieu of street hustlers to the international network of grandmasters. Looming large over their story is the elusive Bobby Fischer, whose mysterious disappearance from the chess world created a vacuum that would profoundly affect young Josh and his dad. Josh went on to win eight national championships before he turned twenty—but his achievements did not come without cost. In this memoir, Waitzkin explores his love and ambition for Josh, who faces pressures far beyond his years. Even as father and son travel to Moscow to watch Kasparov challenge Karpov, Waitzkin doubts his own motives: Is he pushing his son too hard? Is the game a joy to Josh, or is he just fulfilling his father’s wishes? Searching for Bobby Fischer is about more than chess. “A little gem of a book;” it is ultimately about the struggle we all face to love our families and do right by them while also setting our own paths as individuals ( The New York Times ).
Searching for Satu:Love and Death in the Land of the Midnight Sun The Harwell Press. 2nd, revised edition of work first published 1999 Alan Brunstrom
In my deepest moments of reflection, I have prayed to be sent back to that pivotal moment in time where history can be changed. Everything would be as it was, except of course I would retain the knowledge that I now possess. Cheating fate, the powers that be and the very hands of time itself, I would fly back to 1987. I would inhabit the body of the young naive kid I once was and try to contain my excitement as the view came into focus....I sat at the table, somewhat shaken by my travel through space and time and blinked as the lights of the nightclub filled my eyes. I could hear the soft, romantic music and was vaguely aware of the couples out on the dance floor. Then my heart skipped as I finally saw clearly the woman who sat across from me. *It was Ann.* I was stunned by her appearance, so much more beautiful than the faded and worn pictures in my mind. 1. Language: English. Narrator: A.G. Hayward. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/138120/bk_acx0_138120_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
First in a sizzling new series from Jennifer Probst, the USA Today best-selling author adored for her ´´fresh, fun, and sexy´´ (Romancing the Book) storytelling! In charming Verily, New York, Kate Seymour has a smashing success with Kinnections, the matchmaking service she owns with her two best girlfriends. But Kate´s more than a savvy businesswoman: She´s gifted with a secret power, a jolting touch that signals when love´s magic is at work. It rocked her when she picked up a strange volume of love spells in the town´s used bookstore...and it zapped her again when she encountered Slade Montgomery, the hot-tempered - and hot-bodied - divorce lawyer who storms into Kinnections demanding proof that playing Cupid won´t destroy his vulnerable sister, Kate´s newest client. The only way to convince this cynic that she´s no fraud, and that love is no mirage, is for Kate to meet his audacious challenge: find him his dream woman. Can Kate keep their relationship strictly business when her electrifying attraction nearly knocked her off her feet? Or has the matchmaker finally met her match? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Madeleine Maby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006534/bk_sans_006534_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Searching for Light Poetry:1. Auflage C. S. Rhee
Searching For Her Prince (Mills & Boon Silhouette):Mills & Boon Silhouette. ePub First edition Karen Rose Smith
How does the most famous woman in the world hide in plain sight? The beautiful young widow of the President of the United States thought she was free of the White House, but circumstances have forced her back into the role of First Lady. Not for long, however, because she´s made up her mind to escape -- if only for a few days -- so she can live the life of an ordinary person. All she needs is the perfect disguise . . . and she´s just found it. An entire nation is searching for her, but the First Lady is in the last place anybody would think to look: in the company of a man, an infuriatingly secretive and quietly seductive stranger whose charm, good looks, and sensuous appeal are awakening the forgotten woman within the dignitary. And with two adorable little orphaned girls in need of a family along for the ride, they´re heading out across the heartland chasing their own American Dream -- on a wild journey of love, adventure, and glorious rebirth. First Lady: A star-spangled, richly emotional story of self-discovery, celebrity, love, and family.
In 2005, Dave Chappelle left show business at the height of his fame, giving up a small fortune and the hottest new television show in many years. In so doing, he transformed from being one of the greatest comics of his generation into one of the most enigmatic ever. In Searching for Dave Chappelle, Jason Zinoman, the first comedy critic in the history of The New York Times, sorts through the myriad theories and examines what happened to this singular artist. Through extensive reporting, this audiobook tells a compelling narrative that takes listeners behind the scenes of Comedy Central, the New York comedy scene and network television. This is not just a story about Dave Chappelle, but also about race, fame and the often blurry relationship between image and reality. Chappelle’s reputation has only grown over the years and he remains one of the most influential and admired comedians alive. Just as he tip-toes back into the spotlight with a high-profile national tour, this audiobook delivers the essential analysis of his life and work. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christian Rummel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017586/bk_adbl_017586_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.