In "Reviving the American Dream in Southern California, " Lloyd Mize presents time tested, proven and easy to follow strategies for purchasing real estate, paying it off sooner, and developing sustainable wealth and lasting income. Chapters include "How to Purchase Your Home," "Why Own and What to Know," "Purchasing Investment Property," and "Health & Wellness in Real Estate" which addresses building a life of health, wealth & happiness as the foundation of owning real estate. Throughout the book, the author interweaves his own experiences with his strategies. By learning from his successes and by benefiting from his mistakes, you will accelerate your real estate wealth learning by 10 to 30 years.
Late one night, I walked on a street in Santa Fe, New Mexico, as large snow flakes swirled and settled softly upon the town. Only a few people were seen wandering aimlessly on the sidewalks and upon the deserted streets themselves. There was light from street lamps and from inside of closed shops that housed wonderful art and sculptures.
Dreams and Lives in Ottoman Istanbul explores the practices of life writing and narration of dreams in early modern Istanbul. It focuses on the prominent biographer Atai (d.1635) who presents a fascinating portrait of contested lives at a time of empire building and shows how seventeenth-century learned circles narrated dreams to assess their position in the Ottoman enterprise. The author argues that dreams provided Ottoman biographers with a means of debating an uncertain world, a world built on diverse social networks and competing world views. Through an engaging and accessible prose style, this book introduces a world where dreams changed lives, the dead appeared in broad daylight, and biographers invited their readers to the gardens of remembrance. Early modern cultural historians who work on life writing, dreams, and practices of remembrance will find Dreams and Lives in Ottoman Istanbul a timely and useful contribution. Comparative studies in economic and political life in Habsburg Spain, Safavid Iran, Mughal India and Ming China have shown the shared rhythms between these contemporaneous dynasties and the Ottomans, and there is now a strong interest in comparative approaches to examining cultural lives. In this first monograph on the early modern Ottoman dreamscape, the author aims to address this interest, engaging in a dialogue with the recent scholarship on the early modern cultural history.
At the turn of the 21st century, a significant boom in the construction of cultural buildings took saw the establishment of hundreds of performing arts centers, theaters, and museums. However, many of these cultural organizations struggled to survive after the building was completed, or, alternately, suffered mission drift as the construction project forced monetary or other considerations to be prioritized. Cultural Organizations: Building Arts Facilities in U.S. Communities examines the ways organizations planned and managed building projects during this boom, and investigates the organizational operations after projects were completed.
The book answers four fundamental questions in order to better elucidate the decision-making processes that resulted in these cultural facility projects, such as: What are the common themes present in all cultural building projects? How do leaders navigate the decision-making process they must help guide during a major building project? How can we think about cultural building projects from a systematic perspective in order to ensure flexibility and sustainability? How can leaders ensure the successful pursuit of cultural building projects?
Integrating quantitative and qualitative data with case-study evidence based on first-hand observation and in-person interviews, the authors posit that current practices in cultural building very often negatively impact both the health of individual organizations and the cultural sector as a whole. They offer evidence and analysis to highlight better practices for managing and leading cultural building ventures. This study will be meaningful to all those who are interested in sustaining and stabilizing the cultural sector and the cultural vitality of the U.S. in the decades to come.
Life Is a Dream is a play by Pedro Calderon de la Barca. First published in 1635, it is a philosophical allegory regarding the human situation and the mystery of life. Focusing on the fictional Segismundo, Prince of Poland, the play has as its central theme the conflict between free will and fate. The play remains one of Calderon's best-known and most studied works."
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